Are we on the verge of a new renaissance?

You may have noticed that Glenn's focus on technology and our future. Technology is paving the way of the future and each new invention is working towards the change. Today on radio, Glenn compared our current time to the "Dark Ages," and he believes we are headed for a new age of enlightenment and understanding.

The Renaissance period went from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe and followed the Middle Ages. The world headed out of a period of "cultural decline and stagnation", and headed to a new age of learning and discovery

Today,  the internet puts the worlds information at your fingertips - and that's just beginning. Listen below to Glenn's powerful analysis as to what our future might hold.

Rough Transcript Below:

GLENN: I don't think we're headed toward the industrial revolution. I think we're entering a period now that could be remembered as a renaissance. And the Dark Ages, the way they were remembered, I believe that we could be entering such a period of -- of enlightenment, that 50 years or 100 years from now, we look back at these days as new Dark Ages. Because the world becomes so free. That's quite a concept.

But when you understand that everything is about to change and it allows people to be totally free and think in totally different ways. I mean, think about what caused the renaissance. The renaissance was really caused by the printing press. Once the printing press was out, people had access to knowledge. They were no longer slaves.

What is the modern-day internet? What is Google, other than a printing press? And unlike the printing press where you had to go to Gutenberg and get it -- or you had to go -- yeah, the Gutenberg printing press. Right? Yeah, instead of going to Gutenberg, you can do it yourself. In a very short period of time, you'll be able to have a bunch of recycled material in your house and a 3D printer. You want new tennis shoes, print them from the recycled material that's in your house already. Print them. You'll be able to print anything you want. It will go beyond the book. It's now print anything that you want.

So should we choose, we're at the beginning of a renaissance. And the church and state, if you will, whatever it is that people worship and those institutions that try to hold on to power, they are going to go through, you know, their period of locking people in the tower and trying to stop it. An inquisition because they'll lose their power. But they lose in the end.

The world is on to something that could be very, very bright. We were talking about the self-driving car earlier today. I will show you some video that will absolutely blow your mind. Blow your mind. Of stuff that has just been released, not at -- remember when you said to go to auto shows and they used to have the concept cars. They're not releasing these now through the auto shows. They're releasing these now through the tech conferences.

That's where they're introducing new cars. Cars are not cars anymore. They're just another thing that's high-tech.

STU: This sounds crazy, but phones are no longer phones.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: Yes, they accomplish what a phone did. But they're not phones anymore.

GLENN: Right. I was talking to some people about Oculus. And --

STU: The virtual reality --

GLENN: Yeah, excuse me. They believe that Oculus is the first real new invention since the television for entertainment. Everything else has been based on the television. Your phone is basically a little television.

STU: Right. Like you're getting -- you're streaming from Netflix, but that's just another way of delivering content from your television.

GLENN: And your phone is another screen. Instead of the tube, it's a flat screen. So Oculus is the first big leap out of television. And the way Oculus is being looked at now is, think of Google Glass, the way Google Glass is in front of you all the time. We'll all have glasses, if you want to enjoy Oculus. We'll all have glasses. But everything, just like minority report, on my glasses, if you imagine that you're wearing glasses now, and they wrap around -- you can see periphery vision as well. As you're walking --

STU: Not really though. You're seeing it through the screen. It blocks out completely so --

GLENN: I don't think that's the future. That is now.

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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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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