Really? Michelle Obama: We need to build more sidewalks

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu had a field day picking apart Michelle Obama’s recent Good Morning America interview. The First Lady visited the program to promote her new cookbook, but could not refrain from imparting her wisdom. Mrs. Obama came out in support of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.

It should come as no surprise that the First Lady – who has made federal overreach and the enforcement nanny-state policies her mission – supports the Mayor’s inane proposition. But the way Mrs. Obama justified her support of the ban is a little suspect.

Glenn played a portion of the interview this morning:

MICHELLE OBAMA: You know, mayors, local communities should make the decisions that they think are best for their community because there's no one size fits all. What works in New York may not work in another city and vice versa. You know, their approach is not something that's going to happen that we're going to, you know, be pushing at a federal level but, you know, we applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities…

Let’s get this straight, the First Lady is suddenly pro-states’ rights? Never mind the fact that the signature policy of her husband’s first term is a bill that nationalizes our health care system. And we should just overlook the fact that the First Lady has infiltrated our schools at the national level, banning French fries, bake sales, and whatever else she deems ‘unhealthy.’

“Wait a minute. Hang on just a second,” Glenn said. “I'm just trying to get my arms around this one. So the woman who is for universal healthcare says that everyone should have local control?”

“Because what works for New York may not work elsewhere,” he continued. “Now, the sodas, the sodas get very complex. That's very – we’ve got to leave that in local control because that gets so unbelievably complex. Healthcare, heart surgery, brain surgery, we got that. Hey, can we do that? That's just a blanket, that's a blanket policy. Everybody gets the same. Oh, okay.”

The interview continues with Mrs. Obama praising the communities that are making the truly tough decisions… on where to build sidewalks. After all, we all know putting some concrete on either side of the road requires serious planning.

MICHELLE OBAMA: New York is one example but there are many communities that are doing, you know, things like figuring out how to build more sidewalks so that, you know, people can actually ride their bikes, you know, how to take public space and turn it into play spaces. Many ways that leaders can get involved, one of the efforts that we have through Let's Move is Let's Move Cities and Towns...

“Hang on just a second. Whew, I have been – I have been struggling with how to build more sidewalks,” Glenn joked. “Do you put it next to the street? Do you put it in the middle of the street? Do you put it in the houses? Where do you put the sidewalks?”

“Dallas hasn't figured it out yet,” Pat said sarcastically. “There's not a single sidewalk in the Dallas metroplex. Not one in the DFW area.”

“I heard Miami tried to pour cement in the middle of the ocean, but it sinks apparently when you do that,” Stu added.

While Michelle Obama’s utopian dream of joyously fit children riding bikes on lump free sidewalks while not drinking soda might sound good in theory, she might want to check back with Mayor Bloomberg on that one – riding bikes on the sidewalk is illegal in New York City. Oh well.

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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