Not in this galaxy: 12 classic movies that should be banned by leftist standards

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Hell hath no fury like the left's political correctness and virtue-signaling crusade. And no group has fury quite like the Hollywood left, which is not above retroactively punishing its own for failing to toe the line of 2019-approved morality.

The thing about virtue-signaling and woke culture is that there's always more virtue for you to show off to the world (or at least to your like-minded leftist buds) and there's always additional wokeness you can adopt. Naturally, this field is fraught with slippery slopes and hypocrisy. As we've already seen on TV, YouTube and social media, what is deemed worthy of banning from certain people is perfectly fine for others. Megan Kelly gets bounced for talking about blackface, while fellow Caucasian Jimmy Kimmel used to perform in blackface on The Man Show in the early 2000s and no one gives a rip. In fact, Kimmel is adored. But just because something is insanely illogical never stopped the left before.

Two years ago, a theater in Memphis, Tennessee decided it couldn't go forward with a planned screening of Gone With the Wind. It's just too racially insensitive. Then we had the #MeToo movement, which, following its own logic would have to ban every James Bond movie ever made. And you might remember the outrage last year over a decades-old John Wayne interview. His insensitive comments brought out the usual torches and pitchforks.

The list of classic (and not-so-classic) movies that the left wants to ban is only going to grow. Can you imagine a leftist reassessment of movies like The Producers, Tootsie, or Blazing Saddles? Get ready to see some of your favorite movies “erased from existence" (quick, name that movie!), because if the left really wants to be consistent about its standards, there are problems lurking around almost every cinematic corner.

Here are several movies sure to be coming soon to a banned list near you:

1. Star Wars

#MeToo moments abound. For example, Han Solo repeatedly calls Princess Leia "Princess." The misogyny is strong with that one. Watch

2. It's a Wonderful Life

For its monotheism and blatant use of the insensitive holiday term "Christmas." Watch

3. The Sound of Music

Epitome of white privilege. A family of photogenic white children get to perform whimsical musical numbers, then escape to Switzerland, skipping the horrors of Nazi oppression during World War II. Watch

5. Indiana Jones and the ​Raiders of the Lost Ark

Assumes portions of the Bible are true. Female protagonist seeks protection from male hero when trapped in a viper-filled tomb. For that atrocity alone, this movie is doomed. Watch

6. The Matrix

For its wildly irresponsible lack of gun control. Watch

7. Jaws

Animal cruelty. The "heroes" of this story literally blow up the shark at the end. It doesn't get much crueler than that. Watch

8. Rocky

A white male pummels a black man wearing American flag trunks in the ring. Could it be any more overt in its white supremacist fantasy? Watch

9. Schindler's List

This film is offensive to Holocaust deniers and to those who are convinced President Trump's immigration detention centers are identical to concentration camps. It's also offensive to Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar because it makes a strong case against Jewish persecution. Watch

10. Driving Miss Daisy

The hired driver, a black man, must drive around a well-to-do white lady as if he's an enslaved Uber driver. Enough said. Watch

11. Back to the Future

The entire plot hinges on stereotypes of Middle Eastern terrorists. Watch

12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Troublesome for the title alone because of its lack of moral relativism. And you can't say "Ugly." Maybe if you re-titled it: "The Privileged, the Disadvantaged and the Facially Unique." Watch

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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