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Never Forget: The Day That Forever Changed the World

The terrorist attacks on 9/11 didn’t affect America for a day or a year or even 10 years: The planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers have influenced how we see the world up to this day.

“There’s such a huge part of the population that will never know America the way I did,” Glenn said on radio Monday, reflecting on 9/11 on the 16th anniversary of the attacks. He described how 9/11 shaped younger Americans and future generations by changing the course of our history.

Before 9/11, America lived in a mostly peaceful world, didn’t feel the threat of terrorism and wasn’t constantly at war. In 2017, we exist with the constant reminder that terrorists could strike when we fly, go to any public event, attend a concert and otherwise live normal lives.

“The high school graduates today have never known an America not at war,” Glenn said. “Peacetime is a distant era that they’ve read about in their history books.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Sixteen years ago today, the world changed forever. What's amazing to me is there's such a huge part of the population that will never know America the way I did, the way perhaps you did.

High school graduates in 2001 saw the world through a much different lens than the kids that will be graduating today. In 2001, a -- a gallon of gas cost $1.46. Which, at the time, was completely outrageous.

For the most part, the world was peaceful. United States wasn't at war. The Gulf War was a decade in the rearview mirror. And America felt invincible.

Islamic terrorism wasn't something we had to worry about, something our kids had to worry about. It was maybe something that grownups read about in the newspaper. But it was the third story on the 10 o'clock news. Nobody had ever heard of Osama bin Laden.

Then 9/11 happened. The high school graduates today have never known an America not at war. Peacetime is a distant era that they've read about in their history books. And yet, wartime seems normal.

Is war a high price to pay? Terror attacks are no longer the third story on the 10 o'clock news. Their weekly, sometimes daily discussions.

For those who are graduating this year, terrorism is something that they've had to consider almost with everything that they do: attending a Fourth of July fireworks display, going to a concert, planning a trip to Europe, going on the airplane.

What does it feel like to go to a New Year's Eve celebration and not have to think in the back of your mind, "What do we do if there's a terror attack?"

It's almost -- it's been so long now, that I've forgotten what that is like. What did it feel like to graduate high school, to see the world as completely accessible? Where you could plan a trip to Egypt and see the pyramids. Go to France. Go to Spain. Not worry.

Would any parent today be comfortable sending our kids to any of those places? Just go have a good time. Call us when you get there.

This is the world that is normal today, the world in perpetual war and threat of terror attacks. It doesn't mean anything. It's just the way it is.

We are still discovering how much of our country and how much of the world changed on September 11th, 2001.

One thing is for sure, the United States is not the same as it was on September 10th, 2001.

But what we become, that's up to us. And I don't even mean our government and our politicians or anybody else. It's up to us.

Our story is yet to be written. Our future is a blank page, and we are the only author.

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Refugee: 'American Wokeism Worse Than North Korea' | Yeonmi Park | Ep 111

Yeonmi Park experienced freedom for the first time at 13, when she watched "Titanic." She didn't see it in a plush movie theater seat; she watched it over the course of several days because electricity is sporadic in North Korea, where she grew up. "We don't have a word for oppression," Yeonmi tells Glenn. "There is no hope. There is no moving forward. You are doomed." Against unbelievable odds, Yeonmi escaped and eventually made it to New York City. Then, she went to Columbia University, where she couldn't believe how American students defined "oppression." She and Glenn discuss the ridiculousness of pronoun checks, the consequences of White House-led censorship, the importance of the Second Amendment, the authoritarianism of Big Tech, and the insanity of corporations' love affair with China. But even more shockingly, she explains her fear that where her new country is heading could be worse than what she escaped: "Even North Korea wasn't as crazy as American wokeism."

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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