'Socialism is immoral' - Here's what happens to companies when government becomes God

On radio Monday, Glenn disclosed what he thinks is at the root of the surge in popularity of Bernie Sanders, and it has to do with morals.

According to Bernie Sanders, capitalism the way we're doing it is immoral, period.

"I agree with him," Glenn said, before pointing out the socialist solution presents problems of its own.

"The solution is more compliance officers, more rules, more regulations, more fines," Glenn said.

Under a socialist system, Glenn explained, companies are beholden to the government to set up the rules and dictate what is moral and what is immoral.

"The government has made your morals for you. The government has become your god," Glenn said.

Listen to the segment or read the full transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

STU: I was listening to a radio show, I think it was last week. And they went to commercial break twice. Five of the commercials in the two commercial breaks were companies offering to get you in compliance with Obamacare. Their business was, they go to companies, they say, "We promise you won't break the law if you come to us and pay us to help you avoid breaking the law with Obamacare because it's so complicated." And I wonder if that's part of what you were talking about last segment, in that, are companies less moral and don't care about the customer, or are they so focused on trying to deal with every new regulation and every new thing that's changing and passing all the time -

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Both. I think both. I think both.

STU: - that they can't focus.

GLENN: I think what happens is, they get so focus on trying to meet the regulations, that that becomes their focus.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Instead of saying, we have our own set of ideals, we have our own set of morals here that are higher than that, that becomes such an important part of their business, that that is their standard. Can you pass the government - the government has made your morals for you. The government has become your god. What do the Ten Commandments say? Compliance officer, what do they say? That's your god. That's truly what is happening.

STU: And it's - at times, hard to blame companies who are threatened with the force of jail time to comply with these things or massive fines, how - how can they focus on what the ideal of their company actually is?

GLENN: Right.

STU: You're just trying to deal with some new restriction or some new payroll requirement or some new way to deal with interns or a new tax proposal. Whatever it is. There's always something changing. And you can't focus on actually doing your job.

GLENN: That's why socialism - listen to me, capitalism, the way we're doing it is immoral, period. That's Bernie Sanders. I agree with him. Capitalism, the way we're doing it is immoral. Look at the solution. The solution is more compliance officers. More rules. More regulations. More fines.

I can't - I can barely hold on to the insurance that I have for all the people in my company, and I want them to have the best insurance that I can afford. Not that they can afford. That I can afford. Okay?

I want them to have that. But the government, through its - all of it's rules and regulations and everything else is making that damn near impossible. Socialism is immoral. So what's the solution? Find the morality in capitalism. Find the morality in the individual. Because the individual, he has the power to create anything if he is a moral, decent person. If you're running a moral, decent company, you will rock the world. It's not more compliance or more rules and regulations. Now, let me show you a really dark part of the world and what's happening in a good way, next.

Featured Image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign fundraising reception at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub on October 14, 2015 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. The fundraiser takes place on the day following the first Democratic presidential debate of the race, where Sanders faced off with frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and three other candidates. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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