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GLENN: Is anybody else really kind of pissed off that George Bush warns that there might be too much government in the markets?

STU: Oh, I saw that speech last night -- or yesterday, Glenn.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I don't know about you, but I had to go in for a blood transfusion. I lost a bucket of blood right out of my eyes.

STU: And you know what? It was a great speech. It was everything that we liked about him but the problem is he's not doing any of those things.

GLENN: I know. He can talk a good game -- well, no, he really can't even do that.

STU: Because it seems like one of those things, Glenn, that you sit here and these people can't really believe the things we elected them on because when it comes down to it, they don't -- when it comes down to the clutch, they go to socialism.

GLENN: Look, here's what I really believe is happening. I really think that our government -- and we're only going to know this a year from this coming Christmas. By this time next year, these things will either start to pass and you'll be able to see these things clearly for what they are, or it will all be cleared up and everything will be sunshine and lollipops and, you know, you can say, Glenn, you're so stupid. And I'd be glad to say, "Yep, I was." But a year from now we're going to start to see how bad trouble we are in and what the effects are of everything that is going on. And I believe that a year from now this country will not resemble what we are now. We are going to be in real financial jeopardy. We're not going to be talking about, "Hey, we're not in a recession -- yes, we are -- no, we're not." 1979? We're going to see it in a whole different way a year from this coming Christmas, and I think the people at the very high end know it. I mean, I have enough people who are in the room with these people. I have enough people that talk to me off the record that play in these circles, and they all know. And I think what's happened is the big players are saying, "Okay, what do we do? No way out, no way out, no way out." So they made the decision: Do we let this thing slam into the side of the mountain and all of a sudden you wake up tomorrow and unemployment is at 15%, or do we unwind this thing slowly and hope that enough people will start to wake up and go, uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, and prepare and start to live sensibly and start to be able to be a little more on their own. And I think what they've done is these politicians are such spineless weasels that they have decided, "Okay, we're going to do that." And you could make a case even to me, if I could sit down with Paulson and Bernanke and everybody else and I would say, "Okay, really, off the record what's the deal," and I was the President of the United States, you could make a case to me that if it was really going to unspiral and you're going to have to -- Mr. President, we're going to have to start all over again, you know, the Constitution will be left intact but we're going to have to start all over again but this we believe is the way to cause the least amount of pain because people will be able to adjust, see it coming and then prepare. You can make that case, and I may make the same kind of decisions that Bush is making now. I think I'd leave a few more breadcrumbs but he's in a no-win situation because the President of the United States, if he comes out and says, hey, by the way, everything's fine -- panic, food storage -- it's all going to be great -- probably chaos in a year -- the whole thing falls apart. So what is he going to do? I think these people have made a decision, I think the good ones have made the decision to help people prepare. I think the bad ones have made the decision, I'm getting mine and I'm going to put myself in a position to where I survive and I see the writing on the wall and it's moving towards a global economy, it's moving towards a global kind of governance and I think those big, big -- all those people that are too big to fail, I think those upper levels are moving away from America and into a global community. And unfortunately if we're not left with anything down here, we're not going to have any choice up there. And I don't think there's any star chambers or, you know, people getting together: "So Wilfred, what have you done today?" "I bring you the flesh of more Americans." "Excellent, Wilfred." I don't think that's happening. I think that is just greedy people combined with arrogant people, people who are like, we're the United States of America, we'll always have... arrogance, "We've got so many redundant systems. The dollar, the dollar will always lead the world." Yes, I remember another phrase. It was something like, "We are the British empire. We will always rule the seas." And in ten years after Great Britain and the -- I don't even know what it's called, the secretary of the Navy over in England, being Winston Churchill, within ten years they didn't rule the seas. So don't get so arrogant. And then I think just people who are just so hooked on cakes and circuses.

Has anybody watched, like, regular television lately? I mean, I swear to you I live in a different world. I don't watch television really all that much anymore. I watch The Office, which is fabulous, watch The Office and maybe a couple of other shows, but that's pretty much it. I get my news from radio, a billion newspapers and television, and television, cable television. Gosh, there's one network that I think is -- oh, I remember -- Fox News. And so I rarely watch, like, The Today Show. Have you seen that? They are all -- you know what the news is? "What kind of dog is Barack Obama's family going to have? Let's vote for a dog." You've got to be kidding me, right? The dog he's going to have? That's the news? I mean, the other problem of this is that people are watching the circus and they're having a little cake. "Yep, I got some cake." Funny dog, a funny dog in an outfit (laughing). That combination is deadly. That's the combination quite honestly that our founding fathers warned us about. And once, once the people who are paying attention, you, once you can really know the facts, once you dedicate yourself to go, "Uh-oh, uh-oh, we really are in trouble," you're going to be able to wake enough of the cakes and circuses people up and the ones who are like, "We will always rule the world," you'll be able to wake enough of those -- not all of them, not by any stretch of the imagination. And those people are going to be able to point to the greedy people and they are also going to be able to wake enough up that there will be something to salvage from the plane if, indeed, it does slam into the side of the mountain.

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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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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