The Story of King Barack and Robin Hood

Glenn took a different approach on-air today, reading a fairy-tale about a special king named Barack. Like most classic fairy-tales, this one was not exactly "happy." As Glenn said, "Yeah, because they're meant to teach you a lesson." Can you figure out the moral to this story?

King Barack and Robin Hood By Pat Gray

Once upon a time…in the far western portion of Sherwood Forest…known as America…there was a king named Barack.

King Barack told all the people of the land, that if they would just trust HIM…he would see to it that everyone in the kingdom was exactly the same. He would bring equality to the kingdom.

He gained the admiration of the peasants by telling them that those who lived in larger huts than they…would be punished. And those who lived in CASTLES…would finally be made to pay their fair share…and would be cut down to size. The peasants rejoiced and loved the king.

First, King Barack decreed that too many peasants had died during the Black Plague, because they didn’t have enough easy access to the village physicians…and their leech insurance. So, the king placed an extra tax on all those in larger huts and castles…to ensure that more of the leaches would become available to suck the blood out of all peasants, when they became ill, from now on.

He assured the people of the forest…as well as all those in neighboring hamlets and villages that if they LIKED their leeches…they could KEEP their leeches. Sadly, the kings’ promise had to be broken…although the village Crier simply informed the peasants and serfs that many of their leeches were inferior leeches, so, they actually WOULDN’T be allowed to keep them…and they’d be replaced with Kingdom approved, leeches.

Next, King Barack sent out Sheriff Biden of the IRS-ingham to collect further taxes from the evil wealthy elite. It seemed that the Forest TEEMED with people who were doing far too well…and the king was only taking slightly over 50% of everything they owned so far. It wasn’t NEARLY enough.

King Barack despised those people, those who worked hard and applied themselves…and who actually became, not just self-sufficient and reliant…but were able to lend a helping hand to others and contribute some of their earnings to build hospitals or libraries for those who could read, including peasants who would be taught to read at those libraries, in the nearby hamlets and villages.

The king HATED the fact that those people didn’t need to rely on HIM…for he believed that, being the KING…he was all-important, omnipotent, and that all aid and benefits should come thru HIM.

THEN, when those successful merchants would die, until now they had been allowed to pass on what they had to their children. Because the king had already taxes all of their earnings while they were living, all of that which was left to their children had been considered to be for their children to inherit. THIS, was unacceptable to King Barack.

Yes, King Barack also knew, that if he TOOK any of the estate inheritance…it would be of little or no benefit to the Kingdom as a whole, for it took resources from the people. But the king didn’t care. So, into the forest he sent the Sheriff Biden of the IRS-ingham and his thugs…to seize property and coin.

Knights and their squires came riding into the Forest, the hamlets and the villages, ransacking and looting every large hut and castle until their wasn’t a single coin to be had among the wealthy that King Barack despised. And now, with no coins or property…the wealthy were made peasants.

Tragically, there was no Robin Hood here, in the far western reaches of the Sherwood Forest, known as America…to stop the king and the sheriff…as there was on the other side of the Big Pond. That Robin Hood was able to stop the looting by King John and return the money to its rightful owners. Such was NOT the case in this region of the Forest.

Thus, the king and sheriff lived handsomely on the bounty they confiscated. They built larger and larger palaces for themselves…they partied every Monday and Wednesday with Sir Jay Z of The Hamptons…son of Adnes…and feasted on pheasant and wild boar, gosling, cream covered fruit, and dozens of saffron-covered boiled eggs each meal. Then, the king and sheriff hired more knights to protect them…and allowed those knights to bed down concubines and wenches to help them pass the time when they traveled to Columbia. The king built larger…and more cricket courses…and played over 200 times.

The kings parties never ceased…even as the peasants starved.

Meanwhile…with no more wealthy merchants to pay peasants, there were no longer any jobs. No one had any money at all any longer to pay the physicians for leeches when the plague came back.

Everyone in the kingdom died.

They were all equal now. Equally dead. The king had fulfilled his promise of equality to the peasants.

The end.

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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