Consider THIS as you vote today

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I wanted to share something as we all Vote today.

It's something I have learned by spending the past two years crisscrossing America, exploring this ominous and strange divide with which America finds itself engaged and enraged.

From Ketchikan, Alaska to Clearwater, Florida; from penthouses of NYC to tent cities on the Venice Beach boardwalk; from big cities to tiny towns that stretch out in the vastness between the "Coasts." I have spoken with hotel clerks and uber drivers; panhandlers and professors; factory workers and financiers. Thousands of conversations about one thing:
Why do you believe what you believe?

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The biggest lesson I learned from all that traveling applies very poignantly today as we vote.

As I spoke with more and more and more Americans, I was continually shocked by their truest diversity: the diversity of thought which quite often didn't line up with their most obvious "labels." That their way of thinking is the result of innumerable, deeply-personal moments that they have experienced living their life. Not yours. Theirs. I encourage you not to make the mistake of assuming you understand another person's thinking because of the labels you project onto them.

And as I listened to stories of deeply-impacting childhood adversity; of dreams 'changed' because of life's unforeseen hurdles; of hard-fought/hard-won life-lessons, I realized no one's life is easy. No one's. That there are scars from life and dreams for life that the eye can't see as it scans any given room, looking to affix labels.

And I promise you the sum of all those experiences and thoughts cannot be categorized into one of two sides: Team Us & Team Them. No matter how neat-and-tidy it would make it all seem.

As I have ping-ponged between worlds and sides, I kept thinking that if you all had the opportunity to be in the same room together - and could talk honestly and openly without fear of snap-judgments and retribution - you'd see that you really are NOT as divided as you think. So many of the frustrations are the same. So many of the problems are shared. Even your hopes line up with one another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another. And as you wait to vote - even if you're going to vote angrily - do NOT waste the increasingly rare opportunity to engage one another as people who SHARE a country. Because, I believe, if you REALLY want the best shot of tackling the greatest problems we share don't just look for solutions on the ballot. Look to the people who are casting their votes to your right and to your left - both literally and politically.

Smile. Make eye contact. Make conversation. Talk as neighbors because you are, even if you have led very different, but equally-worthy lives.

I promise you, it's SO easy to find connection, if you look for it.

The Biden administration wants to fundamentally change our economy and they've made some truly game-changing moves in recent days, but you won't hear anyone in the mainstream media talking about it. If you want to know what the government doesn't want you to notice, pay attention to what the White House releases on Friday afternoons.

Last Friday afternoon — when fewer people would notice — the administration announced a new "comprehensive, government-wide strategy" to overhaul our nation's economy and protect us all from the "financial risks of climate change."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reviewed Biden's new climate finance report and explained why he believes the administration's plans to fundamentally change the economy is "the most dangerous movement in the world right now."

Glenn started out by playing a video clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters, "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that" during a press briefing last week.

"That's interesting because what she just said is the exact language, almost a quote, from the people over at the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum," Glenn said of Psaki's statement.

"This is the most dangerous movement in the world right now. It is a direct shot, by a railgun, at liberty. And when I started talking about this, about a year and a half ago, the system went into overdrive to call it a conspiracy. ... This is how they shut people down. They isolate and alienate you by calling the opposition conspiracy theorists. Everything is a conspiracy. Well, there are some conspiracies out there. But you need to know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact."

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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