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.

President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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