Angry Phil



GLENN: All right, let's go to the phones now. Let's go to Phil in Tampa. Hi, Phil.

CALLER: Hi. You are an absolute expert at creating strawmen and then attacking them. This is a technique that goes all the way back to Father Claghorn from the 1930s who had a radio show --

GLENN: Spare me the history lesson. Make your point.

Glenn Beck's History of Illegal Immigration

CALLER: My point is what you are not doing is telling the people the truth.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: This whole thing with immigration started with your prophet and mentor Ronald Reagan when he signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act which gave unlimited amnesty to five million people from South America, Central America.

GLENN: And I've said that on the air.

CALLER: And you haven't said it enough, pal.

GLENN: Excuse me, pal. Excuse me, Phil. Here's the thing. It didn't start with Ronald Reagan because I can show you the headlines from the New York Times in the 1800s that say that we're having a problem with illegal immigration, et cetera, et cetera. So I mean, this has been going on forever. However, I have said over and over and over again, you choose to hear what you want to hear, that this thing is going on and on and on and has happened with Ronald Reagan and we should have learned our lesson back in the 1980s but then we failed to learn it again in 1996 and we're still failing to learn it now in 2006 and 2007. So what else, what else do you have here?

CALLER: Okay, all right. So you admit that Ronald Reagan let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

GLENN: No, sir, I'm telling you now it's been happening for 100 years before Ronald Reagan.

CALLER: I lived 27 years in California.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: And when Ronald Reagan --

GLENN: I get it.


GLENN: I get it. You don't like Reagan. I got it.

CALLER: Okay. Secondly, what did George Bush the First do about illegal immigration?

GLENN: Do you think I'm holding George Bush up?

CALLER: Nothing. He did nothing.

GLENN: Phil, I just want to ask you this. Why are you so filled with hate?

CALLER: Can I give you the genesis of the --

GLENN: No, sir. I want to know why you are so filled with hatred. Why are you screaming at me? Because we agree.

CALLER: Because you are a $25 million Demagogue going.

GLENN: It's $50 million, but --

CALLER: Oh, 50?

GLENN: Yeah.


GLENN: So who, Phil, is telling you that I disagree with you? Ronald Reagan, blew it. George H. W. Bush, blew it. Bill Clinton, blew it. George W. Bush, blew it. Tell me where do we disagree?

CALLER: I'll tell you where. I lived in California.

GLENN: That's good. I got that.

CALLER: And I remember when Clinton got elected and I know that he is the only one out of all these people that dramatically increased the border patrol. I lived in San Juan Capistrano.

GLENN: All right. So who is -- oh, that's beautiful, especially this time of year. Who is being partisan then, Phil? You or me?

CALLER: I disagree with you.

GLENN: No, who's being partisan? You or me.

CALLER: Let me tell you -- I'm telling you history. I'm not talking partisanship.

GLENN: Yes, you are, Phil. I've already got the history. I've explained the history on this program before. We've got the history. I'm the only one on illegal immigration that is blaming both sides. You will only blame one. But Phil, just so we have the history of illegal immigration, we'll play it for you, coming up. 


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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