Fusion November 2010 - Welcome

Hello America,

You know as well as I do that things just ain’t what they used to be. It’s not that I’m just nostalgic for the past (but who could blame me), it’s that I’m in mourning for what’s become “acceptable” in our culture. Whether it’s politics, pop culture or our own relationships, somehow our standards seem to have been systematically lowered. We’ve become accustomed to accepting less, because less is easier. Once people start asking less of themselves, we stop expecting more of them, and too often of ourselves as well. I think I know why. It’s commitment, or should I say a complete lack of it, especially where it counts the most.

Let’s think about the BIG picture. Are there already plenty of laws on the books to immediately address the out of control illegal immigration problem in this country? Yes, of course. What’s lacking is the commitment to enforce them. Could the free market get our economy back on track, just as it has time and time again? Yes, most definitely. It’s only a lack of commitment to letting it that hobbles our recovery. What about Congress…couldn’t the men and women who make up the House and Senate listen to their constituencies and truly do the work of “we the people” to make this the America of our glorious past…the country our grandfathers fought and died for? Yup, if only they were committed to doing something, anything, besides keeping their cushy jobs.

Celebrities do disgraceful and often illegal things, and not only do they get away with it but they’re celebrated in the media for doing so. Gossip somehow passes for “the news,” and nobody seems to care (except me and you, that is). Celebrity is a gift—believe me, I know—and there was a time when that gift came with a degree of responsibility. Unfortunately, too many who enjoy fame and fortune feel no commitment to act with any reverence, humility or appreciation. The flip side of that coin is that we’ve become so numb to the shame and scandal that we’ve ceased expecting or demanding more from those who enjoy the privilege of the status we grant them.

And then there are relationships, especially those between moms, dads and their children. The American family is the cornerstone of our society, and it’s in big trouble—that means we’re all in big trouble, because if the family goes then it’s dark days ahead for us all. It’s all due to commitment, commitment, commitment. We need more, and we’ll only get to the big stuff once we’ve gotten a handle on the smaller (though no less important) stuff that defines our daily lives. That’s where my 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge comes into play.

I’ve devoted this entire issue to my challenge because I truly believe that a rededication to commitment on a deeply personal level is what we need; what will help correct the course of not just us as Americans, but of America as well. Until we can individually be at our very best, we’ll never be our best collectively or able to do the work that so desperately needs to be done. If you haven’t already taken the Challenge, for the next 40 Days and 40 Nights, make a covenant to practice faith, hope and charity by doing these things:

• Commit to praying on your knees every night. Pray for guidance, inspiration, and peace...pray for the leaders of our country… for their safety and that they will receive wisdom. Quite simply, re-establish your relationship with God and do it with humility from your knees. Most of all, let your children see you do this so they can understand how profoundly important it is to you.

• Commit to finding your hope in the truth. It’s too easy to anesthetize yourself with tiny lies— there can be no hope without unflinching honesty.

• Establish a habit of honesty, question everything with boldness, and pray for confirmation of what you believe to be true. Even a half-truth is a whole lie.

• Lastly, commit yourself to charity. And remember, charity begins at home. Do something kind for every member of your family at least once a week. Also, commit to taking notice of how blessed you truly are and be genuinely grateful for all you receive.

If you can commit yourself to the 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge, you will find your life has changed. You will have established a new “normal,” effected meaningful progress in your entire family’s life, and reconnected with the profound sense of faith that has been our country’s bedrock since its very inception. At the end of your 40 days and nights, I believe your commitment will have yielded the dividend of beginning your transformation into the very best version of yourself that you can possibly be.

But you’re going to have to commit, and that’s about action. Doing is harder than talking, and doing is that which needs to be done. So what do you say…are you up for a little commitment that could end up meaning a lot? I think you are.



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Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

Read the full story from TheBlaze News here.

'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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