Glenn Beck: Caller defends socialism

GLENN: From WSC in South Carolina, man, it is always good to be in the South. Welcome to the program. We're glad you're here. We just had a guy call. Dan, do you remember where he was calling from? What city was he calling from? Does anybody know, Sarah?

STU: Cincinnati. He was in Cincinnati but he was actually over the river, Glenn. He was over the river and he was in Kentucky. He was a few miles away from Cincinnati. He just wanted to make sure you knew that, he wasn't in Cincinnati.

GLENN: Yeah, he had to point that out to me. All right. So he's south of the Mason-Dixon line. He's in Kentucky, and he said "Your theory of capitalism is flawed." And I said, how's that? He said, "Well, because in your theory even if, if we play this all out to the extreme," he said, "Even if everybody works as hard as they possibly can, gets all the education that they can, there will still be people working at McDonald's." Whoa. Well, first of all, let me say this. I'm sorry that working at McDonald's is so bad. I'm sorry that honest labor now in this country is so bad. I'm sorry -- I hope this guy never eats at McDonald's because you're taking advantage of the disadvantaged. If you believe that, then by working -- by buying anything at McDonald's, you are helping apparently what is slave labor. You're just furthering the evil clown.

Let me ask you this question: If everybody had the most education and everybody worked hard and there were still people working at McDonald's, should we just then have the government go in and abolish McDonald's? Should there only be Ruth's Chris steakhouses? And even if there were Ruth's Chris steakhouses, wouldn't there still have to be people that wait those tables? This is the insanity of people who embrace socialism.

Gang, I told you a year ago that you were going to wake up one day and your country's going to be different. The country is different. Socialism is there. They have suspended any kind of sanity. They are intentionally now trashing our dollar. There's no way else to explain what's going on. Let me -- for those of you who think that it's so unfair that we have to have people that work at McDonald's, let me ask you this: How many people in this country have started behind the counter at McDonald's? I washed pots and pans; I'm rich now. God bless America. There's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with it. Only in this country can you become rich and come from nothing. That's the American dream, that you can pursue your dream. Not that you get your dream.

You know, the scariest thing my daughter has ever, ever said to me, and she said this to me and it scared the living daylights out of me because it's what I said. It's one of the reasons why I was an alcoholic and quite honestly a loser for a lot of my life. She said to me, "Dad, I don't think my life is going to work out how I had it planned." I broke into tears. I said, "Honey, you're right. It's not. But that's a good thing. Life never works out the way you planned. It's a journey. It's being able to look at the things that have happened to you and being able to flip them upside down and see them in the proper perspective. There is no bad. There is only things that happen to you, and you choose to make them bad or you choose to grow from there. You choose to learn from your mistakes."

As a guy who refused to learn from my mistakes over and over an over again, you can get so bitter, "Oh, well, I'll never get out. Oh, well, these people are always..." those are loser statements. "They always are trying to keep me down." The only ones that are ever trying to keep you down are not the ones who are saying "Cut the crap." Take everybody out of the path. Let me succeed or fail on my own. Anybody who tries to say, "Oh, well, you need me to help you," that's an enabler. "Oh, you need me."

You know when we really succeed is when we don't need anyone. We choose to engage with others because we know that, man, if I combine my talents with your talents, my self-awareness with your self-awareness, we can really do great things. But when somebody's in a relationship where the other one's like, "Okay, well, you're just too stupid" or you're just whatever, and they are constantly telling you -- remember, what this government is doing is telling you, they are convincing you that you can't do it. That is an abusive relationship! That's mental abuse. If this was a relationship, a husband and a wife and you were the husband or you were the wife and the government was the other spouse and you went to a counselor and you would say to the counselor, "Well, these are the things that my spouse keeps telling me, that I can't do it without them, that I need them, that they'll protect me, that I'm too weak, that I need bailing out, that they'll clear the path," at some point the counselor would look to your spouse and say, "You're abusing them. You are weakening them. You are intentionally implanting that message in their head over and over again constantly 24/7 and you are crippling them." Then the counselor would look to you and say, "Well, now that you know the truth, what are you going to do." And unfortunately, because I see it over and over and over again, the abused always says, "Well, they really do love me and I'm sure they'll change. And they don't mean it that way. And, well, I just don't want to start all over again. Well, I don't know if I can make it on my own. I... I'm better off where I'm at." You know why that happens? People don't like change. No matter how bad it is, they are more afraid of the unknown than the abuse. Don't be afraid of the unknown. That is -- I have to tell you, that's the point, that's the message in the Christmas Sweater, and I see this on a personal level with almost every single person I meet. The people who are not successful are always the ones standing in their own way of success. I meet people -- and I mean this. Every day I meet somebody, whether they are in my industry or somebody else's industry and I meet them and I think to myself, that person is a multimillionaire. Why? Why are they not successful? Why are they struggling? And if I take the time to talk to them, I can see it. They don't believe or they're engaged in some sort of self-destructive behavior. Everybody puts a limit on themselves, and nine out of ten times it's because of arrogance or it's fear. They just think that they're so great, they treat others like garbage. That was my problem for years and years and years, arrogance. But my problem also had the other side: Fear. I was so arrogant because I was so afraid that there wasn't anything real inside of me, and I think most people are like this. They don't think that there's anything really inside of them. They don't think that, "Well, they have these dreams, but those are stupid dreams and I can't talk to anybody about those. I made so many mistakes, I'll never get back, and I'm afraid everybody's going to figure out that I'm really a fraud." All of that stuff is stopping you! And it's all stuff that allows others to have power over you. Don't care anymore. The secret is don't care.

You know, when I'm out on these book signings, I try so hard to listen to the spirit, I try so hard. I look, I try to at least, I look at everybody in the eye. When you come to meet me, we only usually have about five seconds, but I try to really look you in the eye for as long as I can and I can feel it. People break their eye contact from me so fast, and I wish I could just say, "You, go stand on the other side." When they come by, I can see it. They break their eye contact. Some people don't even make contact. They will glance up real quick, but they won't really make eye contact. And I just want to say to them, "You, go stand behind me. I'm going to spend 15 minutes with you afterwards." Because I can tell the ones that don't believe in themselves or are hurt or something is going on inside of them that they don't want to look because they know. It's like they -- whether it's subconscious or not, they can't handle somebody looking in their eye because they know that that person, they think that person's going to be able to see who they really are, and who they really are is not very good. And that's a lie! I can see it in people's eyes. I can see it when they come by and they are the first ones that they are looking at me in the eye before I am and they are walking away and they are turning their body and they are still walking away and they are still looking me in the eye. That person has what they need. But they are afraid. Most people are afraid, and I know. Because you don't know what it is that's inside of you.

Let me tell you what's inside of you: Peace. Happiness. There may not be success in the worldly sense, but that's what's so screwed up about our country right now. Jeez, didn't we learn this on September 11th? Success wasn't money. It wasn't a bigger house. It wasn't a bigger television. Success was happiness. Success was family. The big thing I struggle with, the hardest thing for me to do is to be with my children. It really is. I don't know how to be a good dad. I don't. I struggle with it every single day. But let me tell you something: I'm gonna do it. I spend time with my kids, and my kids know it.

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

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You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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