Occupy Oakland: Kids only have "early death or a life of misery"

The Occupy Wall Street protests are spreading (editor's note: Who could EVER have predicted that could happen) - and the latest from Oakland shows the negativity and doomsday views that exist in the protester's culture. Of course, the media won't show that - they'd rather just label Glenn as a fearmonger and call it a day.

PROTESTER: The system ain't broken. The system is working the way it's worked, the way it's supposed to work, the way he the's been working ever since it was founded on slavery and genocide and all the rest of it. I wanted to read something. I want to read something from the book Basics from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian and it speaks to the young people, the youth whose life is stolen, whose future is stolen, who are condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality. I'm talking about the youth whose options in life are ‑‑ have three options: Poverty, prison, or the military.

This is a quote: It is not uncommon to hear these days from government officials and others that only 1% of the population is in the U.S. military, but this 1% is fighting for the freedom of the other 99%. The truth, however, is this: That 1% in the military is in reality fighting for the other 1%: The big capitalists imperialists who run this country, who control the economy, the political system, the military, the media and the other key institutions and who dominate large parts of the world.

"Do you notice education's not in there. Was education in there, university system? Education's not in there again. You know why? Because education, our universities is the hideout for all the revolutionaries. It's the safe house," Glenn said.

"You know, where did the terrorists go from the Weather Underground? Universities."

Glenn also placed the blame for the pessimism of the protesters and the youth on the President and politicians in Washington. He said that they came in with big promises they couldn't deliver on, and most of their policies have only made things much worse than they were in the first place. Now, all thats left are people who are so fed up that they are in the streets calling for revolution.

Glenn said that the youth, many of whom, remember being kids during 9/11, have been raised among a culture that has painted America as the bad guy and the opressor. They have not been taught the Constitution or history, but only that war was bad, and Bush was bad, and Israel was bad.

Glenn warned that people need to wake up and get active because the youth today were not motivated right now to fix the country, but rather have been indoctrinated with the belief that a new system is needed to fix the country.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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