Glenn reacts to last night’s NYC mayoral debate between a radical leftist and an alleged TEA Party supporter

Based on the poll numbers, New York City is well on its way to electing a far left radical with a frightening past as its next mayor. And last night, Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio and Republican candidate Joe Lhota squared off in the first of three debates.

“Last night we had the initial debate for mayor in New York City,” Pat said on radio this morning. “And you have a socialist certainly, maybe even a Communist, in Bill de Blasio.”

“Wait a minute. Hang on. He raised money for the Sandinistas, a Soviet front group. So what would make you say that he was a Communist,” Glenn joked. “He went on his honeymoon to Cuba, against the law, but he had connections in Communist Cuba. What would make you say he was a Communist?”

A few weeks ago, Glenn put together a package highlighting the frighteningly radical past of de Blasio:

But during last night’s mayoral debate, the only thing anyone seemed to care about was the fact that de Blasio’s opponent, Joe Lhota, once spoke at a TEA Party event.

“Well, but see, none of that matters because Joe Lhota, the candidate who's opposing him, actually went to a TEA Party once,” Pat explained. “He's that extreme. Listen to it in the debate last night.”

DE BLASIO: …Go to Washington, fight to bring sanity to end this TEA Party madness, work with the financial community that knows how dangerous this crisis is. But let's be clear: The same TEA Party that Joe Lhota reached out to for their support in Staten Island, these are the same folks who are causing this problem, the same TEA Party, the same extremist Republicans who say let's delay Obamacare or let's get rid of Obamacare. Well, Mr. Lhota agrees with them that we should get rid of Obamacare. He is enabling the same worldview that has put us in this crisis.

LHOTA: I didn't go to the TEA Party for support at all. They invited me to come to speak, and I went to speak as I will in any community in any party. So the idea that I went there for their support is absolutely wrong. But what I will tell you is that regarding the situation, regarding Obamacare, I think it's very important to talk about this. What I basically said is that we need to delay it for one year. And the reason why we need to delay it for one year is the government doesn't have their act together.

“Who's going to win,” Glenn asked.

Considering de Blasio currently holds a 50-point lead in the polls, it is safe to say New York City will soon experience life under a socialist government. Glenn had a message for all his staffers in New York:

“Yeah, the Communist will win,” Glenn said. “Attention all Blaze staffers in New York: We will always run shows and always have things to do here in New York, but your taxes are going to go through the roof. Your life is going to become a living hell in New York. I want you to know clearly: The company has 150,000 square feet of studio space in Texas where the taxes amount to zero, from freedom is running rampant in the streets. Instead of people that are crazy, wetting themselves and wanting to stab all people with any kind of a job. Attention, all Blaze staffers: There are planes departing New York daily.”

Pat then played the ad the de Blasio campaign is currently running:

“He just spews his Communist garbage cloaked in ‘We're New Yorkers,’” Pat said. “And that's how he's winning this election.”

“It's hope and change,” Glenn added. “What did he just say? All he said was: I'm going to raise taxes. I'm going to expect you to do more. Translation: What Mrs. President said: My husband knows. He knows. You're not going to be able to go back to your old life… Well, that's what he's doing. And if you don't want to do it his way, it's the highway. You have a Communist takeover in New York. And New York, you're going to get what you deserve. And I hate to say this, but look at what this city is already like compared to what it was five years ago.”

“I was in this city, where you were afraid to stop your car in the 1980s,” he continued. “You never wanted to stop at a stoplight because there was somebody who was homeless that was brutal, that because you had a car, you owed them. And it started in the 1970s. And they would come and they would squirt water on your car, take a piece of newspaper that was on the floor, wipe it once and then slam on your windshield, ‘Pay up.’ And you just prayed every step of the way, ‘Just don't let me hit any red lights. Please, please, please don't let me hit any red lights.’ And if you did, you wanted to be about five or six cars back from the front.”

“That's exactly where this city is going again,” Glenn concluded. “This city is going to be an absolute nightmare because they are pitting people against each other. This is the Occupy Wall Street attitude."

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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