How do you transform a nation? Nudge, shove, shoot

There is some debate as to whether or not President Obama has provided the ‘hope and change’ he once vowed to restore, but he has followed through on at least one of his promises: the fundamental transformation of America. So how does one go about fundamentally transforming a country? According to Glenn, it involves a series of nudges, shoves, and shoots.

“The president would like to fundamentally transform the United States of America, and this is already happening. I want you to go to TheBlaze.com and see the story ‘Is this America: Parent manhandled, arrested while speaking out against Common Core in a public forum.’ It is one of the most shocking things I have seen, and we've seen a lot, but this is the push cart,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Write this down in your diary and your kids will look at you as a prophet later. Write this down in your diary. This is a road sign. As much as the pushcart was in Tunisia where the guy set himself on fire and I said, ‘Mark this down. This is going to spiral all across the Middle East, it will destabilize it and it will lead to World War III.’ The only thing that hasn't happened yet is the World War III thing, but I believe that starts in Syria. And Syria started because of Egypt, and Egypt started because of the pushcart.”

Glenn explained that the story of the Maryland father, who was arrested after raising questions about the Common Core standards and is now being charged with second degree assault and potentially facing 10 years in prison, is a prime example of how unrecognizable this country has become.

“Now, the fundamental transformation of America and turning us into an absolute recognizable police state, I believe this little incident in Baltimore is the beginning of it,” Glenn continued. “You show me anything that is anything but shocking. Even the crowd, when it started to happen, gasped when they saw the bully this policeman was to this man. It was totally reasonable. And all he's trying to do is stand up and defend his right to a decent education. No one would expect this or accept this from the free market, no one. Only people that can get away with treatment like this are governments. And you are living in a country where maybe 200 million of your fellow citizens are cattle and sheep. I am not cattle. I am not sheep. I won't be treated as such. If this is the way America wants to live their life, you have a good time. I opt out.”

Six years ago, Glenn laid out a plan for the transformation of a nation, and it all centered around one thing: control. If you want to transform the nation, you have to control:

1. Media and Culture.

“Well, they've had that for a long time, from Hollywood, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times, the music – everything is run by the left,” Glenn said.

2. Education

“They're taking that last step now to not only have control of it, they've had control of it forever. But now they no longer care what you even say,” he explained. “Common sense is completely dead. Literally two plus two can equal five, if your kid can explain it on how he got there. And if it's a pretty smart way of getting there, it's not wrong. It's not right, but it's not wrong. Excuse me? Two plus two equals four. It always does. We are literally living in 1984. They are changing the answers to math now.”

3. Banks

“Do they control the banks? You're damn right they do. You're damn right they do. Most importantly, I believe the bank controls us,” Glenn said. “The Federal Reserve. They're destroying what is in your bank. Everything that you've worked hard for, they're destroying it.”

4. Health care

“Medical, do they control it,” Glenn asked. “Not yet. If Ted Cruz has his way, not yet.”

5. Communication

“We know they control communication now. Look at who they're in bed with. The guys from Facebook and Google and everybody,” he said. “How do you think these riots and these revolutions started over in the Middle East? Through Facebook.”

6. Food and Farms

“Do they control food and farms? You talk to a farmer. You see how much they're controlling.”

7. Police and Military

“You think they have control of the police,” Glenn asked. “The Department of Homeland Security is now involved in police business, your local police business all the time. How much money has the government given to our local police so they can have military style weapons, military style tanks. These things are tanks that are driving in our streets.”

8. Jobs

“You control those things and ya got it. Well, they got em,” Glenn said. “Now, they didn't six years ago. They got em now. They had a lot of em, but they didn't have all of em. And I couldn't figure out how you could get things like the military. Well, they've done it.”

So once you gain the necessary control. how do you go about transforming?

“Now, to transform it, you have to have all those things and then you use certain things. You have to use every crisis that comes your way. That's why the president gave this speech yesterday about a transformation of America on gun laws. We need to have fundamental transformation,” Glenn explained. “He used the word ‘transformation’ on the understanding of guns and our gun laws. Then you need to use economic pressure. You want that pressure to be there so that bottom rises up. You use propaganda. Need I remind you that we just legalized propaganda being used by the government on our own people. We just made that legal. Why? Why didn't anybody say anything about it? My gosh, historians are going to rip us apart.”

“Then you use war. Because war is the big one. That's a game changer because if you can make war bad enough, everybody just wants peace in the end and they will take it in any way that they can get it,” he continued. “Then you need to redefine who the enemies are. Are you telling me that that's not happening? We all were clear who Al Qaeda is. Now we're partnering with Al Qaeda, and it's the TEA Party that is the problem. It's the people who are against Common Core that are the radicals.”

“You use behavioral scientists and you figure out with behavioral scientists how to get people to nudge them into – well, that is Cass Sunstein and this President has a team of behavioral scientists. That doesn't seem to bother America anymore. They are treating you like a lab rat,” Glenn concluded. “That's how they're treating you. That's how they look at you. And it all boils down to nudge, shove, and then shoot. First they nudge you. They put the carrots toward the front and the French Fries in the back. And then when you won't do what they ask you to do, then they just shove you. That's what happened, and this is a really big change.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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