The 2020 election is about loving or loathing America

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In President Trump's recent 60 Minutes interview – more of a cross-examination than an interview – Lesley Stahl asked him if he could characterize his supporters. He replied that they are, "People that love our country more than anything else. And they like to see our country thrive."

It is surprising that Democrats no longer seem to recognize there is still a large market for patriotism. Every day now, Democrats cater more and more to the market for contempt toward America. That does not mean all Joe Biden supporters loathe America. There are certainly Democrats who love their nation. But a far greater proportion of voters on the Left clearly loathe America. You don't roam the streets looting and burning when you love your community and nation. When you love your community and nation, you don't call police officers pigs, and riot to abolish law enforcement. Those actions are clearly driven by loathing.

In a speech earlier this week, Joe Biden condemned the latest violence and looting in Philadelphia, but then said, "Much of it [the violence] is a cry for justice." If Joe Biden is correct in that assessment, it is a tragic commentary on just how far out of love the Left has fallen with their nation. Because in America's past, looting stores and setting fire to buildings with people inside is not how serious citizens worked to achieve any kind of justice. It also demonstrates how sadly deficient their history education is that they do not see how radically different, and far more effective, the nonviolent Civil Rights movement of the 1960s was under Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership. How are you achieving any justice when every act of burning and looting just creates more victims of injustice?

"Death to America" used to be the go-to cliché ringing out from the streets of Tehran. But this year it has been heard in Portland and Kenosha. It is the pathetic culmination of a half-century of neo-Marxist indoctrination of generations of Americans through our institutions of "higher learning." The 1960s Marxist rebels did not achieve their desired revolution in the U.S., so they became college professors instead. For decades, they methodically fed their anti-American poison to gullible captive audiences of students, brain-washing a new and larger subversive army than they were able to muster in the Sixties. Now that poison has seeped into every corner of our educational system, so that anti-American sentiment is more the rule than the exception.

It is a frightening, anti-American sentiment we've not seen on this level before.

The combination of COVID-19, economic meltdown, and the George Floyd tragedy created the neo-Marxists' ideal concoction – the opportunity to pin everything on the false narrative that America's only real sin is white supremacy. Just like original Marxism which reduced all of human history to a struggle between the working class and the evil capitalist overlords, and just like Nazism which blamed all German problems on Jews, Anti-racism is a quasi-religion that pins America's problems on the white man. It is an absurd, bigoted, ignorant conclusion, but it sells in the large segment of America that is riddled with cancer from ingesting the 1960s-neo-Marxist poison.

America has had plenty of contentious presidential elections before. Sometimes your preferred candidate wins, sometimes they lose, but we agree to disagree and move on. Ultimately, we get back to our lives after an election, trusting the Constitutional design of our system will balance things out so that no presidential administration can lead the nation too far off the deep end. But this time there is something much more sinister emanating from the Left – this idea that after President Biden ascends to his rightful throne, Americans who dared vote for Trump must be taken to the woodshed and taught a lesson, so they never utter a political opinion again. It is a frightening, anti-American sentiment we've not seen on this level before. Again, this sentiment represents an unprecedented loathing of America and of the classical liberal tradition of our political debate.

Over the past 244 years, most Americans have seen their share of garbage on our shores – greed, injustice, corruption, disastrous foreign entanglements, racism, and on and on the list goes. Most Americans have experienced this garbage in one form or another yet still said, "So you're saying there's a chance." In spite of the obstacles, most Americans choose to believe there is still a chance with America, a chance of doing better personally, and as a nation. That prospect has always fueled the American people. But it doesn't mean it always will. Ultimately, it is a choice – to love or to loathe our country. And only one of those choices provides the catalyst to continue improving the American experiment, while protecting the key principles that made it exceptional in the first place.

The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck explain what this means for prices and for our economy.

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Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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