“Because it’s right, I will stand”

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Last night, Glenn had dinner with a number of the most active and passionate members of the NRA, and found himself facing the real trouble faced by the organization that is standing strong by for the Second Amendment.

"This is the moment for the NRA, this is the moment for the Second Amendment, and if you don't know that, you've buried your head in the sand," Glenn said on radio this morning.

During the dinner last night, Wayne LaPierre said, "Glenn, they don't care about the American people at all. They don't care what the American people say."

LaPierre compared the current push for gun regulation to the way the administration rammed Obamacare down the throats of the American people.

"The NRA is the most powerful in the country, and I'm telling you ‑‑ and this is from me, not from them ‑‑ I'm telling you that the NRA is in trouble. The NRA, they play by the rules. Revolutionaries do not. And the NRA understands this. They get it. And that's the only reason they have a chance of surviving," Glenn said.

Glenn explained that there are times where he is afraid to tell his family just how dire things have gotten in this country, and there are few people who can empathize with that kind of feeling.

"There's a handful of people, and that ‑‑ unfortunately that list will grow and it is why I have asked you to know what you believe because you're going to need that internal strength. And to be able to sit down with Wayne last night, and him not say a word. And I just sat down with him and I said, 'I know what you're saying to your wife, and I know what you're not saying to your wife.' And to be able to see another man sit there and... to be able to look another man in the eye who is not a soldier, who is not a policeman, who just has an opinion and to look another man in the eye and to have the unspoken brotherhood of 'Because it's right, I will stand.'"

"I don't join things. I join my church. That's the only thing I think I've ever become a member of, and I knew when I watched Wayne for a while, and I think it was about six years ago I was stuck in an elevator with him and a group of people and it was one of those big huge cargo elevators that, you know, you could put a car in. And I was sitting way in the back of the elevator. And we were there for a while, and I listened to them. I listened to him and I listened to his team and they started talking behind the scenes. They started talking shop and they started talking about people and the parties and the system and the values. And they had forgotten really that I was sitting in the back of the elevator," Glenn said.

"It had become, you know, in a way an old boys circle where, just friends and coworkers and they were talking. That's the time that I knew... that I wanted to join them for life. Because the way a man behaves when he thinks no one is watching tells you everything about a man."

"I know who I am. I know what can happen. I know what lists my name is on. My name is proudly on the records of my church, and my name is proudly on the list of the NRA. My name is proudly at the top of the list of TheBlaze. Come what may, I and my family have made our choice and we will stand. May I suggest you do the same," Glenn said.

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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