'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.

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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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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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