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CONGRESSMAN STARK: The minutemen want to have something to say? What -- who are you going to kill today?

VOICE: Who are we going to kill today?

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Yeah.

VOICE: What I would like to know, actually American citizens are being killed right now (inaudible.)

CONGRESSMAN STARK: That's right.

VOICE: Okay. I want to know why the Federal Government is not doing anything or doing a lot more to seal our borders in this country so that we're a solvent country again.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: We can't get enough minutemen armed (inaudible) so that they could stop shooting people here.

VOICE: It's not a-- the United States government--.

(Crosstalk.)

CONGRESSMAN STARK: We'll try and get you some more arms and get you down there to

VOICE: We don't want to go down there. We want to have lives, normal lives. We pay taxes and we pay to have the government take care of our borders.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Is that all?

VOICE: Is that all what?

CONGRESSMAN STARK: The government should do?

VOICE: Well, that's one of the things the government is supposed to do.

GLENN: Hang on. I -- my blood is boiling on this. The arrogance, When he says, We don't want to do this. You know, Washington, do you think this is what we want to do? I didn't get into this business-- . Read my first book. I have become the talk show host that I have always despised. Somebody who's got a cause. I don't want to do this. Americans don't want to do this. Americans want to go home and be with their children. Americans don't really want to be pariahs. Americans don't want to go out and stand on the border do the job that we're currently paying to have done. We don't want to even believe the stuff that we do.


Rep. Stark Mocks Border Concerns (Story)

My gosh. The arrogance, the arrogance. I've never seen anything like it.

PAT: And the accusations, the slandering of the minutemen who have never shot a single person, they've never shot anyone on the border.

GLENN: The Federal Government t is currently sending more money to fund what? The Mexican Army, the Mexican Army gets their ass kicked every time by the drug cartels. Every time we send new technology down, every time we train new people, they are absorbed into the drug cartels. By sending more money down to Mexico for more training or more anything, it goes right directly as an asset to the drug cartels. What are we doing?! We are empowering the cartels.

Nobody in the media? . Have they not seen-- do you know what I should do, except they would throw me in jail for doing this. I should send Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric and Brian Williams, every member of the press corp the pictures of the heads that I have. I have pictures of heads, people who have been beheaded just on the other side of the border. I don't know. That seems like a pretty dangerous situation. Putting heads on stakes. What do you think? We've now had to close a park 80miles in, 80miles in. We've had to close it. Why? It's too dangerous for Americans. Oh. Oh, it's too dangerous? Why? Are there bears in there? No. We don't have control of our borders. Oh. So, let's just close the park. Let's close 80miles into the U.S. land. Let's just close it.

What? What are we? I don't-- I'm sorry to rant. I wanted to play this all the way through, but I think my head going to explode with the sarcasm, the contempt of this Congressman for his own constituents. Take a deep breath. Let's play the rest.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Because we don't need the minutemen.

VOICE: That's correct.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Good. Let's send the minutemen home. That's a good idea.

VOICE: Answer the question.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: What answer?

CONGRESSMAN STARK: What kind of an answer would you like, young man? He asked the question?

VOICE: Please do answer the question.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Yeah. What's your question?

VOICE: The question is why is the Federal Government leaving our borders for anybody to come in anywhere they want?

CONGRESSMAN STARK: If you do anything about our borders-- (applause.)

GLENN: Stop, stop. Thank goodness the troops have arrived. Here's a guy just taking a pummeling from a Congressman and finally somebody says, Answer the damn question, and then somebody else says, Yeah. Answer the question. And somebody else says, Yeah. Why don't you answer the question? And finally, when the question is asked, the troops arrive and people start to applaud. Now the Congressman is on the ropes, or is he?

We are talking about Pete Stark from California and what's happening when he had a meeting and a guy says, Hey, what are you going to do with the border? Now, Pete Stark just starts mocking him and finally somebody else stands up and says, Answer the question. What are you doing on the border? Everybody starts to applaud, everybody starts to, you know, support the guy who was asking the question and now is he on the ropes? Listen to what he says.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: You would know that that's not the case. Our borders are quite secure. Thank you.

VOICE: What do you mean? People are flowing in here at an alarming rate. Hundreds of thousands of people are flowing in every year.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: Yes.

VOICE: Okay. And so that is not secure.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: And how would you secure it?

GLENN: Well, no. Tell me. I mean, I'm not the government.

VOICE: I would send about 25,000 troops down there, for one thing, and I would build a wall down there that it so difficult --

CONGRESSMAN STARK: How high and how long would that wall be?

VOICE: As high and as long as it takes.

VOICE: Yeah. (Applause.)

CONGRESSMAN STARK: I'll tell you what. We'll go down there. You design the wall and--

GLENN: Listen to this jerk.

CONGRESSMAN STARK: As soon as we know (inaudible) if you don't want the people coming over, then I'll go down and we'll start a ladder company, but I've got to know how high.

GLENN: What a guy.

PAT: He goes on with that for nine minutes, nine minutes.

STU: He didn't say one intelligent thing in that.

PAT: No, he didn't.

GLENN: He was mocking.

PAT: He was mocking. He was ridiculing. He was lying.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

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.

Watch the video below for more details:

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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