Glenn Beck: Illinois Gov arrested

Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. We don't have any -- oh, hang on just a second. Garrett is on the phone from the Illinois governor's office. Hello, Garrett?

CALLER: Yes, hello, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

CALLER: Thank you for having me on again. I don't know what the meaning of this is.

GLENN: What do you mean you don't know the -- 

CALLER: It's a sad day for the people of Illinois. As you know, their governor has been targeted by the FBI.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. He's not been targeted by the FBI. We have audiotapes now of the governor.


GLENN: As he's talking to the deputy governor and he said, "I'll take the Senate seat myself if they're not going to offer me anything of value. I might just take it."

CALLER: Right, yeah. And what he meant there by "Any value" of course is value to the people of Illinois. This is a man who's -- 

GLENN: How about this one: "Unless I get something real good for the Senate candidate, SH, I'll just send myself. You know what I'm saying?"

CALLER: Well, you misquoted him there. That's a misquote.

GLENN: In what way?

CALLER: He never said SH.

GLENN: And then he said, "I'm going to keep the Senate option for me as a real possibility. Therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I'm saying? And if I don't get satisfied with what I want, if I'm not satisfied with it, then I'll just take the Senate seat myself. It's an F'ing valuable thing. You don't just give it away for nothing."

CALLER: Well, I mean, I think that's the basis for our system of government and I know the governor understands that. I think it's -- people are trying to look into this and trying to find things and mysteriously come up with something. When you say "I want to drive a hard bargain," when you say things like, "It's a valuable thing and you don't want to give it away for nothing," what you're saying there, of course, I think that's what people are trying to -- 

GLENN: What?

CALLER: I'm sorry?

GLENN: What were you saying?

CALLER: You know, just, I was talking about the quote from the governor.

GLENN: But I missed part of what you were just saying.

CALLER: Oh, well, when you're talking about driving a hard bargain, you're talking about a value and you're not giving it away for nothing. It's important to note that what the governor meant... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry. I -- 

CALLER: It's clear the people of Illinois don't know that.

GLENN: Hang on. When he said that he has to have guarantees even though he understands it can't be in writing.

CALLER: Right, yeah. This is -- 

GLENN: When he's talking about getting ambassadorship.

CALLER: John McCain, were you a John McCain voter? You probably were, and you might not under -- 

GLENN: I think I did, yes.

CALLER: See, this is the thing. You probably don't understand the Internet. Nowadays most people e-mail things. It's not writing anymore. People don't write things down like in -- 

GLENN: Oh, is that what he is?

CALLER: So he was just talking.

GLENN: Well, what did he mean then when he said "The trick is how you can induct indirectly a negotiation for the Senate seat."

CALLER: The trick? The trick is actually very simple when you are talking about indirectly negotiating something. When you are talking specifically about indirectly negotiating something, you have to make sure that you're talking... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry, you're breaking up.

CALLER: (Mumbling). And I think that's exactly what the governor -- 

GLENN: See, I just think you are talking into the mouthpiece closely. I don't think you are actually saying anything.

CALLER: I'm sorry. You are not coming through clearly. I'm on a land line here. So I could be having interference.

GLENN: When he said -- wait a minute. A land line is usually cleaner. When he said, "It's got to be good stuff for the people of Illinois and good stuff for me."

CALLER: Yes. Well, of course, he's a person in Illinois. So anything that benefits the people in Illinois would also benefit him.

GLENN: May I ask, is he a pretty arrogant guy? It seems to me in looking at the I believe 97 pages of transcripts that are just out today, he seems like he talked to an awful lot of people about this.

CALLER: He did. He believed in the open and honest office because, you know, as you know, Glenn, and you've covered this before, it's "We the people" who really employ our politicians, and he wanted to make sure he was open and honest with apparently every frickin' last one of them about what he was trying to do. Apparently. Yeah.

GLENN: Right. When he said that he wanted a cabinet position and preferably the secretary of energy because "That's the one that makes the most money," what do you think he meant by -- what do you think he meant by that?

CALLER: Well... he... meant... that...

GLENN: How about, what did he mean when he said, "I've got this thing," meaning the Senate seat, "I've got this thing and it's F'ing golden and I'm not giving it up for F'ing nothing. I'm not going to do it. I can always use it. It can parachute me there."

CALLER: Well, I'm looking at the transcripts and I don't see that. I believe the quote was -- 

GLENN: It's on Page 59.

CALLER: I believe the quote was "I can parachute me there." So I mean, your facts are off. We can believe anything you are going to say.

GLENN: It's unbelievable. All right, thank you, Garrett. I appreciate it.

CALLER: Let me just get one more thing out to your listeners and I think it's important that they understand that it's not -- what you're going to read in the papers isn't true. The real truth of the matter is... (mumbling).

GLENN: All right, thank you very much.

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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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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