Big gov libs--who made it without government help

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GLENN: All of these people, Michelle Obama, she was whining on television the other day that, "I'm 40. I'm in my 40s and we're just now paying off our student loans. That's just not right." You went to Princeton and Harvard! (Sobbing). Let me cry you a river. You went to Princeton and Harvard! I mean, you would have your state college paid out, you know, it would be all done by now. You would have, you know, New Haven state -- what is it? Greater New Haven State Technical College, you wanted to go to beauty school, it would be covered by now. You went to Princeton and Harvard! Oh, my goodness, what a cross you've had to bear.

Hillary Clinton, "I just can't make it." John Edwards, "I'm the son of a mail worker. Why? Why are there children without faces now? Why don't we care?" We do care! You show me a kid without a face, I'm going to go help raise faces for him, okay? I don't think the government should be in the business of making faces for children. I'll go and help raise faces. I'll have a telethon or radiothon or fundraiser. I'll go door to door for children. "Hi, my name's Glenn Beck and I just found out about little Sally Muckenfutch without a face and I'm raising spare faces. Do you have a spare face that you'd like to..." I'll just go to politicians' houses. I know you've got an extra face!

It's so bogus. Instead of taking their own experiences and building America up, they take their own experiences, dismiss them and then tear America down, instead of saying, look what can be done, look what can be done. They don't do that. I mean, let me give you an example, may I? May I give you an example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born the son of a textile millworker, his father and his mother, his mother worked as a postal letter carrier. After being a star athlete in high school, he's the first person in his family to ever attend college. He studied hard and graduated with high honors. After law school he clerked for a federal judge and later became an associate at a Nashville law firm doing trial work. After transferring jobs and moving to North Carolina, he was assigned work on a seemingly unwinnable case. The firm had only accepted it as a favor to a state senator. An attorney who didn't want to keep it passed it to him. He took that unwinnable case and won $3.7 million in a malpractice verdict on behalf of his client. He went on to represent many, many, many, many, many clients and win many, many, many, many millions and millions and millions of dollars. He later became a senator and even ran for President. Senator John Edwards is yet another liberal self-made true American success story. How many times did the Government step in and save the day for the Edwards family? Exactly zero.

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: You know what? Hang on, hang on, hang on. May I give you one more example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: He never knew his father. Just three months before his birth, the traveling salesman dad was killed in a car accident. His mom decided she needed to get an education. So she left the young baby with her parents. She went off to pursue a nursing degree. Mom remarried and unfortunately his stepdad was a drunk who liked to gamble, also liked to abuse mom. He focused his frustration and energy towards reading. He became a big, big reader. He was very active as a student leader in high school. He was also a musician. He nearly chose the life of a musician but decided instead to pursue his education. Because of his hard work and success in school, he was awarded scholarships to attend college, for his family couldn't afford it on their own. After graduating, he worked as an intern for a United States senator who was also a Rhodes scholar and helped him become a Rhodes scholar. He studied at Oxford University. He later got a law degree from Yale. He remained active in politics and eventually became governor of Arkansas and finally the President of the United States. This young man who never knew his father, for his dad died three months before his birth. He was a traveling salesman. Mom had to go back to school. She married a drunk who gambled and beat her, yet William Jefferson Clinton overcame all of the odds and became the President of the United States. Gee, another American success story with the government stepping in to help William Jefferson Clinton exactly how many times? Zero!

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: I just don't get it.

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born in the Midwest, the son of a secretary and an automotive assembly line worker, he and his family didn't have much but he was active in a student newspaper in the drama club. After high school he went on to college. It lasted a couple of years before dropping out and going to work at one of the automotive plants his dad used to work at. While he was working there, he also began working in his spare time as a writer and created a weekly magazine that covered local news. He kept working both jobs and the magazine did well and he was able to expand to cover statewide news. Eventually he quit working at the automotive plant altogether and was hired as an editor of a political magazine. Well, let's just say he had a few philosophical differences on a few issues with this magazine and he was fired from the job as an editor, but he did the John Edwards thing and he went to court. He contested his firing, eventually settled out of court for $58,000. He used that seed money to create a movie, his first feature film. From there he went on to become a multimillion dollar filmmaker with his own jet, I understand, and a place right here in New York City on Central Park. He's won Oscar awards. It all started with Roger and Me. Michael Moore, a self-made socialist liberal. Not only did Michael Moore do it himself, not one time in Michael Moore's life did the government step in and give him any sort of grant or leg up. From college dropout to auto assembly line worker to Oscar winning multimillionaire filmmaker Michael Moore, yet another true American success story. But Michael Moore will tell you you can't do it. The Progressive movement has to teach you that you can't do it, that capitalism is evil, that corporations are evil. They will tell you also that the government is all screwed up but they can make it bigger, especially really wonderful if they combine that bigger government with nationalized industry. If they could just take over business through government, why, then, we would all have an opportunity to make it. No thanks. I like it the way it is, based on my hard work.

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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