Glenn Beck: It's a Marshmallow World



Mark Steyn Single


A Marshmallow World

(It's A Marshmellow World.)

Glenn: All right. I just want to play this because this is a new song from Mark Steyn who is the -- I mean, you're listening to this and you're, like, didn't they just deem him some sort of a hatemonger up in Canada and try to pull his books back from telling the truth about what he saw about Islamic extremism and now he's singing It's A Marshmallow World. Mark Steyn, welcome to the program.

Steyn: Good to be with you. I believe I am the only hatemonger with a holiday single.

Glenn: What are you -- I love it, by the way, but what were you thinking?

Steyn: Well, oddly enough, once I had had that trial in Vancouver, which was back in the summer, and I flew out of Vancouver, my world was ready to explode with all of these hate crimes and I was having a drink with Jessica Martin, who is also singing on that record, over in London and we were talking about what would sort of cheer me up and the idea of actually doing a Christmas single and getting all of this out of my head was kind of a therapy for me after the hate crimes business.

Glenn: How did that work out for you, by the way?

Steyn: Well, we -- we were actually -- they acquitted us in Vancouver, wholly and properly, by the way, because it's the human right not to be offended. That's what Canada that has. They have this thing if you publish something and somebody takes offense, as these Islamist guys did, then essentially you're guilty, but they decided to acquit us on political grounds. So, we're now suing the queen to actually get this stupid law ruled unconstitutional and overthrown.

Glenn: All right. Let's switch gears here for a second. Apparently Dick Cheney, in a closed door Senate GOP lunch on Wednesday, warned the GOP, quote, that it will be Herbert Hoover time in aid to the industry was rejected for the bailout of the big three. This is exactly the same kind of stuff that they were saying about the bank bailout, but now they're saying it about GM. What do you think about what's going on right now, Mark?

Steyn: Well, I think there's no end to this bailout. It's bailout without end. We need to find a way to bailout from the bailout and actually, with respect to Dick Cheney, I think he's got it actually wrong here. You know, it's very interesting to me, speaking as a foreigner, but the Americans always talk about the great depression. In other countries, they talk about it as a depression. It started in 1929, the worth was over in three or four years. What prolonged it in the United States was both Herbert Hoover and FDR over in overinterfering in the economy to impede recovery. That's why it's a great depression in the United States and it's just a depression everywhere else.

Glenn: So, how do we get this message out, Mark, because we are -- I mean, you have -- you came over here. You love this country.

Steyn: Yeah.

Glenn: You came over here because you saw what was happening over in Europe and in England and you're like, Okay. Well, I've got to get over here. I speak to so many people who have come from Cuba or Russia or Poland or France, anywhere, and they come over here and they say, what are you guys doing? We've seen this movie before. This doesn't end well.

Steyn: No. And this is the last stop for most of us. This is as far as we can go. If you can't escape to America, there's nowhere else and as you say, we've all seen this movie before and in the 1960's, the British government attempted to prop up the British auto industry. They were big names, Triumph.

Glenn: Say "Jaguar." Say "Jaguar."

Steyn: Lovely stuff. And what happened was by the 1970's, if you wanted a new model car, you would put your name down on a list and you waited six months and they got back to you. It was the Soviet Union. The fact is you can't bail out three companies who are making cars at a price nobody will pay for them. GM and Ford and Chrysler cannot make an automobile at a price that any customer is prepared to pay for it. So, if you simply throw billions of dollars at the failed model, you've got more of the failed model.

Glenn: Mark, how concerned are you from -- you know, we started talking last year and, you know, we've talked about Islamic extremism and everything else and, you know, I've been talking about this perfect storm that's headed our way and I just -- I don't see how much more pressure can be put on this table before somebody comes and kicks one of the legs out. How concerned are you about a clicking -- a ticking clock here that is just starting to tick faster and faster and faster?

Steyn: I think that's the real issue. It's the connection between the domestic stuff and the overseas stuff is you get the sense right now that America on November the 4th consciously chose to turn its back on some of these unpleasant issues out there. I notice, if you believe what you read in the Israeli papers, that Obama has essentially hold the Israeli government he accepts the reality and the inevitability of an Iranian nuclear bottom. Mere not talking about them going numerous to you. We're talking about how to live with it. Nothing good is going to come up that and in a sense I think there is a moral issue at the heart of all this, Glenn, that when you look at the -- what happened to the big three auto bailout, they got greedy, they got comfortable, they set themselves up with pension plans and health plans that weren't sustainable. The same with the mortgage bailout. People got mortgages that were unreal. These things are very serious because they strike at the heart of the soundness of capitalism, just at a time when capitalism and free markets are one of the greatest things we've got going for us and he, up against a battle with forces who want to industry capitalism. Why we want to erode it from within is beyond me.

Glenn: Mark Steyn from Steynonline.com. We'll talk to you again, my friend. Thank you.

Steyn: Always a pleasure, Glenn.

Glenn: All right. Bye-bye.

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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