'Evil is working as it did in 1939:' A lesson from World War II that MUST be applied today

In May 1939, a group of 900 refugees boarded the S.S. St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, destined for Havana, Cuba. Facing death in the Old World, an escape to the New World was now their only hope. They scraped together what little funds they had and purchased tourist visas in Cuba, hoping to eventually make their way to the United States once quotas increased.

When the Cuban government refused to let them in, the ship desperately turned north to the land of the free. The lights of the Miami were visible. The hope and freedom and life, literally, was in their sight. But Roosevelt said he wouldn't allow them in either. The Coast Guard was dispatched to keep these criminals at bay.

The thought of returning to Germany and Europe was too much for many. Some committed suicide. As the S.S. St. Louis sailed back to Europe, an American Jewish relief organization acted at the last minute, purchasing visas for the 900 refugees for various countries in Europe. At least they wouldn't go back to Germany.

On June 17th, the S.S. St. Louis docked in Belgium, where the Jewish refugees were scattered. The world never heard from half of them after that. As the Nazis swept through western Europe, the Nazis took most of them into the concentration camps.

After telling this story on radio Friday, Glenn urged listeners to think about that story as it relates to the Syrian refugee crisis today.

"We're not talking about refugees. We're not talking about migrants," Glenn said. "We are talking about those who are Christians - are provable Christians - who are provable, that are being hunted by the state. And they're asking for asylum."

Watch Glenn's powerful monologue below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: When there are Jews on a boat and they have been marked for death, they're not refugees. They're not immigrants. They're not migrants. They are seeking asylum. There is a difference between a refugee and those who are seeking asylum. Refugees are those who are going to go back. Refugees should be kept as close to their homeland because once the slaughtering stops, they go back to their homeland.

But, see, the Middle East knows, that doesn't happen in the Middle East. Once they're there, they're there permanently. We are taking whole Somali communities and we're saying that they're refugees. And the State Department is just dropping them in places like Minneapolis. If you go to Minnesota, it is a dramatically different place than it was ten years ago.

We're not talked about refugees. We're not talking about migrants. We are talking about those who are Christians, are provable Christians. Who are provable that they're being hunted by the state. And they're asking for asylum.

In Birmingham, I announced the Nazarene Fund to help rescue the Christians in the Middle East. They're facing exactly the same circumstances that those 900 Jews that boarded the St. Louis faced. They are at risk of death. If they stay, they will die. But they also are risking death if they try to flee to Europe because it's out of control now.

The world -- it's very easy to say, "Auxiliary we're going to disrupt this. Oh, we're going to support the Muslim Brotherhood. Oh, we're going to support the uprising in Syria." It's very easy to support those things. But now we're seeing the consequences. The ones that we warned of. The Nazarene Fund has now raised 7.5 -- I think it's $7.56 million. That's in three weeks. That's never happened before. Just two days I've been asking you to match the $37 -- what is it -- 37.32. We had a veteran try to -- he gave us his savings for the last few months, and he gave it all in change. And it was $37.32. And I said, "Could you just match that?" We have gotten this from children opening up their piggy banks. We have gotten this from people who are just trying to just -- they don't have a lot. We have raised just in two days $70,000 just from people matching 37.32, or less. People are doing bake sales. People want to help provide asylum.

We now have identified over 400 families. I have to have a conversation. I was hoping to have a conversation with you today. But I can't until probably next week.

And I have to be very careful of my language because I have now heard that we are, at least, the most famous effort to save these Christians. And every word that I speak could be a death sentence to people. And so I have to be very, very careful. But I also have to be very careful with you. This is an extraordinary responsibility. And I want you to know that we have looked at this money -- this is God's money. This is money that you didn't give to me. You didn't give to my company. You gave to Mercury One. But you want to make sure that it is going exactly to the right place and that we're saving the right people.

The pressure is enormous. And I would ask for your prayers. We are traveling to -- my staff is traveling to the Middle East soon. I can't give you any more details on this. But evil is working as it did in 1939.

These families are now delayed due to the vicious propaganda machine that is working in Europe and the rest of the world. Suddenly, they are not people escaping death, they are criminals, they are terrorists, and they're invaders.

We don't have the quotas here. We can't take anymore. We can't help them. The world is turning away the S.S. St. Louis. Now, I want you to understand, that it's not the same. Those who are refugees, those who are Muslim, it is not the same as those who seek asylum because they have been marked to death because of their Christianity.

I want to thank you. I want to thank the most amazing radio audience literally in the history of, I believe, this medium. I have never seen anything like this in the 35 years of broadcast that I have done. I've never witnessed an audience like this. This now has taken on a life of its own. And I know how much heat you're getting. And I know how much trust you're giving to me. And believe me, I know the forces of darkness, and I know the forces of the -- we fight more than flesh and bone, but we also fight flesh and bone.

There is a great propaganda campaign going on right now against this effort. And they're trying to make this into, "Glenn Beck wants to just scoop up a bunch of Muslims and bring them here." I never said that I would smuggle anyone in. I never said -- we take this responsibility. I am with you. I understand the security of the United States of America. Do you not think that we've had serious conversations in saying, "We cannot let one bad guy in. Not one." And not for any other reason other than, one bad guy dooms every other Christian in the Middle East to death. No one will ever take anyone. Do you know how much sleep my staff has lost?

My staff, some of them are currently over in the Middle East now. Some day when this is all over, I will share their emails. And I will share their concerns. And I will share their in the middle of the night getting up and crying and sweeping after hearing the stories, and Sophie's Choice, I can't help that person.

If you will, I'm not asking you to donate or anything today. If you'd like to, you can do it at now.mercuryone.org. Here's the one thing I would like to ask you for, is your prayers. Please, pray for the spirit to guide. Pray for the spirit to keep our hearts soft, and pray for miracles to happen. We cannot repeat the mistakes of the S.S. St. Louis.

Featured Image: Migrants board trains and buses at the train station in Beli Manastir, near Hungarian border on September 18, 2015 in Beli Manastir, Croatia. Officials are saying that they had no choice than to close eight road border crossings yesterday after more than 11,000 people entered the country since Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia earlier this week. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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