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?

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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