Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
by Glenn Beck
GLENN: You know, I know that we just played some stunning audio from Van Jones and the idiots are going to say things like...
PAT: Oh, what are you talking about? That was nothing to it. That was a long time ago, like you've said.
PAT: You admit it was clear back how old were you in March?
GLENN: The same age I am now. March.
PAT: Stu, how old were you back in March? What grade were you in?
STU: The same grade.
PAT: I mean, please, it's ancient history. The guy wasn't even the green jobs czar.
GLENN: He was the green jobs czar.
PAT: He wasn't even the green jobs czar.
GLENN: Like weeks after he gave this speech, weeks.
PAT: And he transformed, he changed his mind, he became a capitalist... when he there's no way he could have known. There's no way.
GLENN: Who? The president?
GLENN: He couldn't have known that Van Jones was a known communist.
PAT: How is he going to know? What, does he have Google or something, the White House? They don't let him have that. I bet you the president doesn't even get to look at his Blackberry. And if he does, it can't get online. Maybe it's like mine. It's always looking for service.
GLENN: Right, okay.
PAT: And then there's no I mean, you can't just willy nilly hop on the Internet as president of the United States and look for information.
GLENN: Okay. Stop the music for a second. Here's what I want to do. I want to play the quotes from Van Jones. This is from March. Play them
PAT: Oh, I want to play the quotes from Van Jones, March.
GLENN: I'll just play them. Could you play the whole thing, not the short version but the whole thing in context first.
VAN JONES: All we do is take out the dirty power system, the dirty power generation in a system and just replace it with some clean stuff, put a solar panel on top of this system. We don't deal with how we are consuming water, we don't deal with how we're treating our other sister and other brothers' species, we don't deal with toxins, we don't deal with the way we treat each other, if that's not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you'll have. This is all you'll have. You'll have solar powered bulldozers, solar powered buzz saws, and biofuel bombers and we'll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines and we'll still have a dead planet. This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system.
GLENN: When will America wake up? The left has started a revolution no different than Hugo Chavez. When Hugo Chavez was elected, he was elected by Democratic process. But he did not tell the people when he was running that he was a communist. Can we stop that this man, Van Jones, is an average everyday capitalist American? If we don't deal with how we treat each other. This again is code language Marxism, language. How are we this is social justice. Now we're into green jobs and social justice.
VAN JONES: If that's not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you'll have. This is all you'll have solar powered bulldozers, solar powered buzz saws
GLENN: Stop for a second. Let's just take these, take these one at a time. Solar powered bulldozers. That is for breaking new ground and building new buildings and expansion. These are zero growth people. So expansion. You don't want to expand. That's bad for the environment. Then what did he say? Solar paneled?
PAT: Solar powered buzz saws.
GLENN: The buzz saws, that's for cutting the tree down, then what's next.
VAN JONES: Biofuel bombers.
GLENN: Biofuel bombers. So this is an antiwar statement, okay?
VAN JONES: Fighting over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines and we'll still have a dead planet. This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel.
GLENN: Okay, stop, stop, stop, stop. This movement is deeper than a solar panel. Now, you might say that, oh, well, you're reading too much in. You haven't read enough about this man. He is a communist. He wanted revolution. When he found the green movement, he realized, as did the people who wrote the stimulus package, financed by George Soros. The Apollo Alliance, financed by Tides, the Tides Foundation. This is as left as you can get. When they figured out that if we could just take environmental justice, combine it with those who wanted social justice, which is code language for Marxism, and combine those two with the muscle of labor unions, you'd have the unholy trinity. That's when he decided to go legit. That's when he decided to change his rhetoric. That's when he was taught: Change your tactics, change your language.
Do you happen to have, Pat, for me the audio of when the yellow man is yellow or mellow? Do you remember that guy? This is the reverend that Barack Obama had at the inauguration. And again he's an old guy and this is old language, and this was the excuse, this is the way these people talk, it's from old days, this is the way, you know, these preachers were back then, blah, blah blah. You give him the benefit of the doubt. He was just given a medal of freedom award from the president just a couple of weeks ago. Remember this.
VOICE: We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.
GLENN: Okay. The same kind of language by Jeremiah Wright. Same excuse. These are old guys; they are like your crazy uncle; this is just the way they talk, et cetera, et cetera. This is exactly the way that Van Jones used to talk, until he started to mellow out and realize if I go mainstream, I can get what was the quote, Stu, that we had last night? I'm willing to give up my pose, my radical pose for radical ends.
So in other words, I'm willing to be I'm willing to show my do you have the exact quote? Give it to me.
STU: Yes, I do. Hold on one sec.
GLENN: This is exact quote from Van Jones.
STU: Okay, here we go: I'm willing to forego the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of the radical ends. And it rhymes, too.
GLENN: This is what is happening in the White House. Now, whether Barack Obama is part of it, that's for you to decide. He clearly knows about it. If he doesn't know these guys pass, if he doesn't know who Van Jones is, then this man should not be allowed near the nuclear weapons, nowhere near. He shouldn't be allowed to use the phone! It's called Google. This is the most out of control administration in the history of time, if he didn't know. There's no way he didn't know. So now the question is, well, what is Barack Obama's real agenda? How could he possibly put this guy in for green jobs? Because it's not about green and it's not about jobs. It's about social justice. The red man, well, that's just old. The red man can get ahead, man.
Here's what it sounds like in today's language by someone who is not engaging in youthful indiscretions. This is what it sounds like in March of this year, weeks before he is appointed a special advisor to the president of the United States. Old language: When the red man can get ahead, man. New language:
VAN JONES: And our Native American sisters and brothers who were pushed and bullied and mistreated and shoved into all the land we didn't want, where it was all hot and windy. Well, guess what, renewable energy. Guess what, solar industry. Guess what, wind industry. They now own and control 80% of the renewable energy resources. No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth. Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity. Give them the respect
GLENN: Good God almighty.
VAN JONES: that they deserve.
GLENN: There is no difference between that and the time when a red man can get ahead, man.