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On GBTV tonight, Glenn revealed the final piece of the solution to fix the country - create! He didn't just discuss the immorality and filth in the current culture, but also the reaction for people of values and faith to just run away and withdraw from the culture rather than to create something different. So he came up with a solution - one that involves him working with artists and musicians in aggressively pushing back with messages of hope and goodness. And, most importantly, he encouraged viewers to join him, not as passive observers but as active artists and creators in whatever way they could.
“America has always been about creating and doing,” Glenn said as welcomed people to the final night of special shows focusing on fixing the country.
Taking a break from the news of the day, Glenn chose to instead reflect on the history of American ingenuity to start the show. He ran through some of the incredible American inventions – focusing on everything from Edison and the Kinetoscope to the iPad.
“Edison saw the good in the invention. He was an amazing man -- he never stopped thinking and trying -- no matter how preposterous the idea seemed. For example, he actually tried to make concrete furniture such as beds and chairs. Even concrete pianos. Needless to say that one didn't work out, and neither did his 'mechanical cigar'. But that didn't stop him. He once said, ‘I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.’ He just kept creating, and sometimes he got it right.”
“He's also is the first to record the human voice,” Glenn said.
And since Edison, the world has now gotten to the point where the iPad can access and play music without wires from anywhere there are cell towers. Glenn’s concern, however, was what content and music and art was now out there in the culture that could be consumed on this technology.
“While our technology has progressed, our culture has regressed,” he said.
WATCH him explain the cultural problems below:
Glenn talked about how many of the Billboard Top 100 songs have title like “F**k You” and “S&M”, while shows like Glee feature high school kids dancing in lingerie. Meanwhile, shows that talk about God, faith, and family have been left behind, and the very few that remain are treated like jokes. Glenn even discussed his own professional difficulty discussing faith and the risks he has faced because of it.
“I've actually lost (radio) affiliates because they say I talk about God,” he said.
But how do you push back against the current path of popular culture?
“It's everywhere. You know it and I know it. Teens engaging casual sex. Violence. Profanity. Nudity. We know the problem, it's not hard to miss,” Glenn said.
And what is the typical response of conservatives? They complain about it and threaten to throw the TV out. But they don’t actually try to change it, in fact they have given up in a lot of ways.
“This is the one area where we've abandoned our entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of being like Edison and trying 10,000 ways to be part of the solution we just throw our hands up in the air and wave the white flag,” he said.
“We're against something instead of being for something. And meanwhile, artists are thrust into a toxic atmosphere where if they aren't willing to live on the cutting edge of culture and create filth you don't get a job.”
“Why are we just giving the culture over to those who seek to promote filth? Why are we just complaining about it? How about we do something about it. Yes! That's what we are going to do here. Create.”
“Right now our idea on culture is 'It's bad. I don't like it, it's not good for myself or my children'. And we distance ourselves from it. That doesn't create anything. America moves forward when people are creating,” Glenn said.
Meanwhile politicians, the studios, the networks, the record industries are working with outdated systems that don’t work and are doing everything they can to punish small businesses and punish the creators, but Glenn promised that is about to change.
“This day is the biggest challenge of all four and arguably the most important,” he said.
Glenn said, “Creation is what moves us. It's what informs us. It's what motivates us. In many ways it's who we are. That's why the Marxists of the early 20th century laid out a detailed action plan to change culture. You can change the way people perceive things and the way they act. We know this is true because we've seen it happen in our own lifetime, right before our eyes in real time.”
Does Glenn expect people to go out and buy a studio and start making TV shows and movies? No. But Glenn wants everyone to recognize how they are creators.
Now, Glenn admits that he had a slightly different plan in store for tonight’s show, one that will be revealed soon, and that lawyers and studios and more stopped him from being able to execute it as planned. However, he did want to give viewers an hint at what he was doing to push back on the current status of our culture.
He discussed his plans to find musicians who had a message that celebrates faith and American values rather than some of the filth that is out there currently. He also discussed plans to get involved with films and how he and his team were developing new systems to create media outside of Hollywood and New York.
He explains below:
And he also introduced the first artist, Kalai, who would be performing at Restoring Love:
Stay tuned to GBTV for more on Glenn’s plans for taking back the culture in the weeks ahead.