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GLENN: This guy was watching the TV show about three weeks ago? And he's a trainer. And he trained Natalie Portman, he trained Ben Affleck no, not Ben Affleck.

PAT: Matt Damon.

GLENN: Matt Damon, and he's a fan of the show and he's a military guy. And the stories he has told me about having a gym in New York City as a military guy is a nightmare. And he's watching the show and he calls Fox and he says, look, this is who I am; Glenn is dying. I'm watching this guy die on the air. I can't watch him anymore.

STU: And some of the shows are bad but I wouldn't say it would describe them as dying.

GLENN: He said, I need to get him in shape. And so I call him and he checks out, and a really nice guy. And his wife because he was on vacation. His wife started last week because I have some windpower in front of, you know, the Lincoln Memorial in a billion degree weather. I'm thinking I'm going to have a heart attack out there. And so his wife comes and she does Pilates. Now, I've never done Pilates before. I mean, do I look like a Pilates guy?

STU: No.

GLENN: Okay. Ow! Ow! Then he comes this week. Now, he's a military guy. He was in Afghanistan and I mean, he's a military guy. Military guy for three generations of his family. Marine.

PAT: Oh, jeez.

GLENN: So yesterday he trains me two days ago and it was okay. You know, I was hurting, but and I know how to answer people. I'm so stupid, I don't even know how to answer people at gyms. And he said, so how are you feeling. And he said, were you in a lot of pain? And I said, yeah, I was in pain but, not a lot of pain. I said but I felt it, it hurt. And he said, oh, all right. All right.

STU: (Laughing evilly).

GLENN: I know. Drop down and now do 20 push ups. Now, I haven't done any workout since 1991, none, none.

STU: That's a good streak.

GLENN: It's a good streak.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm thinking about going back to it. I do 20 push ups. Then he has me doing 20 marching sit ups. Then I do 20 curls, then I do 20 squats, and now I grab the garbage can and I'm holding the garbage can because I'm going to vomit, and he said, come on, let's go. And I said, okay, what's next? And he said, same thing, 19. I'm like, what? Do the same thing, 19 of each of them.

STU: Push ups, curls.

GLENN: Curls, squats.

STU: You could do that?

GLENN: I could do it for 20. I could barely do it he said, when I did 20, I should I'm not answering this man anymore. He said when I did 20, he said, wow, he said, you really have good genetics. He said, a guy your age and hasn't worked out since 1991 should not have been able to do 20 push ups.

PAT: You should have known that was a Goebbels comment right there.

GLENN: That's what it was. That's what it was. It was, oh, so I can push you. I can really push you.

PAT: We have our ways of making you hurt.

GLENN: So he's so he starts in 20, 19. When we finished 19 and I'm at the garbage can again, he says, come on, come on, we've got to go. And I said, you are not doing 18 next. He dropped it down to 15. Then we did 12. Then we did 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, all the way down.

STU: That's inhuman.

GLENN: That guy I almost fired halfway through. I thought he was killing me. I've never been so close to firing anybody in my life! I'm like, you work for me, man! You are making me vomit? I think I'm going to die? You are killing me. Do you work for Van Jones?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I thought he might be a plant from George Soros. And the only thing that saved his job was I kept thinking to myself, this guy went out and he risked his life for me. He was out fighting and taking bullets. I can't fire him now. Maybe by the end of the week I'll fire him.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I'm just like, it's a nightmare. And then I get home with my wife who works out all the time and she came and she just pokes me in the chest and she's like, hurt here? And I'm like, ow! Yes. Hurt here? Ow! Yes. Good. And I said, no, you don't understand, it really hurt. I haven't worked out since she said, oh, stop your belly aching. I'm like, can I get a little sympathy from somebody, anybody?

STU: That's all you want. You just want sympathy for your sit ups.

GLENN: A little bit of drink of water. That's all I want. Little Glenn, little Glennie, he doesn't have any healthcare. Well, he does.

PAT: 46 years old.

GLENN: Just 46. That's it.

PAT: Hasn't worked out since 1991.

GLENN: That's all that is.

STU: He doesn't have asthma but his respiration seems like he does.

GLENN: I thought the guy was going to kill me. Have you ever worked out like that before?

PAT: Not for a good long time. Not for a long time.

GLENN: I thought to him I said seriously to him, I said, I don't think you understand how out of shape I am. He said, oh, yes, I do. I'm like, no sympathy. Just a marine. "Oh, yes, I do." I said, no, I don't think you may be killing me. I may have a heart attack. And he said, no, you're not. And I said, no, you don't understand. He said, "Yes, I do. Hurry up. 19." I'm like, what?

PAT: I can't believe you could do 20 push ups and then 19 and then 15 and all the way down. I can't believe you did that.

GLENN: It is a nightmare.

PAT: How many is that?

GLENN: I have no idea. He said, you'll be doing 60 in no time. And I'm like, you are going to be thrown out this window in no time.

STU: Not by you.

GLENN: Not by me.

STU: No. erious

GLENN: But Marcus Luttrell will be in town someday and he will throw you out that window, let me tell you that right now.

STU: So, 20 push ups for Glenn Beck is, I would say around 2,000 for the average human being.

GLENN: I mean, I'm not a quitter. I said to him, I'm not a quitter. And I was going to follow it up with, "But." I said, I'm not a quitter. And he said, I know you're not. That's why I'm here. Let's go. I've never been so close I don't quit on anything. I never give up.

STU: Well, actually that's not true. You lasted through two presidents without working out and now you've quit.

GLENN: True.

STU: Not working out.

GLENN: I did quit smoking, too. My gosh, I quit drinking, I quit smoking, I quit swearing.

PAT: You quit being a quitter.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I am picking those things back up. I'm not going to quit!

All right. Let's see. What is what's next on the hit parade that we can hit real quick here, Pat, before we go into the break? What's one of the things we have to hit today that is one of the short topics that we have?

PAT: I think we could definitely talk about Barack Obama not doing what's popular. He's doing what's right. I like that speech.

GLENN: I've got to hear this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There have been times where I've taken positions that surprise people in Washington. All the pundits, they say, boy, you know, what he's doing, it doesn't poll well. I know it doesn't poll well. I've got pollsters. (Laughter).

PAT: That didn't seem like a funny line to me.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But you didn't send me to Washington to do what was popular. (Applause). You sent me to do what was right. That's who we are as a country.

GLENN: That's actually

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are Americans. We do not give up. We do not quit. We do not fear the future. We shape the future.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Okay, look, here's the thing. That's actually true. We don't send people to do what's popular. We send them to do what's right. That is actually true. But we expect them to do what's American.

PAT: Thank you. That was my point is here you are working the socialist jelly in Washington D.C. and all you have to do is say it's not popular, it's right? All you have to do is when Americans wholeheartedly reject the socialism you're shopping to us, all you do is say, "I know it's not popular, it's just right," no, it isn't.

GLENN: No.

PAT: No, it's not right.

GLENN: It's not right with the Constitution, it's not right with the Americans ideals.

PAT: Nope.

GLENN: You know what's not popular? Cutting spending. Cutting, cutting the spending in Washington. That's not what's popular.

PAT: That's what he should be doing.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Everybody would throw a fit if you are cutting spending, but that saves the country. Not socialism. Even the socialist countries are cutting spending.

STU: Yeah, I love that argument, I'm not trying to do what's popular like give away trillions of dollars in free money.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I'm not trying to do stuff like that. I'm not trying to win over the people by handing them free everything.

PAT: Take care of their college tuition.

STU: Right.

PAT: For free.

STU: Right.

PAT: Yeah, those are really, really unpopular things with so many people.

GLENN: No, come on, they are. You know they are.

STU: Giving them thousands and thousands of dollars to buy electric $40,000 cars. Giving them Cash For Clunkers, an entire system just so that they can get brand new cars so we can all be happy in brand new automobiles.

GLENN: That's not popular.

STU: That's not popular. It's not

GLENN: Here's what it is popular with and every, every wannabe third world Banana Republic dictator knows it. You do what's popular with the very lowest end of the economic scale. You go with them because they will take the handout, they want the handout, they want somebody that is their leader. You go to them, you target them. They're not usually Venezuela, they are not the educated. So what happens? I mean, look at the pattern here. He's going for the lowest end of the economic spectrum and then the way he's trying to win his elections for the congress is by just not telling them the truth.

STU: Yeah, don't tell them that it's going to cost more, that it's going to add to the deficit.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And start telling them personal stories about people

GLENN: And then if you think that he's not appealing to the less educated, why would you then say your most important thing to do is to just tell people that it's past.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The educated know that.

STU: We just had an 18 month debate on the topic.

GLENN: It's unbelievable.

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O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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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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