The Radicals on the Left Want You to Shut Up


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I've been watching the media watch the town hall protests — remember the initial reaction: "Astroturf! Fake grassroots!" Sen. Boxer said the last time she saw such nicely dressed fake protests was in 2000 in Florida with Al Gore.

Fast forward to today: The "fake grassroots" are obviously not fake. So, the media has bailed on that strategy and have changed their opinion from "this is fake anger" to "man, these people are so angry, they are dangerous!"

Here's the One Thing: The radicals of the left, many of whom now work or meet at the White House, have co-opted the media and they want you to shut up; and they'll do anything to make it happen.

This is a game. And people like you are new to this game. We are used to having lives and working. But the community organizers are doing what they do best and this protesting stuff is right in their wheelhouse.

For regular Joes like you, it's "OK, we're here. Now what?"

But the media sees you as anything but a regular Joe; more like a regular "BTK" or a "typical rich, white person."

You're nuts. You're evil. You're crazy. You're annoying. You're racist — even "un-American" according to the speaker of the House! That's quite a departure from 2003:

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SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to disagree with any administration.

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Now, let's take a look at one of the violent protests of President Bush in 2002; here's what happened, as Bill Sammons reports on FOXNews.com:

"Protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting 'Bush is a terrorist!', the demonstrators bullied passers-by including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis."

There were also signs that read "Christian fascism," complete with a swastika in place of the letter "S" in each word. And of course, angry demonstrators wielding "9/11 — you let it happen" signs.

But remember: You're crazy, you're violent, for having a couple of overzealous idiots who yelled a bit much.

I don't advocate yelling — be respectful and polite — but a little yelling compared to what happened to Bush in 2002 doesn't exactly measure up. Yet, here's how the media reacted back then to the violent protests of Bush — first from NPR:

"The residents of southern Oregon who came out to see the president unveil his plan are clearly fed up with living next to wildfires. People here say they are sick of the road closures, the threatened evacuations and the five weeks of brown haze that has filled the valleys."

And this one from "The Today Show:"

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CAMBPELL BROWN, NBC: The demonstrators were protesting against fires, President Bush's foreign policy and also his new forest initiative.

MATT LAUER, NBC: That's right. About 500 protesters in all. There were five arrests.

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The people who needed to be pepper sprayed and were arrested by police don't get called crazy, like you do. No, the issues they are angry about get brought up. You're crazy — even though President Obama's approval rating is now down to 47 percent and 50 percent disapprove of how he's handling health care, while only 43 percent approve.

Why are you being attacked? Because you are ruining that universal health care dream and you will pay a price for that. Because you must understand there are billions of dollars at stake and massive control of power.

There are a couple rules in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" being used against you, right now:

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy."

"Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions."

Sound familiar? Have you heard anyone talk about what's in the bill lately? Yeah, me either.

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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