Three Things You Need to Know - September 28, 2017

UC Berkley is a circus.

There are only a couple of situations in life where you need a tent.

When you’re camping.

When you’re setting up a circus.

And that’s about it. 

But the tent that was put up during the latest protest at UC Berkeley was totally different.

This tent was an “Empathy Tent.” Doesn’t that make you feel so warm inside? The “empathy tent” was designed to give opposing forces a “safe space” to flesh out their political disagreements in a peaceful environment.

Right-wing group “Patriot Prayer” was speaking on campus when leftist groups “By Any Means Necessary” and Antifa showed up to protest.

What could go wrong?

It wasn’t long before representatives from both sides were placed in the tent to talk it out. Of course, talking turned to yelling, which turned to pushing, which turned to fighting.

Almost immediately, the brawling escalated to the point that the tent was nearly toppled. Police officers rushed to the scene.

Four people were arrested, including an activist for “By Any Means Necessary” named Yvonne Felcara. Yvonne has an interesting profession for an extreme left-wing activist. She’s a middle school teacher. Don’t you feel confident in the future of our country? She was arrested on suspicion of rioting, obstruction and battery. This was not her first arrest.

And this nonsense does not come cheap.

This protest comes after UC Berkeley preemptively spent $600,000 to ensure protests didn’t turn violent when Ben Shapiro spoke on campus.

We live in a world where apparently people with different opinions cannot talk to each other in a civil fashion. At all.

We live in a world where it costs $600,000 to stop middle school teachers from becoming violent.

We live in a world where “empathy tents” exist. 

And our inability to be considerate human beings is making our world worse.

UC Berkeley has shown, once again, that it is not a bastion of education. It is a circus.

So maybe a tent is appropriate after all.

Helping people in times of crisis should never be a partisan issue.

If there was ever a moment when Democrats and Republicans could truly collaborate, you’d think it would be working together on something like the disaster in Puerto Rico.

Last Sunday, Hillary Clinton tweeted unsolicited advice to President Trump that he should send the USNS Comfort a U.S. Navy hospital ship, to Puerto Rico now.

“These are Americans citizens,” she tweeted helpfully.

Turns out the Navy was already preparing to send the Comfort. There are also three other U.S. Navy ships already in Puerto Rico working on relief. And 5,000 active-duty U.S. service members on the ground. And 13 Coast Guard ships working to fix ports and launching search-and-rescue missions.

Hillary did not have all the facts when she pleaded for Trump to #SendtheComfort.

The Pentagon discussed sending the Comfort to Puerto Rico as early as last weekend, but decided against it because the damaged Puerto Rican ports weren’t able to accommodate a ship that large, and because the Puerto Rican government requested help in getting the island’s 60 hospitals operational instead. So, the Pentagon sent a fleet of Air Force jets with supplies, generators and medical personnel.

Hillary’s tweet didn’t mention those things. The President’s critics aren’t interested in hearing about his actual relief efforts because his approval rating rose after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Left can’t have that.

Priority number one for the Left isn’t helping Puerto Rico. It’s trying to make America think Donald Trump doesn’t care about helping Puerto Rico. It sounds like they’ve already got their main talking point picked out.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez said it: "This is going to turn [out] to be Mr. Trump’s Katrina."

President Trump brings a ton of criticism on himself, but this is not one of those times. He seems to be trying to help Puerto Rico, and Democrats, if they truly cared about Puerto Rico, should help him.

Divide and conquer.

That’s what our enemies are doing to us, and it’s happening right under our noses. Chaos is the name of the game, and we’re falling for it time after time after time.

Facebook revealed this month that Russia purchased $100,000 worth of political ads during the 2016 presidential campaign. The way this has been reported lately, you’d think all those ads would be pro-Trump. But, yesterday, details started to emerge on what Russia was actually doing and who they were really supporting. The answer is: everyone, no one, everything and whatever stirred up the most chaos.

As early as 2015, Russian Facebook ads have both supported and condemned Black Lives Matter. Some ads were pro Muslim and pro-immigration. The next day, those same groups would post negative Muslim ads and anti-immigration rhetoric. Trump, Hillary, Right and Left. They’ve been playing both sides.

Do you think the Russians actually cared who became president? In terms of heads of state, the President of the United States is one of the weakest authority figures in the world. The founding fathers made it that way on purpose. The Russians know this. They were preparing to divide us, regardless of who became president.

This goes a lot deeper than just the election. As early as this past week, Russian intelligence was using the NFL “take a knee” controversy to continue their chaos campaign. Senator Lankford of Oklahoma said in a hearing yesterday that Russians were “taking both sides of the argument” on social media to inflame divisiveness.

We’re being played like a fiddle. And while the collusion narrative continues in the media, a foreign intelligence service is actively trying to split us apart. The Russians have been doing these types of things for decades but never on this scale and this magnitude. Technology has opened up an entirely new era in espionage, and the scary part is that this has only just begun. Look how easily we have been turned against one another. Imagine how much worse this will become in 2 to 5 years.

It’s divide and conquer. Chaos is the name of the game. It’s time to wake up.

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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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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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