Rhetoric? Rendell lashes out: 'simpletons!'

Glenn played some schocking audio on radio today of Governor Rendell losing his cool during a “60 Minutes” interview. In the interview, Gov. Rendell accused the interviews for being idiots for not getting his reasoning for bringing gambling to Pennsylvania. The radio crew analyzed the video, and Pat and Stu got into a disagreement over Rendell’s argument.

You can see the Rendell video here on The Blaze.

In the video, Rendell said, “They’re not losing their paychecks because Pennsylvania instituted gaming. Those people were losing their paychecks in Atlantic City, in Delaware at the racetracks or in West Virginia.” Rendell added, “Well, if they’re going to lose it anyway, let’s get the upside.”

The interview degenerated quickly, and by the end Rendell was gritting his teeth, chopping his hands through the air, and calling the interviewers “idiots” for not agreeing with him.

While no one agreed with the way Rendell conducted himself, Stu and Pat came down on different sides of the argument.

Pat argued, “He gritted his teeth over people losing their fortunes and their livelihood in Pennsylvania because they're going to lose it anyway in Delaware or New Jersey.  And my point was you don't ‑‑ freedom is not providing more ways for people to lose their fortunes and their livelihoods and destroy their lives.  That's not what freedom is.  The government's job and responsibility is not to provide more vice for you and feed off people's weaknesses.  The government should stay out of it.  Here's the government trying to get into it.”

Stu, on the other hand, felt, “The bottom line is people should be able to lose their money on whatever they want.  If he goes in and instead spends it on clothing or movies or alcohol, that's okay?” He added, “You do give him freedom to do what he wants with his money.”

Glenn attempted to reach a bit of a compromise, saying, “It is not the federal government's job to do anything.  And it is up to the individual states and municipalities to make their own decisions and have this very debate on a local scale.  Not a national scale because the government, if the government ever bans anything nationally, I think you've got a ‑‑ I think you have a problem.”

Glenn also felt that the Rendell audio tied into a bit of history he was going to be talking about on TV. He said, “Where did this begin?  Where did this begin?  Edward Bernays, he is the father of propaganda.  He started propaganda here in the United States under the Wilson administration.  It got a bad name as propaganda, so he started to call it then PR.”

“It's enlightened despotism.  It's the nanny state.  This is a total separation from our founders, total.  Our founders said trust the people, trust them.  They will make mistakes, but they will correct it.  They'll find the errors of their ways.  [Bernays] loved democracy.  He loved it.  But he just felt the stupid people wouldn't vote for the right person.  So they needed to be guided.  They just kind of get in the way of progress and so they need to be guided some.”

Tune into TV tonight for more on Edward Bernays.

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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