Glenn Beck: Comrade Update - The Great Depression!

GLENN:  Comrades!

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  Comrade, I have to speak in hushed tones today because I've been out partying all night.

STU:  Vodka, comrade?

GLENN:  Sure, okay.  And my voice is a little sketchy.  So I've got to keep my voice down, but good news from the Western front.

STU:  More good news.

GLENN:  Oh, good news just doesn't stop today.  Today the good news from the Western front is, first of all, our British friends, the paper -- you see it on the front page of the Drudge Report, they have declared that America is in a Great Depression.  Now, comrades, you might think that if you listen to that Glenn Beck program every day that Glenn Beck might get on the air and say, "See, I told you so" but you'd be sadly mistaken.  They're wrong.  We're not in a Great Depression.  We may head for a Great Depression, we may end up in a Great Depression.  I don't know.  But we're certainly not in one.  And their evidence is the good news from the Western front.

This article goes on to say that the reason why they believe we're in the Great Depression is because there are more people getting food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  So people must be starving.  Well, unfortunately, or fortunately for those of us who look for good news from the Western front, the real story behind this is not a sign of Depression but a sign of something else that I have also said is coming, that in three to five years we'll be a full-fledged European socialist style country.  What makes me say something that insane?  Well, food stamps for one, Medicaid the other.  Listen to the stats.  More people are standing in line for food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  Not being reported is that during the last decade, eligibility requirements to obtain food stamps has been relaxed, and for the first time our Government is advertising food stamps.  "Hello, friend.  Do you need food stamps?  I'm Uncle Sam and I'm here to provide that safety net for you."  The cities where food stamps have been advertised, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Raleigh/Durham, Denver, Chicago, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Philadelphia.

Stu, do me a favor.  Run the list of the top 10 cities with illegal aliens in it, will you?

STU:  Sure, I'll look it up.

GLENN:  I'll bet you that New York City maybe, Los Angeles, San Diego, maybe Las Vegas, Albuquerque are in the top 10.  Just check it out for me.

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  And then do me another favor.  Find out the format of these stations.  Find out, run a list of what the format is on these stations that they're advertising.  Find out if they're English-speaking stations.  Find out what they are for me, will you?  The idea here is that we're not only advertising, we are lowering the eligibility.  In New York Mayor Bloomberg restored access to individuals by reversing the rules that Rudy Giuliani put in.  So as soon as Rudy Giuliani left, Bloomberg, who is a frickin' socialist Progressive -- good news, comrades -- he's reversed a lot of the rules.  So during the last seven years, more and more people keep joining.

I told you three weeks ago that now a full one third of everyone who lives here in New York City is on Medicaid.  Good news from the Western front.  The number of city residents receiving food stamps dropped down under Rudy Giuliani to 798,000.  However, Mr. Bloomberg has changed the policies and the food stamp case load went up to 1.1 million by 2004.  I don't have the latest numbers.  City council also enacted legislation over the mayor.  He vetoed it but the city council went ahead anyway and allowed New Yorkers to apply for food stamps online and by fax and made the applications available at soup kitchens.

California pushed for an effort to bring food stamp applications or applicants to apply over the Internet and making the restrictions, narrowing them down and making it easier to get food stamps.  USA Today has done an analysis of 25 major government programs and found that the enrollment in these programs has grown 17% since 2000.  The population of our country, by the way, grew 5%.  Food stamp enrollment climbed from 17.2 million to 25.7 million in 2005.  Congress has made it easier to get food stamps as well.  And they've also changed Medicaid.  Medicaid wants a program for people on welfare broadened dramatically since welfare reform happened in 1996.  Remember when we thought we won?  Just like the Soviet Union, they never went away.  They found a different way to socialize us.  Welfare reform in 1996, Medicaid has been expanded.  It's now aimed at the families of the working poor, especially children.  Medicaid overtook Social Security as the Government's largest social program, and it is now upside down.

So this is the stuff that will lead us to a Great Depression because we will go completely broke and not be able to afford anything, but it is not a sign of the Great Depression.  It is a sign of another prediction coming through and that is we are going to be a full-fledged socialist country within three to five years if we don't wake up.  We've got to wake up to these things. 

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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