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GLENN: You know, if you had a bank document that said, "The transaction you have with this bank is nothing but legal," shouldn't that be a red flag that's probably not legal and there's something shady going on? You know, when you're performing transactions with the ever popular Central Bank of Nigeria? Kind of a clue, am I being suckered here. I mean, the king of Nigeria has left, I mean, isn't that scam the biggest scam out there? I'm trying to -- I mean, that's like doing business with a guy whose actual name is Three Card Monte. Maybe it's just me. Now, all right. So the transaction you have with this bank is nothing but legal, tip number one. Tip number two, Central Bank of Nigeria. And tip number three, they are asking you to wire over a two year period over $400,000 to this crazy bank and they have given you nothing in return. All so you can get a piece of the fortune of your long lost grandfather in Nigeria. I'm thinking the warning bells go off but maybe it's just me. Well, according to Janella Spears, we should check if it's the same Spears family.

She's a nurse who teaches CPR and she's a minister who has married many couples. She couldn't believe that they knew her grandfather's name. Now, usually if you go, isn't your grandfather's name Ed? I'm like, are you kidding me? Hang on, let me wire half a million dollars to you. I mean, if you know my papa's name, then I just start bleeding cash but maybe that's just me. Spears said she doesn't think she's a sucker or an easy mark. She just got sucked into an elaborate scam. Janella, you might want to reevaluate that assessment. I'm just saying. What happened is Janella opened up her e-mail one day and little did she know it would change her life. The picture's a familiar one. Well, fairly familiar at the most. Apparently not so much to general Nell. Your grandfather, J. B. Spears, has left tens of millions of dollars behind. Just send us some money to help release the funds and we'll give you $20 million for your trouble. They also told her that George W. Bush and FBI director Robert Mueller, spelled wrong, spelled M-U-L-L-E-R were involved. But why would you check that on the Internet? I guess at no point would Janella Spears think, hmmm. Why wouldn't George W. Bush just send them $100 if he wanted his share of pop pop's fortune? Instead she was thinking, gosh, this administration is so stupid. Even if free money is staring them right in the face, they screw it up. Little me, Janella Spears. You know, I don't need help with this complicated transaction; all I do is send them money? Boy, what idiots.

Well, she sent $100 and she thought, this is going to be the easiest $20 million I've ever met. At least I think that's what she must have been thinking. But her luck was about to get even bigger. As soon as she transferred that $100, the amount she was going to receive jumped from $20 million to $26.6 million. Oh, my gosh! These Nigerians are so generous. She kept getting promises of bigger, bigger payments as long as she sent them money and so she kept doing it. She kept sending the money because "They kept telling me the next payment would be the last one and they said the money was inbound." She kept paying for two years. Everyone she knew, including law enforcement officials warned her this was a scam. I'll bet you her dog knew as well. But Spears, no word yet on relation to Britney Spears but I wouldn't doubt it, said she wouldn't listen. When she doubted the scam, the scammers boosted her confidence with -- and try not to laugh here because general Nell has feelings. The scammers boosted her confidence with letters from the president of Nigeria. Well, you don't think that. FBI director, still spelled wrong, Muller, and President George W. Bush himself. Yes, general Nell, George W. Bush is writing you letters encouraging you to wipe out you and your husband's retirement accounts so you can keep sending money to Nigeria. For two years she sent tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the scammer. T

he total ended up to be $400,000. The only reason she stopped, the Oregon Department of Justice accidentally stumbled onto the scam in progress. They were investigating another fraud case when they noticed somebody sending $144,000 to Nigeria in three weeks. They threatened to charge her with a crime if she didn't stop. She went, "Okay." That finally did the trick and now some guy in Nigeria is sitting on almost half a million dollars just from her. So what is it that we're supposed to learn from this, I guess? That greed is good? Greed blinded her. It's what caused her to dump almost her entire savings out the window. Greed. It's unbelievable -- hang on just a second. I'm getting -- hang on. I'm getting an e-mail here. I was going to say it's unbelievable... dear Glenn, we need your help. A prince left me $400 gazillion. I need you to send me $100 and for your trouble, I'll give you $22 of the $400 gazillion. Hmmm. Should I trust this? Along with the $22 gazillion, I will also send you The Christmas Sweater that you lost when you were a young boy. Holy cow, they knew about the Christmas Sweater. How could you possibly know about that? "How much money do you possibly need? Glenn." Yeah, I'm sorry. What was I saying?

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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