A lesson in grace & humility: Glenn explains why Sean Hannity’s simple act of kindness is so important

You may have heard Glenn mention that Sean Hannity is using TheBlaze’s New York offices as a temporary home base for his radio program. While his studio is undergoing renovations, Glenn reached out to Sean and offered him his office and radio studio to use because – let’s face it – Glenn would any excuse possible to not visit New York. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why Sean Hannity's simple act of kindness illustrates an important lesson in grace and humility.

Glenn tells the story in his own words below:

I've been in radio since the 1970s, and back in the 80s things were very, very competitive. And, boy, I was a ruthless competitor, but it was done in a spirit of fun and one-upsmanship. A competing guy would one-up us, and so we would work harder to one-up him, and that's just the way it was. And for some reason, radio is a very competitive business, and it's funny because most of us are self-hating egomaniacs. We have to have that bravado to be able to think that our opinions even matter or should be listened to. But at the end of every day, the best of us go home and say, ‘I don't know if what I did was right, I don't know, who am I to say?’ Yet, we for some reason build walls up between each other. And it's no secret that many people in talk radio, and on the web, in television, have considered me to be a competitor or have listened to people fill their heads with nonsense about, you know, who I am. And so we have had damaged relationships and just all out of misunderstanding. And I take blame for anything that I might have done.

But this summer, I've been doing it kind of roundabout for years, but this time I wrote a few people in talk radio and I said, ‘For anything I have done, I'm sorry. But we are in a different country, in a different time, and we don't have that many differences. And we all have our own way of doing it, but we've got to stand together.’ And so I have offered up everything I have in the service of like-minded people.

And Sean Hannity is building new studios – and he certainly doesn't need my help – but he's building new studios, and he was in a place where it was going to be a real hassle, you know, with a tarp on the other side of the glass and it would have taken longer for his studios to be built, et cetera, et cetera. And so we offered up our Blaze studios, my studios. And he has my corner office in New York. I gave up my office for him for three months in New York because I'm not using it. And he has come into our offices, and we tried to make him feel at home. And he has been so gracious to everyone on our staff, and he's been everything that you would hope Sean Hannity would be.

Today, I just got a note that he's bringing pizza in for, I don't even know. What do we have, 210 people in New York? And he's bringing pizza in for the whole staff just to thank them and just to give them a lunch today. Completely unnecessary. And he didn't think that I would talk about it. And is not doing it for that. I just wanted to tell you the message I got last night was grace and humility, and Sean Hannity is demonstrating that today – a lesson he didn't need to learn apparently as much as I did.

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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