Glenn Beck: Never Forget



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GLENN: It is September 11th, 2009. A National Day of Remembrance. A day that we need to ask ourselves, who are we, where have we been, what have we done, and where are we going. Two days ago I went to the top floor of the Fox building and I went up on the roof. All the radio studios are in a different building, and I look right at the Empire State building. But my view of where the World Trade Centers used to be is blocked by a new building. Two days ago I went to the roof of the Fox building to cut a greeting for the 9/12 project that will play on the Jumbotrons there in Washington D.C. tomorrow. I stood there on that roof. I didn't prepare anything to say. I just knew that was the visual, that is where I wanted to be because you could see the Statue of Liberty and you could see where the empty stays is, where the world center used to be. And still there is nothing. And just next to that space is the glorious Empire State building. It's beginning to have to be dark when I get in in the morning. I'm usually here 6:45 to 7:00 every morning, and I sit in my office and the sun kisses in one window the evil gargoyles of the Chrysler building, shimmying in the sunlight, stainless steel. And as the sun starts to peek through the buildings past the Chrysler building, it then touches the face of just the stainless steel bands of the Empire State building and it goes all the way from the base of it all the way to the top. And so every morning at a certain time of the year and it's beginning to get closer and closer again the Empire State building, which is framed in one of my floor to ceiling windows in my office is just a glow. And many mornings in the last year since I moved into these offices I have sat there and I have wondered... where are we headed. That building sets on the space that used to be the Waldorf, at the time one of the most famous hotels in the entire world, the Waldorf. But they knocked it down, cleared the space. In just over 400 days Americans knocked down the Waldorf hotel and rebuilt the icon of America, in just over 400 days with less technology, with men who threw hot steel and hot rivets at each other.

We changed the space of a small island that we bought for beads forever. And yet the space of the World Trade Center sets empty. Why? Are we less of people than our grandparents were? Do we have less ability? Do we have less drive? Do we have less imagination? Do you know what they used to call the Empire State building? For years it was known as this. They used to call it the Empty State building. I don't think I'm mistaken. I have to look this up, but I don't believe the Empire State building has ever had 100% occupancy. For years during the Great Depression it was a symbol of hope. Many tried to tear it down and say it is the real message of America: It's empty. But the owners of the Empire State building, then mocked by the media as the Empty State building turned on the lights so it looked like there were people inside. They built it anyway. They built it as an icon. They built it for the future. They built it for the wonderment of man in America. We keep hearing that nobody wants to buy into the new World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower. In fact, it's no longer called the Freedom Tower. It's going to be World Trade. In fact, let me add the other offensive word: One World Trade. One World Trade. That's fantastic. Why have the Freedom Tower when we can have one World Trade? That's fantastic. Why did we change it? Well, because of occupancy. We needed to get some occupancy. A Freedom Tower might be a little offensive. It might make it a little more of a target. The freedom center and Chinese investors also were a little ruffled at the idea of freedom. I contend that today we need to remember, not just 9/11 but remember who we are. Are we mice or are we men? Are we Europeans or are we Americans? Are we one worlders, or are we free men? Are we the people that will sit around and look and see this scar on this island and accept it because of political correctness, because of special interests, because of labor unions, because of big corporations, because of big government? Is that who we are? Who, who's stopping us? I contend, I contend that the day that rubble was cleared that the only thing was stopping us were special interests, political correctness and politicians. Because if it was up to me, I believe it was up to you, we would have built it, we would have built it at twice the speed, we would have built it 25 stories taller and we would have built it with our own damn hands if we had to. Send a message to the world. We are America! Anything you destroy will only make us stronger. We will only make it better. We will only make it bigger. Not to gloat. But because we can. Where is our American spirit? Where is our ingenuity? It's still alive. Listen. You can hear it. It's no longer calling for help. It's digging itself out from beneath the rubble and the wreckage. It has laid dormant for a while. It laid confused and dazed, but it's about to come out of the smoke, dust itself off, and declare itself free again.

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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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.


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