What historical artifact bothers Glenn so much he doesn't like to be around it?

On Friday, Glenn and Mercury One announced they had acquired an American D-Day 48 Ensign flag that flew from the USS LST-493 landing ship throughout Normandy Invasion and saw Americans into battle on the beaches of Gold, Juno, Utah and Omaha. In addition to the newly obtained flag, Glenn explained the history of some other World War II-era artifacts in his collection on radio this morning.

Glenn first told the story of how he came to learn the D-Day flag was coming up for auction and why he felt compelled to bid for it.

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“About a week ago, the guy who curates my library came to me and said, ‘Glenn, there is a flag coming up for auction. It is the D-Day flag.’ I have never seen a flag like this before in my life. To me, it is the 20th century's Star Spangled Banner. It is a flag that is so frayed… the only thing really left from it is the star field. Most of everything else is just frayed and gone. It landed on every beach on D-Day 70 years ago,” Glenn explained. “I saw that and it was estimated to go for a relatively low price. And I thought, ‘There's no way that that flag is going to go for that.’ I hoped and I prayed, but that didn't work. But I didn't want that flag to sit someplace and not be seen.”

Glenn then showed the uniform worn by a prison guard during the Nuremberg Trial and the chairs that were used to seat ‘people of interest.’

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“This is the uniform of a man who guarded the prisoners at the Nuremberg Trial,” Glenn said. “This was his uniform.”

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“In front of me is a chair. The chair is for ‘people of interest.’ It comes from Germany. It's a wooden chair with a larger seat on it than usual. It looks like a simple old wooden chair except it has leather straps on each arm,” Glenn continued. “Now, I don't know why you have to strap down people – they're just people of interest… I've looked at this chair a few times. I hesitate to even be around it, it bothers me so much, because all I can think of is who was strapped in that chair – the fear that they had just being strapped in that chair.”

There is a German inscription on the bottom of the chair that Glenn took particular interest in.

“But what's really critical is… what's on the bottom… It is branded with a German logo,” Glenn said. “And it says – in very rough translation – we would translate it somewhat into what we would call it the Department of Homeland Security. It is German state security… How many times have you heard, ‘Well, they're just a person of interest?’ That is what it turns into.”

Later in the radio program, a listener - Stan from Memphis - called in and said the transcription on the bottom of the chair is "Geheime Staatspolizei," which translates to "Secret State Police."

Glenn encouraged his listeners to take re-visit Friedrich A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom – specifically the illustrated version from The Ludwig von Mises Institute – to better understand what is going on in the world today.

“It will show you… history always repeats itself. The reason to have history is to be able to say, ‘This is where you came from. This is what it cost. This is what happened to us. This is what we fought against. This is what we did when we won. This is who we are,’” Glenn concluded. “But it also has one other aspect to it… You've got to see history as this sweeping story, this epic. It's more than the memorization of the names and the places and the dates… It is about the story of the individuals and what those individuals did in the grand scheme of things.”

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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