Glenn Beck: Never Forget



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GLENN: From Los Angeles on September 11th, 2008, it has been seven years. I want to play some audio from the convention with John McCain where they played this 9/11 thing and I want to? ?I don't want to make this into politics at all. What I want you to do is I want you to hear the words of Keith Olbermann after they played this tribute to 9/11:

OLBERMANN: I'm sorry, it's necessary to say this and I wanted to separate myself from the others on the air about this. If at this late date any television network had of its own accord showed that much videotape and that much graphic videotape of 9/11, and I speak as somebody who lost a few friends there, it? ?we? ?would be rightly eviscerated at all quarters perhaps by the Republican party itself for exploiting the memories of the dead and perhaps even for trying to evoke that pain again. If you have reacted to that videotape the way I did, I apologize. It's a subject of great pain for many of us still and was probably not appropriate to be shown.

GLENN: Okay, stop. I couldn't disagree with this man any more. On the five year anniversary, five year anniversary of September 11th, I asked CNN to play the video of the collapse of the towers. They're in a video vault now. Getting those videos on the air took almost an act of God. Nobody wants to show you these videos anymore. Nobody wants you to see these anymore. Everybody blames it on the pain. You know what? On September 11th, September 11th, 2001, we were all in shock. I remember how I felt. Do you? I remember how lost I was. I remember I didn't know what was coming our way. I had forgotten all about Osama Bin Laden. I warned against him in 1999 and forgot about him. On September 11th I knew what was going on. On September 12th I and you and millions of other Americans stood in line to give blood. They didn't need any blood. There weren't going to be any survivors. But as we stood in line on 9/12, we all promised ourselves we would never, ever forget. We all promised ourselves that we would do whatever it took to get these killers. Well, a lot of these killers are still wandering around. But more importantly, a lot of us have become that 9/10 American. We don't want to be reminded. We don't want to live through the pain anymore. We don't want those emotions brought up. Well, you know what? I think those emotions should be brought up.

Last week I told you, last week I was at WOR in New York. Their studios are one block, one block south of the World Trade Center. From their studio you can look around the corner, peer through the buildings and you can see the canyon that is still there. The weekend before, I had gone down to the World Trade Center. I went down to the site. Just three blocks to its south is the giant globe that used to be between the two buildings. The buildings collapsed on it. It's deformed. It has holes in it. It's crushed in some parts. It now sits in a park, Battery Park, just about a mile away across the water from the Statue of Liberty. As I took my friends past that, I begged them not to go to the World Trade Centers, "Please don't go. You're going to be angry. Just don't go." Not angry at the right people, angry at us. They said they really wanted to see it. I said okay. My wife, being smarter than I am, made me wear a baseball cap and sunglasses. Thank God for that because I saw something I didn't expect to see at the World Trade Center on a lazy Saturday afternoon and that is a giant crowd of 9/11 Truthers all gathered by the lip of the canyon. I'm sorry. It's too right to call it a canyon. It's too kind. It's a giant hole in the ground. And I come around the corner and I prepared myself to see again what I had seen right after September 11th. I was standing on the same ground that I stood just a few days after September 11th, as the smoke billowed down the street, as I saw Humvees and razor wire, as I saw the military with automatic weapons for the first time in my life on American streets. I had prepared myself to go stand on the same damn streets that I stood right after 9/11 and remembered the smell of that city. Try as I might, I can never fully get the smell of the rubble of 9/11 out of my nostrils. I had prepared myself for that. I had prepared myself for being upset at the scumbags that have not rebuilt the towers on Ground Zero. I prepared myself for that, but I had not prepared myself to come around the corner and see a group of Americans standing there with signs blaming us for 9/11, claiming that it is a government scandal, a government cover-up, yelling about the media. The 9/11 Truthers like to blame me and say the only way you can explain my career is because I'm the guy who orchestrated the media. I'm the guy who somehow or another, I guess I'm a CIA plant. They are right about one thing. There is no way to explain my career. I'll give them that. I certainly don't have enough talent, and I'm not smart enough to be able to figure out the things that I should know at this point in our country's history. But I am tired of those people who want to put their heads in the sand. I am tired of those who want to pretend this never happened to us. I'm tired of the people on both sides of the aisle that won't get the damn job done, and I am tired of Americans who just want to point to us. I apologize in advance to Keith Olbermann. If you happen to be listening, you should turn off the radio. I apologize to anyone who doesn't want to relive 9/11, who doesn't want to take once a year, just a few minutes out of your day to remember the things that we promised to ourselves and we promised to our brothers and sisters and our friends and neighbors that we would never, ever forget. I apologize to you in advance for keeping the promise I made to you and myself on 9/11.

(911 audio playing)

GLENN: It is Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. This is Glenn Beck. Dateline New York, in one of the most audacious attacks ever, terrorists hijacked two airliners, crashed them into the World Trade Center in a coordinated series of blows today that brought down the twin 110 story towers. Thousands may be dead. 58,000 people work at the World Trade Center. One plane, United Flight 93 crashed north of Somerset County airport, a small airport 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. United said that flight, Boeing 757, left Newark at 8:01.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: The voice in the middle of that package said something that stuck out to me today and that is, we're all Americans. We need to stick together.

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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