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.”

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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