Van Jones: What I learned in the White House

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GLENN: Let me play a little bit more of what Van Jones said. He was talking

about being in the White House and the things he learned, and he just said that,

you know, people like me with my political views don't get into the White House.

The question that remains unanswered is the question that I said the day after

they fired him: No, don't fire him, I didn't want to fire him. I want to know,

how did he get into the White House! And he's now admitting that, that people

like me don't get into the White House. Now listen.

VAN JONES: and in airplanes, maybe going to Colorado or some place where you've

got a lot of turbulence and you just hope that somebody in the cockpit knows

what they're doing. I was in a cockpit for six months. I got a chance to see

close up, very clearly, the amount of peril the country is in, the challenges

that we're facing. I got a chance to learn that nobody in Washington D.C. has

all the power that they want, including the president, and that there are

informal systems of power that operate. And they operate along racial and other

lines. And we have to be much more sophisticated now. See, we did everything

right. We had six years of one party, authoritarian rule in this country from

2000 2006, and the people in this room did everything right.

GLENN: This is critical. Listen to this.

VAN JONES: We got 60 votes in the Senate, we got Speaker Pelosi, not some

rightwing Democrat speaker Pelosi and

GLENN: Stop. Stop. You hear that? We did everything right. We got the president

in and we got Nancy Pelosi as our Speaker. Not some rightwing Democrat as the

speaker. So his spectrum of political thought is so broad, it goes from the uber

left to the middle left. It doesn't even go to the right left. It doesn't get to

the you ready? Rightwing Democrat. Which, the ones who sold the country out for

healthcare, those rightwing crazies? Which rightwing Democrats did we have? So

he thinks the rightwing of the Democratic Party is extreme. What do you what do

you think he thinks of the Tea Party? It's extreme. Not like extreme, "Oh,

they're bad for the country." No, no. What do you think he thinks of people like

me? Not just he disagrees with the policies. Now, here comes the real part.

VAN JONES: Barack Obama elected president. We did everything right. So standing

flat footed January 2009, everything that we were taught to do we had done and

been successful. And here we are less than 24 months later and most people feel

like the hope bubble burst a long time ago.

GLENN: Here it is.

VAN JONES: Because there's other systems of power that we were not taking

seriously, and they have to do with the media, they have to do with the racial

discourse in the media. And that's the next frontier.

PAT: The media is the next frontier.

GLENN: No, no. No, the media, and do you have the Al Sharpton audio?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: The media and the racial, what did he call it, the racial what of the

media? Approach of the media or whatever. So in other words, what he's saying is

the media is a problem, and the way race is used by the media is a problem. So

that's the next frontier. To use race to shut down the media. Listen.

SHARPTON: We're going to Washington next week to meet with FCC. We're also going

to unveil a petition that we're going to challenge members of congress and the

Senate to sign onto and release on national action network's website who signs

on, who doesn't or who ducks. Because it's very important

PAT: Listen to this.

SHARPTON: for federal officials to take a position not necessarily just on

Limbaugh but on whether or not they agree that anything, whether you are doing

it explicitly or implicitly, against people based on race or gender should be

allowed on federally regulated airwaves.

GLENN: Stop. It is not a coincidence.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Look, the left is very, very good. The right, who do we have? Really who

do we have? We have Ron Paul. He's on the he's on the extreme libertarian side,

who I agree with more and more every day. You have that can really make an

impact. You have Sarah Palin. You have me. You have Rush Limbaugh. Michele

Bachmann. But we're not coordinated. These guys are coordinated.

PAT: You can tell in their language. Listen to them.

GLENN: Exactly.

PAT: They are all saying the same thing.

GLENN: Exactly what they're saying. And you have WikiLeaks being coordinated as

well. They're revolutionaries. This is very well thought out. A genius without a

plan will be beaten every time by an idiot with one. They have a plan. They can

say one thing. It's a solar flare. I'm a solar flare. I'm the same flare coming

out all the time saying this. Why don't people believe me? Because you're not

hearing it from several sources. So I'm a solar flare and they're like, "You

look up and you see that solar flare and you're like, what the heck happened to

the sun." Solar flare. Now, if that it's just that one solar flare going out all

the time, it appears that the sun is unstable. That's why they have coordinated

this movement. One will say it, then someone else will say it, then someone else

will say it, then someone else will say it. That way no one looks unstable.

Haven't you noticed that's what they try to say about me? Oh, he's unstable.

He's unstable. Isolate. Saul Alinsky. Isolate. Why? See, they look unstable.



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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