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GLENN: Here's Shirley yesterday on CNN.

VOICE: I had at least three calls, telling me the White House wanted me to resign.

VOICE: So the pressure came from the White House.

VOICE: And the last one asked me to pullover to the side of the road and do it and that's exactly what I did.

VOICE: Are you willing to name names?

VOICE: Oh I can tell you that was Cheryl Cook, the deputy undersecretary. She called me and I said "Cheryl, I've got a 3 1/2 hour ride to get into Athens," she called a second time and I said I'm just getting through Atlanta. She called me again and I said I'm at least 45 minutes to an hour from Athens. She said Shirley, they want you to pullover to the side of the road and do it because you're going to be on Glenn Beck tonight.

PAT: I mean, it was so imperative for her to get out of there. She's driving to Athens, taking a 3 hour and 45 minute trip, they wanted her to pullover to the side of the road and tender her resignation, whereas again, van Jones is a communist revolutionary radical and for months it goes on.

GLENN: They may have found out that she's an 9/11 truther.

PAT: They could have, or they found that she called Republicans an a-hole.

STU: Can we stop just a moment, and revel at how deeply you're burrowed in their heads. They are thinking about your programming before you ever announce it. They're firing people based on what you might say on the day's show.

GLENN: They are so frightened of this audience. They were so frightened.

PAT: And then we didn't even do the story.

STU: Then when whey did it, we came out in her favor.


GLENN: I know. It's great. It's just great. You know what's amazing is we can see them coming. We can see them coming. We see them coming. They can't. see us. It's like we're --

PAT: They don't understand us at all.

GLENN: No. They don't. They don't understand us at all. You know, you can get in the mind of a revolutionary. The reason the press doesn't understand them is they don't think like revolutionaries. We can think like revolutionaries, all we have to do is read their words and take them at their word. That's where the press gets it wrong. They don't take them at their wrong. So you can see them as revolutionaries and then you know exactly where they're moving and how they're moving. There are things that they do that they can't figure out. But they can't figure out the basics on us. They have no concept. They have to project themselves into our positions. Can like what would we do.

PAT: That's why they think we have Zionist Masters who call us and coordinate that stuff.

GLENN: Because they do. Because George Soros is on the other end of the Blackberry. That's why. We don't have anybody. They don't want to lose their stuff, their position, whatever. I will. Okay. Whatever. I mean, they just don't. That's why they'll lose in the end, that's why they will lose. Maybe not to me, but in the end, they will lose because they're revolutionaries and that's just not what American is all about. I don't know how we get out of it, I don't know how long it lasts but it won't last. America will not be wiped off the face of the Earth. The Constitution will not be lost. Now, it may not be practiced the way we -- it wouldn't be a joy if it wasn't practiced the way it is now -- but the Constitution will not be lost. And that's the really, really good news but just a note to the White House, yes, we are on to you. Yes, we should be deep into your head. You should be thinking all the time what does he know? What does he know? What is he going to say about in? How do we get this around him? Go ahead, keep thinking it, brother. You know what's weird? We know actual conversations that are actually private from the White House. Whoa. How do we know that?

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

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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