Venezuelan President Was Caught Eating on Air While People Are Starving

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paused during a state broadcast to take a bite out of an empanada before continuing with his speech.

People in the formerly wealthy country have been protesting almost daily over terrible socialist policies that have bankrupted the oil-rich nation. Venezuela has been battling devastating shortages of food, medicine and other essentials, and people are so hungry they have reportedly been driven to consume zoo animals, pets and food scraps picked out of the trash.

On today’s show, Glenn and Stu watched the clip in disbelief. They talked about how socialist leaders can begin as seemingly normal people and then become corrupted by power.

“Even in cases where the people started off with the best of intentions and were good people by all accounts, this failed as miserably,” Stu pointed out.

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GLENN: I'm going to give you some -- I'm going to give you some audio and some video that you'll say, I can't believe -- I don't even understand it. And then I'll give you a couple of pieces of audio that will take you back to a time where you're like, oh, my gosh. I understand this world.

A couple of things that have been said by, you know, big people on the planet, this week. Totally made sense and made me go, oh, okay. It's not just me. And we'll get to those in a second. But first I want to take you to Venezuela. Where the people of Venezuela, because of socialism, are literally eating their dogs and their cats. Literally. There's nothing left of Venezuela.

Yesterday, the guy who wanted to be president -- because he was a bus driver. He was just like you. Now he's a multi millionaire. How did that happen, you know, besides stealing money from the people? Maduro, the Venezuelan president was giving a speech -- go ahead and roll this. He was giving a speech to the people. And right in the middle of it -- first of all, he looks just like Josef Stalin.

And right into the middle of it, he reaches down, and he takes a bite of an empanada in the middle of his presidential speech.

VOICE: (another language)

STU: Right. He's playing -- you hear him talking throughout it, he's playing some other audio. Like, he presses a button. They fire off another speech. He thinks he's not on TV anymore. So his starving nation isn't watching him. And then he goes behind the desk and pulls out a delicious meal.

GLENN: Can you imagine that? So now everybody is saying let them eat empanadas. It is incredible.

STU: How consistent is this with everything that was on the chalkboard series this week.

GLENN: Wish we had it. Wish we had it.

STU: Yeah. TheBlaze.com/TV. There's four episodes this week all on socialism. Venezuela was featured on one of them. But it goes through -- I thought it was interesting to see. You think of like a Maduro. But six months ago, people would have said, oh, he's a nice guy, and it's failing. Before he started becoming president. They would have said, oh, he's a nice guy. And that's been the case throughout.

Yeah, these guys turn into dictators once they get power. Yeah, they turn into Hitler. They turn into Stalin. They turn into Chavez. They turn into Maduro. But they don't start that way all the

time.

Even in the cases where the people start off with the best of intentions and were good people, by all accounts, this failed as miserably as it fails everywhere else.

GLENN: That's why -- that why, you know, this series that we did at TheBlaze.com -- and you can watch it now on demand. The series that we did all this week, that's why we said it was the biggest lie. Socialism is nothing, but a huge lie.

It doesn't work. It's never worked. But it always starts with the best intentions. And the ones that get hurt are usually the ones who are on the street fighting for it. They're the first to get hurt. Because the -- the poor are decimated by it in the end, as you're seeing now. They are eating cats and literally eating cats and dogs, while the people up at the top, they're having their empanada.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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