Who Made the ADL the World's Thought Police?

Our president-elect tweeted that the absurd "journalism" from Buzzfeed was like Nazi Germany on Wednesday. Within hours, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) demanded an apology.

Why does an organization believe it has the right to police certain words? Who does the ADL think it is to believe they represent the Jewish perspective and the world perspective to such a degree they decide who can and can’t use words associated with World War II and the Holocaust?

Does anyone think that Trump was actually saying this is Nazi Germany? Does anyone think his use of an analogy to imply a fascistic/propagandist hatchet job was an actual comparison to Nazi Germany?

This is what Nazi Germany did and one should not be asked to fall in line and be silent because it may be uncomfortable to point out.

I am tired of the word police and the thought police. Frankly, I am offended that a single group believes they own and represent the global opinion on a topic. We have bigger problems in this world than people having a problem with words. There is no denying that the words "Nazi," "Hitler" and "Holocaust" are powerful and imply a visceral message, and using those words as a pejorative or as a slur or in a demeaning way is not acceptable.

I am currently reading a book written in the 1930s by Sebastian Haffner called Defying Hitler: A Memoir. At one point, Nazi Germany wasn't even Nazi Germany. The question is this: How did it become a name we must never forget but seemingly never reference? Of the circumstances that gave rise to Nazi Germany, Haffner writes:

With sheepish submissiveness the German people accepted that, as a result of the fire, each one of them lost what little personal freedom and dignity was guaranteed by the constitution; as though it followed as a necessary consequence.... more than one [of my colleagues] hinted that they had doubts about the official version; but none of them saw anything out of the ordinary in the fact that, from now on, one's telephone would be tapped, one's letters opened, and one's desk might be broken into.

Remember, this was before Nazi Germany became the horror we now know it was.

If we are to never forget, we must always first remember the seeds of hatred, statism, egotism, cult of personality, anti-Semitism and state-sponsored misinformation spread by the media and filmmakers of Berlin --- but we cannot view it in a vacuum. We must remember it in its proper context so that we can better understand the environment that allowed these seeds to take root and create a Germany that was inhuman.

No leader today is Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot or even Che. But are the seeds being sown domestically and abroad? Is the environment such that these seeds might actually take root? Are state actors today using misinformation to discredit their adversaries, domestic and abroad? Are the media complicit in this deception, covering the abuse of these state actors?

Trump knows America is not Nazi Germany just as he knows President Obama is not now a Hitler-like figure nor will he ever be. But he is right that what just happened to him --- the release of this dossier of obvious lies and half-truths --- looks a lot like the type of thing that was happening in Germany during the 1930's. It is my hope that we can all band together and look for constitutional solutions that will ensure America never becomes intolerant of those who think, act, worship or speak differently than those who happen to be in power.

May political correctness be pulled up by its roots whenever those from left or right ever try to use it to sow seeds of totalitarianism in thought or action.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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