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New York Police on Guard After Antifa Calls for a ‘Deface Columbus Day’

What’s happening?

Police are on alert for vandalism in New York City and think an attack on a particular target is likely.

Is this another statue story?

Yes, it is. Today is the federal holiday Columbus Day, and Antifa is calling on people to take action against the recognition of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. He’s known for discovering the New World on behalf of Spain in 1492.

The statue in Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan has been under 24/7 guard by New York police because of the holiday.

Glenn’s take:

Do people have the right to protest anything they want to protest? Of course. Do they have the right to vandalize property while doing it? Nope.

Glenn encouraged people to look at history in full detail instead of just relying on political talking points.

“For everyone who truly wants to see the whole picture [of our history], it’s available,” he said. “It’s complicated; it’s raw; it’s unedited.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

HOUR 2

GLENN: New York City, the police are on high alert today. They have strict orders to keep 24/7 surveillance in Midtown, Manhattan. They say an attack today is likely.

The target, the 70-foot statue of Christopher Columbus. It's Columbus Day. So instead of using their resources to protect the citizens, the NYPD are forced to guard a hunk of stone from potential vandals because it's Columbus Day. I'm sorry. Indigenous People's Day, as some people like Antifa have re-branded it. Antifa has big plans. In your town, if you have a statue of Columbus. Antifa is calling for collectives all over the country to take action against the most vile holiday of the year, Columbus Day. By, quote, decorating neighborhoods.

They say, put up a mural or poster or banners. I'm sure the poster or banners that you would get at Party City is exactly what Antifa is thinking about.

Did we not learn anything from Charlottesville? Have we forgotten about Heather Heyer so fast? Italian Americans legitimately celebrate Columbus Day. Isn't it a little culturally insensitive to ruin this day for them?

Who is Antifa, to destroy a day that is so important to the Italian immigrants who helped build this country?

Now, here's the real point: You want to protest an inanimate object,it your right. It's my right to call you stupid every day.

I mean, how does an inanimate object -- how does a statue affect your life, really?

It's not your right to lead to violence over a statue. Not to mention, it accomplishes nothing. Defacing a symbol is just that, symbolic. You can't tear down the past.

What we have to realize is history is messy. Columbus was amazing in many ways. But he also wasn't a saint. Far from it. He cared more in the end about gold than the New World, and he treated the natives of the Caribbean horribly.

But he will forever be a part of our past. So we can either learn from that, the good and the bad. Or we can fail and make the same mistakes over and over again.

On Columbus Day, let's celebrate the fact that our history is transparent. For everyone who truly wants to see the whole picture, it's available. It's complicated. It's raw. It's unedited.

And that's exactly the way history should remain.

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How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

Read more: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-states-mus...

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.