Glenn Beck: Free Food!


Food Stamps - they're not just for poor people anymore!

GLENN: I've got to tell you, man, I mean, what's happening here in our own country being orchestrated by these progressives that have wanted to do away with real capitalism forever, that just believe, okay, sure. Communism, socialism fails but not if everybody does it. We can all fail together. They've been trying and they're coming at it from six different ways. You think that you have welfare reform, but the Republican Congress eased the restrictions when they say that, you know, we have the highest food stamps usage ever, I told you, this is bull crap. First of all, they were advertising for them. Second of all, the population has grown, and they have also relieved a lot of the requirements. You don't have to be you don't have to jump through all of the hoops that you had to and they've taken some of the shame out of food stamps. They've taken the shame out of food stamps by giving you a debit card. It looks just like a regular debit card.

Now, a lot of people will say, oh, my gosh, Glenn. You want to shame people that want food stamps? Yeah. I would like to make the free cheese a little painful, yeah. I would like you to have a little embarrassment on the food stamps, the free food. Yeah, I would. I would. I mean, I could just I could come over to your house and serve it to you, but I want people to want to get off of food stamps. I want people to want to get off the government programs. I want people to go, wait a minute. This great state thing, that doesn't really work for me. That's what I would like to happen. Instead, we're going in the opposite direction. You know, let me ask you a question. With your kids, do you do everything with your kids or for your kids or do you at some point let them fail? My son wanted to feed himself, absolutely wanted to feed himself. No, no, no, no. Me do it. Me do it. And he would try to grab the fork before he could even do it. All right. We'll let him. And then when he couldn't do it and he, like, put the fork in his face a few times, then we would help him. And then he once he got, you know, good at doing it, you know, he ate on his own the whole time, until Cheyenne was born and it's weird because I watched this pattern with the other two kids. When Cheyenne was born, then he all of the sudden saw us feeding her and he wanted to be a baby again. Feed me. Feed me. No. You can do it. I can't. Yes, you can. And I didn't feed him. He had to feed himself. He knew how to do it. I wasn't going to treat him like a baby.

I was with a guy this weekend. He's an amazing guy, I just love him. And he has cerebral palsy and we were spending some time on Saturday and he had to tie something and I watched him and I was sitting beside him or right behind him and I saw him there and he had to tie something and he couldn't do it and he started to tie it the second time and it was very difficult and I leaned forward and I was going to say, here, let me help you with that. And then I didn't. And the reason why I didn't is because he can do it and he didn't ask for my help and I wasn't going to say, can I tie that for you, because he doesn't need high help and he also knew he was strong enough to say, will you help me, without any embarrassment. He needs help. Fine. But I wasn't going to lean in and do it and say, can I do that for you because he can do it himself and he wants to do it himself. He takes pride in what he can do himself, he takes pride in who he is. That's why I admire him. Nothing ever stops him. He just does it. If he asks for help, I would be there, but he's the kind of guy that if he really needed the help, he would know that it was there but it would take him a long time to ask for that help, not out of stupid stubbornness. He's not going to put himself in danger, but because he wants to stand on his own 2 feet. That's the attitude that we should have. You want to do it yourself. Now, if somebody asks me for help, I'm going to help them, but if in the course of helping them I realize, wait a minute. They can do it themselves. They're just getting me to do it. That's the last time I help them. I've got better things to do. I've got people who actually need help. My own kids, I'll help them and as soon as, like my son, he says, feed me, help me, and he doesn't need it, I'm going to teach him for his own good, I'm not helping you. You can do it, for his own good. I don't hate my son. I love him and for his own good I'm not going to help him when he doesn't need help. He may want it. He may beg for it, but if he can do it himself or if he needs to struggle to learn how to do it himself, I won't help him and it kills me inside. I mean, how many times have you held your kids and said, oh, just don't grow up. My two kids right now, they're I've got the two teenagers and the two young ones and I hold little ones and I'm, please, don't grow up, don't grow up. I love my teenagers to death, but I wish they wouldn't have grown up. It's fun. It's a whole different thing, but it's just not the same and it's better in some regards. In others, when you're holding those little ones and they need you, it's fantastic and they look at you differently and it's great. But if they were like that all the time, you would be, like, okay. Come on. Are my teenagers are like that? No. Because what's changed is it's not as fun, it's not as I don't know it's not as it's not as peaceful times as it is with a newborn or a young baby, holding that baby. There's nothing like that, but the one thing that a teenager or older kid could give you that a baby can't is that joy of watching them accomplish what they want to accomplish, watching them succeed. Oh, my gosh. There's nothing better than that.

But now our government is teaching do we have the ads? Do we have the ads of this is an actual ad for food stamps. Listen.

(Audio played.)

Glenn: Stop. So I can feed my family right when money's tight. The whole thing sounds like I can go off and on food stamps. It would take an act of God for me to go on food stamps. This one is not so bad because it's Mom. It's Mom. She's got two boys she's raising on her own. She's got two jobs. Okay. Do you have the ad, the other ad from the one where it's the woman the woman says, Hey, we've got food stamps, talking to the neighbor?

(Audio played.)

Glenn: Stop, stop. It is good to know you can get food when you really need it. It is. We should be there for each other. It should be the last resort. I'm really hard on this because my grandfather and my father told me we don't ever take money from the government and so it bothers me. We should be there for each other. I personally think you should be there, churches or whatever, your family, if your family can't do it, great. Go to church. If your church can't do it, got to have another organization. Fine. Last resort. Do you know what food stamps tells me? Food stamps tells me that you have no safety net whatsoever. Food stamps tell me that you need more friends, you need more interaction with organizations. You've got to be involved in an organization that's doing things these for people, so when you hit these tough times, you can be there and they can say, Judy, I know you've been here for us, serving people for a long time. Now it's your turn, because sometimes we all need help.

I mean, do we have our own, I mean, because we need some commercials for food stamps.

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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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