Glenn Beck: The MAP



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Eight Stages of the Process of Social Movement Success

GLENN: All right. There's a couple of things that I really want to go over with you today, one of which is what we talked about last night on television and what we talked about yesterday morning here on the radio program that we're in a very delicate stage, and I've gotten a lot of tweets and a lot of e mails: Oh, Glenn Beck thinks that we're, you know, we're really, really, you know, having a struggle here and we're giving up hope. No. No, I think some are. I've heard from several people, received lots of e mails from people who said, you know what, Glenn, I'm not coming to 8/28 because, A, I'm afraid. You know. Welcome to life. There's no reason to be afraid. The security is outrageous and I think also that there's just no there's cameras everywhere. Everywhere. And there's just no way that that's going to happen. I mean unless, you know, unless Jesus comes and just splits the mountains.

The other thing that they are saying is I'm getting mail from people who say, I'm not coming because I've come to Washington before, I stood, I marched, I went to my town hall and nothing has changed. The document that I showed you yesterday on television and radio, which is MAP, a map of movement, of political movements. It was designed in the Seventies, late Seventies by a socialist, a progressive, and they were trying to stop, the federal government said we're going to have a thousand nuclear power plants by the turn of the century. This is 1977. And the movement had the the anti nuke people had a couple of successes. But when this guy, Bill Moyer, met with them, he realized how down they were and they said, we're going to give up because nothing's really changing, et cetera, et cetera. He said you're at Stage 5. He went back to his hotel and he laid out all of these stages, and I believe they're accurate. Stage 5 is the place to where you say, they're not moving, they're not paying attention, nobody in Washington is changing anything. Even though the poll numbers are with us, the press is still against us and so is Washington. Well, in the end, the nukes, how many nuclear power plants do we have? We had 67, I think, when they started. When he gave them the strategy and they felt, no, we're not and they wanted 1,000 by the end of the decade, 2000. By 2000 they had only built over a hundred. So it was a wild, wild success. Why don't we have can you imagine if we had a thousand nuclear power plants? Would we be having the problems with energy that we're having right now? We wouldn't be having these conversations. We wouldn't have to worry about coal, we wouldn't have to worry about gas. When it comes to heating and cooling our houses and everything else, we wouldn't have these problems. We probably would have hydrogen cars because the most effective way to make hydrogen is with a nuclear power plant. So the world would have been different.

Don't think that you don't make an impact. The other thing that is really critical to understand is this is the most dangerous point in any political system. Because people start to get frustrated and they say, I'm not making a difference. And when that is heard, those crazies out there say, I'll make a difference, and violence comes. This is where Bill Ayers was in 1969. This is where the Weather Underground. They were the Weathermen. Then they became the Weather Underground. They had to go underground because they became violent. That was Stage 5. We're in Stage 5 right now. That's why I ask you to go to GlennBeck.com and I ask you to take the 40 Day and 40 Night challenge. That is start saying your prayers on your knees for 40 days and 40 nights, one prayer on your knees. Let your children see you. Humble yourself before the Lord and say your prayers on your knees. Do that. That's faith. Hope comes from truth. Get all of the lies out of your life, even the lies that you have, you know, that you tell yourself. For 40 days and 40 nights promise yourself no lies, no fibs, no exaggerations, just the truth. And charity, charity starts at home. For the next 40 days and 40 nights, I want you to one night a week spend it with your children, play a game, play cards, read stories, whatever, just one night a week. Faith, hope and charity, the 40 Day, 40 Night challenge and then meet me in Washington D.C. as we change the world.

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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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