'Black Panther' Mirrors Modern Day Struggles Between Peaceful Resistance and Radicalized Violence

“Black Panther” made history with record-breaking box office numbers over the weekend. Glenn shared his perspective on the superhero flick and its cultural significance on today’s show, praising it as a “very healthy movie” thanks to its nuanced plot and worldview.

In the movie, hero and future king T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to Wakanda, a mythical African kingdom that boasts unparalleled technological advancement and power. He is challenged for the kingship by a mysterious interloper who claims the same bloodline and wants the throne.

The two men approach oppression and racial issues worldwide in two very different ways, to say the least. Glenn’s read on the movie was that it illustrated the struggle between peaceful resistance and radicalized violence that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X lived out in real life.

GLENN: So I went to see Black Panther over the weekend.

STU: Apparently with everyone else in America.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Over $200 million it's made already.

GLENN: Really good.

Now, I sat in the fourth row, so I have to go see it again. Because I haven't seen a movie in the fourth row since I was about eight. And I saw it on a big, you know --

STU: Oh, wow.

GLENN: And it was -- so it was a little distorted. It was like I went and I was drunk. It was like, I think somebody just killed somebody. I mean, it was --

STU: Did you go to a theater with no assigned seating? That's not very Glenn Beck-ish.

GLENN: No, I did. It was the only ones I could find. The only seats we could find.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: So we went. And I really -- it was strange. Because let me speak as a white man here, I -- the one thing that -- and Stu and I were just talking about this.

I don't -- I guess I don't understand the -- the idea that there are no black superheroes or something. I just never noticed it.

STU: Yeah. It's our white privilege, Glenn.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: In a weird way, that's a real example of it. I honestly -- when they were like, oh, black superhero coming out. I never noticed there weren't any. Were there none? I don't know. Will Smith was in a movie, except he was a drunk superhero. He was black.

GLENN: No. And that was horrible.

STU: I didn't think it was horrible. I thought it was okay.

GLENN: All right.

STU: I'm not a big superhero fan anyway. So I'm not in that world where I dissect it like a lot of people do.

GLENN: So it is the strength that came from Africa. And, you know, all of this stuff that is -- is -- you know, is like Thor. You know, I'm watching it and I'm like, okay. This is kind of like Thor. They're -- the mythological gods that came down. You know, okay. So I guess the super, super white people had Thor. And, you know, African-Americans have Black Panther. So I guess. But I really liked it.

I was struck -- I was struck that it is probably the most healthy movie I have seen in a very, very, very long time.

STU: Healthy?

GLENN: I do. I think it is -- first of all, it -- it's the story -- I mean, I'm -- this is --

STU: Oh, no. Are we -- in case you're not someone who listens. You know, you're someone who is just tuning in for the first time and hearing. Like, hey, I want to see Black Panther.

GLENN: No, I'm not going to say that. I'm not going to blow anything.

STU: Oh, you'll blow something. Because you always blow something of every movie that you talk about.

GLENN: All right.

STU: So this is your warning, if you're going to go see it this week and you're worried about spoilers, you should be --

GLENN: I'm not going to spoil it.

STU: You say that every time. Look, this doesn't give anything away, but obviously that guy dies in the end.

GLENN: Well, you just wrecked it.

STU: I don't even know who the guy is.

GLENN: This is what I was going to say, I think this was a story of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Both thought they had really good points. One was right. One was wrong. One won, one didn't.

But it's the same argument of Martin Luther King and -- and Malcolm X. And I thought it was really important.

If you stay after the trailers -- stay after the -- the titles, you know, oh, they always give you a preview of the next movie. That is -- that should be played at the top of the hour of every cable news broadcast on every -- I mean, on -- on, you know, the whitey white network and BET should be played in its entirety, at the top of our every hour, until we get it.

I mean, it's -- it's good. It's a good message. And it's not the message that we're hearing everywhere.

STU: And because your description of it makes it seem like it's somewhat uniting. And yet it's being used as this divisive thing, where white people are saying, I don't want to ruin -- suck the black joy out of the room, by going to the movie as a white person. White people are --

GLENN: Oh, shut up. As a white person, you're going to learn things about black culture, I guess, that maybe you didn't really see. Maybe you've heard, but it just -- it speaks a different language. And one that you can understand. And you're like, hmm. I never really -- I never thought of it that way exactly. I never noticed that.

STU: It's interesting.

And it's still -- but it's not a message movie, right? I'm not going to go in there --

GLENN: I think it is a message movie. But it's a message you'll like.

STU: But also, it's a good movie.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, it's a great movie. A great movie. It's great.

STU: A good super --

GLENN: I mean, just, the visuals on it are great. I think it's even going to change -- I think it will change clothing.

I think you will see clothing styles in the African-American community change. And if not, you get that one for free. Anybody who is in the clothing industry for African-American --

STU: Huge textile industry, that listens to your show.

GLENN: Huge. I'm telling you that the costuming, I think, will change fashion.

STU: I was watching the Slam Dunk Contest, which I'm sure you did as well this weekend.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh, yeah.

STU: But one of the guys put on a Black Panther mask for one of his masks. It's one of those things that's really penetrating beyond movies and --

GLENN: You know, I -- I -- I didn't -- I don't think I really understood it until I went and I was like, okay. Come on. There's been black casts before. No. Not like this. Not like this. This is groundbreaking.

This is a history-making movie. And because of that, it will win every single award.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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