Three Things You Need to Know - September 6, 2017

Pressure Points

Revolution. These three things are present in every single one.

Economic instability. War. Civil unrest.

It’s top down, bottom up, and you are caught in the middle turning inside out through the chaos. Pretty soon the cries can be heard for someone --- anyone --- to make it all stop. By any means necessary.

After getting bogged down in multiple foreign wars, the economic fallout was inevitable. The ineffective --- and increasingly corrupt --- government was powerless to stop it. In fact, it appeared they actually wanted it to happen. Spending then borrowing, spending then borrowing --- in just three years the national debt doubled.

Was it really a surprise when the academics and other members of the middle class began inciting the poor and disenfranchised to violence?

What I’ve just described may sound familiar, but it’s actually the same conditions that led to the French storming the Bastille in 1789.

How many pressure points can a nation endure?

We’ve been bogged down in foreign wars since the turn of the 21st century. Now, North Korea is knocking on our door. From the year 2000 until today, the national debt has nearly quadrupled. First Harvey, now Irma. Can the already weakened economy withstand this much weight?

And finally, civil unrest. We are approaching violence in the streets not seen since the 1960s. People like Frances Fox Piven were advocating violence in 2004, but the Occupy movement just a few years later didn’t quite get there. Fast forward a few years. Antifa and the alt right are lighting streets on fire.

Our pressure points are being pushed and we have tough times ahead of us. Beware those inciting violence and advocating hate. Chaos is coming. Don’t let them turn you inside out amongst it.

Miami's Vulnerability

It won’t survive.

That’s what the former FEMA Director said when he was asked how the Miami area would hold up under a severe water surge from a major hurricane and related flooding. It. Won’t. Survive.

Hurricane Irma is on a projected path to make landfall in south Florida. It could hit Miami this Sunday. Irma is a Category 5, with 185 mile-per-hour winds, already the second strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic.

Amazingly, Miami hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane --- Category 4 or stronger --- since 1926. That one killed 400 --- the third deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. But Miami at the time was a quaint resort town compared to what it is today.

Yesterday, two firms estimated a repeat of the 1926 Miami hurricane could cause $130 billion in property damage.

Why is Miami so vulnerable? Its flood-control system was designed in the 1950s and desperately needs updating. Our government has blown through hundreds of billions of dollars on wasteful spending that could have been applied to preparation.

Just last year, the government found the cash to study TV binge-watching, comedy clubs, monkey drool, fish treadmill endurance testing and hamster fights. Miami itself has been the home of a radio and TV station, attempting to broadcast into Cuba, but was blocked by Fidel Castro. Half a billion dollars down the tubes.

What happens when you have a country more concerned with political favors than prioritizing what really matters?

It. Won’t. Survive.

Even Congress Doesn’t Trust Congress Anymore

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced it would be ending DACA. That’s the Obama-era Presidential edict that allowed hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.

The plan would give Congress six months to fix the problem.

And the reaction, from too many members of Congress, was, "How dare he let us handle this!"

Even Congress doesn’t trust Congress anymore.

It was Obama who in the fall of 2010 said this: "I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."

We all knew that was true then (except Barack Obama).

Now, Trump returned power to Congress and many complained.

Our Founders thought the balance of powers would work because each branch would want to protect their own power. Now, when decisions are tough, they fall over themselves to give that power away.

As Trump said yesterday: "I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that’s not how democracy works."

Sorry, that wasn’t Trump --- that too was Barack Obama. He was right.

Even Congress doesn’t trust Congress anymore. And neither should you.

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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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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