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.

Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences

Terrorists

  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.

Terrorist

  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Traitors

  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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