Glenn Beck: The MAP



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Eight Stages of the Process of Social Movement Success

GLENN: All right. There's a couple of things that I really want to go over with you today, one of which is what we talked about last night on television and what we talked about yesterday morning here on the radio program that we're in a very delicate stage, and I've gotten a lot of tweets and a lot of e mails: Oh, Glenn Beck thinks that we're, you know, we're really, really, you know, having a struggle here and we're giving up hope. No. No, I think some are. I've heard from several people, received lots of e mails from people who said, you know what, Glenn, I'm not coming to 8/28 because, A, I'm afraid. You know. Welcome to life. There's no reason to be afraid. The security is outrageous and I think also that there's just no there's cameras everywhere. Everywhere. And there's just no way that that's going to happen. I mean unless, you know, unless Jesus comes and just splits the mountains.

The other thing that they are saying is I'm getting mail from people who say, I'm not coming because I've come to Washington before, I stood, I marched, I went to my town hall and nothing has changed. The document that I showed you yesterday on television and radio, which is MAP, a map of movement, of political movements. It was designed in the Seventies, late Seventies by a socialist, a progressive, and they were trying to stop, the federal government said we're going to have a thousand nuclear power plants by the turn of the century. This is 1977. And the movement had the the anti nuke people had a couple of successes. But when this guy, Bill Moyer, met with them, he realized how down they were and they said, we're going to give up because nothing's really changing, et cetera, et cetera. He said you're at Stage 5. He went back to his hotel and he laid out all of these stages, and I believe they're accurate. Stage 5 is the place to where you say, they're not moving, they're not paying attention, nobody in Washington is changing anything. Even though the poll numbers are with us, the press is still against us and so is Washington. Well, in the end, the nukes, how many nuclear power plants do we have? We had 67, I think, when they started. When he gave them the strategy and they felt, no, we're not and they wanted 1,000 by the end of the decade, 2000. By 2000 they had only built over a hundred. So it was a wild, wild success. Why don't we have can you imagine if we had a thousand nuclear power plants? Would we be having the problems with energy that we're having right now? We wouldn't be having these conversations. We wouldn't have to worry about coal, we wouldn't have to worry about gas. When it comes to heating and cooling our houses and everything else, we wouldn't have these problems. We probably would have hydrogen cars because the most effective way to make hydrogen is with a nuclear power plant. So the world would have been different.

Don't think that you don't make an impact. The other thing that is really critical to understand is this is the most dangerous point in any political system. Because people start to get frustrated and they say, I'm not making a difference. And when that is heard, those crazies out there say, I'll make a difference, and violence comes. This is where Bill Ayers was in 1969. This is where the Weather Underground. They were the Weathermen. Then they became the Weather Underground. They had to go underground because they became violent. That was Stage 5. We're in Stage 5 right now. That's why I ask you to go to GlennBeck.com and I ask you to take the 40 Day and 40 Night challenge. That is start saying your prayers on your knees for 40 days and 40 nights, one prayer on your knees. Let your children see you. Humble yourself before the Lord and say your prayers on your knees. Do that. That's faith. Hope comes from truth. Get all of the lies out of your life, even the lies that you have, you know, that you tell yourself. For 40 days and 40 nights promise yourself no lies, no fibs, no exaggerations, just the truth. And charity, charity starts at home. For the next 40 days and 40 nights, I want you to one night a week spend it with your children, play a game, play cards, read stories, whatever, just one night a week. Faith, hope and charity, the 40 Day, 40 Night challenge and then meet me in Washington D.C. as we change the world.

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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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