Burgess Owens: White Socialist Democrats Have Betrayed the Black Community

One of the most important voices today for the black community is former NFL Super Bowl champ Burgess Owens. His book, Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps is a must-read that tells the forgotten history of America's once thriving black community --- and why it's failing today. Owens joined The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday for an enlightening discussion.

"We're about to have a fascinating conversation with a former NFL champion, a guy who is wearing a Super Bowl ring, which makes me happy because I believe the Super Bowl, I believe he beat the . . ." Glenn said.

"This is agonizing," Co-host Stu Burguiere replied.

". . . Philadelphia Eagles. Did he not, Stu?" Glenn asked.

"He has to sit on my couch?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, he has to sit on your couch. It's almost like somebody designed it that way, isn't it? It should be agonizing for Stu. It should be great for the rest of us," Glenn joked.

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Petty rivalries aside, Glenn jumped in to the news of the day, asking Owens about his thoughts on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem.

"Well, it speaks really, more so not just to that young man, but to our country today. You know, we're at a point where we now can see what's happening through our educational system or lack of education. We have young people who live in the freest country in the history of mankind, who can literally . . . I don't know if you've noticed yet, but we've had a black president for the last eight years," Owens pointed out.

"Really?" Stu asked jokingly.

"And this young man, I think, he just signed a $100 million contract," Owens said.

"So you don't relate to his oppression?" Glenn asked.

"The oppression, it sounds like a communist. It sounds like a socialist," Owens answered.

He then pointed out the real problem facing America today.

"When I talk about the crisis that we are at this point, it's not a black/white racial crisis. It's an ideology crisis. We're dealing with whether we're going to accept the idea of socialism and Marxism and atheism. Or go back to the American way, Judeo-Christian values, which meritocracy is part of it. The idea that content and character and talent are colorblind. And that's where we were trending as a nation," Owens stated.

Owens also discussed his upbringing and how, despite the challenges he faced as a young black man, he was raised with conservative values, love of country and to think critically. He saw firsthand how the free enterprise system allowed for American greatness and prosperity, pointing out that someone like Colin Kaepernick could be disconnected from that ideal.

"When you listen to his comments, it has no foundation of reasoning or context. He's hurt that his people are oppressed. And I think part of it and, again, coming as an athlete, I can remember the tendency of kind of becoming an elitist. Because you're doing things other people can't do. And you wonder, well, I'm here, but what about the rest of the folks? But it's not until you understand the free enterprise concept --- the country allows us, no matter who you are and what your background is, is to go out and dream and struggle and risk and try again --- that you understand that anybody can do it. So, to a degree, part of his problem is he's become so wealthy so quick, and the way he's done it, he has no relationship to really what it takes for him to make it work," Owens said.

In an effort to fully understand the implosion of the black community, Owens went on a quest to research and learn history. One organization he studied was the NAACP.

"A lot of people don't realize it was started not by blacks, but by 21 white socialist Marxists, atheists, race-control Democrats," Owens said.

According to Owens, during the era of Martin Luther King, Sr., the black community was made up of Christians, entrepreneurs, patriots, industrial blacks focused on education and success to prove themselves.

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"That's why the community that I grew up in, 50 percent of Americans at the time I grew up were part of the middle class. We had the highest percentage of black men committed to marriage in the early '60s than any other race in our country. The highest percentage of entrepreneurs in our country. So in order to change that, they used stealth. And the attack came from people who really had an agenda. A lot of people don't realize this too. The first anti-lynching law in 1918 was put together by a Republican from Missouri. The person who fought against it was the first white president of the NAACP. He was a socialist, and he thought it was unconstitutional," Owens said.

Owens compared the founders of the NAACP to the current owners of Black Entertainment Television (BET), also white socialist liberals. BET was purchased about 15 years ago by Viacom for $33 billion.

"Ever since, it's been anti-white, anti-police, anti-American, anti-family, anti-woman liberal filth," Owens said.

Glenn also brought up Black Wall Street in Oklahoma, which has virtually been erased from history.

"Here's an African-American community chased out of the South. They go to Oklahoma. They build a city. It was more successful . . ." Glenn said.

"Millionaires everywhere," Owens added.

"Yeah, millionaires everywhere, and it was all black. They had, in this small town, three major banks. They had two or three movie theaters. I mean, it was a boomtown. And a majority owned their own cars when nobody had this. The Democrats and the Klan got a hold of it and burned it to the ground and killed I think 2,000 people. I mean, just slaughtered them, and erased it from history. Nobody knows it," Glenn said.

They also discussed the first female millionaire in America --- a black woman.

"Walker. C.J. Walker," Owens said.

"Erased from history," Glenn said.

Owens brought up a piece of his own family history and his great, great, great grandfather coming to America as an eight-year-old boy in the belly of a slave ship.

"He died as a property owner, patriarch of his family, built the first church and school up to seventh grade, and he was a Republican in Texas. That was the nature of our race. We were looking to make sure that people respected us. And we showed how strong Americans could be," Owens said.

For the full and fascinating conversation with Burgess Owens, listen below. Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps is available at bookstores everywhere.

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Featured Image: Screenshot of Burgess Owens on The Glenn Beck Program, August 30, 2016.

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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