Don't buy into the lie. Socialism kills — period.

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In 1979 before the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the exchange rate was 70 Iranian Rials to one U.S. Dollar. Today that number has grown to 119,000 to 1 U.S. Dollar. Iranian currency is in a dramatic death spiral. It's dropped 18 percent in the past two days alone. Annual inflation is now at 221 percent.

And why is this happening now? Primarily due to the threat of U.S. sanctions returning. The first round is set to begin on Monday. The second round, hitting Iran's oil industry, begins in November.

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Iran's economy is collapsing and the sanctions haven't even officially begun yet. Social unrest has been breaking out all over the country. Food and water shortages are pushing people to the brink. Protesters have been heard yelling "Death to Khamenei" rather than "Death to America."

This is what would have happened, had the Obama administration not given Iran a lifeline with the nuke deal. They were at the breaking point, but we decided it was wise to infuse the world's largest state sponsor of terror with billions of dollars.

But let's pivot quickly to another failing state... Venezuela. The IMF just announced that the inflation rate in Venezuela will hit one million percent by the end of the year. I won't even bother telling you what the exchange rate is. Let's just say... it's bad. Fortune magazine reported back in May that the fake currency in the video game World of Warcraft was more valuable than the Bolivar.

So why group Venezuela and Iran together? Yes they're both failing states, but what else do they have in common? You'll never hear a Leftist, or probably even a Democrat, make this admission, but Iran and Venezuela are both examples of a failed socialist experiment. Sure, the revolution in Iran was anti-West, but it was also anti-capitalist. Redistribution and socialist ideology were co-partners with their Islamic ideology. In Iran, the government owns and operates all aspects of the economy. It's state owned and state directed. It's true Islamic socialism.

The fake currency in the video game World of Warcraft was more valuable than the Bolivar.

And, like Venezuela, socialism is killing the country. It's sucking it dry. Iran and Venezuela are two countries with vast amounts of oil reserves. There's no reason why they shouldn't be economic juggernauts.

When the state controls the economy, their people suffer. How many more examples do we need before we finally see the lie that is this new popular wave of American Democratic Socialists?

It doesn't matter how flashy the PR campaign. In the end... socialism kills.

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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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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