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.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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