Democracy Spring: Communism Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

The left has glorified the "Arab Spring" of 2010 as an uprising by the people and for the people --- but what is a "spring" and is it really a good thing?

“You have to understand, when anybody puts ‘spring’ in there, they know what that means. You may not know what that means, but they know what that means,” Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Who are “they” and just what is a spring? The short answer is “they” are communists. The longer answer involves George Soros and the groups he funds:

• Black Lives Matter

• NAACP

• Occupy Wall Street

• Muslim Brotherhood

The first “spring” took place in 1848 and was spearheaded by Karl Marx. The “Spring of Nations” targeted the governments of Europe and was meant to topple all repressive regimes. Marx moved to France when he was kicked out of Germany and, thankfully, his “spring” failed and failed again. The “Arab Spring” was the first apparent success story for this type of movement, but it was by no means the people who made it happen.

“The first time it really worked was the Arab Spring," Glenn said. "And it was the same kind of people. Remember, it wasn't the Muslims that did it. It was the Muslim Brotherhood, assisted by American communists and Occupy Wall Street and the Bill Ayers and all of those guys, Code Pink, they were the ones assisting that."

While "Democracy Spring" sounds like a noble movement, a "spring" is all about toppling the status quo and bringing down the current system of government. Why would anyone want to do this? For George Soros, it's just for fun --- and a little profit.

Glenn played audio of George Soros talking about why he chose to take part in these disruptions.

“The first part was this subversive activity, disrupting the passive regimes. That was a lot of fun,” Soros said. “And that's actually what got me hooked on this whole enterprise. Seeing what works in one country, trying it in the other country. So it was like a kind of --- it developed a matrix, in fact, that we had national foundations, and then we had certain specialized activities.”

This is all important to know because this summer, Donald Trump surrogate Roger Stone has called for the #DaysOfRage --- a term that comes straight out of the summer of 1968.

“Summer of Rage is what Donald Trump is calling for. And make no mistake, he is planting the seeds,” Glenn said. “And I have to tell you, it's either the biggest coincidence, or he is part of this idea of the leftists, to bring us down to our knees.”

Knowing the goal is chaos and toppling the government, it’s no surprise the Muslim Brotherhood is targeting Washington, D.C. and the city where the Democratic National Convention is being held – Philadelphia.

“[Trump] is friends with George Soros, but I don't think that he's part of the bringing down of America," Glenn said. "But in the end, it will be part of that because chaos leads to that, top-down, bottom-up, inside-out."

As this election continues to heat up, as discontent continues to rise and as you begin to hear more about the “Democracy Spring” --- remember what it’s really about and don’t give in.

Featured Image: A Bahraini protester shouts slogans during clashes with riot police following a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising, on February 12, 2016, in the mainly Shiite village of Sitra, south of Manama. (Photo credit: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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