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

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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