Why is The Pope retiring? Glenn has a theory

I have a theory about why The Pope is resigning, something that has not happened since the 1400s. And it may be just as simple as he wants, you know, he wants to do the right thing because he's, you know, he's incapacitated or, you know, he's, you know, too old or whatever. However, I mean, how many peeps have we seen ‑‑ and I don't mean this to be offensive at all, but how many popes have we seen in our lifetime that are, at the end they're just, you ‑‑ I mean, they're gone. I mean, a lifetime appointment is a, you know ‑‑ we've seen it over and over again. So maybe he's just different. Maybe he just understands the times that we're living in and he feels like somebody who really is energetic, needs to be there. So it may be that.

However, when I was over in Rome last January, a year ago January I think it was, I was there and what I witnessed was a stacking of the court. When they were appointing new cardinals, what they were do ‑‑ what The Pope was doing was stacking the cardinals, and he was appointing really conservative, old‑line Catholics as cardinals. And so we were ‑‑ I mean, we were witnessing history. I don't know of any pope that has done this. And the reason why he was doing it was because that way it would help him select his successor and it would give a good chance that he was going to be the guy ‑‑ I mean that he ‑‑ the guy who replaced him would carry on his work. That's what the speculation was, you know, when I was at the Vatican, that's what they were all talking about, that that's what was going on and you're witnessing history. And I've not heard anybody really talk about that. I think there's a chance now that this Pope now knows, because all these cardinals are old too. "I might, I might linger on here for another ten years and right now I have the court packed. And if I release myself from this now, I know that I'll be able to get in, even though he doesn't have anything to influence it, he's already done it. He's selected all the people who voted. And I think he's trying to get the next successor to be somebody who is conservative and he thinks the best chance to do that is now. Because I think the speculation that this black pope from Africa, they keep holding him up and everybody's like, "Hey, he's going to be the next pope," I think that that is a ruse. I think that's being done by those Catholics who are also in the Vatican who he's at war with, holding him ‑‑ holding this guy up and trying to create momentum for him. Because he's a socialist. He's a real diehard socialist kind of Marxist guy.

He's a Marxist through and through, which is not what this Pope is. And that's who he's been at war with the whole time. I think that's a ruse to try to get public sentiment to accept that this Marxist is going to be the next pope. And I think this Pope is out because he stacked the deck.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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