Miss Puerto Rico vs. Michael Moore and Islam

Miss Puerto Rico was suspended from the Miss America organization after tweeting anti-Islamic statements in response to Michael Moore's "We Are All Muslim" campaign.

Among her numerous strongly-worded tweets, Destiny Vélez wrote, "There’s NO comparison between Jews, Christians and Muslims."

Buck Sexton shared the controversial story during Glenn's radio program Tuesday, asking listeners to consider what might have happened if she had attacked Christians rather than Muslims.

What would happen if she had said instead that Christians use our Constitution to terrorize the USA and attack Planned Parenthood centers? That Christians have terrorizing agendas in their books and look at what's said in Leviticus and look at what's in --- what would have happened if she had said that? Do you think she would have been suspended?

No. She wouldn't have been suspended. She would have been invited on the late night shows as a revered guest. She would be sitting there with Stephen Colbert, who apparently can't make a joke unless he's pretending to be a conservative, based on the ratings.

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

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

BUCK: Some groups that are in a demographic minority, they need special protections, including for the First Amendment. From the First Amendment, really.

And we see time and again, some people get caught up in the machinery, some are punished, and some are not. And it's just based on the whim of the mob. These days, it's often the whim of the digital mob, meaning those on social media who scream the loudest for yet another head to roll, those on social media who demand someone be fired, that a career be ended.

There are others, of course, who will be forced to make the pole -- the groveling, knee bending, oh, I'm so sorry to share a thought that offended some delicate sensibilities, or even at the more extreme end, I'm sorry I said something that was rude, unfounded, and nasty. Please, please, forgive me. But what's interesting, when you go to that end of things, forgiveness tends not to be given, right? There's a spectrum here. There's only so much you can get away with.

So who gets a pass? Who does not? Miss Puerto Rico does not get a pass. Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended indefinitely for posting a series of, yes, anti-Muslim messages on Twitter. This coming via CNN. Her name is Destiny Velez. And she tweeted at filmmaker Michael Moore last week who, of course, when you want to talk about in-depth intellectual discourse, the true things in life. The truth about US foreign policy and American exceptionalism, who else comes to mind, but the vile propagandist Michael Moore, right? The communist who lives in mansions. It's wonderful stuff, isn't it? He would be right at home in the Politburo telling people waiting in line for bread that they've got it good because the smart people are in charge.

Of course, Michael wouldn't just be eating bread in the Politburo. He can have whatever he wanted. That's the way the true statists like it. So Michael started this little campaign on Twitter. And he's doing this, of course -- and part of me feels bad for even raising his name on this broadcast right now because that's what he wants. But it is part of the overall narrative that we're discussing. So I guess I just have to suck it up and accept it.

We'll talk about this very irritating man for a moment. He started this We Are All Muslim campaign. Holds up a sign. Stood in front of Trump Tower, of course, trying to ride on the Trump media coattails as much as he can. We Are All Muslim. And he wanted people to post photographs of themselves holding signs online. Now, first let me just say, this notion that we're all Muslim is bizarre, is nonsense. In the truest sense of that word, right? It doesn't make any sense. What does that mean, We're All Muslim? We're clearly not.

And this is part of our degradation of our basic ability to make differentiations in a society. See, in a mature, liberal society -- and I mean a true liberal society, not liberal in the sense of the word that has been hijacked by the left now. I mean a society based in liberty, we understand each other's differences. And as long as those differences stay within the confines of the Constitution and our laws, we respect and allow for them.

We don't pretend that they don't exist though. Because isn't it funny, on the one hand, the left will say, we are all this and we are all that. And then on the other, they will make sure you're part of a dominant patriarchy. You're at the top of the hierarchy. You have to make amendments, not for what you've done, but for who you are because of past injustices.

So sometimes we're all the same when it benefits their narrative. But most of the time, oh, no, it is our differences that are, in fact, essential. It is the Balkanization. The tribalization of the American people. Breaking us up into different groups by race, ethnicity, religion, sex -- anything. Whatever they can do to separate us is one of their best means of achieving power.

But here we have Michael Moore saying we are all Muslim. And some people reacted to this in the way that you would expect. Some people were pointing out that it was nonsense, that it was stupid, not helpful. And also, of course, very self--- very self-serving for Michael Moore who has a movie coming out next week about which country are we going to bomb again. Because, again, this is someone who is really into serious discourse about American foreign policy and trying to raise the level of our national -- keep in mind, this was a person that was seated in a place of honor at I forget which Democratic Convention. Sort of a hollowed figure on the left. And not just on the left in a generic sense. Within the Democratic Party. There are people that still think that some of his documentaries are masterpieces, of truth telling. Not of propaganda. Not of omission of necessary facts and context so we can understand the very basics of some of the subject matter he tackles. No, he's a vile propagandist, posing as a documentarian. But, of course, as we know, in the modern sense, in recent years, in recent decades, "documentary" has just become a long form, video editorial for the left, for the most part. There are some exceptions. I know some of you would know them.

But he's tweeting out, We Are All Muslim. Ms. Velez, Miss Puerto Rico tweeted out some things that were in poor taste, tweeted out some things that she probably should have known would get her into trouble. And in one case, I'm not even particularly clear what she was trying to say.

She tweeted, according to CNN here, Muslims use our Constitution to terrorize USA and plant gas stations. There's no comparison between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Jews nor Christians have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books. All what Muslims have done is provided oil and terrorize this country and many others.

I don't know what she meant about plant gas stations. But nonetheless, she's essentially saying that Islam is not comparable to other religions. Now, the way in which she said it is too sweeping. And some of you would agree with me, this was not the way that this sort of discussion should have been said -- some of you would disagree and say that, you know what, sometimes you just to have start the conversation and you have to start with some haymakers and that's the way it's got to be. And if people are offended, so what. That's another approach.

But she, of course, was immediately disciplined. She is indefinitely suspended. The Miss Puerto Rico organization has issued a statement over the weekend distancing itself from her comments. Well, that's -- there's no surprise there. I would just, as a thought experiment for you though, I would offer up, what would happen if she had said instead that Christians use our Constitution to terrorize the USA and attack Planned Parenthood centers? That Christians have terrorizing agendas in their books and look at what's said in Leviticus and look at what's in -- what would have happened if she had said that? Do you think she would have been suspended? No. She wouldn't have been suspended. She would have been invited on the late night shows as a revered guest. She would be sitting there with Stephen Colbert, who apparently can't make a joke unless he's pretending to be a conservative, based on the ratings.

No, no, she would have received a hero's welcome for that. Or you could put in Republicans. Republicans use our Constitution to terrorize the USA and destroy Muslim countries. Or whatever the case. They're war criminals. Just sit there and think this through yourself. Come up with -- it's like politically correct mad libs. Just come up with different ways of insulting groups that you're allowed to insult. You see, there are some groups you're allowed to insult: Christians. White Christian males, of course, being the top tier of target for whatever insult you feel like throwing out there.

In fact, if they don't accept as a matter of leftist orthodoxy. Now, if you don't accept that white Christian males have some form of guilt on their hands for any number of things around the world, imperialism, oppression, male patriarchy, colonialism, racism, slavery. I mean, you just go down the list. You'll have to constantly bow your head and beg for forgiveness. From who? Well, from the Michael Moores of the world. Because if you don't, you'll get suspended. Maybe fired. Pretty much the same thing. Depends on your job.

You'll be run out of the public square. You'll be called all kinds of names. People might threaten you, your family. Some people don't get a pass. They don't get -- they don't get the opportunity to even make amends, which in this case she did not.

But I think we are all really tired of this culture of political correctness because it's not just some -- it's not just some sideshow now. It's not just something that you occasionally run into. It is becoming a dominant force in our everyday conversations, in our politics, and in our lives. And it is time for it to stop.

Featured Image: Filmmaker Michael Moore speaks at the after party for the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Dog Eat Dog Films' 'Where to Invade Next' during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at the Egyptian Theatre on November 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For AFI)

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.