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.

Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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