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In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare said:

What’s in a name?


That which we call a rose


By any other name would smell as sweet;

That sort of talk may have been true back in 1594 but today, when the Progressives… I mean, Liberals… I mean the Progressives are playing the "name game," it doesn’t smell nearly as sweet. In fact, it stinks. Names have power, and in this case that power is being used to daze and confuse the American people… at least, that’s what they’re trying to do. But not on my watch. Let me get out my bullcrap decoder ring and see if I can help make sense of this.

Photo Courtesy of George LangeYou know I hate the word "Liberal," and that has absolutely nothing to do with what the word means. It has everything to do with how the Left has come to define it!

We get Liberal from the Latin liberalis, which means "of freedom." The notion of being a Liberal was here long before any of the Kennedy boys dirtied their blue blazers running around the compound in Hyannisport. Being a "Liberal" originated in the Age of the Enlightenment, and the "Liberals" of that time celebrated the new enlightened views like the value of written constitutions, free and open elections and free trade. More than anything else, Liberals believed in the unwavering importance of personal liberty. Heck, using these beliefs, I’m a Liberal! You have no idea how hard it was to type that last sentence.

English philosopher John Locke used the belief in Liberalism to further the concept of natural rights and to rally support for the protection of private property and the consent of the governed. Now there’s a Liberal who can have dinner at my table any night of the week. Johnny, we sure could use a thinker like you now.

But then the word Liberal got co-opted and corrupted to mean anything but the protection of personal liberty. Here’s that name game I’m always talking about. Once "we the people" realized that Liberals weren’t do-gooders with flowers in their hair, but instead tax and spending redistributors of wealth with heads full of Socialist beliefs…the word became, shall we say… less popular. So what did the Liberals do? Did they go back to the foundational beliefs behind their name, consider the damage that they’d done to their own country and change their thinking? Of course not. It was way easier to just order new stationery, so they changed their name…to Progressives.

The Progressive movement really got started here in America in the 1920s, and historians agree that some of the early political "successes" that the Progressives had in that time were the establishment of income taxes, increased business regulation and strict minimum-wage laws. What a mess. This is why it’s so important for Americans to know their own history—so we can recognize the dirty tricks for exactly what they are! That ’20s version of "Progressive" doesn’t sound very progressive to me or very Liberal...at least in the Age of Enlightenment, John Locke sense of the word. None other than our old pal Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal delivered the "two," in the one-two punch that the early Progressives landed on America’s jaw, a few years later. We all know how popular FDR and his policies are with me, so let’s move on before I start having a seizure.

No matter what the Clintons or Obamas or other Washington elite want us to believe they are today, being a Progressive was always as bad for America as it is right now. I wish I could say this was only a problem on the left, but Progressivism is the disease for both parties. It is an epidemic sweeping through our country. There are no RINOs —they’re progressives. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a liberal Republican. He is a Progressive Republican. I believe this Progressive movement is designed to eat the Constitution, and when you consider that you realize the stakes in the "name game" could not be higher. We have to judge these Progressives by their actions, not their name, and hold them accountable. Let them think of their next name (maybe I can help—how about CRAPitalism?) elsewhere. Not while sitting in the nice leather chairs in Washington where our freedoms are safeguarded.

It’s always been up to "we the people" to look behind the curtain and see exactly who’s pulling the levers. Today, the great and powerful OZ is the same old variety of tax and spending redistributors of wealth with heads full of Socialist ideas that forever tainted the word Liberal. No matter how you vote or what you believe, you owe it to yourself to be aware of old, failed ideas dressed up in "new" Progressive clothing.

Later in his career, William Shakespeare gave us another great line, this time from Hamlet. He wrote simply that, "Murder will out." The most egregious of crimes cannot stay hidden no matter who commits them or what name they hide behind. Progressives, Liberals or whatever you’re calling yourselves these days, you’d better start reading something other than The New York Times. You’ve got blood on your hands, and we know it.


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Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

Watch the full episode below:

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" below:

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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