Courage Boys: Bronc Buster

Courage Boys, a new segment on The Glenn Beck Program, features stories to inspire and leave you feeling hopeful. In this age of social media and unprecedented access and sharing, it’s easy to feel insignificant and under attack — like you can’t make a difference. But the truth is you can — we all can.

By sharing stories of courage and strength, we can use the technology at our fingertips to spread encouragement and confidence. Making a difference is not only possible, but something we’re all capable of accomplishing.

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Bronc Buster

There was no arena for a rodeo in San Ardo, California, but when they heard that Jesse Stahl was nearby, they planned a rodeo anyway.

The townsfolk parked in a circle, sat on the hoods of their cars and called it a rodeo. San Ardo was home to one of the nastiest bucking broncs around. As luck would have it, Jesse Stahl drew that bronc, and it screamed, whinnied, kicked, jumped and twisted when Stahl mounted him. Wrapped his long legs around the bronc, Stahl dug in his spurs, pulled the bronco's blinders off and told the snubbing crew, "Turn me loose."

In 1927, there were no eight-second rules. It was man versus beast. And the last one to quit won.

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After a few seconds when the hooves were thumping and the earth and the dust were flying, the spectators all hopped onto their cars for cover. Finally, the blank cartridge was fired into the air. The dust settled, and Stahl sat proudly on the broken bronc. Stahl had ridden him out. People emerged from their Hudson Super Sixes and their Pierce-Arrows to shake the cowboy's hands.

"Well, folks," he muttered humbly. "I'm a long ways from home. And broke. I had to make it a good ride."

Stahl collected his money and pats on the back before walking to his old Model T Ford. Jesse Stahl was the hero that day, but it wasn't always that way.

You see, Jesse Stahl was black. In the early 1900s, nearly one in six cowboys was black. Jesse learned to ride the tough ones early in the morning, while the white cowboys were eating their breakfast at the ranch.

Back then, there were more than a handful of white judges and cowboys that didn't want a black man collecting their prize money. One day, Jesse put on a show at another rodeo, and was the obvious winner. So when the judges gave him second place, the spectators erupted.

In response, Jesse found a rowdy bronc and mounted up, with a suitcase in his hands. The crowd roared. The suitcase had made his point: Treat me equally, or I'll hit the road. Oh, and he did hit the road, until the bronc gave up.

He hopped off the horse and left the crowd in a frenzy. Because in rodeo, an encore ride was a bit uncommon. Carrying a suitcase during it was even less common. But riding a bronc backward like Jesse Stahl did that day was something that nobody had ever seen.

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."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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