For months, Glenn has been warning about the threat posed by Russia to the Western way of life. While he plans to go in-depth on the historical roots of the issue, he did point out to one very disturbing story on radio this morning. The BBC reports that Russia has banned transgendered and transexual people from obtaining driver's licenses, claiming they are "tightening medical controls for drivers" in light of rising accidents on the road. Should any government be able to deny a driver's license for such reasons?
"Russia just banned giving driver's licenses to people who are gay or transgendered or cross-dressing. Because they are psychologically unfit to drive. Warning. Warning. This is the way it began in the 1930s. It is time to unite. It is time for people who believe in less power for government, more power for people, people who believe that governments, when they go bad, round people up," Glenn said.
Get more on the threat posed by Russia during tonight's special episode 'The Red Storm' - airing at 5pm ET on TheBlaze TV.
Below is a rough transcript of this segment:
Glenn: I'm warning you with everything in me. We are seeing the 1930s play out all over again. It's -- it's all playing out, the same way again.
What did Hitler do? The first thing Hitler did was he changed the Nazi flag, and he made sure that it was in a sea of red. Why did he do that? Because that was the color of communists. Communists, they were national socialists against communists. Communists said, workers of the world unite. National socialists said, Germans unite. But they were both socialist, both Marxist.
So what Hitler did was, he said, let's change the flag, let's make sure it has red in it so we appeal to the communists. So we let them know, we're socialist too. We're socialist just like you. Come our way. We're about Germany, not about Russia.
Let's get these Russians out of here. The next thing he did was clean up the moral filth. If you hear -- if you read any of his speeches or hear any of his speeches before he's chancellor, he talks a lot about the moral filth. And he talks an awful lot about how Christianity is the answer. We just have to be pure in our Christianity. And we have to clean things up for God.
And so he went after the gays and anybody else that he decided to target. Why?
Because he could unite people. Remember, when things go out of control, people turn to God. What's happening in the Islamic world? How can people in the Islamic world believe this nonsense? The reason why is the clerics are saying, this is all happening to you because you're not paying attention to the Koran. You're not living the principles of the Koran.
That's how they get people. What's happening to us right now? I'm even telling you, the reason why this is happening is because we're not living the rules of God. We are not listening to the scriptures.
When we listen to the scriptures, we'll be okay. When we listen and obey God, we will be okay. But there's a difference. There's a difference. There's a difference between those that is listen to God and obey him. Listen to him and obey him. And those who instead say, listen to me, I will tell you what God says and obey me and what I'm saying is, God is telling me, let's go kill those people.
So what happened in Germany? So they started rounding up the Jews. They started rounding up any Christians, Bonhoeffer. Any Christians that disagreed. Remember, he was huge. He was huge. Hitler loved Jesus, until he got power. And within months, the crucifix and any image of Christ was taken off of the altars of the churches. And what was it replaced by? A picture of Adolf Hitler. So what's happening in Russia now? We were just talking about this during the break.
This is truly terrifying. You think it's Muslim extremists that hate gays and hate women. Listen to what they just passed Friday.
STU: Yeah. The law now bans drivers licenses for people who are not only gay -- all the gay things they're kind of hedging on, they're saying it's a disorder of sexual preference is what they're calling it. The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights, says the law bans all transgender people by gender, asexual, transvestite. Cross-dressers and people who need sex reassignment for driving.
PAT: If you don't have sex at all, you can't drive.
STU: Right? You have to do it exactly the way they want.
PAT: If you're asexual, you don't have sex.
GLENN: Why is that? It's the opposite reason why you have a one-child policy in China. You can't stop the children from being born in China. In Russia, nobody is having babies. They need to populate mother Russia.
STU: Also bans -- excuse me -- it says people with hereditary eye diseases, those with a height shorter than 150 centimeters, or 5 feet, limb amputees, as well as all of the sexuals.
So they're really banning -- they've had issues on the road, as we've seen Pat & Stu with Russian dash cams. They're not good drivers. But I don't think it has anything to do with the sexual orientation of the people controlling the cars.
GLENN: And, remember, it was two years ago or maybe a year ago, last Christmas that I was on CNN. And this is when everyone said, Glenn Beck has changed his views on gays.
I've never been for anything like this. I held the stance that the president now holds long before the president did.
But the story came out where one of the big Hollywood, you know, actors of Russia, one of the big stars in Russia, I think he was the number one TV star, came out and said, gays should be put in the ovens like Hitler did. Excuse me?
And I warned two years ago about heterofascism. It's here. Now, why is it there? Why is Russia doing this? Well, I explained a minute ago, the Hitler analogy, what happened last time with Hitler. This is exactly the same play that they did with Hitler.
But there's something else: What else?
If you go back and see history and you look at what he's now saying, he is talking about rebuilding the third Roman empire. This is critical to understand. And if you see the moves that he's been making and what he's doing, you will see that he's planning on destabilizing the West and marching through Europe. And the first thing he's doing is he's just like Hitler, changing the colors of the flag, he's helping fund the neo-Nazis. He is helping fund some of these things that are going on now that are anti-Islamic. Make no mistake. I am not anti-Islamic. I'm anti-jihadist, and I also believe in a melting pot.
If you come over here, you meld with us and become part of our society. You meld with us. Because you see something different in America. If you don't like the Constitution, if you don't believe that our system is the best system currently, not to say we can't improve it, not to say you have to be lock stock in with everything we do. But you believe all men are created equal. They're endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That we have a right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. We have a right to keep and bear arms. We have a right for no search and seizure of our papers. We can't be arrested, you know, just pulled aside without being able to face our accuser. That we have a right to a trial.
If you don't believe in those rights, get the hell out. Get the hell out because you're a problem. And there's lots of countries that don't believe in that. Go to one of those. Go to one of those. This is not one of those countries.