Russia and Ukraine have us on the verge of a major conflict

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Does history really repeat itself?

If this concept is true then we might be in for some seriously dark days. In 1918 the world celebrated the end of World War I. We now know that the great "War to End All Wars" never really ended at all. Kinetic war with Germany merely paused, giving way to a devastating economic war that effectively galvanized the Germans into something much more frightening. This year is the 80th anniversary of the Munich Agreement when the Western World appeased a monster, giving Hitler a collective pass for annexing the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

Afterall, it was just a small sliver of land… "let him have it" men like Chamberlain said. But appeasement only encouraged the storm to come. The Great War to End All Wars never ended in 1918. It raged from 1914 to 1945.

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But consider this. Did the Cold War ever truly end? The West declared victory in 1991, and I can't help but see parallels between 1991 and 1918. Like Germany in 1918, Russia was dealt with in a very similar way in the 90's. NATO expanded and pushed into the Balkans against Moscow's wishes. The Kremlin went through severe economic disorder, molding it into what we now see today. In 2014 Russia pulled off it's own "Sudetenland" annexation with the seizure of Ukrainian Crimea. When the West paused, Putin went on to seize Eastern Ukraine. The world continued to pause, even turn a blind eye, and as of today over 10,000 Ukrainians have died in this ignored war. No one talks about it. No one wants to acknowledge it's going on.

And given the silence, Russia pushes on. Yesterday Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval ships. Multiple Ukrainian sailors have been wounded. Russia has blockaded the Azov Sea which is a significant financial hub for Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is on high alert. All ships have been put to sea. Today their parliament will vote to initiate martial law, which was called for by the Ukrainian president. We are dangerously close to the breakout of a much larger conflict. All it takes is one escalation. Cooler heads must prevail, but Ukraine's president might be looking for a statement. He's in the middle of an election campaign and losing. What he does next is anyone's guess.

We are dangerously close to the breakout of a much larger conflict. All it takes is one escalation.

The UN Security council has called an emergency meeting. Both the EU and NATO have urged restraint. Meanwhile, the US State Department and President Trump have been eerily silent. Is history repeating itself? Are we appeasing Russia? Do we even have a choice when dealing with a nuclear power in their own backyard?

The next 24 hours will tell us a lot.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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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.

Watch the full special presentation below:


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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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