Glenn agrees with… socialist revolutionary Russell Brand?

Ok, to be clear - Glenn definitely does NOT agree the socialist revolutionary part of Russell Brand’s comments. That said, on radio this morning, Glenn argued that we must recognize the truths Brand articulated in a very candid interview with the BBC’s Newsnight.

During the interview, Brand openly call for a socialist-style “revolution” and the “massive redistribution of wealth,” he also urged people not to vote or participate in the “facade” that is modern-day politics. In his opinion, “the lies, treachery, and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations” makes voting a pointless.

“When you hear people talking about revolution in Europe, you should be very concerned because the way revolution is understood in Europe is that the right is fascist and the left is communist. And those are your only two choices,” Glenn explained. “America has so discredited herself with progressivism over the last 100 years, nobody believes in true freedom, nobody believes in the power of the individual, that all men were created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. And everybody in Europe doesn’t look to us as an example. They say, ‘They are just like us. Just like us.’”

“So when you hear people, especially in Europe, talk about revolution, and you talk about hot revolution, people in the streets. Warning. It's not going to end well,” he continued. “If you thought Russell Brand was a total and complete moron before, here he is sitting in a very expensive hotel room talking about how much he hates the rich.”

Watch the interview from Newsnight below:

In the interview, Brand blames his addiction to drugs on the evil corporations. While Glenn found himself in agreement with Brand that “large corporations [i.e. Google and GE] are coopted by the Federal government.” No one can blame his/her addiction on a corporation.

“If anything, the government is doing things to prevent you from becoming a drug addict. Whether or not they should do this. They are talking about substances that cause addiction illegal,” Stu said. “I don't think the government is getting you addicted to drugs.”

BRAND: …also don't feel like they want to engage with the current political system because they see it doesn't work for them. They see it makes no difference. They see they are not served.

REPORTER: Of course it doesn’t work for them, if they don’t bother to vote.

BRAND: Jeremy, my darling, the apathy doesn't come from us the people. The apathy comes from the politicians. They are apathetic to our needs. They are only interested in servicing the needs of corporations. I mean look at the Tories taking the EU to court because they are trying to curtail the bank bonuses. Isn’t that what’s happening at the moment in our country? Isn’t it?

“Stop for a second. The guy is a moron, Stu. But what part of this is not accurate.” Glenn asked. “They don't care about the average person. Government does not care about the average person. They only care about their ‘real’ constituents, the ones who have money, the corporations.”

“Because we know what he is actually saying. He's saying the answer to this is much, much, much more government,” Stu responded. “I know his answer.”

“I know that, but we didn't get to the answer yet. And this is the problem. This is how they are going to win, if we don't recognize that what he's saying in the first half is 80% true,” Glenn pleaded. “Government is not making you a drug addict. That's your choice. That's a Marxist philosophy – that government always controls me. No, no, no it doesn't. Even in a concentration camp. You still have a choice. So the government doesn't control your choices, you do. Beyond that, everything else that he is saying here so far is pretty fair.”

Pat was still not convinced. “I don't know about that,” he said. “I don't know about that.”

“You are telling me that our government – and I know he's talking about England, which is further down the road than we are,” Glenn said. “But you are telling me that our government cares more about the individual than they do their real constituents of power, labor, and corporations?”

“No, but he's saying much more than that,” Pat reiterated. “He's blaming not just the government. He's blaming the corporations – because they make money, they are causing other people to be poor. He's saying it. He's about to. He's blaming his drug addiction on corporations!”

Glenn, however, still believed Pat and Stu were being too narrow minded.

“See, here's the problem. 80% of what he's saying is true. 20% of what he's saying – no. Guys, if we don't recognize, we'll never be able to recognize,” Glenn reiterated. “If we don't recognize that the system is no longer set up to listen nor care about the individual. They will do smoke and mirrors to the individual, but all they care about is the people in power, the people that have money, giant corporations, or labor. That's all they care about.”

“Second thing, I agree, we're erasing the middle class. The world's middle class in the last 10 years is being slowly erased. We are being impoverished. And you watch what is going to happen with the Fed. As they devalue our money, those who are in the know, those who are playing the game, they are going to have money… You won't have it,” he continued. “And so, the government, the elites, the corporations, labor, anybody who is in the special groups, they will be able to survive… We're headed toward cataclysmic shifts on that because we no longer believe in true freedom. His answer to the problems are wrong. His answers are wrong because he doesn't understand what America stood for and really means. But most Americans don't either.”

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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