Glenn Beck: America Must Stand for Freedom




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While the rest of the media is focused on the protests as a sign of a possible revolution in Iran, the one thing they're missing is that if Iran is truly looking for revolutionary change, they need some support..

I'll explain what I mean in a minute, but first to understand what's really going on in Iran, you need to understand their power structure:

1) Allah

2) Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Has ultimate authority in all matters of state, including nuclear policy.

3) Guardian Council: 12-man body, six senior clerics appointed by the supreme leader and six Islamic jurists. Vets aspiring candidates for presidential elections and must approve the election results.

4) Assembly of Experts: 88-member assembly. A clerical body that can sack the supreme leader, although it has never intervened in policy. People elect the assembly from a government-approved list.

5) President: Completely subordinate to supreme leader.

Merely changing presidents won't constitute a revolution, because the Guardian Council has to vet and clear all of the candidates.

For example, in the June 12 election, they disqualified 475 hopefuls — including 42 women — leaving just four candidates for people to choose from.

So why are people rallying in the streets for Mousavi — a man who's such a friend to the West that he started Iran's nuclear program?

It might be because two-out-of-three Iranians born after the 1979 Revolution feel like their votes were stolen and there's some good evidence to support that.

You may have seen reports that voter turnout in 80 to 170 cities exceeded 100 percent, but those estimates were way off. The Guardian Council says it happened in only about 50 cities, which means it only affects a meager 3 million votes.

More important is the way the government and its paramilitary groups have handled the protests, with beatings, shootings, arrests and more.

The image of a teenage girl shot and killed is becoming a symbol that is helping to chip away at not just the legitimacy of one election, but the government's entire claim of legitimacy and it has emboldened demonstrators to chants of "death to the ayatollah."

While some top clerics are blaming the West for these violent protests, which they say are creating anarchy, others wish that President Obama would give the Iranian people more support. Remember Obama's speech in Cairo last month? He said various rights we possess are "not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere."

"Support" doesn't have to mean sending in tanks and troops or dropping bombs. But where is Obama's public support for the Iranian people who are fighting for freedom?

International backing has proved to be the tipping point to freedom time and time again: In Georgia, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa and Taiwan — just to name a few.

And remember Poland in 1989? It was Ronald Reagan calling out the "evil empire" and supporting the movement in Poland that eventually led to Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

On the other hand, a lack of support can prove to be the death knell for protesters, who come to feel the cause is already lost. That's what happened in Tiananmen Square 20 years ago this month and in Prague back in 1969.

The United States of America stands for freedom — period. That means we unabashedly support those who crave it. So while the Iranian people take to the streets to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor for a chance at freedom, it's the silence from thousands of miles away in Washington that is most telling of all.

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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