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.

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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)

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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