Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - fear mongering


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GLENN: That's right. Our book comes out September 22nd, Arguing With Idiots. Best book we've ever done. By the way, front page of the Drudge Report? New York Times which uses opaque algorithms to rank its best seller ‑‑ let me see. Let me go to the top of this here. Conservatives are resuming their historically dominant position atop New York Times and Amazon.com best seller list, a short hiatus that coincided not coincidentally with George W. Bush's tenure in the White House. While the mainstream media raved about the new era of leftist intellectual supremacy during the liberal sentence to the best seller list, the return of conservative books on the top of those lists seems to be going unnoticed. Amazon, which unlike the New York Times, ranks books according to the number of actual copies sold shows Glenn Beck's Common Sense rounding out the top this year with Michelle Malkin's Culture of Corruption coming in a close second, Ron Paul's End of the Fed comes in at number 7. Mark Levine's Liberty and Tyranny is at number 9. Number 22 is Dick Morris and catastrophe which, blah, blah‑blah, blah‑blah, blah‑blah. So looks like some conservative books are selling. That's weird. I thought we didn't read. We don't read; you know what I'm saying? We don't know how to read. In this new book Argument With Idiots, fantastic, we will arm you with the facts, so many facts that there are 25 pages of fine print reference material at the end of the book so you never have to say, I got my fact from Glenn Beck. You'll know exactly where I got the fact. Oh, it's going to make your kids' book reports so easy to do. So when the time comes you'll be ready to say, when some idiot comes up to you and says...

PAT: Well, I see you're up to your usual fear mongering ways again today. Does it make you feel good to scare people over nothing?

GLENN: I don't even know what you're talking about.

PAT: Oh, the same thing you are always talking about, Joe. Or shall I call you Mr. McCarthy. Communists! Oh, the scary Internet shut down. Ooh, the scary end of the world stuff, right, Mr. Joe McCarthy, II? Maybe your chin could be Joe III and your chin's chin could be Joe McCarthy, IV.

GLENN: Okay. So you are telling me that you don't care about an avowed communist advising the president of the United States. You don't mind if the president takes control of the Internet?

PAT: Who wasn't a communist when they were younger? Please. Who wasn't? I mean, you are filled with idealism.

GLENN: Okay, I wasn't. I don't know anybody who was a communist.

PAT: Oh, that's right. I forgot. You are from the land of, everyone looks and thinks exactly like me. It's like the land of Weebles, big, fat, round, white people who wobble but they don't fall down.

GLENN: I don't need everybody to think like me. I just don't know anybody radical enough to be a communist in this country, but the president obviously knows several of them.

PAT: I know it's tough to think of even a penny from your mountains of cash from your greedy capitalist empire going to single poor person of color who was born into enslavement by the Bush administration and because of the Bush/Cheney policies was born without skin. It would be a terrible thing if one penny of your pile of cash went to helping that person get a skin transplant.

GLENN: Wait a minute. First of all, no one was enslaved by the Bush administration. And his policies had nothing to do with skinless people. But I'll say again, there's nothing generous about the government taking my money or anybody else's and giving it to someone else. Charity is if I freely give it to somebody else, which I do.

PAT: Oh, is that what Karl Rove and the Jews told you to say today? In your little upbeat, your little morning meeting that you do?

GLENN: This is really pointless. I mean, you don't mind communists in the government and you don't mind the Internet being shut down.

PAT: Oh, stop with the fear. President Obama's not going to take away your precious Internet nude pictures of full frontal pie from you, okay? Just relax, fatty Fat Fatso.

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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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