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.”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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