Glenn Beck: Equal justice vs. Social justice

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GLENN: So I want to talk a little bit today about the difference between equal justice and social justice. Equal justice is really quite easy to define. If I haven't paid my taxes, I get fined and then I have to pay that fine and I can't use campaign finances to do it. If Charlie Rangel, under equal justice, if Charlie Rangel doesn't pay his taxes, he gets fined and he can then pay that fine but not by using campaign finances. Under social justice I get fined, I have to pay my taxes, I have to pay the fine, and I can't do I can't use campaign finances. Under social justice Charlie Rangel can because he's too important, he's had a tough childhood, he's somehow one way or another different than me. That's social justice.

Let's start with equal justice. If I am an illegal alien and I'm stopped by a cop, if I'm here illegally, I pay the fine, go to court; I'm sent home. Under equal justice if somebody else, Canadian, Egyptian, Chinese, Mexican is stopped by the police and they are here illegally, they are get to take it, pay the fine, go see a court and then are sent home. Under social justice, I would be sent home but somebody, because they're somehow or another different than me, they're not. That's the difference between social justice and equal justice.

PAT: One of those is in the Constitution...

GLENN: One of those is not.

PAT: Is not.

GLENN: Guess which one. This is why we have to fight against social justice as defined by those in the Barack Obama administration and those progressives. It is everywhere. The DOJ, attorney general Holder Holder, right? Attorney general Holder has come out last week and said social justice is the key. I'm sorry. Help me out with that. Equal justice is what our founders fought for and what Abraham Lincoln fought for. Arizona, be on guard. I guarantee your law is going to now be equated to a Jim Crow law. I guarantee it. It has not been yet, but if it hasn't happened by the end of the week, I will be stunned. This is going to be about social justice, not equal justice.

Let me be clear, to quote Barack Obama, on where I stand and I believe America stands on illegal immigration. If I were a Mexican, if I were a Canadian, I wouldn't be coming across the border because Canada's about to have it sweeter than we are. If I were a father of four, as I am, and I was in Mexico and I knew that the United States didn't enforce their laws and I could get free medical care, I could get a job, I could even pay taxes on that job but I could work in relative safety, I would probably come across the border because America doesn't want to enforce its own laws. They think it's a joke, too. If I could come across the border and have a chance of being made a citizen because I made it across the border with my family, I would probably come across the border. Because my country, Mexico, is melting down. My country, Mexico, is ruled by drug lords. My country, Mexico, has been doing the social justice and progressive, damn near communist thing for a long time. It's a socialist state, and most socialist states, if not all socialist states, almost always end up in massive corruption. The ones that don't end up in massive corruption are those states that have a very small government with limited power. Why bribe somebody when they don't have the power to do anything.

With that being said, it wouldn't excuse me from being here. I broke the law. I rolled the dice. No matter what my situation was, I'm sorry. That's no excuse. If we don't pay people from Cuba unless they touch the soil, why would we do Mexico? If I'm an employer well, let me just make it a regular person. If I'm in San Diego and I'm trying to get somebody to mow my lawn, I've got to believe it's a little like being here in New York and trying to get somebody to mow my lawn. I can't get a neighbor kid. I've tried. You can't get somebody like me when I was growing up, I mowed the neighbors' lawns. I earned my money by doing that. There are so many jobs here that Americans feel that they are just above that you can't get anybody to do it. So now you have a choice. Do you mow the lawn? Okay, if you have to, yes. What if you're a business and you can't get anybody to dry the dishes, collect the dishes? What do you do?

See, there are a lot of, there are a lot of issues. I don't know. Did we have the tooth fairy just show up? What was that?

PAT: Our magic muffins are done.

GLENN: I don't know what that sound was. That wasn't your computer, was it?

PAT: No, it wasn't.

GLENN: I've never heard that sound before.

PAT: That's weird.

GLENN: Can we check to see if somebody put a tooth fairy bomb in here or something? Never heard that sound.

We have many problems, and it does need to be comprehensive, but I'm going to give you a problem next that I think can be solved. I think we have a way to solve illegal immigration but not with people who are looking for social justice. But I don't think anybody crawls across our border for social justice. They crawl across our border for equal justice. You see, they come from a country where if you have juice, if you have a good story or if you have money and power, you can get justice. I don't think that's what they're looking for. I think they are looking for equal justice.

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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