Father of Ft. Hood victim calls in to radio, labels attack “domestic Benghazi”

Talk radio will sometimes lead to some unexpected phone calls. No one could have predicted that Glenn would hear from an impassioned father on radio this morning, one whose son was involved in the shooting at Ft. Hood, who had taken his own life after a battle with PTSD, and who had been forgotten by the leaders of the country he served. Howard Berry had strong words for anyone in Congress or the media who dared to call the beheading in Oklahoma, or any act of terrorism, as "workplace violence."

When the Ft. Hood shooting took place, it was written off as workplace violence. And then over the weekend, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry referred to the Ohio beheading as "workplace violence".

“It is a story that I read as a workplace violence story,” she said.

Howard Berry passionately disagreed.

"I'm so disgusted by the manipulation of the English language, how they can take something like the beheading in Oklahoma and call it a random act of violence in the workplace, when it's clearly a terrorist act. If anyone should know what a terrorist act is, I do," Howard said.

"My son was one of the victims from the first Fort Hood shooting, and that has been -- those folks have been -- it is a domestic Benghazi. We should be ashamed of ourselves. We turn our backs on the very people who volunteer to stand between us and our enemies."

"I'm sorry for your loss, and thank you for your family's sacrifice," Glenn said. "There are many of us, millions of us that know that this is BS, and honestly, I think we feel as helpless as you do, in a way, of saying what is wrong with people? What is wrong with people in Washington? When we heard that they were classifying this beheading again as workplace violence, and again, this guy is from that same Saudi mosque in Boston, you know, hello. I mean, what else do we need?"

Howard has been contacting politicians and asking them to support the victims of the shooting, including his son who took his life after struggling with PTSD.

"He was a regular guy. He had just come back from Afghanistan, I talked to him the night before the shooting, and he sounded like he had won the lottery, and he was going to get two signatures on a med card, all his guys were processed out, he was on his way home. The next thing I find out is he's involved in the shooting. My son died from post-traumatic stress. He took his life February 13 of 2013, because of the indifference our country has shown him," Berry said.

TheBlaze's 'For The Record' spoke with survivors of the Ft. Hood shooting about the response of the federal government in the aftermath of the attack. You can watch the full report below:

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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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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