Glenn Beck: Who's Distorting the Civil Rights Movement?





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It's time to set the record straight on what the civil rights movement was really about versus what progressives and radicals want you to think it was about. It was about human rights. But let me show you how the movement has been perverted and distorted.

You've got folks like the Rev. Al Sharpton telling everyone that Martin Luther King's dream was really about redistributing wealth:

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REV. AL SHARPTON: Someone was saying to me the other day, Reverend Sharpton, we've got an African-American president. We've achieved the dream of Dr. King. And I told him, that was not Dr. King's dream. He's a great man. I've been working with the president and supported the president. But the dream was not to put one black family in the White House. The dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.

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You've got the NAACP telling everyone that King was a socialist and that we wouldn't be celebrating Martin Luther King Day if we really knew who he was. Listen closely to what the chairman of the NAACP recently said:

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JULIAN BOND, NAACP CHAIR: We don't remember the King who was the critic of capitalism, who said to Charles Fager when they were in jail together in Selma in 1965 that he thought a modified form of socialism would be the best system for the United States. We don't remember the Martin Luther King who talked ceaselessly about taking care of the masses and not just dealing with the people at the top of the ladder. So we've kind of anesthetized him. We've made him into a different kind of person than he actually was in life. And it may be that that's one reason he's so celebrated today because we celebrate a different kind of man than really existed. But he was a bit more radical. Not terribly, terribly radical but a bit more radical than we make him out to be today.

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They're trying to paint King as a radical. But one guy doesn't think King was radical enough: SEIU's Andy Stern doesn't think the civil rights legend helped create "real change." In 2004, Stern told The Washington Post that "pressure is needed [to bring about real change.] It was not enough to have Martin Luther King, Jr.... You need Stokely Carmichael."

So he's saying Martin Luther King couldn't have accomplished what he did without people like Stokely Carmichael, who was the honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. So the Black Panthers brought about real change? Carmichael was known for coining the term "black power." So Stern thinks you need civil unrest to meet demands.

Who else is trying to raise the threat of disruption to have demands met now? Oh yes, the New Black Panthers:

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DR. MALIK ZULU SHABAZZ, CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY: We'll see Glenn Beck on August 27 on the National Monument. The New Black Panther Party will see him there. Since he is attacking us nightly and he won't talk to us. We will him on the National Monument at the National Mall.

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It's actually on August 28.

Racism is being used as a tactic for political gain.

The NAACP is now trying to intimidate Tea Partiers, passing a resolution to condemn quote "racist elements" in the party. I do not believe that racism is a white man's problem or a black man's problem or a Hispanic problem.

Racism is a human problem.

They are now trying to divide us into black and white, not unite us into one human race like Dr. King did in the '60s. It is our responsibility to protect the rights granted by God that King fought for the government to recognize and tonight we are going to talk about those rights.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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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