Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

Glenn’s latest book, Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America, will be available online and in bookstores everywhere tomorrow, and on radio this morning, Glenn read a brief excerpt from the chapter devoted to the Battle of Athens.

It was Athens, Tennessee, August 1st, 1946. The war was over. The boys were home. At 9:00 at night Bill White stood across from the McKean County jail, and the red brick fortress that was now protecting 60 deputies. Wendy Wise and Paul Cantrell, names Americans will soon forget, but it's what Paul and Wendy had that the 60 deputies that were on the take were protecting in that fortress. They were the ballot boxes. If they were counted fairly, Cantrell and his political machine, his mob of thugs and thieves would fall in spectacular fashion.

Bill White was standing in the dark. He called out again, “Bring out the damn ballot boxes." The silence was broken by the unmistakable locking sound of a shotgun barrel's snapping into his handle. "Go to hell," shouted a deputy, who then aimed his weapon into the crowd and pulled the trigger. The blast echoed down White Street past the Dixie Cafe, past the county courthouse and beyond. Glass windows shattered and sparks punctuated the darkness. Bill White fired both cartridges from his double barrel shotgun, emptied the rounds in his rifle, and then shot his pistol until there weren't any bullets remaining. He then reloaded all three weapons and repeated the cycle. "One more time. One more damn time I have to fight for what's right." The Battle of Athens had begun.

“This is one of the stories that I believe I have been trying to, quite honestly, When we are not spending our money on just trying to stabilize the news and everything else, I am going to make this into a miniseries: the Battle of Athens. It is a story that needs to be told,” Glenn said. “When I first brought it to the attention of everybody on my staff, it took me about 40 minutes to tell [the story]… When we finished, I said, ‘You want to know why they are trying to make sure that our veterans are discredited? You want to know for sure why they are doing everything they can to get the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens?’ It's called the Battle of Athens. You want to know why you've never heard of the Battle of Athens? Read the story and find the power with inside of you. It is absolutely one of the most important stories in American history – from the last hundred years – and you never heard of it.”

Sharing the little-known stories of history was Glenn’s primary motivation for putting Miracles and Massacres together. The book is a compilation of 12 events in U.S. history, presented in a way that is both truthful and thrilling.

“We are going to tell stories, true stories, amazing stories, and stories that uplift and educate. Tomorrow, Miracles and Massacres comes out. The first story starts in 1781 and the last story is 2001. And they are 12 stories that I thought captured the essence of who we are, both good and bad,” Glenn explained. “What we did in our country, what we allowed to happen, what we've turned a blind eye to will blow your mind. And I don't mean just the bad things. I mean the miracles as well. We no longer accept that miracles have happened in our country, and I'm telling you now that miracles are what built this country. And if we don't learn from our mistakes, if we gloss over the massacres and then we dismiss the miracles, there's no chance of putting this country back together. None.”

You can purchase your copy of Miracle and Massacres HERE.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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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