DNC: The Night of a Thousand Victims

Covering night one of the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), Glenn gave not one, but two perspectives.

"I watched this last night as me, a guy who knows what progressives are, knows what is going on in the news, knows all of the stuff about the emails, knows everything that's happening on the streets outside," Glenn said.

And the other persona that showed up?

"I also tried to watch it as just someone who is the average American . . . worried about their job, worried about terrorism. You know, watching Donald Trump, seeing a little bit of that last week, maybe watching his speech, but not really following things," Glenn said.

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Overall, Glenn thought it one of the best convention nights Democrats have ever held --- the stage, the production, the politics.

"Watching it as me, the author of the new book Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fear for Power and Control, last night was a full-fledged exhibit on how it works. Truly remarkable," Glenn said.

Here's what Glenn's two personas had to say:

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It was the night of a thousand victims, everybody who had a problem with anything. Take Cory Booker for instance, the Democratic senator from New Jersey.

"If I had to hear him talk about the Founders for one more second, I think my head would explode. How, you know, blacks were only a percentage of a person. Obviously, Cory, you need to read Frederick Douglass. Are you more oppressed than Frederick Douglass was?" Glenn asked rhetorically.

Frederick Douglass once felt the same way Cory Booker does now, that the Founders were racist and the Constitution is a racist, flawed document. But then Douglass educated himself, reading the Constitution to find out what the Founders meant by the three-fifths clause and how it was a step toward ending slavery. Douglass became a huge supporter of the Constitution. In fact, his debate on the Constitution, if read, would change Cory Booker forever.

"Do you think you're more of a victim than Booker T. Washington? Have you read Up From Slavery? And if you haven't, you should. And if you have, maybe you should read it again," Glenn said.

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So it was a night of a thousand victims, with Elizabeth Warren talking about how everyone is a victim of the disunity coming from the Republican Party, which is separating us into groups.

"Whites and blacks don't get along because the Republicans are separating the whites from the blacks and telling us to make sure you notice the differences," Glenn said.

In reality, it's not Republicans doing the separating and pointing out perceived differences. It's Democrats and particularly the Democrat-in-Chief, President Barack Obama, who should take credit for pitting "groups" against each other.

Yes, the progressive machine was on full throttle night one of the DNC, and it was absolutely brilliant.

"It was a spectacle. It was beautiful. It looked successful," Glenn said. "They had all the stars there. All the big singers were there. It was produced really well. J.J. Abrams made some of the films in between. It was done really well."

The videos between speakers emotionally connected with the audience, bringing some to tears.

"It wasn't the speeches that were effective and important last night. It was the things they put between the speeches because it was a night of a thousand victims of Donald Trump. And they were extraordinarily effective, to the point to where if I were somebody who wasn't following politics, there is no way I would not only not vote for Donald Trump; there is no way I would ever even consider voting for a Republican, ever."

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One of the first videos featured was an 11-year-old illegal alien, sitting in a crowd with Hillary Clinton at a school. When the girl started to cry, she said, "I'm just afraid my mom and dad will be taken away from me in the middle of the night." Hillary responded, "Come here," held her and said, "I don't want you to worry about that anymore. I'm going to worry about that for you. You don't worry about that. Your mom and dad are great, and I'm going to work hard to make sure that nobody ever comes for you or your family."

"Honestly, everyone in the video and the crowd, crying. You know how I feel about Hillary Clinton, but it made me look at her and go, 'Wow, she's kind of a nice person.' No, she's not. No, she's not. I just talked to a big Democrat yesterday who said, 'I have been in the room with her many times, and she is the hardest woman I have ever met,'" Glenn said.

So Hillary was made a very sympathetic figure last night.

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"I disagree with everything that just happened on stage, but my heart is moved. That's how progressives do it, when they do it well. Progressives on the right appeal to your head and your anger, your fear and your anger. Progressives on the left play into your fear with compassion," Glenn said.

The featured videos did a very effective job of connecting emotionally. So did Michelle Obama.

"I think it was Michelle Obama that said, "We're role models, and our kids are watching television. Who do you want to be the person on television for the next four years telling your children how to behave, giving the example of how your children should behave?" Extraordinarily effective. If you're watching it as a mom, if you're watching it with either somebody who agrees with the progressive nonsense or just doesn't understand what the truth is or what's going on," Glenn said.

Another moving moment featured a young, intelligent woman in a wheelchair, speaking as if Donald Trump had mocked her. Without playing the victim she eloquently and beautifully said how sorry she is for Donald Trump, that she can't imagine anyone living with that much hatred in their heart.

"Now, I'm a father of a daughter with cerebral palsy, who has done remarkable things, so I'm maybe a little more sensitive to this, but I don't think so. If I watched this as a typical mom, and, again, especially a typical mom who doesn't understand the progressive history of eugenics and also what Obamacare is doing to people who have disabilities, I wouldn't have voted for anybody else," Glenn said.

In fact, the moment was more about Republicans than Donald Trump.

"It wouldn't have been about Donald Trump at that point; it would have been about every single Republican: 'You people are disgusting. You're standing with that. You're cheering for that. You're fighting for that.' Devastating and deadly," Glenn said.

Where the progressive left has mastered connecting emotionally, the progressive right --- or Republicans in general, for that matter --- have failed.

"We say we don't need Hollywood. We don't need movies. We don't need television. We don't need art. Yes, we do. Yes, we do. And this is why. Because you must capture the heart," Glenn said.

The featured video segments made such an emotional impact, they lessened the divisive comments made by speakers.

"You listen to the speeches from the politicians, and they were like divide, divide, divide. He's rich. He's white. He's this. He's that. It was all division. The politicians were dividing, but you're not hearing their words because your heart has been moved so much," Glenn said. "It's deadly. It's a deadly combination."

Listen to the full segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaking at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, courtesy of DNC 2016.

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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