Political correctness is becoming wildly unpopular on all fronts

I'm always fascinated by history. It really is amazing how, if you trace something back far enough, you can get at the root cause for why it exists today. For example, have you ever wondered where the term Political Correctness came from? I'll come back to that in a second.

A recent study called 'Hidden Tribes: A Study of America's Polarized Landscape' was highlighted on Wednesday in The Atlantic. More specifically, how the majority of Americans hate political correctness. 80% of America believes PC is quote, "a problem in our country."

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And the further you break down the numbers, the more revealing it gets. This one won't surprise you. 97% of Conservatives have a serious issue with political correctness. But this one might… The majority of middle of the road Democrats also hate PC. 61% of them to be exact. So the great divide between the middle left and the middle right might actually be closer than you think.

But there's one group in this country that absolutely loves political correctness… Progressives. The study found that 70% of progressives on the Left fully support "politically correct" language. What's amazing is that this small minority within America has successfully dominated the narrative in this country. Think about it. Progressives aren't even the majority on the Left or in the Democratic Party, but they've somehow hypnotized the entire country into believing that everything we say or do has to be looked at through the lense of political correctness.

The youth? 74% hate PC. Asians? 82% hate PC. Hispanics? 87% hate PC. These numbers go all across the board, but progressives - a tiny minority - have got us all following their lead.

"Politically correct" was first coined in the late 1920's, not by progressives… but in the Soviet Union.

And why are progressives so enamored with all that is PC? It's simple. To shut down any kind of debate or public conversation that threatens their agenda. And progressives didn't even invent this strategy, they stole it. And this is where I go back to history. Who did the new American Left steal this strategy from? "Politically correct" was first coined in the late 1920's, not by progressives… but in the Soviet Union. It was used by the Communist Party when anyone that had expressed a pro Capitalist viewpoint needed correction to the party line.

Let's say a member of the politburo was caught reading Adam Smith… that was politically incorrect. Maybe they expressed favor for privatizing a state run business… very politically incorrect. The Marxists knew that these ideas might actually be factually correct, but they were not politically correct.

When you finally raise the progressive curtain and reveal all their secrets, it all begins to make sense.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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