Glenn Beck: MLK's pledge





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GLENN: I have to tell you that last night, last night I had Dr. Alveda came, Martin Luther King's niece on television. If you DVRed it, it is a don't miss show. I walked off the set and I said, I don't know if anybody else feels this way. Maybe it's just me, but it was a turning point and it was a pivot point at least for me. I don't know if it was a turning point or it was confirming. I see the landing strip after last night. I see it. I've been telling you for the last while now that I know we're around it, and I guess all I needed was a little bit of confirmation historically, and I got it last night, and additional pieces came last night. Alveda King is Martin Luther King's niece. She's about 60 years old. She was marching with Martin Luther King, she was arrested. Her father left her in jail one night because she was seen on television. Some supporter pushed her friend down. I think it was actually a cop, she said, pushed her friend down and so she broke ranks and she went and she helped her friend up and then she was arrested. Her father saw it on television and said, what are you doing? She said, well, I'm in jail. He said, I know you're in jail; I saw you on television. He said, you don't break ranks. What part of nonviolence don't you understand? And she said, well, I just thought and he said, I know you just thought; maybe you should think about it some more; I'll pick you up tomorrow. And he left her in jail overnight. These people were serious about nonviolence.

I saw the headlines that the press had said, and I showed them last night on television. The things the press said about Dr. Martin Luther King, that he was stirring up trouble, he was stirring up violence, he was going to be responsible for all of the violence, that these people, these marches are violent. All of the same things were said. And Dr. Martin Luther King did not have the press on his side, until the liberal press got down there and they said, oh, we've got to help these poor African Americans out, we've just got to help them out. I have no confirmation on this, but I'm guessing that there were a lot of people in the civil rights movement that were like, "Oh, gee. Thank you." The white man coming down to help, the liberal white man.

But Dr. King told me yesterday when she first walked on the set, she grabbed my hand. She said, bless your heart. She said, you know you're on it, don't you? And I said, no, I know I'm close. She said, no. And she pointed to faith, hope and charity. She said, no, you're on it. She said, I never forget what my uncle used to say to me all the time. She said, he grabbed my hand. He said, Alveda, the secret is faith, hope, and helping one another. Faith, hope, and charity. She said, that was his answer; that is the answer.

I love this woman. She is fantastic. You know what? I'm going to ask her if she'll come. Maybe we'll, maybe we'll have her come out on the road with me once and talk because she was an inspiration.

Ted Nugent's in town here in New York which is always an interesting experience to have Ted Nugent in New York. He kind of sticks out when he's walking down the streets, but he's going to be in in a second and I think he was inspired as well yesterday. But she yesterday, she showed me something. Let me show it up here, and you can barely see it. I'll show it for the Insider Extreme camera but you can barely see it because it's a bad photocopy but I'm going to go over this tonight. I'm going to build this up on the website today. It will be ready hopefully by tonight. And it was, this is what they had everybody sign. Martin Luther King had every marcher sign. And I want to put this up on the website and I want, I want you to electronically sign it. There were a couple of things. First, this is what they the commitment card they had you sign: I hereby pledge myself, my person and body to the nonviolent movement. I therefore will keep the following Ten Commandments: One, meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.

You know what? You should get the teachings of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson. It's a great book. I don't know if they still publish it. They published it for an anniversary I think about 15 years ago. Look for it on Amazon. It's great.

"Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation, not victory. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men may be free." This one we've been talking about just recently. This one goes to duty: "Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men may be free. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy. Seek to perform regular service for others and the world. Number 8, refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart. Nine, strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health." That's just my life, that's my life. That's my life. (Mumbling). Number two, follow the directions of the movement and the captain of the demonstration. I sign this pledge having seriously considered what I do and with the determination and will to persevere.

And then underneath it says, besides demonstrations, I can also help the movement by running errands, driving my car, fix food for volunteers, clerical work, make phone calls, answer phones, mimeograph, type, print signs, distribute leaflets. Looks to me like the next phase of the 9/12 project.

But then there was another list as well and we'll go into that in a minute. There was another list as well. The things that he said you've got to do every day. And this goes back to something that we're working on. I've got this, I've got this guy who is just unbelievable. He's from Cambridge University, and he is a professor of the history of ideas. This guy will tell you don't ever say, man, that's a cool train. You can even say, that's a cool tie. And he'll say, hmmm, yeah. "You know why ties were invented?" What? "Do you know why train tracks are the distance from each other that they are?" What? And he will take you down ancient Rome and you'll be like... and it's fascinating, unless you have to be with him for about eight hours because you are just like, I can't take anymore! But he is just one of the most fascinating people I know, and we were talking over my Christmas break because I asked him to chart some things from ancient Babylon all the way to today, and he's the only guy that was like, oh, that is fascinating, yes, I'll do that in my spare time about 3:00 a.m. in the mornings. Oh, my gosh, that is a great idea.

So he's working on something for me. But we were talking about, he's currently fascinated by the idea of being a better man. He said, you know, I've been thinking about the guys especially, the American patriots that were such good men. He said, that just didn't happen. He said, they really had to work at it. Benjamin Franklin and George Washington themselves had a list that they made every day. They had a list. They checked it every day, every morning and every night: Did I do these things, where did I fall short here. He said, they really worked at it. So he's writing a book and doing research on what they did and how they did it. And I I mean, I'm hoping to be able to have enough time to be able to bring that to you so you can, you can use it as a study guide. But I think that's what Martin Luther King did with this list that I'll give to you in a little while. These are the things you've got to do every day.

I'm reading a book. I can't even remember what the name of it is. It's on George Whitfield. He was instrumental in the American Revolution. If it wasn't for him, our founders said if it wasn't for him, it wouldn't have happened. And I'm reading about his life and when he was over in England and he went to Cambridge, and he changed his life. He changed his life and became very, very disciplined and became very spiritual. It was the key. Most people have never heard of him. But the American Revolution, now think of this. At the time of the American Revolution, he had come over. He was minister and he would give these sermons, and 25,000, 30,000 people per sermon would hear him. Now, imagine how quiet people had to be, to be able to hear a man, 25,000 people at a clip. By the time of the American Revolution, 80% of the American population had heard one of his sermons, preached by him, firsthand. That's amazing the influence he had. What was his message? I'm finding it again: Faith, hope and charity.

Several months ago, at the Miss Universe competition, two women took a selfie, then posted it on Instagram. The caption read, "Peace and love." As a result of that selfie, both women faced death threats, and one of the women, along with her entire family, had to flee her home country. The occasion was the 2017 Miss Universe competition, and the women were Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Miss Iraq is no longer welcome in her own country. The government threatened to strip her of her crown. Of course, she was also badgered for wearing a bikini during the competition.

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In an interview, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, said:

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going insane. The death threats I got online were so scary. The director of the Miss Iraq Organization called me and said they're getting heat from the ministry. He said I have to take the picture down or they will strip me of my title.

Yesterday, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posted another selfie with Miss Israel, during a visit to Jerusalem.

In an interview, she said that:

I don't think Iraq and Israel are enemies; I think maybe the governments are enemies with each other. There's a lot of Iraqi people that don't have a problem with Israelis.

This is, of course, quite an understatement: Iraq, home to roughly 15,000 Palestinians, refuses to acknowledge Israel as a legitimate country, as it is technically at war with Israel. The adages says that a picture is worth a thousand words. What are we to do when many of those words are hateful or deadly? And how can we find the goodness in such bad situations?

No political bias. That's the catchphrase you're likely to see blasted all over the news today. The Office of the Inspector General found no evidence that political bias played any role, either with former director Comey or other FBI agents, during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. So is it "all good now"... "carry on"... "nothing to see here"? Hardly. Here are a few of the highlights from the 568 page report.

The report makes it clear that there's no evidence that political bias influenced this investigation, but why did they take five hundred and sixty eight pages to make that point? Well, after reading it, I kind of think they want us to understand how difficult it is to prove political bias. I think the Inspector General wants us to read this report in its entirety, and read between the lines. Here are a few of the highlights.

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First and foremost, this report straight eviscerated James Comey. You know one of the most controversial decisions of President Trump's tenure - so far - has been his decision to fire the former FBI director. Let's imagine for a second that Trump never did that and Comey was sitting at his desk at the Hoover Building yesterday. I can almost guarantee you that after the release of this report yesterday, Comey would have been fired by this morning anyway. Here are just a few quotes describing his behavior:

"Extraordinary and insubordinate"... not "reasonable"... "engaged in ad hoc decision making"... "serious error in judgement"

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time.

It goes on and on. This report just destroys Comey's behavior. There's no way he could have remained FBI Director.

The report goes on to analyze the behavior of several FBI agents that were involved in the Clinton investigation. Strzok and Page were but two of five employees that showed questionable behavior, either through text messages or instant messaging. If you read the texts and transcripts, they're pretty damning. In Strzok's case, his bias could have caused a delay in analyzing the contents of Anthony Weiner's laptop. I say again, it could have, but as the OIG alludes… political bias is hard to prove. Another agent that had been caught saying questionable things on an instant messaging service, was actually one of the agents that conducted Hillary Clinton's interview. In that interview, the OIG seems to acknowledge that the FBI had caught Hillary in a lie, and still they let her go. But… political bias is hard to prove.

See the theme here?

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time. But, as is the common theme for the entire Clinton family, it is those around them that suffer the most. The FBI has been tarnished. People have lost their jobs. Agents have been humiliated. All this for an arrogant and corrupt politician.

Attention earthlings: a "climate emergency" exists. It's official now, because the Berkeley City Council declared it. So, it must be true.

Frankly, you must be living under a rock if you didn't already know that a state of climate emergency exists. And if you don't do something about it, like now, you could be living under a rock very soon. Because according to the foremost authority on climate doom — the Berkeley City Council — this emergency is as dire as World War II.

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Council Member Cheryl Davila warns that global warming is driving us toward, "…the sixth mass extinction of species, which could devastate much of life on earth for the next 10 million years."

The city council resolution says:

During World War II, the Bay Area came together across race, age, class, gender and other differences in an extraordinary regional mobilization, building and repairing Liberty ships, converting car assembly plants into tank manufacturing facilities…

The Berkeley City Council says the only way to avert World War II-level disaster is if Americans mobilize in the same way now to confront climate change as we did in 1942 to confront Nazism. Because climate change and Nazism are definitely the same.

It gets worse. The resolution calls our current climate emergency "the greatest crisis in history."

Seriously, their resolution sounds straight out of the Galactic Empire handbook — "mobilizing workers" to build and install "renewable energy infrastructure."

Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years.

Berkeley committed itself to becoming a "carbon sink" by 2030. For the uninitiated, that means they want the city's greenhouse gas emissions to be in the negative. Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years. Except they won't be able to use any farm animals, because you know, too much methane.

Becoming a carbon sink is not their only strategy. Their resolution also mentions that earth has too many people screwing up the atmosphere, so we must "humanely stabilize population." Interesting — there were some World War II-era figures also interested in "stabilizing" population. They just forgot the "humane" part.

This weekend, June 15-17, Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios. Private tours through the museum will be led by Glenn Beck, David Barton, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs, each providing their own unique perspective on our rights and responsibilities.

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Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios.