Rapper Ice-T narrates new pro-gun documentary

On radio this morning, Glenn played a clip from a new pro-gun documentary, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, that seeks to change the public perception of gun ownership. It couldn’t come at a better time considering Glenn went on to share a few other stories that demonstrate the sorry state of America. One town has gone so far as to implement a gun-buyback program – for toy guns.

“We have the exclusive details on a movie called Assaulted that looks really good. And it is a documentary that is coming out and could change the minds and the hearts of a lot of people on gun control and what this really means to you,” Glenn explained.

TheBlaze obtained an exclusive clip from the documentary, which is narrated by rapper Ice-T and comes out June 20, in addition to an interview with the film’s director, Kris Koenig. In the clip, 67-year-old New Orleans resident Patricia Konie has her pocket pistol forcibly seized by the police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Despite the fact that Konie notified the officers at her door that she had a sufficient amount of food and water and did not want to leave her home, the police forcibly entered and seized her gun.

“They push her up against the wall,” Glenn explained.

“They smash her into like a sideboard sort of thing that's holding a bunch of dishes to grab her gun. She's got this unloaded little gun that she's showing them and so they jump all over her, knock her into the wall. They break her shoulder in I think three places. They knock out a tooth. She's all roughed up,” Pat continued. “I mean, she's like 80-years-old and they wrestle her down and take the gun from her. Just an unbelievable situation.”

In other truly mind-boggling news, a California elementary school, Strobridge Elementary, has decided to hold a toy gun exchange next Saturday, where the students of the Hayward, California school turn in a gun and receive a book and a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles.

So basically it's a gun exchange program… for toy guns!

“Enough is enough. Really enough is enough,” Glenn said. “And you have to start demanding an end to this nonsense.”

Finally, TheBlaze reported on a story out of New Jersey that will now involve individuals involved in car crashed to turn over their license, registration… and cell phone.

According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, this new law would assist in accident investigations – allowing police to see if a hand-held phone was a contributing factor. It is already illegal to use a hand-held phone while operating a vehicle in the state.

“License, registration and cellphone. No warrant,” Glenn said. “I know there will be people saying, ‘Well, yeah, but if they were on the cellphone…’ Provide a warrant. Provide a warrant.”

Similar to what Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done in New York City, small and seemingly harmless nudges like handing over your cell phone don’t appear to be a problem until we wake up one day and realize we have slowly given up many of our rights and freedom.

“Look, this is why I've been saying for a while: You are the new leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. This is a Civil Rights Movement. And the sooner you wrap your arms around that, the easier it will become,” Glenn concluded. “None of us want to see ourselves as that, none of us know how to do it, and nobody wants to put ourselves in a position to where we're civil rights leaders? What? Because we know what that means and we know, we know the giants that have gone before. But they weren't giants when they sat their course. Neither are we. But if we do it right, maybe someday at least our children can be proud of us.”

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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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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