Glenn Beck: Bailout Blues

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GLENN: The lead editorial in the New York Times today, how not to prevent foreclosures. I told you that we would have absolutely not a leg to stand on if you didn't stand up and say no bailouts. Listen to this. They are talking about John McCain and how he talked about the economy on Tuesday, blah, blah, blah. The nominee's view of the economy is skewed as is his view of the government's responsibility to protect and help aid its citizens. His suggestion that federal aid might wrongly reward undeserving homeowners sounded both mean spirited and economically naive." Mean spirited, hmmm. Standing up and doing the right thing, taking responsibility for your own. I say it about Bear Stearns. Let them fail.

"And then there's the double standard," quoting the New York Times. "He seemed less concerned about the government helping reckless bankers endorsing its role in preventing the bankruptcy of Bear Stearns." Reckless bankers? There was a run on Bear Stearns but now all of a sudden it's reckless bankers. I'm not throwing the big guys underneath the bus because it's popular. I say throw everybody under the bus. Anybody who had responsibility for it, you know what? Too bad! It's too bad for you. Now they want more regulation. Clinton is saying that they fear a Japanese style recession. Of course there's going to be a Japanese style recession. I'll lay out the comparisons of what -- remember that was a real estate bubble that popped in Japan. They paid way too much money on their real estate. So there was a real estate bubble. It popped; everything contracted. What they did in Japan is exactly what our Fed did here. They said, "Oh, we can get this out," and they opened up the valves. The difference is we're already in debt. The Japanese are not. The Japanese, their problem was they were sitting on their bundles of cash. They saved; we spent. They saved. So they took interest rates and brought them down to zero, they did everything they could. The Yen tanked. They sat there like that for ten years because they couldn't get people to spend money. Those people had money. Where's our money? Where's our money? We don't have any money. We spent the money. The Government doesn't have money. Everybody spent it, and it's bogus money. And as soon as the Fed understands -- they've opened up the valve almost as far as it can. There's another story today here: Busy Fed might need to reload. Concern emerging on hedge holdings and risky securities.

That's the other -- you've got that. You've got the equity in another story. You've got all these things that are like, uh-oh, wait a minute, there's this problem on the horizon. There's no more room for the Fed to open up. Remember the Fed always does two things. They either open up too far, they either overshoot it or they undershoot it. They never get it right. It's either too much or too little. They've opened up this thing almost to the point of no return. When you open up those valves, you start printing money and inflation goes up. You've got to close the valve at some point. At some point there -- because they didn't -- remember they didn't cut the rate entirely. They didn't open it up full bore. They were holding it back because they knew more trouble was coming. So we're going to hold a few, a little bit back and then we'll open it again. At some point they're going to open up that valve and just like you do when you're at summer and the water's off and you're like, oh, jeez, why isn't this working and you open the valve all the way and there's nothing there, when they open that valve up and nothing in the market moves, they're going to know, holy crap, and somebody behind them's going to say, shut the valve, shut the valve, shut the valve! It will be too late. It will mean they've printed too much money. And so how do they repair that? By jacking the interest rates up and shutting that valve down as tight as it can. I don't know what those interest rates will be but then how do you pay for the equity in your house? How do you pay for the equity loan? How do you pay for the mortgage? How do you pay for the variable rate? How does anybody do business in here because they are already sitting on the cash. We're going to make cash more tight? Don't be fooled. Don't be fooled by people telling you, "Oh, everything's okay" because that leads to panic when something goes wrong. Just be prepared. Let everybody else panic. You be prepared and everything will be all right.

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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