Beck critics eat crow yet again: Egypt military seize power

Bill Kristol and other political commentators mocked Glenn during the Arab Spring, caught up in the protests and refusing to logically analyze the situation. With each passing day, Egypt makes those critics look progressively dumber. Now the military has dissolved parliament in a blatant power grab. What did Glenn think?

"We have to start and with an apology right away to Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol, of course, the man who a year ago said ‑‑ said some very important things on television about the, quote, democratic revolution of Egypt," Glenn said as he started the radio show.

Glenn was of course referring to Kristol's statements from the beginning of the Arab Spring. At the time, Kristol said, "The Egyptian people have managed to pull off this democratic peaceful removal of a dictator and now have a seemingly pretty stable situation, the streets of Cairo and the other big cities with a guarantee or at least a promise of a transition to free and fair elections and no real sense that those elections are ‑‑ yet that those elections are going to go in some terrible election for the U.S. or for Egypt itself. I think this may be a case where the normal worldly pessimism is too pessimistic."

"True Dat. True Dat, Bill. Unfortunately you're completely wrong, starting at democratic revolution. We're trying to figure out how exactly you can have a democratic revolution. Because wouldn't that ‑‑ I mean, if you're going to ‑‑ if you're going to euphemize one word, it would be revolution, wouldn't it? Because a democratic revolution, "democratic" means ballot box, one man, one vote, everybody goes and votes. There's no such thing as a democratic revolution, is there, unless you revolutionize the word "revolution" and make that 2010. Anyway, it was not largely peaceful. I hate to point out the rapes that were happening. I hate to point out the people that were killed. It was no Syria, but it's about to be," Glenn said.

Glenn then discussed the fact that the Egypt had now disolved

The New York Times explained:

Egypt’s military rulers formally dissolved Parliament Friday, state media reported, and security forces were stationed around the building on orders to bar anyone, including lawmakers, from entering the chambers without official notice.

The developments, reported on the Web site of the official newspaper Al Ahram, further escalated tensions over court rulings on Thursday that invalidated modern Egypt’s first democratically elected legislature. Coming on the eve of a presidential runoff, they thrust the nation’s troubled transition to democracy since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year into grave doubt.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that dominates the Parliament, has said it disputes the court’s ruling and its authority to dissolve the legislature. Saad el Katatni, the Brotherhood-picked Parliament speaker, accused the military-led government on Friday of orchestrating the ruling.

"The Muslim Brotherhood came out yesterday and said the coming revolution may be less peaceful and more violent. It's going to be hard to control the streets. Some parties, not the Muslim Brotherhood of course ‑‑ that's a quote ‑‑ some party, not the Muslim Brotherhood, may resort to further violence. How could there be further violence if it's peaceful?" Glenn said.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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