Where does the Tea Party fall on the ‘Movement Action Plan’?

Looking at what happened this week in Mississippi and what is happening in Washington D.C. on a daily basis, it is easy to become frustrated and discouraged. On radio this morning, Glenn revisited liberal activist Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan to get a better sense of where the Tea Party and conservative movement currently fall on the social movement scale.

“So what we are talking about here: This is the cycle of a political or social revolution," Glenn said. "All social and political revolutions go through the same steps, and it really is dependent on: Have you done all of these steps, and do you hold on to the very end… So have we done all these steps?”

Below are the eight steps:

1. Normal Times

2. Prove failure of normal institutions

3. Ripening conditions

4. Take off

5. Perception of failure

6. Majority public opinion

7. Success

8. Continuing the struggle

Get a further breakdown of each step HERE.

Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that step four, “take off,” happened in the lead up to the 2010 midterm elections when the Tea Party really made a name for itself. At this point, it would appear as though the Tea Party is currently hovering around step five.

“Five is, I believe, where we kind of are now… perception of failure. You can really statistically look at this and see we have knocked 20 points off the average Senate incumbent in the Republican Party the last ten years,” Stu explained. “When Thad Cochran used to run, he would get 80 or 90% of the vote with no serious competition whatsoever. Now he has to go to liberal Democrats and tell them that if they vote for him… That is not the sign of a healthy movement that's triumphant over the insurgency, politically, of the Tea Party. That is a sign of a desperate party, barely clinging onto power.”

Glenn agreed that we are very much at step five where it feels like all is lost. Remarkably, step six involves mass acceptance, which may seem like a large leap to make, but it isn’t all that unlikely.

“We are looking at it and saying, ‘Okay, so we feel like we are losing,’ but the next one is mass acceptance,” Glenn said. “And how that mass acceptance is going to happen is by – this is very hopeful of me – doing the things that we are now saying to do. Be righteous. Be good. Be decent. Be kind. Be generous. Be chartable. Be seen doing these things. Take out the beam in your own eye. “

If we are going to win, we are going to have to stand firm on principle but reconsider our strategy.

“If we are doing those things, that doesn't mean be weak on the truth. It means stand in the truth, but do it with kindness and righteousness,” Glenn said. “I am beginning to understand George Washington in a very personal way… He knew we'd never win unless we are righteous, unless we are doing… things of merit.”

“Don't give up,” he continued. “Change your strategy – not your policies, not your principles, but your strategy.”

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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