Glenn to California Conservatives: Good 'requires people to stand and give it all'

Glenn was invited to speak at David Horowitz's West Coast Retreat in California over the weekend, pressing the importance of culture and American history to a large and engaged audience.

In his opening remarks, Glenn laid out exactly why culture was so important, pulling out a line from the Disneyland Prospectus he won at auction in 2010.

The Prospectus says Disneyland will be based upon and dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and hard facts that have created America. And it will be uniquely equipped to dramatize those dreams and facts and send them forth as a source of courage and inspiration to all the world.

"That is what all of us must take up and do. We have a story to tell. We have the greatest story the world has ever heard - the story of real freedom," Glenn explained.

Through the power of technology, anyone who wants to tell a story - whether through music, film, writing, etc - can do so. But Glenn stressed the importance of the story itself. He ran through tales from throughout American history, from Edison to Tokyo Rose to Woodrow Wilson, that many have never heard. He said if these stories, and the truths within them, are told in a way that connects and resonates with people, it can cause a shift in the culture and the way people think.

"Progressives are nothing more than patient communists. And so we now are building a movement that is also patient. Must be patient. Must know that we have allowed over a hundred years of damage to be done and there is much to repair," Glenn said.

After running through stories from different periods of history, Glenn admitted that it's easy to think that it's too hard to fight when things are dark - but everyone must make a choice to stand and to live.

"The good guys win in the end because good is a much more powerful force. But it requires people to stand and give it all," Glenn said.

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer won. Martin Luther King won. Gahndi won. Jesus won," he added.

He encouraged people to think back to 1940s Germany. While that may have been one of the world's darkest hours, people chose to stand up and fight back against Hitler and the Nazis. Just a few years later, the nation of Israel was founded. Could anyone have seen that coming when Hitler was rising to power and extinguishing the lives of million of Jews in Europe?

"Stand back and watch the awesome power of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob," Glenn said.

But it's not easy to stand. It requires you to know who you are and what you believe, and it requires you to be an example to others. To paraphrase 'Star Wars', it's easy to give into the Dark Side. Glenn told a personal story of his own internal battles between love and hatred.

"One day I was facing a really tough day and I had two ways to go. I could let my political foes have it and I could smear them, or I could let them continue to do what they were doing and I could let that battle be fought by a power far greater than me and believe in Divine Providence and not become someone I despised. But it was very hard and it would have been a very easy win."

In order to stay focused on the right path, Glenn carried a compass that George Washington used during his time as a surveyor and repeated the mantra "Stay true, just get through it." While he was holding the compass, he found a thumbprint that he believes came from George Washington, and he imagined Washington rubbing the same compass and repeating the same mantra as he faced his own struggles.

"Stay true just get through it."

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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