Glenn Beck: 'Covert' surveillance not invasion of privacy?




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GLENN: You know, I've been talking to you and now we have the proof that it's why the phone doesn't ring on the set of the TV show. The I've been telling you that we are headed for a, worse than a nanny state. We are headed for some gigantic government and a global government that is just frightening. And people say, oh, Glenn Beck, he's a conspiracy theorist. No, no, let me not talk to you about the things that could happen. Let me show you the things that are happening in the U.K..

After Jenny Paton, a 40 year old mother of three in Poole, England, tried to enroll her daughter in the neighborhood school, the local education department began, the local education department, began spying on her to prove that she had applied under a false address. She hadn't. The investigation included an examination of Poole's telephone records and three weeks of secretly following and photographing her and her children—all without court approval. It is now perfectly legal under the regulation of Investigatory Powers Act which gives 474 local governments and 318 agencies in the U.K. the unilateral authority to conduct covert surveillance of anyone they choose. According to the country's chief surveillance commissioner the country's chief surveillance commissioner they do so about 10,000 times a year often for trivial offenses like failing to recycle. Usually the targets are unaware of snooping. Paton found it out only after officials showed her a report. By her account they said my privacy wasn't intruded because the surveillance was covert. Now, this is from Reason magazine and I you know, we all thought here, okay, it's Reason magazine, that's a libertarian, that's got, okay, all right, well, they are just no. This article was based on this article in the New York Times. Britain's wary of surveillance in minor cases. It talks about how they obtained her billing records and for more than three weeks in 2008 an officer from the pool education department followed her, her children, taking pictures of her children and, quote, the target vehicle. Local governments quoting the New York Times regularly use these surveillance powers which they self self authorize without oversight from judges or law enforcement officers to investigate malfeasance like illegally dumping industrial waste, loan sharking and falsely claiming welfare benefits. But they also use them to investigate noise pollution, people who don't clean up their dog's waste, local governments use them to catch people who are failing to recycle. People who put their trash out too early, people who sell fireworks without a license, people whose dogs bark too loudly or illegally operate taxicabs. America, this is the Fabian Society plan of the early 20th century happening in England. It is the Wilson plan that is happening now in America. The Fabian Society and the socialists and the communists have been ahead of us in England, but we are rapidly closing the gap. When you have Michael Bloomberg saying that he's putting camera and surveillance all over New York, a Republican saying he's going to put these surveillance cameras all over New York just like they have lo and behold in England, and he follows it with a statement, "We just can't have people believing that they can just go anywhere they want."

PAT: Michael Bloomberg's an independent, okay?

STU: Fact check, fact check.

PAT: Fact check, yes, another ballpark fact from Glenn Beck, Republican Michael Bloomberg.

STU: I mean, Republicans, you know, deserve a lot of crap but not that. He's left.

PAT: They can investigate you. They can surveil you for not recycling now? So tell me the green movement

GLENN: Putting your trash out, putting your trash out too early.

PAT: The green movement and this tell me they are not, tell me they are not connected.

GLENN: Van Jones, Van Jones was our green jobs czar. Do you want Van Jones or people like Van Jones being able to surveil you? What do you think they are going to use it for? Wake your neighbors up!

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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