Glenn Beck: Dumb people on television

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GLENN: So then we have Velshi, Ali Velshi from CNN and he gives this point on CNN: "Timothy McVeigh was raised a Catholic. Suppose our government leaders in New York, our state leaders step in. I mean, should we, should we go into the Catholics as well? Because Timothy McVeigh was a Catholic. Do we entertain petitions of moving Catholic churches away from the Oklahoma City bombing site? I'm sure you are thinking that sounds ridiculous." Yes, that's he's a mind reader. Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking. "But ask yourself, is it ridiculous because Catholicism is familiar to you?" Let me think. No. "Or is it your argument is that what he did was different?" No. He did it exactly the same. He did exactly the same thing. Timothy McVeigh killed innocent people. Except there's more to the story. "Or is your argument that Timothy McVeigh didn't kill in the name of Allah?" No, Timothy McVeigh killed in the name of insanity. He killed in the name of oppressive government.

PAT: Had nothing to do with religion whatsoever, nothing.

GLENN: Zero.

PAT: Nothing.

GLENN: Would I have a militia that does not stand up against Timothy McVeigh and say that Timothy McVeigh is a bad guy and what he did was a horror show and won't dismiss taking money for from, you know, from the Unabomber? Would I have them build 500 feet away from Oklahoma City, would I allow them to build a giant structure? No. No, that would be insane. That would be insane. Unfortunately for Velshi, he should watch his own network because on his very own network, the morning after McVeigh's execution, was this. Quote: Timothy McVeigh was baptized in the Catholic church as a boy but had stopped practicing and recently described himself as an agnostic." So it had nothing to do with the church. "Moreover as the terrorist himself admitted, he bombed Oklahoma City federal building as, quote, a retaliatory strike, a counterattack for the cumulative raids that federal agents had participated over in the preceding years including but not limited to Waco. He did not do it in the name of the Catholic church. He did not do it in the name of a Christian god. In fact, that was Al Qaeda that did things like that. They issued a fatwa in 1998 declaring that killing Americans and their allies is the individual duty for every Muslim and they can do it in every country in which it is possible to do it in accordance to the words of almighty God." That's the fatwa. That's not Timothy McVeigh. And there's one more comment. The Rick Sanchez who I honestly don't know how the man ties his own shoes. I'm sure he has slip ones. Rick Sanchez, quite possibly the dumbest man on television, and that's saying something because there's some dumb people in television. But Rick Sanchez I think has to be the dumbest man in television. A guy who doesn't understand that a volcano can happen in a cold place like Iceland.

SANCHEZ: I was just asking Chad, how can you get a volcano in Iceland? Isn't it too when you think of a volcano, you think of, like, Hawaii and long words like that. You don't think of Iceland. You think it's too cold to have a volcano there.

GLENN: Long words like Hawaii.

SANCHEZ: It's too cold to have a volcano there.

GLENN: Too cold to have a volcano there. And besides, when you think of volcanoes, you think of long words like Hawaii.

STU: Which are shorter than Iceland.

GLENN: What a dope. This guy's the dumbest man ever on television.

PAT: I don't know how you can say that.

GLENN: You don't know?

PAT: I don't. I don't know how you

GLENN: That's the only example I have.

PAT: Well, there might be others, but

VOICE: 3:00. Thanks so much, Wolf, appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you. Good job on the Situation Room today, as I'm sure you will do.

Up next, ad lib, a tease, that's what it says right here.

GLENN: What a dope.

PAT: But I mean, you couldn't find anything else.


VOICE: Down here we had this big drop. This is about a 9 meter drop.

VOICE: Nine meter drop?

VOICE: Nine meters.

VOICE: What does that mean?

VOICE: Well, it means that the ocean waves are doing something, that we're seeing some changes. It's been going down and

VOICE: By the way, nine meters in English is?

PAT: Still nine meters, Rick, it's still nine meters.

GLENN: Still nine meters. And meters is English.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: What a dope.

PAT: I love it.

GLENN: Anyway, so here's his here's his latest. "If you start going into who's giving money, you gotta go to Rome and start asking where's the money going into Rome." What? And you have to go to the Mormons and ask, what are they doing with their money?" No, I don't know if you get this, Rick. The Catholic church and no renegade part of the Catholic church is flying planes into building.

PAT: Yeah, but remember that group, that band of marauding Mormons? Remember them?

GLENN: They were really

PAT: Remember them?

GLENN: Holy cow, yeah.

PAT: Remember they continued to scream that they would do it again, too?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Remember that?

GLENN: And they were like, yi, yi, yi, yi, yi, no coffee! Oh, that was great!

PAT: Threaten Starbucks? Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Well, they threatened never to walk into a Starbucks because there was really nothing well, the hot cocoa is pretty good. So this Mormon goes in there. But anyway, that's a whole different story. You are onto something, Rick. You are onto something. And when I think of Catholics and Mormons, I normally think of really... bigger words like decent.

PAT: Or Jew.

GLENN: (Laughing). Long words like that.

STU: (Laughing).

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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