Glenn to speak Wednesday in front of the U.S. Capitol

This Wednesday, June 19, in Washington D.C. there will be an open forum that will feature “border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.” The debate is slated for 9AM to 12PM and then again from 2PM to 5PM. In between, members of Congress will join with an already-planned Tea Party rally against the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations. Glenn will be joining the event and speaking at noon.

"There are 70 Republicans now in congress that we sent there," Glenn said. "They're standing up this week and they're about to be slaughtered."

"I think there will be five people in Washington this week on Wednesday because it's, you know, it's a Wednesday. It's in the middle of the week. Who does this? It's costing me a fortune to be able to get the TV and everybody up there to be able to ‑‑ to be able to just cover it, let alone speak up there. I'm flying a few of my pastors and my priests and my rabbi friends up with me for an announcement with the Black‑Robe Regiment. That's not something I want to do. Last thing I want to do is get back on an airplane and travel up to Washington D.C. and stand there and be a part of that."

"There are many things I don't believe in anymore, and Washington is one of them. And I despise that city now. Because it has just become a symbol of corruption to me, a symbol of grotesque growth, where the rest of us are suffering in the rest of the country," he said.

"But I will go and stand, and I ask you to do the same."

Glenn has not asked people to attend an event like this in Washington, D.C. since Restoring Honor on August 28, 2010.

Later in the show, Glenn explained why he thought it was so important to be in D.C. for this event:

We're not different. We're not different than each other. We're in different places. Our country is at stake. We're not enemies of each other. We're actually winning.

The president's poll numbers with the youth down in a month 17%. Why? Don't trust anyone over 30. They see through it. They see. Finally they see this guy is just as bad, if not worse than the last guy. Everything he has said to us is a lie. But time is running out because they're also, the progressives on the Republicans and the democratic side, if we would spend less time arguing with each other on who's better, the Republicans or the Democrats, and we would start talking about the real issues which is not conservative and liberal it is constitutionalist or progressive maybe we wouldn't have had this problem. Maybe we wouldn't have this problem because we're not that far apart as people. But we have been used. By the global corporations, by the media, by those in power, by those elites, by those who think they know better, by those who look at the American people like cattle. I am not a cow. I am not a sheep. I am not on your farm. You are not my rancher. You are not, definitely not my shepherd. I do not answer to your voice. I only answer to one voice.

The American people have been betrayed and have betrayed ourselves, through our apathy and through our willingness to give other people the responsibility. I'm sorry, but the responsibility, I've been told a million times you can't run faster than a man has strength. Well, God, give me strength. And when I see somebody else step up to the plate, I will so gladly go away. When I see somebody else say "I'm going to do it" and they have the opportunity to do it and the means to do it, I will so gladly give it to them. You can have my F'in' company. You can have it. I don't care! Show up! I don't see anybody.

I thought of this last week. Somebody said... about Martin Luther King. And they said, what about Martin Luther King's lifestyle? Because Martin Luther King, he was dicey with women and everything else. Yeah, he was. That shows you how desperate God gets sometimes. That shows you how weak we are sometimes. Because I know all the good guys. All the good guys were probably saying, "I don't want all that trouble. I don't want to give all this up. I don't want to no, cause too much, it will cause too much of a hassle, it will cause this, it will cause that." And so he gets down to the list and finally he's got to go to somebody who's a philanderer, finally he's got to go a guy who's an alcoholic, finally he's got to go to somebody who doesn't know their ass from their elbow, but they'll stand up! Boy, you want to talk about making weak things strong, here we are, gang. Don't tell me about how we've got to be positive. I understand we have to be positive, with you we also have to be realists. "Hey, let's be positive. Let's make sure that everybody knows we're all going to make it." No. We're on the Titanic. Not all of us are going to make it. And unless you have some urgency, we're all going to die. We're all gonna die. How's that one? Play some music. Play some music once everybody's in the boats. Play some music. If you can play some music and help people get into the boats in a rational way, great. Play some music. But if you're playing some music just to make everybody, like, "relax, everything is good," it's not good. The boat's sinking.

We're all in this together. We're all in this together. We really are. And we will make it as long as we have each other. As long as we don't tear each other apart.

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.

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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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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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