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GLENN: Yes, that's right. California is now in a budget crisis and, you know, a lot happens when a crisis hits. You want to make sure you never let a crisis go to waste. I'm sorry, I didn't say that, that's just Rahm Emanuel. Let's just get the social elements of the ACLU to help us out a little bit and that's when the rest of us are left scratching our heads as mass numbers of prisoners are being set free in the name of saving a buck and help balance the budget, and this logic is going to amaze you.

The ACLU has been successfully filing lawsuits against prisons for quite some time now. What they do is they claim that it's a human rights violation to keep prisoners in crowded spaces. The lawsuits are virtually always won by the ACLU, and after the suits are filed but before any court decisions are handed down, prison populations grow more slowly in the litigation states. Got it? The ACLU keeps suing and the prison population goes down slightly.

Let me give it to you in a less cryptic way. Criminals are being let back out on the streets because of the ACLU. Well done, mission accomplished, ACLU. Not only do you stop that horrible human rights violation of people being a little crowded in prison but you've also helped California's bottom line. Study points out a little hiccup in the process, however. I mean, who would have seen this one coming? But apparently when criminals are released in large numbers -- again I'm not a scientist, but try to figure this one out. Crime goes up. Isn't that weird? But in the land of socialism and for the greater good, what's a few extra violent crimes every year? Quoting the New York Times: Ultimately violent crime will be roughly 6% higher in Californian it would have been absent the lawsuit. That is roughly 150 extra homicides a year, 500 additional rapes and 4500 more robberies. Oh, those 500 women that have been raped, I mean, I'm sure they will understand the greater good argument. You know, aren't you willing to be raped to help the budget deficit in California? I mean, seriously. New York Times -- and this is actually from the freakonomic guys who I love. The New York Times continues: While those crime numbers sound bad, letting out the prisoners, from a wash perspective. Oh, I'm sure the 150 extra families who have had their loved ones murdered and, of course, the 500 rape victims would more or less get on board with this being more or less a wash. "The money we save from prisoners is on the same order of magnitude as the pain and suffering associated with the extra crime." Excuse me? Pardon me? Anyway, when you base all your policies on experts who know everyone and they are the only ones that can do the job -- Tim Geithner -- this is how you stop thinking about things: "Don't worry. The cash we save will cover the pain we cause." And then when you give the state the power to act on these recommendations, it only gets worse. The study and the book freakonomics both go on to conclude that tougher penalties drastically lower violent crime rates. Wait a minute. Tougher penalties drastically lower violent crime rate, how is that possible? And I don't even know why you need to read the book when you can learn the same lesson with the minimum societal cost of only 500 rapes. I mean...

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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