Cass Sunstein once again proves to be the most dangerous man in America

Just in case you had forgotten what earned former Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein the title of “most dangerous man in America,” Glenn shared the frightening ‘nudge’ topic Sunstein wrote about in his most recent column for Bloomberg View. In an op-ed entitled “Open Brain, Insert Ideology,” Sunstein cites a study of reforms to the Chinese education system that seemingly proves curriculums can be “explicitly designed to transform students’ political views.” Sunstein goes on to question whether such reforms could be effective in the United States.

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“There is a reason that I have called Cass Sunstein the most dangerous man in America,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

ProgressivesToday.com, the website co-founded by Kyle Olsen, the co-author of Glenn’s latest book Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education, was the first to draw attention to the spooky article from the Nudge author.

Sunstein begins the article wondering what would happen if a government began a program with the explicit goal of indoctrination students:

Suppose that an authoritarian government decides to embark on a program of curricular reform, with the explicit goal of indoctrinating the nation’s high school students. Suppose that it wants to change the curriculum to teach students that their government is good and trustworthy, that their system is democratic and committed to the rule of law, and that free markets are a big problem.

Will such a government succeed? Or will high school students simply roll their eyes?

Questions of this kind have long been debated, but without the benefit of reliable evidence. New research, from Davide Cantoni of the University of Munich and several co-authors, shows that recent curricular reforms in China, explicitly designed to transform students’ political views, have mostly worked. The findings offer remarkable evidence about the potential influence of the high school curriculum on what students end up thinking — and they give us some important insights into contemporary China as well.

He goes on to explain that the indoctrination program began in 2001 when the country made “significant changes in the textbooks used by students in grades 10, 11 and 12.” Ultimately, Sunstein questions whether such a program could produce similar outcomes in a non-authoritarian country.

Is this conclusion limited to authoritarian nations? In a democratic country with a flourishing civil society, a high degree of pluralism, and ample room for disagreement and dissent — like the U.S. — it may well be harder to use the curriculum to change the political views of young people. But even in such societies, high schools probably have a significant ability to move students toward what they consider “a correct worldview, a correct view on life, and a correct value system.” That’s an opportunity, to be sure, but it is also a warning.

“It is absolutely incredible that nobody on the left seems to have a problem with the indoctrination of our children. And Cass Sunstein, who is the architect of this nightmare, is coming out and saying, ‘Hey, look what China is doing.’ Since when do we think this is a good idea to indoctrinate our children,” Glenn asked. “For the controlist, compulsory government, schooling is the prime place to teach naive students to love the state, despise capitalism, and make the individual secondary to the collective.”

Read Sunstein’s entire article HERE.

  • Boo Radley

    Lay off the drugs dude!

  • Rd

    You’re losing it Glenn…sad to see. I really enjoyed your program. You gave news that no one else would even talk about. Now its like your whistling in the wind. I hope you surprise us, I really do.

  • Guest

    Good god- thank you so much.
    This one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. And recorded.

  • tho_as

    RD, that’s OK, just stay sitting in the corner as long as your bong is operating. No problem, they will take care of your neighbors indoctrination. duh uh

  • Stephen Peele

    God is bigger than the evil people who try and do evil…what we need to do is spiritual warfare in a bigger way now than ever.

  • tho_as

    Wow, you can’t get any closer to brainwashing a nation and using them to promote what you indoctrinated them with. Now you can rule whatever because you have all the citizens agreeing with what your plans are. This groundwork has been laid with this administration, czars and leadership under Obama and another Clinton dynasty. The movie will be out soon, coming to your local public school.

  • Savage65

    In the 60s, the hippies questioned authority. The nation needs to question ALL authority now. Your government, your church leaders, your education system. Everything. Wake up America.

  • Lucy Farrah DeMonique

    It’s too late; there’s nothing we can do.

  • Anonymous

    The belief in their own deity is pretty much standard fair for many of those in the prog academic circles Obama hangs in.

  • Winston

    But we still need to bring the gospel to these numb followers. They are inspired by satan who controls these Luciferian elites.

  • Peter Wiggin

    ..yep…those hippies ARE the authorities!

  • Winston

    I hope people see this for what it truly is. Research. This battle is spiritual not secular.

  • Steve Armstrong

    you nailed it Peter. the hippies are in charge and everyone is falling apart.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, No one with any serious power can stop the progressives. Creeping progressivism isn’t undone when we elect Republicans or conservatives. We have gutless elected officials on both sides. Our solid conservatives are all too often expressing the most obviously crazy ideas, leading to leftist getting elected. I watch people like our failed senate candidates across the nation say off the wall ideas, and promptly crash in the polls. Turning victory into defeat is our specialty.

  • Anonymous

    “don’t trust anyone over 30″, remember that? now they are the ones over 30 and expect us to believe and trust everything they say.

  • jackw97224

    Here is hoping Sunstein drops dead immediately! What a total criminal commie/socialist filthy liar.

  • Deborah Hallsted

    I read that the “nudge” theory was discussed at the WH quite some time ago. As I understand it, they also spoke of adults, and how they can be influenced to accept liberalist patterns of thinking, and one way mentioned was tv media. I think it’s completely possible. One example of how it’s already being implemented, whether officially or not, is how differently gay issues are regarded. Biden stated “all we know about gays and same sex marriage we learned from Will and Grace”. Less than ten years ago all but one state voted against same sex marriage, yet now statistics show a huge increase in voter support, even in Utah. Every tv show I’ve watched has at least in one program treated gays as persecuted and promoted their lifestyle choices. Our culture has literally been changed by mainstream media. And it would probably be hard to find teens that don’t support same-sex unions. Rare would be the student who didn’t rely on religious teachings to oppose it, and a secular rational discussion of its detrimental repercussions to our society would be impossible. We know Hollywood actually held a conference to discuss how healthcare/ Ocare could be promoted in film and tv. So taking it a step further to imagine the WH, the most ultra left anti-American administration in history would embrace “nudge” is not far- fetched at all. They have seen it work. And anyone who has actually bothered to read Dr. Emmanuels terrifying “Goebbles”esque position on “healthcare”, recalling that he is the main author of Ocare, could believe O’s admin would enthusiastically embrace the “nudge” plan.

  • JayTee

    Demographic changes in our society make us more vulnerable to dangerous indoctrination. I’ve always said, as soon as the predators and parasites outnumber the producers and providers in a society, you’re in trouble. More regulation, taxation, and “social” programs (plus opening the country up to increased invasion by third-world populations) decreases the percentage of producers and providers, and develops more parasites and predators. This is the process where a nation’s voters and citizens increasingly sacrifice freedom for perceived security, and the country begins to itself devolve into a third-world society.

  • jackw97224

    Americans have lost their focus and accepted commie/socialist philosophy of suicide(Human Action – Ludwig von Mises). But, a remnant will survive the economic catastrophe that is barreling our way.

  • Gloria

    Lucy, not true. There is plenty to be done. We need to educate the populace. Never give up, that’s what they want you to do. Join the Tea Party or just put your email, fb and blogs like this one, to work for you. Your voice is important.

  • Anonymous

    Cass Sunstein:

    Cass, you’re a small ugly deviant.

    You will never realize a fraction of your own human potential because you are trapped in a psychotic narcissism. You have a hypnotized fascination with taking away liberty and forcing thralldom. Cass, you have written your own doom.

    You threaten, you plan and you revel in your capability to manipulate children. Too bad for you Cass.

    Your madness contains a fatal nihilism. Your actions, your doings, you’re DONE. When you act to pervert America’s children you have declared WAR upon America’s parents. What kind of end will you come to Cass?

  • jackw97224

    Yes, and you might find the following valuable:
    No Treason No. 6, The Constitution of No Authority
    The NoStateProject by Marc Stevens
    Economics in One Lesson – Henry Hazlitt
    The Inflation Crisis and How to Resolve It – Hazlitt
    The Law – Frederic Bastiat
    That Which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen – Bastiat

  • wisdomcries

    This has been happening for decades already and he knows it, this is just a trial balloon. He knows what Communist Core is all about.
    His job fits right into the play book. Say something so shocking the people gasp, then use sophistry to support it, wait a little while and have someone else repeat the scenario until people are brainwashed.

    The goal is to come out from behind the shadows and be overt, just like a dozen other things that they have been successful in doing

  • Anonymous

    Education to reform peoples’ views and politics. What a riot, that’s been going for decades in this country. Look where we are. This liberal mental state didn’t just happen overnight. Granted, Obama and his marxist minions are pushing the envelope.
    (Hopefully this post won’t get censored)
    The plans to change American culture, sovereignty and education:
    http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/09/carnegie-corporation-globalist.html

    Read about the Fabians:
    keynesatharvard. org/book/index. html (remove spacing in link)
    “Fabian Freeway” at mises. org/document/4621 (remove spacing from link)

  • Anonymous

    I hope someone grabs this communist queer by the throat and squeeze’s real hard. Another cradle to grave despicable parasite.

  • Anonymous

    big brother is watching!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lovely, So the Germans are at it again. Wonder, did the U.S. Marxists fund any of this? “Cantoni” (? phonetic spelling), isn’t that Italian.
    This is driven by the globalists, make no mistake. They want all people to think be from a the same mold.
    Don’t worry, decades from now, they won’t even need humans as they’ll have computers. The elites won’t need the serf population any longer.

  • Anonymous

    While that is true Glenn, it’s all being done through “Barak H. Obama” and his bosses are William Ayers and his wife B. Dohrne(sp?), both of whom were members of the 60′s Marxist murdering terrorist group called the “Weathermen!” A PURE EVIL group Glenn! Obviously also sponsored by our CIA! OUCH!!! Otherwise, they(members of this OPENLY EVIL terrorist could NOT have accurately predicted a future black president in Barak H. Obama, who ACTUALLY WAS RAISED in the HOME OF WILLIAM AYERS, who actually predicted it in 1960! WAKE-UP, LUCIFER HAS TO BE IN THE DETAILS!!!

  • Anonymous

    cass is a closet fascist, but this article is designed to mask that. note his conclusion…”In a democratic country with a flourishing civil society, a high degree
    of pluralism, and ample room for disagreement and dissent — like the
    U.S. — it may well be harder to use the curriculum to change the
    political views of young people. But even in such societies, high
    schools probably have a significant ability to move students toward what
    they consider ‘a correct worldview, a correct view on life, and a
    correct value system.’ That’s an opportunity, to be sure, but it is also
    a warning.” — so while he’s clearly intrigued, he covers himself at the end. however, despite his seeming conscience in admitting the result is “also a warning”, i would argue that anyone who sees this as an “opportunity” is clearly an authoritarian statist with definite grand ideas about what is “correct” and what isn’t.

  • ItalianScallion

    Wake up America, its coming, its here

  • Anonymous

    –Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 1951

    …”I think the subject which will be of most
    importance politically is mass psychology…. Its importance has been
    enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these
    the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part,
    though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an
    increasing part…. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to
    persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided
    by the State with money and equipment.”

    “…The subject will make great strides when it is
    taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship…. The social
    psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on
    whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that
    snow is black (a metaphor). Various results will soon be arrived at. First,
    that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done
    unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to
    music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that
    snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I
    anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and
    discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow
    is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark
    gray.”

    “…Although this science will be diligently studied,
    it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be
    allowed to know how its convictions were generated. WHEN THE TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN PERFECTED, EVERY GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BEEN IN CHARGE OF EDUCATION FOR A GENERATION WILL BE ABLE TO CONTROL ITS SUBJECTS SECURELY WITHOUT THE NEEDS OF ARMIES OR POLICEMEN” (MY CAPS)

    Now think a little and see if you can name areas where it is
    not snow but where other realities are being manipulated by government, the
    left and powerful special interest groups. ( Common Core) Why are we allowing
    it to be done?

  • Gary L. Sudeth

    I don’t know how to appropriately respond to what I sense is hyperbole on GB’s part about Sunstein’s take on the Chinese study. GB has done a good job alerting America to Sunstein’s perverse views. I’m not sure though, if this time GB hasn’t painted Sunstein’s comments with an old brush. I say this because, while Sunstein says the Chinese study reveals an opening for the possibility of such mind-control in democratic societies, he concludes by saying “it is also a warning”. Typically the last point in concluding remarks represents the most significant point the author wishes to make. Although I pay attention, and appreciate GB’s work is the only place we hear much of what is presented, sometimes GB reminds me, notwithstanding his protestations to the contrary, of “Chicken Little” with an ego on steroids craving attention. And, then again, I sometimes see amongst those around me the need for a “Chicken Little” calling out that the sky is falling, as in these days it seems it truly is; and, yet, too many chickens ramble around with their heads down pecking for worms in the chicken lot without a clue the Chicken Hawks are circling above.

  • Anonymous

    TRUE, but also as written “we the people” and “Jews” are punished 1st, all gentiles, including Obama & Holder, etc., LAST, but only 3 1/2 days later and they also will serve as being the “scriptural scapegoats” for both the 144,000 equally divided number from each of the 12 tribes of Israel by the seed of Joseph, including the tribe of Judah, but unlike Ephraim(England) and America(Manasseh) Judah ONLY was promised Messiah(Gen. 49:10)! FOLKS: What about the prophecy of Judah actually calling itself Israel, but NOT in TRUTH or RIGHTEOUSNESS(ISAIAH 48:1)? Also please remember that “Yahshua”(meaning in Hebrew that “Yahweh means salvation”) also is predicted to return to earth in 2,000 years??? AGAIN FOLKS, OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT QUICKLY AND STATISTICALLY 100% OF US WILL DIE FOR 1,000 YEARS, which ONLY is ONE DAY to our CREATOR “Yahweh!” This really is written in scripture FOLKS, just as having Deuteronomy 17:15′s “forbidden foreigners”(Obama & Holder) or “NON-ANGLO-SAXON OR JEW RULING US, just like Egypt! WATCH FOLKS, YOU’LL REMEMBER READING THIS POST! Hopefully, not TOO LATE! one more time Physics professor by profession, Elder Gary Miller is the Eliyah: who comes first, as proven by development of the only clinically established true yearly spiritual calendar absolutely REQUIRED to KEEP THE MANDATED ETERNAL “SABBATHS COVENANT”(Weekly & Annual Sabbaths)! Again, using the command given in 2 Peter 1:20, clinically prove me in error and you CAN’T! WATCH….

  • Anonymous

    Parents had better start really getting involved in what their kids are covering in school right up to senior year.
    Sadly, the marxists are now using “white supremacy” as another way to destroy capitalism. Christianity and heterosexualism is synonymous with white supremacy and these are the enemy of the statists who are now using musl1ms, LGBT’s and minorities as power forces to destroy the Western Anglo economy and society they have such disdain for. This is some serious business that most people think is just political difference and will fade. Wake up. These people have been working on the for decades and decades.

    …..dedicated to all those sincere fighters for American liberty and Christian principles who, because of their opposition to Red propaganda and the “new social order” of Marx and Lenin, are denounced as “professional patriots”, superpatriots”, “100 percenters”, “patrioteers”, and “Tories” by their Red opponents. Particular mention is gratefully made of those “patrioteers” who have aided and encouraged the author in her effort to bring to the sound but still sleeping portion of the American public the truth about the Communist-Socialist world conspiracy which, with its four horsemen, Atheism, Immorality, Class Hatred, and Pacifism-for-the-sake-of-Red-revolution, is boring within our churches, schools and government and is undermining America like a cancerous growth .”
    The above is quoted from a 1934 publication – “the Red Network”
    Look how far we’ve come since then.
    Robert Welch has a great 1958 speech in which he outlines the plans for the US and it’s economy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikV0NlMaDh0

  • lilolady

    “Raise up a child in the way he would go and when he is old, he will not depart from it .”

    Common Core gets our kids young and the Communist Professors put on the finishing touches. In one kid from K-PHD, 20 years and we have lost our nation. Our children outnumber us. Communists
    take them to be useful tools in their regime, groom them and praise their “Progress”up the chain of “command”.

  • Steve Armstrong

    yeah, i saw a commercial a few years ago that said “don’t trust anyone over 50″ same crowd pushin the age up for themselves to be the “trusted”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLsElbW9Xo FreedomTrickle

    why are you pushing for violence against Cass Sunstein, Glenn? Why are you such a racist homophobe conspiracy theorist domestic terrorist?

  • Anonymous

    Well his last point can be taken more ways than one.

  • freecountryboy

    Looks to me as if Cass Sunstein’s question of whether this would work in the US is just a rhetorical question — Wasn’t he part of developing “Common Core”? And hasn’t the US educational system been moving in this direction ever since people like the Weather Underground decided to move to education and “fundamentally change America.”?

  • Secretly the Saviours

    Evil existences when good Men do NOTHING !!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    There’s a great vid of Aldous speech in 1962 about pyschological conditioning

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RX-iUfPJ9I

  • Anonymous

    Re-education camps.

  • lilolady

    Absolutely one of the very best reading lists,EVER!!!!
    Well done! Now, get thee a following and run for office, jack!!!

  • Anonymous

    Seems they’ve done a great job on American society so far. Look at the sheeple

  • Secretly the Saviours

    Evil exist when Good Men and Women do NOTHING !!!!!!!!!

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    Has cass been on Neptune for the last 40+ years?!? Those “reforms” he speaks of, though not identical to the Chinese needless to say, have been in effect and indoctrinating our kids in the leftist way for decades! Where has HE been?!? Or is he just playing dumb? With him, I don’t think it’s an act.

  • jackw97224

    Thanks for the kind words. At 68+ and the “Great Satan” (IRS) causing me problems, I choose not. Also, I have issues with participating in criminal schemes, i.e. I choose not to vote.

    I don’t see how anyone has the right to take a vote to sanction the politicians to use lethal force against you to control your person and property. I don’t see that as a
    right, I see it as a crime. Everything about the electoral process and supposed “representative government” is illegitimate.

    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” — Benjamin Franklin

    “The government consists of a gang of men exactly
    like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.” ~ H.L. Mencken

    “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” (Barak Obama) A total hypocrite!

  • lilolady

    The Progressives/Marxists/Communists, et al, have been at this for over a hundred years. Undermining incrementally what they can, pulling back when necessary, then rushing in when any door is left slightly ajar,left unguarded. None expected how easy it was to use our own Constitution against us, perverting our laws, adding a single phrase to change it’s meaning and intent.
    For it was meant for a people who would consent to be governed by it and honor it. The uneducated found it such a small change as to be negligible, much to our detriment. We now graduate young adults whose vocabulary is so small as to be imbecilic, and cannot compose or write legibly. Functionally illiterate. Not one or two but three generations … a progressive’s wet dream. Complete enslavement of those under 40 and death panels for their parents and the world has been conquered without a shot being fired and without the understanding of the “masses” of what happened.
    Their work is done, far sooner than even they thought possible.

  • lilolady

    Pray God for Wisdom and guidance, and His will be done. “Trust in the Lord and rely not upon your own understanding.” There may be a plan He has not let us in on, yet. And a far better one than any of us could conceive of, in our wildest dreams!

  • tho_as

    That’s how the holocaust was born, research. Got a brain, use it. Or, were you schooled in China.

  • tho_as

    Like Obama, Reid, Wright, Farakhan, Pelosi, Jesse, Sharpton, black caucus, 99% democrat label.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Trusting the government is like trusting a bank robber with the safe keys to a bank.

  • lilolady

    ” The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”
    The best lie has to have a bit of the truth to make it feasible. He (Obama has always been good to telegraph his every move. “Transform America.” “The most ‘transparent’ Administration ever”…. right … WE can see right through everything … others are still in the dark! Believers to the very end.

  • Anonymous

    That is so painfully true. The left has it easy. They simply say anything and our under educated population accepts it as fact.

  • scottish Girl

    One thing we can count on Glenn….and that is you will tell us what no one else will.
    Thank you for being our beacon of light. I have followed you for several years and have learned so much. When people would ask how I knew something specifically I would always say you were my “teacher”. Many who scoffed at you….are seeing that you had it right a long time ago……thank you and may God bless you to keep telling us the facts.

  • Anonymous

    When I was in high school our teachers were WW2 generation, many vets with an understanding of what is right. My boomer class, the largest in history to move through the school system, were also the generation with a few patriotic views. A few were the typical leftist. Many of my classmates avoided the draft, by ENLISTING. That’s how I evaded the draft. I college, the socialist-types were hilariously the stereotypical hairy armed females and the druggies.

  • Anonymous

    Sunstein, is the ugly American. He’s like so many others on his side. He truly believes that when he gets his wish, he will be the one in charge. An oligarchy like the Russians have today. They can only get there by denying civil rights to the little people. We little people need to remain ignorant to keep them in power. It is a major reason the education level in inner-city schools is so poor. Ignorance is the fuel for these thugs.

  • lilolady

    Obamas arrival signaled the coming of the ‘perfect storm’.
    His appointment of communist czars into positions usually held by Cabinet Members who could be held accountable.
    Czars are given high pay and no oversight and certainly not accountable to anyone, especially the Dark Prince who finds out everything weeks later “just yesterday in the newspaper”! Also not accountable to anyone! Actually non compos mentis ( not having mastery of one’s mind) as in “Puppet”.

  • freecountryboy

    That too — for us —- our children are already re-educated and won’t need the camps.

  • Vorant

    The same thing happened in Nazi Germany, so its not a new idea……

  • Michael Kosak

    Just so we are clear, this is an Obama advisor, writng an editorial, considering if brainwashing would be pracical method for advancing THEIR political views. Is that clear enough for you supid sheeple voters?

  • freecountryboy

    Bill Ayers and his wife are an excellent example of Weathermen who have quite bombing buildings to get their socialist way.If you were to track these two and the rest of their kind, I think you would understand why colleges are “Liberal” and why nationally our education is in the state of socialization where we find it. Check out the connection of these people to Common Core.
    And Glenn — I am disappointed you haven’t put together this scenario and publicized it — one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle of “Where did America go while we slept”?
    BTW — Anybody know of a comprehensive work defining where the Weathermen went, where are they now, and what their impact on education has been? I wonder how many of them are in the White House — I mean physically…. we know Ayers and Dohrne are there in spirit if not physically.

  • Doug-Tammy Isaacs

    These indoctrinations have been going on in our “institutions of further education” for years….with much success.

  • BigD

    Glenn beck needs to build a school type facility so homeschoolers or parents who want to pull their kids out of public school and need help homeschooling can bring their kids! Glenn should start a school!!!

  • Anonymous

    The media, health care and education are the principal pillars for any totalitarian government.
    Wake up Americans and save your children!
    Reject the Common Core system, before is too late.

  • smokehill

    Generally I find myself agreeing with Glenn & his crew, although I tend to be a LOT more conservative than he is.

    However, this criticism of Sunnstein’s article is absurd, and either Glenn has started smoking crack, or he has developed a reading disability.

    U.S. schools have been indoctrinating students politically since I was first in school in the early 50s. I still remember the class’s Pledge of Allegiance (even before they added the peculiar ‘under God’ phrase), the flag in every classroom, and Civics classes that basically “sold” the community’s rather conservative views of the time. Even though I personally agree with all that, let’s not pretend it didn’t present one particular political view.

    Since then, of course, the teaching profession has simply replaced the old Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) and adopted most of their political agenda — with the predictable dramatic slant in political indoctrination. And the effect of this brainwashing is all too obvious when you talk to the politically-correct little robots our schools turn out every year –conveniently not mentioning that our brainwashing in schools continues, as always.

    Sunnstein — a vile little troll I personally detest — didn’t recommend one single thing. He merely reported on the Chinese experience with brainwashing kids and questioned the extent that this might work in U.S. schools.

    We have enough VALID criticisms of these Leftist thugs that we surely do not need to make up imaginary ones.

  • not a liberal

    This is where I think you are wrong, Kivaari. The way to stop all of this craziness begins at the grassroot level. It needs to be done just as MLK, Jr. addressed civil rights. When the people unite and stand against everything they are trying to shove down our throats, change will come. Read MLK, Jr.’s speeches with regard to the various marches in the various cities. We have to stand and let them know we just are not going to conform. The people far exceed the numbers in power. You stop working for the corrupt organizations that are in lock-step with the government (Obama); take your kids out of the public schools; don’t spend your money with businesses that don’t stand with principle; there are many ways to stand and fight in a non-violent way. What it takes is the people not being afraid to do what needs to be done. Is it going to hurt, yep, many will have to give up paychecks; many will take hits from our enforcement agencies (they do not protect us; they are now in place to control us; that is why Obama has incorporated swat teams in federal agencies that have no police powers, but he is giving them police powers); it will take sacrifice by the people. I have no children, but I am fighting against Common Core, why, because any child forced to be indoctrinated will affect all people. If you truly believe in freedom, you better start getting involved, because we truly are at a tipping point. Everyone spouts off about how bad things are and all the corrupt politicians, but then they don’t want to give up their tv and beer holidays to get off their butts and do something about it – they want it done for them! The PROGRESSIVES have gotten as far as they have because they have gotten their minions off their butts and into the places needed to institute the changes they want; to change this nation to, first, socialism and, ultimately communism. Read your history, it is being repeated. Who said this: “By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell – and hell, heaven….The greater the lie, the more readily will it be believed.” (Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf).

  • http://www.MARVINFOX.com/ Marvin E. Fox

    That the experts in reforming America on the Obama team are moving us, as much as they can, closer to to the Communist form of government should be no surprise. Nor is it a surprise that the mainstream Media seems in step with that effort.
    People like Glenn Beck and many others are informing our Republic’s citizens of that danger; and, the citizens are responding by joining in the counterrevolutionary effort to rid our nation of the anti-American efforts used to cause our present political problems.
    Americans no longer respect the mainstream media; they haven’t for many years. For those same years there were no others to speak.
    Now there are many others speaking. The phony democracy, the phony Marxist, the phony progressivism is falling apart. Their believers are those who refuse to listen. They cannot see the mounting return of Americans to our founding principles of freedom in republicanism.
    Patriotic Americans are returning to our Constitutional Republic and our own form of government by laws. The patriots are insisting on the Constitutional legality of legislation, and government agencies with competent fidelity to our laws.
    Our Return to One nation under God is not a light at the end of the tunnel, it is the fire burning in the hearts of our patriots on the march.
    Marvin Fox

  • Anonymous

    The simplicity of the events that are cascading down on us are being shrouded intentionally by the ideology of a stunningly large group of Americans that have bought hook line and sinker into the vile, unimaginable belief that the individual can’t be considered when the groups greater needs aren’t met. What we have climbing into our lives to take control are people that will sacrifice,without hesitation, any individual, be it person of position in Libya or my cousin or uncle, war heroes in Vietnam or Afghanistan. The reasons for the lies and deception being shoved at us without a shred of conscience is an ideology with a history of decades of cold, calculated programs to make the individual a tool, to be used and discarded. When an ideology believes an individual is a number to be molded for a purpose more important than that one life, you have the making of a Stalin, Mao or worse, since our intellectual progression since those ideological monsters makes what is possible beyond our wildest imagination. America, wake the hell up or a hell you can’t even imagine will descend on we individuals. Cass Sunstein is a believer in that ideology and those in power new it and are believers also. Our President is a well spoken family man; Joseph Stalin sat smiling with his grandchildren on his knee. We better understand what road we are being driven down, quickly.

  • Jason Lewis

    The left is fine with facist dictator style government as long as it’s their guy doing it.

  • Anonymous

    The world is strange enough without diving into what you laid out. I’m a believer but let’s let Revelations out of it for a while.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, a little bit more than that. Hang on !!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, and a total revolutionary Communist……….

  • not a liberal

    Rd, you’re spent! Glenn is one of the wisest people we have. He is so well read and understands the mindset of this very evil bunch. They are a bunch as they consist of Fabian Socialists; nationalists; communists, and many more, who have all joined together to bring us UTOPIA. Obviously, you don’t know history, as this is a repeat and they are just following the failed blueprint. It, ultimately, if accomplished, will be the communists who prevail, and, as in prior history, will wipe out all the other partners, as they understand that they were willing to betray their own nation and people, so… can’t trust them. Glenn speaks the truth and, if he errs, he puts it out there immediately. He gives you the ability to go and learn things for yourself. Because I am a spiritual person, I believe that Glenn was divinely sent to us at this time of true peril. I thank God for him everyday. He has helped increase my knowledge by volumes by having a staff that puts out so much information that you can run with and research. Whistling in the wind??? He has been accurate on so many issues, long before they were issues. He’s has a very HIGH PERCENTAGE of being correct.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    I don’t understand what Glenn Beck is so upset about. Cass Sunstein expresses the same concerns that Mr. Beck does. That Mr. Sunstein wonders if such a propagandist education program as the Chinese are using would work in America is not suggesting that it should be used. He said that there is the temptation to do it, but he expressed that that temptation should be a warning against doing it.

  • red55bird

    If we do not turn the tide of Marxist Communist agenda coming from Washington D.C. We the people will suffer greatly from a Dictator, and as Ronald Ragan so pointedly said. It only takes one generation to lose the freedom that our founding fathers has given us in the Constitution, when Government becomes so large and over reaching that the people fear it, then Tyranny is rained on all it’s citizens. Today America we have only a handful of Senator’s and Congressmen who truly believe in the peoples Government. Barack Obama has laid out his Marxist agenda with the take over of the health system, has used executive order along with Bureaucrats to go around Congress and pass unconstitutional laws, a clear violation of the executive branch. First and foremost a President does not have the power to change law that he sign into law and Congress as put forth as law. But under Obama the ACA he has made 37 changes to the law, this is Impeachable and is Dictatorial as stated in the federal papers.

  • Anonymous

    The political system is a means to an end for Obama. It implies individuals have meaning and value. To his ideology, individuals are a threat. Controlling the individual is paramount to the successful implementation of his desired government.

  • Anonymous

    Oh nothing like this could ever happen in the US. I mean you would have to get a curriculum all worked out to only show the communist side of life and lie enough to make it look like it is fabulous. You would of course have to make sure that there is no competing ideas in the US other wise the whole house of cards would fall. Oh wait that right we already have that it’s called Common Core except CC has no counterbalance.

  • Jon Hausman

    Cass Sunstein seems to represent evidence to suggest that maybe Macklemore and Al Sharpton were right in their anti-Semitic stupidity. So you can judge the merit of Cass Sunstein by his fellow travelers, Al Sharpton and Macklemore.

  • Anonymous

    Our devolution is being moved forward by the Obama group.

  • Anonymous

    YES, YES, YES you can give these people what ever name you want, but common sense shows you who and what they are.

  • Anonymous

    Our real answer is in asking God for mercy and sadly much of it undeserved . If we fall on our knees and repent he promises to curtail our destruction. Does anyone see the leaders of our nation doing that?

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com/ Karen Rose

    Proverbs 26….27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
    And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.

  • Bobbi Convery

    This reminds me of the book “The Children’s Hour” by James Clavell. Right out of that book!

  • Anonymous

    Pray for this country, our children and their future because right now we are being led by an evil group of Marxists whose plan is to indoctrinate our children for their evil agenda. More people are home schooling than ever before and now I know why. Won’t be a bit surprised if this administration tries to stop home schooling. Get you kids out of government schools.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, you even have to be careful what doctrine is being taught in some churches. There are false doctrines being preached right now such as everyone will go to heaven because God is merciful. Yes, He is merciful because he sent His own son as a sacrifice for us. Deny Him, you will be denied. Other false doctrine is that God loves sodomites. No, he thinks their lifestyle is an abomination. The world may accept it, but God never will. Sad you have to be careful about church also.

  • Anonymous

    We who study the Bible know there will one day be a one world order with one man as leader whom everyone thinks is wonderful at first and then realize he is Satan. Then it will be too late. Have we reached that point? I pray not, but some generation has to live through it. It’s going to happen one day. It’s in God’s plan. Those of us who are believers will be raptured. I pray my family are all saved before that day comes because life will be hell on earth then.

  • Anonymous

    Think about the communist common denominator. Read the labels on everything you buy, the 75% foreign content in US autos, no smokestacks (steel, aluminum, copper, lead, etc.) tools, machinery, radio, TV, phones, appliances… just about every “productive” object is made in China by US “global” corporations… by Chinese communist controlled slave labor, with the direct supervision of US global monopolists. China didn’t finance or build their now great productive infrastructure, the global monopolists moved what we had here, there and used their US corporate structure to finance whatever was or will be needed to construct there. The consumption nation is consuming its productive infrastructure and wealth with debt as the productive nation gains infrastructure and wealth as lender.

    Consider executive offices filled with students of Mau and Marx, counterfeiting money, printing consumption bonds, and regulating the economy into oblivion,

    The highest of treason is in our midst, and no one seems to sense the eminent Armageddon at hand!
    WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • http://kool-computers.com/USAPatriot/ DMChoreographer

    You gotta be kiddin me Glen Beck, anyone who knows what’s up knows this has always taken place. In the 60′s and 70′s it had already begun and now it’s in full force. This article is a joke, what a laugh. Glen you should know better than this. The public school indoctrination centers are DOE backed.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it amazing that this is the caliber of individual that Obama chooses to surround himself with? I wonder how they would feel if their children were placed in a school populated with conservatives who decided to censor all educational materials that disagreed with their viewpoints, while simultaneously rewriting history and current events to reflect the “desired” political view of the administrators. Even better, if dissenting liberal parents attempted to actually have meaningful input to their child’s education through a mandated public process, the administration could have them arrested!

    Of course leftist parents would collectively suffer meltdown over such a situation, yet, they see no hypocrisy whatsoever in forcing their viewpoints upon the children of conservative parents using the force of law. Why? Because leftists are committed to the philosophy of “the end justifies any means” and do not believe that they can be guilty of hypocrisy or wrongdoing when they suppress the viewpoints of others because there is simply NOTHING that cannot be justified in the pursuit of “the cause”.

    This is why a former Obama advisor sees absolutely no problem with open expressions of admiration for the most brutal regime in history. After all, how large a step is it to say that because the political indoctrination of their students has been so successful, a suspension of constitutional rights in order to achieve such a goal is a mere trifle in comparison to the achievement of a main goal of “the cause”? In such a world, what shocks us is simply du jour for the committed leftist.

  • lilolady

    HI Discus!! Here she IS!!! This is a real first for DISCUS and ME.. I have flagged this person three times for just this sort of thing.
    Somehow she has gotten through Discus’ firewall and when others reply to my comments I am unable to get
    through to them because “Christy” seems to have high-jacked YOUR ‘DISCUS REPLY’. Go ahead,, try it
    yourself, see what happens.. Thought you might want to know!

  • lilolady

    When I receive answers to my comments today only, and I click the “Reply To”, I receive a stupid puzzled looking
    person on the screen telling me I have made a BIG mistake, to check the address again, and get lost! All of this
    since I flagged an “I made a million dollars overnight on my keyboard in my basement, using scrambled language.
    Her name is “Christy Robert” She answered one of my comments and when I clicked on the REPLY TO- That is
    when the DISCUS Reply has failed me for the first time ever … now it seem permanent no matter who answers
    my comments. She is pissed because I have flagged her for posting nonsense on the site. This one happens to be
    Glenn Beck. Does she work for you? I am curious how she is able to take over your NOTIFICATIONS.

  • lilolady

    As you can see, tipoff77 I am having a DISCUS Problem. I may have been hacked by this Christy Roberts person. I was hoping to reach Discus but
    just succeeded to confuse you instead!! Sorry, and thanks for your reply!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, everything is the same as it was in the 60-70s. Sunstein is just reminiscing back to his college days. He doesn’t believe anything like the Chinese program he describes. He surely doesn’t believe in the manipulation of the human to meet his utopian dreams. Really. Just a sweet guy who loves every single person just as they are. What a man…

  • Anonymous

    Believe me, he wants it amigo !!!!

  • lilolady

    Yes, He was a Constitutional scholar. That is what he is hiding in his colleges. He was privately schooled in every line of the constitution and how it can be misread, used and abused to bring down the very country it was meant to defend.

  • lilolady

    Here she is DISCUS. This is “Christy Roberts” or her twin sister.

  • lilolady

    Yep. The wolves and the lamb are deciding what’s for lunch. That’s Democracy for ya.

  • lilolady

    It all started with Eugene Debbs and Dewey of the Dewey Decimal System way before you were born. Time was … We kept these people running for cover. They have been out of the closet now since the sixties and now unabashed in their outlandishness and overt Marxism.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    just look at the face of sunstein, he never sweated his entire life

  • lil’ will

    I’m with you. Why can’t they rid this site of this kinda crap?

  • mspatdev

    You are so very right. This is going on now and has been for awhile. Common core is a disaster for our schools. This is pure and simple communism. We have a socialist-communist government and it is not going to change. WE THE PEOPLE OF THE USA HAS TO MAKE A CHANGE OR THEIR WON’T BE THE USA. Look at the VA. problems and what is going on. This is a preview of our health problems for every one. This is a single payee system, communist. This nation has changed so bad in the last 6 years. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

  • Anonymous

    His only concern is that it might not work as well here as in China because our government isn’t sufficiently authoritarian. That doesn’t mean he is “warning against doing it.” They are already doing it. It means he thinks the government should become more authoritarian. And that’s what they’re trying to do.

  • lilolady

    Maybe because Discus makes it so difficult to reach out to them for help. Just sayin’. Spent the last two hours trying to find a way to get through to them and receive notices of replies to my comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    Actually the “Public Schools” were founded in the United States (by H. Mann and others) the explicit intention of pushing the opinions of the public in a collectivist direction. Mr Mann was directly imitating the Prussia system (the non Church school system of Frederick the Great). By 1933 a population had been produced that would even stand idle whilst the government ripped up basic private contracts and confiscated privately owed gold (in the early 19th century, before the Public Schools, the people would have fought to the death to prevent such things). In 1936 the population re elected the government that had done this, with some 60% of the vote.

  • Daniel McGregor

    Your abstention from voting makes the problem worse. you have no right to complain.

  • Anonymous

    And you know WHY our corporations did that? Because of high labor costs (thanks to unions), oppressive regulations from labor to the environment, and a tax structure that punishes success. The United States government DROVE American manufacturing out of the country.

  • Anonymous

    So exactly how is this any different than what’s been going on in the public schools since the 60′s?

  • Doris

    That sucks! Cant she be barred?

  • Anonymous

    don’t think that’s quite fair – people do grow up. Winston Churchill: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a
    conservative at forty you have no brain.”

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    Glenn Beck titled this article, “Cass Sunstein once again proves to be the most dangerous man in America,” but I don’t see how Mr. Sunstein’s article proves that. All I see is that Mr. Sunstein doesn’t want an authoritarian government in America to use public education for propaganda.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    Mr. Suinstein doesn’t say that in his article. He does say that the Chinese propaganda use of education should be a warning. As for Americans already doing it, ideological messages have always been in curriculum. Up through the Vietnam War, the government was very authoritarian. My generation was the first to say “Enough,” and conservatives have been furious ever since.

  • Anonymous

    Cass Sunstein and his wife, the disgusting Samantha Powers, U.N. representative replacing the promoted to keep her shut-up Susan Rice, of Sunday morning talk show fame as a mouthpiece for Hillary and Obama as they fled Benghazi , all 60′s radicals and America haters are out to destroy America the best Nation God ever created because it isn’t how they want it.. We see how their version is slimy, corrupt, as filthy as the Chicago sewers many of them have crawled out of Clinton lovers all. Before you vote for a Clinton please read this book: “The Final Days-The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House ” By Barbara Olsen and study the friendship of the Clinton’s and Chelsea’s in-laws equally disgusting it turns out. How could a civil society inflict these dolts on us?

  • ken.

    he does but keeps coming back as someone else, it’s a cat and mouse game of creating new profiles to replace the profiles as they get deleted.

  • ken.

    one profile gets deleted the dude just creates a new profile to replace it. it’s a game of catch up then start over.

  • Wolfpaw

    God helps those who help themselves, as was said by warrior, leader St. Joan of Arc. Action in the physical world is required. Remember all the peaceful meditating monks who were slaughtered in their temples in China, Burma and Tibet? In some cases, as least the monks finally fought back. But to no avail. But they fought nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    The ACT test was created to compete with the SAT test for college admissions.

    The Private, Catholic & Religious High Schools, need to create their own Private Academic Test (PAT) and make it acceptable to the Private, Catholic & Religious Universities. Non-Public School students could then compete for college admission based on their GPA and PAT in lieu of a Public School GPA/SAT or ACT score. Our children wouldn’t be held hostage to the Common Core Corruption and Government Indoctrination and still attend some of the best Colleges & Universities in the world.

  • Theron Oates Jr.

    It is possible that he may be one of ‘em devil’s minions from hell who will help (along with the false prophet Francis) encouraging ‘em arrogant, unrepentant, unbelieving liberals to accept the mark of beast at God’s appointed time during the halfway into the Tribulation. I pray that I’ll not be here to witness it! (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 3:10)

  • Anonymous

    Satan is having a great time in this country lately

  • Anonymous

    You are totally correct but, Ron White said it right, You can’t fix STUPID!

  • Anonymous

    You’re absolutely correct. What we have now is a mega monopoly coalition of Communist China and global monopolists… totalitarian, evil, and ruthless… with satellites of useful pathological idiots (unions, muslims, liberals, fussing & fighting for chaos…) The American Bankers Association tells one side of the story and from Mao to now the other side. We already have communist/Shariah no interest working on the citizen deposit side of banking and the corporate/mutual fund funnel for capital to communists. A nation with unlimited energy is hobbled by communists regulating production, supply, demand, etc. into minutia – right out in the open, because communists are running our government hand in hand with the monopolists… for now.

  • Anonymous

    The looting has been going on for about 25 years – not much left to take – they’re brazen now – getting ready to “crack the whip”. It’s treason of Biblical portions. Lots of good moral people here today, we’re eaten alive with deception, PC, perversion, and corruption.
    The word we need to focus on is TREASON. Traitors who hate us are running America. They took a fiduciary oath of office to sabotage the country our forefathers fought and died to preserve for us!
    You’re right— WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • kerry

    Tiphoff77 says it well- much is happening. I think a lot of people do not like what they are seeing and hearing but have varying degrees of understanding as to what is ACTUALLY occurring in our country/government. Some get it- some don’t fully grasp it. Then you have the others who want to be led and fed and don’t care where it comes from, as long as they are not discomforted. Entitlement and comfort are unseen enemies.

  • Joseph Jr

    I have spent my whole adult life re-educating my children and grandchildren. The history and government studies they do is as false as it can get. Teach you children history from books printed from 1964 back. The books they have now is not even good fireplace starter. So I warn all you that brush your kids off when they ask you to help with their homework. Let them start the day with God in their heart and a prayer. Drill into them the need to be an individual and knowing where our freedoms come from. Our founding documents are a written form of our God given rights.

  • http://www.PatriotOutlet.com/ SplendidIsolation

    Great reason to homeschool your kids. We use FreedomProject.
    http://www.fpeusa.org

  • lilolady

    Ken have you had the same problem with the Discus Reply as I have? Do you have any idea what is going on here?

  • lilolady

    Make that Socialist/Democrat. Long list of them in our House and Senate God knows how many are in our City County and State Governments.

  • Anonymous

    OK Christians you pray and then act. Don’t just sit there and do nothing. Get off your butts and get involved. No whining excuses. No laziness just responsibility.
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –
    Edmund Burke

  • Anonymous

    Hit it on the head lilo. Republicans in their naivety, or just lazy ignorance consider this trained Communist assassin as if he is an ignorant child. Obama is just too stupid and inept to do things the old fashion right way. He is inexperienced in the ways of Washington politics and is flopping around like a fish out of water. Bull crap. He knows what he is after,our economy, our children and is trying, with the help of fellow travelers, and fools to accomplish as much as he can in the 8 years in office. Don’t be surprised if this person doesn’t try to extend those years. Just saying!!!

  • lilolady

    I really hate them messing with MY stuff! Doubt
    Discus even monitors these sites. Annoying but
    harmless since no one appears to answer or really complain, I would advise _Everyone to tangle with them or NO ONE to tangle with them. I have NO idea what would be the best.

  • ross mcglockness

    F U cass sunstein.

  • lilolady

    I have suggested, though it fell on deaf ears, that Sport fans who support their Alma Mater’s
    teams stop attending games, watching on TV, sending donations and leaving annuities to their colleges for one year. And inform the Deans of why they must make a choice between releasing their Communist/Marxist Professors OR fielding their sports team in years to come. Universities live and die on Rah-Rah, Siss Boom Bah! bringing in the kids of graduates @$40,000 per year or more!

    Look what Penn State concealed to preserve it’s own Sports Reputation and Alumni Goodwill! Hiding abuse of fatherless boys, for
    YEARS!
    Having Marxism preached and pounded into their kids while being happily SUPPORTED by their OWN Moms and Dads sickens me. Try and get a guy to give up One Year of watching his team on the Telly is tantamount to giving up his manhood. NOT gonna happen even to save their children or even to save the Nation.

  • lilolady

    Many impregnated their girlfriends, to avoid the draft as ‘only support of a family’, many ran to Canada and became citizens or were exiles there fearing return to the US, many entered College claiming answering the draft would upset their “Education” … These finally ended up by bombing their computer rooms, setting fires to their campus’, and causing mayhem and destruction where ever they went, even to throwing feces on returning servicemen who had NO idea what
    for, since they had been busily otherwise occupied!!!
    Not for one moment living the “good Life” of College!

  • tweetiebees

    In the last days, Jesus will return for His Church and will find a state of apostacy and He even questioned whether He would even find the faith (true believers) in the world. There will be a false faith – those who think they know Christ will be under a great dellusion – having a form of godliness, but lacking its power (the Holy Spirit). These are the days we live in. There won’t be a great revival – but a falling away. And this world is headed for exactly what God destined it for: destruction. Put your eyes on Jesus – your hope in Him – and build on things which are everlasting.

  • Anonymous

    thanks – think i’m gonna make a bumper sticker out of your last 2 sentences.

  • ChaoticVaper

    Erm… did anyone actually read the op-ed? I clicked over to read it, waiting to read another creepy thing about Mr. nudge… but he warns about this experiment.. he doesn’t endorse it? What did I miss?

  • Anonymous

    Doing my homework for the primaries and for many still can’t find detailed info on their views, so I’m complaining on those sites. Generally never in good agreement with anyone but I get as close as I can, hold my nose if have to, and vote. I implore you, sir – please help. If only even to invalidate one idiot.

  • http://www.hear-us-now.com/ DesertCactus

    Prepare, America. The Progressives have gone over to the Dark Side Of The Force!

  • Anonymous

    just put in my order – cost me $10 bucks for two at Zazzle.com. had to shorten to: Question ALL authority – your gov’t, your church, your education – Wake up America !!

  • Anonymous

    Why are you so shocked Glenn? Isn’t this what communists do anyway? We Americans have allowed it to happen. Where is our backbone?

  • Pat

    This has been going on in our “non-authoritarian” country in bits an pieces for a very long time. And Common Core is a giant step in that direction. I’m sure Sunstein knows this, and I suspect his musings are no more than a head-fake. We’re dealing with evil people here, but hey are not stupid–and they are relentless.

  • lilolady

    Remember the monks in Cambodia/VietNam who torched themselves in protests? Principled, but so terrible. Then there was Winnie Mandella, with her “necklaces,” she used on protesters, of rubber tires filled with gasoline pressed over the shoulders and then lit on fire. In each case the objectives were not met. Actions must be very well thought out and executed if they are to succeed.

  • lilolady

    Churchill himself was a wastrel always begging his Mother for money well into his 20s. It took something far more serious than he had ever known to bring him to his senses. Even so, he was well known for what he was and no one believed the change until he proved himself once and for all.

  • Anonymous

    To all of the commenters here who seem to have accepted Beck’s interpretation of Sunstein’s article without actually reading the thing: please click the link and read it!

    Sunstein’s
    article describes the facts of the Chinese experiment and specifically
    calls the findings “ominous”. We try to instill our values in our
    children all the time … we have no problem if our schools teach our
    children the values of freedom, democracy, tolerance, etc. The whole
    point of Sunstein’s article is that an authoritarian government like China’s can push this to extremes. Nowhere in the piece does he endorse China’s actions. The research described can certainly have implications in the U.S., though, for example if we want to encourage kids to stay off drugs, avoid crime, refrain from bullying, etc.

    Glenn Beck is lying to you … again. And pretty blatantly, I might add, since all you have to do to disprove his analysis that “nobody on the left seems to have a problem with .. indoctrination” is actually read the piece he’s talking about. Are you all OK with that?

  • Anonymous

    Clear enough .. except for the simple fact that Sunstein’s article says nothing of the kind. Please read it.

  • IT IT IT IT 9

    MORE authorized op ed ‘pony rides’ from the ‘on board’ BECK.

  • ken.

    no and no

  • Anonymous

    and well he did! Unlike the scoundrel we suffer, Churchill had the personal integrity to decline the Peace Prize. Found a petition to revoke BHO’s receipt. I signed with a comment about his war on Americans.
    http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7647

  • Guest

    ..

  • Guest

    Yes, we need to see who’s imaginary friend is bigger! :)

  • Robert Doell

    The time is short. JESUS is returning. Judgement will start on Earth before the eternal Judgement to Heaven or Hell. The Gospel has been preached to every nation every corner of the Earth. Those who say they have not heard have already rejected a Saviour in JESUS, in favour of current lifestyles. Worse, those who have rejected JESUS, now mock and revile those who are Christians. We are living in the end time with the final countdown to, the 7 year Tribulation and Armageddon. JESUS said that the Generation of people who were alive when Israel was born again would not die before every End Time Prophecy would be finished. 66 years and counting down to JESUS taking real Christians in the Rapture. Christians meaning Jew or Gentile who accept GOD’s gift of JESUS sacrifice for all OUR sins (Mel Gibson and Catholics). We sent JESUS to be crucified for our sins. The Jewish present at that time were instruments to accomplish GOD’s goal of re- establishing communication with HIS creation.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Then you are deluding yourself if that is what you see. Sunstein would like nothing more than to see conservative views suppressed and eventually eliminated from the political scene – he is a self professed and avowed Marxist.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Populist democrat calls himself a critic, but he is really just a liberal shill and a crank. Don’t be taken in by his seemingly articulate propaganda and hate campaign, he is a known crack-pot leftwing loon named Victor Scott Tiffany from Ithaca, NY, where he attempted to run for office, but the people running the Republican party saw fit to keep his name off the ballot. Yes, he tried to run for office as a Republican, but if you read any of his diatribes from the past it is quite easy to determine he is anything but a republican, he is a known misogynist and hate monger. He is a lying trash talking Glenn Beck hater, which is easy to see in his comments above and all the other ones where he tries to blast people by calling them gullible, and names of his own manufacture such as beckerheads, but he does much more than that including openly profane ones. He is a stubbornly foolish 60 year old man who thinks his line of foolishness makes him a valued member of the youth oriented anti business Occupy movement, but in reality they don’t seem to want to have him as a part of their number.

    Saying the Pledge of Allegiance is statist indoctrination? That right there is enough to show just how out of step this fool is. Please join me in flagging his comments – we need to make it clear to the administrators of this site that he is not simply providing the opposing view, his true goal is destruction of all things that Beck has a hand in or advocates for. Like many liberals he fears the numbers of people who agree with Glenn Beck and his true motivation for being what he is comes from fear. Fear that he and his little leftist friends will no longer be able to dictate to the people and fear they will no longer be able to force compliance and oppress the majority – many of whom will not make their true feelings public for fear of retribution by a loud and offensive minority.

    We need to stop being silent – it is time for the majority to speak the truth to the minority and to call these people what they are – evil.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Tell us, Mister liar, just exactly what are we “supposed” to believe? You lied to people for years on this site – you claimed to be republican, even to the point of your failed attempt at running for office as a republican, but anyone can clearly see your history of being a liberal. You aren’t even honest to yourself, which is something that most mature adults eventually do – being honest about your own true nature just isn’t part of the psychology of narcissists and authoritarians like you who profess to be self appointed experts. You assume the mantle of authority without being qualified in any way to do so. Perhaps you should just leave this place, it isn’t a place for liars like you.

    One thing we can depend on is that any comment from you is riddled with lies, derision, and defensive post edits. For the record I posted this in response to your original comment, which I have copied so when you pull your post edit stunt I can remind you of how intellectually dishonest you really are. It is 19:12, May 25, 2014…. the clock is ticking.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Here we go, more name calling instead of insight an debate. Victor Tiffany is incapable of rational conversation and this proves it.

    Now, lets see what he does in post edit on this comment.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Another person who sees no problem with this. I can garantee you that having grown up during the 60′s we were not given communist oriented propaganda to digest, we opened every school day with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer through the intercom. No one had a problem with that, but to the left we were all being forced to comply. No one back then would have given serious thought to rebelling – not because of indoctrination, but because as an American grateful for our freedom that is how you expressed your thanks for being raised in the greatest nation ever conceived by man in the history of mankind. The fact is the USA is the only country to have ever gotten it right in over 5,000 years.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Your generation foolishly rejects freedom. We are not going to let your generation have it’s way – for your own good.

  • Bill Tilghman

    His own works precede your claims. Look at what he has done. He was careful to omit how much of this he has done here, as well as his own desires for the government to control your life.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    None of that is in this article that Glenn Beck is complaining about. You haven’t explained what Mr. Beck or yourself see in this article.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    You have confirmed the existence of the authoritarian propaganda my generation said “No” to. You are no better than the Chinese educators who use propaganda in their lessons. Your “freedom” is slavery if we cannot think for ourselves.

  • lilolady

    You know what Doris and Ken? This Discus thing only happens on GlennBeck! My other sites are not affected! I’ll bet these trolls OR whatever they are come out of the wood work whenever Sarah Palin is mentioned, too. Be aware.

  • Geneva Null

    And the republicans say nothing. where is the opposition to all these communist views We are going down without a fight it makes me ill

  • Anonymous

    He will be one of the first Jews this country either kills or kicks out of the country when the next persecution of Jews begins. And begin it will. Look who is destroying the world, Sustein, Soros, Ezekiel Emmanuel. It’s coming, they better get ready for it.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, they will turn or die. It’s coming.

  • Rob Erta

    Since each of us has unique intellect, talents, and experience, the only way to make us all equal is to treat each of us unequally.

  • Anonymous

    The public schools have already become indoctrination centers. Students today do not learn our country’s founding, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Gettysburg Address, the Federalist Papers and other important documents that comprise our country’s roots. Most high school students cannot name the three branches of government, separation of powers or name one Supreme Court member. So, his utopian drivel has already tainted the public schools and will continue to go downhill with the new common core nonsense. The funny thing about these liberal/leftists that like to lord it over the rest of us is that they often do not send their own kids to these failing cesspools called schools. Period.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are a naive fool. I am a wartime veteran and you don’t know a damned thing about this or from my estimation any other subject. The only thing confirmed here is that you are an ignorant young jerk who may one day realize everything you know is wrong. You call what you just did thinking, but what it is in reality is conforming to what all the liberal propagandists have fed you.

  • Bill Tilghman

    I am not in the business of speaking for Glenn Beck, nor will I begin to explain him to you, especially in view of your foolish remarks. It does not take a genius to see what Cass Sunstein has done during his tenure. He is saying things that contradict his actions.

    The name and works of Mr. Sunstein prior to this article are enough for most of us to know that he is a lying sack and a complete ideologue.

  • Humorless

    Wait, I thought Van Jones was “the most dangerous man in America”???

    No, wait…I thought George Soros was “the most dangerous man in America”???

    Not, it was Emmanuel Goldstein who was “the most dangerous man in Oceania”???

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    I’m a veteran also, and I’m 68 years old. So even if you are older than I am, you are not likely to be that much older, and I’ve already heard the gung:-ho stuff before. What I know is that I have been commenting on this article of Glenn Beck’s and on the article of Cass Sunstein’s that Glenn Beck referred to. You have been discussing everything else but these subjects. You are welcome to the extraneous conclusions at which you have arrived, but you have not proved that the article of Mr. Sunstein’s that Mr. Beck referred to proves Mr.Beck the most dangerous man in America. And your wartime experience has nothing to do with understanding Mr. Sunstein’s article.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    So when Mr. Sunstein says the same thing about the propaganda in Chinese education that Mr. Beck says, is Mr. Beck also lying? I am only looking at what they both say about this one subject. I don’t what else Mr. Sunstein may have previously said, but now I’m curious to read it. If it has your disapproval, it must be good.

  • Anonymous

    I’m “speaking truth to the wingnut”: “You are a liar, Tiffany. It is you who is loud, obnoxious and reactionary.” In other words, a progressive.
    Get lost, hedgecreeper.

  • Anonymous

    …………….

  • Anonymous

    “I AM a Republican, but I ran for office years ago as a Dem.” says “Populist democrat” with the Disqus username of “Radical democrat” aka Victor Tiffany, a delusional psychotic and schizophrenic who has also claimed to be a “Lincolnian Republican”. LMAO, it must be confusing to be in Victor’s world where the light of reality never shines.

  • Anonymous

    Progressives want to go forward over the cliff into the morass where freedom and liberty are rescinded.

  • Guardian

    Here’s the proof before Victor has a chance to change his Disqus account named. You can clearly see “Radical democrat” in the browser line of the screenshot:

  • Guardian

    It’s called brain washing, which is on Cass’s To Do List – has been for some time.

  • Anonymous

    We live in a dream world, don’t we? But a nightmare is closing in. I’m too old to fight the battle that is probably coming but if God is still protecting us,for reasons difficult to understand considering our secular slide, my family will survive. In faith I breath on.

  • Anonymous

    What this administration is in the process of attempting to do to America means nothing to you. You seem to be an intelligent 68 year old gentleman so your conclusions I’m sure are totally thought out. Since that is the case and you seem to find Cass Sunstein a regular guy, I ‘m sure you believe a Communist, totalitarian government with complete control of the mundane individual will be terrific. I’m sure you understand what living in a Communist dictatorship will be like, there are examples, and you must find them pleasing. Oh, but that’s not the Communism Obama and crew plan, no it’s a more pleasant and friendly, freedom less, controlled society where everyone will love perfect equality and government hand outs as needed to keep the peace. Wow, I can’t wait. No competition and need for individual initiative and success. A leader like Sunstien to pick and choose eventually, little things like life and death. Oh, but that’s done already by Corporate America and free enterprise but Cass will be better at it. All your BS is doing Bourgeois, is letting us all know your the enemy of everything America has accomplished in 200 + years. Congratulations.

  • Anonymous

    Tweetie, beautiful and truthful. To God be the glory. Amen.

  • Anonymous

    Damn right Bill. The Pledge of a Allegiance and a true love and respect for our country. I was a 10 year old boy after the War II and watched the soldiers and sailors coming home in the SF bay area. I road my bicycle out to the Oakland airport where, unbelievably they had P-40, Hellcats, Corsairs, B-25 etc lined up, bullet holes, blood on the seats everything but John Wayne and a 10 year old could climb up and get inside of some and nobody seemed to care. I love my country and it hurts me to the marrow of my bones to see the vapid and brain dead thinking of many of our kids. I can’t blame them, I do blame the intellectual perverts who are teaching our children lies that corrupt their soul about a country and a people that have been even more than a shinning light on a hill. The lives of young men were lost across the world for freedom not enslavement. To kiss off what they did for us and fall for the slim that is pouring out of our White House is hard for this old American to take.

  • Anonymous

    You is a moron and Communist. Good luck !!

  • Anonymous

    Pushing for violence against a wonderful man. Just send he, Sorros and Obama and family to a country who loves their type of living.

  • Anonymous

    They are all dangerous to Americans, particularly to our children. You love Communism and totalitarians get the hell out of the USA amigo.

  • Anonymous

    Damn right, some full voiced shouting of Communist to these swine in the Legislature. Call these pigs what they are and show the guts our boys show on the battle fields of the world.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it’s heading in that direction. Hold tight it’s a rocky road ahead.

  • Anonymous

    Yes sir, let us defend Sunstein. Call Beck a moron, liar. Look in the mirror fool. Who the hell are you.? Go find another planet idiot…..

  • Anonymous

    You are more than a liberal shill, your a swine that hates America and thus my enemy. I will throw the gauntlet down anytime to a reptile making believe he is human. Go find another planet, but you will have to lie to get aboard. But you folks are great at that, aren’t you?

  • Anonymous

    You are forgiven. Do you folks understand concepts like that? How about honesty, honor, holiness, empathy, freedom, guilt, oh ya you folks are never guilty of anything. lol

  • Anonymous

    Your like puke that hasn’t been flushed down the toilet for three days in 100 degree weather. You get it amigo..?..

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    What I think is that Glenn Beck has exaggerated and misrepresented Cass Sunstein’s article, “Open Brain, Insert Ideology.” You have exaggerated and misrepresented my questions and opinions about Mr. Sunstein’s article, “Open Brain, Insert Ideology” and about Mr. Beck’s opinions about the article. If you wish to attribute extremism to me because I do not agree with you, that’s your business. Your characterizing me as the enemy of everything American is McCarthyan. I have no idea what else Mr. Sunstein has written or said, but I will search it out for whatever useful information it may contain. And frankly, I would not want Corporate America and free enterprise to choose life and death issues any more than I would want Cass Sunstein and communism to do so. Also, my family has been in this country since 1622. I think by this time I have as much of a vested interest as you may.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for a fascinating reply. Nowhere in my comment did i call Beck a “moron” — i do not use such childish terms — but i did suggest that many of the commenters here apparently did not read the Sunstein piece which Beck was attacking. Since you did not actually address the substance of my critique, i’ll assume you did not read Sunstein’s article either. Instead you chose to just hurl childish insults. Have a lovely day.