Was Iva Toguri the victim of the World War II propaganda movement?

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. Glenn’s latest book, Miracles and Massacres, is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask: Why didn’t they teach me this? 

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If heroes are people who put themselves at risk for the good of others – regardless of the consequences – then without a doubt, Iva Toguri was a hero.

Born on the Fourth of July, 1916, Iva was the first natural-born U.S. citizen in her family. Her folks had come here because they believed in the American Dream, and they were proud to pass those ideals along to their children.

Iva grew up as an all-American kid. She was a Girl Scout, a Methodist, a graduate of UCLA and, later on, a registered Republican who cast her first vote for Wendell Wilkie in his run against FDR.

When she was 25, Iva took a trip to Japan to help out a relative. While her travel papers only allowed for a one-way trip, she assumed there'd be no problem applying for a return.

She was wrong. It was December 1941.

With the U.S. suddenly embroiled in the Pacific War, Iva was stranded in Japan. When the authorities pressured her to renounce her U.S. citizenship, she flatly refused – “A tiger doesn't change his stripes,” she told them – and they responded by declaring her to be an enemy alien.

As an outcast, Iva was lucky to land any job. She worked for a time as a typist for the Japanese news, and later for Radio Tokyo. Though she was only making a few dollars a month, she still spent some of her paycheck to smuggle food and medicine to Allied POWs.

In 2006, Iva was honored by the World War II Veterans Committee for “her indomitable spirit, love of country, and the example of courage she has given her fellow Americans.” But almost 60 years earlier, after finally returning home to the country she loved, she'd been convicted by the press and imprisoned for treason by the United States government.

When you read this remarkable woman’s full story in chapter 9 of Miracles and Massacres, you'll learn an incredible truth: Iva Toguri was tried, found guilty of treason, and lived most of her life branded as a infamous war-criminal who'd never actually existed: A notorious but completely fictional villain named “Tokyo Rose.”

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."

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