Glenn reacts to Obama’s ISIS speech: ‘Which is it, Mr. President?’

During his primetime address on Wednesday, President Obama vowed to “degrade” and “destroy” ISIS, though combat troops will not be deployed to the region. Instead, the President said the United States will defeat the Islamic State terror group “through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” On radio this morning, Glenn had mixed emotions about Obama’s attempt to “convince everybody that we are safe.”

“First of all, we're not sending… soldiers to the Middle East. We're sending advisers to the Middle East. It sounds a little like Vietnam,” Glenn said. “What are we doing? We're going to arm the Syrians?”

A portion of Obama’s “sustained counter-terrorism strategy” involves the arming and training of “moderate” Syrian rebels.

“Across the border in Syria, we have ramped up our security systems to the Syrian opposition,” Obama told the American people on Wednesday. “Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters.”

Earlier this summer, however, in an interview with CBS News (and later with the New York Times), the President was singing a very different tune when it came to working with the rebels.

“When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy,” Obama said.

So which is it, Mr. President? Why was it irresponsible to even consider arming rebels just a couple months ago, but now it is part of your strategy?

“Which is it, Mr. President,” Glenn asked. “Just tell us what you believe… I watched that speech last night, and I just [how he can] sleep at night.”

Pundits have speculated Obama chose to deliver his address on Wednesday because he has seen his poll numbers falter, and he has received criticism from both the right and left. But Glenn wasn’t convinced.

“[Since] when has this President cared about poll numbers? If he cared about poll numbers, he wouldn't have done a lot of the things that he's already done,” Glenn said. “That doesn't make sense to me that he's doing this for poll numbers. First of all, what does he care? He doesn't have to be reelected.”

Instead, Glenn believes Obama is tired of being president, and he is now being forced to act in ways he is ideologically opposed to.

“I think he's tired of this job… I don't think he liked it in the first place,” Glenn explained. “I don't think he's really the guy who's making this policy because he'll say one thing, and then he'll do the other. I think he is antiwar. I think he does want to stop the war.”

There is, however, one thing Glenn does believe Obama would like to accomplish, and he laid it out in his press conference last week.

“What we’ve got to do is make sure that we are organizing the Arab world, the Middle East, the Muslim world along with the international community to isolate this cancer, this particular brand of extremism that is, first and foremost, destructive to the Muslim world and the Arab world and North Africa, and the people who live there,” Obama told reporters.

“I think he does want to organize the Middle East. That's what he said last week. ‘We have to organize the Middle East.’ Think of that,” Glenn concluded. “[He is] the ultimate community organizer who thinks the way to do this is to organize the Middle East.”

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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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