Do Glenn Beck and Van Jones actually agree on something?

The morning after the Charleston church shooting, Glenn went on air and said that he believed that something good would come out of the horrific tragedy. Many in the media have focused on racism and gun control in the wake of the shooting to advance a progressive agenda, but there’s been another voice echoing Glenn’s positive sentiment: Van Jones. Could this end up being the strangest of strange bedfellows, or does Van have a hidden agenda?

GLENN: So VGLENN: So Van Jones, who I'm definitely not a fan of, has said something quite interesting about Charleston. Listen to this.

VAN: Something is happening here in Charleston. I'm proud that we're showing it. I'm also proud of you for calling it what it is when you say that it's racist terrorism. We can't defeat demons that we can't face.

You know, James Baldwin said, not everything that can be faced can be overcome, but nothing can be overcome until it is at least faced.

Here they're facing the demons, and they're coming together because they're facing the demons. I think there's a balm in Charleston for America, and I don't have words for it. I'm not usually at a loss for words. I do not have words for what I say.

PAT: That's pretty interesting that because -- you've been saying that from the very beginning. From day one, which was, you know, Thursday. Thursday morning you said something was happening and something could would come out of this really awful tragedy. Right?

GLENN: Yeah. While everyone was still reeling from it, I had the feeling that you were going to see an Amish moment coming from this community.

PAT: And we have.

GLENN: Something great -- and we have. Last night, yesterday, on the bridge was absolutely amazing.

PAT: Yeah, 15,000 people.

GLENN: Show up. And it's a unity line across the bridge, led by the victims' families. I mean, there is something special about this church. There is something special about this community.

PAT: But this is a revolutionary communist who is saying this at an interesting time. MSNBC is trying to stoke the flames of racial division. Then you have Van Jones saying exactly what you said.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Which is exactly what you said would happen when Van Jones was doing his revolutionary -- communist revolutionary propaganda before he said, drop the radical pose.

GLENN: I said about Van Jones. This was years ago. I said about Van Jones. Be careful. This guy is extraordinarily dangerous and he is smart.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And he is going to -- he is going to go all lovey-dovey on you. And he is going to image himself as a Martin Luther King or whatever.

PAT: Right. Right. He has a hard time sticking to it, though. Because he was doing the lovey-dovey stuff for you for a while, remember, calling you his brother, saying he loved you, all that kind of stuff. Then he kind of drifted back to his radical nonsense and rhetoric. And now he seems to be once again parodying what you've been saying about the Charleston situation.

GLENN: He's a dangerous guy. Very, very dangerous guy.

PAT: But like you said, smart. He's really smart.

GLENN: No, no. He took the summer after he left the White House, and he spent three months studying old tapes of Ronald Reagan, trying to learn how to speak like Ronald Reagan. Trying to learn the ins and outs of Ronald Reagan. Trying to be able to parrot. The guy is an actor. He can parrot just about anybody. So he's just a really dangerous guy.

Now, I hope that maybe he's dropped the --

PAT: Maybe.

GLENN: -- maybe he's dropped the radical ends as well as the radical means. I don't know. I don't know Van Jones. I don't want to know Van Jones. I don't trust him. Van Jones, who I'm definitely not a fan of, has said something quite interesting about Charleston. Listen to this.

VAN: Something is happening here in Charleston. I'm proud that we're showing it. I'm also proud of you for calling it what it is when you say that it's racist terrorism. We can't defeat demons that we can't face.

You know, James Baldwin said, not everything that can be faced can be overcome, but nothing can be overcome until it is at least faced.

Here they're facing the demons, and they're coming together because they're facing the demons. I think there's a balm in Charleston for America, and I don't have words for it. I'm not usually at a loss for words. I do not have words for what I say.

PAT: That's pretty interesting that because -- you've been saying that from the very beginning. From day one, which was, you know, Thursday. Thursday morning you said something was happening and something could would come out of this really awful tragedy. Right?

GLENN: Yeah. While everyone was still reeling from it, I had the feeling that you were going to see an Amish moment coming from this community.

PAT: And we have.

GLENN: Something great -- and we have. Last night, yesterday, on the bridge was absolutely amazing.

PAT: Yeah, 15,000 people.

GLENN: Show up. And it's a unity line across the bridge, led by the victims' families. I mean, there is something special about this church. There is something special about this community.

PAT: But this is a revolutionary communist who is saying this at an interesting time. MSNBC is trying to stoke the flames of racial division. Then you have Van Jones saying exactly what you said.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Which is exactly what you said would happen when Van Jones was doing his revolutionary -- communist revolutionary propaganda before he said, drop the radical pose.

GLENN: I said about Van Jones. This was years ago. I said about Van Jones. Be careful. This guy is extraordinarily dangerous and he is smart.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And he is going to -- he is going to go all lovey-dovey on you. And he is going to image himself as a Martin Luther King or whatever.

PAT: Right. Right. He has a hard time sticking to it, though. Because he was doing the lovey-dovey stuff for you for a while, remember, calling you his brother, saying he loved you, all that kind of stuff. Then he kind of drifted back to his radical nonsense and rhetoric. And now he seems to be once again parodying what you've been saying about the Charleston situation.

GLENN: He's a dangerous guy. Very, very dangerous guy.

PAT: But like you said, smart. He's really smart.

GLENN: No, no. He took the summer after he left the White House, and he spent three months studying old tapes of Ronald Reagan, trying to learn how to speak like Ronald Reagan. Trying to learn the ins and outs of Ronald Reagan. Trying to be able to parrot. The guy is an actor. He can parrot just about anybody. So he's just a really dangerous guy.

Now, I hope that maybe he's dropped the --

PAT: Maybe.

GLENN: -- maybe he's dropped the radical ends as well as the radical means. I don't know. I don't know Van Jones. I don't want to know Van Jones. I don't trust him.

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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