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."

Watch the full speech below:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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