Glenn Beck: Detroit, here we come!

GLENN: I'm so frustrated with these politicians, I'm so frustrated with our system that, you know, I was telling the Insiders that last night my dad writes me and says, did you know that Connecticut is trying to pass a law to make it so you can't homeschool your kids, and I just looked at him and I'm like, you have got to be kidding me. And so I sent the e-mail to one of the researchers of the show and I said, can you check into all of the details on this and find out if this is real. It turns out it's not. It's a thing that goes around all the time and it's not real, at least that's our initial impression. Let's just keep watching it. But I said to Tania, and I read that thing, I read it out loud to Tania and I said, this is it, Tania, this is it. I won't do it anymore. If this state passes a law that says I don't have control over my own children and I can't teach my own children, I'm out. I'm out. We're not moving to New York because New York will be -- we're out. We're going to move some place where the people aren't all insane. And we're going to be able to save what state we can save because New York, when you have 33% of people on Medicaid, 33% of the entire population of New York City is on Medicaid. Why? I already told you that last year, from last year to this year my healthcare for my company went up 47%. It's not like I'm hiring people riddled with cancer. How did it go up 47% in cost for my small business? Now, how does a small business survive that? Then on top of it my insurance guy calls up and says this new thing now, New York also needs this. Pardon me? How much is that going to cost? Well, you can get out of all of it if you just have the state cover it. No, my grandfather told me clearly and so did my dad. We do not take handouts from the state. I don't want the state involved. I'm not taking money from the state, period. But they are intentionally doing it, and city after city, state after state, the entire federal government now, it's almost like they're intentionally trying to make us all Detroit.

I've got a friend in Detroit. Is Dom on the phone? I have a friend in Detroit who is trying to sell his house. That must be fun, huh?

DOM: Yeah. You know, Michigan is a bubbling cauldron of sanity. So you talk about being set up with politicians that are insane.

GLENN: How are you doing it?

DOM: How am I selling the house?

GLENN: No. How are you staying sane? In Michigan of all places.

DOM: You and I talked about this before. I mean, this is home for me. I was born and raised here. It's a good thing I moved away and lived in a few other places and then came back because your view of the world changes and you do realize that the rest of the world is not this screwed up.

GLENN: How much are you selling your house for?

DOM: Right now $269,000.

GLENN: You have a really nice house, too. I mean, any place else in the country it would be way more than that.

DOM: Well, we didn't -- you know, that's actually more than what we paid for it, but I don't know that we're going to see that number anywhere near that number ultimately. But I don't have to -- the good news is I'm in a position where I don't have to sell it right now.

GLENN: So why are you selling it?

DOM: We're downsizing because I have other property up north and we just have too much property and --

GLENN: Oh, I hate when that happens.

DOM: Too much upkeep.

GLENN: Oh, I hate when that happens. I don't know how many people always say, I have too much property. Just -- so anyway, say hi to Lovie for me. How close are you? You are about 40 minutes out of the city, right?

DOM: Yeah, where I live it's an area called Waterford and it's a northwest suburb.

Detroit is lovely, especially this time of year...

GLENN: So I'm reading in the paper, and I had to read it, Stu, how many times? Four times? That the average home price in Detroit, the average home price is $22,000.

DOM: Well, that's within the actual city and that's probably accurate.

GLENN: That's a big city.

DOM: That's within the city of the Detroit. Now, what's bringing down a lot of the averages are the foreclosed homes and also the government auction homes. I was pointing Stu earlier to Waynecounty.gov which is the county site where you can buy some of the drug homes that are now being auctioned off.

GLENN: What do you mean the drug homes?

DOM: Former -- occupied by former drug dealers and so forth the government confiscated and is now auctioning off for nearly pocket change. I mean, you can pick up, you know, a house for $2,000, $3,000.

GLENN: That's a little pricey for Detroit.

DOM: It could be for those homes because you are talking about substantial fire damage, water damage. You know what I mean, there's all kinds of issues.

GLENN: So what is it -- yeah, Stu, go ahead.

STU: I've got the auction site up right now. There is an auction ending in two hours and 20 minutes in, let's see, in Detroit. Let's see. Flanders it's called.

GLENN: Do you know where Flanders is?

DOM: Yeah, that's in a pretty rough part of down.

STU: There's only two hours left and the house is currently selling for $2600.

GLENN: Is it a nice house, Stu?

STU: Well, does have a boarded up front window and a broken top window but it says here it's a solid two-family brick home with -- you just get some income out of the rental income here.

GLENN: How much are the bricks worth? I wonder if we can just sell the bricks.

STU: It's got plaster walls, covered ceilings and archways, custom details including built-in bookcases in the mantle of the fireplace.

DOM: Some of those homes have been -- you know, people have been breaking into them and taking the plumbing because the copper is worth money and so they're taking some of the plumbing and such out of and electrical wiring out of the homes.

GLENN: I'm thinking about, for $2200 I'm thinking about just buying the house and taking out the plumbing and the copper wire and -- I mean, because it's got to be a money-making situation there for -- what's the cheapest you could buy a home for?

DOM: Well, there's some auction -- there's one, if you are looking at the same website, Stu, the one on Trestor for $101. That's the current bid.

GLENN: We've got to be able to get a toilet out of there that's worth more than $100.

DOM: There's twelve days left on the auction. So I have a feeling it will go higher. The ones that are about to expire today within, like, the next two or three hours, the lowest bid is the one on Flanders for $2600.

GLENN: I think that's too much money.

DOM: Probably for that home. I mean, you have a lot of gunfire in those neighborhoods, too, in order to get to the plumbing.

Dan's Home Find


3 Bed, 1 Bath, 1,245 Sq. Ft. - $3900 or just $18/month! The only catch is that the house is located in Detroit...

GLENN: Hang on. Dan's got a house for $3900.

DAN: I just went on Realtor.com and there's a nice looking house, it's got a second story, it's about 1300 square feet and the monthly payment is $18 a month at --

GLENN: $18 a month. We should buy a house and give it away.

DAN: How's Trinity Street?

GLENN: We should buy a house and give it away.

DAN: Got a nice tree in the yard, front porch.

GLENN: A summer house in Detroit.

STU: I love this idea.

GLENN: It's $18. You know what, I'll buy the house, we'll give it away. I want the title away from me as fast as possibly can go. Give you the title of the house. We'll sign it over to the winner. I mean, I'll pay your rent, for the love of Pete. It's $18. Wait a minute.

DOM: I don't think you want to be in that part of town.

GLENN: What?

DOM: I don't think you would want to be in that part of town.

GLENN: I'm not going to be there in that part. I'm giving away a house.

DOM: Why would anyone want that?

DAN: It looks quaint. You are telling me Trinity Street's not quaint?

DOM: It's a pretty rough part of town.

GLENN: It's only $18! It's a house. Hang on just a second. Dom, I mean, you've got to make some tradeoffs at some point.

DAN: And there's big trees in the front yard. I mean, you could probably duck behind that if bullets come.

GLENN: It's $18. How much does it cost, seriously how much does it cost for, like, an 8 by 10 sheet of Kevlar?

STU: Yeah. We could make the whole -- we could surround the whole house with calf letter.

GLENN: You know who would know this? Adam! Adam, ask Adam how much it would cost to put a wall and cover it in Kevlar, from where the bullets are? It's $18 a month!

STU: What if we buy the house and then we give it to the listeners as a timeshare, a Glenn Beck listener timeshare. No, we have to give it to a listener but we have to say, hey, this is only available to Insiders or listeners.

GLENN: Dom, you are in Detroit.

DOM: Until somebody gets shot and then what are we going to do?

GLENN: What are we going to do? Then what we're going to do is we've got a timeshare opening. It's $18. What?


 

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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