Liberal Fascism

GLENN: Let's go to a story out of Arizona now. You know, Arizona on January 1st passed a new law that if you knowingly hire illegal immigrants, they are going to fine the bat crap out of you. Basic will you they are going to shut you down. They are going to put you out of business. Good. Good, good, good, good, good. How long have we been saying that? Shut the spigot off. Stop with the magnet that is drawing people across the border, and those are jobs, illegal jobs. And if you knowingly hire illegals, you should be severely fired. Well, they passed this law in Arizona and now what has happened in Arizona is unbeknownst to a lot of Arizona lawmakers, apparently we found out yesterday, they didn't know that Mexican lawmakers came across legally, came across our border and sat down with Arizona lawmakers and had a discussion on, gosh, we can't afford these people to come back. If you enforce this law, those illegal immigrants are going to come back across the border. And I'm not kidding you, this is what Mexico said to Arizona lawmakers. "We can't afford the schools, we can't afford the hospitals, we can't afford the jobs. These people are going to starve."

Well, you know what, we can't afford the schools, we can't afford the hospitals. Our hospitals are shutting down. Have you been to an emergency room lately? We can't afford it, either. So we tried and tried to get somebody from Arizona, one of the lawmakers from Arizona on this yesterday for television. A lot of the lawmakers said, really? Oh, that didn't happen. Yeah, it did. Happened in your capitol. Really? We finally got one lawmaker who was in the meeting. He happened to be a guy who's also vehemently opposed to this law. I knew blood would shoot out of my eyes but I didn't know this guy would play every card he could from the get-go. Listen to this exchange from last night's TV show.



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Ben Miranda is from Arizona who attended the meeting with Mexican legislators and he doesn't like the law. So I know, Ben, we're going to have a grand old time. You were at the meeting, what were the purpose of the meeting, who was there, what happened?

VOICE: First of all I think it's a multitude of issues that were covered. By the way, Glenn, it wasn't a protest and also it was simply to open up dialogue, so two neighboring states could exchange views, opinions.

GLENN: Ben, do you work for the United States of America and the State of Arizona?

VOICE: Not only that, I'm a Vietnam veteran.

GLENN: Thank you for your service, sir.

VOICE: I came back from Vietnam. When I got back, it was Barry Goldwater who gave me the bronze star.

GLENN: Good for you. Don't tell me about how Mexico can't handle the jobs, the housing, the schools or the hospitals because you know what, we can't, either.

VOICE: Well, Glenn, don't tell me I'm not a patriot.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Stop, stop. Stop. Stop. Did I, at any point, say that he wasn't a patriot? How did it go from, don't tell me that they can't afford it when we can't. "Don't you call me un-American." I didn't call you un-American. I mean, it makes as much sense as a brand-new key! No, I take it back. This makes more sense than what he just did! Stop. Stop, stop. Stop. This, you know what, if you're still sane in eight minutes, it will be a miracle. Here's the rest of the interview.

This country you work for, ours is the priority.

VOICE: I'm a patriot and I work for the United States of America and I tell you there's nothing wrong with dialogue, Glenn. Let me tell you when Gorbachev came here, when Kruschev came here, there was nothing --

GLENN: Can we stop the rhetoric? Let's stop the rhetoric. We can talk all you want. Stop the rhetoric. Excuse me. I get it. America gets it. Talk all you want.

VOICE: Okay.

GLENN: Don't tell me that you care about how Mexico can't afford the schools and the hospitals.

VOICE: Absolutely, absolutely.

GLENN: Excuse me, and we can't, either. So it's a priority, Ben. Which one is it going to be?

VOICE: I care about this country because I served this country, I defended this country. I defended you.

GLENN: Did you get the bronze star from Goldwater?

VOICE: Absolutely, absolutely. And Glenn, let me ask you. Are you a veteran? Are you a veteran?

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Is my opinion worth less because I'm not a vet?

VOICE: No, it's not. But let me tell you when someone implies that because of who I am, because of the fact that I'm willing to have dialogue with people from a foreign country.

GLENN: This is exactly what's happening --.

Stop just a second. Stop just a second. This guy's Hispanic. Now he's also just called me a racist, "Because of who I am." Now he's implied that I have only said this because he's Hispanic. A little melody.

(Song playing.)

GLENN: Stop. This is exactly what Jonah Goldberg talks about in his book, Liberal Fascism, that you've got to read. This is exactly what he talks about. This is fascism. This is Liberal Fascism. Want to have a conversation. While he's saying it's important to have a dialogue, he will not have a dialogue with me. He calls, says that I am calling him unAmerican, he says that I say that he's not a patriot, he says that I'm calling into question his patriotism because of who he is. So in other words, I'm a racist. But he will not talk to me about our own healthcare system, our own schools. And what is the priority? Arizona schools, Arizona hospitals, or Mexican hospitals and Mexican schools, boats on a cruise ship, because you can't put too many people into too few lifeboats. The lifeboats sink!

If we are the United States of America and we are Mexico's lifeboat, there are only so many we can put into this lifeboat before it sinks. And then what happens? Then everybody's drowning. At some point you have to kick the boats away from the other ship that's going down and say, sorry, we can't take any more. We'll come back when we have more boats.

I don't understand it. Is there any more left of this agonizing interview, Dan?

GLENN: Obama and Hillary Clinton right now. All it is is rhetoric coming from you.

VOICE: Who's Hillary here then.

GLENN: Pardon me?

VOICE: Who's Hillary here? What I'm saying is listen --

GLENN: You're Hillary. You're crying racism and un-American and everything else. I'm not.

VOICE: By the way, she's going to make a great President but that's beside that. All I'm asking for is dialogue with a foreign country, Glenn. That's all I'm asking.

GLENN: That's great, Ben, thank you very much and you've had it with me. Appreciate it.

VOICE: You're most welcome.

GLENN: Thank you for telling me about the bronze star. I sincerely mean it, sir, thank you for your service. Now I'd like some updated service and help us out of this situation while these people across our border are bleeding us dry.

(Song playing.)

GLENN: You know what, Dan, this one's not appropriate. You've got to go back to the other one. You've got to go back to the other one. After that guy, you've got to go back to the other one.

(Soviet Union national anthem playing.)

GLENN: You will conform. You will help everybody out. You will surrender your riches to the masses. You will step in line. You will support the United Nations. You will not question global warming.

What happened to our country? I want to go back to the 1970s where we all universally hated our President, for good reason! But we loved our country and we had some faith that the pinheads in Washington were not all dirty. You know what, I know that everybody in this country -- well, I can't say that. There's Michael Moore. Everybody except Michael Moore... and Sean Penn... loves this country. Jeez, now I'm making a list of how many people. All right, the majority of people love this country. There are those that are so misguided on what our country was founded on. Our country was founded on the individual. Our country was founded on individuals helping other individuals, not the Government doing it, not the Government saying, that's not fair; you better not do that. Individuals allowed to fail and individuals allowed to rise up.

We were founded as a country that was going to be a beacon. We are not a beacon because we're being told to turn down our frickin' lights because we're blinding everybody else in the world. Because they can't get their act together. Well, I got news for you, gang. We don't have to switch to fluorescent lights. We're not going to be able to afford the electricity soon because they're tying us all together. 

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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