Glenn Beck: Socialism - Climate Bill

America's March to Socialism: Why we're one step closer to giant missile parades

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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's March to Socialism.

GLENN: I don't know about you, but I was very excited to hear about details on Barack Obama's climate bill. This is ‑‑ I mean, this is a big plan to give you, the hard working middle class American a tax credit. Not a refund. A tax credit. Fantastic. It's a flawless plan really. Mandate a limit to the claim for global warming, then tax those polluters who go over the limit. It's great. Crime and punishment really. And you benefit. Permits are going to be distributed to companies that meet increasingly lower pollution targets. Those other companies, you know, especially those smaller ones without any kind of lobbyists, they are going to pay. Obama had called for auctioning off 100% of those pollution permits which he said would have raised $650 billion over the next decade. That's all free. I mean, think of the huge tax cuts coming your way. Middle class, man, you are going to be rolling in the money. That's $65 billion right into your pocket. That's $2,200 for every person in the United States, free! Well, anything that sounds, you know, too good to be true is too good to be true. When are we ever going to learn that? First of all, it's not free. The tax credit is specifically designed to help pay for the massive increases in energy costs to consumers since the energy companies have already said they are going to pass the cost of cap and trade on to customers. So there goes a lot of your money. Oh, that's why they called it a tax credit.

Secondly, House Democrats announced on Friday that they are not going to auction off 100% of the pollution permits. No, they're going to auction off a slightly lower number, just a little bit lower than 100%. They are going to auction off 15% of them. Uh‑huh. Didn't they say when they decided they were going to ‑‑ when the progressives brought us the income tax, they said, don't worry, it's not going to be very much ‑‑ it's only going to be 1%. 1%. They claimed there would be riots in the streets if income tax ever went over 5%. It will never happen, uh‑huh, uh‑huh. Well, they are only going to do 15% of these. So you'll get 15% of the money originally, you know, designed for you. It was right here. It's, you get it. Skyrocketing cost of your monthly energy bill which will go up directly because of something the government did, they are going to give you back about $300 a year, $25 a month. Where's the rest of the money, 85% of it going? Quote: The rest of the money will be given away to a variety of industries and states. Wait a minute, this sounds like that California story we had a minute ago. To ease the cost and help pay for improvements in energy efficiency and investments in clean energy technology. Let me translate: A variety of industries? Oh, I doubt anything was shady going on here. No way GE gets any of this money. Helping states ease costs? In other words, you get to pay for California's failed liberal policies through cap and trade so they can keep doing, you know, the same failed liberal policies. And finally, the "Help pay for investments in clean energy technology," hey, it costs a lot now, but think of all the savings you'll get later. Just like the ones you got from that climate bill!

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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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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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