Incredible Charlie Chaplin audio: The Great Dictator

Glenn opened the radio program this morning with Charlie Chaplin’s infamous final speech from the 1940 film ‘The Great Dictator’ that excoriates the principles of big government. The speech was certainly brave at the time because Americans were being sold, through FDR and others, the idea that bigger, more powerful government was the solution to their problems.

“I want to start where no show in America would ever start,” Glenn said. “A little Charlie Chaplin.”

“That's Charlie Chaplin at his best. Charlie Chaplin, at a time when the world was coming undone in 1939, films this,” Glenn said in reaction to the clip. “When no one in America really wants to face what's going on in Germany. And he mocks the dictator. He mocks Adolf Hitler. And gives perhaps one of the best speeches and one of the best film performances I have ever seen – and definitely the bravest of the day.”

That’s not to say the speech was not without its problems though.

“The only problem with this is at the very end it goes awry,” Glenn continued. “He starts to talk about progress. And its spirit is right, but you can see the touch again of the day. What's changed from the 1940's to today, we have a chance in the first time, in 110, 115 years, we have the chance to rid ourselves of this idea that fascism or fascism-light, a dictatorship, a collective that rules over every one else, is a good idea.”

In order to stay in power, progressive leaders are forced to marginalize the principles of individual liberty and freedom. These so-called leaders say those values are old-fashioned. Truth be told, they are not, and freedom has spread around the world because of the technological advances of the 20th century.

“They say we live in the past. We don't live in the past. We believe man should be free. That is an eternal principle, something that happens in the past, happens in the future, and happens in all time. Man was born to be free and follow the dictates of his own spirit. That's not an old dusty idea. That is an idea that has just become a reality for the entire world because of technology,” Glenn said. “He talks about because of radio and the motion picture, we now can be brought together. Because of radio, he says, millions can hear my voice. But he, in this speech, on freedom, he is even saying because of radio, millions can hear my voice, for the first time in human history. Millions, if not billions can hear every voice. Because of technology and the Internet, the smallest voice on the planet can be heard all around the world. And that is what they fear the most… We’re entering an age again of collectivism, and we've seen what collectivism does over and over again.”

Glenn then made a bold declaration: Don’t ever let anyone tell you the United States is over. In fact, in Glenn’s opinion, our country is not over, it has actually just begun. Why?

“For the last 110 years, no one really understood, nor did they pay attention to what was really happening. The progressives said, ‘We are communists. We agree with the communist ideals, but we don't agree with revolution. We're Americans and we don't agree with revolution.’ That was the difference… And we forgot and we didn't listen. And they wormed their way into our universities,” Glenn said. “When our own president, Woodrow Wilson said, ‘Finally, the people of Russia can truly be free,’ the world celebrated and the people who understood liberty went to sleep. They started to believe that some sort of authoritarian rule is better than true freedom.”

We may have fallen asleep, but we have now woken up. As Glenn explained, we have done our homework, and we now understand who these people are and what their end goal is. Eight years ago, under the Bush Administration, Glenn did not fully understand the scope of progressive movement and its influence. He did not realize that the Bush Administration’s policies were part of the problem. But he has woken up and so have you.

“You did your own homework,” Glenn said. “You realized, ‘Oh my gosh, everything that I thought I believed is wrong. Everything I thought I knew is wrong.’ You had courage.”

“The only things worth saying are the things that nobody will say. Those people that knew we were corrupt and we were on the wrong path. Those were the people ringing the bell. ‘You cannot do the Patriot Act because it will turn into something.’ And the rest of us were stupid. And the rest of us said, ‘No, we trust that guy.’ We were foolish,” Glenn admitted. “The United States of America, eight years ago could have been destroyed because we didn't know what it was, and we didn't know what the real disease was. We didn't know what the problem was. We didn't know how we lost liberty. We didn't even know what real liberty was. We were slaves under the state and we didn't even know it.”

The way Glenn sees it, we are on the eve of destruction – but we are also on the eve of a rebirth.

“We're on the eve of destruction. This country is about to be destroyed in this way: The progressive, utopian, collective, socialist state of America is going to be destroyed. It will be destroyed,” Glenn said. “[But] your country is about to be reborn. It's not destroyed. It's not going to look anything like it looks now. It's not.”

“It's going to be a lot of work. Our life is going to change. Our country is going to change,” he continued. “But God didn't have anyone to entrust the country to until now. It couldn't destroy itself because there weren't millions of Americans all around the country that understood where we went wrong, so they could never put it back together again,” he continued. “Don't you ever, ever, ever say things that are not true like, ‘the United States of America is over,’ because the United States of America is about to be reborn. It was over 110 years ago. We're on the verge of finding it again.”

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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