‘Open your damn eyes!’: Glenn pleads with listeners to prepare for the future

How bad is Obamacare? We've gotten plenty of emails from people sharing the stories from people who have had nothing but trouble with the new system, as well as some who already have expensive medical bills. Even Glenn, who provides incredible health insurance for his employees and their families, fears what Obamacare will mean for his family. Today on radio, he shared those stories and fears, alongside a passionate people to wake up and prepare for what the events of today mean for America's tomorrow.

The first letter Glenn read came a man whose neighbors already can't afford their medical bills, but refuse to take government assistance. Instead, they collect cans and find other ways to pay their bills, and the community has come together to support them:

Glenn,

Across the street from me lives a man and his wife. Gary is a Vietnam vet who refuses to take food stamps. His wife Micaela has very delicate health as she has had some major heart surgeries. Wonderful people who have had very hard times the last few years.

Health care takes up over a third of their meager income. Neighbors have noticed that they collect aluminum cans while they are out walking so we have pulled together and there is often a bag of cans left on their porch, for which they are very grateful. Good people who have almost nothing in the way of this earth's goods.

As of October first their health insurance premium, their deductible and the cost of filling prescriptions were bumped up to the point that Gary feels he is going to have to sell their home of 30 years. They are heartbroken.

Robert

Another person wrote in to talk about the trouble they have encountered with Obamacare:

Dear Glenn….

I actually got through the Healthcare.gov website October 5th, registered, got a confirmation letter PDF, enrollment in a FLA Blue Cross plan, and an enrollment number. The letter told me I would be hearing from Blue Cross in a few days regarding billing.

I called Blue Cross of FLA, and they have no record of receiving my application from Healthcare.gov. I was told only 15 people in FL were successful getting their applications to transmit to B Cross. They suggested I phone the Affordable Health Care office which I did today. They told me that my application was backed up, and the backup was lost, so the application for which I have written approval and a confirmation number is no longer “in the computer system.” They also said that my “application was not linked to my account.” The 800 # folks said they now linked it, but they can’t tell whether I’m enrolled for a plan or not.

I am 64 years old, so next summer I’ll be eligible for Medicare any way. The Affordable Health Care enrollment is very disappointing. I think some high school computer whizzes could have done this better.

Marvin

"Let me tell you this. I have the best insurance that you can get for my company and I don't know how much longer we can afford it," Glenn said. "It breaks my heart because I have a daughter with cerebral palsy and so I know how hard it is. I know what it's like to be not the guy at the top of the food chain but the guy at the bottom of the food chain, that has medical bills that you just can't afford. And so when I started this company, that was the first thing we did. From the very beginning before we could afford it all the way to now when we still can't afford it, we have paid for our employees the best medical care we could possibly afford. There's no deductible, there's no copay. We pay for it, 100%. But I'm the rich guy that you're supposed to hate."

"My daughter was in the hospital last week. We're trying to make her seizures stop. As of right now, we can't make them stop. She had a -- she had another one yesterday and one on the weekend and one on Friday before I got on the plane," Glenn explained. "Five days before that, I was at the pharmacy, with the best insurance money can buy. The doctor prescribed a medication for her, one of the three that she has to take, and one of those medications is $2500 a month, and my insurance doesn't cover it. I stood at that counter and I thought of you (the listener). How do you afford it? If you're a dad and they prescribe this medication and you don't even have my insurance, and it's $500 a month, you're going through the same thing I am. I could say 'Fill it anyway.' You can't."

Glenn said he went to the pharmacy that day thinking about his daughter, but he left thinking how the everyday American can possibly prepare for what is coming when the system collapses because of programs like Obamacare.

"I went into that hospital pharmacy thinking about my daughter and I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about you. I think a year from now, definitely two, most of Americans are going to be working part time. There will be some IMF global tax that will add an extra 10% on everything. The people like me will be out of business, and the people that have done favors for this government will be in business. And they will be fine."

On the other hand, Glenn believes that average Americana will become "worker bees", tested at a young age and assigned a role in society based upon the needs of the collective. He believes that Common Core and similar programs are just a precursor to this eventuality. Glenn also pointed to Ray Kurzweil's work on "The Singularity" of how technology will come to further and further control people's lives, and not always for the better.

"I met two leaders recently of this movement, not in politics, who have told me, "I'm over 50 now. I don't think I'm going to do this much longer." Really? I'm approaching my 50th. I put all my money into this. I'm in 'til the end. How about you?"

"There is a way out. There is a way out, but the first thing you have to do is understand you are living in a different world. You can't worry about today; you have to start worrying about tomorrow. You have to start looking over the horizon because by the time you figure out today, tomorrow will already be here. We have to start having a little bigger vision than these worms in the Republican Party," Glenn said.

"Here's the thing: It's going to get tough, but we have each other. That first letter, the couple that picks up cans, it's going to be the neighbors and churches that are going to have to help them. It's going to have to be the people in Plano, Texas that help them. We're going to have to live like we are supposed to live...I know the FDA will probably come in and say that we probably can't have a community farm, but to hell with them. We're going to have to farm. We're going to have to work together. We're going to have to share, not because we're forced to but because that's who we are and always will be. God help us who we always will be because to my dying breath, I am an American. I support the Constitution. Long live the republic."

"May I be brave enough to say those words when it counts. Defund the GOP. Send them a message. It's time for a third party."

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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