Glenn Beck: This land is your land, this land is my land...or is it?

GLENN: All right. The reason why he's bringing this up is because last night we were talking about the land grab that's going on, and I don't know if you saw the map from the TV show last night, but is that stunning? Stunning how much land the United States of America owns out west. Stunning. Only 2% of Nevada is not federal land. That's crazy.

PAT: 2%?

GLENN: Wasn't it?

PAT: Was it 98% of Nevada?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: 98%?

GLENN: Wasn't it? Stu, do you remember?

STU: I don't know.

GLENN: E mail Tiffany real quick.

STU: I will do that.

GLENN: I'm pretty sure it's 2%.

PAT: That seems high.

GLENN: Does it? 70 doesn't sound high?

PAT: No, 70 sounds very high. 60 sounds high in Utah. So 98? I mean, that's

GLENN: It's crazy what's going on.

PAT: It's criminal.

GLENN: And they're grabbing more land. Now, so we were talking about this because the president is doing a couple of executive orders, one on fishing, one on land, another 15 million acres of land. And something else, too. And we were talking about it and somebody said, you know, This Land is Your Land, this land is my land. Now, I had never I mean, I had heard people talk about, you know, Woody Guthrie and everything else. But it wasn't until that moment that I heard and I thought, oh, my gosh. This Land is Your Land, this land is my land. This land was made for you and me. In other words, we both own it. There is no owner. It's all of our land. There is no, there's no sign of trespass. Do you have the whole thing with all the lyrics, Sarah? How long is that? Because if you listen to the last let's see if we can listen to some more of it here in a second because there's, the final stanzas of this thing are clearly about social justice and no property rights.

STU: Really? I never it's one of those things you just never listen to.

GLENN: It was written in 1940. He was a communist.

STU: I did not know that.

GLENN: I didn't, either.

STU: It says here that he, the concert the guy's talking about says this is from USA Today, concert and folk singer Pete Seeger and Springsteen led the crowd in Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land.

PAT: Yeah. Was Arlo there? Was Arlo Guthrie there, too? Do you know?

STU: That sentence is the entire amount of knowledge I have about the concert.

GLENN: So play the rest of this. Here's Woody Guthrie.

(Music playing)

GLENN: Stop. The original line was God has made this land for you and me. God has made this land for you and me. Scratched out. This land was made for you and me. Took God out of it. This is where he's breaking it down.

PAT: Taking out the jams.

(Music playing)

GLENN: I mean, he's really got it going on.

PAT: Clearly rocks.

GLENN: Now, it's the next two, it's the next two verses. Keep going. It's the next two verses that you have to hear.

(Music playing)

GLENN: I didn't know it was this verse. It's the next two verses.

(Music playing)

GLENN: Oh, jeez. All right. Please be this verse.

(Music playing)

PAT: He's going to get laughed off American Idol.

GLENN: Stop. He's not going to do it. He's not going to do it. The last two stanzas, and I'm pulling this off my out of my head. I can't remember the beautiful, beautiful rhymes and the lyrics, but it's basically, I went walking and I saw a sign and it said no trespassing. The other side said nothing. That side of the sign was made for you and me. So in other words, you don't have a right to say no trespassing. You have it?

STU: Yeah. They went walking, I saw a sign there and on the sign it said no trespassing but on the other side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me.

GLENN: Okay. Now read the last stanza.

STU: The next one is in the shadow of the steeple, I saw my people. By the relief office I seen my people. As they stood their hungry, I stood there asking, is this land made for you and me? And then the last one is, nobody living can ever stop me as I go walking that freedom highway. Nobody living can ever make me turn back. This land was made for you and me.

GLENN: He was at the relief office and he saw his people. And he wondered, is this land still made for you.

STU: And in the shadow of the steeple as well he was. Is that like the church wasn't doing something? They weren't doing anything, either?

PAT: Probably.

GLENN: Well, the shadow of the steeple he saw his people there by the relief office.

STU: Right. So at the relief office was helping.

GLENN: The government was helping but the church was not.

STU: Is that what he's saying?

PAT: Of course.

GLENN: I haven't smoked enough dope to know.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: Look, the point is when we start to look at our own traditions, our own history, our own the things that we grew up thinking, I mean, who thought, this land was made for you and me. Who thought? And I know there's a ton of listeners. "I've known that since 19..." I know, I know, I know. I got it. Some of us weren't paying attention. And we are now. I'm sorry. Historians that have talked to me and said, Glenn, you drive a lot of us nuts. Why? Because you're just discovering all of this and some of us have been toiling on this for years and years and years. And I said, I know. I don't mean to, like it's not like I'm taking your work and going, look what I've discovered. I know I'm not the first to discover this. But I think I'm more like the average person. We didn't pay attention. Because you were on the fringe side of history. What these people were toiling, I feel bad for these professors. How did they live? How did they exist? Knowing what the real history of America was, knowing what really happened and then not being able to get it out in the mainstream. I've had an equal number of professors come to me and say, thank God. We have not been able to get this out in the mainstream; nobody would ever listen because we have all of this academic research but nobody would ever do it because it wasn't accepted. I said, keep spooning it, man. Keep teaching. Keep going. Because now Americans are hungry. We didn't know you know, it's have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night and you've gotten up and you were so powerfully thirsty, you wake up and you're like, "Need water." Have you ever done that? Where you wake up in the middle of the night and you just have to get out of bed and have a glass of water? Now, my wife would say, "I told you you should drink more water. You can't just drink soda. You've got to have water." So I'm not going to tell her that I get up in the middle of the night sometimes and just like... "I've got to have water or I may die." Because what she'll say is... (mumbling). I get it. Now America's really, really, really thirsty and it's like 2:00 in the morning and we're waking up and going... (gagging), "Man, I could use a glass of the truth right now." So keep pouring it, brothers. Keep pouring it. Because people will drink the truth now. They have never really been interested because they didn't need it. Now they need it. Become a truth seeker and a truth spreader because that's what man, that's what I need right now.

(OUT 9:45)

PAT: You know, I think the reason that so many of us don't understand, we haven't come we're a little late to the party on the Woody Guthrie songs and all that, it was just all presented as patriotic to us in school. I mean, how many of us sang This Land is Your Land in school and they were like, well, yeah, that's just super patriotic and just a great song. How many of us go to the Fourth of July fireworks display, we see the fireworks blasting, exploding in the air and we hear Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen like, yeah, Born in the USA and then you get filled with patriotic pride and then you find out that Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA is anti American.

GLENN: Born down in a dead man's town. The first kick I took is when I hit the ground. You end up like a dog that's been beat too much. Until you spend half your life just covering up. Born in the USA. I got in a little hometown jam and somebody put a rifle in my hands, sent me off to Vietnam: Go kill the yellow man. Born in the USA. Come back home to the refinery. Hiring man says, son, if it were up to me. I go down to see the VA man. He said, son, you don't understand. Born in the USA. I have a buddy at Khe Sahn inviting off the Vietcong. They're still there; he's all gone. He had a little girl in Saigon. I got a picture of him in her arms. Down in the shadow of the penitentiary, out by the gas fires of the refinery, I'm ten years down the road, nowhere to run. Ain't got nowhere to go. I'm a long gone daddy in the USA. Born in the USA. I'm a cool rocking daddy in the USA. Born in the USA. Hmmm.

PAT: Yeah!

GLENN: Where are the fireworks?

PAT: Yeah, yeah. That's what it's all about. That's what America's about according to Bruce Springsteen.

GLENN: See, here's the thing that I think people don't understand yet. I think you do. That it is time for us to wake. People who have come from the Soviet bloc or Cuba, they are all saying, how do you guys not hear this? How are you not seeing this? Well, because we don't ever expect it. We've never what? Slowly, ever so slowly they've changed the meaning, changed the words, changed the images, changed the history. Slowly, ever so slowly. Progress. Step by step. Progressive. And because it wasn't done in revolution but instead over a 100 year evolution, we've gone numb. And everything is an empty tradition. Everything is a everything just meaningless. It's like I said stop with the flag lapel pin and stop with all of that stuff. That is not a question of your loyalty. What does the flag even mean? As we know, it can mean something radically different from you than Jeremiah Wright. We have to be based in more than just images, words, and names. Values and principles. More in a second.


 

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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