Glenn responds to “Goebbels” remarks

How are Democrats in the House toning down their rhetoric? Well, Rep. Steve Cohen is comparing the Republicans to “Goebbels”, a Nazi and one of the fathers of modern day propaganda. Glenn responded to Cohen’s comments on radio this morning.

Cohen said, “They say it's a government takeover of healthcare, a big lie just like Goebbels.  They say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie and eventually people believe it.  Like blood libel.  That's the same kind of thing.  The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust.”

“So basically the Republicans are Nazis and the Republicans are using the tactics of Goebbels.  Now, I can see Media Matters right now because they have got the quote from me where I was on global warming and I said these are the tactics used by Goebbels,” Glenn said.

Glenn then shocked the Media Matters/liberal blogosphere world by issuing a retraction. “Let me, let me just say this.  That I have to retract what I said when I said that progressives were using the tactics, like Al Gore, using the tactics of Goebbels because it was wrong.”

Why was Glenn wrong? He was wrong because the progressives were not using the tactics of Goebbels, they were using the tactics of Edwards Bernays and early 20th century progressives.

Glenn explained that Goebbels himself has admitted to using the propaganda tactics of early 20th century progressives. “Now, let me give you the more enlightened point of view.  Today's progressives are using the tactics of Goebbels that were really not Nazi tactics because the Nazis were using the tactics of the early 20th century progressive.  So the Nazis really didn't ‑‑ they were under ‑‑ there's no such thing as a Nazi tactic.  It was Edward Bernays.  And I'm sorry that I don't have this on good authority.  I only have this from the diaries of Goebbels.”

Glenn added, “So I can just say the progressives are using the progressive tactics. That were also used by the Nazis.”

And, as Glenn pointed out, people like Cohen are guided by the same sense of enlightened despotism that Bernays and early 20th century progressives had. People like Cohen don’t believe that people are capable of making good choices for themselves, so the intellectual minority needs to guide and prod the “herd” for their own good.

As Cass Sunstein said, “Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate that.”

Glenn said, “So when Cohen gets down on the floor of the House and he says that Republicans are Nazis, I don't have a problem with that.  I don't have a problem.  Because I understand who he is.  And I understand how he views the American people.  He views the American people as cattle, and there needs to be enlightened despots.”

According to Glenn, Cohen’s comments shouldn’t be shouted down because it reveals his progressive mindset and opens up the opportunity to have a dialogue about his views. “This is not Republican or Democrat.  This is the difference between freedom and enlightened despotism,” he said.

So what does Glenn think Cohen is doing? He is trying to guide the “herd”, the American people with some “Homer Simpson” in them. And Cohen and other “ranchers” do this by separating the people who don’t agree with the progressive agenda.

“So you have to discredit them,” Glenn said. “You have to get the rest of the herd to separate themselves from that.  They have to believe they made the choice.  ‘No, I don't want to be with him or he's dangerous or any...’ you have to convince them.  Now, how do you do that?  Well, you use the tactics as Cohen said were Nazi tactics.  But they're not Nazi tactics.  Those, those ideas were later called PR.  Public relations.  Because the guy who started modern propaganda saw that it had been taken from him and used by the Nazis.  And he knew that propaganda now had a bad name and so he did what all progressives do:  Changed the name of propaganda to public relations.  But that's what the tactics are, the Nazi tactics were progressive tactics.  They got it from the progressives.”

“This is why you don't shut people up.  You must decide.  This is why I've been saying to you, decide.  You must know what's true.  You must know what's historically true,” Glenn said.

“The debate can be had and the debate can be won.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

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"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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