How divided is the country?

We are constantly being told that, right now, America is more divided than it has been in over a hundred years. But is that really accurate? Or are Americans being divided now more than ever from the people controlling the conversation like politicians and the media?

"Don't most of us believe that we're divided about 50/50 here in this country? And there's 50% of us who pretty much have made up our mind?" Pat asked.

"I don't think we are," Glenn responded.

It is Glenn's belief not that the America people are divided 50/50, but that they have been convinced we are divided 50/50.

"I think we are actually 60/40, 70/30, if the truth were told," he said.

There aren't any sources answering the questions about all of the news going on around the world that the American people trust.

"If there was a real arbiter of real information that people trusted, I think it would be 70/30," he added.

To that point, Glenn is accurate. Stu pointed out that polling consistently shows that America is a center right country.

"We're about 40% conservative, 20% liberal, with the rest in-between," Stu said, "which indicates that if people had the information that was accurate that's the prism they would see the issues through."

Why are Americans voting for politicians like Barack Obama if that is the case? They're being convinced that it's people like Obama and the Democrats that are "the mainstream".

They're not.

Glenn used the example of the Koch Brothers, who have been painted as evil villains by the media and the Obama Administration. Even most people on the right are under the assumption that they're all for the GOP.

Not the case.

In August, Politco published an article that gave a little more insight on David Koch and his stance on many social issues.

"They're libertarians," Glenn told listeners, "real libertarians. They're for gay marriage, they're for abortion, they're for all of that stuff. How are they being painted as the GOP?"

"They're liberal on social issues, and conservative on financial ones," Pat added.

But that's not how they're painted in the public eye. Glenn compared their stances on a lot of issues to those of Occupy Wall Street.

"You get a lot of people from Occupy Wall Street going, "You know what, we probably shouldn't be spending so much money"," Glenn said.

So how is it that the Koch brothers, who are pro-choice, for gay marriage, and lean left on many social issues, are being labeled as shills for the GOP?

"Because you're not being told the truth," Glenn told listeners.

Only 8% of Americans say that they trust the media - the lowest polling number for the media in history.

"I think they have that right," Glenn added. "8%… you're out of business. Soon media, you're out of business - soon."

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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