Glenn Beck: The Truth About the Tea Parties




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If you're anything like me then listening to the media, the so-called "experts" and career politicians on TV makes you want to scream until blood shoots out of your eyes.

You know, when I first heard of the tea parties, I didn't think much of it. I figured they would be misunderstood. Here's what I said to a listener on my radio show back in February:

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BECK: I'm frustrated on the tea party only because I think the time for the tax tea party, the tax revolt thing is coming. It's not here. It is only just, it was just too narrowly focused yesterday for me on my part that I just think the timing is just too early on this. The tax tea party thing is it will be much more powerful several months from now.

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What the media does not understand is I didn't start this, FOX News didn't start this, the people started it and it began to grow because that is what the people wanted. They found their own voice and thousands of people held peaceful protests across the country.

Turns out they were misunderstood. The media just didn't get it. They blamed FOX News or the Republicans or me for the tea parties. Either because of their agenda or because they are just really blind to what happens off the island most of them work on.

I look at the people who attended the tea parties and I'm guessing that most of them would uncomfortable with being labeled "activists."

This is not ACORN. They are reluctant activists. And I understand that: What kind of normal person wants to go stand out in public shouting things?

Honestly, if I wasn't covering the tea parties I don't know if would have gone to the Alamo on April 15. I would talk to my friends and family and yell at the TV some more, but I don't take to the streets. I'm just not that person.

The only thing that could turn me into an "activist" is seeing my children's future being ruined. And that's exactly what's happening.

I bet that's why a lot of the people are involved now.

The majority of those at the tea parties were just regular Americans who love their country and don't need to wear a red, white and blue cape and chant "USA! USA!" to prove it.

That's not the view the media likes to show because it doesn't fit into their little box. But presenting those people as extremists does.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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