'Reparations Happy Hour' in Portland attempts to atone for America's slavery sins

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What would we do without progressive paradises like Portland, Oregon to show us the way? We'd be floundering. So, thank goodness for "Reparations Happy Hour" in Portland last week, an event that is sure to eliminate all the pain of past racial injustice and totally cure racism in America.

Here's how it works. The organizer of "Reparations Happy Hour" is a group called "Brown Hope." They invited “black, brown and indigenous people" to a bar where attendees each received a $10 bill as they entered. The free money was mostly funded by white people who "Brown Hope" asked not to attend — because, you know, nothing cures racism and the pain of past segregation quite like forced segregation.

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"Reparations Happy Hour" was the brainchild of 27-year-old black activist Cameron Whitten. He said the event “made attendees feel as if their pain were valued and understood."

Look, everyone wants to feel understood, but if your “pain" is rooted in the possibility that you might be a distant relative of people who were slaves 150 years ago, you're simply choosing to be enslaved by the victim mentality that has consumed our nation like the plague.

Whitten said he hopes the event calls attention to reparations, which is the idea that the federal government should compensate black Americans for the slavery that their ancestors endured. He hopes to make this a monthly event, although they're changing its name to "Reparations Power Hour" so they don't discriminate against people who don't drink. Very thoughtful.

Dwelling on the negative past is no way to get the positive future you desire.

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, once said in an interview:

I have never understood the notion that we could continue to focus on race in order to get over race. I've never understood [how] we have to be race conscious in order not to be race conscious.

That is the main problem with reparations. It can't fix the past and at best, it just puts a band-aid on the future. The idea of reparations is ridiculous, because where does it end? Every human on the planet could pin some blame on some group somewhere in history for some injustice. Dwelling on the negative past is no way to get the positive future you desire.

But if you really have your heart set on reparations, head to Portland where they're atoning for America's slavery sins, ten bucks at a time.

Only in progressive America.

With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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Bank of America SIDESTEPS the Constitution for Paris Climate Agreement

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Bank of America sent out a news release announcing its plans to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions through its financing — meaning it's now putting policies into place that'll make it hard for people to do business if they don't support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

"It is critical that we leverage all parts of our business – beyond our direct operations – in order to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy," said Bank of America Vice Chairman, Anne Finucane.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explains how its new policies are an end-run around the U.S. Constitution and another example of the coming "Great Reset." He also exposes Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan's close connections to the World Economic Forum and the push for stakeholder capitalism.

And this is just the beginning.

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