Glenn: "We are enslaving ourselves"

On GBTV tonight, Glenn laid out four key ways in which the American people were start to enslave themselves: 1) slave to a master 2) slave to debt 3) slave to illiteracy and 4) slave to ignorance. While some of these concepts are well known, there are ways in which people across the world are allowing themselves to succumb to slavery.

Take, for example, the slave to a master. This is by far the most well known and while in the past this was a person enslaved to a plantation, Glenn pointed out today that there are people caught up in sex trade and those caught up in migrant labor. And rather than go after the companies that employ illegal workers and the politicians who refuse to enforce the border and emphasize legal immigration, the average American is left footing the bill as the administration circumvents Congress and decides to not deport illegal immigrants.

Glenn then moved onto "slave to debt", noting that the government is currently $16 Trillion in debt.

"The over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities? Good luck. They've racked up a debt of over $50,000 per person in the United States. That's up over $15,000 per person since Obama took office," Glenn explained.

"So we know how bad they suck. But what about you? 43% of American households spend more than they take in each year. The average American will spend $600,000 on interest over their lifetime. We have an average of $25,000 on college loans and $6,472 on credit cards. That's the average," he added.

Glenn said that people in debt usually are forced to make tough and often horrible choices - like a woman who resorts to stripping to pay her way through medical school.

And the worst thing is that people are doing it to themselves. Rather than live on a budget, the American people are spending more than they take in every month, and if they are going to break free they have to stop.

He then moved on to #3 Slave to Illiteracy.

Glenn said that African Americans weren't allowed to read during slavery because the owners knew the more educated they were and the more they could read and write, the better chance they had at becoming free.

"Today our schools are failing us. America is one of the top spenders on education - $2 trillion in the last 44 years - but when it comes to results, we're not getting the payoff," Glenn said.

"Out of 34 civilized countries, American kids rank 25th in math, 14th in reading, and 17th in science," Glenn said.

And despite these statistics, no one is actually trying to fix the problems and education reform falls underneath the crushing weight of progressive policies and the might of the teacher's unions.

And finally, Glenn discussed the fourth way we are enslaving ourselves - the slavery to ignorance.

"How many friends do you know who don't pay attention to the news whatsoever? They couldn't tell you what's going on in Greece or the EU. They think QE3 is a game show or an english boat? Have no idea who George Soros is. If you don't know what's going on - guess what? Someone else is going to be making all the decisions for you," Glenn said.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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