Bernie Sanders Rambles on About How Uncompassionate Americans Are

Bernie Sanders recently complained about America's uncompassionate policy of not guaranteeing health care to all people as a right. Glenn shared his reaction on his radio program Monday.

"Our rights come from our creator. Now, how do we get a right of health care from our creator? Huh. We don't," Glenn said. "I'm trying to think of any way you can interpret anything in nature to tell you that you have a right to health care."

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GLENN: All right. Now, this might not sound like we're compassionate to those who want jade eggs and to eat crickets. (But that's only if you listen to Bernie Sanders.) Here's Bernie Sanders talking about how "not compassionate" Americans are.

BERNIE: The United States of America is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right.

PAT: Dang proud of that.

BERNIE: Canada does it. Every major country in Europe does it.

STU: And, no, they don't.

PAT: First of all, Canada is not a major country. Can we get that straight?

STU: Oh, wow. Wait.

GLENN: Alternate fact. Stu is --

STU: I'm very upset about that.

JEFFY: Now you're hurting Stu's feelings.

STU: You have to remember -- notice the words he uses: Guarantees health care. No, they don't. They absolutely don't guarantee health care. They guarantee you to believe they have insurance. Whether you can get care or not is a completely different issue.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: If health care around the world -- like the ancient Chinese secret, if it was so good, capitalism would embrace it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The market would run towards it. If it was so great, we would all run towards it. It's not good.

Here's what it's good for: It's good for the very lowest of poverty levels because they get something. Well, we already -- they already got something. They already can go to the hospital. Now, that's breaking the hospital system.

But let's fix that problem. Okay?

So it's good for the very bottom --

STU: We also have Medicaid, by the way, which is a giant government system specifically designed to help those people to get insurance.

GLENN: Right. So there you go.

You already have the bottom ladder. The top of the ladder, they don't care. They'll get health care -- they'll just pay for it. They'll just go out -- I need to go see a doctor. Okay. I'll write a check.

So the top of the health care, they don't care. Who does it hurt? Everyone in between. That's what socialized medicine does. Hurts everyone in between. It's bad.

All right. Anyway...

BERNIE: Believe that health care is a right of all Americans whether they're rich or they're poor.

GLENN: Stop. This is why it is important to understand that we are based on the Declaration of Independence.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Our rights come from our creator.

Now, how do we get a right of health care from our creator?

Huh. We don't. Huh. There's no way -- I'm trying to think of any way you can interpret anything in nature to tell you that you have a right to health care.

PAT: May I also ask how it's compassionate for any country forced to provide health care for anyone else, how is that compassion? It's not.

GLENN: No.

PAT: I've been forced. I didn't volunteer that money. That's not a compassionate act.

GLENN: And it makes you less compassionate.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

GLENN: Our nurses -- our nurses and doctors here in America I believe are the most compassionate, some of them in the world.

PAT: Oh, they're great.

JEFFY: Absolutely.

PAT: They're really great.

GLENN: They're great. And why? Because they have a desire to do it.

PAT: And the things they do are incredible.

GLENN: Remarkable. Remarkable.

PAT: And at least in our recent experience, they all did it with such professionalism and compassion.

GLENN: Now, you could go over to the Netherlands and say, "Well, the Netherlands, they had better health care." Well, in some ways they might. In some ways, they might. But can we just look at the Netherlands here for a second. If you look at Sweden, up until recently, it was the most homogenized group of people of all time.

Let's see. They're all white. Blond hair, blue-eyed with the same background in culture. It's not hard to move one group of people, who are all exactly alike, and fit them into this little package. Now that they have to serve two cultures, it's completely falling apart.

America is the entire world coming together. It doesn't work. It's harder to do things in America. There is no one who is as diverse as this country is, in thought and in lifestyle. And that's good.

Why should I celebrate diversity in everything, except when it really counts?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Celebrate answers in math with Common Core. No. No.

PAT: There's more.

BERNIE: Should people, because they're Americans, be able to go to the doctor when they need to, be able to go into a hospital because they're Americans?

VOICE: We're a compassionate society.

BERNIE: No, we're not a compassionate society. In terms of our relationship to poor and working people, our record is worse than virtually any other country on earth.

PAT: That is unbelievable. That's unbelievable.

STU: Should they be able to go to the doctors when they want to? That's the exact thing socialized medicine can't accomplish. There's long-term waiting.

GLENN: You die. If you want socialized medicine, we have it. Are we compassionate to our veterans?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That's socialized medicine. There it is. That's what -- when they finally kill the free market and we only have a single-payer health care system, that's what it is. That is the least compassionate.

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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