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GLENN: I believe that what America needs more of is poetry. I think that

PAT: Only if it's really good, though.

GLENN: Well, no, it's got to be like award winning poetry.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It has to be award winning, social justice, climate poetry.

PAT: That's what it has to be.

GLENN: Yeah. It's not I mean, if it's just any kind of poetry, well, then with

he don't need that. But award winning climate and social justice poetry, there's

nothing like it.

PAT: Preferably given by a, shall we say robust 16 year old girl. That's what I

think

GLENN: Oh, that never happens.

PAT: No.

GLENN: See, you wouldn't happen to have that on tape.

PAT: No, way. Well, wait. Do I?

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Here she comes.

PAT: Here she comes.

GLENN: You go, girl.

PAT: They're egging her on.

STU: She's going to speak truth to power here, I bet.

PAT: Truth to power.

GLENN: Van Jones is in the audience.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: You go, girl.

GLENN: Wait, wait.

VOICE: Broken like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning

jazz band. That was the

PAT: Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

GLENN: You have to hear this from the beginning. You have to really listen to

the audience. The audience

PAT: Great.

GLENN: This is in the Bay Area and Van Jones is there and he's about to award,

you know, for the greatest social justice, environmental movement kind of

poetry. Here she is talking about George Bush. She was 11. She was 11 and when

Katrina happened, and listen to the crowd. Play, can you play it again?

PAT: Yeah.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: She's standing and she's kind of, I don't know if I can do this.

PAT: She's kind of warming into it.

GLENN: Do it, do it.

PAT: Go, girl.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place. And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken

like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

PAT: (Laughing). I love that! Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: That's deep. That is deep.

PAT: Oh.

PAT: She nailed it.

GLENN: Man, she's got it on the ropes now.

PAT: She nailed it.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: The whole situation with that one sentence.

GLENN: Sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: Ooh!

PAT: Ooh.

VOICE: That was the standard number one applied five years ago but it is still

right here acceptable today because (inaudible).

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop, some.

STU: Stop!

PAT: Double helix?

STU: Stop with your double helix! It's so ridiculous.

GLENN: Do we have the, do we have the presentation of the awards from Van Jones?

PAT: I didn't stick around for that.

GLENN: Because she oh, you didn't?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Oh, she won.

PAT: Did she win?

GLENN: She won.

STU: But that was really good, though.

GLENN: But, but, but... he couldn't just pick the top three. Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. No, we had to find the best four.

PAT: How many were there? Four?

GLENN: Yeah!

PAT: All right!

GLENN: And I want you to know you're all winners. You're all winners.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: That's right!

GLENN: No, you're not, Van. They're losers. They lost. They lost. Yeah, you walk

away you're not all winners. Otherwise you'd all get a prize. And only four of

them did, even though only three of them were supposed to. "We just couldn't, we

just, there's not enough slots because you're all winners. "

PAT: I don't think they were expecting the 16 year old to be as good as she was.

STU: Yeah, a drowning jazz band.

PAT: Drowning jazz band thing.

GLENN: That was really, really good. Now here

PAT: And then when she compared abortions to broken levees, that's when I knew

this, this woman is on it.

STU: And, you know, she's come out there and say talk about a helix, we would

all be like, whatever. But when she brought the double helix?

GLENN: She's bringing the double helix to town.

STU: Wow. She got

PAT: She brought it.

STU: She got George W. Bush there.

PAT: She brought it. She's all up in there.

GLENN: Is this video available on The Blaze?

STU: It is.

GLENN: It is? You have to watch this video.

PAT: It's funny.

GLENN: It's on TheBlaze.com. It is especially when you see her doing it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: When you see her doing it, it's a wall of sound. That's what it is. It's

just a wall of sound coming at you.

STU: I just love the self importance of it all. It's just this idea where she's

talking about the San Joaquin Valley and she's just in that, like

GLENN: We feed you!

STU: Yeah, when you're 16 years old, you believe what you think is that

important. You're convinced of it. And just the passion is admirable. It's just

passion toward nothing.

PAT: It's, I think to me it's the best poetry since...

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as, Fever settles on an acid sea. Neptune's bones dissolve.

STU: She is better.

GORE: Snow glides from the mountain. Ice fathers floods for a season. A hard

rain comes quickly. Then dirt is parched. Kindling is placed in the forest for

the lightning’s celebration. Unknown creatures take their leave unmourned.

PAT: Kindling in a double helix.

GORE: Passion seeks heroes and friends, the bell of the city on the hill is

rung. The shepherd cries. The hour of choosing has arrived. Here are your tools.

PAT: Polar bears drown like a drowning jazz band in New Orleans when the levees

break and people get abortions.

GLENN: You know what's funny is when we released the Overton Window and we

released the ad do you have the ad by any chance? When we released the ad for

the Overton Window and it was Rudyard Kipling, they all jumped on the wagon on,

"Oh, this guy's crazy poetry. Glenn Beck's writing crazy poetry." No, it was

Rudyard Kipling.

PAT: And they were also saying it was nonsensical.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It was ridiculous, it was pathetic. Because they thought you wrote it.

STU: Right. So that's their automatic response is to criticize.

GLENN: Automatic, it's ridiculous. Did you listen to the Al Gore poem? It's just

worst.

STU: That really is one of the greatest moments of audio of all time, though.

GLENN: What is it about these elitist snobs?

PAT: Neptune downs in the levees of New Orleans.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: SUVs can't be gassed up. They're drowning in Neptune's tears.

STU: (Laughing). So awful. Such an awful failure.

GLENN: Wait just a second. The Times and everybody else just comes out and just

says, "Oh, Glenn Beck is crazy." Now, let's play these poems back to back here.

Go ahead. Here's Rudyard Kipling.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of man. There are only

four things certain since social progress began. That the dog returns to his

vomit and the sow returns to her mire. And the burnt fool's bandaged finger goes

warbling back to the fire. And then after this is accomplished and the brave new

world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his

sins, as surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the gods of

the copybook headings with terror and slaughter return.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Whew.

GLENN: Okay? And if you know the whole poem, it's unbelievable. Now, here's the

whole poem from Al Gore.

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as fever settles on an acid sea.

GLENN: Neptune's bones dissolve. Now wait. Now, go to the condom chick.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: I'm more entertained by the audience than by her.

PAT: They are. They're good.

GLENN: Yeah! Bring it!

STU: She's better than Gore, though. Even at 16. I think.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California. The southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

required five years ago when I was 11. When it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: Go!

VOICE: And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken like the

wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band. That was

the

GLENN: Stop.

STU: That is awesome.

GLENN: With terror and slaughter returned. (Laughing). This time the gods of the

copybook headings, they are only going to dissolve Neptune's bones.



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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