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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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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

Watch the full episode below:


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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

Watch the video below for more details:

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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