Glenn Beck: Ask the Right Question




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Thanks to stimulus money, Vice President Joe Biden announced a re-opening of a GM plant.

The people of Detroit are so excited; they'll be put to work once again! Of course, they'll have to commute... to Wilmington, Delaware. But hey, that's why they invented car-pooling.

The vice president made it pretty clear, as he cut the pretty ribbon, that the stimulus package is really nothing but a giant special interest package. Even President Obama's economic team admitted the best days of the stimulus will be behind us by mid-next year.

Umm, there were never any good days: Your actions hurt small businesses!

The first stimulus was a failure because it didn't jump-start the engine that creates 80 percent of jobs in this country: small businesses. While Biden is opening up GM plants in his hometown, small businesses (according to The Wall Street Journal) struggle to get loans and they are too scared to hire or expand; they sit paralyzed in fear as Obama gobbles up and re-structures large chucks of the economy.

At the same time he is hurting them, he pays them lip service:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Small businesses have always been the engine of our economy, creating 65 percent of all new jobs over the past decade and a half, and they must be at the forefront of our recovery. That's why the Recovery Act was designed to help small businesses expand and create jobs.

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Your actions hurt small businesses, but your words heal. They don't match. Why? Is there possibly another agenda at play? Let me show you Barney Frank's words from Monday:

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REP. BARNEY FRANK, D-MASS.: We will be providing a mechanism for putting non-bank financial institutions out of everybody's misery. There will be death panels enacted by this Congress, but they will be for non-bank financial institutions that will not be considered too big to die. And I say that because we have this euphemism that we are going to be resolving these institutions. It has not been my experience that when someone says that they are going to resolve something, they kill it. We are talking about dissolution, not resolution. We are talking about making it unpleasant for the entities...

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Death panels for the free-market system... that's great. They get to control more and more companies — dictate salaries, companies can't takes the risks they want, pay CEOs what they want — but Tim Geithner has carte blanche to do anything he pleases with the $317 billion left in the TARP fund, no questions asked.

Is that the system you want?

I have been asking the wrong questions every night. I can't get answers from the White House even though they have a phone dedicated to them whose number only the communications director has. I think I have to stop expecting answers from them and I need to start asking you: What if I'm right? Does it matter?

I learned a critical lesson after Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal. When the news of the affair broke, almost everyone on the left said, "That's a right-wing lie. He didn't have sex with her." We'd say: "Yes he did." They'd say: "No, he didn't.

Remember?

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ROBERT S. BENNETT, CLINTON ATTORNEY: She's under oath saying there was nothing. The president adamantly denies it. I smell a rat in all of this.

BENNETT: This is about embarrassing the president of the United States of America — plain and simple.

FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON: I can state unequivocally that, as my husband has said, these are false allegations.

ANN LEWIS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: The president of the United States said that there was no sexual relationship. That's pretty clear language.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: I think we have an overwhelming case that the president did in fact perjure himself before the grand jury perjury, obstructed justice.

REP. RAHM EMANUEL, D-ILL.: The only thing that matters is the truth as it pertains to two questions: Did he have a sexual relationship and did he ask her to lie? And the answer to that question is no and no.

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Then, after it turned out he did have sex with her, the left changed their tune to: "So? It doesn't matter. It doesn't affect how he governs the country."

So, the lesson I learned was that we must ask the right question — right now. The question we should have asked at the beginning was: "OK, but what if he did; does it matter?"

The same thing is repeating itself all over again. These are Marxists. No, they aren't! Yes, they are. No, they aren't.

For almost a year now, this show has been virtually alone trying to piece this story together. The story that there are Marxists and anti-free market radicals in and around the White House. We should have seen them coming; it started with Joe the Plumber:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everyone who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success too.

Everybody is so pinched that business is bad for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.

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Was it confined to that one, isolated statement? If so, maybe I could understand the mind-numbing ignorance of the media.

Oh, gee whiz, Glenn, it was one comment, made in the heat of the campaign. Let it go.

No, unfortunately, it started a long time ago:

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OBAMA: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully: The more politically active black students; the foreign students; the Chicanos; the Marxist professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

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But, gosh Glenn, that was college. Who wasn't a Marxist or, at least, who didn't hang out with Marxists and structural feminists in college?

Well, I didn't and I don't know anyone who did. But, let's fast forward to 2001:

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OBAMA: One of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil rights movement was, because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.

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Couple that with this:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE BARACK OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

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And I've made my case. And apparently it's such a strong case, that it's gone absolutely unchallenged that there are communists, revolutionaries, socialists, Marxists and followers of Chairman Mao appointed by Obama to executive branch positions in the government.

I even set up a phone with a direct line to the White House for them to call to correct any falsehood. That phone has never rung — not once. Why? Could it be, because the person on the other end of the line is one of the followers of Mao?

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ANITA DUNN, WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: The third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-Tung and Mother Teresa, not often coupled with each another, but the two people that I turn to most...

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Even when they got rid of Van Jones — an admitted communist who shouted spreading the wealth ideology from the rooftops:

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VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS 'CZAR': No more broken treaties! No more broken treaties! Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth!

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Even then, the administration never addressed the real issue. Nor have they addressed Anita Dunn's issue — apart from her lame excuse that she was joking. But no rational human being believes that, once they've heard the tape.

There has been no response to manufacturing "czar" Ron Bloom's bizarre disavowal of the free-market system:

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RON BLOOM, WHITE HOUSE MANUFACTURING 'CZAR': Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they are convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power. That it's an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun...

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Or Mark Lloyd, the FCC's diversity "czar":

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MARK LLOYD, FCC DIVERSITY 'CZAR': In Venezuela, with Chavez, a really incredible revolution, a democratic revolution...

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Science "czar" John Holdren talked of the need to redistribute America's wealth:

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JOHN HOLDREN, WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE 'CZAR': I think ultimately, the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume, in terms of energy and material resources, in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.

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I've got hours of evidence. But let me just give you the latest one from — again — Barney Frank:

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FRANK: The right wing took control of government and ruined it. They gave it a bad reputation. Now that we are trying on every front to increase the role of government in the regulatory area, we run into this public opinion that says "Hey, those are the guys who screwed up Katrina."

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I mean, at this point, you have to be trying not to pay attention to miss this pattern. There is so much anti-free market rhetoric from Obama and his top officials, you'd either have to have been living in a cave in Afghanistan with bin Laden and a herd of goats or you are so deeply in love with Obama, that you can't detect a single flaw in him.

But, if you still don't see it, ask yourself: If it were true, would it matter?

America, you must decide. Stop having the "they're Marxist; no, they're not" argument and ask yourself this question:

Of all the things we've told you and were right about — the dollar; the banking crisis; the stimulus; TARP; Van Jones; Anita Dunn; Anita Dunn's husband; the "czars"; ACORN; cars.gov — I could be wrong that these groups or people are all Marxist, but they are definitely not friendly to the free market system.

So, forget the label — I don't care if you call them Fred-ists — look at what they are doing to the free-market system. They are dismantling it brick-by-brick, which are the exact words that one of the advisers on the media to this president has called for: Dismantling capitalism brick-by-brick.

Are you willing to have the greatest force the world has ever seen — freedom and the free-market system — go away in the middle of the night — taken from you, from your children — while you argue the wrong question with your friends?

Decide now: Do you believe in the free market? Because what if I'm right?

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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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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