Glenn offers Bill Gates a job

Glenn knows that small businesses can still make it in tough economic times, and the evidence was all over the news this morning with the announcement of two big hires for “The Blaze”.  The first hire, who Glenn promised to talk more about later in the show, was Betsy Morgan, for CEO of The Huffington Post. But the other hire was a man that Glenn had known for years, Kraig Kitchin, former President of Premiere Radio Networks.

Glenn told the story of how he first offered a job to Kraig Kitchin several years ago when Glenn was struggling as a broadcaster with a young national show. He said, “I want to tell you this story and I want you to remember one thing. Never, ever, ever down grade your dreams. Never, ever, ever listen to people who say you're crazy. Never feel uncomfortable for having an idea.”

Glenn said that when he went to sign his second contract with Premiere Radio Networks, syndicators of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Delilah, Ryan Sescrest, and more, his show was struggling and they almost didn’t renew.

“We went through months and months of negotiation and we finally get this deal and I went to Chicago to sign it because Kraig, I think, was in Chicago and so we went to a hotel that I couldn't afford but he could, the Peninsula. I think it was the Peninsula in Chicago and we had breakfast. We met at this little breakfast area where he was having breakfast and he gave me the contract and I signed it there for breakfast. Now, this -- keep in mind, this is a contract that I barely got. I mean, it was -- I think he may have started the conversation on the contract with, Whew, well, that was a close one, but we got it done. Okay? I think that's what he said. He was basically saying, You almost were unemployed. You're lucky to have a job. Sign before I change my mind.”

Glenn said, “I signed it and I looked at him and as I pushed the contract back, I said, I want to talk to you about something. And he said, Okay. I said, now, I know this is a little like Mr. Ace Hardware coming to Mr. Home Depot, but I'd like you to work for me. Now, this is the guy who owns Premiere, this is the guy who was the CEO. He's running the whole thing. He's got Rush Limbaugh and -- he's got successful talent in his stable and I say to him, I want you to work for me. He looked at me and he went, excuse me? I went, not now, but in a few years there's going to come a time and, Kraig, I see something in you. I see something in you. You are a good businessman. You're a good, honest man and you would be great with Mercury and he said, why don't we concentrate on just fulfilling this contract? And I said, We will. Don't worry. It will be great, but I want you to know I'm thinking in the future and I don't know exactly how this is going to come out, but you need to work for Mercury.”

At the time, the proposal was crazy. As Glenn said, “Crazy things happen to those who apply themselves and believe in themselves. I can't tell you. When you know, you know. Just keep moving forward. No matter how dark things are, no matter how on the he think you are, it will all work out.”

Glenn knows that anyone who believes him or herself can accomplish anything, no matter how crazy. And to prove it, he even offered Bill Gates a job as a computer programmer.

It may sound crazy today, but crazier things have happened.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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