Obama Is Transforming Us




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I've always wanted to be a Community Organizer, because I love communities and I love being organized!

Here's The One Thing: The community organizer in chief is transforming us, but why isn't anyone noticing?

I had some people at the house over the weekend. We were all looking at this online visual psychology test. (I know, weekends with me are just wicked awesome: Psychology tests and books on progressivism — want to come over?)

But I want to show you something: Look at this and tell me what's changing in this picture. It's from the University of South Dakota Department of Psychology's Web site.

This test was based on a scientific theory called "change blindness"; a theory that I think might help explain what's happening in our country right now.

In visual perception, "change blindness" is the phenomenon that occurs when a person viewing a visual scene apparently fails to detect large changes in the scene, because there are a lot of things going on.

If you got it: Great, you are a smarty-smart pants — quit showing off. For those who didn't, the answer is the massive jet engine that's flashing right before your very eyes. Only about two out of the 10 people at my house got it — once you know what it is, it's so obvious.

This is exactly what's happening in America: The system is being overwhelmed. We're rushing massive programs and policies through at an astounding rate and we're failing to see the engine coming off the plane because Obama's using something called — honest to God — "change blindness."

All the rushing of change, even though he said this in 2004:

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BARACK OBAMA: When you rush these budgets that are a foot-high and nobody has any idea what's in them and nobody has read them…

RANDI RHODES, FORMER AIR AMERICA RADIO HOST: Fourteen pounds it was.

OBAMA: Yes, and it gets rushed through without any clear deliberations or debate. Then, these kinds of things happen, and I think this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean, you remember there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.

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But now, in 2009, it's totally cool to jam through a $787 billion stimulus bill, a massive expansion of children's health care, a cap-and-trade energy bill and, oh yeah, a complete overhaul of the entire health care industry in the first six months.

And while the president is filling up America's scene with these huge thousand-page bills, he gets cover from friends like House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers who said, with a straight face:

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REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MICH.: I love these members, they get up and say, "Read the bill." What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?

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We, rightfully so, become outraged and try to (I know, this is crazy) get our elected officials to read bills before they vote on them.

But, maybe that's what they want us to focus on, because while we are complaining about that, and the millions government spends on bridges for turtles and toilet restorations, none of that is as important as the fundamental changes currently being made to how our country works.

Don't you see? This isn't about just health care; it's about who's behind it.

Look, if a doctor is selling medicine to grandma, wouldn't you like to know if that doctor is Dr. Huxtable or Dr. Kevorkian? Kind of makes a difference, doesn't it? Just ask Michael Jackson.

This isn't about a slight change of paint color; it's about an engine completely disappearing. America's engine is being completely removed right before our eyes.

America once had this crazy concept of elected officials doing things "for the people." Now it seems our elected officials are busy doing things to the people; puppets for powerful global corporations, unions like SEIU and community organizations like ACORN:

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OBAMA: I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU. I'm not a newcomer to this, I didn't suddenly discover SEIU on the campaign trail.

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OBAMA: Your agenda has been my agenda in the United States Senate. Before debating health care I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members. Before immigration debates took place in Washington, I talked with Eliseio Medina and SEIU members. Before the EFCA I talked to SEIU.

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OBAMA: Before I even get inaugurated — during the transition — we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.

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All I'm asking for is that you ask officials the tough questions. Who's running the show? Is it the "all-knowing Messiah," Barack Obama? Or is it special interest groups, like the SEIU and ACORN pushing their agenda?

Warning: Once you see the picture of what they are doing — just like the jet engine — you won't believe how you missed it. You'll also have sleepless nights wondering how everyone else has "change blindness" and can't see it.

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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