Glenn Beck: Piece of Progressive History



FDR - "The Economic Bill of Rights"

GLENN: All righty then, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. Third most listened to show in all of America, from Radio City in Midtown Manhattan. Thank you for listening. As you know unless this is your first day listening, I'm concerned about our country and I think I'm concerned the same way you are and, you know, I started this administration and I got a lot of heat from it from this audience when I said, look, President Obama is my president and I'm going to give him a chance. It doesn't mean I want his policies to be implemented but if he fails, we all fail. Now, when I mean what I mean by if he fails, we all fail, sometimes his failures, his failures he could deem successes. I wonder what his agenda is because it doesn't make sense to me at all. If you believe in the America that our founders set up. But see, there are people that don't believe in what our founders set up and they are called progressives. And I have told you about the progressives for a while. As Hillary Clinton said, the quintessential American progressive movement of the early 20th century. These are the people that took our history books and made our founders into white racist slave owners that were nothing but rich men. These are the people that gave us the Fed and the income tax and prohibition. Prohibition because it wasn't good for you. It wasn't good for society. These are the people in prohibition that are giving us the same thing on, quite honestly, transfats. They will take care of us. It is the nanny state. These are the people that gave the world the first czars. Well, I can't say the first czars. The first czars that were out of Russia. They were administrators. Later they were called dictators in the FDR administration. He had the dictator of lumber, the dictator of automotive, the dictator of labor. That's what they were called. They weren't called czars back then. That's what they're called. They were called dictators until Mussolini joined forces with the national socialists in Germany, otherwise known as the Nazis. That's when he dropped the words dictators and all of a sudden dictator became evil. But the progressives don't mind a benevolent dictator, a fascist with a smiley face.

So have we put the early 20th century progressive away, the kind of guy that would serve four terms, or five or eight or 100, until he dies? Have we left that? Have we returned to the country of our founders or have we returned to the early 20th century? I'm going to play you a piece of history that not a lot of people know because it's pretty much been washed out of our history books. Unfortunately for the progressives, there is audio. I'm going to play a fireside chat for you and I want you to listen to the words of FDR. This is something he tried to do and it caused enough problems in the country that he couldn't get it through. It's one of the reasons why he tried to pack the court. He tried to get around the rules any way he could but luckily back then there was enough of the greatest American generation that hadn't become slaves to the morphine or heroin that the federal government was giving out in aid. So they had to give out some aid like Social Security and that's about as far as he could go. He could do some cobbling of the industries, but he couldn't take it over. Because our grandparents wouldn't allow it. But now that our grandparents are dead, who's teaching the lesson that communism is evil? A communist country, China, our kids don't think China is evil. They are currently restricting families from growing. They will take your child away from you and kill them. But nobody thinks that's evil. We're buying our products from them. We don't have a problem with them. We're borrowing money. People are going over there all the time? Wow, that's quite a country. It's communist. Or is it progressive?

This hour I'm going to share with you the names of two of our czars that are beyond progressive. One of them is the science minister, and I'll share his name with you in just a minute. He's the czar of science that believes the family is outdated. Sterilization, forced sterilization and contraception isn't necessarily a bad thing. We have the czar of green jobs who by his own admission is a communist radical, in his own words. He said, I went to prison, I met Marxist, communist radicals and by the time I got out of prison, I was one of them. Ten or twelve years later, since that interview, he's now a green job czar. So what is the plan for our country? Well, it's just making sure that you're taken care of. This is where we're headed. A flashback to the past with FDR.

FDR: Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed. Among these are the right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation.

GLENN: Stop just a second. I just wanted you to I just want you to make sure that we clarify these as we go. A new age has come where we find these things to be self evident, that you this is his second Bill of Rights that he actually wanted into the Constitution: That you have a right to a job. Marxism. You have a right to a job, right number one.

FDR: The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.

GLENN: Stop. A right to earn enough to a home I'm sorry. No, no, no. To food, clothing, and recreation. (Interference). Is that it? Are you there? We're having a problem. Sorry about that. We have you know, it's a surprise. We work here in New York and we only have a $250,000 air conditioning unit in the other room to keep these studios at the exact right temperature, and we only have to have a union guy come in and fix it about once every two weeks and so we're having mic problems because they have to be kept a certain temperature, but for some reason we can't get that done. Might be because I say bad things about the unions. Hmmm. No, that would be paranoid.

Anyway, so you have a right to a certain level of money, a certain income so you can buy clothing and food and have recreation. That is a right that FDR wanted to give you.

FDR: The right of farmers who raise and sell their products at a return which will give them and their families a decent living.

GLENN: Stop. A right for farmers to grow and sell things at a decent level. So in other words, bogus market conditions. You are not going to let the market sort it out. There is going to be a basic number, a basic level of income for everyone and then there's also going to be a basic bottom or floor for the price of everything. Now, this is obviously focused just on farms here but you have to remember this is in the 1940s when we, of course, were mainly farmers, not an industrial nation as much as we were as a farming nation. A lot of our workforce was out in the farms at the time. So you have a right to sell your crops at a certain level that will never go below a certain level as dictated by the government.

FDR: The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition.

GLENN: Stop. The government is going to make sure that there is no unfair competition and you'd be free of monopolies. I don't understand how he made that one work if I can remind you of the Bell system but apparently they made that one work in their own head. I don't know how he made that work in his own head when he put together a group of dictators as he called them then, but they would be czars now. In fact, just like the czars we have in the auto industry and the czar of the unions and the czar of the green jobs getting together and telling our auto industry exactly what to do, which would because they are consulting the people at GM and Chrysler and Ford but not the people at Tesla. It puts competition out of business because as you are seeing now what's happening right now, it's the big that survive because they have the money to lobby. They have the money to be in with the government. They are making all kinds of deals with the government to be able to survive the big ones, and they make the conditions perfect for them so they can put the little ones and their competitors out of business.

FDR: The right of every family to a decent home.

GLENN: Stop. He wanted to add to the Bill of Rights a right to a home.

Let me ask you this: We don't have a president who is saying any of these things, but we do have a president now because of the last president that has made it possible and a congress with Barney Frank who probably would say we have a right to a home. He's given, what is it, 60% of all mortgages to Fannie and Freddie now? And now the president is saying that if you default, he would like your mortgage to go into default and be sold off to Freddie and the government would then be your landlord. So the government would own your home and you would rent it from the government. That sounds a little like universal housing, and we have allowed the government to own 60% of our homes. Your home, whether you got a bank loan from Wachovia or Wells Fargo or wherever, there's a chance that your home is actually now owned by the federal government through Freddie and Fannie. We've never had a problem with that. Has it been that we have been transformed? We haven't. They didn't get this through in the progressive movement. They didn't get any of this through. The American people rejected it. But did they not set up these systems back then but slowly but surely in dribs and drabs can you get the Ezra Taft Benson quote for me about what Nikita Kruschev said to him? See if you can find that for me because this is it.

Here we have FDR, a guy who the Communist Party was running a candidate against him. They had been running communists had been running capped dates. You know, when the communist things started to take off in America, the Communist Party of USA, they started running candidates. During the FDR administration they said we don't need to run another, we don't need to run again because everything that FDR is doing, we are getting our agenda done through him. So we don't want to hurt him.

By the way, who was the czar that quoted that candidate in their yearbook? Do you remember, Stu? It was yeah. That candidate that endorsed FDR, that was a communist, was it Sotomayor? Oh, dear God. It may have been Sotomayor. I think it was Sotomayor. It was, wasn't it? What did she quote him as saying in the yearbook? A communist candidate in the 1930s that drops out. She quotes him in her yearbook, Sotomayor. When Nikita Kruschev came over do we happen to have this yet? When Nikita Kruschev came over in the Sixties, our secretary of agriculture met with him because the communists, you know, had a hard time with farming and so what happened? He met with him, and President Eisenhower said to his secretary of agriculture, I want you to meet with him. He said, I don't want to meet with him. He met with him, and this is from a speech that he gave. After that meeting this is what he said.

VOICE: As we talked face to face, he indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism. After assuring him that I expected to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren will live under freedom, he arrogantly declared in substance, "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won't have to fight you. We'll so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."

GLENN: Let me tell you something. Ezra Taft Benson did more to fight communism than most of the men that I have ever read about. This guy was right on the money. He was right on the money. We are now seeing Barack Obama put in, not by asking. He's doing. He's accomplishing this Bill of Rights.

Do we have the healthcare thing? Is that the next one, Pat? Or we should wait? Is that the next one? Play that last one.

FDR: The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.

GLENN: Stop. Healthcare. He's putting each one of these things in. Dribs and drabs. You are going to have universal healthcare because we have Fannie and Freddie, put in, in dribs and drabs in doses, small doses of socialism. This country is being, as Barack Obama said in his inauguration speech, he didn't say we were going to rebuild it. He said we are going to remake it. And that is exactly what he is doing. He is remaking America. But in what image? In the image of the progressive movement, which was endorsed by the communists. Communism and socialism, there is a difference. Communism needs to be enforced at the barrel of a gun. When this economy can't take it anymore and people rise up because they're hungry, do you think this government won't use a barrel of a gun?

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author