South Africa officially takes the first steps towards something very bad

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Free housing, free college tuition, single payer healthcare, doubling the welfare state AND the minimum wage… does this sound familiar? It's the same platform of any Democratic Socialist candidate here in the United States. Whether it's Bernie Sanders, Ocasio Cortez… and a whole fleet of up and coming rising stars.

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But this platform, as familiar as it may sound, is the same platform as the Economic Freedom Fighters (or EFF) in South Africa. A group of Marxist-Leninists who have now become the third largest political party in the country. Their leader, Julius Malema, has brought the EFF into the spotlight by tapping into populism. He fingered the white man as the answer to all their problems, declaring at a rally back in January:

Go After A White Man... We Are Cutting The Throat Of Whiteness!

The EFF's numbers and popularity have grown so large that they were able to force the African National Congress to begin seizing land owned by white farmers and redistributing it to black South Africans. That policy has already begun. The new law states that white farmers will be offered market value for their land by the government. If they turn it down, the land will be seized anyway. Recently, a white family was shocked to find out that the government was only offering a TENTH of what their farm was worth. It was obviously a slap in the face. After turning it down, they received this letter:

Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm's keys to the state.

This farm is just the first of many. A report earlier this month showed that 139 white owned farms have been targeted for seizure. What happens if farmers refuse to leave their land? These are the moments right before catastrophe, and it all began with a small group of Marxists that were able to capture the national spotlight by harnessing hatred.

We don't have land redistribution here… yet.

We don't have land redistribution here… yet. But the rise of Marxism in South Africa should sound uncomfortably familiar. Look at what the new left is doing and saying. They're categorizing each of us into groups and identities and turning us against one another. Social class against social class, race against race, gender against gender… today's "social justice" is the undercover name for yesterday's "bourgeoisie/proletariat workers revolution." It's Marxism coming from the flank rather than straight ahead.

You'll never hear this from a Democratic Socialist, but heed this warning. Marxism leads to violence EVERY TIME. Pray for the people of South Africa, but also pray that we don't fall as far off the cliff as they did.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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