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.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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