Occupy protester had seizure at Beck book signing

Glenn has talked at length on radio and TV for years about getting the junk out of your life, prepare, and be a lifeboat to others. Be ready to help anyone who asks and anyone who needs it. Besides just being the right thing to do, there are other reasons -- like the one discovered on book tour this weekend when an Occupy protester at Glenn's signing had a seizure. Who helped and who didn't?

"An Occupy demonstrator had an apparent seizure while protesting Glenn Beck's book signing in Alabama on Friday, forcing the Occupy participants to end their protest early. WKRG TV reported hundreds of Beck fans turned out in Fairhope, Alabama where he was signing copies of his latest book Being George Washington. But when Beck arrived, about two dozen Occupy protestors started chanting at the front of the line. For about 15 minutes, the shouting was heated until ‑‑ this is according to the TV station ‑ the shouting was heated until one of the protestors fell and began shaking uncontrollably," Glenn said.

"It was an ugly, ugly scene. Police officers and other protestors surrounded the young man until an ambulance arrived. This appeared to take the wind out of everybody's sails and the protest stopped on a serious note. The book signing continued without the loud chanting that preceded it," Glenn said.

"First of all, the video that you see, the scary moment during the protest, was taken by one of my people. Before we came to this town, we had had two other Occupy Wall Street scares, and I want you to know that if you're ever in a crowd and these things happen, love them. Sing, 'We wish you a merry Christmas.' Do not shout them down, do not get into a shouting match. Love them. Love them. Love them," Glenn said.

So what happened behind-the-scenes at this signing?

"We're on the bus and we're on our way to Alabama and we find out that this is going to be a nasty Occupy Wall Street stop which we had known about all day. And I said before we got there, I said, 'Let's all say a prayer.'"

"So there's about ten of us on this bus. And so we stop and we all say a prayer, not just for protection but also to be able to love these people. Love them. And as we are getting closer, I'm talking to Craig and I can see that he's a little skeptical on what I am announcing on Thursday and it ‑‑ and I had just said to him, 'Look, this puts us right in the middle of people who are going to be spitting on us, calling us names, wanting to kill us, calling us the devil, but we're going to love them.' We're going to love them every step of the way, and it will change hearts."

"There's one woman who is part of the Occupy movement who grabs his head as he starts to come down to the ground, grabs his head and cushions his head so it doesn't slam onto the street. Nobody else does anything. Craig, who's with me, unbeknownst to me, goes and rushes in and holds the guy's leg down. The guy ‑‑ the video stops almost immediately after this guy goes down because my other guy, Jeremy, he stops the video and he goes and he grabs the other leg of the guy to try to help him. They're loving him."

"So anyway, he says, what did you people do to him? Craig turns around and said ‑‑ addresses the crowd. Who ‑‑ only the woman from ‑‑ my understanding, only that woman is helping. Everybody else is standing around. And my guy turns around and says, 'What is wrong with you people? What is wrong with you? We're helping him.' That's when the Occupied crowd looks at the guy who says, what did you do with him ‑‑ what did you do to him and said, 'Knock it off, man. They're helping.' There was a moment ‑‑ not saying we agree with each other. There was a moment of sanity. The guy was taken to the hospital and refused to be seen, refused to be ‑‑ and I only know this because I asked about him afterwards. We wanted to know the status after, make sure that he was okay, and he was taken to the hospital, refused treatment and then demanded to be taken back to the protest."

"But here's the amazing thing. At the end of the book signing, a woman came in. I've never seen her before. I didn't know what had happened outside. I didn't know that my two people had loved him and helped him. The woman who cradled his head on the street, the second in command of Occupy Wall Street, came in to me and she was in line," Glenn said.

"All the security knew who she was but I didn't and so I see everybody kind of close in around me and I'm like, 'Don't freak out, don't freak out, don't freak out, don't say anything.' And I said, hi. Merry Christmas. And she said, 'Listen.' And she was awkward but nice. She said, 'Listen. I'm the, you know, co‑founder or whatever of the Occupy movement here and we were outside protesting you.' And I said, yes. Okay, nice to meet you. And she handed me a pamphlet and she said, I just wanted you ‑‑ I thought you should see what we were saying about you firsthand. And I said, 'Well, thank you very much.' I said, 'I believe in freedom of speech. So thank you. I appreciate that.' She said, 'Well, there.' And she started to walk away. And I said, merry Christmas. She turned to me and she said, 'Yeah, merry Christmas.' And walked away."

"Make sure you are with me on Thursday. It is not going to be an easy road. But it is, I believe, the only road, at least the only road that I can take. And I know how this ends in a bad way if we fail, and I know how this can end in a good way if we succeed. It was divine providence that protected us. It was divine providence that Craig got on the bus."

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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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