Apocalypse Later: Net neutrality was the end of the world, but was the Left ever in danger?

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How are you dealing with the apocalypse? Is it as terrifying for you as you imagined? Have the planes fallen from the sky? Have the skyscrapers fallen over like dead trees? Are people resorting to cannibalism or, worse, capitalism?

Those are the words of your average leftist fatalist. They think the apocalypse happened on December 14, 2017, when the FCC repealed net neutrality—they didn't realize that the apocalypse did not in fact happen because they've bunkered themselves into a safe room and pulled their Women's March beanie over their eyes.

Flashback: People Are Freaking out Over Net Neutrality. What Should I Know?

I'm only slightly joking, too. If you used the internet in November and December of last year, especially social media platforms like Twitter or Reddit, you were inundated with alarmist rhetoric about how repealing net neutrality would be a death blow to modern civilization—for a solid month, the entirety of Reddit was full of these appeals. The ACLU warned the repeal could lead to "erosion of the biggest free speech platform the world has ever known."

Net neutrality was one of Obama's supposed achievements. It would ensure that the internet remained free and open…by being regulated by the government. When net neutrality was repealed, it was like Trump being elected all over again—how were they ever going to get their DRUMPF BAD cartoons ever again! Then there was Kavanaugh! And tax cuts! Guys, it's been a tough few years for them. They can't handle this much American greatness. Go easy on them. Or at least wait, don't ask them to start acting like adults until after their daily naptime and their apple juice in a sippy cup.

The ultimate irony is that people on the left can complain about internet censorship at all.

The ultimate irony is that people on the left can complain about internet censorship at all. Their voices aren't being silenced online, but conservative voices are. Just ask Ben Shapiro or Dave Rubin, who regularly have their videos de-monetized by YouTube for expressing "controversial content." Here's Dave Rubin's on-point take on the matter:



Imagine what would happen if YouTube did the same to The Young Turks or Linda Sarsour. Well, actually, I know what the left would have to say about it. They'd see it as the end of all mankind. The apocalypse, for real this time.

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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