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GLENN: Do you think Barack Obama got this into your kids’ schools? I want you to listen to this. This was sent to a watchdog who doesn’t want to be identified. We did some research. 7,000 schools and churches and organizations are now playing this across the country. This was played in a school which we won’t reveal yet. Watch tonight. I have my reasons. This was played in a school and we got a watchdog who alerted us to it. Now I’m going to play just the audio, but wait until you see. This is what the New York Times says is far better than Al Gore’s movie, far better because it’s more accessible. Listen to what they’re teaching in this little movie.
VOICE: I spent 10 years traveling the world tracking where our stuff comes from and where it goes. And you know what I found out? That is not the whole story. There is a lot missing from this explanation. For one thing, this system looks like it’s fine, no problem. But the truth is it’s a system in crisis.
PAT: What’s the system we’re talking about here, by the way?
GLENN: How our stuff how does our stuff get here.
PAT: Yeah. Mostly the capitalist system.
STU: Yes, the capitalist system.
PAT: It’s capitalism. She’s not saying that, but that’s what she’s alluding to.
VOICE: And the reason it’s a system in crisis is it’s a linear system and we live on a finite planet. And you cannot run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely. Every step along the way this system is interacting with the real world. In real life it’s not happening on a blank white page. It’s interacting with societies, cultures, economies, the environment. And all along the way it’s bumping up against limits. Limits we don’t see here because the diagram is incomplete.
GLENN: This is
VOICE: So let’s go back through. Let’s fill in some of the blanks and see what’s missing.
GLENN: This is in schools.
VOICE: Well, one of the most important things that’s missing is people. Yes, people. People live and work all along the system.
GLENN: Oh, no.
VOICE: And some people in this system matter a little more than others.
GLENN: Uh oh.
VOICE: Some have a little more say. Who are they? Well, let’s start with the government. Now, my friends tell me I should use a tank to symbolize the government, and that’s true in many countries and increasingly in our own. That’s
GLENN: Stop. I should use a tank. I should use a tank to demonstrate, illustrate our government. And then it turns into a tank. It is the capital and then it turns into a tank. This happens in a lot of countries, and some say more increasingly in our very own.
STU: I was on the way in today and I got run over by a tank.
GLENN: Did you?
STU: It was
PAT: Were those government tanks?
STU: rolling down the street. They were government tanks.
GLENN: Well, maybe I shouldn’t give her such a hard time because I think I agree with her that maybe the tank thing is in our future. I mean, for the love of Pete. Are we not, are we not engaging in anti American, anticapitalism propaganda now in our schools? Go ahead.
VOICE: Now more than 50% of our federal tax money is going to the military.
VOICE: Because I told true to the vision and values the government should be of the people, by the people, for the people.
GLENN: Listen to this.
VOICE: It’s the government’s job to watch out for us, to take care of us. That’s their
GLENN: Stop. It is not the job of the government to watch out for us and to take care of us! It is not the government’s job. That kind of government leads to a tank and a man on a lonely bridge standing there with his hand up trying to stop the tank. That’s a government that takes care of you, watch out for you. Not the American government. That is never the goal of the American government. It never has been. That has been the goal of every despotic government ever created on Earth.
STU: It’s not like this is going to 7,000 schools, though. So don’t worry about it.
GLENN: Oh, okay, thank you.
VOICE: Job. Then along came the corporation. Now, the reason the corporation looks bigger than the government is that the corporation is bigger than the government. Of the 100 largest economies on Earth now, 51 are corporations. And as the corporation has grown in size and power, we’ve seen a little change in the government where they’re a little more concerned in making sure everything’s working out for those guys than for
GLENN: Stop. I actually agree with this part of it. I have no problem with corporations getting big. I have every problem with corporations joining with governments. The rules apply for the government and the corporations and the people alike. Laws are laws. No special favors. No special breaks. I don’t care how big you are.
STU: It’s a ridiculous premise, though, to say that everything’s getting so much easier for businesses these days. And this is not the way we’re going.
GLENN: It is. It is. It is much easier if you are the right corporation.
STU: If you are, maybe for certain ones you can make that argument.
GLENN: Yes, the right corporations.
STU: That’s not the argument she is making, though, at all.
GLENN: No, uh uh.
STU: I mean, obviously if you are GE, yes, things got a lot easier for you the last nine months.
GLENN: Oh, no, there’s nothing that happened like, you know, Barack Obama opening the gateway right to Russia so he could they could have meetings with Vladimir Putin. That didn’t well, that happened, but it didn’t wasn’t tied.
PAT: Nothing to do
GLENN: It happened on the same day that we gave up the missile shield over in Europe and we sold Poland out.
PAT: Pure coincidence.
GLENN: That’s a sheer coincidence.
PAT: Stop with your hate.
GLENN: Yeah, I’m sorry, sorry.
VOICE: Okay. So let’s see what else is missing from this picture. We’ll start with extraction, which is a fancy word for natural resource exploitation, which is a fancy word for trashing the planet.
PAT: Wow. Talk about propaganda.
STU: This is unbelievable, unbelievable.
GLENN: Wait until you see it tonight. Wait until you see it. It’s you know what? Can we include a link, please, in our newsletter? If you have the free e mail newsletter at GlennBeck.com, you will get a copy of this and then you also see it tonight. And there is so much to show you about I’m blowing out that, tonight the hour is on propaganda. Tonight the hour is, I’m tying some things together on the blackboard that we started last night. I’m telling you it is going to come fast and furious. This stuff is going to start coming down and raining down on the program fast and furious. You are going to start tying it together. I think last night was a show that a lot of people had, oh, my gosh, an a ha moment where they looked and went… I get it, I get it, I see where it’s all leading. I see how it’s all being done. You remember when we met six months ago and we were talking and I said, you don’t know what’s going on. And I was so frustrated because I didn’t know what was going on. I couldn’t figure it out. Well, some of us, unlike others in the media, have been up almost 24 hours a day at times trying to figure it out. And I got I’m telling you, I know what’s happening. I know how to show it to you. I can’t show all of it, but I will tell you this: I said last week off air and I’ll say today, I know exactly how to stop it, and it certainly is not through force. It certainly is not through guns. It certainly is not it is with the truth. And I know what the truth is and I know where to snag em. And just, by the way, my brakes work fine and I’m not suicidal.