Glenn Beck: Palatial estates abandoned

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GLENN: Stu just came in and we were just talking about a story that he saw on NBC?

STU: I think NBC did the report, yes.

GLENN: It's a story about an old woman, 104 years old and they weren't sure if she was even alive and she has all of these old houses that she's never even been to, right? That's the story?

STU: Yeah, she has all this money that was left to her by her parents. When her mom died, she became really reclusive and has all these properties, some of them brand new that are, you know, tens of millions of dollars that she's never even been to but the staff is there. They are not run down. The staff is there keeping them up all the time.

GLENN: Now here's the thing. Stu's telling me the story and I look at Pat and I said, that's the house we saw. There's a house that yeah. I have to be careful. There's a house that Pat and I went to--I've wanted to see this house because it is like $54 million.

PAT: It's fairly well known.

GLENN: Very well.

PAT: It's like 17 acres -- or more than that?

GLENN: I think it's more than that.

PAT: 40 acres?

GLENN: Yeah, it used to be 100 acres

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And it was built in like 1930, I think, something like that. And she was a young girl over in France and she wanted it to be built like a French manor. And so she built this, just from what I had heard, this unbelievable home. Well, she has never set foot in it, not one day, and it's now for sale. And it is remarkable they kept it up the whole time. They've never updated it. So it's walking into a brand new house from, like, 1930. Pat and I, we were like, we heard about it and we're like, we've got to go to that house, we have to see it. And so we went and walking into the kitchen, it's a 1930s kitchen, brand new. It has all these servant buttons that, you know, you push a button and the bell rings and it pulls a number down I mean, it's bizarre.

PAT: It's got all the conveniences of, 1935. I mean, it's a really state of the art kitchen for the 1930s.

GLENN: For 1930s. And nothing's been updated, and it is in perfect condition.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: Never lived in one day.

PAT: Servant's quarters, all that kind of stuff.

GLENN: There's this big gate and at the two gates there's somebody that takes care of the landscaping and on the other side of the gate is another house that takes care of the home. And that's all they do. And the guy who, takes care of the home he's worked there for, what, 50 years or something like that? He's an older guy. He's never met her. He's never seen her, doesn't he gets a letter from her but he said the letters have stopped coming and he thinks she's dead. But NBC, I guess, went and found her?

STU: Yeah, and apparently it's a big thing. The Internet's looking to find out more details about this woman, Huguette Clark I guess is her name?

GLENN: I have no idea.

STU: They went and they found the hospital that she's in. She's 104 and she lives in a tiny drab hospital room that's not fancy at all, not nice at all and she's just there and she's probably never going to leave there. And these properties, even not even this one, there's dozens of them and they're all multimillion dollar properties and they haven't seen her in decades.

PAT: You should check out her property in Connecticut. It's pretty nice.

GLENN: Really nice.

PAT: It's amazing.

GLENN: We walked through. We had no idea what to expect and you walk in and it's like walking into the Great Gatsby. It's frozen in time.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: I wish we would have taken our camera because I would have loved to take pictures of it and put them up on the Internet. It's just bizarre. For the open house you had to get a ticket to go to the open house and so then you had a time that you would go and my wife was away and I was like, let's go. And I mean, it was just bizarre. And it was one of the weirdest, it was just weird. It was like walking into like a John Waters movie or something. It was just bizarre.

PAT: It was like going back in time.

STU: And they apparently have absolutely no idea. She has no heirs and they have no idea where the money is going if she dies. It's in this complete state of flux and they have no idea where this money goes.

GLENN: Well, they are never going to sell this house in Connecticut.

PAT: That's like $54 million.

GLENN: Yeah. And you can't you can't cut up the land, you know. You can't I think it was 100 acres and then years ago they cut it to 50 and then she put it in a trust and so you can't cut up the land you could drive by it and you'd never know. It's just these gates and you have no idea and it's just in the middle of the woods. And you drive your car in and I mean, everything is made 1930s. And so even the roads going there are little teeny, little narrow roads. It's bizarre. It is really bizarre.

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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.

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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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