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.

Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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