Rep. Steve King: ISIS has declared war on our culture

Rep. Steve King joined Glenn on radio Wednesday to discuss the shooting in Texas. During the interview, Rep. King expressed his support for the 'Draw Muhammad' event and its organizers, as well as the danger radical Islam clearly poses to the United States and the West.

"It's a freedom of speech issue. It's something that Pam Geller constantly billed this as a freedom of speech issue. She spoke about that in the weeks building up to that. She spoke about that in the minutes and the aftermath," Rep. King said.

"And I had the privilege to host Geert Wilders at four different events in Washington, DC, just last week, starting Wednesday and also carrying into Thursday. We stood on the triangle where you and I have stood together in the past also, out in the open, knowing that he's one of the top ten people that Islamists would like to kill in the world. He's been under guard for ten years. Living as a prisoner with a circle of guards. And he constantly stood there and said, 'I'm jealous. I'm jealous of the United States. You have the first amendment. You have the freedom of speech. We do not in the Netherlands and in many of the European countries.'"

"And he spoke out very clearly in favor of western civilization. He spoke out and said, 'you have to speak the truth all the time. The only way is to speak the truth all the time.' And that's freedom of speech. And we know that freedom of speech doesn't need protection if it doesn't offend somebody. It's only when it offends somebody that it needs constitutional protection," Rep. King said.

Glenn and Rep. King both agreed that protecting freedom of speech from political correctness is critical to defeat terrorism.

"We would joke about it because everybody said that. You're not hearing that now. You don't hear people say, if you don't do that, contest, if you don't defend this speech, the terrorists win," Glenn said. "We've started to kowtow."

"I see it. Feel it. Sense it. And I know you do too. And immediately the criticism against Pam and Geert for being there to stand up for freedom of speech the way they did. This is not only freedom of speech, it's also freedom of religion. And the nexus of freedom of speech and religion that stand together, and they're wrapped up in the first amendment I think by design by our Founding Fathers comes into conflict with cultural relativism and hate crimes. And the PC, politically correct, police language. That's the clash that we had that was brought to a head in Garland, Texas, Sunday night," Rep. King said.

"ISIS has declared war. Not just ISIS. All of radical Islam has declared war on our culture and our civilization," Rep. King added.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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."

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