'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.

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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