Glenn's Harlem Experience



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GLENN: That is great. I was in Harlem on well, yesterday. You should have gone, Pat.

PAT: I wasn't I wasn't even invited. I wanted to. When I found out you went to Harlem without me, I was really bummed.

GLENN: You were like, really? Walking around the streets of Harlem with you, Glenn? That would have been a dream come true.

PAT: That was great.

GLENN: It was a little hostile.

PAT: Was it? I'm really surprised.

GLENN: It was a little hostile, yeah. But it was funny because I went with Charles Payne to his old neighborhood when he grew up and it's for a piece that I'm going to do here in the next couple of weeks. And so we were walking down the street and we were just talking and the cameras were there and everything else, and we stopped on a street corner and I started talking Charles was talking to me and this crowd started to form. And one woman was speaking very loudly. I'm sure you'll be able to hear her during the interview. She was speaking very loudly and she was like, yes, sir, that is Glenn Beck. And somebody else was like, that can't be him. Yes, it is. I see him all the time. That's Glenn Beck. What is he doing in our neighborhood? I mean, it was ugly. And so we finished the conversation and I went over and introduced myself and she was like, see, I told you it was him; what are you doing here? And I said, just doing a little conversation with Charles Payne here. I didn't you know, I wanted to say, I didn't know I had to check with the sheriff to be able to get in. And she said, well, what do you even know about this neighborhood? And I said, I don't know anything. That's why I brought Charles along because this is his neighborhood. Oh, really? He grew up here? Yeah, that was his house. And then he moved across the street. And see that window over there? That's the window he used to look out, the old bar that used to sit right here. And then her whole demeanor changed. And so we started talking about the neighborhood. And I said, you know, I told Charles when I got here, I've been in spooky areas of New York; this ain't one of them. You know, the neighborhood has changed and they are really doing a lot. And then she started saying, I know, it has changed a lot. But now here's the problem. We've changed it. We've worked so hard. We went and lived through all the times of the gunfire and then the city and, you know, Bill Clinton moves in and the government starts to help everybody change their neighborhoods and now we can't afford to live here. I'm like, hmmm. And then somebody tapped me on the shoulder and I said I turned around and said, yes? And there was a guy standing there and he said, I'm from this neighborhood, too. He said, Mr. Beck, I don't mean to be rude. And I'm thinking, oh, boy.

PAT: Here it comes.

GLENN: And he's shaking my hand and I said, well, go ahead. What's on your mind? And he launches in and he said, I have to tell you I paid attention for a long time and I have been screaming at my television over the last five years and then you came on. And I'm like, and? And he said, finally somebody's saying what I've been screaming at my television this whole time.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Both these people are taking us to hell. And he just launches in. And we got it all on tape. And I talked to him for maybe 15, 20 minutes. It was fascinating conversation with just a guy on the street in Harlem who just happened to be walking by me and we happened to have a TV camera, and fascinating, fascinating guy.

PAT: Not an Obama fan.

GLENN: Not, not an Obama fan. And I said, so you are not a fan of Obama, or something like that. And he said, hell no. He said, you know, everybody has to because he even started talking about Rush Limbaugh. And I said, you know, I've got to tell you when I thought about going to Harlem, I never thought I'd hear somebody singing the praises of Rush Limbaugh on the street. And he said, we all have to stop looking at stereotypes now, don't we?

PAT: Well, we would have to stop looking at polls, too, because they kind of tell you something. When 97% back someone, 97% of one certain group back somebody, it's hard not to think, well, you are probably a Barack Obama supporter.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, it was interesting. He was a marine. That's why. And he is pissed about what's happening in Afghanistan.

PAT: Good. That's great.

GLENN: He said, I went over there and fought and died so my children wouldn't have to and he said what's going on right now is my kids are going to have to go back there and clean all this up because they are not doing any of the job that they said they were going to do. It was just very interesting conversation. So we'll play that, we'll play that next week.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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