Paris pandemonium: Here's what happens when people feel ignored

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Do elections REALLY have consequences? One time I sat in the Oval Office speaking to George W. Bush, and he told me not to worry about who sat behind the Resolute Desk. He said ultimately it doesn't matter. He claimed that everyone elected would always be beholden to the same mechanized political restraints—the same restrictions. Hands were tied, and things would continue in the same general direction year after year, administration after administration.

Now on one hand, there's maybe A LITTLE comfort in knowing that if a Bernie Sanders is ever elected, he'd have to deal with that same realization. But on the other, what happens when the public figures all this out and removes their social contract with the government? What happens if Republican voters never get a repeal of Obamacare, spending never gets cut, taxes aren't lowered and they never get a border wall? What happens when progressive Democrats never get single payer, a 15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage or free college? How long before the social contract is burned and chaos hits the streets? Just look at Paris...

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The Paris “Yellow Vest" riots began in mid November as a protest against the radical climate change agenda. The media doesn't report it that way, but that's what it was. This was a stunning rebuke of the climate movement. Macron's gas tax was part of France's version of what Americans like Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are hoping to get done here with their Green New Deal. But the French said NO.

After years of being given empty promises and getting ignored, the French middle class hit the streets IN DROVES. A quarter of a million people showed up to the first riot, burning cars, smashing windows and even attacking police. And those numbers continued this past weekend.

It actually forced President Macron to first delay his fuel tax for six months, and—as of yesterday—fully cancel it. So are the French packing up their Yellow Vests and going home? Not hardly. They're doubling down.

The democratic system in France has lost its social contract with the people. They're tired of being ignored, and they're drawing up a new list of demands. Conservatives are calling for lower taxes and more jobs.

This monster is growing, and it's looking to spread all over Europe.

Liberals, RIOTING SIDE BY SIDE WITH CONSERVATIVES, are calling for smarter taxes and redistribution of wealth. France's largest farmers union has pledged to enter the riots starting Saturday. All the major trucking unions have announced their plans to join as well to protest a cut in overtime rates. Every Frenchman that can don a yellow vest is planning to march this weekend, and nearly everyone has a different complaint… taxes, wages, jobs, immigration. This monster is growing, and it's looking to spread all over Europe.

But this is what ultimately happens when people feel ignored. This is what happens when political promises go empty year after year after year. All it takes is one spark for the powder keg to explode. In most of Europe, that spark was the immigration crisis. As the economy worsened, and progressive policies like the climate agenda made things worse, the social contract ruptured.

Yes, elections DO have consequences. If those that are elected never deliver on their promises, if they ignore the issues that voters care about the most, Paris is the result.

Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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