Clueless in Cuba: Kardashians Loved Cuba's '1950s Vibe

Glenn got his first taste of the Kardashians, and it was an eye opener.

"I've never watched the Kardashians before. I know that comes as a surprise to many people in this audience. You'd think I'm all up with the Kardashians," Glenn said Tuesday on his radio program. "For this to be a big show in America shows how stupid we are," Glenn said.

Glenn shared a conversation from the Kardashian's visit to Cuba earlier this year, prefacing it with a bit of history.

"Cuba went through a Communist Revolution and has had a dictator since the late 1950s. A dictator that slaughtered the artists. Slaughtered the homosexuals. Slaughtered the poets. Slaughtered musicians. Slaughtered anybody who stood up against. Has prisons and torture cells for anybody who disagrees . . . you'll just be disappeared at night. The economy has absolutely collapsed. And people have lived in abject poverty since 1960," Glenn said.

The conversation revealed what Glenn fears is the average intelligence of the American populace.

VOICE: Did you have fun?

VOICE: I had the best time.

VOICE: Right?

VOICE: I called it on our way in.

VOICE: Would you come back here?

VOICE: Yeah, I would.

VOICE: I love it.

VOICE: I would.

VOICE: I love it. I love -- I hope they just keep this 1950's vibe.

"Oh, they will. They will keep the 1950's vibe," Co-host Pat Gray said.

"Like it's a choice," Glenn said.

The Kardashians enjoyed that 1950's vibe courtesy of crushing communism that stopped economic development.

"She treats it like it's a renaissance fair," Co-host Stu Burguiere said. "Like they're reenacting the Civil War. They've all dressed up in the 1950s and put in 1950s cars to give you that theme of what it felt like."

"It's like people who are living in mud huts in Somalia, and the Kardashians go over and go, 'I love this authentic African feel that they're doing right now.'" Glenn said.

It wasn't just digging the 1950s vibe that made the Kardashians seem so out of touch. They also really, really loved not having cell phones for three days.

"The reason why you don't have a cell phone is because they don't have the technology," Glenn said.

Since the 1950s, the Cuban people have lived without advancements in technology and medicine and basic freedoms.

"People who live there say the only place you can even survive is Havana. Everywhere else is a brutal struggle to get through day-to-day life," Stu said. "And, you know, the idea that they would go down there, say I love the '50's vibe, thank God I don't have to have a cell phone, and it's perfect here . . . how incredibly insulting it is to the people that struggled through this regime."

Listen to the full segment, beginning at 1:04:55, from The Glenn Beck Program:


Featured Image: US coast guards scramble to rescue a group of Cuban refugees after their raft capsized some 25 miles off the coast of Cuba 31 August 1994 in the Florida Straits. The numbers of Cuban boat-people refugees increased in the summer of 1994 in spite of Bill Clinton's warning that Cubans are no longer welcome in the US . (Photo Credit: DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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