Five more years of Glenn



GLENN: So there I was, a guy that in 1999 was struggling to pay $700 a month in rent and said, you know what, I'm just going to -- I mean, you were there, Stu. I'm just going to do it my way. I'm not going to listen to any focus groups, or I'm not going to listen to anybody else, I'm not going to -- you know, I'm just going to do it my way. And if it fails, it fails. And I was totally fine with failing. And when you let go and you follow your gut and you just do it your way, you could fail, but you learn something from it. And the next time you won't fail as bad. You could succeed. I happen to be a guy who is lucky enough to succeed. It's great. I mean, this should say to everybody, if I can do it, anybody can do it. I'm not kidding you.

STU: That's what's so freeing about being a conservative.

GLENN: I don't know that everyone, onlookers understand it necessarily but, like, the audience doesn't want you to be successful, believes you can do it, believes you don't need a hand from someone else. You just go and you do it as hard as you can. You know it works, but --

It's evidence that the conservative philosophy is right. Don't talk to me about you didn't have a chance. Don't talk to me about your poor childhood. You know my childhood. My mom committed suicide when I was 13 years old. Blotty, blotty, blotty, who hasn't had problems in their life. I'm a guy who barely listened in school. I didn't go to college. Everybody else will say, oh, no! If he just would have -- my father was a baker. My dad -- I bet my dad never made over $25,000 a year in his life. My father never drove a new car until I bought it for him a couple of years ago. He had never purchased a new car, never! My father, he was 75, 78 years old. First time he ever had a new car. He said he would take his cane and he would walk out to the car. He couldn't really drive it anymore. He would sit in the car just to smell the new car smell because he had never had a new car! God bless America, man. How great is that?


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So he never -- he couldn't ever afford it. My folks couldn't afford to send me to college. Quite honestly if this radio thing wouldn't have worked, I wouldn't have been able to send my kids to college. I'm the only person in my family that went to college, and I went to college for about eight weeks. I spent more time in the library trying to figure out where the books were than actually in class. If I can make it, anybody can make it. I think it's -- I think it's fantastic.

STU: Well, that's part of it. I think it's, you know, like it's more than that honestly because when you come the -- we've been talking about this forever and when we, you know, started this program, what, I don't know, 10 years ago almost now, we talked about how you wanted to do it. And this goes back to the -- you know, I believe it goes back to the way conservatives think because you -- we talked about this years ago and now with this stuff coming through, which is all fantastic, we all had our nice little fancy meetings with Glenn the other day.

GLENN: It was one of the greatest days of my life. On Thursday I called every single person in that works for me and I gave them -- I mean, some people, some people, because they were working for another company, part of the decision was, you know what, I'm going to bring everybody under my umbrella. I'm not going to tell anybody -- I'm not going to have anybody tell me their salary should be capped. As my salary grows, I can't tell -- I can't look at other people that work for me and say, well, I'm sorry, but that role only pays X number of dollars. What are you talking about? So I brought everybody -- now everybody works for me. Some people got a 70% raise.

We now have -- I've decided I'm going for -- I'm going for the for the Hillary Clinton plan. My company has a lot of ideas. In fact, I have so many ideas I'd like to do, but my company just can't afford them. And we went out and I've been working on it for quite some time because I said, if we do this deal, I want to build a Google. Now, we wouldn't built it yet, but we're starting to build that.

STU: We've all bought hybrids already.

GLENN: That's right. Everybody's bought a Segway and that's going to change the world. And I said to Chris Balf, my COO, there's a few things I want to do. First thing, nobody's going to pay for health insurance. I'm carrying health insurance, and I don't want some crappy health insurance. I want the best health insurance we can buy and I will pay for it. So everybody gets health insurance, fully covered. Nobody pays anything. And it's the best we can buy.

STU: Look at you, Hillary Clinton, implementing his very own universal healthcare.

GLENN: That's the way it should be!

DAN: I'm for it this time.

GLENN: What was that -- wait a minute. That's the way it should be. Because, Dan, as soon as you start, you know, your job performance is, like, the job performance that somebody at a DMV, you know what happens to your health insurance? It goes away like your salary does.

DAN: Fortunately I can do my job faster than 812 hours.

GLENN: Right. But that's --

STU: You also weren't forced to do it.


STU: That's the difference between universal healthcare.

GLENN: Right. I'm going to -- I told Chris this weekend, I'm instituting a new policy. For everybody child that is born, works for Mercury, any child that is born, you get a $5,000 savings bond. I'm going to put them in. I'm putting them in.

DAN: I'm converting to Mormonism. We'll just keep pumping babies out.

STU: This is another of Hillary's plan.

GLENN: That's right. I think anything that she does, I think I'm going to do. Anything she does, I can do better. Really? Because you can go do that with the government and you wait until you see your health insurance compared to the health insurance the private sector can afford. And you know what? You know who will be happier? My employees. Because I mean, Stu, I have to tell you I -- Stu came in and he talked to me on Thursday, and I have to be, I don't know -- Stu became me. Stu was a little mess.

STU: How can you break this news?

GLENN: Stu cried.

DAN: Did he really?

STU: Come on.

GLENN: Didn't he tell you that? He cried like a little girl.

DAN: Wow.

GLENN: Like a little girl.

DAN: I mean, I was speechless. You know, I was kind of dumbfounded.

GLENN: He cried. He cried. Now, but he didn't cry because, oh, my gosh, I'm so rich or whatever. He cried because he said, I was there eight years ago, Glenn, when you said, if I ever have a chance to do it again, if I ever can make it, I'm going to run my company this way. And he said, you always have, he said, but now -- do I have the story right, Stu?

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: It was more like this... but now... (crying) I love you so much!

STU: All right.

DAN: Did you time his dead air?

GLENN: Yes, I did. 47 seconds.

STU: Inaccurate!

GLENN: 47 seconds.

DAN: No wonder your meeting took so long.

GLENN: Oh, no, he wept like a little girl.

STU: Well, to be honest, it is important to me because it's like, it's one of these things you said this. You know, we talked about this for a long time. You said this, that you would do these things at some point and, you know, you've always taken good care of us, but it's a -- now I sound like I'm kissing butt but it really is like --

GLENN: I can take the healthcare away, no problem.

GLENN: I believe it's, you know, it's a comment on the philosophy in and of itself. For example, one of the things you haven't talked about is that one of the benefits that we got, that was implemented was that Glenn will match every dollar we donate to charity. So any charity we choose, we donate money and Glenn will match it. And first of all like, you know, that's -- you know, it's backing the talk is how I would put it.

GLENN: But you know what? And I don't know if I gave you this speech, Stu. I kind of -- you were crying so much.

STU: Shut up.

GLENN: I was embarrassed for you. But what I said was -- because I brought everybody in and I explained the benefits to everybody and then, you know, gave them, you know, the good news of their financial situation and said -- I said this: I am a living testimony of "Give 'til it hurts and you will get more back." You don't give to get more back, but as you give, because it's the right thing to do, when you say, "I can either -- you know, I can either buy food or I can honor this commitment because I said that I would give 10% of my salary, I'm going to honor that commitment," you'll get more back. And so not only to encourage you, to show you but also because the more I give, the more I get back, I will match you dollar for dollar. And it's just, prove it to yourself. Take your money and give it away and I will do it, too, because I know it's true. So I'll give. I'll give my money away in your place, wherever you want to give it away.

STU: I'm starting a charity.

GLENN: Oh, Liz is already -- Liz is who is --

STU: The goat farmer?

GLENN: Oh, not kidding you, goat farmer.

STU: She actually was a goat farmer.

GLENN: Goat farmer. So you think she might be a little liberal. She asked me permission, "Can I give it to one of my charities?"

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: I said, oh, jeez. Yes, what's your charity? And she said, we buy chickens and we send them to places that don't have chickens and they can't kill the chicken for a year. It has to procreate so they can have more chickens. I said, I cannot believe that I'm actually going to be spending my money buying chickens, but --

DAN: Are you donating to a chicken redistribution project?

GLENN: It's some sort of a chicken redistribution. I'm buying chickens for people who don't have chickens and taking those chickens from people who have too many chickens. Good God in heaven.

STU: A chicken for everyone that you can't put in a pot.

GLENN: That's right. All right. But I mean, isn't it just like a liberal, you know, thinking to buy chickens for people and then they can't kill them or eat them.

STU: Well, at least they're --

GLENN: Oh, I know.

STU: The multiplication of chickens is, of course, crucial. 


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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