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PROGRESSIVE TAKEOVER: City of Austin considering name change -- You already know why

The city of Austin, Texas, is considering a name change as part of an ongoing campaign to rid the state's capital of any association with Confederate-era figures. City officials have proposed renaming Austin because its namesake, Stephen F. Austin, opposed ending slavery.

"This is what the city of Austin is doing? They are just rewriting history," said Glenn Beck on today's show. "Who is oppressed by the name Austin? It's a progressive Utopia. It is becoming the San Francisco of Texas -- thank you California -- and now they're claiming that in this progressive Utopia, they're so oppressed. How?"

Glenn went on to point out the duplicity of today's progressive outrage over slavery in America's history, while completely turning a blind-eye to the fact that slavery still exists today.

"Is it somehow different now?" asked Glenn. "Why are we not today leading the charge to free the slaves that are currently in chains? There are more in bondage today than the entire 400-year period of Western slave-trade combined. What people now say about the founders is just as true about us today.... Hashtags don't count as actually doing something."

Watch the clip above to get Glenn's take.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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