On radio this morning, Glenn said this election will be a turning point for the country. It will either be a time of ultimate loss, or the beginning of turning the page. Either way the road will be tough because it is being paved by evil. To illustrate his point, Glenn brought up three entities that are all vying to shape the country and the globe: Frances Fox Piven, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Occupy Wall Street. All three are radicals, and all three are connected by a hatred for the very fabric of America.
Well, yeah, but it’s—yes, we make demands, and inevitably it’s going to be electoral politics that is going to sort of channel the response to those demands. But the point isn’t a dialogue between the movement and guys—mainly guys—running for election, because while they’re running for election, they’re going to promise the sky. There’s no question about that. They’ve done—they do that all the time. Look at all the broken promises in—that follow every election.
So, this doesn’t mean I don’t think electoral politics is important; I think it’s very important. I think the election is very important. I think that we need to re-elect Barack Obama, not because he’s going to respond just because we have a dialogue with him, but we need to re-elect him because he is vulnerable to the kind of momentum pressure leverage that a movement like Strike Debt can exert. He will have to respond, and he won’t be able to respond by calling out the National Guard. We don’t want to elect—we don’t want Romney, a Republican Senate, a Republican House, because they might well respond with repression.
“She’s saying there’s going to be riots on the street,” Glenn explained, “and you don’t want a President that will suppress it.”
Glenn said she is absolutely right and that Obama will be vulnerable to Occupy and similar radical, progressive movements because he agrees with many of their socialist viewpoints.
Glenn reminded that President Obama, in regards to Occupy Wall Street, said, “I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel that we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country, all across Main Street, and yet you’re still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place. So yes, I think people are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”
But Obama is not only sympathetic to the Occupy movement, he has also said he would meet with radical leaders like Ahmadinejad who have threatened America and stood against Israel.
“The notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them ,which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration, is ridiculous,” Obama said while running for office in reference to Iran.
What’s really ridiculous, Glenn said, is the idea that anyone would meet with and legitimize radicals like Ahmadinejad.
Glenn warned that radicals on all fronts – progressives, Islamists, and more – are all working towards the destruction of the United States as we know it. And while a fundamental change is needed, it is not one where America is neutered on the world stage and stripped of all that makes it great, but rather a return to the founding principles and values that have made America great.