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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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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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