Glenn Beck: Al-Qaeda on the ropes?

If right-wing extremist John McCain is elected America could lose yet another Hollywood celebrity to the profiteering, oil rich nation of Canada...

GLENN: Susan Sarandon says if John McCain gets elected, she's going to move to Italy or Canada. Maybe I'll move up with her. I mean, Susan Sarandon. John McCain's not even good enough for -- who do you think she's for? She can be for Hillary Clinton. She's got to be -- well, she's got to be a conundrum. She's really between a rock and a hard place because she's such a feminist that she's going to have to admit that she's either racist or sexist. Which do you think she picks, Stu? Is she a sexist or a racist?

STU: Oh, gee. I think she's probably going to be a sexist.

GLENN: I think she's going to be a sexist as well.

STU: You know why? Because you can always -- she's part of the sex. So she can say, well, I'm a woman; of course I'm not sexist.

GLENN: Sure, sure.

STU: She wants to get away from the racist part of it.

GLENN: Well, I can see why she wants to move out, especially with John McCain because the world will be a much more dangerous place with John -- oh, wait a minute. Hang on just a second. The one thing I can give John McCain credit for is he seems to have been right on the Iraq war because as soon as we started doing what he said we should be doing, gosh, casualties are down now this month from last year, down 83%? The CIA has come out today -- I love this one. The CIA director has come out and said not only we scored big gains against Al-Qaeda, they're almost out of business. We've almost put them out of business and we have put them out of business in Iraq. They have left Iraq and decided, they've stopped all recruiting in Iraq. It's just not working there. So I can see, the fighting didn't make it safer, it only made the world more dangerous and we're not getting -- and there's this quagmire, too. Quagmire.

STU: The surge won't work.

GLENN: We should pull our troops out right now. Stu the surge has failed.

GLENN: It has failed?

STU: It has failed.

GLENN: I thought it was getting better.

STU: Well, it's failed for them because they wanted it to get worse.

GLENN: You know what, Stu? You know what it really is? It's not that the surge -- the surge may have worked and casualties may be down 83% year to year but you know what? There hasn't really been any political change there, you know? There's not -- you know, they haven't come up with a political solution at all. The government still failed over there.

STU: So that's where we are now? I just want to make sure I know where the line is.

GLENN: That's where we are now. No, the government has. Forget about in 1791, you know, we're still struggling for our Constitution, you know, back in the 1780s -- 1776, great. Then we put the government together and our government fails until 1791. So don't worry about that. Government, once you change them and fundamentally change them from the core, you just turn the key. It's a turnkey operation. A lot like McDonald's. Countries are like franchises. You set them up, put the menu in front of people, you open up the doors and you're done. Maybe they forgot the playland but instead of putting balls in the playland they put like square cubes and that just didn't -- I'm not sure.

STU: It would seem to me that, what, we're 232 years old at this point? And we're not exactly running perfectly, either. We're still having our own political issues here and there.

GLENN: Uh-uh, no. Well, we are. I was going to say we're having those problems, but France is perfect.

STU: Right, obviously France.

GLENN: Well, France was perfect until a conservative took over. Now France is an abomination. You know, as soon as he started building and forcing them to have 80% of their power from nuclear energy, do you remember when he was elected last year and then he built all of those nuclear power plants and immediately went on 80% nuclear energy?

STU: Actually, no, that's been happening there for a long time.

GLENN: What?

STU: Yeah. They've had that way before Sarkozy.

GLENN: Well, it's not France but it's Italy. Italy is perfect. Italy is perfect. You know, the whole -- I mean, they've got healthcare, you know, right now. And, you know, -- sure, they're finally saying that healthcare's not going to work because illegal immigrants are coming in. But they say, hey, illegal immigrants, hey, they can have that healthcare for free, too, because we're not racist and hate mongers like --

STU: No, that's not what's happening.

GLENN: They are taking it away from illegal immigrants?

STU: Yeah, they're not allowed to --

GLENN: Even if they are going to emergency rooms, they can't get healthcare for free?

STU: You are not --

GLENN: Over in enlightened Europe?

STU: -- describing the policy differently. It's totally different.

GLENN: Well, I'm with Susan Sarandon. I think we move to Italy or Canada, if John McCain wins.

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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