How Four People Sitting Around Can Change the Concept of Hate

It's time to get uncomfortable, so pull up a chair. Four chairs, to be exact.

Television producer Riaz Patel, a self-described homosexual Muslim and universal empathizer, joined Glenn on his TV program Tuesday evening for an honest discussion about finding common ground on difficult topics, and why four chairs are required to accomplish that.

With festering hate taking root in America --- thanks in great part to a political climate in which presidential candidates and, most importantly, the president of the United States encourage and participate in race baiting --- there are tough conversations ahead that can't be avoided.

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Regarding Black Lives Matters, the recent shootings and racial tension in the country, Patel had this to say:

What is more uncomfortable, the conversations or the consequences? I don't think we can have one more prayer vigil about this, I don't think one more telethon. So I understand the conversations are uncomfortable . . . but they have to happen because the consequences we no longer can live with.

While much has been done to soothe relations and make amends for past grievances, Glenn and Patel both agreed something more is needed.

"You literally have [social media] relationships with people you do not see for years. And so, to me, people think they're informed and think they're having conversations and gathering information that's perfectly in line with what they already believe. And so, to me, stepping outside of that comfort zone, I don't believe people are doing as often as they should," Patel said.

Conversations need to happen, but not the typical ones, robotically hitting talking points. We need real conversations on tough topics that include listening to the other side.

"I said at dinner last night, wouldn't it be crazy if the solution to all these problems was as simple as humbling yourself and saying 'Ok, let me listen,'" Glenn said.

Patel agreed that dinner provided the perfect atmosphere to foster discussion --- with one caveat.

"I believe you can create a better America with four chairs. Literally, that's all you need. Three people having a conversation --- not two --- because with two, at some point you'll disagree and one will walk away. You need a third person for a dynamic and a fourth just to listen," Patel said. "We need listening skills again, and so, to me, we literally need four chairs around a dinner table, in a park, it doesn't matter. Four people sitting around can change the concept of hate."

As a practicing Muslim who is gay, Patel knows plenty about hate.

"I was walking in Orlando during the shooting. I was at a Pakistani wedding, wearing Pakistani attire the morning after. To see those faces and the fear --- I saw what I've seen so many times. I saw it after 9/11, I saw it in high school when people were beating me up 'cause I was gay, I saw it when I was growing up in a Jewish school and people didn't want their kids to play with the Muslim kid," Patel said.

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Glenn wondered why Patel, someone typically behind the scenes producing, was sitting down with him.

"Why are you here?" Glenn asked.

Patel clearly stated one reason: To personify hate.

"If I do not start speaking, and speaking loudly, for the people to personify the hate --- you hate gays, you hate immigrants, you hate Muslims --- talk to me, don't talk about me, talk to me."

For more of Glenn's fascinating interview --- including why Patel calls the current presidential campaign the bridezilla of all campaigns --- watch the clip below. View the full interview at TheBlaze and follow Patel on Twitter @riazpatel.

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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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