Glenn Beck: Janet Napolitano - the system worked?



Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'

VOICE: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel.

GLENN: We're laying claim to her, too, Janet Napolitano.

PAT: Situation, the system worked.

GLENN: This woman is insane.

PAT: Okay, it failed miserably. But after the fact, afterward.

GLENN: Listen, no, listen to the two statements here. Go ahead. Here's the first statement.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I like about

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Is the air environment safe when you got a guy with an underwear bomb next to you? No.

PAT: Probably not.

GLENN: Okay. Do you have confidence when you travel?

PAT: Probably not.

GLENN: I mean, feel like a stupid confidence, like what are the odds.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Not like, this thing is so safe, you look at it, now you are like, this is the most ridiculous system I've ever seen, right?

PAT: I don't feel like I'm traveling El Al, I'll tell you that.

GLENN: Yeah. That's safe.

PAT: Now that's safe.

GLENN: I've traveled El Al before, the Israeli airlines. That's safe. They give you steak knives, real steak knives. They have this theory: Let's give everybody steak knives after we found out that they're all good guys. What do you think?

PAT: I'd rather have the spork. I can't cut anything with.

GLENN: I mean, they've got the system and they do it right and I feel safe on El Al airlines. And you should feel safe because they've done it right. This doesn't make me feel safe. This makes me pissed off. What, I can't bring my shampoo? Why? You've got to be kidding me, right? I mean, it's ridiculous. It's a ridiculous system. So they failed before she's even gotten to the look, this is our job. You failed in both of them. But wait, there's more.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe.

GLENN: Fail.

NAPOLITANO: That people are confident when they travel.

GLENN: Fail.

NAPOLITANO: One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. I think the comment is being taken out of context. What I'm saying is once the incident occurred, moving forward we were immediately able to notify the 128 flights in the air on protective measures to take, immediately able to

GLENN: Wait. The system worked because we were immediately after we found out that the guy tried to set his underpants on fire, we alerted all the other aircraft. That's like George Bush coming out and saying, "You know what? The system worked on 9/11." Once those planes all blew up, we got all of the other planes safely on the ground.

PAT: We told everybody else to landify.

GLENN: I mean, no. No, the system failed, and the system failed this time as well. For the system to succeed, you would need to catch the guy with the underwear bomb before he got on the plane.

STU: Yeah. If you want to see system succeeding, see most of 2002 through 2009.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: I mean, that's where

GLENN: Let's be very clear. I'll give them you know, let's be fair, which the other side never does. This system wasn't designed by Barack Obama. They're implementing it and they are the ones now saying, hey, no, everything's great, we're doing fine. Stop blaming it on other people. They deserve the blame, but this is not the difference here is the people that take these kinds of things seriously that are in charge.

STU: Yeah, I'm not saying we had an infallible system through those times but the system working is not having an attack. It's not once the guy gets on board, he has a crappy bomb.

GLENN: No, no, but that even go back to the original statement that she made. Listen to this.

NAPOLITANO: I notify law enforcement

PAT: You want the original statement.

GLENN: Where she says the system worked.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here, that the passengers and crew of the flight.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Everybody played an important part? That's not part of the system! That's a private air carrier so the pilots who are not part of your jurisdiction, oh, they did their job, they played an important the passengers? You know what? Here's a luxury that I would like to have an airliners: Not having to say let's roll. That would be kind of a nice thing for me. I mean, it's exciting, but show me an action movie instead of requiring the passengers to get the terrorists and take them out.

STU: I don't want to be an active participant in a flight.

GLENN: I don't really, either. What am I paying, what am I paying you for at Homeland Security if I have to do it in the end? Jeez, they let this guy through? Great. Now I've got to put the guy's pants out. Now, here's the amazing thing to me. She's saying the system worked because the passengers and everybody did their job. You know there was an assassination attempt that was going to happen with George Washington. Now imagine if George Washington, who didn't wasn't assassinated came out and said, "There was an assassination attempt that was going to be on me but the system worked and we stopped it." How did they stop it? Guy was in jail. Heard someone else in jail talk about it. That person alerted George Washington. Well, now hang on just a second. How did that that's not part of the system. If somebody would have been in an infiltrated, if somebody would have been and listened. They required a prisoner to make a deal with the government to be able to say, "hey, by the way, got some information. George Washington, they are going to try to kill him." That's not the system.

STU: Right.

GLENN: That's a guy in prison.

STU: Right, exactly. We all have our part in it. We always talk about being vigilant and everything else and that's all necessary.

GLENN: That's not the system.

STU: But your job as the government is to make all that stuff happen without us. We're supposed to be a bonus. We're gravy in the system.

GLENN: Right.

STU: I mean, we're the ones that are like, everything you fail, we might catch something and that's great.

GLENN: Here's, even in the George Washington thing somebody sees something, they say something. And it helps. This one is, somebody saw something. The guy's dad. He then said something to not just one organization. He said it to the embassy, to MI5 and to the CIA. They did nothing. So it failed there. Then all of the security, all of the new passport technology and everything else, that fails. You've got a guy who's saying, hey, put him on a watch list, put him on a list, will you? He's been radicalized. That system fails at the airport. The guy then goes through security. That system fails. Then he gets on board. Was there an air marshal that stopped this guy or was it just passengers?

STU: Passengers.

GLENN: It was just passengers. So the air marshal system failed. How many air failures do you need before somebody in the press says, hey, Janet Napolitano, get the hell out. The system didn't fail. Please. The system is failing yet again. Every day this woman sits in office, every day the president doesn't have to account for this, the system has failed yet again. And this system, just a reminder, I know you know this. This system failing means our fellow countrymen are at risk. How many ways does this administration and do the people in Washington have to put us at risk, put our children at risk, put our country's future at risk before we say enough; we want some answers? Tonight at 5:00, tonight at 5:00, case closed. All this week on the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel we're going to show you what we've said in the past. I'm tired of these smear campaigns. I'm tired of people saying that I lie, that I, you know, am a conspiracy theorist. Whatever. I'm tired of it. I'll show you what I've said. Then I'll show you what they said about me and then I'm going to give you the update. Before we move forward in 2010, we're tying together and wrapping up 2009. All this week, case closed. Not going to argue it anymore. They've had their time. The defense has been smear. If the law's on your side, you argue the law. If the facts are on your side, you argue the facts. If neither of those are on your side, you smear the other side. And that's all they've done. I lay the case out one final time. You don't want to miss it. It's one for your friends and one for the DVR. All this week, 5:00 on the Fox News Channel.

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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