Glenn’s MUST read – Liberal Fascism

GLENN: Okay. I think we’re going to have him on television. I just got his new book, Liberal Fascism, and I would like to tell you that I’ve read the book but as Stu will tell you, I don’t really do that.

STU: Well, it is about, it does — I mean, I really wanted to read that book but it looked pretty long to me. It looked about a six month read on my scale. So I backed off of it. You read a lot but you only read nine pages of each book.


Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg

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GLENN: No, here’s what I do. I skip around a lot. I mean, I’m just looking at it here. This is 400 pages, 400 pages, and I read so much that I skip around. I like to call it Glenn Beck speed reading. What I do is I look and I’m like, yeah, yeah, yeah, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, I got it, next page. This one I actually read every word on every page and I only read about 150 pages of it over the weekend but it is absolutely fantastic. In fact, did I tell you, Stu, about the book that I wanted to — there’s three books that I want to write and one of them is — what did you say?

STU: I mean, why not. You’ve got one that’s still in the top five of the New York Times Best Seller list. Why not plan out the next three.

GLENN: This is the way I am.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: One of which — and it’s not that I want — it’s not that I’m setting out to write a book. It’s that I’m curious about something and I’ve been curious on this one thing and it is a way for me to be able to afford the research that would have to go into it. And one of those books was on — I said, what was it, about six months ago I don’t believe that the communist party ever went away. I don’t believe that Russia actually collapsed. I think they all went in hiding. I don’t think that after we had the situation with McCarthy that those communists just went away. We just stopped looking for them. What happened to all of them? Where did they all go? And so what I’ve wanted to do is fund the research to be able to track them. How did it happen? When did it start? When did it come here? How did it go underground? Part of the reason why I wanted to do it is because Amity Shlaes’ book called The Forgotten Man. It shows some of the beginning, the Progressive movement that Hillary Clinton is talking about. "Well, I like to consider myself a modern early 20th century Progressive." Remember what we first looked that up on the air? What is an early 20th century Progressive? That should spook the living bat crap out of you. What a early Progressive was is a fascist. They were the ones — and really it is exactly, I mean word for word, the kind of fascist that you always call George W. Bush. All the people on the left always say, "Oh, George W. Bush is a fascist, he’s Hitler, he’s Mussolini." Why? Why do they say that? Because he wants to impose — this is what they believe. I don’t believe it to be true. He wants to impose a set of morals on other people. Well, what the hell is "You can’t have transfats, you can’t smoke, you can’t do this, you can’t do that." That’s fascism. That’s what it is. It’s fascism with a smiley face, and we are much closer to fascism, and you know it in your gut. You know it to be true because look at the debate on global warming. You cannot have a debate on global warming. "Science is solved." Just like eugenics was solved. "The science was solved. The scientists all agree. It’s all peer reviewed." And so what happens? They shut down all debate. Well, that’s what happens with fascism. And so Jonah Goldberg where the book Liberal Fascism and quite frankly I hope to have him on in the next couple of days, on television tonight. I’m so sick and tired of him in it, in the first 20 pages, saying "I am not calling Democrats Nazis, I’m not saying that liberals are all Mussolini." He says it like 500 times because somebody is going to take this book out of context. But I am telling you, America, if you are a listener of this program, this is a must-read. Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. Absolute must-read. It takes you from the beginning where he says, really fascism didn’t start with Mussolini. It was here in America already with Woodrow Wilson and he explains how it all comes together. And really it’s not a dry read. It’s really not. He explained how it all came together here in the United States, how it went over to Mussolini and how the liberal left here in America loved Mussolini, how George Bernard Shaw and these Hollywood elites, they went over there and they fell all over themselves with Mussolini, how they just thought he was the greatest, how the New York Times wrote "This is the future." It is fascism before fascism was a bad word. "It is fascism and it is the future government." And they talked about in the New York Times how that this was the future and how democracy was over.

Well, here’s what happened. They got all into this, and you know what? I never understood Radio City and Rockefeller Plaza. I am fascinated. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to work in Radio City. I mean, I’m eight years old. Growing up in Seattle. I don’t even know how I knew Rockefeller Plaza, but I wanted to have an office in Rockefeller Plaza. And Radio City — actually it’s not Radio City Music Hall, was a music hall, it was a theater. That’s all it was. But the reason why that whole building is called Radio City is because it was supposed to be a whole bunch of radio studios and they were going to do radio, national radio broadcasts out of Radio City on the floor that we’re on now for the entire country. Well, the FCC was developed and they said you can’t do that and so it was never built. My studio is the first studio to be built in Radio City after the namesake. It’s the first national broadcast that comes out of that building on a daily basis five days a week, actually six days a week. It’s the first time. And I have been fascinated by Radio City.

And I started to do my homework on it. Well, there’s a collection of buildings in Rockefeller Plaza and they all are to great things, to sound and to light and to heart. Well, one of the buildings is called the Italia Building. It’s Italian. The relief on the front of this building is all about Italy. Well, the relief was actually taken down. It’s the only part of Radio City that is not original. It’s the only part of Rockefeller Plaza that is not original because what the relief was originally was a monument to Mussolini. And after Mussolini was killed and fascism was tied to Hitler and the killing of the Jews, that’s when Rockefeller Plaza decided to take that down. But until that time the artist, the elitist, the left in America, the movers and the shakers, the wealthiest 1%, they were all for fascism because fascism, they could be in on that power and they can get done what they want done and screw the little people. Screw what everybody else wants. They will tell you. The top of the group will tell everybody else how to live their life. And I’m telling you that we are headed that direction. We have been headed that direction for a long time. You know it to be true when you see the debate on global warming. You know it to be true when you listen to what your kids are telling you, they’re teaching in universities.

I have to tell you I talked to a head of a university of a church university, a religious university. He said, Glenn, it’s darn near impossible for us to find professors here. Why? Why? Why is it possible — or why is it impossible? It’s impossible because nobody’s teaching them. Nobody’s teaching the truth.