Glenn Beck: Moderate Candidate vs. Progressive President


Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

I'm going to get to all the news of the day — and there's a ton of it — but this year, this show is going to be different again. Last year all we tried to do was figure out what was happening to our country. This year I've decided that the only way to move forward is to remember who we are and learn the history that the progressives have tried to erase.

On Friday night we showed you the history of communist revolutionaries that just isn't taught. All this week, we'll take a deeper look into what we showed you.

Politico had several professors watch our special for them — no doubt to find all of the outrageous errors in it. They found none. But let me share two of the criticisms:

"Clemson University professor Steven Marks, author of 'How Russia Shaped the Modern World,' said that while Beck doesn't explicitly tie the left-wing totalitarian regimes of the past to contemporary liberals, that's what 'he's hinting at here.'

"'No one in their right mind is going to defend Stalin or Mao or Che Guevara,' Marks said. 'The implication is that this is what's going to happen if Democrats get their way. This is just a complete lie.'"

Wow, these poor professors had such a hard time finding anything wrong with our special that they had to go to "implied lies"? Can an implication be a lie? Besides that, what I'm really saying is: Open your eyes, Steven. The left is already defending people like Mao:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)

ANITA DUNN, FORMER WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa; not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most.

RON BLOOM, MANUFACTURING 'CZAR': We know that the free market is nonsense.... We know that 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.

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

And let's not forget the lovely Mao ornament on a Christmas tree at the White House. But, I'm sorry, those are just examples from the Obama administration; nothing to worry about.

As for Che, we've seen the glorification of Che Guevara for years from the left: a "freedom fighter"; a champion of the worker. Now, if you're saying that none of these people are "in their right mind," maybe then, we're in agreement.

The Politico article had more "thoughtful criticism":

"Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Life at Boston College, said that the film not only isn't accurate, but that Beck 'lives in a complete alternative universe.'"

First, about the awkwardly phrased, "not only isn't" line, from Michael Calderone at the Politico — I mean, couldn't we not try to smooth out our sentence structure here: Not only isn't it smooth, it's also not un-confusing. But I digress. He continued:

"As an example, he said, Beck mentions how the Nazis supported programs like universal health care as evidence that their ideology may have more to do with the left than the totalitarian right. Nazi Germany was 'not evil because of their economic program,' said Wolfe, which he noted included a few programs designed to promote public health. 'It was evil,' he said, "because it aimed at the extermination of European Jewry.'"

Let's see Alan, who's pushing state-run health care right now? The left. That was the association, not that health care is what made the Nazi's evil. Now, obviously, a point can be made that totalitarianism starts with the government inserting itself into more and more aspects of our lives, right? But the underlying point I made in the documentary — and please, try to keep up here, Alan or to put it your way: What are you, in some sort of an "alternative universe?" — in our "alternate" universe, the right is continually associated with Nazis. That seems perfectly fine with all of the eggheads in this country. Unfortunately, that is the lie that we were exposing.

The progressives on the left have been excusing and defending brutal dictators from the beginning. The reason that the progressive movement went underground in the first place was their failed policies and support for evil dictators around the world. Progressives like George Bernard Shaw couldn't hide their admiration for them:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER: Now, Signor Mussolini cannot take it off. He is condemned — although he is a most amiable man — he is condemned to go through life with that terrible and imposing expression which really does a great deal of injustice to his kindly nature.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Shaw gave us great insight into what they're doing: He talked about Mussolini's scary look but wanted America to know that he just looked scary; he really wasn't. After it became abundantly apparent to the world what sheer evil these people were supporting, progressives realized that, as George Bernard Shaw demonstrated on camera, they had to change their scary face.

That is until recently when the progressives again became arrogant.

Last week on radio, we were talking about the Beatles song, "Revolution." I believe the song was all about understanding how progressives had been operating:

You say you want a revolution.


Well you know,


We all want to change the world.

But how — how — do you go about changing the world, without waking up too many people who don't want your kind of "change"?

The key is in the lyrics:

You tell me that it's evolution.


Well you know,


We all want to change the world.


But when you talk about destruction,


Don't you know that you can count me out.

They lay out the plan nicely:

You say you'll change the Constitution.


Well you know,


We all want to change your head.


You tell me it's the institution.


Well you know,


You better free your mind instead.


But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao,


You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow.

The Beatles knew that openly defending Mao or attacking the Constitution, would be suicidal to the cause. That all this change needed to come through evolution not revolution, slowly, step by step. You can't just jump from Point A to Point Z without revolution. But you can evolve from A to B to C to D to E and so on.

And if progressives had continued to follow that playbook, we may never have known what we were up against. But they became arrogant and impatient. Either believing that their movement had progressed to the point where it couldn't be stopped or because there is absolutely no diversity of opinion in their circles, they just thought everyone felt as they do.

So Obama moved ahead at light speed with his agenda. And if not for appointing an avowed communist, Van Jones; if not for his communications director, Anita Dunn, singing the praises of Mao and his anti-capitalist, manufacturing "czar" Ron Bloom; if not for the arrogant anti-capitalist rantings of his most frequent visitor, Andy Stern and science "czar" John Holdren, we may have never known.

But we do know.

No one is saying that this administration is setting out to commit atrocities in America. What we are saying is we must be vigilant and watch for warning signs. Too much government is never desirable, it never brings more freedom.

They have shown us certain warning signs and it would be foolish for us to ignore those signs, but the danger is only really heightened when you couple radical revolutionary ideas with arrogance.

This isn't 1934 or even 1994. The difference is we have Barack Obama. If we're not careful, their arrogance will not only be their undoing but ours.

— Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.