Glenn Beck: Why vote for Obama?

GLENN: Putting the radio back into Radio City, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I want to talk to you about Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. He is the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. He says a lot of things that quite frankly are crazy, a lot of things I disagree with, but I want to play this audio of the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and what he says about the American people voting for Barack Obama.

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: They are looking at Barack Obama and saying this is our chance to demonstrate that we have been able to get this boogeyman called race behind us and so they are going to vote for him. You know, whether he has credentials or not, whether he has inexperience, I think all that's out the window.



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GLENN: You know what, I think he's exactly right. I think that's what's going on. I think the media has given this guy a pass six ways to Sunday and they're to the going to do their job. They want him as a candidate. And I believe the media for the most part thinks that America, not New York, not Los Angeles but, you know, those people that just won't learn in the rest of the country. They really, truly believe that we're all racists and that we haven't paid a high enough price yet, and there are a lot of people in the rest of the country that have been convinced by the media or their professors or their textbooks or whatever it is that we're a bad nation, that we haven't atoned for the sins of the past. They are so eager to not be a racist that they will do whatever they have to do just to prove it. Look, see? "I'm not a racist; I'm for Barack Obama." If that's why you're voting for Barack Obama, you're right. You are not a racist; you are a moron. If you vote for him because you agree with his policies, great, but let me just -- may I speak to white America here for a second? Unless you owned slaves, unless you've insisted on separate drinking fountains in your life, unless you're Robert Byrd, unless you're currently wearing a little KKK pointy hat, slavery is not your fault. I know. I know it's crazy to say that. You had nothing to do with slavery.

Now, I'm sure that Barack Obama knows this, you know, because I'm sure there were times that he was listening to the right Reverend Wright as he was maybe reading from the Bible occasionally? I don't know. Do they do that in this church? I know that Barack Obama wasn't listening at the times when anything controversial was said. So maybe he was just listening when he was reading from the scriptures. But I believe you can find in there some place that the sons are not held responsible for the sins of the father. Or in this case our great, great, great, great, great-grandfathers. And in my particular case, a great, great, great, great-grandfather that was living in another country! You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're responsible for the sins that you commit. You're responsible -- if you're a racist now, you're responsible for that. If you're in the KKK, you're responsible. You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're not responsible for the faults of others. You're not responsible to make other people happy, either.

You know, Lincoln said that we have washed the sins of this country with blood. He was right. The blood that was spilled in this land over the Civil War is phenomenal. Nobody has any idea anymore -- because nobody studies history -- nobody has any idea the impact the Civil War had on this country in the cost of treasure, in the cost of cities, in the cost of blood. Nobody has any concept. We've never faced anything like that here in America, nothing like it. We washed the sins of slavery away with blood, and our forefathers, our founding fathers, knew that it was going to happen. Benjamin Franklin talked about it. "The longer we wait on this, the more we hesitate, the more we don't stand up to stop it now and stand up to the businessmen in the South, the more blood that's going to have to be spilled." They knew it. They talked about it. They debated it. They did everything they can to stop it. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was life, liberty and property but our founding fathers, the racists that they were, knew that if they put life, liberty and property in there, the South would say, you can't touch us. In the Declaration of Independence it says "Property." Slaves are property. So they changed it. It amazes me that in our twisted version of America we're living in, that's being inflicted on us, that's being jammed down our throat, in this twisted version of America that we live in right now, I cannot hold my child responsible. I can't hold -- we can't hold somebody responsible for doing poorly on a test. We can't hold them responsible for murdering somebody. "Oh, they're 14." I can't hold them responsible. Barack Obama doesn't want to have them punished with a child. I can't hold my children responsible for their own sexual activity. I can't hold Wall Street or the banks responsible for their own bad business practices. I can't -- God forbid we hold anybody who has a mortgage that they can't meet, God forbid we hold them responsible. Yet today seemingly the only ones who are being held responsible for anything are the people who had nothing to do with slavery and yet somehow or another I'm responsible for slavery, I'm responsible for all the racist things that have happened in this country because of the color of my skin. I'm being held responsible for not only things that I never did but I'm being held responsible for things that I find reprehensible. You know what? I ain't responsible and I'm sick and tired of being told that I am. I'm not responsible. I had nothing to do with it. You have nothing to do with me; I got nothing to do with you on how happy your life is or how successful you are or how much of a failure you are, just like you don't have anything to do with my success or failure.

I try to do the right thing every day; sometimes I make mistakes. You try to do the right thing every day; sometimes you make mistakes. Our country is not some independent entity, although people are trying to make it that. It is supposed to be a direct reflection of us. Our country tries to do the right thing, but we make mistakes. The only thing that I'm responsible for are the choices that I have made. If I'm wearing a pointy little hat and I'm listening to the radio and I'm like, "I can barely hear what he's saying because this pointy little hat's covering my ears," you know what? I'm responsible for that behavior. Just so you know, I'm currently not wearing a pointy little hat, nor have I ever worn a pointy little hat, nor would I ever wear a pointy little hat.

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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