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GLENN: I want to start right out of the chute with John in Cincinnati who is a little angry. He, I believe he's going to call me a hate monger. I'm not sure. Hello, John, welcome.

CALLER: No, I'm not calling you a hate monger, Glenn.

GLENN: All right.

CALLER: But you ran against Margaret Sanger and H. G. Wells and eugenicists, you're the biggest eugenicist or Darwinist there is, talking about people should be fired if they can't do this or that. It's survival of the fittest with you. What happens to these people? Do they dissolve, do they starve to death? What happens to their children?

GLENN: Well, let's be -- it's amazing that I go against H. G. Wells. Here's a man who's obviously informed on H. G. Wells. John, congratulations. Welcome. Welcome. It's good to have a Fabian Society member on the air.

CALLER: I'm not a member of the Fabian Society. I voted for Ronald Reagan, I voted for George Bush, Sr., I voted for McCain, I voted for Bush.

GLENN: Well, you've got one guy you voted that was the right vote.

CALLER: Yes, I did. You are right. He was the right man at that time.

GLENN: Ronald Reagan.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Ronald Reagan, that was pretty much it. The rest of them have been giant mistakes, haven't they? John, help me out on this. You say that I'm a eugenicist and these people are just going to dissolve. Instead of just using all the hyperbole, let's use a real example. Where do you work, John? You don't have to give the name of the company. What do you do?

CALLER: I'm a cashier.

GLENN: You are a cashier at, what, a grocery store?

CALLER: A gift shop.

GLENN: A gift shop? Okay. So let's say the gift shop is now going to go through tough times. Let's go way out on a limb and say that people are going to start having a hard time and not going to go out and buy stuff at the gift shop, okay?

CALLER: All right.

GLENN: As much as they have been. And you've got 10 employees there, you're all there, and the owner comes and looks at the situation and says, "Okay, we've got 50% less in sales than we had last year. So I've got a choice now. I can lay off and possibly rehire if things turn around, I can lay off the worst workers, the least profitable workers, I can call and I can cancel different lines that are the least profitable to us, or I can do nothing, keep everybody employed and then probably in six months go out of business and then everybody is starving."

CALLER: Well, that's something --

GLENN: Which one would you do, John?

CALLER: That's not the only option, Glenn.

GLENN: What are the other options?

CALLER: Well, they can reduce hours for everyone and keep everyone employed.

GLENN: So everybody could struggle together. Okay, that is an option.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah. But let's just say, let's just say the gift shop is at California, because I'm assuming that's why you're calling.

CALLER: Well, I'm not real -- I don't live in California. I'm not real familiar with the situation in California.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's why I was -- that's what I was talking about when I was talking about this situation. So that's what prompted this phone call. Where have I asked -- where have I told people they should be laid off other than companies like Chrysler that is failing?

CALLER: Exactly, yes. Not laid off. Fired. There's a difference.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, if they're failing, yes, they should be fired. And then it goes all the way to the CEO. Oh, what is his poor children going to do? If you're failing, John, yes, you're fired. If you suck at your job, you're fired.

CALLER: And then what happens to them, Glenn?

GLENN: Then you get better at the job and you go find another job. See, John, you can't tell me that you actually voted for Ronald Reagan because if you did, it was a giant mistake.

CALLER: (Inaudible).

GLENN: It was a giant mistake then for you, John, because you believe in socialism. Ronald Reagan did not.

CALLER: He was the -- I don't believe -- I don't have an ideology. I believe in people for the time. He was the right man at the right time.

GLENN: Okay. So who's the right man at the right time now? Karl Marx?

CALLER: No, I believe that the choices we had that John McCain of the choices we had.

GLENN: Okay, so Karl Marx Lite.

CALLER: No, if I had other choices, I --

GLENN: Let's stop -- John, let's stop with your aversion to using the word that you're a socialist now, that now you believe that socialism is a good thing. Admit it and then we can have a real conversation.

CALLER: I believe that society comes together to help each other. It is a --

GLENN: That's called charity. Now, do you believe in charity? Because what happens to those people that have left off of the card shop or GM or whatever? They can go to their churches and they can get charity. They can go to their families and get charity. They can go find another job and get charity, or they can go to the government and get socialism. So which are you for?

CALLER: Should they have to beg for their existence, Glenn?

GLENN: No, sir. Charity is not begging. Charity is charity. Socialism is stealing.

CALLER: It's stealing from the selfish.

GLENN: Stealing from the selfish, hmmm. You voted for Ronald Reagan.

CALLER: Three times.

GLENN: That's amazing to me.

CALLER: Three times.

GLENN: You should go back and read Ronald Reagan's words. So he's stealing from -- may I ask, John, what percentage of your income do you give to charity?

CALLER: I give -- I tithe 10% to my church.

GLENN: 10% to your church. So you're a 10% person. Good for you. Would you consider me greedy, sir?

CALLER: I don't -- I would --

GLENN: Well, I want people to be fired. I don't want socialism. You would be taking my money, John, from me. You are taking my money from me. So I must be greedy. Am I greedy, sir?

CALLER: Glenn, if society wishes to do that, that is the right of the society to do that.

GLENN: So -- wow. America, are you hearing this? If society, if the collective decides, then the collective can destroy the individual for the collective.

CALLER: You talk about the individual. You like to divide people into individuals, Glenn, but then you suck them back up into your group.

GLENN: I am for the individual. I have no group, sir. I have no group except maybe the group that believes in the individual like our founding fathers did. So far I haven't found a group that actually believes what I believe. I have found libertarians, but they don't really have a group because in that group there are atheists and God-fearing people, there are people that are -- you know, want to live off, you know, the power of the sun and people who want to burn coal. There's just individuals in that group. So tell me, sir, what my group is, John.

CALLER: The group who agrees with you, sir.

GLENN: You're a moron. The collective -- let me ask you this, John. Can the collective -- if the collective decides to do something, then they can do anything against the individual, right? Because if the collective decides to destroy me because I have more money, then they can do that, right?

CALLER: I don't think that would happen in a society of law.

GLENN: Okay. John, let's just, let's just go down with the theory that you yourself said could be done. What law is there, John, if the collective decides to do it? You are telling me that you can take money from the greedy. You and the collective get to decide who's greedy.

By the way, John, I give 20% of my salary. So am I greedy or are we both just doesn't really matter, we each get to choose what we do with our income? Which one is it? So if the collective gets to decide who's greedy and who they can take money from, which is what your theory is, the individual doesn't matter, it is the collective -- that's your theory, right? That's your theory, right, John?

CALLER: Society determines, yes.

GLENN: Society determines. Great. So then if society determines that slavery is okay, is it okay?

CALLER: From an individual standpoint, no.

GLENN: No, no, no, we're talking about society making the decision. The individual doesn't matter. It's the collective, what's good for all of society. If society agrees that slavery is okay, if the collective says that, then it's okay, right?

CALLER: No, that's not all right.

GLENN: Why isn't that one all right?

CALLER: It's immoral.

GLENN: Why is it immoral? Who decides what's immoral?

CALLER: I do.

GLENN: The individual decides what's immoral?

CALLER: I can decide that but I cannot expect society to abide by my own personal morals.

GLENN: Okay. So if you then -- hang on. I just want to make sure. If you then decide it's immoral but the collective says it's not, should you go along with slavery?

CALLER: No.

GLENN: No. What then should you do?

CALLER: I should fight against it.

GLENN: You should fight against it. Alone, or do you think maybe you might find others that think that slavery is immoral?

CALLER: Well, the whole group, any group that decides that it's immoral would fight against it collectively.

GLENN: Wow. So in other words, what you'd do is you'd fight against slavery and then you'd just suck everybody up into a group that agrees with you?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Exactly what you just accused me of doing and saying it was a bad thing.

CALLER: That's right.

GLENN: All right then. I think we're done here, John. I think we're done. But thank you for calling. It's been enlightening.

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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