'I Shouldn’t Have Said That': Confederate Flag Advocate Accidentally Lets Racial Slur Slip

Sometimes people sound reasonable right before they slip up.

On radio Friday, Glenn shared an unbelievable clip of an interview with a North Carolina man attempting to defend the Confederate flag.

Russell Walker of Aberdeen, North Carolina, attempted to bring a lawsuit against York County, South Carolina in June for removing Confederate paraphernalia from the main courtroom, WSOCTV reported. In an interview on the street, Walker explained why the Confederate flag isn’t racist, saying it was OK for people to disagree on its meaning … right before he called civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., a racial slur.

The York County main courtroom used to have a Confederate flag and portraits of two Confederate generals, but they were removed during renovations. Judge Jack Kimball dismissed Walker’s suit asking for the flag and the portraits to be restored, ruling that he had no standing to file such a suit in the first place since Walker doesn’t live in South Carolina.

"You’ve got to be careful of who you’re standing next to because sometimes people will sound totally reasonable," Glenn said.

"I don’t believe it’s a symbol of racism. I don’t believe it’s a symbol of slavery," the man said of the Confederate flag. "That’s my personal view, but how they feel is their business." After his slipup, he tried to cover it with "I shouldn’t have said that."

"It’s clear that that’s the way he refers to Martin Luther King always," Glenn said of the slur. He urged Americans to think about the company they keep and to be aware of these examples of racism. "America, wake up, this stuff is exactly what our black neighbors are talking about that we never see," he said.

GLENN: All right. We have Bill O'Reilly coming up in just about a half-hour.

Also, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who I love this guy, he is going to tell us a little bit about the latest decision regarding the Texas voter ID law. Ken Paxton will be joining us for that at the top of hour number three. I want to spend a few minutes here sharing with you a guy -- he's from South Carolina?

PAT: He's from North Carolina. But he's in South Carolina.

GLENN: Yeah. He's going down to South Carolina, and he wants to restore the Confederate flag. This is just something that I just want to play. You got to be careful. Because sometimes people will sound totally reasonable. And I want you to listen to -- I don't agree with him. But I want you to listen to -- he sounds like a pretty normal guy, until one thing slips through his lips. As he's explaining to the press that the Confederate flag is not racist and he's not a racist, listen up.

VOICE: Women feel about abortion. That's the same -- same type of symbol. Again, I don't believe it's a symbol of racism. I don't believe it's a symbol of slavery. That's my personal view. But how they feel is their business.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Stop for a second.

That sounds American.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Look, I don't think so, but that's my personal view. And if you want to view it a different way, I understand that. Sounds -- sounds reasonable.

VOICE: Hey, I go down the street, I see Martin Luther Coon. I shouldn't have said that. Martin Luther King.

PAT: Oh, my.

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop.

STU: Good God.

PAT: Good golly!

GLENN: Okay. So you know what's amazing about this, is it's clear that that's the way he refers to Martin Luther King always.

PAT: Oh, always. Always.

GLENN: Because he wasn't trying to make a point. He's just like, oh, see, you know I see on the streets, Martin Luther Coon -- King. Oh, I shouldn't have said that.

STU: No, you shouldn't have.

GLENN: Yeah, you're right on that one. You're right on that one.

STU: No, you shouldn't have.

GLENN: And maybe not just here. You should never say those things or think those things. But apparently you do.

STU: Wow.

PAT: Yeah. But I'm not a racist. I love everybody. I mean, some of my best friends are...

STU: Are, what? Don't finish that sentence, sir.

GLENN: You know, I just want to tell you, the banks are out of control. And they're colluding with the government. And the -- and the -- and the -- and the corporations, and they're getting rich, and we're not.

And, you know, I think that everybody really kind of understands -- and if you don't agree with it, that's fine. It's just these damn Jew bank -- I mean, I shouldn't have said that. I shouldn't have said that.

STU: I shouldn't have said that. I shouldn't have said that. Darn it.

GLENN: Darn it. Darn it. No, I love the Jews. I just think they all should be shoved into an -- I shouldn't have said that. Other room, I meant. That's what I meant.

STU: It's incredible.

GLENN: Because I'm going to give them cake.

It's crazy.

PAT: Your colors are shining through.

STU: Yeah, that's really, really -- and I will say that's part -- that is an effect of the way -- I am 100 percent behind people who say, "Let's out these white supremacists. Let's mock them. Let's expose their viewpoints." You know, there's these weird things now, where they're like -- there's these Twitter accounts that are taking pictures of the people in the rallies, and they're trying to give them consequences at their jobs and all those other things.

You know -- you know, those are weird.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

STU: But what that does in the end is put these people back in the closet.

GLENN: Back in the closet.

STU: They don't admit it. I'd rather hear these idiot -- I'd rather watch every one of them walk down the street with a torch because, instead of this --

GLENN: Right. I want to know who they are. I want to know who they are.

STU: I want to know who they are. So I can avoid them.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And it's interesting too, because a lot of them are proud of it. They don't have any problem being racist. They're proud of it.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this, this should tell white people -- you know, you probably -- I've told this story before, and I don't remember what city it was in. And I don't want to say because I don't remember for sure. But I was there with the -- I think the chief of police, the head of this theater, and somebody else. Maybe somebody from the mayor's office. I don't even remember. And I'm standing backstage, and we're talking -- were you there, Pat?

PAT: No. But it was in Louisville --

GLENN: So I -- it was --

STU: I shouldn't have said that.

GLENN: No, it wasn't. It actually wasn't.

PAT: It wasn't there. It was in Nova Scotia.

GLENN: No, seriously, it was not in Louisville.

STU: Legitimately, I do remember where it was, and it was not Louisville.

GLENN: Yeah. And so I'm standing backstage. And they said, "We're on CST." I said, "I like to start the shows on time. You know, people come here. Let's start on time. And I can actually run over, I hear, from time to time. So let's start on time." And the head of theater and the sheriff and the police or whatever, they're all standing around, and they said, "Well, you're on CST here." And I said, "What's CST?" And they said, "You know, Colored Standard Time. Coloreds never run on time." And I'm like, "What? What? What?" I mean, I couldn't believe it.

And this kind of thing where this guy is talking and he sounds kind of reasonable --

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: -- warning. That should be a warning for you to wake up on who you're standing next to. They might sound reasonable, but they very well may not be. And also, America, wake up. This stuff is exactly what our black neighbors are talking about that we never see.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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