Glenn Beck: Scott McSellout

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spills the beans about the Bush administration... and you can read all about it in his new book which retails for just $27.95!

GLENN: Let me switch gears to the McClellan thing. McClellan, what is absolutely amazing is have you seen how McClellan is being treated by the press? He is being heralded as a hero, as somebody who is just absolutely incredible, he's the best -- first of all, McClellan and his new book, it was published by the same guy who has published six books from George Soros. He also -- the publisher is associated with the Nation magazine which is from the very far left. He also is the publisher of the Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. This is the left of the left that published this book. They did an interview with him yesterday, the publisher and he said he was involved. He was involved writing part of the book. So you can count on, that's a very -- that's very fair. The media is holding Scott McClellan up and saying, thank goodness somebody is finally, somebody's talking. Except if you go back and you read some of the articles and you look at some of the transcripts, when George Stephanopolous came out, Margaret Carlson wrote an article in 1999, All Too Human, a Political Education. Margaret Carlson and Time magazine called Stephanopolous a turncoat when he came out against George W. Bush, called him a backstabber, called him an ingrate. Meanwhile McClellan's getting a standing ovation.

Here's one from NBC: It will be known as the latest example of disloyalty at the top, an attempt to cash in on trickle-down celebrity with an instant book. Really? Nonstop round of interviews. George has been hit with scathing criticism. On NBC Katie Couric asked him how he felt to be called a turncoat whose take on the President was "Kind of creepy." Over at CBS Mark McEwen said the author was being called a backstabber and an ingrate. On CNN Mandy Grunwald noted that the President -- if the President hadn't given George the opportunity of a lifetime, George might still be a Capitol Hill aide, not a multimillion dollar book writer and commentator. Carville says Washington has become the Truman Show, broadcasting President Clinton's private life is something approaching realtime. By the way, George Stephanopolous, commenting on Dick Morris' memoirs, George Stephanopolous said you have a responsibility not to embarrass the President. It hurts the country. It's stupidity and weakness. He may have been disloyal enough to take nearly $3 million to write the book.

Here's how I feel about this. And you can quote me on this. Scott McClellan, why all of a sudden if he had all of these grave concerns, why didn't he raise them sooner? This is how long after he left the administration? Now all of a sudden he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had? I think you have to look at the facts. One, he's bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He's written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote the book. And certainly let's look into the politics of it. I mean, can we look at the politics of it? By the way, you shouldn't quote me because I just plagiarized. That's Scott McClellan, that's an exact quote he said about former secretary of the treasury Paul O'Neill on his book The Price of Loyalty. So... you had all these grave concerns, Mr. Hero, why didn't you bring them up then.

You hear stuff like that, you're telling me you're not moving to Montana? Come on. All these people, these people spin things, the truth doesn't matter anymore. You tell me that the country is on the right track. The country's not on the right track. The people aren't on the right track. At least the people who are running the country are not on the right track.

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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