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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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