Glenn Beck: Are You Part of the Right-Wing Extremist Mob?




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Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who don't want government-run health care and showed up at a town hall or a rally to let it be known?

Here's The One Thing: If that's you then you are part of the right-wing, extremist, angry mob and your anger is fake. It's not organic. It's not grassroots. There's not a chance in hell you've experienced waiting in line at a post office or the DMV and don't want that same wait when you need a liver.

Nope.

You are just a GOP robot who's been activated — at least, that's what the holy trinity of the media, the White House and the DNC are saying.

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NARRATOR: The right-wing extremist Republican base is back.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: He's not an American citizen.

NARRATOR: They lost the election. They lost on the recovery act, the budget and children's health care.

They've lost the confidence of the American people after eight years of failed policies that ruined our economy and cost millions of jobs.

Now, desperate Republicans and their well funded allies are organizing angry mobs -- just like they did during the election.

Their goal? Destroy President Obama and stop the change Americans voted for overwhelmingly in November.

SEN. JIM DEMINT, R-S.C.: It will break him.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: I hope he fails.

NARRATOR: This mob activity is straight from the playbook of high-level Republican political operatives. They have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I want to know, why are you people ignoring his birth certificate?

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Out of the thousands of protestors, the "birther" idiot is the only one the media continues to show — over and over again. She is the only individual highlighted in this ad from the DNC and then the ad dives into some sort of third grade "you lost the election, boo hoo" argument, while claiming the GOP has just released their fake angry mobsters to go protest.

I don't know about you, but I don't have much time in my day to answer a call from the GOP, get up off my couch, leave my family for a day, to stand outside in the summer heat and rain pretending to be angry.

I really am angry!

Conservatives aren't natural-born protesters like granola-eating hippies. But when their country is being transformed into some wannabe European socialist craphole, we're forced to get up off the couch.

But that's not how Democrats see it:

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SEN. DICK DURBIN, D-ILL.: I hope my colleagues won’t fall for a sucker-punch like this. These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town halls for visual impact on television. They want to show thousands of people screaming "socialism" and try to overcome the public sentiment which now favors health care reform.

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The forget the facts, Sen. Durbin, you know, like:

• Gallop poll: 63 percent say Obama's plan will worsen or "not change" medical care for them personally

• NPR poll: 47 percent oppose Obama's plan vs. 42 percent supporting it

• Pew Research: 44 percent oppose vs. 38 percent supporting it

• The New York Times: "77 percent say costs will increase" under government plan

Where are you getting your numbers from, Sen. Durbin?

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs still doesn't understand the protests. He referred to them as another "Brooks Brothers brigade" and "Astroturf grassroots" with "manufactured anger." That's rich coming from the same people who stick up for the "spontaneous protests" of ACORN.

I thought Obama would heal divisions and unite us? I swear I've heard that before somewhere:

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FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH: I get protested all the time. The great thing about the country is it's a free -- it's a place that's so free that people can protest. They can protest the president and did.

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How is ridiculing those who disagree with you in any way, shape or form uniting? Perhaps the only outlet more shameful than the White House is the media.

First, the run-up to the Tax Day tea parties was all but ignored. Then, on Tax Day the media — who couldn't resist a good Cindy Sheehan anti-war gathering of six people — weren't impressed by the outpouring. No, they mocked it:

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JANEANE GAROFALO, ACTRESS: Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Lincoln's primary thing was, he believed people had the right to liberty and had the right...

CNN CORRESPONDENT SUSAN ROESGEN: Sir, what does this have to do with taxes? What does this have to do with your taxes?

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Let me finish my point.

ROESGEN: Do you realize that you're eligible for a $400 credit?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Lincoln believed that people had the right to share in the fruits of their own labor and that government should not take it. And we've clearly gotten to that point.

ROESGEN: But did you know that the state of Lincoln gets $50 billion out of the stimulus -- that's $50 billion for this state, sir.

I think you get the general tenor of this. It's anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network FOX.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: When you see, you know, those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I am not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation.

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Now, without the low-hanging fruit of a really crappy sex joke, the media just completely ignores the health care opponents, like a gathering in Columbus over the weekend -- 8,000 to 10,000 people completely ignored by the media.

Paula Abdul leaving "American Idol" is more interesting, I guess? And Michael Jackson is still dead.

Oh, I almost forgot, they'd cover this if it were real anger — but it's fake. They just "want a discussion," not pretend angry right-wing mobs.

You mean a discussion like the one you want on global warming, the stimulus or health care?

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FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE: If you look at the peer-reviewed scientific literature, the debate is over.

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WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RAHM EMANUEL: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

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OBAMA: Unless we act and act now, none of this will change.

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REP. JOHN CONYERS, JR., D-MICH.: I love these members, they get up and say, "read the bill." What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you've read the bill?

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Discussions, like the ones community organizers such as ACORN and unions like the SEIU have?

They don't want a discussion. They are using a Saul Alinsky tactic: Isolate a target and ridicule them. But these protesters aren't nut jobs. They are reasoned, regular people who know government health is a bad idea and the more people who know this fact, the less chance it has of passing.

Which is exactly why you'll see less of the regular, reasoned people like this:

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: What I see is a bureaucratic nightmare, Senator. Medicaid is broke. Medicare is broke. Social Security is broke. And you want us to believe that a government that can't even run a "cash for clunkers" program is gonna run 1/7th of our U.S. economy. No, sir.

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And you'll keep seeing more people like this:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I want to know, why are you people ignoring his birth certificate?

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

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.

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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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