UPDATED: Glenn reflects on Andrew Breitbart: "We need more voices, not fewer voices"

Update:

Glenn opened "The Glenn Beck Program" with some words on Andrew Breitbart's passing. You can watch those comments below:

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The shocking news of the passing of conservative new media legend Andrew Breitbart broke this morning while Glenn was on air.

“I’m sorry, but we’re a little stunned,” Glenn said upon hearing the news.

"We pray for his family, we pray for his children, and we pray that his mission to expose those who need to be exposed continues," Glenn said later in the broadcast.

The death of Andrew Breitbart was first reported on his website,Big Government, which released a statement that said:

“Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.”

The L.A. coroner’s office confirmed the death of the father of four who had been tweeting just hours prior. Andrew’s last tweet was an apology to someone he was going back and forth with on twitter, which he did on a regular basis.

“@AndrewBreitbart: I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize.”

“That is the way to go out. 'I'm sorry I got that wrong. I apologize',” Glenn said.

Breitbart was only 43 years old, and did not have any publicly known health problems, but, like Glenn points out, when you’re in a position like he was you’re not going to go out and advertise that you have any kind of serious heart condition or other type of illness that could cause something like this.

“People try to make a big deal out of this ‘feud’ I had with Andrew. I didn’t have one with Andrew, he may have had one with me, but I didn’t have one with him. I tried to do what I felt was right, and if people disagree with me, they disagree with me,” Glenn said.

Glenn went on to recall the first time he can remember speaking to Andrew, “We had rented a small boat, and we were going -- there were six of us, Pat and Joe and me and our wives. And we were going to take the day and circle the island of Manhattan, and just kind of pray and get away from everything. I mean, at least not away from everything. It's better than being on Manhattan. Just get away from everything, and take kind of a day, and go up towards West Point and go walk through West Point and just take the day, and kind of be on the waters that the founders were on. And before I could shut my cell phone off that morning, or I think Joe, because he never shuts his cell phone off. We got a phone call. And it was from Andrew, and he said we have some video tape Glenn to do. And he said I think we have Acorn. And I said what are you talking about? He told me about James [O’Keefe].”

James O’Keefe is the investigative reporter who came onto the scene with the story Glenn is referring to. This is the story that broke the Acorn scandal, and exposed that organization to the American taxpayer.

Glenn continued his story, “he [Breitbart] said James O'Keefe has gone in, and I said 'to one Acorn office?' because it was stunning stuff. I knew how these guys thought. 'Glenn, I'm not going to give you all the details now. But it's multiple.' And I said, 'you've got to be kidding m?'. And he said 'no.' I said, 'if you have that really on tape you do have Acorn.' 'We'd like to premier it on your show.' And I said, 'cool, whatever.' I'm not a guy -- I my record will show. I think we were the last person to do an interview with the Sarah Palin. We don't break news. I don't really care about breaking the news as long as it gets out there. And so many in people they fight over that stuff, and I don't really care. 'If you need to.' 'No, no we want to break it on your show. I think that the next one will go to Hannity or something.' I said ‘whatever.’ That's the first time I spoke to him was when he told me I think we have Acorn, and he was right. He is the guy who exposed Acorn, and really made it personal to the American people. We had heard Acorn. We knew Acorn was a problem but those videotapes that he did which James O'Keefe that brought it home to people, and it was the beginning of that that I think I have this order right. I think that that's started it.”

Andrew passionately and fearlessly took on the left on daily basis was also instrumental in the "Friends of Abe" movement, an underground movement to counter this discrimination of conservatives in Hollywood named after Abraham Lincoln.

While Breitbart's "The Bigs" have been a competitor to some of Glenn's businesses, Glenn said that he hoped that the company continues. " They've broken a lot of stories. A lot of stories. We need more voices not fewer voices," he said.

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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