Past Glenn warns Future Glenn: Stay out the Bushes!

Another possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate is emerging — a candidate that could react a very "retro" feel during the election. It was widely reported yesterday that former president George W. Bush is encouraging his brother, Jeb, to hit the campaign trail.

Clinton vs. Bush, 2016? …Lord help us.

Being the forward thinker that he is, Glenn wanted to be prepared for this scenario come election time. Once the machine (aka the GOP) destroys all of the legitimately conservative candidates — you know, the ones that would make real changes in the system — Glenn wanted to have something in the archives that would help keep him from going down the desperate "he's not that bad…" path.

Here's what you can expect to hear in three years when you're scratching your head wondering what in the heck happened to all of the good candidates:

"Glenn, it's me Glenn from the past, and this is you before the machine really turned on.  And I know you're thinking right now, 'there's no way we can have Clinton win.  There's no way -- I mean we can't have because it will be awful.  It will be a disaster.'  I know you're thinking right now 'we have to have Jeb in because Jeb is going to be able to get it done.'  And I know you've had every other opportunity, and they've all fallen by wayside.  You've got to vote for him because he's the candidate, and there's no other choice. Glenn,  This is you from the past, don't do it.  Vote for a toothbrush if you have to.  Don't do it.  You've been played."

"I can't imagine Jeb winning the Republican nomination," Pat said skeptically after hearing the audio.

Stu had two words for him: John McCain.

Not only will he win the nomination, Glenn began to explain, but he'll pick someone like Marco Rubio to be his running mate. A candidate we all thought was a real constitutional conservative, but kind of sold out to the party. But because Jeb is so horrible, Marco Rubio will be magical.

Who's excited to start campaigning for the guy who has been leaning the way on Common Core? …that's not the most depressing part of this, unfortunately. Stu made sure to point out that 2016 is three years away.

That's three more years of Barack Obama in the White House.

Happy Thursday!

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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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