"Witness the Third Great Awakening!" - Glenn Beck brings the movement of peace and freedom into a new age

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On July 28th, over forty thousand people came from across the country to Dallas, TX to participate in the Restoring Love event. The slate of activities over three days included the conservative conference FreePAC, an evening of religious speakers at “Under God: Indivisible”, and the unprecedented “Day of Service” where attendees went out in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area to serve their fellow man. Mercury One, the charity organization that organized the week of activities, also loaded up over a dozen tractor trailers with food to be sent out to cities in need across the country. All of these events culminated in Saturday’s main event at Cowboys Stadium, an evening of music, history and inspiration that celebrated the service done over the week as well as what attendees could do to take these lessons back to their community in order to restore America.

The evening was marked by a shift in format and tone for Glenn. It was something he had never done before, and something that most were probably not expecting. His speech was spoken word, with music performances between each speech. Glenn was accompanied by composer Clyde Bawden.

The evening opened with a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by Alex Boye, and soon Glenn was on stage welcoming the crowd.

“I wanted to tell you how we got here. Because when it started I didn’t know,” he told them.

He proceeded to run through the past three summers, reflecting on how the Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage, and Restoring Love events all fit together.

“To have honor, you must be true to God. Our rally in Washington was about prayer. To have honor, you must have faith,” he explained.

“Courage is critical if you want truth. We went to Israel because they have courage,” he explained.

He then turned to the night’s Restoring Love event.

“What is Love? It’s not just hugs and kisses. Love is service. Love is charity. To restore our purpose as a nation. To remember who we are. America is great because Americans are good. We don’t need somebody else to tell us how to give charity, how to show love. We know. We will be the shelter from the storm, so they won’t be alone.”

His opening remarks were followed by Matt Maher’s performance of “Hold Us Together”, the theme song for the event.

For two hours, Glenn spoke with musical performances woven in between his remarks. He spoke about the importance of history, of faith, and reconnecting with the past. He brought out historical documents and artifacts, including an exact replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia and the color study of Arnold Friberg’s “Prayer at Valley Forge”.

And while it would be hard to top some of the amazing history that Glenn showcased during the event, the real highlight of the evening was the celebration of Friday’s “Day of Service” event.

After a moving montage of photos from the event accompanied by Rebecca Pfortmiller’s performance of “Look for the Silver Lining,” Glen took the stage for his keynote speech.

Read the full speech HERE

Anyone expecting a political rant or attacks against the administration would have been disappointed with the message Glenn delivered to his loyal fans.

The speech was in many ways the culmination of the new direction Glenn had taken since leaving mainstream cable news last year. Rather than rally the audience against something, Glenn advocated that they be for something. He called for them to reconnect with history, to go out and create art and music, and most importantly to serve their fellow man.

“Doesn’t it feel good to do the work? Just stop whining and roll up your sleeves!” he said.

“One million meals have just left the stadium. We’re feeding the hungry in 11 cities. There are churches that can worship again when it rains because we – YOU – put a roof up,” he said.

As Clyde Bawden played underneath his words, Glenn turned his attention to the culture.

“This whole event is about you. We did this for you. It’s about what you watch on TV it’s about your music, movies and school. It’s about your America, the America we are building for you. Right now,” he told the audience.

The focus on building America was a major theme in the speech, as he spoke of America as an inheritance, one that has to be understood, respected, cherished, and invested.

“The America we have today is what someone else created for us. We inherited America - this America - from our parents and grandparents.

“What we have, they built,” he said.

“We can’t be blamed for what they did wrong. And we can’t take credit for what they did right.”

“We didn’t fight their wars. We didn’t march with them. We didn’t build the schools. That was done for us. And we will do that for our children. That’s how an inheritance works.”

“You can’t control what you get from your parents, but you can shape what you leave behind. If you get an inheritance you can improve on it, or you can spend it.”

He continued, “We don’t have to spend our inheritance. We can build on it. Invest it. Improve it. Make it bigger and better. That’s your choice. It’s our choice. Our inheritance is America.”

Glenn charged the audience with a mission: to commit to making America better than it is today and to improve on the inheritance passed down to the next generation.

“Every generation of America faces this challenge,” Glenn told the audience. “Those who have failed, failed because they waited for someone else to act.”

Glenn said people need to make a choice: are you an American who liked to be pushed, or an American who wants to push themselves.

“I think there are two kinds of Americans. Those who like to be pushed. And those who push themselves. Those who see our problems and refuse to see our blessings. And those who see our problems as our blessings,” he explained.

Glenn spoke of men throughout history who have been Americans that “pushed themselves”. Men like Lincoln, Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

He also spoke of baseball player Honus Wagner, who didn’t smoke and when a cigarette ad was placed on his baseball card, he stopped production because he didn’t want kids buying cigarettes to get his card.

“He didn’t want his name next to something he opposed,” Glenn said. “He refused to bend.

As he came to a close, Glenn spoke of Americans willingness and desire to help one another, if only given the opportunity without regulatory interference.

“We are not a selfish people. We are selfless. You are the living proof of this. You are living proof that Americans are good. Americans are still people of action. Americans want freedom. Americans want justice. We want love.”

“And here’s the thing: There are millions of you. Millions just like you. Millions ready to act. Ready to take up the struggle. Ready to commit, to activate, to live it, to create and to restore love to America.”

“We will not let go. We will not give up,” Glenn said.

“I know this: America is not done.”

“And if you are watching this broadcast in a distant foreign land and looking for American weakness. Looking for surrender. Look at this crowd! And know that we are putting you on notice.”

“Witness the Third Great Awakening! Your time has passed, and our time has just begun!”

“Let this be the beginning. Commit and declare it for all to hear. For those who count us out - are counting on one weekend of action, one weekend of speeches, one weekend, one day - let this be the first of many.”

“It’s not over. We have not yet begun to restore ourselves and reclaim our country.”

Glenn closed the speech reading from the Gettysburg address:

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

“That is our charge. That is our duty. That is our blessing,” Glenn said. “With malice toward none and charity toward all.”

“Let us tonight restore love - for love will hold us together. Love will make us a shelter from the storm. I will be my brother’s keeper.”

“The world will know once again that they are not alone. The Americans again have arrived. With honor, courage, and love.”

As he ended his speech, Glenn was joined on stage by all of the evenings performers: Alex Boye, Kalai, Kevin Kern, Kari Jobe, Kim Harley, Clyde Bawden and Matt Maher for an explosive reprise of “Hold Us Together”.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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