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Glenn Beck on Big Tech Crackdown: "This Is The Digital Ghetto"

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Glenn Beck appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Tuesday to discuss Big Tech censorship and the people who cheer on the crack down on free expression.


TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: As noted, you own a media company. So, you're coming on and talking about the tech companies at some risk to yourself. I -- I assume you use Amazon Web Services -- everybody else does. I have. So, from your perspective, what's the risk here from these companies?

GLENN BECK, THE BLAZE: This is the reason why I built The Blaze in the first place is because I saw this coming.

It -- between the political upheaval and quite honestly the technological upheaval that is coming that is going to displace so many people, the government and high-tech need each other. So, this, with the implosion of trust, they have to join hands.

And it's extraordinarily dangerous. It's the kind of stuff, quite honestly, that leads to this.

These are two wooden shoes, Japanese shoes worn by an American citizen. Her name was Rio Soto. She lived in -- in San Francisco. She lost all of her rights, as did all of the Japanese. And they did it because of fear.

FDR was afraid the Japanese had infiltrated the West Coast even though the Pentagon said it wasn't true. He knew better. And so he pushed through his policies.

And we made one of the -- one of the biggest mistakes of the 20th century by taking our own citizens -- and listen to this -- confiscating their wealth, making sure they couldn't work, shutting them down, and then putting them in camps.

Tucker, this is the road we're on again. And it's not right if it's the left or the right that is doing it. It's absolutely un-American.

CARLSON: That's right.

BECK: You can't have freedom of speech if you can't have -- if you can't express yourself in a meaningful place.

This is -- this is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall. They would put them in the Ghetto. Well, this is the digital ghetto. "You -- you can talk all you want. Jews, you do whatever you want behind the wall."

Well, that's not meaningful. And that's where we are.

That's where millions of Americans will be.

And again, it's not to compare it to the Germans. It is not to do anything but warn if you don't stand up for free speech, you will be the one that loses it as well.
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