Free Audio: Glenn tells the story of three boys who survived an earthquake to go to the Olympics

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You know, the Olympics, as much as I watch the Olympics and I thought, you know, at least the opening ceremonies, I haven't watched the second half of that and I thought, oh, boy, look out, here they come. It was impressive and there were some heartfelt moments as well. I want to tell you a story that started back in May.

It was a cool, bright blue afternoon in May. Do you remember those times when you were a kid that just made you wish summer would just hurry up and get here? It was one of those days. And it was a Monday. But it was the last full week of school. So you had that beautiful early summer on the last week of school, Monday, you knew. Remember, you didn't do jack. Especially when you were 9. All you could think about was getting out of school. Most of the second grade students who attended the small amount area school, they were all in a great mood because the end of school wasn't far away. And not only did that mean the beginning of summer vacation but also the official countdown to their country's Olympics, and none of them could wait. So it was on this Monday. The old clock on the wall crept slowly to 2:30. Three young friends. They were walking together in the school's main hallway and they were laughing and joking and talking about plans for the summer. Olympics, what else. Their idol, 7' 6" center Yao Ming would be playing basketball against Team USA in the opening round and that was almost too good to be true for these 9 year olds. When they were walking down the hall, suddenly the floor started to shake and they didn't have any idea what was going on. They steadied themselves, unsure of what was happening. But the tremors only grew worse. The walls started to shake. The ceilings cracked. Plaster turned to dust and swirled there in the air. The lights rattled and flickered. Posters and bulletin boards that once had announced sports schedules or honor rolls fell to the floor. Glass shattered all around them. And then a rumble approached. It was low and quiet at first but it grew louder and louder until it was on top of them and so was the school. Heavy support beams and walls crashed all around the three friends, trapping, trapping them out of reach of one another. Water pipes burst and electrical wires sparked and then just as quickly as it started, the shaking stopped. Their world was dark and early quiet. But the three friends were still alive.

Badly injured, the boys knew that each of them would die without a miracle. And then one appeared in the most unlikely of places. One of the boys, a thin 9 year old with jet black hair and a smile that could light up a room was awake and alert under the rubble. He knew his friends had to be as freaked out as he was. So he started singing to them. He led his two friends in song after song and he told them, don't be afraid. And all the while he worked to free himself from the rubble and eventually he succeeded. Pulling himself to the top of the smoking pile of debris, the boy realized that his head and his arm was bleeding and injured badly. But there wasn't a rescue worker or a siren in sight or sound. No other classmates yet were free and so the boy was alone and knew what he had to do. He climbed back on through the rubble of his collapsed school and he searched until he found one of his friends, still having him sing, pulling away the twisted metal and furniture, the boy reached his Popsicle stick arms down to his friend and pulled them out to safety. Then he went back again. Never once worrying about his own injuries or that he might fall back into the rubble. He climbed the pile, found his other friend and rescued him as well. Two of his friends were saved, but a lot of other people weren't that lucky. 20 of his 31 classmates died that day.

That day was May 12th, 2008. Unbeknownst to the boys at that grammar school, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake had just devastated their province in western China. Buildings and homes were leveled for miles and the human toll was breathtaking. 70,000 were dead. Hundreds of thousands injured. Millions were homeless. But sometimes it takes the darkest clouds for people to notice the brightest light. While often it's hard to see God in a tragedy, he can almost always be found in the way people react to one. And so it was that day in China, when somebody asked that little 9 year old boy why he went back into the rubble to save his friends, he gave an answer that if not sent by God directly, was surely inspired by him. Because... I was the hall monitor. It was my job to look after my classmates. You might have seen that little boy walk proudly hand in hand with his hero, Yao Ming, during the opening ceremony. Some say putting those two together was symbolic of one national hero leading in the next. But as you think about that little boy's answer, you might ask yourself, who is leading whom.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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