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KEITH: Oh, God, yeah. This would be that kind of a movie. It would be a cross between 48 Hours and Smokey and the Bandit. It's got some drama in it but at the same time the characters, the writing's so funny. There's a little bit of everything in there. It's going to hit square in the bull's eyes. It's exactly what my videos are in every way except it should have been three minutes long. You know, it's an hour and 40 minutes long.

GLENN: Hang on just a second because how are you going to get this in the movie theatres with everybody just beating down a path to get to those antiwar movies?

KEITH: I don't know if they're beating down a path. I think the beauty of this movie is the last one I did, Broken Bridges, we really struggled with people in Hollywood on having any support and Paramount did it and it was just a complete disaster for me. I mean, the movie made a lot of money and I saw how they did it and I saw who did it and so we just went and did this one ourself. We've got some big production companies and players involved and everything, but we just left the mean people out of the loop. But it's -- that world doesn't think -- New York and LA doesn't think that the rest of the country has a say-so. So when you see these TV shows on television, it's all about New York and LA.

GLENN: Yeah.

KEITH: There's nothing in between. And this movie's about what's in between.

GLENN: It's kind of the Roseanne thing. You know, that's why Roseanne was such a big hit is because it was more reflective of the center of the country. You know, I talked to Jeff Foxworthy about this, that he's a nobody in New York City, in Los Angeles a nobody. But you take him outside of those cities and he is hugely successful, the most successful comedian in the history of comedians and you say that to people in New York or LA and they will say, no, no, no, that's Seinfeld. No, it's not. It's Jeff Foxworthy.

KEITH: Yeah. Well, he -- you know, that's where they miss the boat. When you take a -- they came at me about -- started coming at me about six years ago. CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, Dreamworks, HBO all came at me from different angles to do a sitcom and we started talking about -- you know, I said I don't know if I've got time to do that kind of commitment. My music kind of comes first to me and I kind of have a night job already and I said so, you know, what would you want to do. And they said, give us some ideas. So I started saying, okay, I want to be a songwriter and I want to live next door to another songwriter. So it would be like, you know, all those sitcoms type character. And I said, my next-door neighbor needs to be a guy that writes real goofy songs and can't see how to write a good one and I would start -- and where would it be set? I said Texas or Oklahoma or Tennessee and they were like, no, no, no, no. You would move to LA. They just cannot stand to be anywhere but where they can control it, it's in their world. And also like when you hire a writer from out there to work on a movie with you and it's a movie about the South, their dialogue and the way they see the South doesn't even transpose to what really is. It's different.

GLENN: A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Jon Voight who was in Transformers and he said -- you know, he played the secretary of defense and he said he got onto the set and he said he looked at the words that the secretary of defense, that had been written for his character. He was like, they didn't even understand it. They didn't even understand how the secretary of defense could be strong and not evil and not part of it and didn't -- he said it's remarkable. And I found this with journalists in New York City. They don't even understand a conservative because the only ones they've ever met are conservative politicians, and I don't know what politicians are lately anymore, you know? They just, it's like we're foreign life forms to people in New York and LA.

KEITH: I know it. You're right. You hit it right on. You know, they try to wrap me up in their political world all the time and there's a huge difference between being political and patriotic and they can't see the difference.

GLENN: Yeah.


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."

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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.

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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?

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