Glenn Beck: Why vote for Obama?

GLENN: Putting the radio back into Radio City, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I want to talk to you about Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. He is the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. He says a lot of things that quite frankly are crazy, a lot of things I disagree with, but I want to play this audio of the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and what he says about the American people voting for Barack Obama.

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: They are looking at Barack Obama and saying this is our chance to demonstrate that we have been able to get this boogeyman called race behind us and so they are going to vote for him. You know, whether he has credentials or not, whether he has inexperience, I think all that's out the window.



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GLENN: You know what, I think he's exactly right. I think that's what's going on. I think the media has given this guy a pass six ways to Sunday and they're to the going to do their job. They want him as a candidate. And I believe the media for the most part thinks that America, not New York, not Los Angeles but, you know, those people that just won't learn in the rest of the country. They really, truly believe that we're all racists and that we haven't paid a high enough price yet, and there are a lot of people in the rest of the country that have been convinced by the media or their professors or their textbooks or whatever it is that we're a bad nation, that we haven't atoned for the sins of the past. They are so eager to not be a racist that they will do whatever they have to do just to prove it. Look, see? "I'm not a racist; I'm for Barack Obama." If that's why you're voting for Barack Obama, you're right. You are not a racist; you are a moron. If you vote for him because you agree with his policies, great, but let me just -- may I speak to white America here for a second? Unless you owned slaves, unless you've insisted on separate drinking fountains in your life, unless you're Robert Byrd, unless you're currently wearing a little KKK pointy hat, slavery is not your fault. I know. I know it's crazy to say that. You had nothing to do with slavery.

Now, I'm sure that Barack Obama knows this, you know, because I'm sure there were times that he was listening to the right Reverend Wright as he was maybe reading from the Bible occasionally? I don't know. Do they do that in this church? I know that Barack Obama wasn't listening at the times when anything controversial was said. So maybe he was just listening when he was reading from the scriptures. But I believe you can find in there some place that the sons are not held responsible for the sins of the father. Or in this case our great, great, great, great, great-grandfathers. And in my particular case, a great, great, great, great-grandfather that was living in another country! You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're responsible for the sins that you commit. You're responsible -- if you're a racist now, you're responsible for that. If you're in the KKK, you're responsible. You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're not responsible for the faults of others. You're not responsible to make other people happy, either.

You know, Lincoln said that we have washed the sins of this country with blood. He was right. The blood that was spilled in this land over the Civil War is phenomenal. Nobody has any idea anymore -- because nobody studies history -- nobody has any idea the impact the Civil War had on this country in the cost of treasure, in the cost of cities, in the cost of blood. Nobody has any concept. We've never faced anything like that here in America, nothing like it. We washed the sins of slavery away with blood, and our forefathers, our founding fathers, knew that it was going to happen. Benjamin Franklin talked about it. "The longer we wait on this, the more we hesitate, the more we don't stand up to stop it now and stand up to the businessmen in the South, the more blood that's going to have to be spilled." They knew it. They talked about it. They debated it. They did everything they can to stop it. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was life, liberty and property but our founding fathers, the racists that they were, knew that if they put life, liberty and property in there, the South would say, you can't touch us. In the Declaration of Independence it says "Property." Slaves are property. So they changed it. It amazes me that in our twisted version of America we're living in, that's being inflicted on us, that's being jammed down our throat, in this twisted version of America that we live in right now, I cannot hold my child responsible. I can't hold -- we can't hold somebody responsible for doing poorly on a test. We can't hold them responsible for murdering somebody. "Oh, they're 14." I can't hold them responsible. Barack Obama doesn't want to have them punished with a child. I can't hold my children responsible for their own sexual activity. I can't hold Wall Street or the banks responsible for their own bad business practices. I can't -- God forbid we hold anybody who has a mortgage that they can't meet, God forbid we hold them responsible. Yet today seemingly the only ones who are being held responsible for anything are the people who had nothing to do with slavery and yet somehow or another I'm responsible for slavery, I'm responsible for all the racist things that have happened in this country because of the color of my skin. I'm being held responsible for not only things that I never did but I'm being held responsible for things that I find reprehensible. You know what? I ain't responsible and I'm sick and tired of being told that I am. I'm not responsible. I had nothing to do with it. You have nothing to do with me; I got nothing to do with you on how happy your life is or how successful you are or how much of a failure you are, just like you don't have anything to do with my success or failure.

I try to do the right thing every day; sometimes I make mistakes. You try to do the right thing every day; sometimes you make mistakes. Our country is not some independent entity, although people are trying to make it that. It is supposed to be a direct reflection of us. Our country tries to do the right thing, but we make mistakes. The only thing that I'm responsible for are the choices that I have made. If I'm wearing a pointy little hat and I'm listening to the radio and I'm like, "I can barely hear what he's saying because this pointy little hat's covering my ears," you know what? I'm responsible for that behavior. Just so you know, I'm currently not wearing a pointy little hat, nor have I ever worn a pointy little hat, nor would I ever wear a pointy little hat.

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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