Actor Jon Voight describes when 'things turned upside down' in Hollywood

Glenn invited "one of the most genuine and nicest guys" and Oscar winning actor Jon Voight onto his radio program Monday, to talk about his participation in the new movie, Woodlawn, and a variety of issues in our society.

"When I see the wanton attacks on Christians throughout the world, it's deeply disheartening and disturbing and angering and all these things," Voight said.

Something he said gives him hope is being able to act in a film like Woodlawn, which tells the true story of a Birmingham high school football team that was going to be closed because of racial tensions in the '70s. When the team decided they would stand for God, stand for good, do the right thing and unite, they ended up in a state championship - the biggest football game in Birmingham history.

"It's a very heartwarming story. So I thought it was the perfect time for it. And I was very grateful for it," Voight said.

Later in the conversation, Glenn asked Voight about some of the changes he's seen in the film industry that have turned our values upside down, and what brought them about.

Watch the segment or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: A man I admire for many, many reasons. Talent, being least of which. And you can admire him on talent and career. Jon Voight joins us again.

We're just looking at your list of movies that you've made in your life, Jon. Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. Is there something in all the movies that you've made, is there one thing that you're saying, "That's when I had it? I had it at that moment. That scene or that -- I wish I could be that good all the time?"

JON: Well, I've had a lot of — I've had a lot of success in a variety of films. And they're a little like part of a family. You don't distinguish one from the other in a certain way.

GLENN: Yeah.

JON: But, no, I've been fortunate to work with very, very good directors. The director is the fellow who has the final say in most of this, you know. And the people who — you know, he supervises — not only the shooting of the film, but the editing and the music and the final, you know, mixing of the piece. So I've been very, very fortunate to work with very great directors.

I started out with -- in Midnight Cowboy, I worked with John Boorman on Deliverance. I won an Academy Award for Coming Home. I worked with a great Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky for Runaway Train. And then since then, I've done a lot of interesting films in which I wasn't quite the lead, but I was -- I certainly had an impact. And, you know, I -- I've done very, very well. But always attentive to the directors.

GLENN: Would you remember a time in Hollywood — and I want to get to Israel here in a second. But just one last question on this. Do you remember a time — you know, because 1969, you win your first Oscar. You were living in a time when — when Henry Fonda and John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart were still the men.

JON: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Do you — did you feel a change in Hollywood when those guys passed on?

JON: Well, I did feel a change — and the — the change had happened in the '60s when the values of this country were turned upside down. It was a very disturbing period of time, and it started out, I feel, with the assassination of our president, John Kennedy. And we were in trauma for a number of years. And the left moved in. What I mean, when I say the left, I mean Marxism moved in. And a lot of those people that were in the streets, you know, were being manipulated by communists. I mean, the big marches of the '60s, aside from the civil rights marches, those marches against the war were all orchestrated by communists. People don't realize that, you know. SDS, Students for Democratic Society, which is a big left movement, had a meeting in Cuba with Castro. Anyway, a lot of things happened in the '60s. And I think that's where things turned upside down.

GLENN: I wonder if we're in the same kind of period now, that we recover or don't. Because the same people now in their 60s, are really behind a lot of the things that have turned our values upside down. We have — I've never seen anything like it, Jon. I'm shocked that it happened. And I'm also shocked that there weren't 30,000 pastors, alone, standing in front of the capitol building, standing up against this embrace of Iran over Israel. It's crazy.

JON: Absolutely. I agree with you. People have been kind of stunned by this administration's lawlessness. They don't know what to do. I mean, look what's happening with Boehner leaving. I mean, they think he's finally a part of this recognition that we don't know what to do with this guy, you know. So I'm going to step down. Maybe somebody else stronger can come and replace me and maybe we can do something. Because on a daily basis, we're losing pieces of America.

GLENN: Big time.

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.