Thanksgiving Message from Glenn

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

 – Mahatma Gandhi

With America looking at more tough times ahead, preparedness is more important than ever. And Mahatma Gandhi was right - it begins with you.

Today is the first in the trilogy of holidays I’ve spoken of before: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Too often you can get swept up in the momentum of football, shopping and party planning, and before you know it this time of year has disappeared faster than Aunt Sally’s pumpkin pie. Then you’re starting the New Year and wrestling with that familiar feeling of emptiness. What could be a fresh start ends up feeling a lot like a plain old Wednesday in March. I understand. I’ve been there myself. But there’s a way off the holiday hamster wheel, and it begins today.

The reason we fail to embrace the new and hold true to our New Year’s resolution is that we haven’t prepared ourselves. Truth be told, New Year’s Day is far more a beginning than an end. In order to be spiritually ready, you must first take stock today. It’s time to clean out your life and be thankful for not only what you have, but what you have the courage to clear away. When I say be thankful, I don’t just mean go around the dinner table and say how happy you are that everyone’s together and that Grandma made her candied yams (though that’s good to do). I mean be deeply, honestly and humbly thankful. Thankful to God.

With today being the first in our American Trilogy of holidays, let today - Thanksgiving Day, be the start of you getting down on your knees and thanking God for all his blessings. Ask your family to join you. Make it a fundamental part of your Thanksgiving tradition. It’s time to downsize your life and find out what you’re really grateful for. Find out what the assets are around you and get rid of the clutter. Offer to be one another’s shelter, give thanks for the opportunity of God’s forgiveness, and most of all give thanks for the clarity in knowing what’s valuable, lasting and well-worth preserving.

Now, back to our old pal Gandhi. He was right—yes, you must be the change you want to see in the world. Whatever you wish in those around you—whether it be your friends and family or the leaders in your community and Washington—you must lead that charge by embodying that change. Yeah, it’s a tall order, but there are three steps. Today, let’s just worry about the first one. You can do it, I know you can.

When the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving, they weren’t thankful for their favorite team playing on TV. They didn’t have that luxury. Instead, they were thankful for God’s grace in letting them survive in this strange and wonderful new world and letting them worship as they wished. Thanksgiving Day is our time to celebrate their accomplishment and their sacrifice in braving brutally hard times and dedicating their lives to the pursuit of their happiness. They were indeed the change they wanted to see in the world. I hope you’ll join me in thanking God that they were.

Commit to this process as we celebrate our American Trilogy and I promise - you won’t be sorry. Stage two begins at Christmas. May you and your family have a blessed, happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


 

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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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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