This is the conversation every parent needs to have with their kids

Everyone knows that Glenn isn't always the most fun person to be around. After all, this is a guy who spends his free time studying World War 2 and the rise of a caliphate in the Middle East. Who doesn't want to be around that all the time? (Please, note the sarcasm). Anyway, what was a recent dinner like between Glenn and his daughter Hannah? And why is this the conversation you need to be having with your own kids?

Below is an edited transcript of this segment

I was having dinner with my kids, I think it was last Sunday and, you know, you don't always want to have dinner at my house. It's not always a pleasant experience. I know it's hard to believe. It's not always a pleasant experience. Call 'em crazy.

And my children know because my daughter Hannah started, along with Mary, started to track my predictions when they were young. They wanted to see if dad was right. And they started when any I was in music radio, and I would say, this is going to be the next hit, and they're going to release this one and this one and this one. And they started doing it with Britney Spears records, believe it or not. And then they started watching all the other things I would say would come, and they would track them, and unbeknownst to me, until they were like 16.

And then when I said, look, I don't know if you guys believe me. This is when we're getting ready to go to FOX. And I said, 'I have to have a family meeting. Do you believe what I say is coming to pass because this is going to change all of our lives and not necessarily for the better? Do you believe it?'

And that's when my girls told me: 'Yes, dad. We believe you. We've been tracking you since we were little. Yes. '

They didn't tell me that.

So a couple of weeks ago, last week or the week before, we were having dinner on Sunday, and we all get together as a family and we're all sitting around talking, and my daughter Hannah said:

Hannah: So, dad.

Glenn: Yes.

Hannah: I got to talk to you about ISIS and what's happening here.

Glenn: Okay.

Hannah: You said the other day that it's going to be too late soon.

Glenn: Yes.

Hannah: What exactly does that mean?

Now, she said it like that because the undercurrent of the conversation, the unspoken words, were 'I don't know if I really want you to tell me the answer'. And I said to her what I would say to you now:

Glenn: Honey, I did my best. I did my best to warn. I did everything I could. But there were too many people asleep and too many that don't want to see this. And so what I'm telling you now is the world is about to change. I don't know when. But it's about to change.

Hannah (pause): Right. And that's the part I would like you to clarify.

Glenn: I don't know if I can. I just know it's not good on how things are going to change, but how we deal with it has to be good. I just know that we're not all going to be walking around the way we are now feeling as secure as we do now, having the things that we have now. Life, as we know it, this age, is about to pass. A new one is about to dawn. How we all react as a society is going to set the course for the next chapter.

If we pull together, if we stand as one, if we forget about our individual religion and start living our individual faith, and that as Ben Franklin used call the American religion, there is a God. He is going to judge us. The best way to serve him is to serve your fellow man.

If we start to do the right thing and actually live what we are learning in church or synagogue or on the mountaintop and we start to unite and be good to one another and help one another, we're going to make it and be fine.

I took my kids four years ago to Auschwitz, and I told them: Now is the time to decide who we are going to be. The world goes insane, who are we going to be? Are we going to be the Oskar Schindlers? Are we going to be the righteous among the nations? We met one, Paullina, who saved as a kid, who saved Jews, her and her family. Who are we going to be when the time comes? The time is almost here. So who are we going to be?

That's the conversations that we should be having with our families.

Hands of Paulina, one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Photo by George Lange/Lange Studio Hands of Paulina, one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Photo by George Lange/Lange Studio

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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