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GLENN: I believe that what America needs more of is poetry. I think that

PAT: Only if it's really good, though.

GLENN: Well, no, it's got to be like award winning poetry.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It has to be award winning, social justice, climate poetry.

PAT: That's what it has to be.

GLENN: Yeah. It's not I mean, if it's just any kind of poetry, well, then with

he don't need that. But award winning climate and social justice poetry, there's

nothing like it.

PAT: Preferably given by a, shall we say robust 16 year old girl. That's what I

think

GLENN: Oh, that never happens.

PAT: No.

GLENN: See, you wouldn't happen to have that on tape.

PAT: No, way. Well, wait. Do I?

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Here she comes.

PAT: Here she comes.

GLENN: You go, girl.

PAT: They're egging her on.

STU: She's going to speak truth to power here, I bet.

PAT: Truth to power.

GLENN: Van Jones is in the audience.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: You go, girl.

GLENN: Wait, wait.

VOICE: Broken like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning

jazz band. That was the

PAT: Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

GLENN: You have to hear this from the beginning. You have to really listen to

the audience. The audience

PAT: Great.

GLENN: This is in the Bay Area and Van Jones is there and he's about to award,

you know, for the greatest social justice, environmental movement kind of

poetry. Here she is talking about George Bush. She was 11. She was 11 and when

Katrina happened, and listen to the crowd. Play, can you play it again?

PAT: Yeah.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: She's standing and she's kind of, I don't know if I can do this.

PAT: She's kind of warming into it.

GLENN: Do it, do it.

PAT: Go, girl.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place. And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken

like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

PAT: (Laughing). I love that! Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: That's deep. That is deep.

PAT: Oh.

PAT: She nailed it.

GLENN: Man, she's got it on the ropes now.

PAT: She nailed it.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: The whole situation with that one sentence.

GLENN: Sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: Ooh!

PAT: Ooh.

VOICE: That was the standard number one applied five years ago but it is still

right here acceptable today because (inaudible).

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop, some.

STU: Stop!

PAT: Double helix?

STU: Stop with your double helix! It's so ridiculous.

GLENN: Do we have the, do we have the presentation of the awards from Van Jones?

PAT: I didn't stick around for that.

GLENN: Because she oh, you didn't?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Oh, she won.

PAT: Did she win?

GLENN: She won.

STU: But that was really good, though.

GLENN: But, but, but... he couldn't just pick the top three. Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. No, we had to find the best four.

PAT: How many were there? Four?

GLENN: Yeah!

PAT: All right!

GLENN: And I want you to know you're all winners. You're all winners.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: That's right!

GLENN: No, you're not, Van. They're losers. They lost. They lost. Yeah, you walk

away you're not all winners. Otherwise you'd all get a prize. And only four of

them did, even though only three of them were supposed to. "We just couldn't, we

just, there's not enough slots because you're all winners. "

PAT: I don't think they were expecting the 16 year old to be as good as she was.

STU: Yeah, a drowning jazz band.

PAT: Drowning jazz band thing.

GLENN: That was really, really good. Now here

PAT: And then when she compared abortions to broken levees, that's when I knew

this, this woman is on it.

STU: And, you know, she's come out there and say talk about a helix, we would

all be like, whatever. But when she brought the double helix?

GLENN: She's bringing the double helix to town.

STU: Wow. She got

PAT: She brought it.

STU: She got George W. Bush there.

PAT: She brought it. She's all up in there.

GLENN: Is this video available on The Blaze?

STU: It is.

GLENN: It is? You have to watch this video.

PAT: It's funny.

GLENN: It's on TheBlaze.com. It is especially when you see her doing it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: When you see her doing it, it's a wall of sound. That's what it is. It's

just a wall of sound coming at you.

STU: I just love the self importance of it all. It's just this idea where she's

talking about the San Joaquin Valley and she's just in that, like

GLENN: We feed you!

STU: Yeah, when you're 16 years old, you believe what you think is that

important. You're convinced of it. And just the passion is admirable. It's just

passion toward nothing.

PAT: It's, I think to me it's the best poetry since...

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as, Fever settles on an acid sea. Neptune's bones dissolve.

STU: She is better.

GORE: Snow glides from the mountain. Ice fathers floods for a season. A hard

rain comes quickly. Then dirt is parched. Kindling is placed in the forest for

the lightning’s celebration. Unknown creatures take their leave unmourned.

PAT: Kindling in a double helix.

GORE: Passion seeks heroes and friends, the bell of the city on the hill is

rung. The shepherd cries. The hour of choosing has arrived. Here are your tools.

PAT: Polar bears drown like a drowning jazz band in New Orleans when the levees

break and people get abortions.

GLENN: You know what's funny is when we released the Overton Window and we

released the ad do you have the ad by any chance? When we released the ad for

the Overton Window and it was Rudyard Kipling, they all jumped on the wagon on,

"Oh, this guy's crazy poetry. Glenn Beck's writing crazy poetry." No, it was

Rudyard Kipling.

PAT: And they were also saying it was nonsensical.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It was ridiculous, it was pathetic. Because they thought you wrote it.

STU: Right. So that's their automatic response is to criticize.

GLENN: Automatic, it's ridiculous. Did you listen to the Al Gore poem? It's just

worst.

STU: That really is one of the greatest moments of audio of all time, though.

GLENN: What is it about these elitist snobs?

PAT: Neptune downs in the levees of New Orleans.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: SUVs can't be gassed up. They're drowning in Neptune's tears.

STU: (Laughing). So awful. Such an awful failure.

GLENN: Wait just a second. The Times and everybody else just comes out and just

says, "Oh, Glenn Beck is crazy." Now, let's play these poems back to back here.

Go ahead. Here's Rudyard Kipling.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of man. There are only

four things certain since social progress began. That the dog returns to his

vomit and the sow returns to her mire. And the burnt fool's bandaged finger goes

warbling back to the fire. And then after this is accomplished and the brave new

world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his

sins, as surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the gods of

the copybook headings with terror and slaughter return.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Whew.

GLENN: Okay? And if you know the whole poem, it's unbelievable. Now, here's the

whole poem from Al Gore.

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as fever settles on an acid sea.

GLENN: Neptune's bones dissolve. Now wait. Now, go to the condom chick.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: I'm more entertained by the audience than by her.

PAT: They are. They're good.

GLENN: Yeah! Bring it!

STU: She's better than Gore, though. Even at 16. I think.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California. The southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

required five years ago when I was 11. When it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: Go!

VOICE: And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken like the

wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band. That was

the

GLENN: Stop.

STU: That is awesome.

GLENN: With terror and slaughter returned. (Laughing). This time the gods of the

copybook headings, they are only going to dissolve Neptune's bones.



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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