Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - remember when?

The February 16 issue of Newsweek, We Are All Socialists Now

VOICE: The Glenn Beck Program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: Stu, I don't even know -- I mean, we should rest for a while. Newsweek magazine is claiming that we're all socialists now.

STU: We all love it all of a sudden.

GLENN: I mean, we should -- I mean, can we stop the boots, should we stop the boots?

STU: No. I mean, I guess we are -- you are saying we've already reached our destination of socialism. So why are we still marching?

GLENN: Of socialism, yes, we're still marching.

STU: The situation, socialists, there's a lot of busy work. You know, you are digging holes and then filling them back up all the time. So this is essentially what we're doing. We're just marching for no reason.

GLENN: Do you remember when $700 billion was a lot of money? Do you remember, it seems just like October where we all freaked out over $700 billion? Then do you remember when $700 billion was approved to spend on TARP? Do you remember when it was immediately approved -- it's not Andy Rooney. You know what it is? It's like those Country Time -- let's have a Country Time lemonade commercial.

STU: We were just talking about that.

GLENN: Can you do that?

STU: Absolutely.

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GLENN: Do you remember when $700 billion was a lot of money? It was approved and then do you remember when we spent it on something entirely different? Do you remember how angry that made you? Well, apparently the makers of Country Time lemonade and Barack Obama remember that time, too. Barack Obama wants another $820 billion of your money. What to do, what to do. Tim "TurboTax" Geithner was scheduled today to announce how he planned to spend the other half of that original $700 billion. Remember how pissed you are about that?

He was going to announce how he's going to spend the other half because he's not locked into spending it the way that it was previously announced or the way we wound up spending it. There could be a third way entirely which, by the way, included overspending it by $78 billion. He could find a whole new way to spend your money. Do you remember when just a couple of minutes, just a couple of minutes ago you weren't so pissed off? Perhaps that's why today the announcement of Geithner's plan has been delayed for a day. Why remind you of the disaster of TARP when you still have time to call your senator's office and tell them not to vote for the stimulus package. Hello, Maine. Hello, Maine, I'm talking to you. Hello, Pennsylvania, I'm talking directly to you. Jeez. You probably think that people like me would be a little conspiratorial. "Surely there's another reason he's delaying this." I mean, I'm sure "TurboTax" Tim has a stomach virus or his kid has a soccer game or something that, you know, a regular guy like you that used to work for the IMF and then didn't pay his taxes even though he's a financial genius, somebody just like you is doing. Not so much according to Larry Summers, the head of the national economic council. He said on this week with George Stephanopoulos that the White House wants to keep the focus on the roughly $800 billion fiscal stimulus package making its way through congress. Quote: I think there's a desire to keep the focus on the recovery program which is so very, very important. Wait a minute. More important than the first thing we did to stop the collapse? Yeah, because this one is going to stop the collapse. Don't you see -- do you remember when the world made sense? Don't worry about it. Everything's going to be fine. They want you to focus on the $800 billion before we get to that $350 billion, which they'll do before we get to the $4 trillion that some are now saying are going to be required for us to stop the hemorrhaging at the banks. Yeah.

By the way, how much have you put on the line already? Remember, from George Washington until, what was it, August or September, we had racked up a debt of $10 trillion. Remember last year they just raised the debt ceiling to 10? "Well, that's crazy, we'll never..." and all the Democrats are like, "We have got to stop this outrageous spending!" Right. $10 trillion in August. How much have we spent so far? Since October, $9.7 trillion. But don't worry. Like I said earlier, that's only enough money to pay off 90% of all the mortgages in America.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

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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