The Left vs. The Right: It's all about context

This morning on radio Glenn went through two stories that were recently in the news, both have to do with anti-patriotic protests from the left.

The first is a story out of New York City. Last week, TheBlaze.com reported on a Brooklyn principal who banned children from singing ‘God Blass the USA’ during their kindergarten graduation program, claiming she didn’t “want to offend other cultures.”

This week those same children were heckled for singing the song at a protest in a nearby park.

TheBlaze.com reports:

Parents, outraged by Principal Greta Hawkins’ decision to ban the song, organized the protest and invited Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY) to attend (he’s running against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand). But the event, which was assembled to allow the children and families to make their opposition to Hawkins’ stance known, went terribly wrong when some adults chose to shout over the children in protest.

“The left shows up, and what does the left do? They decide to scream at the schoolchildren. I mean, we're talking little kids, scream at the schoolchildren,” Glenn said.

In the audio clip of the protest you can hear the children in the background singing “God Bless America,” and the protest trying to shout over them screaming, “Burn in hell! You’re all going to burn in hell!”

“They’re all going to burn in hell for singing “God Bless America”?” Pat asked.

Unlikely.

Glenn quickly jumped over to the other story – this one of a flag burning out of Oakland, California. In this clip far left protesters are burning an American flag and singing. As they sing, you can hear them saying “America, F* you”.

“They won’t burn in hell, the flag will just burn. But when you sing “God Bless America,” that’s when you’re going to burn,” Pat said noting the left’s hypocritical logic.

The left has been protesting America, capitalism and the Constitution for years. It was the same story in the 1960's, just different characters. But, what Glenn points out next is the ultimate irony of the left. The shameful parts of American history that the far left loves to highlight, the reasons they burn the flag in anger and yell at children singing songs like "God Bless America" is never put into context.

Van Jones likes to highlight the horrible history of what America did to the Native Americans, but ironically little attention is ever put on progressive Andrew Jackson, who was operating under the guise of "Manifest Destiny". The far left calls conservatives racists, even President Obama has made comments about rounding people up off the streets, but which Presidents actually did these things? Woodrow Wilson and FDR.

Glenn went on to ask Pat who he had learned more anti-American history/stories from, Barack Obama, Van Jones or him.

“Definitely you,” Pat answered.

While many on the extreme left say they hate America, they rarely provide substantive history or facts as to why. On the other hand, Glenn, who loves America, is willing to tell the truth, both bad and good, about American history – in context.

“MSNBC and their hosts are always bashing America, but they’re not putting it into context. They’re not telling you why the bad things happened the way they did. They are just telling you that they happened, so you think it’s a bad country,” Pat said. “They are not telling you it’s their own compatriots who share the ideology they do on those things. They don’t say 'that was my hero, FDR.' They don’t say 'that was my hero, one of the founders of my movement, Woodrow Wilson.' They never say that.”

Glenn added that the difference between the left and the right is that the right doesn’t want America destroyed – the same thing goes for libertarians, and the crazy extreme libertarians that will protest with Occupy because they agree on one point. The difference is that the left is preaching destruction, while the right is for construction. The right typically stands for something, while the left is only standing against something.

“We've [America] got serious issues, but we can deal with them – we can fix them,” Glenn said. “They want to destroy it. And that's the difference between us. Do you want to destroy it, or do you want to say, "We can be better than this"? Because that's the thing that all of our founders had in common. That's the thing that all of our great presidents had in common. Not the revisionist history progressive but the true great presidents, they all had something in common and they believed in the American people, they believed in the individual, and they believed that we could be better tomorrow than we are today. I believe that. I think you do.”

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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