Glenn Beck: Arizona mystery lights


Mystery lights reported over Phoenix

GLENN:  Okay.  Let's go to Larry Gaydos because there is another story out there.  We can talk about the gas prices, et cetera, et cetera, or the real important story, the aliens.  Larry is here from KTAR in Phoenix.  Larry.

GAYDOS:  Glenn.

GLENN:  Yesterday, a big election was going on and yet the Drudge Report led with a picture of the supposed alien ships that were above Phoenix.

GAYDOS:  Yeah, I'm totally moving out of Arizona.  This happens like every year and I'm freaking out over here.  I'm in a stinking bunker.  I don't even know who won Pennsylvania yesterday.  We've got red lights in the guy, Glenn Beck.  We have four red lights that were hovering over Phoenix.

GLENN:  Did you notice that it looked like a thumb and three fingertips?

GAYDOS:  I did not.

GLENN:  Look at the picture again.  It was like there was a thumb and three fingertips and I thought, you know, only Fred Flintstone has three fingers and a thumb, or aliens.

GAYDOS:  Listen.  I heard it was a trapezoid, it looked like a square, it looked like a diamond, it moved in the sky.  These red lights, they started disappearing one by one.  I do my radio show out in Phoenix.  All these people start calling me.  It's ridiculous.  It happens every month it seems like in Arizona.  We're like the epicenter for the aliens.

GLENN:  Okay.  So you are -- you were actually on the air and it was dark and they saw -- people started seeing these lights in the sky.

GAYDOS:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Did they hover and then move away or did they just hover?

GAYDOS:  All right, this is what I got because I was doing my show.  So I didn't see the lights.  All I knew is that, you know, our phones out in Phoenix at KTAR started completely blowing up.  People wanted to know what was going on.  I'm sitting on the air.  I was talking about Pennsylvania.  I had Hillary by 7.  I was a little bit off.  But apparently they were telling me there were red lights, there were four of them in the north Phoenix sky.  We had a couple of our reporters who called in first and said, hey, something's going on.  I thought they were boosting it up a little bit.  How did I know?  They said they were hovering and they changed shape and people were wondering what it was and that's kind of the information that we had.  I didn't know if it was a Klingon ship or what.  I didn't know.

GLENN:  They have the invisibility cloak.

GAYDOS:  That is true, they have the cloaking device.

GLENN:  Except for lights apparently.  So what are they now saying it is?

GAYDOS:  Well, no explanation from, like, the Deer Valley Airport, no explanation from Sky Harbor, there were no jets flying at Luke Air Force base, the FAA doesn't know what it is.  We got a report late last night, and you'll like this, Glenn.  One dude who lives in Phoenix, some witness, says it was his neighbor.  He says that his neighbor launched several helium balloons with all these flares and, you know, as the balloons get higher, the harder it is to tell what they are but most people don't know what's that it was.  There was no noise from these lights, they were very high in the sky and they are saying no way was this a weather balloon, that's at least one report.  So I have no idea.  We've got illegal aliens in Arizona and we've got little green men watching us in the sky.

GLENN:  Well, wait a minute.  Hang on just a second.  Let me ask you this.


GLENN:  Have you thought of the idea, because I know that where they are building the border fence, it is getting harder and harder to get across.

GAYDOS:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Has anyone considered the idea that just for a better life, small Mexican midgets had flares and a balloon so they could see where they were going and they were flying and floating over that wall and then they are like, oh, crap, the wind caught me; where am I now?  They lit the flare and they are like, oh, Phoenix.  Is that a possibility?

GAYDOS:  See, this is why you're syndicated.  This is why --

GLENN:  I mean, I'm a thinker.  I'm not a --

GAYDOS:  This is not bad, I will tell you.

GLENN:  I'm just saying.  I'm just saying.

GAYDOS:  You're saying that we have folks from Mexico that --

GLENN:  Isn't that more logical really than aliens?

GAYDOS:  I don't know.  I'm taken aback by how brilliant this is now.  This is my whole first few hours right now.

GLENN:  It is more, it is more believable, Larry, than somebody, you know, saying, yeah, I just took some flares, tied them to some balloons; I was having fun.  I mean, what kind of --

GAYDOS:  You know what?  Remember what happened 11 years ago in Phoenix because I've been here 12 years.  We had that Phoenix lights thing, all right?  And that was about, you know, 10 lights.  They were up in the air for three hours.

GLENN:  What do you really think it was, Larry?  What do you really think it was?

GAYDOS:  I have no idea.  I think your idea's probably the most feasible.  I think you're probably right.  I would hate to think that it's like Darth Vader coming to eat my brain.

GLENN:  Oh, come on, man.  Have you been watching -- you know why you think that way?  Because you haven't been watching the election.  You didn't see what -- you weren't following what was going on.  I welcome Darth Vader to come and eat my brain!

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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