Glenn Beck: Enjoy the Silence




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Community organizing is all fun and games until someone starts organizing the community against the community-organized, government-run health care. Then it's time to start breaking some legs!

Here's the One Thing: While the Service Employees International Union members don their "Health Care '09" T-shirts and delivers beat downs to opponents, the tension keeps getting worse and President Obama refuses to say anything helpful.

How about throwing us a bone here, Mr. President? A little "Hey, they have a right to protest too" would be nice — it could help quell the "It's just the GOP AstroTurf mob" stuff.

But Glenn, he shouldn't say anything because it's just fake grassroots people pretending to be angry about socialized health care. It's all orchestrated; they aren't credible like us.

Yes, I know. You are regular people, who've been found on the Internet and in neighborhoods. The other side would never think of running ads on Craigslist or Facebook to buy supporters.

And, who's the real "mob" here? Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative, would probably say the SEIU. He was handing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags when he was attacked by a member of SEIU.

I'm sick and tired of the media — and politicians — equating union thugs like these, with regular American citizens who have gathered (most likely) for the first time in their lives to be heard. This isn't a bunch of college kids and hippies being paid to protest. It's regular people who see how government runs things and are terrified at the prospects of government-run health care.

And you know what? Even if this were some conservative anti-healthcare "group," who cares? They don't have less of an opinion than the pro-government-run health care group, do they?

Aren't people on both sides — paid or unpaid, group or individuals — all Americans who have a right to their voice? Besides, what was it Barack Obama's wife said he'd make us do?

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MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack Obama will require you to work... Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

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So Obama must be tickled pink with all the people "getting involved," right? Well, here's his reaction to the health care protests:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.

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Oh, that's right. I totally spaced on that part of First Amendment: It only applies to those who agree; it doesn't count if someone disagrees.

Sorry to tell the president this, but we not going to shut up no matter how many SEIU thugs try to intimidate us. America will keep talking and hopefully on both sides. And they'll keep debating. And they'll do it peacefully, because we are not thugs. Thugs on either side should go to jail. But here's what Congressman David Scott said this week:

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REP. DAVID SCOTT, D-GA.: I'm listening to my constituents. These are people who live in the 13th Congressional District, who vote in this district. That's who I've got to respond to. OK? All right. That's everybody with different opinions. So what you've got to understand is, those of you that are here, that came and hijacked this event. This is not a health care event. You've made the choice to come here and take advantage of this meeting that these people in Douglassville worked hard to put together to deal with this road. You chose to come and do it on your own. Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting. OK? Then do that. Do that!

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Mr. Congressman, I know you are aware that not everyone has access to a brand-new Gulfstream G5, so it might be tough for the average Joe who makes $129,000 less than you to swing by the office. We hope you understand and accept our offer to instead use a common alternative to private jets: the telephone.

Call your congressman. Call your senator right now. I hope they accept the call. But lawmakers, please know that while we're talking to you, we'll demand some things that are reasonable:

Read the bills you vote on and have the courage to tell us exactly where you stand on this bill

Know we are not going to give up

Know we are not angry mobs

Know that you are a servant of the people and maybe you should act like it

And after you've called Congress, call the White House. Tell them, politely, that you demand the president address whether:

It's un-American to speak out at a town hall

The president (himself) will speak out against the violence from SEIU and ACORN

Americans have a right to be frustrated because things seem to be moving so fast when no one's read the bill

Washington, we're sick of being ridiculed, demeaned and now intimidated.

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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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