Why did we demonize Putin in "The Red Storm" special?

Paul Hannosh recently wrote on article entitled "Is Russia the Real Enemy of the American People". Although we don't agree with most of what he wrote about, his points are important to point out because it highlights the purpose of why we do these types of shows. We want you to question, we want you to do your homework and we want you to know the truth behind whats going on in the world.

Hannosh begins his article asking why we've demonized Vladimir Putin. He praises Putin for standing up for Christian values and criticizing our stand with GLAAD opposing Russian persecution of homosexuals.

Lets make this very clear...When Christian principals are used to enslave men rather than make them free you know that something is wrong. When men quote scripture and use that as a war speech before the illegal invasion of a country you know something is wrong.

Yes, the invasion of Crimea was illegal. President Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. It was signed into law. To argue that now is pointless. Since 2008 Russia has invaded two countries illegally and they haven't had to answer for it until the current economic sanctions.

Hannosh goes on to reference U.S. alleged involvement in the Ukrainian maidan protests. He references the Victoria Nuland phone leak and the photos of John McCain with the Ukrainian right wing nationalist leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok. On this we applaud him. This is the point of this series. To make it clear that we do not approve when our nation or any other puts national interest ahead of principles! Whether it's John McCain taking pictures with Islamist extremists in Syria or right wing leaders in Ukraine...we don't support him or any other foreign policy that conflicts with our principles.

The problem with Hannosh's article is that he sides with Putin's Russia and that being a prime example of a nation following interest over principle. Putin is openly supporting right wing groups in western Europe to incite nationalism. How can you support a return to 1930's/40's Europe? How can Putin be a champion of Christian values while at the same time promoting chaos?

The problem is not Russia's history with Orthodoxy or how devoted they are. The problem is that Russia's current leadership is looking to exploit that. Again, any nation following a policy of interest over principle is sailing down dark waters. Recognizing it in Russia can help us recognize it here at home. We simply must be a nation of principle...not interest.oogle recently sent me an article entitled "Is Russia the Real Enemy of the American People?" Although I don't agree with most of what he wrote about, his points are important to point out because it highlights the purpose of why we do these types of shows. I want you to question, I want you to do your homework and I want you to know the truth behind whats going on in the world. My oft repeated mantra remains: "do not take my word for anything. I do not ask for your trust. I want you to find out if it is true yourself."

The article begins asking why we've demonized Vladimir Putin. The columnist praises Putin for standing up for Christian values and criticizing our stand with GLAAD opposing Russian persecution of homosexuals.

Lets make this very clear...When Christian principals are used to enslave men rather than make them free you know that something is very wrong. When men quote scripture and use that as a war speech before the illegal invasion of a country you know something is wrong.

Yes, the invasion of Crimea was illegal. President Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. It was signed into law. To argue that now is pointless. Since 2008 Russia has invaded two countries illegally and they haven't had to answer for it until the current economic sanctions.

The article goes on to reference U.S. alleged involvement in the Ukrainian maidan protests. The author references the Victoria Nuland phone leak and the photos of John McCain with the Ukrainian right wing nationalist leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok. On this we applaud him. This is the point of this series. To make it clear that we do not approve when our nation or any other puts national interest ahead of principles! Whether it's John McCain taking pictures with Islamist extremists in Syria or right wing leaders in Ukraine...we don't support him or any other foreign policy that conflicts with our principles.

The problem with the article is that the author sides with Putin's Russia and that being a prime example of a nation following interest over principle. Putin is openly supporting right wing groups in western Europe to insight nationalism. How can you support a return to 1930's/40's Europe? How can Putin be a champion of Christian values while at the same time promoting chaos and bigotry?

The problem is not Russia's history with Orthodoxy or how devoted they are. The problem is that Russia's current leadership is looking to exploit that. Again, any nation following a policy of interest over principle is sailing down dark waters. Recognizing it in Russia can help us recognize it here at home. We simply must be a nation of principle...not interest.

For the full story and to see who the players are watch the special "The Red Storm Rises" available for binge viewing here.

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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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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