Offended by the American Flag? Feel Free to Leave

Four words: AG. O. NI. ZING. That's what co-host Pat Gray had to say about supporters of an Iowa high school basketball team being branded as racists for their tradition of wearing red, white and blue to big games. During the game in question, the team played another school made up primarily of refugees whose supporters were offended by the patriotic display.

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"If you're so offended by the American flag, you need to get out. You need to go home," Pat said.

Or, at least, how about a "thanks, America" for giving you a place to live.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Oh, Pat is on a rant. He's on a tirade. Go ahead, Pat.

JEFFY: Oh, my God.

PAT: This Iowa high school basketball game story is so -- it's four words -- ag-o-niz-ing.

JEFFY: Amen.

GLENN: That's not --

PAT: Just those four words --

GLENN: Those are syllables.

PAT: -- sum the whole thing up.

This -- I think they're in the state tournament time. But Valley High School played Des Moines North. And Valley has a tradition of, for big important games, dressing up in red, white, and blue. They wear American flag colors.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I can already feel the hatred.

PAT: Right? So the other team was all offended by the fact that the students in the student section were dressed in red, white, and blue. Why? Do you not live here too? Could you not have dressed in red, white, and blue, if you wanted to? I think you could. But one of the coaches said, what the hell were they thinking? We're a diverse -- we're a diverse school with a diverse population of students. And?

GLENN: Look, if you move to America and you even come here illegally, you came here.

PAT: You came here for a reason.

GLENN: Why? For a reason. Because we're better than your suckass country that you ran from.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: So even if you're here illegally, there's not some, hey, this is a great country? I don't get it.

PAT: If you're so offended by the American flag, you need to get out. You need to go home.

JEFFY: Yes. And once again, this is another story.

GLENN: I don't understand it. Then why did your family bring you here?

PAT: Right.

GLENN: If it's not a better place, then why did your family come here?

PAT: Listen to this Facebook posting of one of the moms of the other high school: For the supporters of one time from a primarily white part of town to paint themselves as the team of the USA strongly implies that the other team, the less white team is less American. That doesn't say anything about you.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. You know, here's what I would say to her, "Honey, honey, that's you. That's all coming from you."

PAT: Right. That's right. Your sensibility. That's not theirs.

GLENN: If they were holding signs that say white power, we're Americans, you're not, then that's -- then I'll be with you. But from what I know, just wearing red, white, and blue colors as a tradition and you're coming in and you're some other race that I don't understand -- all races are welcome here in America.

STU: And who should like the country more than its own citizens? Refugees.

GLENN: Yes. Refugees and immigrants.

PAT: You look outside and you see there's no ISIS fighters raping, torturing, and cutting the heads off of people, you're in a better place, right?

STU: Right.

GLENN: Are these refugees?

PAT: Many of them are refugees. Yeah.

STU: In the article -- and it's -- you could make the argument theoretically -- and I don't think this would be a argument, but you could make the argument if they had never done this before, but they do it all the time.

PAT: I don't even know then if you could. I mean, it's still not saying anything about you, unless you're taunting them.

STU: Right. Unless you're taunting them.

GLENN: But still, they should be coming in red, white, and blue colors.

PAT: Yes. And they could have. They could have.

GLENN: We just saved you. Our country just saved you. How about a,, thank you, America?

PAT: Agonizing.

GLENN: You're right, four words.

PAT: Ag-o-niz-ing.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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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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