The band Glenn Beck told his staff they have to listen to

Glenn has been saying for a long time that in order to change the world, you have to focus on the culture. Politics is really a symptom of what is happening in the culture. From TV to movies to music, culture shapes hearts and minds in a way that news and politics never will. It has the power to inspire people to hope, to dream, to serve, and to create. That's why Glenn has dedicated so much of his time on air and on the road to sharing some of the music, film, and stories that are inspiring him. Today, he introduced listener to a new band he has been listening to: Ásgeir.

Glenn explained that a friend of him a few songs by Ásgeir, and Icelandic musician, and they have been discussing why Ásgeir and a number of other Icelandic musical acts have started to appear.

"I've been thinking about it and my first response was, it had a collapse, maybe people are finding art. You know, they're finding something meaningful in their life. And so whether that's poetry or whatever, people when they collapse, they find themselves," Glenn explained.

Glenn read the lyrics from the song "Was There Nothing?"

Was there nothing but the hush of night?

Had a boat. Don’t remember where.

Did you flee from what was said and seen?

Truth’s not true under the light of lies.

Raise your sword and shield.

Was there more than just the prose of night?

Had a grave. Don’t remember where.

Beaten down, now I lift up my prayer.

Broken promises have set the snare.

Both sincere and not.

Was there nothing but the blessed night?

Had some gold. Don’t remember where.

When does faith lift up its head so high?

Oh my Lord, won’t you please tell me why?

Faith bestows power.

Was there nothing but the hush of night?

Had a treasure, but I don’t know where.

Did you flee from what was said and seen?

Yes, the good was not without the bad.

Raise your sword and shield.

Yes, the good was not without the bad.

Raise up your sword and shield.

"Could it be that this is a song about, you know -- I had a boat, I had some gold, I had some treasure. But it's gone. Kind of liking you know, you're gonna bury you're treasure, you're gonna bury your gold and you'll be gone an hour and it will be gone. And that's exactly what happened in Iceland," Glenn said.

"And really Iceland is the lesson for the United States and the lesson for us on how fast it can collapse. Was it that we make? Most of our life in the United States is supported by international banking. Remember, we're going to be the banks and the managers of the rest of the world. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. How did that work out for Iceland? What happens when things collapse? People will say that -- that it's bad. Yes, it is. Yes, it is."

However, Glenn said things like collapse can also make you stronger. In other words, the "good was not without the bad."

During a meeting with his creative team yesterday, Glenn said that he has been listening more and more to Ásgeir in recent days, and encouraged them to take a listen to see where he was at creatively.

Take a listen to some of his music below:

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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