Never Thought I'd Say This: Take Phil Donahue's Advice (Oh, and Call Me on Wednesday)

I never thought I would say this but the MSM should take Phil Donahue's advice: Listen to the people who are angry and voted for President Trump.

Phil Donahue believes the press should pay more attention to "angry" Trump voters, but also to those who didn't bother voting. "Apathy is killing us," Donahue said, urging more on-the-ground, outside-of-DC reporting. "You're going to get more truth the lower you go."

I agree, if no one listens to you or anyone who feels unheard and squeezed at both ends, things will never get better. I need to listen as well.

Wednesday on Radio, I Will Take Your Calls

I want to know how your life has been going over the last 10-plus years:

• What are the stresses in your life, where do you feel the downward pressure?

• When was the last time you had a raise, what is happening with your health insurance?

• What is your number one concern? Is there anything you have faith in anymore?

• How has your life changed, your school, relationships, neighborhood and church?

• How can I help make your life easier?

• What can TheBlaze do?

• What can we help you understand? (you should know we are trying to figure it out too).

• There are those in media and journalism that care and actually believe in you and that there is eternal truth. How can they help you?

• What can people do to restore your faith in reporting? The system, your neighbors? Is it too late?

• Are we in the early stages of wide spread civil unrest or war?

• Do you want to stop it? Are you willing to do what those who followed Ghandi, Lincoln, Bonhoeffer, Jesus and King did? Stand fast in the truth but never punch back? Or is it too late?

• Have you lost friends or family? Would you like to make up or is it good riddance?

• Are you tired of the division and name calling? Could you live as we once did, together, with respect for differences? (I am asking about you- not what others will or will not do).

• It feels good to win and to pinch back. We all get a hit of dopamine when we do or see someone else punch. Especially when we feel it was deserved or way over due. Can we break this "addiction"?

• Do you want to?

• If you could tell the media or "the other side" one thing, that you really feel if they could understand things might change, what would it be?

I would love to hear from you on the phone Wednesday, beginning at 9AM EST. Call me at 888.727.2325. I am not looking for political discussions, I want to know about you, your feelings and life.

You can also post a reply message on Facebook. If you feel you need to vent at me, Trump or Hillary, I do understand, but unless it is constructive could you post elsewhere for the time being? Many of us really do want to help and move the whole country forward.

If you are a listener and/or truly want to make a positive difference please let me and the rest of the country hear your voice.

I have always said that "this audience will be remembered as the one that backed us up from the cliff and saved the republic." I still believe that, in fact stronger than ever before. "Blessed be the peacemaker," but it is a choice.

The world is descending into hatred and madness. There is not truth nor anyone or anything to believe in. Have you made your choice yet? Is there anything that could change your mind?

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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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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.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

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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?

Watch the video clip below:

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