Irony? Van Jones arrested while protesting for coal miners’ benefits

President Obama’s former adviser and green jobs czar Van Jones was arrested yesterday outside of a federal courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri during a protest against “Big Coal.”

“I mean, did you see Van Jones was arrested yesterday,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “He was protesting with a bunch of miners. There's so many jokes here, but he was protesting with a bunch of miners, coal miners, because these evil coal companies are wrecking the earth and they are not paying out the benefits.”

Van Jones took to Twitter to explain the arrest, which he apparently “volunteered” for. He described the event as a “peaceful demonstration, supporting miners being ripped off by Big Coal.”

There is obvious irony in the fact Van Jones was arrested for protesting in support of the very same miners his green energy campaigns have sought to put out of business.

“You know what? I would imagine if it wasn't for people like Van Jones, those companies would be booming right now and they wouldn't have a hard time paying those benefits,” Glenn said wryly. “Seeing that they are all being put out of work by the new green jobs which, you know, are sponsored by your green jobs czar.”

“And the only reason we don't use more coal is because of environmentalists,” Stu added. “You can argue that's a good thing maybe. You might think, ‘Oh, well, I'm glad we don't use coal.’ But the only reason that we are not able to exploit these resources and we are not completely energy independent is because of environmentalism.”

Perhaps noticing the remarkable irony of the situation, Van Jones once again took to Twitter to clarify his position:

But given the history, there is truly no logical explanation for why these miners would want to stand next to Van Jones.

“And so now your green jobs czar, I mean, you want to talk about useful idiots, the green jobs czar goes and stands with these guys who are like, ‘The company won't pay us. They're going out of business.’ Well... have you been in the coal mine too long, guys? The guy you're standing next to is the guy putting – was the guy putting your companies out of business. I mean, it's incredible to me.”

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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