Glenn Beck: Who is Barack Obama?

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GLENN: Pat was just telling me that he was at the bookstore and he saw Who is Barack Obama, where in it, it's a kid you know, book for your kids, what exactly are civil rights. Under a picture of Martin Luther King, the right to vote is one; so is the right to a decent education and a decent job. That is true, if you lived in the former Soviet Union. That is not true here. You have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Pursue your own happiness. People can't not hire you because of your skin color, but they can not hire you because you suck. You don't have a right to a decent job.

You're getting the slow indoctrination. And Pat said that when he was in the bookstore, he saw

PAT: Also available in the children's section is that fantastic Howard Zinn book History of America which is

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: And then we're just finding out that this progressive historian Howard Zinn

GLENN: Communist.

PAT: Was a communist.

GLENN: We knew he was a communist but nobody would admit that he was a communist.

PAT: But now it's come out in an FBI file released on Friday, sure enough.

GLENN: On Friday. Isn't it interesting that it came out on... Friday. That's when stories are dumped. One of the other things you find out on Friday with Howard Zinn, that he was a communist? He also had a very close communist relationship with somebody else. Frank Marshall Davis. Who was Barack Obama's mentor? Hmmm. Hmmm.

Hey, could somebody do me a favor? Does anybody have time to find out anything they can on that meeting between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama? Remember when they went over and like, hey, Vlad, how you doing? "Good, I'm very good." And they got together and they spoke for about an hour, which was I think longer than that you had they were scheduled to speak for. And it was closed doors. It was just the two of them. And Putin came out and when they were asked, you know, what did they talk about, the White House responded that Vladimir Putin was just helping Barack Obama with the real history of the Cold War.

PAT: I'll bet he was.

GLENN: I'll bet he was. I'll bet he was. Well, he may not need to because Howard Zinn was a good friend of Barack Obama's mentor and Howie is, of course, a communist or was a communist. Frank was a communist. And Barack Obama has none of those tendencies.

PAT: None. Nothing.

GLENN: Nothing like that.

PAT: Nothing in common with those guys.

GLENN: Nothing, nothing.

PAT: Well, you know, other than hanging out with Marxist professors in college and, you know, a Marxist pastor for 20 years. Nothing else in common with him.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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