You might be surprised to learn Scotland is not the only place in Europe looking for independence

On Thursday, the Scottish people voted against independence, preserving its 307-year-old union with England. 84% of the 4.2 million people who had registered to vote showed up at the polls. Ultimately, the independence referendum was defeated by a 55 percent to 44 percent margin.

As it turns out, Scotland isn’t the only European territory itching for independence. On Friday’s radio program, Glenn ran through some of the other cities/provinces looking to break free.

“Well, I will tell you, there are other places that are going to try for independence now,” Glenn said before running through a list of eight places in Europe that could push for independence next.

According to the Washington Post, both Venice and South Tyrol are looking to separate from Italy; Catalonia and the Basque region want to cut ties with Spain; the Faroe Islands have considered seeking independence from Denmark; Corsica wants to break free of France; Flanders could soon leave Belgium control; and Bavaria would like autonomy from Germany.

The Post also references “other regions” that have independence movements including: Wales, Cornwall, Northern Ireland (The United Kingdom), Galicia, Aragon (Spain), Silesia (Poland), Frisia (Netherlands, Germany), Sardinia (Italy), Brittany, Occitania, Alsace, Savoy (France), and Aaland (Finland).

Glenn and Pat were particularly surprised to learn about the Venetian quest for independence from Italy.

“I had no idea,” Glenn said. “[In March], 89% of Venetians voted for independence on an online petition.”

The motive behind the split is not cultural but economic. The Post reports northern Italy is responsible for two-thirds of Italy’s GDP.

“They're responsible for two-thirds of the GDP of Italy in the north,” Pat said, “and so they're like, ‘We are supporting and producing for the whole country, and yet we're paying the same taxes and being taken advantage of by people in the south.”

“That doesn't sound familiar at all,” Jeffy joked.

“Exactly right,” Glenn added. “It’s happening all over the world.”

What Glenn found most interesting about this list of places looking for independence is what it says about the state of the world. While world leaders are pushing for global governance, the people are asking for more self-determination via increased autonomy.

“It's amazing that the world elites are pushing yet for more power and more control,” Glenn concluded. “And the people are saying, ‘No, I want more self-control, more self-determination.’ It's the oldest story in the book.”

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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."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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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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