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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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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