Comrade Update: Nationalized Banks


Comrade Glenn checks in with the latest from the western front...

GLENN: Comrade!

STU: Yes, comrade.

GLENN: Great news from the Western front.

STU: It is great news today, comrade Glenn.

GLENN: We've eradicated first names, comrade.

STU: I know.

GLENN: We're all alike.

STU: We are.

GLENN: Great, great news.

STU: And we all live in concrete buildings with no architectural design.

GLENN: It's fantastic, but everybody has one.

STU: Everybody has one.

GLENN: Because we nationalized all the mortgages.

STU: Oh, comrade.

GLENN: It doesn't get any -- it just -- aye-yi-yi-yi. I want to -- I'll give you two examples. I want to show you this because this is why it's important for you to know what's happening with the economy for a couple of reasons. One, so you can prepare. Just know. Just don't do stupid stuff. Get out of debt, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and prepare. We can survive anything. I firmly believe it. We can survive anything. My concern is we cannot survive -- remember my whole theory is we have Seventies stagflation unless there's downward pressure, massive downward pressure on the table that is holding this little spiderweb of all this greed and debt and everything else, it's all interconnected, it will hold unless there's downward pressure. So what is that downward pressure? Well, I'm beginning to believe that downward pressure is going to come from the Government itself. The downward pressure.

For instance, may I give you -- read this to Stu yesterday and I have been saying this downward pressure thing and Stu's been a skeptic and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. This goes into -- do you remember when I said to you, Stu, 18 months ago or a year ago about Carroll Quigley?

STU: Oh, yeah, you've been talking about him for a long time.

GLENN: And do you remember what the point was on Carroll Quigley on tragedy and hope?

STU: It was more of a war point in that the economies are so tied together, no one would want to attack each other anymore. That was the theory behind it anyway.

GLENN: Correct. Except it doesn't work if?

STU: If there are terrorist groups, there's no flag on the plane.

GLENN: If there he's no flag on the plane, then the whole thing that's set up from the beginning to not get us to go to war with each other falls apart. That's been a theory forever. Well, that is the table theory. Something, downward pressure to push all this stuff down. All these safety things, we'll survive anything unless there's this big downward pressure. At the time that I told you that it was possibly terrorists, look out; if they strike, this would be bad, shoot oil up, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I'm beginning to think it's not necessarily terrorists, and yesterday this op-ed was in. And it's a story against people like me that's a bear. "The bears stampede again. Notes on the latest crisis ever. And it talks about all these people including George Soros who say this is 1929 all over again in the past. And they have said, you know, this is the worst crisis ever, this is the worst crisis ever, this is the worst crisis ever, yada, Y da, yada and we always got through it.

Now, the end of the article says this may be the worst crisis ever because we haven't ever seen these conditions, but there's always periods of hope that are the psychological link that takes us away from fear and panic. Experience in theory show us quite clearly that profit-motivated individuals tend to keep capitalistic economies expanding.

I agree with that. Would you agree with that, Stu?

STU: Oh, absolutely.

GLENN: Fantastic. That's --

STU: It's the basis of anything smart in economics.

GLENN: That's why we will always survive. Everybody always says, CitiBank can't fail, it can't fail, it can't fail, how could it possibly, we can't afford it to fail.

Next line: Profit-motivated individuals tend to keep capitalist economies expanding, while nobody apart from unreformed Marxists or Al-Qaeda terrorists has comparable incentives to push the economy into a prolonged slump or collapse. Except for those two, except for Al-Qaeda terrorists and unreformed Marxists.

Comrade!

STU: Oh, comrade.

GLENN: Comrade, good news from the Western front a couple of weeks ago. Can you tell me what happened to that big bank in Great Britain?

STU: Oh, comrade, they nationalized it!

GLENN: They nationalized it. Comrade, can you tell me about the story that I gave you yesterday about how England was going to be the economic center, it was overtaking Wall Street and London was going to be the financial hub of the world?

STU: Yes, comrade.

GLENN: What happened?

STU: Well, they started putting in the policies that we designed, the motherland.

GLENN: Wait a minute. You also had the mayor of London who has jacked taxes through the roof.

STU: Those policies.

GLENN: By the way, what party is he? He's a socialist!

STU: What a shocker, comrade, one of our own.

GLENN: Great news. So now the people in London, all the big finance people are looking for a new home. They are running away from London. What a surprise, that wouldn't work.

Now, I told you when GM was negotiating, I said, I'll bet you that they're going to try to get the unions to take all of this pension money. The pensions, it will help GM but the unions won't be able to bear this on their back just like GM can't. Nobody can't. And they will try to shove it off to the state. Why is everybody in business so eager for universal healthcare? "Oh, let's get all this healthcare, let's save these pensions." They want it off their back. They're trying to create what they have in the Soviet Union and China, which is this weird nationalized capitalist, communist, weird system that the world has never seen before.

Today in The Wall Street Journal you have, seeing red, the largest unfunded liabilities in public pensions." These are pension funds, exactly what I was talking about. "California pension, $29.1 billion. Illinois teachers, $22 billion. California teachers, $19 billion. Ohio teachers, $14.5 billion. Texas teachers, $12.5. These are the largest unfunded liabilities in public pension plans. This should tell you two things. One: The teachers unions are out of control! But who needed me to say that.

The second thing is how do you fund these? The story goes on to say while all of these states are in trouble, look at New Jersey. "New York Times," by the way, would like you to learn a lesson from New Jersey and maybe raise taxes. All of these cities, all of these states, all of these unfunded promises that we have made, we just had the City of Vallejo, California go bankrupt. They can't afford the, what was it? Was it 10 firemen that they now pay $2 million a year to? 10 firemen? So they have to have a part-time firehouse because the unions went out of control and so now they can't afford any of their services. Well, when these things start to collapse and they start and they say, "We can't pay for it," somebody's going to have to pay for it. Who's going to pay for it? How is that going to happen? Who's going to be there at the end saying, we can't let people suffer."

Comrade!

STU: We're always in the right place at the right time, comrade.

GLENN: Right place at the right time. Boy, this is fantastic. Should we talk politics? Let's look at the people who are running. They've got their arms wide open.

STU: Comrade, they're there to save the people in the Western front.

GLENN: They cannot allow these banks to fail. They cannot allow these pensions to fail. They will not allow the hungry to go unfed or the nonhomeless to go homeless. They'll take care of it. They're there because they love you. And money? Heck, we can always print more.

Legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz has a message for partisans dividing America: "A plague on both your houses." He voted for Hillary Clinton. He endorsed Joe Biden. He's a man who is basically the Forrest Gump of American judicial history.

Look up a big court case over the past few decades, and you'll probably see him standing in the background. He's represented notorious clients like Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and yes, Donald Trump. It's made him a target for both the left and right.

Alan also describes himself as a "civil libertarian," and that's probably why he and Glenn Beck get along despite their opposing political views. His story is like a history lesson, spanning half a century, and it just might be the key to bridging the political divide.

On this week's podcast, Alan explained that while he's a strong defender of the Constitution, he's never been a big fan of the Second Amendment. In the past he's called it absurd and outdated, and even today, he admits that he wouldn't have ingrained it into our Constitution if he was a framer. However, with the whole Bill of Rights under attack, he's now fully in defense of our right to bear arms. Because if the Second Amendment changes, any amendment could be next.

"I'm now a supporter of the Second Amendment. I don't want to change it. I don't want to change one word of it, because I'm afraid that if I get to change the Second Amendment, other people will get to change the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment," Alan said. "So, I am committed to preserving the Bill of Rights, every single word, every comma, and every space between the words."

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Investigative reporter David Steinberg joined the radio program Monday, to explain how a new video may provide enough evidence to begin a FBI investigation into alleged illegal practices by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign.

In the video, which was produced and released by Project Veritas, residents of Omar's community describe campaign teams that not only conduct illegal ballot harvesting practices but also pay people for their blank absentee ballots.

Steinberg told Glenn that, if these charges prove to be true, the federal government could bypass Omar's friend and protector, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Could 2020 be the beginning of the end for Omar's political career?

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Mike Fratantuono is the manager of Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He wrote in the Washington Post's COVID-19 series about the recent, heartbreaking loss of his business, a restaurant that has been in his family for "four generations and counting."

"I know this virus is real, okay? It's real and it's awful. I'm not disputing any of that," Mike wrote. "But our national hysteria is worse. We allowed the virus to take over our economy, our small businesses, our schools, our social lives, our whole quality of life. We surrendered, and now everything is infected."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck reacted to Mike's letter, which he shared in full, adding his hope that those in government are ultimately held responsible for what he called the biggest theft of the Western world.

"This is the biggest theft of, not only money, but of heritage and of hope," Glenn said. "The United States government and many of the states are responsible for this, not you. And hopefully someday soon, we'll return to some semblance of sanity, and those responsible for this theft, this rape of the Western world, will be held responsible."

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We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]