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.”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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