Kim Jong Un's trusty aid lands in D.C.

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Yesterday, the most senior North Korean representative to visit the U.S. in 18 years arrived in Washington. Kim Yong Chol is a “trusted adviser" to Kim Jong Un, which raises the question – how bad do you have to be to become one of Kim Jong Un's trusted advisers?

Chol is the former chief of the North Korean military intelligence agency and he's in Washington to continue discussing a potential meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Although, we can't rule out the possibility that he's really here to shop at Costco for Kim Jong Un. You know, pallets of Diet Coke are hard to come by in Kim's communist paradise.

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The last time there was such high-level contact between the U.S. and North Korea in Washington was when Jo Myong Rok met with President Clinton in 2000. That meeting was so productive that here we are 18 years later starting over from scratch.

South Korea considers Chol one of the most powerful people in North Korea. He is director of the United Front Department, which oversees relations with South Korea. He is vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, and a four-star general. He also leaves the mints on Kim Jong Un's pillow and reads him bedtime stories (Goodnight, President Moon is said to be a favorite).

Chol was North Korea's official envoy to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this year, along with Kim Jong Un's sister. No word yet on whether those two are an item, but TMZ will be all over this one (TMZ at the DMZ!).

Because of Chol's aggressive past, South Korea has been shocked by his sudden willingness to talk peace.

The State Department had to grant Chol special permission to visit Washington this week because he had been blacklisted for his involvement in the 2014 cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. Because of Chol's aggressive past, South Korea has been shocked by his sudden willingness to talk peace. Anyone who's ever seen a movie knows this can only mean one thing: “It's a trap!"

It hasn't always been smooth sailing for Chol. Just two years ago he was demoted to a three-star general after dozing off during a meeting. Still, that was a lot better treatment than the last guy got who chose to catch some Z's in a meeting with Kim. He was executed by anti-aircraft gunfire. That's just how the cookie crumbles in Kim Jong Un's world… well, if they had cookies there.

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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