Glenn: Words have real power

Well, better late than never, I guess.  60 Minutes has finally figured out that maybe, just maybe the Benghazi thing isn’t a phony scandal after all.

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Lt. Col. Andy Wood:  I made it known in a country team meeting you are going to get attacked.  You are going to get attacked in Benghazi.  It’s going to happen.  You need to change your security profile.

Lara Logan:  Shut down –

Lt. Col. Andy Wood:  Shut down operations, move out temporarily, or change locations within the city.  Do something to break up the profile, because you are being targeted.  They’re watching you.  The attack cycle is such that they’re in their final planning stages.

Lara Logan:  Wait a minute, you said they’re in the final planning stages of an attack on the American mission in Benghazi.

Lt. Col. Andy Wood:  It was apparent to me that that was the case.  Reading all these other attacks that were occurring, I could see what they were staging up to.  It was obvious.

Morgan Jones:  We’re here to kill Americans, not Libyans, so they’d give them a good beating, pistol whip them, beat them with their rifles and let them go.

Lara Logan:  We’re here to kill Americans.

Morgan Jones:  That’s what they said, yeah.

Lara Logan:  Not Libyans.

Morgan Jones:  Yeah.

Lt. Col. Andy Wood:  Coordination, planning, training, experience, personnel.  They practiced those things.  They knew what they were doing.

Wow!  It’s kind of like they knew all along it was a coordinated attack, and they knew that a coordinated attack was coming in advance, and they did nothing.  You know what would’ve been really great is if the media would’ve been nice enough to point this out as we were being told that it was a spontaneous reaction to a hateful YouTube video.

But it’s never too late for Americans to wake up and say wait a minute, they knew, and they lied, which puts this comment from Hillary Clinton when she was questioned about what happened before the attack in a whole new light now, doesn’t it?

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Hillary Clinton:  The fact is we had four dead Americans.  Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans?  What difference at this point does it make?

Of course she doesn’t want to answer that question.  I can guarantee that was rehearsed, because the honest answer to that question results in the end of her career in public service, at least it should, but I don’t know if it would.  George Soros is now helping her with finances for her run for President of the United States.

But the spin is about to come undone.  It is happening at such a dizzying rate that nobody it seems even bats an eye anymore, but people know that it doesn’t work.  People aren’t watching the news like they used to.  They know.  They know, and they know they’re getting nothing but lies.  Bob Woodward summed up what was best.  He said this is right at the heart of this administration’s scandals.  Listen:

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Bob Woodward:  I think it’s in The New York Times this morning that there is a review that Susan Rice, the national security advisor for Obama has done on Mideast policy.  They need to review this secret world and its power in their government, because you run into this rat’s nest of concealment and lies time and time again, then and now.

This is pretty amazing, a rat’s nest of concealment and lies.  Did you ever think you would see anyone on mainstream media say that?  But that’s what they’re choosing to spread.

The words that each of us choose, they have real power.  They have the power to build people up or tear them down, the power to heal or the power to destroy, the power to increase light or increase darkness.  Which will it be?

I remember when there was a time at least that the left understood the power of words, and they were really super concerned about the words, you know, that we use, and when I say “we use,” I mean Sarah Palin and me and you or the Tea Party.  They claimed that those words, hey, listen to the words.  It’s hateful.  It’s violent, and that we were causing the violence against people like Gabby Giffords.  Remember this?

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Howard Kurtz:  And then you said, and I’m quoting here, “Both are being finally held to account for recklessly playing with violent images in a way that is bound to incite the unstable.”

 

“Bound to incite the unstable.”  You’re connecting the dots between their rhetoric and violence.

Dana Milbank:  Well, between violence, but not in this case, the Loughner case.  What I – in a sense, it’s rough justice.  I think it is very important that people are held to account for this nasty rhetoric that is causing – in Glenn Beck’s case, I’ve documented a few cases in which it’s led a crazy person to snap…

Keith Olberman:  I think it’s time as a country we need to do a little soul searching, because I think that the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from the people in the radio business and some people in the TV business and what we see on TV and how our youngsters are being raised, it may be free speech, but it does not come without consequences.

Bill Maher:  But it’s also clear that he was very antigovernment.  I mean, if you read some of the stuff that we have that we know he wrote, I mean, it’s sprinkled with things, antigovernment ideas, treason, tyranny, the gold, get back to the gold standard, that kind of stuff that seems like, you know, I don’t know who else but Glenn Beck talks about that.

 

This Jared guy’s chalkboard in his basement, I’m not sure it wouldn’t look that different than Glenn Beck’s chalkboard.

Okay, that guy was a leftist and a Communist if I remember right, but that’s what they were doing.  They were accusing me and Sarah Palin and you of violence and inciting violence.  I wrote it down.  This kind of talk appeals to the unstable.  Zero evidence – I wonder what this guy was saying that was quoted back to me.

There’s never been any violence, never, at least that I’ve ever been made aware of, never.  In fact, quite the opposite:  The people that gather are the picture of restraint and decency and love for fellow man, but that doesn’t stop the free flow of lies, right?  We know that.

Okay, the only reason why I’m dredging up the past is because I want to show you the power of words and what our government is turning into.  I want you to look at the rhetoric of this president.  Watch:

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President Obama:  I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of, you know, fat cat bankers on Wall Street.

If you are a wealthy CEO or hedge fund manager in America right now, your taxes are lower than they have ever been.  And you can afford it.  You’ll still be able to ride on your corporate jet.  You’re just going to have to pay a little more.

Everybody, including the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations, have to pay their fair share.

Tell them to stop giving tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans who don’t need them and aren’t asking for them.  Tell them to start asking everybody to do their fair share and play by the same rules.

And what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more.

Okay, you know this.  I don’t have to keep going on.  You know this.  He is preaching the gospel of two Americas, that there is a small sliver of people that do nothing.  They don’t pay their fair share, the really uber rich, and then everybody else who’s carrying all the burden, when studies show, and I mean facts show, the IRS will show you that there’s over now 50% that don’t pay any taxes at all.  And they’re the haves and the have-nots.  That’s what it is, the rich guy and then you.

Now who’s going to take the blame?  Well, he takes the blame because he takes it from you, and he keeps it away from you.  How many times have we seen from the Tides Foundation and everybody else that the rich exploit the resources of the world and keep you down?  Meanwhile, while they’re saying that, they have union mobs descending on the private homes of the evil bank CEOs – screw him, screw him and all of his money.

The president has been billed as a uniter, and I guess it’s true if he’s uniting the 99% against the 1%, which those numbers aren’t even accurate.  This is an all-out class warfare act.  The reason why I’m bringing this up to you tonight is because your words do have power.  You’re getting lies from the top, and then they are keeping things away from you and never mentioning what’s really going on.

Tonight, I want to introduce you to the first victims in this war on the wealthy.  It’s a family of five, including a one-year-old.  They were slaughtered with a meat cleaver.  The man who carried out the slaying was a 25-year-old family relative.  Now, why did he do it, and why could I possibly say this has anything to do with this administration?

Well, according to a police source, “The family had too much.  The family had better income and a better lifestyle than him.”  That’s what the crazy man is saying.  Now where are you getting that envy?  For being successful and despite being kind enough to let a 25-year-old relative stay at their home, the 37-year-old mother of four, who wasn’t Bill Gates, was butchered, along with her nine, five, seven, and one-year-old.  The one-year-old was found decapitated.

Now, this is an amazing story no matter how you slice it, but I’m wondering where the press is, because the story happened just outside of New York City, so you know they have the trucks there.  They were so paranoid that the Tea Party would act out against any government official because they heard a lot of rhetoric about shrinking the size of government.

You couldn’t even say the word “target” without scolding somebody, yet the President of the United States and his allies constantly nonstop vilify anyone with any money.  They tell people they are taking it from you.  They blame them for every sort of every problem.  It’s not Bush; it’s the rich people, and if it’s not the rich people, it’s Bush.  They even have supported unions that intimidate and use violent tactics like surrounding private homes with mobs and beating people down at town halls and blocking “scab” truckers.  Think of just even that word, scabs.

And there’s silence from the media.  I want you to know because part of my job is to inform you on what I see coming, but you’re seeing it now.  It’s here, a class war and a race war not of your doing, and don’t participate in it in any way, shape, or form.  It’s a war on anyone who stands in the way of the agenda, even, believe it or not, if you’re an 87-year-old World War II veteran.

How could you possibly say that the administration had anything to do with the killing of an 87-year-old man?  Well, can we look at the facts?  The World War II Memorial during the phony shutdown, what happened to the World War II veterans?  Were they treated with respect?  Taking on America’s finest living heroes was something previously unthinkable, even among the dirtiest of politicians.

Growing up, we were all taught to respect our elders, especially those, the Greatest American Generation, but now, somehow or another, our teens are taught life doesn’t matter, and old people, it’s okay to use them as a political prop.  It’s even okay to hassle them.  We’re taught that old people and their stupidity is what caused today’s problems.  And if I may quote, so you’ve had your chance, grandma.  “Step aside, Grandma.  We want health care, and we want it now.”

Is it any wonder we see teens beating up and mugging World War II veterans just for giggles?  I want you to be very, very clear on what I’m saying.  While the president and his allies are leading this current race, the media and higher education have done such a great snow job on most of us and most of us have welcomed it with open arms because we wanted to believe, I mean, it’s much easier to believe that we can just take it from somebody else.

It’s much easier to believe that our kids really do deserve that trophy.  It’s really a lot easier on me as a parent.  I’m tired when I get home.  I don’t know about you.  I don’t want to teach my kids lessons.  I want somebody else to do it.  I have to teach them that life isn’t unfair?  That’s hard.  But universal law is universal law, and it doesn’t matter who uses it.

Life isn’t fair.  You’re not always going to win your way, even if you’re the good guy.  And words do have power.  I have a new and greater understanding of the power of words.  Words are like seeds, and when you scatter them all across the ground, some will take root, and some will not, depending on if it’s fertile soil or rocks.  And some will take very shallow roots, and some will take deep.  It depends not only who’s scattering them but also who’s receiving them.

The question is what seeds are you sowing?  What words will you choose?  I know their choice.  I got it.  I can’t do anything about their choice.  Let’s talk about me and you.  The answer can be found in this question:  Who is the author of your life?  I have two, God and me.  God created me, and then he gave me rights.  He gave me power, and he gave me responsibility, and I choose what I do with those.

Jesus said the son only does what he has seen the father doing, so who’s the author of your life?  Who’s your father?  For many, unfortunately, I believe it is now the father of all lies, and what they see him do, they will do.  And so we have a rat’s nest of concealment and lies.

CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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