New Playbook: Van Jones admits progressives are manipulating the American public

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The progressives have a long history of using propaganda and manipulation in order to influence the public. When he was back on FOX News, Glenn would often reference Edward Bernays, a pioneer in propaganda and public relations who argued that manipulation of the masses was an "important element in democratic society." Bernays served in Woodrow Wilson's administration. Today, the manipulation continues. An article on The Blaze reveals the latest progressive handbook, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic, which is now being heralded as a "game changer" for the progressive movement.

The Blaze explains:

Similar to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” the fingerprints of Lakoff’s advice are seemingly on the framework of almost every political debate, whether the participants are aware of it or not.

For instance, it doesn’t matter that Republicans have been arguing that a baby is a baby, whether it is in the womb or not, for decades.  Today, you will rarely hear someone who is in favor of abortion refer to the baby as anything but a “fetus.”  They typically use the words “reproductive rights” or “a woman’s right to choose” to re-frame the debate from whether a baby is being killed to whether a woman has “reproductive rights,” never responding to the argument that a baby is involved.

Similarly, you can try to explain to a group of “Occupiers” why taxing the rich won’t help them land a job, but all you will likely leave with is an earful of how Wall Street is “greedy” and how people are being exploited.

Another one of Lakoff’s main “themes” is that conservatives embody, essentially, an abusive father household, and that leftists embody a welcoming one where both parents make decisions together.  Referencing a book from 1970, Lakoff reportedly writes that “the role of the mother [in the idealized conservative family] is to uphold the authority of the father.  If she does not, she may have to be disciplined as well.”

The book has been praised by Van Jones, George Soros, and the MoveOn.org founder Joan Blades. Jones even calls the author George Lakoff the "Jedi Master of language" for his ability to manipulate using words.

"What do Jedis have to do with language?  They manipulate people's minds.  That's exactly what they do.  They manipulate what other people think and say for their own benefit because they're Jedis.  They know better," Glenn said.

"Van Jones means what he wrote about this book.  This guy is great at manipulating the message.  He knows how to make people who would normally never agree with progressive policies vote for those progressive policies.  So who is the author of this book, George Lakoff?  He is an extraordinarily influential political progressive thinker," Glenn said.

"You know how whenever Democrats lose an election, they invariably blame their poor messaging and never, ever the content of their policies?  Lakoff is the one that came up with that," Glenn said.

In the book, Lakoff claims that progressives need to reclaim the word "liberty", and as Glenn showed on radio people like Van Jones are already leading the charge.

Here are some Van Jones quotes showing Lakoff's theories in practice:

VAN JONES:  Shouldn't we have the right and the liberty to be energy producers and not be dictated to twelve times a year by energy companies that dictate how much we're going to pay for energy, when we're going to pay it, how many asthma inhalers we're going to have as a consequence?  Shouldn't we have the liberty as Americans to power this country in a new way?

VAN JONES:  If all you care about is individual economic liberty and you don't give a hoot about justice, you get a different type of tyranny.  You get corporate tyranny.  No, no.  They say, "Well, Obama is a socialist, you see?  The government is trying to take over the economy."  BS.  The corporations are trying to take over the government!  That's what's happening!

Glenn urged listeners to get informed, get activated, and to vote. 

"You cannot win the war of ideas if you don't understand their tactics and you're not committed to being able to fight those tactics with facts and finesse.  You can't win if you're not committed and activated because they are using Jedi mind tricks.  Admittedly so.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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