Glenn Beck: Our History Is Being Rewritten





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Welcome to another Founders' Friday. We've been doing this special series of shows each week to get you acquainted or reacquainted with the values and principles of the Founding Fathers who created this amazing country.

I wish we didn't have to do this, but we do because, whether it's through the progressive agenda, getting sidetracked or just plain laziness, the Founders are becoming a very distant and faint memory. Not only that, the true history of the Founders is just not taught anymore and when it is, it's being completely distorted with a these-guys-were-all-a-bunch-of-white-racists revisionist history.

Think about the history you've been taught. Who were the greatest presidents of all time? Washington, Lincoln and — routinely lumped in with those two incredible men — Woodrow Wilson and FDR.

You probably remember learning about how FDR rallied America from the worst financial depression in history with the wondrous New Deal. But what you were never taught was that unemployment never went below 14 percent under the New Deal; that many of the New Deal programs were wildly unconstitutional.

FDR's own secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, said: "We are spending more money than we have ever spent before and it does not work.... I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. We have never made good on our promises.... I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot."

Morgenthau said that in 1939. But the New Deal is taught as a positive.

Do you ever remember learning about the depression of 1920? Perhaps that's not taught because it was turned around by low tax/reduced government policies of Harding and Coolidge. Harding is routinely ranked one of the worst presidents of all time and Coolidge usually falls in line right behind Nixon.

Woodrow Wilson created a propaganda machine — the Committee on Public Information — whose goal was to drum up support for the war with false stories. To help muzzle dissent, he passed the Sedition Act — you could be sentenced to up to 20 years for forms of expression criticizing the Constitution, the government, the military, or the flag.

We are the keeper of records. We are the best teachers for our children, but we've been taught that it's not our job to teach — only someone with a fancy degree can do that. Tell that to George Washington and James Madison and John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln and the countless others who had some form of home schooling.

I wasn't home schooled, but I'm a self-educated guy. I'm a college dropout. I just received an honorary doctorate this weekend. Don't worry, I won't show up in your operating room — it's a doctorate in humanity, in life. I think that's one of the least arrogant things these universities can do, because they are acknowledging that you don't necessarily need them to learn. I've read everything from every side; it's the only real way to learn: Get all arguments and decide for yourself — debate it with others. Don't just get some information from a section of people with a certain point of view and then stop learning.

Especially now, when history is being changed and revised right in front of our faces.

We're going to talk about some of the things that have happened; things you won't even believe from every time period. For example, what if I told you Donald Rumsfeld, when he was still serving, came out and said $2.3 trillion was unaccounted for — gone. You'd say I was making that up because you've never heard it. You know why? Because he said it on September 10th, 2001:

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DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD: According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.

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Obviously the next day changed things and we got sidetracked. But whether it's getting sidetracked or an agenda or because someone writing the textbooks just didn't know it and got it wrong, our history is being revised.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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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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