Progressivism's new fight: The war on excellence

Self-proclaimed ‘progressive’ New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has waged a war on charter schools despite the remarkable track record these schools have in successfully educating low-income minority children. On radio this morning, TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton broke down the ‘war on excellence’ leftists have waged across the country in order to ensure their collectivist notion of success is achieved.

“So there is a war that I want to talk to you about today here on the program,” Buck said. “No, not the fake war on women, not the war on drugs – although sometimes I like to talk about that. It's the war on excellence. It is the war on achievement.”

De Blasio’s anti-charter crusade should come as no surprise to those who paid attention to his words and actions during his time as NYC public advocate and his campaign for mayor. After all, the ‘everyone deserves a fair share’ mentality of progressives like de Blasio really isn’t as egalitarian as it may seem.

“A war on excellence. It sounds ridiculous… [But] there really is a war on excellence right now… I want to point out to you first that it is actually very instructive for a lot of left wing ideology policy positions. The reasons they act the way they do can be traced very directly to this concept,” Buck explained. “Class warfare, envy, all of that put together is also another form of it, an attack on those who achieve, an attack on the individual who strives and succeeds… You didn't built that. You have to remember that. You didn't build that. It was a collective, and this is of course at the heart of collectivist ideology.”

You may be thinking: Why should I care about what is happening in the progressive utopia that has become New York City? But, as Buck explained, what de Blasio is attempting in New York is a blueprint for what progressives hope to implement around the country.

“We need to understand now why it is they are willing to sacrifice advantaged children's futures, a human sacrifice, for the purpose of staying true to a left wing radical ideological impulse,” Buck said, “which is equality above all else, equality at the expense of excellence, equality at the expense of freedom, equality no matter the cost, the pain, the hopelessness it inflicts. You see success born of skill and talent is inherently tied to individualism.”

Ultimately, the government – at the federal, state, and local levels – is working to make inroads into your child’s classrooms as a means by which to spread left wing orthodoxy.

“Progressives don't just wage class warfare. Now they are waging classroom warfare. This is an assault on your rights as a parent… your rights as a student, or if you are a teacher who wishes is teach the way you see fit,” Buck concluded. “President Obama has shown his hostility at every turn to school choice… But it is resentment of success, a war on excellence, and it is a thread that you can stretch across the entirety of the Democratic agenda in this country right now.”

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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