Glenn: This letter shows why we need to be standing up for the voiceless all over the world

On radio this morning, Glenn read a powerful letter by a dissident being held in an Iranian prison. The letter was addressed to President Obama - but did anyone in the White House read it? Glenn not only read it, but was moved to share it with listeners all over the country to remind them what America used to stand for.

The letter reads:

February 6th , 2015

Heshmatollah Tabarzadi

Gohardasht Prison, Karadj. Iran

Honorable Barak Hussein Obama

President of the United States of America

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Washington, D.C. United States of America

Dear Mr. President:

Without human rights and democracy there will never be a lasting peace and security in the world. Please allow me to speak as a prisoner of conscious and a journalist opposed to the Islamic religion cleric's rule over my homeland Iran.

I was one of the student leaders who was considered to be an architect of a student uprising on July 9, 1999, by the regime. That was an uprising that was a true turning point in the movement for democracy. We wanted change of regime because our calls for reform had proven ineffective. And so I spent six years in the notorious Evin prison. Two of those years were in solitary confinement. I was freed but rearrested and imprisoned again, and again.

Over five years ago when the people of Iran were asking you to support them against the tyranny of the Shia clerics, you, as the president of the most powerful country on earth, were secretly writing letters to the dictator of Iran.

In 2009 while Khamenei was ordering the suppression of the people to his paramilitary forces, killing the people on the streets and the university campuses, imprisoning and torturing

journalists, intellectuals, the young and the old mercilessly, your friendly communications to the tyrant of Iran continued in the name of the people of the United States, ignoring the human rights of the people of Iran. You helped Khamenei to continue his Islamic tyranny in the name of Allah and Islam.

During our 2009 uprising, I saw untold crimes against humanity committed against the people of Iran. I saw a woman in her late 20s get kicked so hard in her spine that she flew through the air. On Ghods Street, near Tehran University, I saw another young woman as her head was pounded into a car by the basij paramilitary forces. All the while, they screamed disgusting epithets like "whore" and worse.

Mr. President; the people of Iran are not backward fascists nor fanatic religionists as the ruling Islamic clergies are. When the day comes that the boots of the tyranny is lifted off our neck, it will be proven that Iranians are capable of handling democracy, secularism and social justice.

Mr. President; all we want is to be a part of the international community, we want to be a free democratic people, master of our own destiny, live in Pease and prosperity, and be the decision makers for our homeland. We oppose nuclear bomb and the militaristic arrogance of the ruling cleric regime. If the international community wants peace in the Middle East, support the People of Iran not the tyrants.

The Islamic clerics have taken our nation hostage to their fanatical Islamic tyranny. In 2009 when the people of Iran loudly and clearly asked for your support for their freedom and sovereignty, you ignored us and empowered the tyrants to imprison, torture and kill us.

Mr. President; I have the honor of being the cellmate of a good American, Pastor Saeed Abedini. I heard that you met with the wife and children of my cellmate, that his son, little Jacob asked you to help release his father for his birthday, however, you have refused to demand the release of the hostage Abedini from the old tyrant Khamenei.

You claim that the only choice that you have is either make a deal with Khamenei, may I say- to surrender to him- or "war". May I dare to say that this claim is a form of misinformation, and intimidation of the people of America?

Mr. President; we Iranian people submit to you and the people of the world that there is another way. Please Sanction and weaken the illegal regime of Khamenei, and empower the people to overthrow the tyranny. You know that you can support the people in many ways such as giving us internet communication access that the Khamenei regim cannot police and allow us to organize and rise up against these godless tyrants.

No tyranny will last forever, but the nations will always be there and history will judge. Help us to overthrow this tyranny and become a free and democratic member of the international community and a friend of the United States.

With Respect

Heshmatollah Tabarzadi

Journalist, prisoner of conscious

Here's how Glenn reacted:

"The world is going over the cliff.  And I want you to listen to me carefully.  When everybody -- in my own circle said, Glenn, you're crazy.  It's not going to go this way.  Why are you going to Auschwitz?  It's not going to happen again.  Never forget.  We'll always remember.  It won't happen that way.  And I said, there will come a time when people will beat Jews in the streets.  There will be a mass emigration out of Europe.  The old times of the Nazis of the 1930s are coming back again, and you better decide right now who you are.  Do you stand with the Jew, or do you not stand with the Jew? "

"That was crazy talk.  It's happening.  And it's going to get worse.  And it's not just the Jew.  I had someone from the Simon Wiesenthal Center come into my office.  One of the head guys, just three weeks ago, he said, Glenn, I need you to stop talking about the plight of the Jewish people so much.  Please."

"Now, this is hard to understand, but he was right.  And I said, what?"

"He said, the Jewish people right now themselves are saying Christians wake up to what's happening to Christians.  What's happening to Christians is worse than what's happening to Jews right now.  And it's going to happen to the Christians.  It's going to happen to the Jews.  It's going to happen to the Muslims.  It's going to happen to all of us.  It doesn't matter.  Pick something.  You're straight.  You're not straight."

"Because we've lost our humanity.  Now, here's the key.  When I went to Auschwitz I talked to one of the righteous among the nations and I said to them five years ago, I said how do I water the seed because the seed of righteousness is in everybody?  How do I water it?  What do I do?"

"She said to me, remember.  The righteous didn't suddenly become righteous, they just didn't go over the cliff with everyone else."

"The world is now going over a cliff.  We have people who are in prison.  America used to be the person that listened to the dissidents, that listened to the person who is different than us.  But all they wanted was a right to be free.  And they were put in prison because of their -- their political ideology.  Their sexual -- their gender.  Their religious identity."

"We used to stand with those people.  We used to be a nation that used to be a beacon, a torch.  People used to look at us.  And say, well, if the Americans would just hear the story, the Americans would stand.  I'm not talking about the troops.  I'm talking about you.  I'm talking about the American people."

"It's time to remember, America, who you are.  It's time to choose who we are.  It's time to be those people.  I made you a challenge.  Pick up your stick, five years ago.  8/28 this summer.  Five years ago.  It takes five years to really change a man.  I made you a challenge.  Pick up your stick.  Five-year anniversary of 8/28 is coming up this summer.  Pick it up, brother.  The time is now."

First, President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has floated the idea of taxing every mile you drive as a way to pay for Biden's massive infrastructure spending proposal. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump. It's almost as if they want you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible.

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California's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new, multi-million-dollar Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will be offered statewide with many of the state's largest school districts making it a requirement for graduation. According to National Review, the curriculum is "probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world."

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck reacted to the newly approved curriculum, calling it "the craziest, most terrifying story I have ever had to report."

Glenn read an excerpt from the National Review report describing the curriculum:

Students are to be taught that white Christian settlers committed "theocide" against indigenous tribes when they arrived in the New World by murdering Native American gods and replacing them with the Christian God. According to the curriculum, this replacement ushered in a regime defined by "coloniality, dehumanization, and genocide," and the "explicit erasure and replacement of holistic Indigeneity and humanity." But all is not lost, we are told. For students will learn that they have the power and the responsibility to build a social order defined by "countergenocide," which will eventually supplant the last vestiges of colonial Christianity and pave the way for the "regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity."

Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka — whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism — asking him for the power to be "warriors" for "social justice." Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking "healing epistemologies" and "a revolutionary spirit." Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for "liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization," after which students shout "Panche beh! Panche beh!" in pursuit of ultimate "critical consciousness."

Glenn explained some of the horrifying details of the Aztec worship traditions California's educators and administrators seek to "regenerate," including human sacrifice by the tens of thousands, cannibalism, and the severe and prolonged torture and sacrifice of children.

"Those are the gods that they [the Board of Education in California] think really need to be worshiped and brought back in our understanding because that whole Christian God was only about 'oppression'," Glenn said sardonically.

"Gang, we are in biblical-sized trouble," he added. "We are under attack from the forces of darkness unlike anything I've ever seen before ... because the soul of our nation, and the soul of children, is at stake."

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Cigna — the 13th largest corporation in the U.S. measured by revenue — has recently started teaching employees critical race theory. Those lessons, however, have been "quietly" protested by some workers who leaked lesson screenshots to the Washington Examiner.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and co-host Stu Burguiere discussed a lesson on "inclusive language" — and you won't believe which phrases Cigna classifies as offensive. Do you use any of these phrases in your daily life?

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WARNING: Here's who's REALLY behind 'spooky, right-wing' extremism

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Over the past year, the left has tried to paint conservatives as "spooky, right-wing" extremists who want to destroy the nation. But true conservatives know that's not true. However, there is a dangerous global movement that fits this "spooky" definition — masquerading as "right-wing" — and it's gaining momentum. It's called Traditionalism, with a capital "T."

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," author and award-winning expert on the radical right Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum joined Glenn to define Traditionalism and explain why it's exactly how the left wants to paint conservatives — but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Teitelbaum said Traditionalism is the "most transformative political movement of the early 21st century" in his book, "War for Eternity," which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald called "an indispensable text" for understanding "the most profound and tumultuous political shifts defining societies on every continent." It's a bizarre story, involving Steve Bannon, Hinduism, Hitler, mysticism, Aleksandr Dugin, the Constitution, and tons and tons of money.

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