Are we headed for a slave state?

Do you live in Texas? Good for you - you're in one of the few states that is actually doing well! But as states with more freedom boom, the nation is on track to becoming a slave state. Perhaps nothing represents this issue more than Nancy Pelosi's call for artists to go on employment! Is that the kind of rhetoric one of the nation's leaders should be telling young people?

Back in 2010, Pelosi said, “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill. A bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. You won’t have to be job locked.”

"Unemployment insurance, so you get welfare and unemployment so you can go do your art," Glenn said. "ike I said, a slave state.  It doesn't ‑‑ it doesn't work.  But wouldn't it be great if it did?  Because if ‑‑ I mean, I can't believe ‑‑ I mean, I can't believe that America is not outraged by the Speaker of the House saying basically that:  Artists, it's not right that we make you work.  We're going to pay your way so you can do your art.  On what?  Who ‑‑ no, we're not.  I'm outraged by that.  I work hard for my money.  I work hard for everything.  I'm an artist, too.  I do things.  I create.  What are you talking about?"

Glenn noted earlier in the conversation that the progressive policies of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were taking money out of people's pockets and wiping out any gains they might have made this year. He specifically pointed to a Washington Post article which explained, "The payroll tax hike wiped out a year’s worth of wage gains". The author of the article explained that the payroll tax wiped pretty much eliminated any increase in weekly earnings that Americans saw in 2012 due to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. Both parties were in favor of eliminating the payroll tax cut during the fiscal cliff negotiations, showing the problem extends to all of Washington.

"Yeah, it's no big deal," Glenn said.  "The Senate‑backed fiscal cliff Will that managed to pass both chambers last week failed to reinstate the payroll tax holiday.  Consequently, everyone is going to see their taxes go up.  In fact, as Brad plumber of the Washington Post points out, the payroll tax hike, which is returning to its previous rate of 6.2%, will completely wipe out an entire year's worth of wage gains.  So anything that you might have made in an advancement is now gone in one fell swoop.  But don't worry.  You still, depending on your income, have not paid your fair share. "

But you know what state is doing fine? Texas. The state now has a multi-billion dollar surplus and the Governor has said they will not use it for ongoing expenses and has told the legislature to resist raising taxes on the citizens.

Apparently one place has it right.

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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