North Korea missile launch fails; Hotel of Doom still stands

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North Korea caused international outrage when they fired off a test missile, but they also caused themselves embarrassment when the missile failed less than 1 minute into launch. In denial, the North Korean government still decided to hold missile parades to celebrate. Glenn reacts & talks about North Korea’s failed monument to communism -- the Hotel of Doom.

"North Korea had a rocket launch that kind of failed spectacularly. Kind of makes me happy on that one. Just a little bit," Glenn said upon hearing about the missile launch.

BBC reports that "The official reason for the launch had been to put a satellite into orbit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the state's founder, Kim Il-sung. North Korea fired the Unha-3 rocket around 07:40 local time (22:40 GMT Thursday) from a site in Cholsan County on the western coast, according to South Korean and US monitors. It disintegrated after a minute or two, falling into waters 165km (105 miles) west of the South Korean capital, Seoul, the monitors said."

The launch has universally been called a failure.

But don't worry, the UN is getting involved, going so far as to criticize North Korea for the launch and call it a violation. Pretty harsh, right?

In an effort to pretend this never happened, the communist country unveiled huge statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-Il.

This, of course, brought to mind some other failed examples of communist propaganda, such as the huge yet unfinished Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, also dubbed "The Hotel of Doom".

Stu explained that when South Korea was hosting the Olympics, North Korea decided "we need to do something as a communist nation to show that communism is superior. So they decided to build the largest and tallest hotel in the world. It's this gigantic triangle, and it's made completely out of concrete. It's exactly what you think that communists would build."

Stu explained that they built the skeleton of it but ran out of money - which is exactly what happens in communism.

"They couldn't tear it down. They actually scrub it out of official photos of the city," Stu added.

"Imagine living in that kind of society where you're starving, and they come in and they build this giant," Glenn said.

"I watched a documentary recently about North Korea, and they interviewed the people, and they don't see it like that. They are so indoctrinated from birth that Kim Jong Il was in power. The documentary was specifically talking about citizens that have these basic eye surgeries that need to be done on the cataracts, and instead they go blind. They go blind for thousands of citizens they have no doctors that can perform the surgery. And so charities from outside of North Korea are allowed in very rarely to go in there and do these simple surgeries that restore these people's sight. What do they do once they get out of these surgery. They run up to the photo of the Kim Jong Il. They praise these paintings of Kim Jong Il," Stu said.

You can watch the documentary Stu describes below:

Photo of the building before construction resumed:

There is now a glass facade on the outside, but the building is still not open.

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.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

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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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