Glenn Beck: Solar panels being blocked by...environmentalists?

VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.

VOICE: The series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.

GLENN: That's right. Our Spotlight on Science. We've heard over and over again there's a wonderful consensus going around the world of science, global warming is real, we're all going to die in some sort of fiery flood if we don't do something and don't do it now. Well, if we don't get off our addiction to big bad oil, we're going to be cannibals in an hour. Well, I don't know if an hour. I think Ted Turner said in 10 years. We need to instead use renewable energy sources like wind and solar, right? Wouldn't that be great? I believe it was some crazy lunatic on the radio that said don't buy into that because they will never let you do it. There are lots of places that, you know, work well for soaking up the sun and harnessing the wind like California's Mojave desert. So when some projects are proposed to do just that, harness the renewable energy right there in California, you know, the leader of the fruits and nuts, the hippies are all excited. Right? Well, they would except they've got a couple of concerns, you know, about the desert and man being in the desert with a solar panel. Senator Dianne Feinstein said that putting solar and wind facilities on a parcel of 500,000 desert acres would violate the spirit of what conservationists had intended when they donated so much of the land to the public. So what's the big uproar from the conservationists? "There's a concern over what the projects might do to the aesthetics of the region." Oh, the aesthetics, the desert, all the sand and the dust and the (making wind noises) and the sun. Oh, you mean the place where if you stay out too long, you'll die. Maybe if you put a windmill there, you'll have a chance of a maintenance guy walking by you as you are dying of thirst. And the other concern would be conservationists are now worried about the tortoise population. Quote: It would do great harm to the region's desert population, the desert's tortoises. David Myers, executive director of The Wildlands Conservancy. Energy independence, unless, of course, we hurt the tortoise. "This is just what happens when you jump into bed with environmentalist nut jobs. It's impossible to please them. You never will. Stop trying to please them." These are the same people who say we are literally going to die if we don't stop burning all of this evil oil and putting all the evil carbon into the air. We will literally die! But don't do anything because it might hurt the tortoise. Excuse me, but screw the tortoise if we're all going to die.

When advancements are made in technology, they choose the tortoise population over the human population. Even the governator is annoyed. He said if we can't put solar plants in the Mojave desert, I don't know where the hell we could put them. Oh, I'm sure they know where you can put those solar panels. You learning anything, around, anything? Maybe hopping into bed with these people just isn't a workable idea, you know, that the environmentalists are wildly wrong when they're causing someone named Arnold Schwarzenegger to go, "Wait a minute. I'm not sure if this really works anymore."

VOICE: You've been listening to Spotlight on Science, exclusively heard on the Glenn Beck program, America's number one source for science and science-related items.

GLENN: I find myself agreeing with Arnold Schwarzenegger? What? I didn't even think that was possible, but it was.

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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