Glenn Beck: Chris Matthews expresses his love



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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. There's a ton going on. I want to play a little bit of Chris Matthews just to show you what's coming in our country. I don't know if anybody has seen the commercial that is running, being run now by the Obama campaign where it shows a black man walking down the street and it says, "It happened to him in 1958. It happened to him again in 1960, and John McCain is making sure that it happens to him again." And they are comparing the 1950s and the disenfranchisement of African-Americans to the ACORN situation. That is an outrage. Race is being played. If you'll notice, the Republicans and the conservatives are not playing the race card. We are trying to point out that the man is a Marxist, not a black man. A Marxist. I would be pointing this out if Kucinich were running. The man is a Marxist. But it's all about race. It's all about distancing ourselves from each other. It is all about sowing the seeds of hatred. That's what it's about. And we've got to stop this.

You know, I saw a story today, I saw a story today that Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets more death threats than anyone on The View. This is what Whoopi Goldberg said. Politically we couldn't be more opposite, but I respect her tremendously. The truth is we couldn't have an important dialogue without Elisabeth. First of all, The View, you are not having an important dialogue. It's not that we have to agree. It's important that we have the conversation. Yes. The conversation is important, but the conversation is going away. The conversation.

Think of Al Gore. By the way, have you noticed how cold it is lately. Jeez, I'm glad we stopped that global warming. Oh, no, we haven't done anything yet. Anyway, think about Gore. "The debate is over." If you don't agree with global warming after all of the money that Al Gore spent, after all of the biggest campaign of all time... up until Barack Obama, to convince the world that global warming is happening only S, only 18% believe it's global warming and it's manmade. But the discussion is over. This is the kind of stuff that is coming.

Listen to Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC. Barack Obama buys his way in an unprecedented ad. It used to be that only an act of God or rain would delay the world series. Last night Dodd delayed the world series. Barack Obama bought an ad. So what did Chris Matthews have to say after this? Now remember, MSNBC is not the mainstream. It's the left. But that's who's about to get a hold of your country, the people that feel the way that Keith Olbermann feels about your country. The angry bitter, twisted "Damn this country" is the kind of person that is about to get a hold of this country, and you know it in your gut if you just listen to Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama is the window into Barack Obama.

Now, listen. After a half hour of policy that CBS just dismantled and took apart and said he's not telling you the truth. In fact, one of my favorite lines from the day comes from the Associated Press. The Associated Press is talking about Barack Obama. It talks about how it is disjointed. I'm looking for the actual quote. Shoot, I don't have it. Do you have it, Joe, the actual quote from the first? The first line in the Associated Press. I'll get it for you. The first line in the Associated Press story is that it is disconnected from the truth. Hard to find in last night's, in last night's commercial. But here, instead of going in, what did he talk about, what are his policies, here is what Chris Matthews said.

MATTHEWS: Yeah, you know, I've always said this to people who are tough on the racial front. And, you know, everybody grows up in their own way and I'm not passing moral judgment on anybody and I know we all grow up in this country which is so, you know, bothered by race and we just don't to different degrees. Just think about it if you are examining your conscience. What do you want black people to do? Do you want them to grow up well, raise their kids well, pay attention to their kids, raise them well.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. What do you want black people to do? "I don't know. I'm not -- I mean, I -- "Stu, what's on your list of things for black people to do, I mean besides drink in a separate water fountain?

STU: Yeah, of course. It shockingly is very similar to what I want everyone else to do.

GLENN: Exactly what Bill Cosby's message was, which Bill Cosby was run out of the black community because he says "This is what you should do." Remember, the people that ran Bill Cosby and called him a race-traitor for pointing out, hey, there's problems; hey, this should be fixed; there's problems, people who ran him out of the black community are the people that are about to take your country in a chokehold. So you are right. I said to Bill Cosby over and over again, "Bill, say it, please say it to the white people as well. It's not just a black problem." African-Americans are leading that problem in many ways. Why? Because the Democrats need to keep people in poverty. They are enslaving their policies. The progressive policies enslave people. They become a nanny state. And if you like progressive, well, then you're going to love prohibition, because it was the Progressives that brought us prohibition. Why? Because... they know better.

So what is it? Keep going on with his list of what you want black people to do.

MATTHEWS: Accept your responsibility as a parent, do everything right. This family has done everything you've asked them to do. What more do you want?

GLENN: Stop. What more do you want? This family, Barack Obama's family has done everything you asked them to. I'm not asking them to do anything. Their country asks them to do, their God asks them to do things. I'm not asking them. I'm not in a position to ask anybody to do anything. You do what you want. I ask you to look to your God and your country, your Constitution for guidance. Be an American. So what is it you've asked? What more do you want?

MATTHEWS: Before you are going to vote for a black guy, what more do you want? The guy's done everything. He's been a good father, a good citizen, he's paid attention to his country, he's devoted his life to his own community back in the south side of Chicago, he's taught people how to be, how to behave, he's done everything right.

GLENN: Stop. He's taught people how to be and how to behave. My gosh, what more do you want? Give this guy a break.

I don't know, here's what I'd like. How about some policies that I agree with. That's all I want. That's all I want, you know? I'm not going to -- I'm not going to elect people based on, hey, look, hey, they taught people how to be, how to behave. He hasn't taught people how to behave. What is he teaching in ACORN? What is he teaching in his own party? You want to talk to people and tell them how to behave? Stand up! Stand up, Barack Obama, and demand that Charlie Rangel excuses himself and gets the hell out of congress. Here's a guy who was in charge of the ways and means committee. He writes the damn tax code, and nobody's asking for his resignation. Nobody's asking. A man who has written the tax code and he has falsified his own taxes. I'd go to jail for that. You want to teach people how to be and behave? Start with your own damn party. You want to talk about love and compassion, start with your own damn family. Don't take money from me and give it to ACORN! Don't take money from me and give it to somebody else that can't get the frickin' order right at McDonald's! I will give my money. But see, Barack Obama doesn't understand that because he gives less than 5% of his income. He's a millionaire. He gives less than 5% of his income to charity. Before he ran for Senate, he gave zero of his money to charity. Joe Biden gave less than 1%. They have been slowly bringing it up. Wow, and they've made it all the way to 5%. We find out today that Barack Obama's lost uncle has been found. He's just been evicted. We find out today that his lost aunt, she's been found. She lives in the slums. The man is a millionaire. You care so much about your family? Charity starts at home.

But Michelle Obama is exactly right when she -- she has never spoken a truer word, never, when she says Barack Obama will never let you go back to the life you've led. He will force you to be involved. Not a truer word has been said. It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with hatred. It has everything to do with a love and a passion for our Constitution, our founding documents.

All of the things that Barack Obama is proposing are the things that were proposed during the Great Depression. They are the things that came out of the mouth of Woodrow Wilson. They are the things that people have been trying to do to this country for 100 years. This is the progressive moment, and people who listen to talk radio understand what that means. The rest of the country has no idea what that means. They have no idea what the roots are. They have no idea that one of the leaders of the progressive movement, H. G. Wells, said you have a right to a job, you have a responsibility to work and if you do not work, the state has a right and a responsibility to humanely kill you.

You may not think -- you say this never happen -- this has happened the world over. Read history. Read history. People become complacent, they become -- first they're poor. First they're humble. They put God in their life and they rise up and they remain humble. Then they gain freedom. And then they become apathetic. As they become richer and richer and richer. And then they forget the things that got them there. And then they become not just apathetic. They become dependent on people to take care of them. And they take for granted what they have and then they forget their God. And then they crash and they become slaves again. You think it can't happen to America? Show me the example. Make your case. Please, make your case. Why are we different from every single society that has ever been formed on planet Earth? We are not different. We are humans. What made us different was an understanding of our Constitution. What made us different was the warnings of our founding fathers, an informed republic, an informed people, an active people. A people that had the power closest to them would not reliant on a federal government.

How many -- look, I know that a lot of people are hurting in America. I get it. I know that people are hurting. I told you yesterday 15 houses are for sale on my own street, 15. There is misery in my own neighborhood. I watch my bishop at church look out at his congregation. He broke out in tears two times. He knows. I can see the stress on him. I can see the fact that he is looking at people saying, "My gosh, people are just being destroyed, they are being completely wiped out." What's happening in my commune, because I live in a Wall Street community, is coming to the rest of America. I get that. But we've never, ever been people who said, "So where's the government? Why won't they take care of me?" We tighten our belt. We square our shoulders. We take care of it. We don't sign our power over to people. We don't become slaves to them. And that's what this government is moving towards: You will do it their way. You will be forced to leave your old habits. You will be forced. You will never go back to the way you've lived. Well, you know what, Michelle Obama? If I want to frickin' unplug, I'm going to unplug. You don't have to save me.

We should stop saving the people who have unplugged. That's what's gotten us here. The people who are plugged in, the people who are working hard, the people who are busting their butt every day, the people who are trying to take care of their family and two jobs and their house and trying to put food on their table pay attention to the people who are working hard, pay attention to the people who don't want a handout. They just want a fair deal. They just, they don't want a new deal. They want a fair deal. They want to know that if I'm doing my job and that person's not, that person can be fired! But not in the Barack Obama world. Not in the new coming world of the unions and the new progressivism. No, no, no. No, no. They will let you know who you can fire. They will let you know what's acceptable. They will let you know what's okay. They will let you know, do as I say, not as I do. "Oh, forget about Charlie Rangel. What have you been doing? Have you been successful? Have you done it the right way? Well, why aren't you giving more. Gee, why do you hate people that are different." Read The Forgotten Man. It's all happened before.

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

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Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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