Glenn: The light went on for me this weekend

For a number of weeks now, Glenn has been quite open about the internal struggle he has been facing. On radio this morning, Glenn shared why “the light went on” for him this weekend after spending time with a friend of his who simultaneously called him the “smartest” and “dumbest” man he has ever met.

Composer Clyde Bawden has been instrumental (pun intended) in more ways than one for Glenn over the last few years. While Glenn and Clyde have collaborated on many projects professionally, Clyde’s music has also been a very important part of Glenn’s personal life.

“I probably have listened to his music more than even Michael Bublé's music, and he has really helped me. It's funny,” Glenn said. “It may be the little way that you feel about me sometimes. My voice has been there. Whatever you're feeling or going through, I've kind of been there with you in a way. That's the way I feel about Clyde. He doesn't know it, but his music has been there with me.”

Clyde was in Dallas over the weekend visiting a friend, and he ended up coming over to Glenn’s home and playing the piano for a few hours as Glenn wrote. It was about 1 o’clock in the morning when Glenn finally closed his notebook, and Clyde asked to hear what Glenn had written. Glenn shared a portion the “plea” he had authored this morning:

I know you are trying to tell me, but I'm having a hard time understanding. I can see patterns, but I'm really not good at seeing things that haven't been seen yet. I see a work ahead, I see sorrow, I see joy, but I don't understand it. I hear your call to love. Help me understand. Help me see your footsteps. I will go where you want me to go.

Sensing the struggle in Glenn’s words, Clyde asked what Glenn was so conflicted about. Upon hearing his answer, Clyde called Glenn on of “the smartest” and “the dumbest” guys he had ever met. He then asked Glenn a very pointed question: What do you worship?

Glenn responded that he worships God, to which Clyde asked why.

“His attributes. I worship him because of love and compassion and kindness and charity, truth, hope, all of that. He shows it to me. That's who he is. I want to be more like that. I want that in my life and that's why. That's why,” Glenn explained. “[Clyde] said, ‘Glenn, He's not giving you a job. He's not telling you what to do for a living or how to do your job. He's telling you how to live your life, and he's expecting more from you now.”

Reflecting on his newfound purpose, Glenn said that he began to ponder the life and actions of Jesus.

“I wrote down yesterday on the plane these words: What did Jesus do? All he did was empower people. That's all he did, empower people, period. He never worried about politics. He never worried about the economy. He never worried about his popularity. He never worried about his business. He never worried about any of that crap. None of it,” Glenn said. “He loved his enemy. He taught truth. He lived it every second of the day. He helped others live to be more peaceful. He empowered others: Greater things will you do. He only said the things that he had heard his dad say. He comforted. He lifted up. He mourned. He healed. And that caused a revolution? Yes.”

When Glenn began to piece together his conversation with Clyde alongside everything he was been praying about for the last several months, a sense of clarity arose.

"Gosh, when I'm saying these things out loud, they seem so obvious, and I know I've danced around them,” Glenn explained. “And I told my wife, ‘A bigger change is coming in my life than what happened to me in 2000 when we got married and I got baptized. A bigger change is coming and it's for the good, but it's going to be hard.”

Glenn invited the audience to come along with him on this journey of rediscovery.

“I'm going to try to do some things in my life, and if you want to come along with me, great. If you don't, great," Glenn concluded. "But I think by changing our lives, we'll change the world. And it's the only revolution that can be won. And it's the only one that matters. A little more on this tonight and the coming days because boy, the lights just turned on for me this weekend.”

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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