Glenn Beck: We're All Socialists Now, Aren't We?




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You've known, as have I, for quite some time that something just isn't right and it's not simply "Obama is really liberal" and the same old stupid political games of left vs. right.

It's something much, much bigger than that and I believe Monday night was an "aha moment" for anyone in America who was watching this program when I showed you this board:

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BECK: The Apollo Alliance — OK. Oh look: It's ACORN. ACORN founder Wade Rathke is former chairman of Tides Center. That's weird: Rathke was on the Tides board. ACORN, Tides, Apollo, Van Jones, Jeff Jones, Weather Underground — uh-oh.

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ACORN, SEIU, Tides — all of those connections alone and seeing how they are all intertwined and related are eye opening. But, when you combine that with what they are being mobilized to work for, it's frightening — unless you love France.

And how do we know what they are working towards? Listen to this audio from the president:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth…the tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to pull together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.

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Look at those words closely: "Political and community organizing"; "coalition of powers" and "bring about redistributive change."

It doesn't take a genius to figure this stuff out.

Obama was mentored as a youth by a communist. He sought out the Marxist professors at college. He went to a black liberation theology church for 20 years. He worked his "whole adult life" with social justice, community-organizing groups and the SEIU.

Why should we believe he doesn't want Marxism? And I don't care what you call it, but it's shades of one of these things — I don't know what it is and no one will ask the question. But what do you call spreading the wealth around? It's certainly not the American dream and the free market system.

Obama has certainly not forgotten or lost track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground and he has not forgotten how to "pull together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change."

Now, if you are going to fundamentally transform a country and you are going to do it before the people catch on, the thing you have to have is control of the media. I'm sorry to say that most of the media has surrendered to this government — we at FOX News never will and I don't think you will either. They can't sit on things anymore because of the Internet.

But did you notice there are new rules being contemplated about the Internet with two of Obama's "czars" — regulatory "czar" Cass Sunstein and FCC diversity "czar" Mark Lloyd?

Just a reminder on who Mark Lloyd is, here's what he says about Chavez revolution:

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MARK LLOYD, FCC DIVERSITY CHIEF: In Venezuela, with Chavez, really an incredible revolution — a democratic revolution — to begin to put in place saying that we're going to have impact on the people of Venezuela the property owners and the folks who were then controlling the media in Venezuela rebelled — work frankly with folks here in the U.S. government worked to oust him and came back and had another revolution. And Chavez then started to take the media very seriously in this country.

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Oh, darned those broadcasters.

"But Glenn, he was just talking about them. He would never do that here in America... right?"

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LLOYD: What we're really saying is that the Fairness Doctrine is not enough — that having a overarching rule that says broadcasters ought to be fair, ought to provide issues important to communities and that they ought to do it in a fair and balanced way is simply enough unless you put some teeth into that and put some hard structural rules in place that are going to result in fairness.

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That viewpoint was from way, way, way back in 2007.

"Oh Glenn, you are just cherry picking quotes now. It's not like he wanted to regulate who is allowed to speak on air... right?"

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LLOYD: We have really truly good white people in important positions and the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions — we will not change the problem. We are in a position where you have — you have to say — who is going to step down so someone else can have power?

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OK — got it?

So Obama's handpicked "diversity czar" says that the revolution in Venezuela was important; that the Fairness Doctrine doesn't go far enough and that we need to look at who's going to step down so someone else can have power. How are you possibly going to convince the American people this is right? Well, especially when you look at what's happening in Venezuela right now.

"Oh, but Glenn, that's Chavez. He's crazy. We'd never do that here."

Really? You would think so. Fortunately for us, we have watchdogs. We got a tip — from a guy who does not want to be identified because he is afraid — about something that's being played in schools all across America. Let me ask you if you want your kids learning about this in your taxpayer-supported schools:

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NARRATOR: Well, let's start with the government. Now my friends tell me I should use a tank to symbolize the government and that's true in many countries and increasingly in our own, after all more than 50 percent of our federal tax money is now going to the military, but I'm using a person to symbolize the government because I hold true to the vision and values that governments should be of the people, by the people, for the people.

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OK, first of all: A tank to symbolize the government? We are a bunch of war mongers — not only are they vilifying the military here, but they are completely wrong: 50 percent of taxpayer money does not go to the military. It's actually more like 20 percent — they intentionally take out Medicaid and Medicare and Social Security from the equation.

Oh and where did they get the stat? From the War Resisters League — an anti-war group. But let's hear more about our government, shall we? What does she think government's job is exactly?

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NARRATOR: I hold true to the vision and values that governments should be of the people, by the people, for the people. It's the government's job is to watch out for us — to take care of us. That's their job.

Then along came the corporation. Now, the reason the corporation looks bigger than the government is that the corporation is bigger than the government.

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The job of the government is to take care of us?

They got that idea from the "promote general welfare" part of the Constitution — but apparently, they didn't want to look at the actual words of James Madison, who talked about that phrase and said: "With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

But she goes on:

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NARRATOR: So here we are running up against our first limit. We're running out of resources. We are using too much stuff. Now I know this can be hard to hear, but it's the truth and we've got to deal with it.

In the past three decades alone, one-third of the planet's natural resources space has been consumed. We are cutting and mining and hauling and trashing the place so fast that we're undermining the planet's very ability for people to live here.

Where I live, in the United States, we have less than 4 percent of our original forests left.

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Four percent of our original forests left? They get that stat from that says 95-98 percent of forests in the continental United States have been logged at least once since settlement by Europeans. But they literally ignore the crazy — wacky — fact that trees can be replanted.

This is the kind of education your kids are getting. Feeling good, America?

Yet, this video is sweeping the nation. The site that posted this video claims millions have watched it; 600,000 educators have watched it; 7,000 schools, churches and others have ordered the DVD.

By the way, I want you to know, the media has already reported on this — except, they didn't seem to have a problem with the "straightforward and child friendly" style and happily quote those who say, compared to Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth," it's "much shorter and easier to compact into a class segment... you can watch it and then segue into a discussion."

That's neat, New York Times — thanks!

But did The New York Times bother to ask who made this? Who funded it? Of course not. Well, it was made by Annie Leonard, a former Greenpeace employee and an "independent lecturer."

And if you want to order your own copy, write to:

Story of Stuff


1442A Walnut Street, #272


Berkeley, CA 94709


USA

What a shocker: Berkeley? Not surprising. What is surprising: All checks should be made payable to: "The Tides Center — Story of Stuff."

The Tides Center — now where have I heard that name before?

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.

DECODING the Democrats' EXTENSIVE ties to 'Big Tech'

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The Democrats' ties to "Big Tech" and the entertainment industry have placed them in the perfect position to influence both public policy and our nation's culture. It's impossible to unweave the entire web of Democrat operatives and sleeper cells, but here are a few of the current ties between the Dems and an industry that arguably has more influence on our day-to-day lives than any other.

Twitter Executives

Jack Dorsey, CEO

Omid Kordestani, Director, Executive Chairman

Ned Segal, CFO

Evan Williams, Former Twitter CEO, Current Board Member

Bridget Coyne, Public Policy Director

  • In charge of government/election partnerships with leading global government and political publishers including content strategy for Twitter
  • Intern and Press Secretary for multiple Democrat politicians, plus Rachel Maddow Show

Nicholas Pacilio, Senior Communications Manager, former Communications Manager

Carlos Monje, former Director of Public Policy

Brandon Borrman, VP Global Communications

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer

Andy Stone, Policy Communications Director

Anna Makanju, Global Policy Manager

Brian Rice, Director of Public Policy

Probir Mehta, Global Public Policy

Jessica Hertz, Former Director and Associate General Counsel