Glenn Beck: The non-violence pledge

GLENN: What was the civil rights movement about with Martin Luther King? It was about honor. It was about people who stood and they knew, they knew that it was going to be tough for them. They knew. They knew that they would be thrown in jail. Not for anything that they had done but just for standing up. There are tough times coming. I hope nobody's thrown in jail, but I could see a time. But we have to be people who are nonviolent. We have to be people because that's who we are. But they are painting us into something that we're not. So we need to go the extra step, and I don't think the extra step is to convince anybody because the media is going to do whatever they want. This is for us. As I read what Martin Luther King had people take, the pledge of nonviolence and the five principles of nonviolence, what he was doing was not sending a statement to the press that we're not violent. That wasn't the only goal there. The bigger goal, I believe, was to ingrain these thoughts and these principles into people because when it gets hard, you have to have rock solid, something that you really, truly understand in your gut. Something that you know. It's like Ben Sherwood says, you know, those who survive are the ones who have looked out at the plane and said if this thing did catch on fire, how the heck would I get out of here? You've made a plan. You've already war gamed it in your head. That's what I think the pledge of nonviolence and the five principles of nonviolence was. So I've put them up temporarily now on my website, but I want you to read them and I want you to ponder them. And I'm going to ask you to do what Martin Luther King did with his people and that was sign your name to it. Sign your name to it.

Here they are on the website at GlennBeck.com. The Pledge of Nonviolence. As you prepare to march, meditate on the life and teachings of Jesus. If it's Buddha, it's Buddha. If it's Moses, it's Moses. But meditate. Understand the peace that these people brought. Understand. Jesus, he's my guy. Your guy might be different.

Remember the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation, not victory. What does that mean? I don't need to be right. Quite honestly I don't want to be right. I want justice. What I want is I want Timothy Geithner to pay his damn taxes because I have to. I want Charlie Rangel to pay his taxes because I have to. I want Goldman Sachs to stand on their own two feet because I have to. I want to help people because I want to. Because it's the right thing to do. I want the government to stop enslaving people. I want the government to stop spreading justice because their justice is never equal. That's not victory. That's justice.

Number three is walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love. This one's going to be hard. It is going to be hard, but we have to discipline ourself. That doesn't mean we stop talking truth. We just make sure that we don't become bitter or angry. Bitter and angry. Think of Darth Vader: Yes, yes, feed your anger. No, don't. Walk and talk in the manner of love.

Number four is pray daily to be used by God that all men and women might be free. Pray. You're here for a reason, I know it. We all are. And we are a special group of people. We were not only born at this time think of the millions of years that you could have been born. Think of all of the time on this planet that you could have come here at this, and you come now at this time. You could have been born in the Dark Ages. You could have been born you could have been born quite honestly in 1900. But you were born now, at this time, to be alive for this purpose. What is it? You were here to stand, that others may be free.

Number five, sacrifice personal wishes that all may be free. So in other words, I want to be left alone. I want to go back and just have fun again. I want to do fun shows and funny shows and I want to live my life. I want to raise my kids. I want a nice car. I want a nice vacation. It's not about that now. It can't be. We have to change. We have to be willing to sacrifice personally. It means that you may lose your house. It may mean that whatever it is that you don't first entrap yourself into the slavery of this government. You don't take the handouts. Don't enslave yourself.

Number six, observe with friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy. This is what they are trying to do. They are trying to push you. They are trying to. Don't. Now, why was that one important? Why was that one important for Martin Luther King and why is that important now? Why did the march to Selma happen? Why did they march to Birmingham? Capital, yes, but it's a 57 mile trek. They marched to Birmingham. They knew that there would be losers on the way. They knew that something would happen.

See, Martin Luther King, his whole point was "I trust the American people. If they see racism, they will reject it." I still believe that and so do those in power. That's why they play that racism card. But you have to show it to them. You have to be that person. If you are always quiet and silent, if you are the crowd that we've had each time at the American Revival, 8,000 people somebody is hurt, we break out spontaneously into Amazing Grace? There's no way to paint that any other way. If they cover it, it would be covered as an amazing thing and people would say, wow, I want to be a part of that. The protestors outside are the ugly ones and those are the ones that America says, I don't want anything to do with those people. It's ugly and dark. It's evil that is going on. Americans are not like that. Why do you think they keep saying, this is a civil rights movement, this is akin to the civil rights movement. A, they need dogs and fire hoses. They need violence. They need racists. That's why they keep saying you're a racist. It's kin to the civil rights movement. These are civil rights, and they're using all of the images of the civil rights movement, except they don't have they are not on the wrong they are not on the right side. They are not right on the right side. Why do you think Nancy Pelosi went into that crowd? That was Selma! That was the march to Birmingham. They just didn't want to walk 57 miles. They go into what they think are a bunch of hating racists. They stir the pot, they anger them, they get them going and then all of the old leaders of the civil rights movement that were in that march, they lock arm in arm just the way Martin Luther King did and they recreate that march through the sea of haters, racists. When you didn't respond that way, they didn't know what to do. They just had to make it up, look at the racists. You are not. The louder they get, the quieter you must become.

Number seven, perform regular service for others in the world. Number eight, refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart. Number nine, strive and be good spiritual and bodily health. My wife loves that one. Number ten, follow the directions of the movement leaders and the captains on the demonstrations. That one doesn't make any sense because there are no leaders at this point.

Listen. I want you to go to the website at GlennBeck.com. You'll also find the five principles of nonviolence. Please print them out, live these things, become those people. We already are those people. Cement yourself in those things, those teachings, those ideas and sign the pledge at GlennBeck.com.

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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