Glenn Beck: Enjoy the Silence

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Community organizing is all fun and games until someone starts organizing the community against the community-organized, government-run health care. Then it's time to start breaking some legs!

Here's the One Thing: While the Service Employees International Union members don their "Health Care '09" T-shirts and delivers beat downs to opponents, the tension keeps getting worse and President Obama refuses to say anything helpful.

How about throwing us a bone here, Mr. President? A little "Hey, they have a right to protest too" would be nice — it could help quell the "It's just the GOP AstroTurf mob" stuff.

But Glenn, he shouldn't say anything because it's just fake grassroots people pretending to be angry about socialized health care. It's all orchestrated; they aren't credible like us.

Yes, I know. You are regular people, who've been found on the Internet and in neighborhoods. The other side would never think of running ads on Craigslist or Facebook to buy supporters.

And, who's the real "mob" here? Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative, would probably say the SEIU. He was handing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags when he was attacked by a member of SEIU.

I'm sick and tired of the media — and politicians — equating union thugs like these, with regular American citizens who have gathered (most likely) for the first time in their lives to be heard. This isn't a bunch of college kids and hippies being paid to protest. It's regular people who see how government runs things and are terrified at the prospects of government-run health care.

And you know what? Even if this were some conservative anti-healthcare "group," who cares? They don't have less of an opinion than the pro-government-run health care group, do they?

Aren't people on both sides — paid or unpaid, group or individuals — all Americans who have a right to their voice? Besides, what was it Barack Obama's wife said he'd make us do?


MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack Obama will require you to work... Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.


So Obama must be tickled pink with all the people "getting involved," right? Well, here's his reaction to the health care protests:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.


Oh, that's right. I totally spaced on that part of First Amendment: It only applies to those who agree; it doesn't count if someone disagrees.

Sorry to tell the president this, but we not going to shut up no matter how many SEIU thugs try to intimidate us. America will keep talking and hopefully on both sides. And they'll keep debating. And they'll do it peacefully, because we are not thugs. Thugs on either side should go to jail. But here's what Congressman David Scott said this week:


REP. DAVID SCOTT, D-GA.: I'm listening to my constituents. These are people who live in the 13th Congressional District, who vote in this district. That's who I've got to respond to. OK? All right. That's everybody with different opinions. So what you've got to understand is, those of you that are here, that came and hijacked this event. This is not a health care event. You've made the choice to come here and take advantage of this meeting that these people in Douglassville worked hard to put together to deal with this road. You chose to come and do it on your own. Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting. OK? Then do that. Do that!


Mr. Congressman, I know you are aware that not everyone has access to a brand-new Gulfstream G5, so it might be tough for the average Joe who makes $129,000 less than you to swing by the office. We hope you understand and accept our offer to instead use a common alternative to private jets: the telephone.

Call your congressman. Call your senator right now. I hope they accept the call. But lawmakers, please know that while we're talking to you, we'll demand some things that are reasonable:

Read the bills you vote on and have the courage to tell us exactly where you stand on this bill

Know we are not going to give up

Know we are not angry mobs

Know that you are a servant of the people and maybe you should act like it

And after you've called Congress, call the White House. Tell them, politely, that you demand the president address whether:

It's un-American to speak out at a town hall

The president (himself) will speak out against the violence from SEIU and ACORN

Americans have a right to be frustrated because things seem to be moving so fast when no one's read the bill

Washington, we're sick of being ridiculed, demeaned and now intimidated.

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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.

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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