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Over 300,000 Americans have died from the COVID-19 virus this year and my heart goes out to every single one of the millions of Americans who will spend their first holiday season without a loved one.

Another devastating part of what we've experienced together in 2020 goes beyond the loss of human life. It's the loss of one of the greatest, most special aspects of American society as well.

Small businesses throughout America are the unnamed victims of this COVID-19 pandemic and economists estimate at least 100,000 small businesses permanently closed in the first two months of this pandemic alone. Well, it's been nearly ten months now. Do the math. That's one million businesses that have closed their doors forever — millions of Americans who poured everything into a dream, with nothing to show for it now.

Entrepreneurs are proud people. They're one-man shops, do-it-themselves, pull-themselves-up-by-the-bootstraps kind of heroes. But some of them now have shown the humility needed to ask for help. Others say their business is beyond saving, but sharing their story might save another.

These people need OUR HELP. I ask that you stand with me and donate whatever you are able, to show them while the government may have abandoned them, WE WILL NOT.

Now let me introduce you to the small business owners I talked to on the radio show today. These are the faces of those your generosity will be helping this Christmas — the OTHER casualties of COVID:

Catherine Hill

  • Owner, Miss Kitty's Lounge
  • In 2013, Catherine opened up a neighborhood bar called Miss Kitty's Lounge in Clovis, California and her rent was paid on time every month until the pandemic struck. In August 2019, Catherine was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She underwent 6 months of chemotherapy, fifteen rounds of radiation and a radical mastectomy. Her battle with cancer has been a tough journey, yet she continues to fight and has continued to manage Miss Kitty's Lounge through it all. Once the pandemic struck, Miss Kitty's was closed down by executive order. Since she had no income, she was unable to pay the rent and despite the order to suspend evictions, her landlords decided to take her to court.
  • Catherine says that even though she believes she only has years left in her battle for cancer, she continues to battle for her business so that her landlords don't come for everything, including life insurance for her kids.


Joe Crowley

  • Owner, Breakaway
  • 5 years ago Joe invested in a run-down property 20 minutes north of Boston. In a short time, he turned it into a community-building featuring local and national live bands, functions, and fundraising. Breakaway went from 32 employees, fully rented function space, and top tier scheduled entertainment to 100 % laid off and shut down. In September Joe had a massive heart attack that only added to the stress of literally trying to survive 2020.


Dave Foldes

  • Co-Owner, Cronies Sports Grill
  • Dave Foldes understands more than most that defying the crown doesn't come cheap. As a result of his efforts to avoid laying off his employees, the state of California and Gov. Gavin Newsom has fined Cronies $500 a day — now totaling over $7000 so far — and that doesn't include Foldes' legal fees. He says his defiance of the State is not a political statement; he just believes in his right to provide a living for his family and to honor commitments to his staff. He vows not to lay off a single employee this Christmas season.


UPDATE: I have promised that any proceeds from the art sales at GlennBeckArt.com received today (Thursday, December 17) will be donated to our GoFundMe to help small businesses.

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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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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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