Here's what happens when the Holocaust fades from the collective American memory

Americans barely know anything about the Holocaust anymore.

People, communities --- even entire nations --- reap what they sow. Our priorities eventually have consequences --- good or bad.

Knowing history continues to be near the bottom of America’s priority list. As a result, we don’t know some pretty basic things about our own country, much less the world. I’ve talked about the recent studies that show how little Americans know about the Constitution, that over one-third of us cannot name a single right protected by the First Amendment.

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, and a new study was released that finds a sad number of American adults know very little about the Holocaust. The stats are especially disturbing among Millennials (age 18 to 34).

41 percent of Millennials and 31 percent of Americans overall believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed during the Holocaust. The real number killed was over six million.

Do you know what Auschwitz was? 66 percent of Millennials and 41 percent of all American adults don’t know. Let that sink in --- two-thirds of Millennials don’t know anything about Auschwitz.

61 percent of Americans don’t realize that Hitler was democratically elected. You can bring up Hitler next time someone wants to talk about abolishing the electoral college.

The fact that 96 percent of respondents say they believe the Holocaust happened almost sounds like it’s supposed to come as a relief --- we sure don’t know anything about the Holocaust, but hey, at least we think it probably happened. This is tragic.

The most overused cliché about history is that if we don’t know it, we’re doomed to repeat it.

Today, there are around 400,000 Holocaust survivors still living. Yet, what they went through is already fading from our cultural memory.

The most overused cliché about history is that if we don’t know it, we’re doomed to repeat it. Knowing human nature, we’re probably doomed to repeat it anyway. But at least if you know history, there’s a chance you might be able to resist repeating it.

In an era of constant saber-rattling around Israel, the world obviously hasn’t learned the lesson of the Holocaust. Apparently, we’re not learning it in America either --- last year, anti-Semitic incidents in the US surged 57 percent.

Where do we go from here? We need to resolve, right now, not to go over the cliff with the rest of humanity.

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.

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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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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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