Democratic Congressman: We have proven communism works

Glenn has been saying for a long time that the masks were going to come of the progressive left, and they would begin to freely discuss their true feelings and intentions. But not even Glenn could have predicted the words uttered by Congressman Joe Garcia (D-FL) during a recent Google Hangout session with supporters.

During a larger discussion about the border, Garcia claimed the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas, and El Paso “happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez [Mexico].”

“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico,” he continued. “Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime.”

Below is a video of Garcia’s remarks:

“First of all, prediction, officially, we've kind of danced around this one for a while,” Glenn said of Garcia’s forthrightness on radio this morning.

“Here was on an elected official outright saying it,” Pat added.

There are a lot of things wrong with Garcia’s remarks. For starters, it looks like El Paso is actually the 14th safest city in the United States, according to the FBI. Futhermore, the Miami Herald’s Mark Caputo reports San Pedro Sula and Honduras are actually more dangerous than Juarez.

It should as be noted, as Stu pointed out, that the video of Garcia’s remarks that is being circulated does not include the full context of what was said. On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu gave Garcia the benefit of the doubt by reading the full remarks as per NewsBusters:

"…It's when you attract people that you are the dominant culture, that people want to emulate and copy what you’re doing because it works.

And in America, we are, we are doing, we are doing a huge disservice to ourselves by not understanding how powerful of a driver in the economy an immigration system that works can be -- uh, and continues to be -- and by not having an immigration system that works.

And let me give you an example of the kind of money we’ve poured in: So the most dangerous—sorry, the safest- city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez, right? And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico.

And of course, the reason is that we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime. But that isn’t what we should be doing on the border. The kind of money we’ve poured into it, and we’re having diminishing returns. So while we’re doing, we’re spending all this money here, we have border problems in Puerto Rico that we haven’t been able to set up a system that’s safe there. People are finding alternative routes.

The opportunity to get this right and the mistake that Republicans make -- and I say Republicans because it’s Republicans right now -- I’m no one to say that Democrats were also possessed by Xenophobia in 2008 and particularly after 9/11 and the economic crisis, but today we’re in a much better place as a party. And the problem that Republicans have is that they’re fighting a battle they cannot win." 

Garcia, who is the son of Cuban immigrants, has since said he was not condoning communism. After seeing his remarks in context, however, Pat and Stu were not convinced.

“I don't see anything in here that changes what he said. He seems to be saying we need to lighten up the border,” Stu said. “Maybe he's critical of how we put so many resources into the border and we've employed everybody. And I guess maybe that shows communism works. Maybe he's being flippant with it?”

“He didn't sound flippant,” Pat concluded. “When you see the video, he doesn't look flippant. He's saying it matter of factly.”

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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