Is your evil detector broken?

Below is a partial transcript of Glenn's opening monologue from Thursday's TV show:

I think some people’s evil detectors are completely broken. I don’t know if they were ever installed. What do you say you and I start exercising it, call evil by its name? Anybody, anybody who is working with the terrorists, wants to make sure that everybody who interviews them has to be wrapped up, you know, in the headdress because I’m going to have to stone you if you don’t, I think you’re evil.

Yeah, that seems to be the current way of this administration’s strategy is to partner with some of these people. It might be that we’re on the wrong side of history. From trying to woo dictators with love letters and radical extremists with cushy jobs in foundations of former presidents and even within the Department of Homeland Security itself, America is a disaster waiting to happen, and the world is already on fire.

Something when I was at Fox we were mocked for bringing up, Greece. Unemployment has ballooned now 27%. Police are now clashing with protesters over the murder of a 35-year-old rapper. Normally when we lose a rapper, I’m not like put it on the news, but this one was stabbed twice in the chest by a self-professed member of the Golden Dawn party. You remember them, evil, the new Nazi party in Greece.

For those who maybe are like well, I don’t know, were the Nazis that bad? Yes, evil. It’s so bad now in Greece that thousands are starting to flee to, get this, Turkey. Imagine things are so bad that you think Turkey is the place you ought to be. Turkey is now getting it from both sides, because hundreds of thousands of refugees are coming in from Syria and now from Greece, and the region is coming apart at the seams.

America, I told you earlier this week you’re not on the verge of losing your country. I think you have lost your country. And we have some things that I’m going to show you tonight that I think will show you that, you know, it still can be turned around. But we are on the brink of World War III. If nobody else in the media will tell you, well, tough luck.

I hope I’m wrong. Just pray and hope that this network, you know, five years from now, we can all go boy, were you a dummy. But let’s remember, three years ago I was on Fox telling you the same thing – maybe in five years we look at the Middle East, and it’s all great, and it’s Jeffersonian democracy, and we all have a laugh. But we’re not laughing now, are we?

We are technically already at war with China, Russia, and Iran. It is a proxy war through Syria. The United States is extraordinarily vulnerable in this proxy war. I don’t know if you saw For the Record last night. Please watch that. We have great producers that are putting together this incredible show once a week now. It happens on Wednesday nights.

Last night, we looked at the economic terrorism that struck us in 2008, and we’re only worse off now. What the Fed is doing is tanking the dollar. Instead of stopping quantitative easing, which is printing, digitizing money, they’ve “unexpectedly” – not so much if you understand evil – “unexpectedly” kept it going. It’s unsustainable to continue to print or digitize $1 trillion in cash every year, and any talk of recovery is a joke. This is all smoke and mirrors.

If you can’t reduce it by $5 billion a month, we don’t have an economy, and we’re in a lose-lose scenario. If you stop printing money, the house of cards falls down, and the IMF has said you destroy the whole world, so the whole world is angry at us. Two, if you continue printing money, you eventually collapse, and the whole world is mad at you, and we’re all poor.

The arrogance of the Fed is astonishing. They think they’re so smart that they can tinker with the system and make every problem go away. The Germans thought the same thing after World War I. So did Poland and Romania and Brazil in the 1990s and more recently, Zimbabwe. Just because we’re in the United States of America doesn’t make us immune to hyperinflation.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to me there any adults in the room who are willing to speak the truth to the American people, and the adults that are in the room don’t understand what truth is because their evil detector is broken. We’re going to find it hard to find an exit. I know I get made fun of for, you know, advising people to prepare, but you know, I don’t know how you can survey the news every day and not see any other possible solution other than buckle up, get ready.

It’s getting closer, but it’s going to be okay, because I truly believe that most people are good, and as long as we are good and know where the source of good comes from – evil comes from one place, good comes from another – we will survive. So it’s important that we build ourselves up, tell each other the truth of what’s really going on, but then also find the stories where people are doing the right thing and figure out what it is that makes these people special.

Why are they making a difference? From the six regular people who started the Colorado recall effort to the bikers who started a Facebook page which led to thousands of bikers descending on D.C., to the 19-year-old kid who confronted a thief at Dairy Queen that I’m going to tell you about a little later. I talked to this kid little earlier today, to the mom who turned in her 18-year-old son after she learned that he robbed an 85-year-old vet.

Rough waters are on the horizon. We have to realize that these things are coming, but we’ve seen them before, and we’ve survived. But we prepared, not just temporally, but spiritually as well. Focus on being a better person than you were today. Keep making a difference. Focus on God, because all the so-called leaders are focusing on things like being pen pals with dictators because they think they’re going to solve it. Trust me on this one, only God will solve these problems

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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