The Dangerous Marxist Terrorist Obama Released From Prison

While most everyone is talking about President Obama commuting the sentence of traitor Bradley Manning, there's another release that should garner as much attention.

"Yesterday, the president released Oscar Lopez Rivera. Who is he? A Puerto Rican nationalist and one of the leaders of FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional or Armed Forces of National Liberation)," Glenn said Wednesday on radio.

In 1981, Lopez was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for seditious conspiracy, the use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and conspiracy to transport explosives with an intent to destroy government property. In 1988, Rivera was sentenced to an additional 15 years for conspiring to escape from Leavenworth. He was one of the 14 convicted FALN members offered conditional clemency by Bill Clinton in 1999, but rejected the offer.

"Let me tell you how bad this guy is," Glenn said. "In 1980, a robber breaks into an apartment. He's so freaked out by what he finds, he goes to the police and says, Hey, I want to tell you something. I was trying to rob this guy's house. You guys need to know what I found."

What did he find? Oscar Lopez Rivera's apartment, full of high-end explosives and plans of government buildings in Chicago.

"Why is this guy so important to pardon? Who is influencing the president to bring him up on his radar? Why does he even know about this guy? I don't keep track of the Marxist terrorists that are in prison," Glenn said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Okay. I have a few things to say today about Barack Obama and about the release of prisoners.

Everyone is paying attention to who is being called Chelsea Manning. I'm sorry. It's Bradley Manning. You can identify. But that doesn't mean I have to identify. It doesn't mean I have to play into your madness. You want to have the surgery, have the surgery, and I will say you're a woman. But until you have had the surgery -- and even then, I'm giving you a gift. You're still biologically a man.

But I'll go with it. But I'm not going to go over the cliff with the rest of humanity and deny science. Don't call me a science denier. I'm not going to deny science.

So, anyway -- why we're even talking about that is irrelevant, except I think that's why the president released Bradley Manning because he's struggling with his sexuality. Is that why we released him? Why did we release this guy? Seriously.

STU: That was not part of their justification for the move.

GLENN: Okay. Good. I'm glad to hear that. The op-eds I read about it yesterday or last night were all saying they thought that was what played the big role.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: I can't believe that. I don't want to believe that.

PAT: Oh, I absolutely would believe that.

JEFFY: Oh, me too.

PAT: Wouldn't you believe that?

JEFFY: Me too.

GLENN: I don't want to believe it.

PAT: Can you believe that? That makes perfect sense. That makes perfect sense in this mad world of Barack Obama.

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: I don't think that's what played.

PAT: It may or may not have, I don't know.

GLENN: The other guy -- we'll get back to Bradley Manning. Because that is offensive.

PAT: Even Democratic senators are speaking out against that. And we'll play some.

GLENN: The other guy he released at the same time, not the general, the Marxist terrorist --

PAT: From Chicago.

GLENN: And nobody is talking about him. And I want to have a -- a conversation with those on the left that now fear Donald Trump, that say you can't compare the two, I want to show you why you're wrong, next.

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GLENN: Yesterday, the president released Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Who is he? A Puerto Rican nationalist and one of the leaders of FALN. F-A-L-N. In 1981, Lopez was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for seditious conspiracy, the use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms, conspiracy to transport explosives with an intent to destroy government property. He was also in '88 sentenced to an additional 15 years for conspiring to escape from Leavenworth. He's one of the 14 convicted FALN members, offered conditional clemency by Bill Clinton in '99, but he rejected the offer. Why?

First, let me tell you how bad of a guy this guy is. In about 1980, in Chicago -- Chicago, huh. Another connection to Chicago. And that circle of friends of Barack Obama that exists. I'm sure he knows about this guy because of his connections to the circle of old Marxists in Chicago. I could be wrong.

But that is something that if the media took serious, we could dismiss. So in 1980, a robber breaks into an apartment. He's so freaked out by what he finds, he goes to the police and says, "Hey, I want to tell you something. I was trying to rob this guy's house. You guys need to know what I found."

Now, that takes something, doesn't it? So what did he find?

He found an apartment full of explosives. High-end explosives. And plans of government buildings in Chicago.

This is a group that is a communist, Marxist, radical group that wants freedom for Puerto Rico to become a communist state. Cuba. And this is one of them.

He's one of the 14 convicted members. He was tied directly to the bombing of one federal building and to the -- the explosives and the plans in that apartment.

He said he's a freedom fighter. He's an avowed communist. He's an avowed -- I would call him terrorist. But he says everything that he has done, he has done and was justified.

He said this is a -- an illegal court. I'm not going to participate in this trial.

He didn't participate. He's admitted it. He has stood on that he was right and that he would do it again. In '99, will you take the deal and say you don't have anything to do with it, you're not going to be involved? No. In '99.

He has been an avowed Marxist, communist terrorist since the 1970s. And Barack Obama decides to pardon him.

Now, what are the details of this? Who is this guy? Why is this guy so important to pardon?

Who is influencing the president to bring him up on his radar? Why does he even know about this guy? I don't keep track of the Marxist terrorists that are in prison.

Who is? They obviously influenced Bill Clinton because Bill Clinton, I don't think, was hanging out with Marxist revolutionaries. Maybe he was. But he didn't have a history of it.

Barack Obama does. And then when he does things like this, it makes people who think that Marx was wrong, always wrong, and every time it's tried, it ends in violence and massive graves, were concerned.

And because everyone on the left dismissed it, mocked, and ridiculed, we started to think, gosh, everybody is. Everybody on the left, everybody who is a Democrat must be a Marxist, because they don't care.

I don't believe that's true. But as you're trying to figure out, why? Why does nobody trust the press? Why was everybody so freaked out about Barack Obama?

And Donald Trump, you know, he's clearly a bad guy. This guy had nothing. He was just a great guy and a hero and an all-American guy.

No. There were many things he said and more things that he did that verified concern that he has serious Marxist tendencies and surrounded by bad people.

I can understand why you fear the next guy. Please, if we're going to make progress, you have to understand why we feared the last guy.

If you can admit that and say, "Ah, I see and your fears are valid," just like I say, "I see and I can -- I can validate your fears. I may not agree with them, but they're valid," then and only then can we make progress. But somebody on the left has got to step forward and say that. But it will take massive, massive cojones because you're not going to be popular with your side.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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