Being George Bailey - A 'Mercury One' Christmas Message

by Quinn C.

Being George Bailey

 We have almost reached Christmas and the end of another year. Unless you are a procrastinator like me, your shopping is done, your tree is lit, your house decorated, and you are simply waiting for the 25th with family and friends nearby.

Christmas is one of those times we can lose perspective. Everywhere we look, people are maxing out their credit cards, our living rooms and stacked with gifts, and we are stuffing our faces with holiday food. Times can seem misleadingly tranquil. We can lose perspective on the world around us and forget that we live in times of great change. No longer can the lives we have be sustained without action. The world is going in a direction that requires us to stand for what we believe in, or lose the lives we take for granted.

A few weeks ago Glenn announced the launch of a new non-profit initiative, Mercury One.

People have been curious what Mercury One is. People have been wondering what exactly what Mercury One will be doing, and what it means to be a supporter of Mercury One. Mercury One members will be the George Baileys in their town. They aren’t necessarily the most powerful or the richest people. They have full lives and little free time for themselves. What identifies them is these people are decent. They treat everyone with kindness, even those who don’t reciprocate. When they see a person in need they offer a hand up because that is simply what people of merit do. Mercury One believes you are taking action by setting an example for people in your life. As Clarence reminded George, “Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

Our world has become one of hate. Everywhere we look we see people spewing hatred or protesting something. No one is standing FOR anything. We have to offer people an alternative, and we will; one of generosity and kindness. We are going to give people the choice between light and dark. We believe people are good at heart, and when given that choice will choose light. This is the idea that is Mercury One. You can stop individuals but you cannot stop an idea founded on merit and generosity.

It all starts with you. This is how a movement starts. Be George Bailey. As we enjoy the Christmas season and approach the New Year, commit to being a person of merit. Commit to reaching out to others because, as Clarence put it, “No man is a failure who has friends.” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Mercury One.

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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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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