Are we seeing history repeat itself? Let's take a look at the Armenian Genocide

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Let’s look at ISIS. Clearly, that is evil, right? So, what do you need to defeat ISIS? You need the info. That’s hard to get in today’s world because we’re not being given the information. We’re being told that it’s just the jayvee league, that they’re just a small band. We’re told that it has nothing to do with Islam as they understand Islam. So, we have a huge barrier here of information.

Then connect. It’s really hard to connect because you’re called a racist. Notice the pattern here? You can’t get the information because if you even say the information or spread the information, you’re an Islamophobe or you’re a racist or a bigot. If you decide you’re going to share this information and connect with others, you all become Islamophobes or you’re bigots.

The third one is to take action. Now, this one is hard because these guys are over in the Middle East. What are you going to do? We’re going to focus on action in the coming weeks and months because this has to stop. Unspeakable evil is happening, and the answer is—can you fight and win? The answer is yes, but I don’t believe we should be against things. We’re not against Grover Norquist. I’m for the Second Amendment and an end of corruption. I’m for transparency.

I’m not against ISIS as much as I am for the First Amendment, the right to practice your faith. When you’re for something, there’s real power behind it. And there is unspeakable evil on the march in the Middle East. Christians and other religious minorities—heck with that, some people aren’t Muslim enough are being slaughtered, and we’ve seen the videos.

So, where are the leaders? Where are the Churchills? Where are the Bonhoeffers? I contend they’re right there. They’re you. We have shown you the regular citizen taking matters into their own hands and trying to help defend themselves and fight back against ISIS, and I personally think this is the wave of the future because we now can connect. We don’t need others to do it. We have to do it ourselves. It’s not enough in and of itself.

Positions of power come with responsibility, and the global superpowers have only delivered platitudes and politically correct soft admonitions. So far, only one major leader is calling a spade a spade, and that is The Pope, Pope Francis.

He has called for “the defense and protection of our brothers and sisters, who are persecuted, exiled, killed, beheaded, for the only reason of being a Christian.” He said, “They are our martyrs today and they are many; we are able to say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries.” He went on to say he sincerely hopes that the international community does not look the other way.

The Pope has also called to attention something the rest of the world doesn’t have the spine to address, and that is this, the Armenian genocide that happened in 1915. This is critically important. There were 2 million Armenians. Just a few short years later, there were only 400,000 left.

Amidst collapse, the Ottoman Turks, the Muslims, slaughtered the adult men right away. Anyone not killed was forced to march into the desert and the mountains with no food or water. Most died horrific deaths along the way. Few survived. Scholars and historians have absolutely no doubt on what happened, but yet Turkey still aggressively denies and attacks anyone moving to officially recognize it. It is still illegal in Turkey to use the word genocide.

The Turkish government spends millions and millions of dollars every single year using their clout to lobby against anyone in the world pushing a bill to recognize it. Apparently their clout is significant because even the United States of America hasn’t officially recognized it yet. I want you to think about that one for a minute. This country—Turkey has so much power over the world leaders and this country that it can stop us from merely speaking the truth that we know is true.

But on Sunday, The Pope spoke boldly, referring to it as the first genocide of the 20th century. He urged the leaders of the world to recognize it, saying, “Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it.” Turkey responded with a predictable outrage. They recalled their ambassador and the Turkish Foreign Minister and then Tweeted, “Religious offices are not places through which hatred and animosity are fueled by unfounded allegations.”

The real question is why in the world would Turkey care? It happened 100 years ago. Every nation has its scars. Germany recovered from the Nazis. America recovered from the slavery wrongs. They were acknowledged and corrected. We vow not to repeat them again. We learn from those.

But as we all know, the only way not to repeat history is to know our history. Next week, our latest episode of The Root is called “The Christian Holocaust.” This is pretty stark language for us to use to call something the Holocaust. We’re using it intentionally because the world needs to wake up to this. As you will see, there is an important historic reason that nobody talks about because nobody wants to look into it, but this Holocaust played an important role setting up the 20th century.

As The Pope alluded, there is more to the story that the media doesn’t report on. Buried towards the end or omitted in most of the stories is something else The Pope said. He pointed out “Catholic and Orthodox Syrians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Greeks” were also killed in the genocide 100 years ago at the hands of the Ottoman Muslim Turks. Christians were systematically slaughtered by the millions.

Armenia is one of the very first Christian nations, and over 95% of the population identifies itself as Christian. The Assyrians, the Greeks, were also targeted for extermination, and they were also Christians. We next week will show you the true history, and you will understand why Turkey cares so deeply about not admitting what happened 100 years ago and why they go to the extreme lengths to deny any wrongdoings. But more importantly, you will understand why we must now stand in the face of evil and declare it once and for all. Don’t miss it, 5 PM next Thursday.

So, while the world leaders sleep, The Pope is on the front lines, calling evil by its name. The president, our president, has refused to identify the religion of Christians beheaded on the beach. The Pope, on the other hand, calls these people martyrs. Why? A martyr is somebody who simply dies for what they believe, in this case, being a Christian.

The Pope is able to do so confidently because he understands the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He understands history. We’ve seen this all play out before, and we’re now seeing it again. The Pope is refusing to remain silent, thank God. He called out ISIS for their persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria, who are “publicly and ruthlessly put to death, decapitated, crucified, burned alive, and forced to leave their homeland.”

Refusing to speak evil against evil is in itself evil, and Bonhoeffer was right, God will not hold us guiltless for our inaction. So, what is it you do? You get the information. You learn history. We will show you that on The Root next Thursday.

Second, once you’re informed, you connect with others, and then you take action. Action is going to be something that is in this case very personal to each one of us. We’ve already shown you ways to take action. We will show you many ways before we hit the summer months. There needs to be a great awakening in our country, not against something, but for our brothers and sisters of all faiths who are now being put to death because they see God a different way than monsters do.

So, let’s concentrate tonight on info. We do that. We have a couple of guests in tonight that we’re going to share some of the things they know firsthand what is happening over there, and we will spend some time getting to know them and hearing their story. And then I’d ask that you would share these shows on social media because the words really do matter, the words that are said and the words that are left unsaid. The time will come when we ask you to take action, and action is coming. Tonight, we concentrate on the story, the words that need to be said.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.