Are we seeing history repeat itself? Let's take a look at the Armenian Genocide

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Let’s look at ISIS. Clearly, that is evil, right? So, what do you need to defeat ISIS? You need the info. That’s hard to get in today’s world because we’re not being given the information. We’re being told that it’s just the jayvee league, that they’re just a small band. We’re told that it has nothing to do with Islam as they understand Islam. So, we have a huge barrier here of information.

Then connect. It’s really hard to connect because you’re called a racist. Notice the pattern here? You can’t get the information because if you even say the information or spread the information, you’re an Islamophobe or you’re a racist or a bigot. If you decide you’re going to share this information and connect with others, you all become Islamophobes or you’re bigots.

The third one is to take action. Now, this one is hard because these guys are over in the Middle East. What are you going to do? We’re going to focus on action in the coming weeks and months because this has to stop. Unspeakable evil is happening, and the answer is—can you fight and win? The answer is yes, but I don’t believe we should be against things. We’re not against Grover Norquist. I’m for the Second Amendment and an end of corruption. I’m for transparency.

I’m not against ISIS as much as I am for the First Amendment, the right to practice your faith. When you’re for something, there’s real power behind it. And there is unspeakable evil on the march in the Middle East. Christians and other religious minorities—heck with that, some people aren’t Muslim enough are being slaughtered, and we’ve seen the videos.

So, where are the leaders? Where are the Churchills? Where are the Bonhoeffers? I contend they’re right there. They’re you. We have shown you the regular citizen taking matters into their own hands and trying to help defend themselves and fight back against ISIS, and I personally think this is the wave of the future because we now can connect. We don’t need others to do it. We have to do it ourselves. It’s not enough in and of itself.

Positions of power come with responsibility, and the global superpowers have only delivered platitudes and politically correct soft admonitions. So far, only one major leader is calling a spade a spade, and that is The Pope, Pope Francis.

He has called for “the defense and protection of our brothers and sisters, who are persecuted, exiled, killed, beheaded, for the only reason of being a Christian.” He said, “They are our martyrs today and they are many; we are able to say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries.” He went on to say he sincerely hopes that the international community does not look the other way.

The Pope has also called to attention something the rest of the world doesn’t have the spine to address, and that is this, the Armenian genocide that happened in 1915. This is critically important. There were 2 million Armenians. Just a few short years later, there were only 400,000 left.

Amidst collapse, the Ottoman Turks, the Muslims, slaughtered the adult men right away. Anyone not killed was forced to march into the desert and the mountains with no food or water. Most died horrific deaths along the way. Few survived. Scholars and historians have absolutely no doubt on what happened, but yet Turkey still aggressively denies and attacks anyone moving to officially recognize it. It is still illegal in Turkey to use the word genocide.

The Turkish government spends millions and millions of dollars every single year using their clout to lobby against anyone in the world pushing a bill to recognize it. Apparently their clout is significant because even the United States of America hasn’t officially recognized it yet. I want you to think about that one for a minute. This country—Turkey has so much power over the world leaders and this country that it can stop us from merely speaking the truth that we know is true.

But on Sunday, The Pope spoke boldly, referring to it as the first genocide of the 20th century. He urged the leaders of the world to recognize it, saying, “Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it.” Turkey responded with a predictable outrage. They recalled their ambassador and the Turkish Foreign Minister and then Tweeted, “Religious offices are not places through which hatred and animosity are fueled by unfounded allegations.”

The real question is why in the world would Turkey care? It happened 100 years ago. Every nation has its scars. Germany recovered from the Nazis. America recovered from the slavery wrongs. They were acknowledged and corrected. We vow not to repeat them again. We learn from those.

But as we all know, the only way not to repeat history is to know our history. Next week, our latest episode of The Root is called “The Christian Holocaust.” This is pretty stark language for us to use to call something the Holocaust. We’re using it intentionally because the world needs to wake up to this. As you will see, there is an important historic reason that nobody talks about because nobody wants to look into it, but this Holocaust played an important role setting up the 20th century.

As The Pope alluded, there is more to the story that the media doesn’t report on. Buried towards the end or omitted in most of the stories is something else The Pope said. He pointed out “Catholic and Orthodox Syrians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Greeks” were also killed in the genocide 100 years ago at the hands of the Ottoman Muslim Turks. Christians were systematically slaughtered by the millions.

Armenia is one of the very first Christian nations, and over 95% of the population identifies itself as Christian. The Assyrians, the Greeks, were also targeted for extermination, and they were also Christians. We next week will show you the true history, and you will understand why Turkey cares so deeply about not admitting what happened 100 years ago and why they go to the extreme lengths to deny any wrongdoings. But more importantly, you will understand why we must now stand in the face of evil and declare it once and for all. Don’t miss it, 5 PM next Thursday.

So, while the world leaders sleep, The Pope is on the front lines, calling evil by its name. The president, our president, has refused to identify the religion of Christians beheaded on the beach. The Pope, on the other hand, calls these people martyrs. Why? A martyr is somebody who simply dies for what they believe, in this case, being a Christian.

The Pope is able to do so confidently because he understands the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He understands history. We’ve seen this all play out before, and we’re now seeing it again. The Pope is refusing to remain silent, thank God. He called out ISIS for their persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria, who are “publicly and ruthlessly put to death, decapitated, crucified, burned alive, and forced to leave their homeland.”

Refusing to speak evil against evil is in itself evil, and Bonhoeffer was right, God will not hold us guiltless for our inaction. So, what is it you do? You get the information. You learn history. We will show you that on The Root next Thursday.

Second, once you’re informed, you connect with others, and then you take action. Action is going to be something that is in this case very personal to each one of us. We’ve already shown you ways to take action. We will show you many ways before we hit the summer months. There needs to be a great awakening in our country, not against something, but for our brothers and sisters of all faiths who are now being put to death because they see God a different way than monsters do.

So, let’s concentrate tonight on info. We do that. We have a couple of guests in tonight that we’re going to share some of the things they know firsthand what is happening over there, and we will spend some time getting to know them and hearing their story. And then I’d ask that you would share these shows on social media because the words really do matter, the words that are said and the words that are left unsaid. The time will come when we ask you to take action, and action is coming. Tonight, we concentrate on the story, the words that need to be said.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


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It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.