Glenn Beck: Obama wants your thermostat

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GLENN: The climate czar, Carol Browner, wants your thermostat. Thank God for science -- no, I'm sorry. Got to put science back in her place. Thank science for science. We the American people can now rest easy. Obama's climate czar, not kidding, not making it up, somebody he appoints as a czar is a former leader in the Socialist International group, a group that advocates one world government, that Carol Browner. Carol Browner is out there giving media interviews now and compared to how clumsy the Obama administration looks on the economy, they are crystal clear on the environment. Czar Browner enlightened the readers of U.S. News and World Report, a fantastic magazine that people may or may not read, U.S. News and World Report questioned: How much have attitudes shifted on climate change? Stu, can you give me the real answer? Give me that tomorrow, will you? I'd like the real answers on these. How much have attitudes shifted on climate change? Czar Browner says, I think first of all that the science has just become incredibly clear that the impacts are real, that they will be real and we need to do something right away. We need to make sure that we're moving electricity in the smartest way -- listen to this -- and using the most cost effective electricity at the right time of day. Eventually we can get to a system where an electric company will be able to hold back some of the power so that your air conditioner won't operate at its peak.

Do you remember when the people that were all around Obama said that people like me were crazy and just conspiracy theorists and, oh, well, you're just, they're never going to try to control the thermostat in your home; that's crazy. Only in an emergency. Quote: Eventually we can get to a system where an electric company will be able to hold back some of the power so maybe your air conditioner won't operate at its peak. Can't wait for that. I can't wait for the 97 degree day in August when Czar Browner in Washington decides it's in my country's best interest to make sure I'm not cooling my house. And, of course, they are going to know which houses are sufficiently cooled and, you know, when they cut them back, when they cut back the power, nothing could wrong there like in 2003 when 30,000 people died in a two-week heat wave. Nothing like that could happen. I mean, the government is definitely going to know which houses have old people in them and need them to be cooler and which ones don't have old people. They are going to need to know, they will know exactly which ones have little children in them as well or people who just got out of the hospital or whatever, they'll know that because they are going to control all of our medical records and they will know exactly who's in the house. Oh, and by the way, if you want to sell your house, they are also going to have your fingerprints as well. So they will know exactly who is where. There's no way the government would turn down the air conditioning at the wrong place and kill someone. I mean, you know, that just doesn't -- the only thing that has become incredibly clear on the science of climate change is that they can't decide whether to call it global warming or call it climate change. She also says we need to do something, which means of course we need to implement one of my favorite socialist ideas, cap and trade, which is already failing in Europe. Quote: There's a long history of the government making decisions and creating opportun ities for business -- there is a long history of the government making decisions and creating opportunities for businesses, and I think you've got a growing number of businesses in this arena that understand that. Yes, yes, businesses realize what big overreaching governments do to them and that's why they are preparing for the taxation onslaught by hemorrhaging jobs like crazy. Of course, the big, big, big corporations like GE, well, they've put their lobbyists in gear. So they know that you're not going to pass anything that will hurt them, but everybody else. Czar Browner saved the best for last, though. She gave us a glimpse into our glorious future under her socialism where government knows better than you.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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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.