Three Things You Need to Know - September 20, 2017

Here's what we know about the Mexico City earthquake.

One hundred miles from Mexico City, the ground began to shake violently. Only seconds later, the capitol city experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The shaking was prolonged and violent.

As of this morning, rescuers are still working to dig people out from under the rubble. Here’s what we do know:

140 people have been reported dead. That number is expected to rise.

More than 40 buildings collapsed including at least two schools.

What made yesterday’s events so jarring was that many Mexicans had attended memorial services that morning to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed as many as10,000 people.

This earthquake also came less than two weeks after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed 91 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

But we saw something else yesterday too: the strength of the human spirit.

Neighbor helping neighbor. A community coming together to heal.

A nation moved to action. We’re not so different after all.

The scariest part of Trump's UN speech didn't come from Trump.

Something terrifying happened during President Trump’s speech at the UN yesterday. It wasn’t anything he said. Rather, it was the reaction to what he said:

I wanted to stand up and applaud, but the majority of the members within the assembly just stared at Trump as if he’d spoken an alien language. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

This is what’s so scary. 75 percent of them probably believe wholeheartedly that socialism is the answer. Venezuela was to be their crown jewel. It’s the Progressive Paradise.

Everyone in Hollywood praised Venezuela: Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore.

Bernie Sanders, on his Senate web site, claims that the American dream is more apt to be realized in Venezuela.

Why does everyone love Venezuela? Because they have never lived there.

What does this socialist utopia actually look like?

Inflation nears 800 percent. Basic goods like toilet paper are severely rationed. The nation with the largest oil reserves in the world has to import oil and suffers from gasoline shortages. Finding food every day has become a struggle.

But this is what progressives across the world call paradise. Misery is their politics. Just ask Bernie Sanders. The lack of food is a sign of success:

Ask a Venezuelan what it’s like to deal with food rationing. What’s it is like to stand in line for food, get turned away, and then go dig through the trash in a last-ditch effort to feed your family.

Ask them what it’s like to watch their leaders rip up the constitution and seize even more power and control. Power and control. In the end, that’s what the progressive socialist agenda is all about.

Have a nice day.

That's it!

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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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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