Glenn Beck: Pentagon believes civil unrest is a threat

GLENN: Now, I've never heard this before and I know we do training for, you

know, a terrorist act or anything else, but I want you to listen to this audio

from CNBC on what the government is doing and what the government is preparing

for. Listen.

TheBlaze: ‘Unified Quest 2011’: Pentagon ‘War Games’ U.S.

Economic Meltdown

VOICE: more and more like an economic Cold War and it's not just a talking point

at the Pentagon. They are planning for real economic threats to America. Eamon

Javers has the latest on the war games that are playing out in some high

councils around your parts. Eamon?

EAMON JAVERS: Hey, Tyler, well, you're right. Ever since the crash of 2008 the

defense intelligence establishment has really been paying a lot of attention to

global markets and how they can serve as a threat to U.S. national security

interests. At one upcoming seminar next month they’re taking a look at a lot of

the issues that might be really familiar to CNBC viewers. Take a look at some of

the Pentagon's key concerns here. They are looking at the use of sovereign

wealth funds to manipulate markets and currencies. They are looking at nation

state economic collapse, sovereign default, a nation state instability, and they

are also worried about U.S. allies' budgets, deficits, and national security

infrastructures. And in the Army they are having a very interesting year long

exercise called Unified Quest 2011. And in that war gaming series, they are

looking at the implications of large scale economic breakdown inside the United

States that would force the Army to keep, quote, domestic order among civil

unrest and force the Army to deal with fragmented global power and drastically

lower budgets, this according to the trade publication And in

October military officials from the Marine Corps War Colleges visited the

trading floor of J.P. Morgan to study markets and the economies. So Tyler, you

can see that all parts of the Pentagon and defense intelligence establishment

are looking at markets and looking at ways they can present a new kind of threat

to the United States. These are the guys whose job it is to think about the very

worst possible things that could happen and they have dreamed up some very scary

scenarios here.

PAT: Like illegal scenarios, like the United States Army keeping control of its

citizenry. That's against the Posse Comitatus Act.

GLENN: No, no, that's what everybody was saying about the

PAT: Border.

GLENN: can't do that on the border.

PAT: I know. When it's pointed the other direction to keep people out, this

would be directed against us apparently in our cities to keep order? No. No.

GLENN: Now so you know, this isn't some crazy, you know this isn't Jesse Ventura

saying this. This is CNBC, which, (whispering). I mean, look at what I think I

talked about, a couple of years ago, my concern was the Bubba effect. Do you

remember? Talked about the Bubba effect. That the government was worried this is

maybe three years ago now. That the government was worried that if something

happened, and they were talking at the time about Islamic extremism, and

somebody, you know, somebody blew up, you know, or slammed planes into the Sears

tower, whatever, and somebody would take it out on somebody else they just

deemed were you know, was a Muslim or a terrorist or whatever and they were

just, you know, some stupid guy doing some stupid action and then the FBI would

have to go and arrest that guy. They were concerned at the time that the

government had squandered its credibility so much that if the FBI came in to

arrest that person that there would be enough people in this country that would

say, you know what, I don't agree with that person what that person did but how

dare you arrest him. Because your guys are the ones who let this thing happen.

You are the guys who turned your a blind eye every step of the way. We knew you

denied it the whole time. And people called the Bubba effect, people standing up

for Bubba who they don't necessarily agree with but they stand up because they

say the government is a bigger enemy. Now you add on top of this I mean, think

about it. If that scenario happened today and, you know, what's his name from

the justice department marches his boys in, the only good thing we have going

for us honestly is I trust the FBI. I don't trust them in Washington, but I

trust the local FBI offices. I think the local FBI could be wrong. I could be

wrong, but I think the local law enforcement and the local FBI offices and our

soldiers, I think they know. I think they know what's going on in this country.

I think our police officers and FBI and ATF, I hope, I hope, maybe I'm maybe I'm

being to Pollyanna, but I hope that they know exactly what's going on and

they've already thought, "If this happens, which side am I on." Because you

Posse Comitatus: You cannot occupy American land. You can't do it.

PAT: No, there's extreme exceptions, you know, like, I mean, massive civil

unrest. And even then, even then you would call in the National Guard, though.


GLENN: National Guard

PAT: It's the National Guard's job to do that. Not, not the U.S. Army. Not the

U.S. Marines. You don't call in the military against the citizens of the U.S.

GLENN: And the reason why we have the National Guard, the reason why this law is

there is because our founders knew if you ever got an oppressive state, if you

ever had people who didn't respect the Constitution at the top, the fastest

thing they could do to take over is create a situation and then have the Army

march into these states. That's why it can only be done by the National Guard.

Because it requires the governors to call up the National Guard. It breaks it up

into 50 different generals, or heads of, you know, commanders in chief, if you

will. 50 other people have to make the decision. It's not the president making

the decision.

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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