Glenn Beck: It's the most socialist time of the year!


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New York introduces 88 new taxes, fees

GLENN: Yes, it's the most socialist time of the year and things are just going to get fantastic. These clowns don't have any idea. You know, I was talking to my wife this morning and I said these financial experts, all of these government agencies, these governments around the world, the central bank, everybody else so discrediting themselves with anyone who's paying attention that it's amazing to me that they just don't think somebody is going to wheel up some guillotines at some point. I mean, the arrogance of these guys. Now you have the prime minister of Canada saying that a Depression is a possibility in Canada. You know, he's hoping that it's not going to happen but there's a possibility that a Depression is happening. You've got now the Fed cutting rates yet again. Even I know you can't cut rates at this point. You can't do it. You are going to have to print more money and if we don't have a money problem. We have a trust problem on the planet. And now there's a story today. They come out and they cut the rates yesterday. There's a story that came out today that just says, "Hey, the dollar as a safe haven for the rest of the world, those days are over" because now with the rate cut from the Fed, nobody wants to put their money in dollars anymore. Gee, nobody wants to put their money in dollars anymore? Hmmm, what's that going to do? Gee, when people don't want to buy treasuries anymore, hmmm, how are we going to borrow all of the money for all of these bailouts? Gee, who's going to give it to us? Well, New York has an idea where we can get the money. They have got new taxes. $15.4 billion budget gap now. They are trying to close it. Paterson, who is the stereotypical blind leading the blind, he's actually literally blind, he may be the only one with any kind of vision in the government. Paterson has been calling for budget cuts. The people in New York, they're not really interested in budget cuts. Oh, they've cut the budget some, but they're still 1% larger than they were last year. May I just ask if there's any common sense left on this planet? How can you be 1%, spending 1% more than last year when your state has wild out-of-control unemployment with the high end wage earners? But they won't listen to him about cutting it even more. Instead they are going to raise taxes. They are going to raise a host of taxes now including an iPod tax that taxes the sales of downloads on music and other digitally delivered entertainment services. There's some extreme measures here. That's what Paterson says. There are no broad-based income tax increases, but they do have some smaller taxes on movie tickets, taxi rides, soda, beer, wine, cigars. Massages are also going to be taxed. It also extends sales tax to cable and satellite TV services and removes the tax exemption from clothes costing $110,000.

Now, here's the interesting part. The Democrats are saying that they are nickel and diming working class families and the speaker of the assembly in New York says that they need to go and they need to go after the wealthy. What wealthy are left in New York City? I mean, the wealthy in New York City were the ones that were working in the hedge funds which, by the way, we told you yesterday are collapsing. Wall Street, that's collapsed. Here's what the Democrats say: We will be fighting this tooth and nail. We think it's irresponsible to make this level of cuts and no ask for the wealthiest New Yorkers to help ease the pain. This level of cut? You're still paying 1% more! You're still expanding your budget. Paterson didn't rule out income tax increases but said spending cuts are a priority. You think so? He defended the fee in sales tax increases. He said they would be less harmful to the state's economy. He said if you -- listen to this. This is a Democrat speaking: If you start taxing at times when revenues are receding, you'll drive job creators out of the state.


So gang, here's the good news, I guess. New York is raising taxes and there's more taxes to come. A lot of businesses are located right in New York City. Texas, Florida, any other state that doesn't have a state income tax, oh, make room; the moving trucks will be coming from up north.

It's really, it's truly amazing to me. I did an interview yesterday with Newsweek magazine and they're doing a story on how, you know, Fox is going to be dead and nobody's going to watch Fox because the world has changed and Obama is now the king of the universe and, you know, obviously capitalism has been discredited and conservatives are all dead and withering away and blah, blah blah, blah blah. And so I did this interview with them and I said, you know what, I'm a common sense person, I'm not a Republican, I'm not the leader of the opposition for Barack Obama. For the love of Pete, the guy's got to succeed. I just hope that he does it with some common sense. I'm not going to sell out my values, I said, but how can you call me a Republican when I've been bashing Bush for how long. I'm sick of both of these parties. What people don't understand is we've got to get out of these little cartoon characters that everybody has created, and I've been part of it. I mean, you know, I'm not going to give up bashing Michael Moore because that guy's just a full-fledged socialist nut job, but I will tell you this: I think it's important that we don't call people socialists or communists unless they are. Sean Penn is a communist. Sean Penn is for full-fledged fascism. He hugs, practically licks the face of Chavez, points out how good he is for the people overall. That guy's a communist. And I know that doesn't mean anything to anybody but, you know, I kind of, I'm just kind of against the whole fascism thing. Call me crazy. I know, I'm old time. That's kind of the way I roll, you know. I don't like dictators. It's just the way I am. What a hate monger. "What have you got against dictators now, Beck?"

But most people in America, they just don't even understand it anymore, and I believe that's by design. I mean, that's what we've been teaching in schools. We've been teaching that communism is okay, socialism is okay. Socialism isn't a stepping stone. That's just another great step in a Great Society. No, it's slavery. That's what it is. It's slavery.

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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