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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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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