Do Not Condemn Sean Hannity, Do Not Damage the People We'll Need to Rebuild

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's radio monologue from August 31, 2016.

In case you didn't listen to Sean Hannity yesterday, he said I attack him every day and blame him for Trump.

Now, I actually went back and looked at the transcripts over the last couple of months. I went back and looked at all of my personal emails between myself and Sean Hannity. Almost every time I said I understand we don't see things the same way, that Sean comes from a different place because he knows Donald Trump personally.

I think Sean believes I'm mad that Ted Cruz didn't win. This has nothing to do with Ted. It has to do with the country, and my deep concern about where we're headed because I love my country.

So here's what I would like to say in response.

The alt-right wanted Donald Trump, and the alt-right got Donald Trump. I don't want to hear any bellyaching like they're all doing. They're all bellyaching. They wanted him. They got him.

However, I won't echo the past of others. What I want to do is encourage everyone to not pick sides. If you are a fan of mine, do not pick a side. Please, do not get involved in this. Please.

Don't condemn Sean or anyone else. I truly believe Sean is doing what he feels he needs to do, just as I am. I have told you for months, there are no more good choices. I'm not happy with what I believe I'm forced to do --- but my principles dictate that I stand. And I hope this helps you understand where my mind is today. You can condemn me if you want. That's fine. I expect it. Don't condemn him, please.

The pressure on this job, the pressure on him is enormous. Enormous. I truly believe he's trying to do the right thing. We just strongly disagree. And if Donald Trump wins, you can kiss my ass goodbye. If Hillary Clinton wins, if we don't reunite with everyone and have all hands on deck, there's no chance of stopping Hillary Clinton. Zero.

So do not divide anymore, please. Don't divide anymore.

I spent time last night writing exactly what I believe needs to be said:

We have seen over the last few days additional proof points where the conservative media is coming apart. The Democrats could not have designed a better weapon than Donald Trump. They could not have designed anything better at taking us apart.

The first thing that happened in the last 24 hours is the call heard around the world, as I would call it. The Rush Limbaugh call, stating that Rush never believed Trump on his immigration and deportation and the building of the wall --- remarkable, remarkable. I'm not going to say anything bad about Rush Limbaugh. I'm never going to say anything bad about Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh is a trailblazer. He defined a generation. I'm bringing this up as a reference point on, you know, whether or not the caller agreed or condemned Rush. I want to point out that we're in a circular firing squad right now.

Then Sean Hannity, someone who, quite honestly, you know if you've been a listener of this show for a while, I've been building a friendship with over the last four years. He said yesterday he believes that I'm responsible for Clinton winning and will lay all the responsibility of Trump losing and all the baggage that comes with it at my feet and Jonah Goldberg's and everybody else's.

Anybody who is expecting me to punch back is going to be sorely disappointed today. I can't speak for the others who get more offended for me than I do at times on this show, but I would ask them not to punch back.

First of all, I wish this show had the power to elect a president because President Cruz sounded very good to me. I couldn't --- or anyone on this show or the Jonah Goldbergs --- get elected the most constitutionally-minded conservative of perhaps the last 100 years, the guy we believe we waited for and prayed for. But somehow or another, we're going to be responsible for the defeat.

I'm not going to blame Sean or anybody else for helping to nominate a GOP candidate that was a Democrat. If Sean is a believer, if he believes Trump is a reliable conservative --- he knows him, I don't --- I don't lay the blame at his feet. I don't believe Trump, Sean does. If Sean believes he can ascribe a logical line through Trump's positions or that we even know what Trump's positions are, okay. If Sean believes that Hillary Clinton is so bad that anyone --- and I do mean anyone is better --- I don't blame him. I would like him to say where his line is.

Donald Trump has talked less about the Constitution, liberty and the Founding Fathers than I think an eighth grade class in Common Core would. I don't know his principles. I don't know his values. And I don't think almost anyone is better than Clinton. The jury is certainly out on Donald Trump. And sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know --- if you stay together and fight and if there are times that you learn the lesson from Dunkirk.

For the millionth time, I will never vote for Hillary Clinton. Never. She is cyanide to the republic, but I happen to believe Donald Trump may be worse.

I want you to understand that I'm not as concerned about the destruction of America because I believe Americans can rebuild anything. I am more concerned about the perversion of America into something so dark and so sinister that we make the fascists and the communists of the 1930s and '40s look like rookies. I have been on that trail long before Donald Trump ever came along. I have warned that if we turn dark, we will make the Nazis look like rookies. That to me is far worse than Hillary Clinton destroying our nation. Perverting our nation is an affront to all mankind.

For ten years I have been railing against progressivism on both sides of the aisle. Though I am a Republican voter, a reliable Republican voter, I am not a Republican. I'm not into team sports with our political system. I vote for the person who reflects me --- and neither party reflects me, certainly neither candidate reflects me.

While I have been strong with my warnings on Donald Trump, I have been equally strong in my condemnation of Clinton. If you add up the amount of time that I've spent on air fighting the Clinton machine and her allies versus Donald Trump, I doubt the scale would even register more than a rounding error.

In fact, over the last six months, we have produced serials in the most expensive radio format on daily airwaves. We have covered Hillary Clinton. We have covered Saul Alinsky, who was Hillary's mentor. We have covered progressives in tandem with publishing the best-selling book in the country. We have covered evil progressive donors. Abortion. Immigration. Education. And, yes, we even did four episodes on Donald Trump.

When all of this is over, whatever that means, we are going to need to come back together. The country as a whole despises both of these candidates. Despises them. I know I do. But I am not going to do further damage to the group of people that we are going to need when, I believe, Hillary Clinton wins. It won't be a shock to me. I predicted it last August, that Hillary would beat Trump.

Featured Image: Screenshot from The Glenn Beck Program, August 31, 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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