Glenn interviews Ty Pennington




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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. Last night I filled in for Larry King and had Michael Savage on. And he has said some things about autism that I want to get into here in just a little while, but I think his point is that we are an overmedicated, overdiagnosed society. Now, this is something that I wrestle with in my own family and with my friends because as you know if you listen to this program for more than 10 minutes, I'm riddled with ADD and in fact, when I first was diagnosed, the doctor said, so do you think I -- and he just laughed and he said, are you kidding me? Ask the people you work with.

Now, I have tried different medications, et cetera, et cetera, and don't like most of them and it is really an odd thing to mess with, especially at my age, mess with what a lot of -- I believe a lot of my ADD has led to my success. But to be able to regulate it in such a way to where you don't drive everybody out of their mind crazy around you, I started taking something called Vyvanse. It's a new drug, and it has -- if I may point out my staff knows when I'm not on ADD medicine. True or false? I called Chris Balfe when I was on tour and he was -- and he's our president of our company and I said, you know what, I just realized something, I'm off my medication and that's why all of this stuff is going on in my head. And he said, Glenn, you're telling me like this is a surprise? I was on the other side of the country. I hadn't seen him in a week. And he said, Glenn, day one every member of the staff called and said, could you please get Glenn back on his medication? Because I was keeping people up at 3:00 in the morning going, no, no, wait, wait, wait, I got a better idea.

Ty Pennington also riddled with ADD. He's the star of Extreme Home Makeover and yada, yada, yada. Welcome to the program.

PENNINGTON: Just from listening to you, I can definitely tell you're riddled, my friend.

GLENN: See, that's just not necessary. This isn't -- I mean, this isn't necessary. I didn't know you -- I didn't know you had ADD.

PENNINGTON: Are you kidding? Wow, what are some of the signs? Maybe erratic behavior. No, honestly I'm kind of the poster child, man. It's funny because a lot of parents come to me and say thanks for coming out and, like, saying that you have it. Because a lot of people are embarrassed or whatever kind of, you know, not proud of the fact that they might have some type of disorder, you know. But as you obviously know, you know, it does affect your work, it does affect your whole life and, you know, if it's not treated early, it can really affect, you know, the whole outcome of your life. I mean, I --

GLENN: Are you at all -- sorry to cut you off.

PENNINGTON: No.

GLENN: But, you know, you understand more than most. Are you at all torn? Because I believe that my success in business is because I can process a million things at a time and move very rapidly but my failure at home is because of ADD. Are you at all torn by ADD or do you only see it as a bad thing?

PENNINGTON: You know, that's the thing. It's like -- well, here's what I will say. And you keep calling it ADD. Now, what I have is ADHD. That's the hyperactivity disorder. And that's easier to recognize in somebody. They are usually the kid that's, you know, bouncing up and down, probably making a necklace out of a desk, climbing out of windows. It's pretty obvious from that extent. But yeah, I mean, the whole thing is like changing your mind constantly going, wait, wait, wait, wait, I got another one. But they also can't focus on one thing. But, you know, usually in that situation you are not the first person someone's going to pick to get the job that's going to be the one that they say doesn't get it done. You are the one that doesn't finish the projects. You keep going down the line, down the line, down the line. And what happens is my confidence just kept waning and waning until it wasn't until I finally got treated literally in college that I realized, hold on a second, you know what, I actually do have a talent, I can put myself through school and I actually can make something of myself. But what I want you to know as for me is that, you know, even though I've been treated -- I'm glad that you're on Vyvanse because that's really fantastic for adults with ADD and what really helps is that it's long-lasting. For me my personality doesn't go away. You were explaining some of your success comes from ADD because I think, you know, we as human beings, especially when we have ADHD, we are creative, we have great ideas. But the problem is can we express and finish our sentences. Now, that personality doesn't go away because I got treatment, you know. I'm still that kind of guy but I can actually complete the tasks. I can actually finish a sentence and actually finish the projects that I've got on my to do list. And the fact --

GLENN: Is it amazing to you that I never finished a project, ever, in my life, ever. Everybody -- the big joke on me was that I never, ever continue on a -- I mean, the big joke this last week, correct me if I'm wrong, Stu, is the McCain/Obama headline battle. They produced all of this stuff for the show and they always do it. They produce it and then I do it for, like, two days and I'm bored with it and I move on. And we just pointed out just the other day, been doing it now for, like, seven days. And every day I'm the one going in, hey, we're going to do the headline battle today? I mean, it's really, it's amazing. I've never finished a project before in my life until I started, you know, taking Vyvanse and straightening, you know, straightening my head out.

PENNINGTON: Well, yeah, that's the big change, though, man. I mean, look, the way I see it is this. I didn't really -- up until the point that I was in my first year of college, I had not been treated for it. That's when my doctor, you know, just accepting that I might have some kind of disorder was disturbing enough but then once I was put on lasting medications like Vyvanse, next thing you know, bam, it's like somebody gave me glasses and all of a sudden I could see, you know, not only what I couldn't see before but I could see the mistakes I made and how I could correct them and how, you know, like my grades are well, really focusing, my grades went from D's to A's, I'm putting myself through art school, instead of doing one project, I'm actually completing three, could show just how talented I am because I'm also very competitive. Next thing you know instead of having the idea, I'm actually completing it and saying, this is what I mean, you can see. They can actually see it instead of me trying to explain the thought. Until then people were just like, huh? What are you saying.

GLENN: You know, my family makes fun of me because I have a 3-year-old son and he will be in the middle of a conversation and be like, dad, I was fighting a dragon last night and... sticks! But we make fun of it. I look at him and I just laugh because it is so funny the way he is just so -- he is a 3-year-old. He is not ADD. He is a 3-year-old and my family -- I say that is so funny when Raphe -- they say, yeah, it's funny when you're 3, Dad. That's the way you are all the time.

PENNINGTON: My dad used to call me the king of non sequitur because I'd be in the middle of a story and I was like, I was going to be a clean driver and (inaudible). And exactly, just like that. It's like you go to a completely different story. And then you go on and finish the sentence you started a minute ago because you hadn't lost track, you just decided to take another avenue and people are like, what are you talking about? Are you talking about your soccer game or are you talking about -- what is this? You know, I don't have time for this gibberish.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. Because I've said on the air before if I had an 8-year-old or a 10-year-old, I found that it is extraordinarily difficult to find the right medication for you, and I took some medications that my personality just changed and I took -- I have to know when to take it, I have to know when to use it, when not to use it. There are times that I need those skills, times that I don't want those skills. And I don't think I would give it to my 8-year-old because I don't think they're self-aware enough. And I'm afraid that we do look at anything that we used to say, you know, settle down, or, pay attention or whatever, that sometimes we are overdiagnosing or we're overmedicating. Do you have any thoughts on that?

PENNINGTON: Well, you know, I think what counts to kids, it's really your parents' choice there. You know, I mean --

GLENN: But what I'm asking is, parents, if you don't have ADD or ADHD, you have no idea what it is like. And when you take this medication, it does change the way you think and the way you function. And I was on some medicine, I don't remember even what it was, but I hated it. It totally stripped me of personality.

PENNINGTON: Well, sure.

GLENN: Where Vyvanse has been great for me, others were horrible.

PENNINGTON: That's what it is. I think with each human being we all have different chemicals in our system and I think that's why you have to go see a doctor, talk to your doctor, talk to, you know, a specialist to find out really what is good. But what's great is that Vyvanse is working for you and, you know, that's the thing. Once you find something that works and it does seem to, like, make a difference but it doesn't change you as a human being and you don't feel different, that's what you are looking for, something that keeps you you, the next thing, it's you that's actually completing the task and actually getting the things done you've always wanted to get done. Most of us as you know until you actually get treatment and none of that is actually possible. And that's why it is such a huge thing, man. I've never been -- you know, I noticed I was like, oh, my God, this is like the great thing that -- because I was so, you know, -- I was kind of worried. I didn't want to be that guy that had to take any kind of medication and then all of a sudden, you know, then I realized, oh, my God this is -- it's a completely different me. I was still the guy that would do crazy things but I was accomplishing things I never thought I could. And, you know, I mean next thing you know I'm confident saying, hey, wait a minute, I might have a talent I could actually make money at, have a successful career someday.

GLENN: I haven't reached that point yet.

PENNINGTON: What's that?

GLENN: I haven't reached that point yet but someday I will.

PENNINGTON: Yeah, yeah. You're right, though. I'm glad that Vyvanse has worked out for you. It shows --

GLENN: The first time that I took any kind of ADD medicine -- boy, is this a frustrating interview for anybody that's listening that's not riddled with ADD. The first time I took ADD medication, I wept because I played with my son on the floor for 40 minutes and I had never done that with any of my children. It was, it was night and day.

Let me switch subjects with you.

PENNINGTON: Okay.

GLENN: Let's talk a little bit about Extreme Home Makeover. I think I saw the first episode that you guys ever did and I went on the air the next day and I said, this is the perfect idea. This is capitalism and the media making something really entertaining and doing good. You are, to me you're one of the poster Childs for good capitalism, to where you can do something great.

PENNINGTON: Well, you know what, it's great because everybody wins.

GLENN: Right.

PENNINGTON: First of all, I've said this before but, you know, I've got the perfect job. But good thing about it is we actually do things for good people. You are right, the way media is and we have to, you know, we have to get advertising out there, the network has to make their own. In this particular thing what's great is everybody wins. The family wins, the builder gets a little bit of exposure, the companies that want to give away their product get that exposure, you know, the ratings are good. You know, everybody wins. In a way it's the perfect storm for, I don't know, good television in my opinion, you know. But it's a hard job. But it's so worth it because you get to see the gratification immediately. Not only that, you impact someone's life. It's not like, you know, you really do make a difference.

GLENN: Have you ever thought about finding a family, like nobody had a face? That way you just didn't have to -- they couldn't see it, they couldn't speak out or anything, so you could just bring them into the same house and go, hey, there's a new computer over here.

PENNINGTON: That's really, really horrible.

GLENN: But I mean, it would be great. Think of the money you could save.

PENNINGTON: Oh, my God. Yeah. I'll write that down as a future thought.

GLENN: I'm just saying if the economy goes south, you might want to look at people without faces.

You have a new book coming out in September?

PENNINGTON: I do, yeah.

GLENN: What is it?

PENNINGTON: Well, it's basically how good design can change your life. The designs I do for the people that I do and, you know, what inspires me to do it and how I do it and why I do it.

GLENN: Is that like a feng shui or --

PENNINGTON: No, it's about, really it's about change in your life and it's the stories that inspire me, it's the people that I've done the rens for. But the time we have on the show, you don't really see all the details that go into it. So this is really how and why and the cool things that I've actually done and the detail of how I did it. But also why I did it and the stories and the people that inspire me. What's great about my job is like, you know, after we leave, it's not over. Like I still stay in touch with some of these people. You find out just how much of a difference you've actually made.

GLENN: What is the one family or the one story that you, to your dying day you will remember?

PENNINGTON: You know what, that's a tough one, you know. There's so many. I mean, there's -- you know, there's, wow, there's the police officer out in California who is in a wheelchair because she was working the tough beat in L.A. and almost died but now I meet her and she's like punching her legs because she hates to be a victim and she just wants to -- now she just wants to survive it all and be a mom that can actually hold her kid. It's also like an 8-year-old girl named Belle who was fighting the worst thing in the world which is cancer and, you know, she didn't quite make -- she didn't quite beat that battle. But before she left, she ended up impacting other kids' lives that were facing the same thing. She knew how horrible it was and what a sad place the hospital was and she would bring toys to these kids to make your days before. I don't know, man. It's not so much -- it's these moments that you have with these people and the fact that they share their stories with me. That's the best part of my job is I really get to really see the human spirit, man, and get to see. It could be an 8-year-old, could be an 80-year-old. It's somebody that inspires you to do better as a person.

GLENN: Have you found that the people that, because they are also inspiring, have you found that the people you build houses for and get involved in their life, that because they're survivors, because they are so amazing that they are not victims, they don't like the victim mentality that these are -- that that's part of the reason why they are so special?

PENNINGTON: I think you have to look at things like that is that, you know, you're not going to be -- I just met a little girl named Brooke. We just finished the second build on our sixth season which is going to air in September. But I met this little girl named Brooke who is battling something called SMA which is a really horrible disease that really is incurable and she's had to have countless operations and surgeries and she's not even 8 yet. But this little girl's got this spirit. She's just so happy. She will point you around and direct you how to do things. She's like a leader. She must be an old soul, you know, just coming back. I don't know. It's just an amazing little girl who's got this driving spirit. And it's people like that, that they know what they're going through but they don't see themselves as a victim. She was actually more worried as a victim because her mom's having to pick her up and carry her and she's more worried about her sister who's got the same disease but she's hoping it's not as bad as what she has. It's those people that are going through something horrible like that but want to make sure other people around her has a better life. Somebody who can have that much thought of other people amazes me. I think that's the beauty. I mean, that's the greatest part of my job is meeting people like that that make you realize what an inspiration is, what, you know, a person that you will always be inspired by and like, you know, sometimes it comes in the shape of a young girl.

GLENN: Ty, great talking to you. Sticks! Talk to you later, man.

PENNINGTON: Okay, man. Bye.

GLENN: Ty Pennington.

Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

America's end? How the left is paving the way for revolution

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What if I were to tell you that we're all being set up for a Civil War? I know, I know... You're not supposed to say things like that, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. The left is grooming us for revolution, and they're not even trying to hide it anymore. They're being so blatant. It almost makes you wonder: is this by mistake or by design?

I want to show you what's been happening just in the past 2 weeks. I started to notice a trend about a week ago. Axios ran this article on September 1st.

A top Democrat data and analytics firm, Hawkfish, said in an interview on HBO that it was “highly likely" that President Trump will appear to have won in a landslide on election night, but will actually ultimately LOSE after all the mail in votes are counted. They said:

We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump... When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage.

It's no surprise what's going on here... We've known from the start why the left wants to fundamentally alter how Americans vote. If they were ACTUALLY concerned about people not being able to go to the polls, they'd tell everyone to vote absentee. But that's not what they did. They proposed mailing out ballots IN MASS. That would give them WEEKS after election night to pull off a little magic trick. My question now is, what happens during those weeks when the left furiously begins jimmying up the votes? What happens in the streets, AND from the left side of Washington D.C.?

I then saw this Politico story hit, one week later, on September 7th.

Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders have teamed up to WARGAME what they'd do if Trump “refuses to leave office." Sanders referenced the “red mirage" that Axios and Hawkfish warned about — that Trump would have appeared to have won on election night, but weeks later would have lost after all the mail in ballots are tallied.

These are not the actions of a party that expects to win LEGITIMATELY. They see the writing on the wall. And it's no surprise who Hawkfish works for: both the DNC and multiple Joe Biden Super PACs.

I'm going to come back to this later, but a week after Sanders and Schumer began voicing their concerns that Trump might now step down if he lost, the Daily Beast reported that Democrats were secretly planning for violence after election day.

One day later, on September 9th, the New York Times ran an INSANE story about what might happen on election day. Everything that might make the election delegitimized, including the Russians (of course), false flags, disinformation, extending the vote, pollers getting Coronavirus, and... uncounted mail-in votes.

It kind of feels like we're being prepped for something doesn't it? Like we're being GROOMED for something on election night. We all need to be familiar with these two words: Color Revolution. If you live in Eastern Europe you know exactly what I'm talking about. They always occur after a contested election. Street activists come out in force the night of or the day after the election. Violence ensues. Government buildings are occupied, eventually — if successful — culminating in a successful revolution. We've seen it successful in both Georgia and Ukraine, and it was ATTEMPTED in Russia in 2011.

Ukraine and Russia... What did those two revolutions have in common? The Obama Administration, the Obama State Department, organizations like USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, and allied outside agitators like George Soros. The SAME people and strategy behind Eastern European style Color Revolution are planning the EXACT SAME THING for mainstreet U.S.A.

You know, it really is amazing how everything I've been talking about over the past year is all connected. I showed you what Obama and Biden were up to in Ukraine. Civil Society 2.0 and their tech camps were all about inciting revolution throughout the world. I showed you how U.S. funds were funneled into Ukraine to support street activists. They used people like George Soros to topple governments with leftist mobs, and then rewrite constitutions.

I showed you how Black Lives Matter has had a financial relationship with George Soros since 2015. BLM met IN SECRET with Soros' organization, Democracy Alliance. I'll discuss this later.

Project Veritas outed Soros for funding Refuse Fascism, an organization created by 60's era leftist radicals, which supports ANTIFA.

Now put that in perspective. Remember when I exposed the global plot to destroy Capitalism called The Great Reset? Remember Soros' speech at the World Economic Forum?

The stock market, already celebrating Trump's military success, is breaking out to reach new heights. If all this had happened closer to the elections, it would have assured his reelection. His problem is that the elections are still 10 months away and in a revolutionary situation, that is a lifetime.

Why do you think Democrats STILL say that Stacey Abrams won the Georgia governor's election? Who is she? She doesn't matter IN THE SLIGHTEST — unless it was NEVER about her. They wanted to plant the seeds of what they're doing RIGHT NOW — that an election could be stolen — and burn that into our brains.

Why did Democrats refuse to condemn the violent riots? Why are they starting to push Russian election interference again?

What was up with that ridiculous conspiracy theory about the Post Office rigging the election?

Why did Hillary Clinton say this a few weeks ago?

ALL of the same people are connected and they are ALL involved. Their goal… is Color Revolution. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO BEST! They've done it before and they're attempting to do it again. They're not even really trying to hide it. They're talking about it IN THE OPEN. The question you might have is why? And the answer is… they can't let it look like a conspiracy. We're being softened up and desensitized to what's about to happen IN JUST 2 MONTHS. They want to remove the elected president of the United States, and they want US to believe that it was all HIS fault.

It really is kind of brilliant. It's INSANE, but brilliant. The entire plan hinges on two things. First, they're relying on us being stupid. Everything falls apart if we understand and recognize what they're really doing. And second, they're counting on us not connecting what they did in places like Ukraine to what's going on here at home.

I'm pulling back the curtain on ALL OF IT. Who's behind it, and how are they pulling it off. The process has already begun.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but...

The Intelligence Community teaches a little formula for pulling off a successful coup in a foreign country.

It's called “The Three M's." Before the CIA would even attempt to assist in a foreign coup, they would first ensure they had control of the media, the military, and a whole lot of money.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but you saw this play out to a T in the recent coup attempt in Turkey. The coup was driven by a large faction in the military.

Soldiers then seized newspaper outlets and even took over CNN.

Coup sympathizers were flush with cash.

That drove Erdogan to begin seizing banks.

It's simple but effective.

Now this is how violent coups go down in FOREIGN countries. All of this is what's needed for radical actors to pull off a successful revolution and upend the country.

Also we have the media. Just like in the CIA's “Three M's," you have to control the flow of information. The left has already DOMINATED this step. They have everyone — MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post — ALL OF THEM. Independent outlets like Blaze Media are basically all that's left. We've got Fox, but for how long? Roger Ailes is gone. Rupert Murdoch is 89 years old, and his family isn't too conservative.

I would also group Hollywood here. Some people don't watch the news, but pretty much EVERYONE watches TV and movies. If you can't indoctrinate through the news, you go straight at them via culture. Democrats have infiltrated and dominated Hollywood for a long time. The bias is painfully obvious. You can't even watch an awards show anymore. Events like the Oscars and Emmys are the left's version of an extravagant liberal tent revival.

Control the flow of information and culture and you direct the narrative, but you have to ensure you indoctrinate the young and vulnerable — that's why you also need education. Progressives have been infiltrating colleges and universities since the turn of the century.

A new study published by the National Association of Scholars found that the ratio of Democrat professors to Republican is 12.7 to 1! They're indoctrinating young adults who then go out into the workforce — many of whom become school board officials, union heads and teachers. I just spent two weeks exposing Marxism, Black Lives Matter and critical race theory, all being taught in K through 12 schools. They're backed up by powerful unions like the National Education Association — THE LARGEST UNION IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!

Next is GOVERNMENT. Democrats already control the House and the radical wing within the party are rapidly pushing it further to the left. They lack the Senate and Executive, but elements of the liberal Deep State are picking up the slack.

The State Department was using a Soros-linked media tracking tool to monitor conservatives and Trump allies. And all this is not to mention what the DoJ, FBI and CIA were doing to Trump.

I also have the military.

Multiple former high level military brass have come out publicly against Trump. Ok ok, so that's FORMER military, but remember Lt. Col. Vindman?

We now know that it was he, NOT THE WHISTLEBLOWER, that started the entire impeachment fiasco. This was an attempted coup... FROM WITHIN THE MILITARY!

Next is money. For Socialists to get everything they want, they need an unlimited supply of money. Well, not to worry. The Coronavirus is giving them EVERYTHING they could have ever dreamed of. As I showed you in my specials on both Event 201 (the Coronavirus wargame), and The Great Reset, this virus is providing them the tools to turn capitalism into a form of National Socialism. Have you seen what the Fed is doing? After all is said and done, the Coronavirus response is projected to exceed $10 TRILLION. People are starting to say it out in the open now.

The Fed is moving towards Modern Monetary Theory. It's the belief that governments with sovereign currencies can “print" or “coin" money to support full employment or essentially any government program they want. It goes against every SANE economic model from the history of time. Debt? Means nothing. Inflation? Means nothing. And we're the science deniers?

Modern Monetary Theory is how they plan on creating the ultimate centrally controlled authoritarian welfare state. Now you know why they CONTINUE to say we need to lock everything back down.

Next, they need control over the local police. This is part of the reason for why Black Lives Matter exists. BLM hits the streets, and the mainstream media perpetuates the lies that all police are racist. Democrat lawmakers then have the leverage to push for things like defunding, and even disbanding, entire police departments.

And if that strategy fails, George Soros — while simultaneously funding Black Lives Matter — is ALSO quietly buying up District Attorneys all over the country. They're undermining police and completely overhauling the U.S. Justice System.

But none of this is even doable without a strong Bottom Up street movement. They need people causing chaos. They NEED protests. They NEED riots. This is why almost ZERO Democrats have condemned the rioting. They won't speak out on Antifa and they sure as heck won't condemn BLM. It's why the media refuses to do the same. It's how the Wisconsin rioting can be called “mostly peaceful" despite Kenosha being burnt to the ground.

Along with the media and Hollywood, they also need Social Media. Do I even need to go through this one? Google, Facebook, Twitter. When was the last time a prominent member on the left was censored for ANYTHING? When was the last time they were shadow banned or kicked off a platform?

Some are doing it blatantly out in the open.

Like Twitter doing their own “ fact checks." Well, with their own liberal bias of course.

Others, like Google, are doing it quietly. As I exposed with Robert Epstein, Google is trying to manipulate your vote, and the way YOU THINK, without you ever knowing it happened.

Think about all of this. The left controls every single step to pull off a successful revolution. And the final point: Compliance. Infiltrate every point on this board, and gain full public compliance, and you've successfully stolen a country. Just look at how easily Americans were willing to comply in the shadow of Covid. How easily the Bill of Rights was willing to be shredded over a virus with a 99% recovery rate.

They've got LITERALLY EVERYTHING, and I think the election defeat of Hillary Clinton escalated their plan for revolution. It went into overdrive in 2017, and it culminates THIS NOVEMBER. It's a multi-step process, and we're seeing it go down week by week, day by day. The closer we get to November, the closer THEY get to pulling off their plan.

As I mentioned earlier, Color Revolution is what they do. It's what they're good at. They LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK ON IT.

Something happened and it changed the entire game.

Ok. I've shown you how the Intelligence Community pulls off coups, and I've shown you what is needed for a successful revolution to take place — eerily similar. But I don't think the left even thought they needed to do anything drastic. After 8 years of Obama and a shoe-in victory predicted for Hillary Clinton, they assumed all was proceeding as planned. They had everything they needed. But something happened and it changed the entire game: Donald Trump won and blew everything up.

The left has been using the word “revolution" a lot lately, and we had better start taking them at their word here. It's no longer hyperbole. Listen to this from John Kerry while attending a panel for the Alliance of Democracies.

Kerry was addressing a question about the American system, IN GENERAL, and threw in that line about not having access to vote.

If you begin to deny people the capacity of your democracy to work, even the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, we have an inherent right to challenge that.

Wow. But for Kerry, all is not lost. He is “encouraged" by something.

What encourages me is this incredible spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd by those police officers has unleashed a torrent of awareness, that people see this unfairness now and it is, I think, becoming a voting issue.

I wonder if the rioting, looting, fires, and deaths are part of what he describes as “encouraging" and the “torrent of awareness"?

You see, I think John Kerry knows EXACTLY what he's doing here. He's seen all of this before. In fact, he was a part of it during the Obama Administration in 2013 and 2014, but it wasn't here, it was in Russia and Ukraine.

This is a photo of John Kerry strolling through Red Square in Moscow back in 2013. It was an interesting time in Eastern Europe. Color Revolutions were breaking out all over. When this photo was taken, Russia itself was in the tail end of their own, called the Snow Revolution.

It kicked off after a disputed election — this is going to sound very familiar in a couple months — by online bloggers who were suddenly very savvy on organizing massive protests using Facebook and social media. Sounds like we've heard this before. Oh yeah. Civil Society 2.0 and Tech Camps.

See if this also sounds familiar.

Russia immediately banned USAID and kicked out the George Soros Foundation.

I'm definitely not saying anything positive regarding Russia, but after knowing what we now know about what the Obama State Department was doing with Soros in Ukraine, I can understand why Putin was so pissed off.

Let's go back to that photo of John Kerry in Moscow.

The man to Kerry's right is Ambassador Michael McFaul. He was a Stanford academic that became the first non-career diplomat to ever ascend to that post. McFaul took office right as the Snow Revolution was kicking off. Let's just say the Russians were highly suspicious.

After arriving in Moscow, McFaul gave an interview to a Russian outlet explaining how he was different from other Russian diplomats. Here's a translated quote from the interview:

Most of the specialists on Russia are diplomats, specialists in security, arms control. Or Russian culture. I'm neither. I can't quote Pushkin by heart. I'M AN EXPERT ON DEMOCRACY, ANTI-DICTATORIAL MOVEMENTS, REVOLUTIONS.

Kind of an odd thing for a newly minted Ambassador to say once arriving in the country.

And similar to how the State Department in Ukraine was supporting the street activists, McFaul was holding meetings with protest organizers in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In fact, he met with opposition leaders BEFORE he ever met with Putin. But I'm sure he was on Russia's radar long before he arrived as the new ambassador. In 2005, McFaul wrote an academic paper on what was needed for a successful Color Revolution.

He called it the “Seven Pillars."

In order for a Color Revolution to break out, McFaul identified these specific things that must be present. This is the Obama Administration guide to ejecting an elected leader, and toppling a country.

  1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime.
  2. An unpopular incumbent.
  3. A united and organized opposition.
  4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.
  5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.
  6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud.
  7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces (Military/Police).

All of these “pillars" were present in Georgia in 2003. The government was toppled. They were present again in Ukraine in 2014. The government came down. They thought they were present in Russia in 2013, but it failed. And now, they think they have the components ready for here. Now.

All of the pillars are accounted for.

This one is all about ACTION.

Everything I've outlined represents what's needed for a revolution to begin. All points have been met. I think the plan was to do this gradually over time, but — as I said earlier — Trump came along and escalated the timeline.

Now I want to discuss the Obama Administration's Color Revolution plan. It differs a bit from mine. Mine shows the conditions required, but this one shows how you actually START one. This one is all about ACTION. So let's go through the steps.

1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime:

How many times have you heard it? "Trump is literally Hitler!" It's a meme at this point. There are books on it, and there are DAILY news articles about it.

At first it doesn't make sense. How can you even BEGIN to make the comparison? Would Hitler have moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Would Hitler have ever been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker peace between Israel and Arabs?

It's so ridiculous. In fact, everything they accuse Donald Trump of being is what THEY would be if given power. Joe Biden called for a national mask mandate. Donald Trump didn't do it. Why? Because HE DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT! An authoritarian would have just done it anyway. Many have called for Trump to send in the troops to quell the riots. Donald Trump has refused. Why? Because it's first a city matter and then THE STATE. The federal government is THE LAST RESORT. Would an authoritarian act like this?

So why are they doing this? They NEED to portray an image to the American people that Trump is a despot. It's the very first step in the process, and it literally started on DAY ONE.

The media began comparing Trump to Hitler the DAY OF THE INAUGURATION. But being an autocrat isn't enough. For the plan to work, STEP TWO, he had to remain an unpopular candidate for the entire term.

2. An unpopular incumbent.

Remember this?

This was 10 months into Trump's presidency. Talk about not aging well. Look at how produced this segment is. Everything from the colors of the set, to Olberman's suit. These videos were designed to engage as many people as possible, to KEEP them engaged and to have them coming back for more.

#THERESISTANCE! It started on day one and spread like wildfire. It's all over the place. The resistance hit Trump for EVERYTHING he did. He was constantly under attack BY DESIGN, but it was always void of facts. That didn't matter. it rarely does. They needed a divided base, and look around. They got it. Keith Olberman KNEW that the Russia collusion narrative was full of crap. That's why he abruptly ended The Resistance videos prematurely before a verdict came out.

Remember when Trump ended DACA back in 2017 and the waves of protests that followed? The left was quick to capitalize on this by doing what they do best — pissing people off and getting them out in the streets. But they never provided the context for what Trump was ACTUALLY doing. Look at that headline:

"Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act"

The story wasn't “Trump ends DACA." The REAL story was that Trump gave the power Obama STOLE from Congress back TO THEM! Who's the authoritarian in this? The one that seized power or the one that gave it back?

They never give context because that's not what was needed. They needed the APPEARANCE that Trump was unpopular. Kind of puts organizations like The Lincoln Project and Never Trumpers in a whole new light doesn't it? What drives their hate of Donald Trump? Is it irrational? Or is it just part of a “7 Pillar" plan?

3. A united and organized opposition.

Had anyone ever really heard of Antifa before Trump became the GOP nominee in 2016? Antifa was small-time, but now they're all over the place. This is Tee Stern, an organizer with Refuse Fascism:

Earlier, she admitted that they had been given funding from George Soros. This organization SUPPORTS Antifa. Now we see in this video that the ultimate goal — I'm using her words here — is to get thousands and millions into the streets to force elected officials to step down. Keep in mind, all of this was BEFORE George Floyd.

And we can't forget Black Lives Matter — the MARXIST organization (something the media will never say). They had all but died out after 2015. We barely ever heard from them, but after George Floyd — like Antifa — they're all over the place. And what are they even protesting anymore? It's not about George Floyd. They protest cops when people try to KILL COPS, like what happened in Lancaster.

All of this is the set up or preamble. They're organizing and building the network for something much larger in November. Professional organizing groups are being brought in to help.

Journalist Stacey Lennox over at PJ Media recently identified this group: the Momentum Community.

They're veterans of Occupy Wallstreet that have trained street activists all over the country.

Their website lists the Marxist groups they train, including Working Families, Black Lives Matter and the Sunrise Movement. The Sunrise Movement has been helping to push the Green New Deal.

Where does Momentum Community get their inspiration? Check this out from their website:

Momentum synthesizes the lessons of various 20th century movements, including the COLOR REVOLUTIONS of Eastern Europe and the ARAB SPRING in North Africa.

4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.

This is where the preparation turns to action. This is what's planned for election night. This is also why Democrats radically pushed for mass mail-in voting. It's why the U.S. Postal Service conspiracy was born.

The entire reason for that Axios article I showed you earlier was meant to perpetuate it.

It's the reason why Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer made it public that they're making plans in case Donald Trump doesn't step down. They want to give the Bottom Up street thugs the green light, and to let them know that they have support from THE TOP. It's all signaling.

5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.

Number 5 is easy. Just about every mainstream news outlet except for Fox is all in bed with the left.

That article from the New York Times that I showed you earlier, not only shows you how ridiculous they are, but that they are playing RIGHT ALONG with the Obama Administration's “7 Pillars." They've all been prepping, and will be ready to UNLEASH on election night.

6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud

Antifa and BLM were prepped, organized, and even put through a trial run over the past few months. What happened then will be NOTHING compared to what happens on election night if the left declares electoral fraud. You wanna know why the left refused to call BLM a Marxist organization, and why they REFUSED to condemn the rioting and violence? Because they're preparing to set them loose! They're being mobilized.

The Daily Beast recently reported that the left has been secretly planning for violence after election day. They've been wargaming what might happen with over 50 organizations, including people like John Podesta and even Bill Kristol. I told you earlier. #Resistance and never Trumpers are together. And who organized this meeting? Something called Fight Back Table.

It's an initiative put on by Democracy Alliance. AKA... George Soros. I mean of course it would be him. He's been there organizing and funding Color Revolutions for the past two decades. There's no way he'd sit this one out.

One source told the Daily Beast what Fight Back Table's mission was all about:

Occupy sh*t, hold space, and shut things down, not just on Election Day but for weeks.

The wargame centered around this document from the “Transition Integrity project."

It includes multiple scenarios for how they'll deal with various outcomes of the election. If you think using the words “revolution" and “civil war" is hyperbolic, read the following quote — and I have to quote the entire thing because it's INSANE:

Team Biden encouraged Western states, particularly California but also Oregon and Washington, and collectively known as "Cascadia," to secede from the Union unless structural reforms were made. In exchange for Trump getting the presidency, Republicans would need to agree to abolish the Electoral College, give Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood, and divide California into five states for better Senate representation.

They're not playing around. This is what they're actively planning to do.

Finally, number 7...

7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces.

By “coercive forces," they mean military and law enforcement. This is why the police are being undermined, defunded, and disbanded. It's why Soros has been buying up District Attorneys. It's why rioters are being set free and not prosecuted.

But perhaps the hardest and most important piece to this pillar is the military. In every scenario — the Intelligence Community's, mine, and the 7 Pillars — the military is key. They HAVE to create a division between Donald Trump and the military.

I showed you earlier how multiple high ranking members of the military publicly rebuked the president. How many more ACTIVE members of the military agree with this? We already know that officers like Lt. Col. Vindman are there. How many more? Remember this story?

The Atlantic made the ridiculous claim that Trump called veterans who died in war “losers and suckers."

But when the people that were actually there were questioned, including John Bolton, they said it never happened.

Now at first, I just assumed this was the media being the media, but then I saw this tweet, just two days later, from author of the “7 Pillars" Michael McFaul:

He has lost the military. How can he continue to serve as our Commander in Chief?

Was this more than just some random tweet? Was this the signal that the Seventh Pillar is now set?

These are not the actions from a party that believes they will win. They're pulling out all the stops, and I hope — AND PRAY — that the president is ready.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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