Common Sense Moment Of The Day

GLENN:  Let me show you two things on this mosque.  First of all, I'm going to show you one person you need to find out about.  This lady was on O'Reilly last night.  She's a Muslim.  Listen carefully to what she's saying.

VOICE:  I oppose the idea, along with other members of the Muslim Canadian Congress because it's confrontational, it is in bad faith, and it doesn't really set up any kind of dialog or discussion on tolerance. 

O'REILLY:  Well, the pro mosque forces, including the mayor of New York City say, No. 1, to deny the mosque would be a, you know, slap in the face to freedom of religion and, No. 2, the reason that the community center mosque is wanted there by the Muslims involved is to show respect, respect for the victims of 9 11.  You're not buying that? 

VOICE:  Well, no.  As a Muslim, I'm not buying that at all.  How does building a mosque in the very place where Muslims murdered so many other Americans would create any kind of respect?  What I'm hearing from people, especially those who are victims    who are family of the victims, is that this is very hurtful and it's very painful and as a Muslim, I read in my holy book, the Karan, that we should not    we should be very sensitive toward people of other faiths, especially when we are living in lands that are not Muslim lands and these are our neighbors and our colleagues and the people we care about.

GLENN:  Hum.  Who was it that had the idea of building a Christian church    where was that?

PAT:  In Srebrenica, a Serbian orthodox church on the ground where 8,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Srebrenica and

GLENN:  How tolerant would they be?

PAT:  And defending their property rights and freedom of religious expression.

GLENN:  First of all, you know, I understand, as a member of a faith who I, you know, had something    I guess I could look at it really hurtful, but I don't because I'm seeing miracles everywhere, everywhere, I had to have a big religious figure the other day stand up for me and had to write something that was remarkable because of my faith and there are Christians who are, like, he's the devil.  No, no, I'm not, really.  Shhh.  Quiet.  And I  

PAT:  That helped.

GLENN:  What helped?

PAT:  Yeah. 

GLENN:  Nobody can hear me, just you.  Nobody can hear me.

PAT:  Never mind.

GLENN:  What are you talking about?  So, anyway, I'm a member of a faith that, you know, tried to build a temple and it's almost impossible.  Connecticut has rejected a temple that we tried to build.  Wouldn't do it.  So, don't talk to me about religious freedom.  It happens all the time.  Shouldn't, but it does.

This is an actual danger.  This is a danger because we now have evidence that there's something else going on here and we cannot reject our gut.  Look.  I want to be the nation that    look.  If this lady wanted to build a mosque on    next to Ground Zero, I would be all for it.

PAT:  It would be totally different.

GLENN:  Totally different, totally different, because it would be standing for something.  So, now, you can    you can band with people like that, but there's also great gut felt and I would like to share this.  So, Muslim investors are championing the construction of a new mosque near Ground Zero.  They claim it's all about strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and non Muslum world.  As an American, I believe they have a right to build a mosque, after all, if they buy the land and follow the law, who is going to stop them, which is why in the spirit of outreach, I have decided to do the same thing.  He says he's dead serious.  I am announcing tonight that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only in the west but also to Islamic gay men.  To best express my sincere desire for dialog, the bar will be situated next to the mosque, Park 51 in the available commercial space.  This is not a joke.  I've already spoken to a number of investors who have pledged their support in this by part San bid for understanding and tolerance.  As you know, the Muslim faith does not look kindly upon homosexuality which is why I'm building this bar.  It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.  The goal, however, is not simply to open any typical gay bar but one friendly to men of Islamic faith.  An entire floor with nonalcoholic drinks since booze is forbidden.  Bottom line, I hope the mosque owners will be as open to the bar as I am to their new mosque. 

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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