Glenn Beck: The Progressive Takeover of America




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I don't know if I've ever told you how I began my journey to believe the things I do. It's funny to be called a conspiracy theorist because I've always made fun of conspiracy people. But there's a point when conspiracy is not a conspiracy; it's just true.

We've been closing the case this week on all of the things we talked about last year, because more and more Americans are finding themselves where I am: They don't want to believe this stuff, but if you want to be honest with yourself and seek the truth — no matter how many times you think about it or what it means to you and your future or the future of your children — if it makes me a pariah, so be it; it is the truth. But everything is in jeopardy and our children's future is at stake.

And, quite honestly, almost every president has said it. Our Founders said it: America is the world's last and greatest hope. You don't really have a choice but to deal with the facts as you find them and if you don't like it, oh well.

My daughter came to me about two years ago. And you know I've always been a "rah-rah USA" kind of guy. And she told me she wanted to take ancient history; she wanted to be Indiana Jones without the scary spiders and whips.

So I said, what about majoring in American history? Well, she looked at me and said, Dad, I don't think you really know American history, because every time I get into it, it seems like a bad guy shows up and he wins.

I was heartbroken. My daughter believed the lies she had been taught.

I told her I was going to prove her wrong, that she had been indoctrinated. A couple years and many books and papers and conversations with professors later, I discovered that she was more right than I cared to believe. The founding of this country was miraculous, the Industrial Age got a little dicey and the progressive era totally changed everything.

What really opened my eyes was this book: "The Roots of Modern Liberalism."

I learned things about our nation and the progressive era that I prayed were not true. The more I read, the more sad I became because I saw their influence and the 100-year time bomb they planted in the early 1900s and only the real elite recognized it.

Now, I showed you earlier this week that the progressives, mainly led by FDR and Woodrow Wilson, learned how to use the media, centers of higher education and law schools to transform America slowly because they tried to do it quickly under Wilson, but that failed.

You see, progressives were very popular under Teddy Roosevelt, until their policies really began to unveil themselves: The Fed, the income tax, the idea that they could decide what was best for you, like Prohibition.

The final straw was when Wilson decided after World War I that war could be ended through a giant global power. He wanted a League of Nations, something that Americans rejected, but only after a lot of debate.

So how did President Wilson add to the debate? Well, he took a train across the county to drum up support. While in Colorado, he collapsed from exhaustion, but he continued his speech. For a long time no one in Congress even saw him because he was so debilitated. His wife would hold the pen while he "signed" bills. Before the stroke, he was on a tirade. He thought the American people were too stupid to understand; he didn't want what he perceived as God's will thwarted, so he pushed against the American will.

He swore in the end that God's will would be done and there would be a League of Nations. The seeds that he planted grew in the '20s and '30s and grew into the New Deal and a huge disconnect from the America that our Founders understood and established.

Finally, after World War II, the United Nations appeared.

What's interesting is that the progressives applied the hard lessons they learned from the League of Nations to their efforts to bring about the United Nations. It was the same group of progressives, but this time there was no debate. That's what they learned: They couldn't win the debate with the American people, so there simply wasn't one.

Instead, they just started a massive PR campaign involving celebrities and politicians. They would indoctrinate or destroy their opponents — anything and everything but debate their opponents.

Does this sound familiar to you? It should.

Let me play what Hillary Clinton said:

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HILLARY CLINTON, JULY 23, 2007: I prefer the word progressive, which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th Century. I consider myself a modern progressive.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

There was actually nothing American about progressivism; its roots are from Europe. Which is weird, because Europeans were actually looking to America. The Statute of Liberty was built as a motivation to those in France, not as a tribute to us. And that famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware was painted by an American-born German as an inspiration to encourage Germans to be more like the Americans.

But while that was happening in Europe, the elites in America, the progressives, were studying the European way. And the elites were teaching their philosophies in our universities — the philosophies of Nietzsche and Marx — and the progressives flourished in it.

I get a lot of heat for bringing up fascism but the reason I bring up Hitler is because many of the things that he did had their roots here in America. The biggest example: Eugenics, which led to the extermination camps, was actually a progressive idea. You see, they always thought they were superior and it was the stupid people who were slowing us down.

The progressive tactics haven't changed much since then either: Build a structure; make it so complex that the people don't understand it; avoid debate and most importantly, silence dissent. And, if that doesn't work, bribe them, indoctrinate them. But if that still doesn't work: Destroy them.

We see this at work in the tactics of Saul Alinksy, who said: "The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work."

But you don't have to go all the way back to the sixties. Robert Creamer, a convicted felon who, according to David Axelrod, wrote a blueprint for the health care bill, said this about me: "It is important for the targets of the smear machine to push back and to use whatever kind of means we can to prevent him from continuing these kinds of reckless charges."

They know they can't bribe me, silence me or indoctrinate me, so they know they have to destroy me. You see them doing this in Congress to their own people; what amazes me about health care is that this hasn't been a debate:

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SEN. MAX BAUCUS, D-MT., DEC. 24, 2009: We stand here at the finish line, though as we stand here, we're not standing alone. We stand stand with those who blazed a trail ahead of us, tireless champions of health care reform, all the way from President Theodore Roosevelt to our good friend, who is with us in spirit, Ted Kennedy.

This is why we came here. This is why we were hired out for these jobs: To pass something very historic and important like this.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Notice, he wasn't referring to the GOP. They haven't been invited. They can't stop it. The struggle has been within the Democratic Party: The traditional Democrats and the uber-radical progressives.

How did they bring these two factions of Democrats together? Easy: First, there were the bribes:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, DEC. 5, 2009)

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: I don't know what deal has been cut in Senator Reid's office as the deal was cut with the pharmaceutical companies and the deal was cut with the AMA and the deal was cut with the hospital association ...

MCCAIN: I don't know what the deal was, but we'll find out what the deal was just like the deals were cut with all these other organizations ...

(CROSSTALK)

MCCAIN: I can't walk through the hallway here without bumping into one of their lobbyists.

BAUCUS: Does the senator want to hear the deal?

MCCAIN: If the senator keeps interrupting, he is violating the rules of the Senate. I would thought he would have learned them by now.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Then there was the sugar for SEIU, the doctors and the deal Obama made with the supposedly evil pharmaceutical companies.

Then there was the indoctrination — we broke the story about the National Endowment for the Arts. They were called by the White House to use federal dollars through the arts endowment to create art for health care; something they denied — until we played the tape:

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP, AUGUST 10, 2009)

YOSI SERGANT, NEA: This is just the beginning. This is the first telephone call of a brand-new conversation. We are just now learning how to really bring this community together to speak with the government,. What that looks like legally, we're still trying to figure out the laws of putting government Web sites on Facebook and the use of Twitter. This is all being sorted out. We are participating in history as it's being made. So bear with us we learn the language so that we can speak to each other safely.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

Then the White house said it was just one guy — until we played the tape:

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BUFFY WICKS, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: I'm at the Office of Public Engagement here at the White House. Our office does a lot of outreach to communities all across the country, either by constituency group or by issue. We have about 20 folks and we work under Valerie Jarrett. She's one of our fantastic leaders and Tina Chen. And so we're really here at your disposal and we want to be helpful to you.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

Buffy Wicks works for Valerie Jarret, whom President Obama calls family.

No matter how many times they claim I'm crazy and making things up, it's really hard and you hear the words coming out of their mouths.

They say they're not engaged in indoctrination. Really? From the Huffington Post: "Beck attacked Sergant and the NEA on his Fox News talk show, accusing the agency of propaganda efforts similar to those used by Nazi Germany. And now Sergant has been tossed overboard, making him Beck's second victim in his campaign to rid the administration of perceived radicals, socialists, communists, fascists, anarchists and all other manner of nefarious influences."

They say they haven't done it, but the proof is in the product.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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