Glenn unleashes on Paul Ryan backer

For those who tuned in to Glenn's radio program on Thursday, it shouldn't have been hard to tell he was upset. Glenn didn't attempt to hide his feelings of betrayal when the Freedom Caucus expressed support for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House after previously emphasizing the importance of getting someone else in there who could change the process.

Glenn's staff tried calling the Freedom Caucus founders so they could defend their position to Glenn's listeners, but got crickets in response.

"Gee, they're not taking phone calls," Glenn said.

One person who supported Paul Ryan actually agreed to come on the program - Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk.

"I have told Mr. Loudermilk's staff he's walking into a buzz saw, but he's more than welcome," Glenn said. "Maybe he has a good explanation, and we will treat him with respect as he is the only one so far that has had the guts to come on the program and face his constituents."

Watch the heated exchange below.

Glenn's staff called every member of the Freedom Caucus on Thursday after Glenn's radio show ended. Here are the results.

- Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio, Chair - Phone line was busy.

- Justin Amash of Michigan – Nobody answered and mailbox was full.

- Brian Babin of Texas – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Rod Blum of Iowa – Nobody answered and mailbox was full.

- Dave Brat of Virginia – Had a previous engagement so wasn't at Wednesday night's Freedom Caucus meeting. Staff member was unable to commit to a specific candidate for speaker.

- Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma – SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER NOW AND AT NEXT WEEK'S VOTES.

- Mo Brooks of Alabama – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Ken Buck of Colorado – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Curt Clawson of Florida – Opposed Paul Ryan Wednesday night. Has supported Daniel Webster in the past. Staff member assumed he will next week as well.

- Ron DeSantis of Florida – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Scott Desjarlais of Tennessee – Staff member said Rep. Desjarlais seemed to be ok with supporting Paul Ryan, but that could change.

- Jeff Duncan of South Carolina – Supported Paul Ryan at the Wednesday night gathering.

- John Fleming of Louisiana – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Trent Franks of Arizona – Still up in the air.

- Scott Garrett of New Jersey – Staff member wouldn't share either way.

- Paul Gosar of Arizona – Staff member hadn't seen him, so not sure.

- Morgan Griffith of Virginia – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Andy Harris of Maryland – Staff member said nothing has been shared publically.

- Jody Hice of Georgia – Staff said Rep. Hice hadn't discussed this with them, so couldn't speak to this now.

- Tim Huelskamp of Kansas – SOLIDLY FOR DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Raúl Labrador of Idaho – Supporting Paul Ryan but "not his demands."

- Barry Loudermilk of Georgia – Supporting Paul Ryan.

- Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming – Still considering the candidates.

- Mark Meadows of North Carolina – Staff said he's having an open conversation but hasn't formerly decided.

- Alex Mooney of West Virginia – Undecided.

- Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina – Referred to Facebook page where he states that he is standing with the founders of the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Gary Palmer of Alabama – Undecided.

- Steve Pearce of New Mexico – PUBLICLY SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Scott Perry of Pennsylvania – Supporting Paul Ryan.

- Ted Poe of Texas – Has met with Paul Ryan several times, but is still reviewing his options.

- Bill Posey of Florida – SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania – Considering options until the vote next week.

- Matt Salmon of Arizona – Still undecided.

- Mark Sanford of South Carolina – Standing with the majority of the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- David Schweikert of Arizona - Standing with the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Marlin Stutzman of Indiana - Standing with the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Randy Weber of Texas – Staff said he's still undecided and that lots of calls are coming in telling him not to vote for Paul Ryan - so, they are listening!

- Ted Yoho of Florida – DANIEL WEBSTER. Period.

In summary, out of the 38 members of the Freedom Caucus:

- 14% are publicly for Daniel Webster

- 45% are supporting Paul Ryan

- 42% are undecided (half of which most likely support Paul Ryan in order to support the Freedom Caucus claim that they have a super majority on their side)

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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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.