Glenn talks with Dr. Alveda King

Books by Dr. Alveda King

Who We Are In Christ Jesus


Sons of Thunder: The King Family Legacy


How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?


GLENN: Alveda King is with us. Doctor, how are you?

ALVEDA KING: I'm just wonderful. I was listening to everything you said, and everything happens for a reason. Why are we here now? I was just really listening, Glenn.

GLENN: Why are we here now?


GLENN: Why are we? I mean

ALVEDA KING: Well, we're here to reclaim America.

GLENN: No, no, no, I mean no, no

ALVEDA KING: And it doesn't belong to us. It belongs to the people. We the people, all of us. And so we've got to come together to do it, Glenn. You know we do.

GLENN: Alveda, I want to start on something personal before we get into what are you expecting tomorrow and what advice do you have. But if you don't mind if I could get a little personal. Your father died. Everybody talks about Martin Luther King, but Martin's Martin's brother, your father, also died. Can you tell us a little bit about him?

ALVEDA KING: Well, Dad they looked remarkably alike. Dad was the younger. There's three, Chris King who's still living, Martin and then my dad, A. D. And so my dad was a little taller after my uncle after they grew up and he was like a protector. So you would always see him kind of in the background like a shadow watching over his brother. My mother said that when my Uncle Martin was killed, I was in Louisville, Kentucky. Dad was preaching at a church there. They had actually bombed his church office there that year. And when he died, my daddy rushed away. I was getting ready to go to the because I was in the ROTC and we had a ball and stuff. Daddy rushed away. So my mother said after my uncle was killed, my daddy cried every night, and he was very grieved, forever grieved at the loss of his brother. Because Dad and Uncle Martin shared the same room. When they were little boys, they shared the same bed because their Uncle Joel lived there to go to college. So they were really, really, really close. I can't emphasize how much. Kind of like the Kennedy brothers if you think about that.

GLENN: Yeah.

ALVEDA KING: And so what they would say, we killed Martin Luther King, there's another one who looks like him, sounds like him, we ought to get rid of him, too. Yeah.

GLENN: How does it, how does it when you, when you approach this weekend and now you are standing down a couple of flights with me but standing in the same basic area and such an enormous gathering possibly, what goes through your head? I just shared the audience, what your daughter said before you left: Mom, come home.


GLENN: What's going through your head?

ALVEDA KING: Well, when I think about my children, I used to look at Daddy and Uncle Martin on TV and be at home with Daddy King, Sr. and Momma King sometimes and we would be watching the television and we would always say, yeah, we want them to come home. And they did for a long time and then one day they didn't. But as we stand there, Glenn, and this is important, and I hope everybody understands that you are not trying to be Martin Luther King, I'm not trying to be Martin Luther King. You're Glenn, I'm Alveda. And whoever speaks today, tomorrow, we're all ourselves. So that's very important. And I think I'm really happy we're not standing on the same steps. I'm glad we're a few steps down.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. I don't think I would have. I think if they would have allowed us to nobody can speak up there now.

ALVEDA KING: Okay, I'm glad.

GLENN: But I think if they would have allowed us to, I don't think I would have accepted that. I don't that just sends the wrong message.

ALVEDA KING: It does, and I'm glad. And so what I'm thinking about is all the people who are coming, you've been meditating on faith, on hope, on charity, on honor, honoring God first, loving our neighbors as ourselves and honoring the military giants to me who, they are not even trying to be heroes. They just want to go out and serve. And so as we honor servants, I'm remembering that my uncle said don't say that I wrote books, don't say that I got awards and made all these speeches. Just tell people I want it to serve, I want it to help someone.

GLENN: That is a difference, isn't it, Alveda?

ALVEDA KING: Well, that's what I'm thinking about, serving others, that's what I'm thinking about.

GLENN: Can you one piece of advice that you would have to give to people who are going to attend, what would the piece of advice be?

ALVEDA KING: Somebody called me, I don't know if it was yesterday or today, and they said put on the full armor and that's the helmet of salvation, sword of the spirit, breastplate of righteousness, girdle of truth, sandals of the gospel of peace and the shield of faith. And then hold up the blood stained banner of Jesus, and that banner, his banner over us is love. So, you know, you were saying before, it's not about hating people, it's not about being angry, let's try to communicate, let's try to be one. You know, it's not about who goes to which rally or which march today. It's about unifying ourselves in love, honoring each other. And that's the main point. So come expecting to honor, to love. To serve. That's what I want people to do.

GLENN: Alveda, I can't thank you enough for not ever judging me and not, not making me feel uncomfortable that I have been an ignorant American on so much history but just being so kind and teaching me and allowing me to allowing me to even just learn from you. I can't thank you enough and I can't thank you for standing where you are going to stand tomorrow. I know you are under ungodly pressure now for what you are doing, and I'm sorry for that, Alveda.

ALVEDA KING: That's okay because it comes with the territory. Did your mommy ever tell you, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

GLENN: Well, you are a King. I know you can stand the heat.

ALVEDA KING: It's what I do and I feel the same way. I'm very honored to know you, to see you in your growth. I told somebody the other day that you are enlarging your tent. And I just pray that the Lord will enlarge your territory. I really do.

GLENN: God bless you.

ALVEDA KING: And you know what, Glenn, when I see you, it's not about a red state or a blue state.

GLENN: I know.

ALVEDA KING: Or pink skin or fair skin or ebony skin or whatever.

GLENN: It's about character.

ALVEDA KING: It's about the character!

GLENN: Alveda King, the name of the book's How the Dream Can Survive If We Murder the Children and Who we are in Christ, available everywhere.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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