Glenn Beck: Progressives are the lunatic fringe




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GLENN: The progressive movement is the lunatic fringe of the left. It is the home of everything that you despise. It is the home of income tax. It is the home of prohibition. It is the home of the Fed. What else can I give?

PAT: UN?

GLENN: Every single department, from the department of the interior to the FDA to the department, everything, all of this stuff is a progressive idea. The UN is also progressive. It is the idea that people cause the problem and if we could just get the little people to just stop, government could solve the problem. It is the idea that life is just too complex for the little people to understand. You want to read the most evil book I've ever read, I've read Mein Kampf. Evil? You bet. Scary? You bet. I want you to read the Phantom Public by Walter Lippmann. It is a book published I think in 1923. I have an original copy that I read, and it's the, it was the book that I put down. And I said to my wife, I can't read this stuff anymore, I just can't do it. I can't continue to read about the progressive movement because it's evil. Walter Lippmann worked for CBS. I think he ran CBS for a while. You want to talk about evil, people are just too stupid. We just need the media to teach them what to do. We'll just get with the political elites and the professors and then we'll have the media be taught by the political elite and then we'll just spoon feed it to the masses. That's the idea. And if the masses don't get it, there's got to be some genetic way we can engineer better citizens. I'm not making this up. That's really what they thought. Evil. This is the root of the progressive movement. So if you want to say that you're a progressive because it stands for progress, you're wrong. It's Marxist. It's as evil as Marx. And if you don't think Marx was evil, then you haven't done enough history. You've been listening to your professors. Marx said necessarily that 10% of the population would need to be liquidated for a revolution to be able to take hold. Well, the progressives thought that was just crazy, sure, that was nuts. That's why they're not Marxists. They're not socialists. They're not communists. I've been trying to figure out what the difference is. I had to go back and read their own arguments from the turn of the century. Their argument was that Marx called for a revolution. Communists wanted a revolution. Think of this. Put this into perspective of the 1960s. What were people clamoring for? These Marxists were revolutionaries and they said we're going to have a revolution. No, we're not, no.

Turn of the century? The progressives learned the same things that Cloward and Piven taught the Sixties revolutionaries. We'll have an evolution. It's where the Constitution went awry. It's a living document. It can just change as we go. Not by changing the Constitution the right way. Just by reinterpreting it. Just by looking at it, no longer looking at the Federalist Papers, no longer looking to the words of James Madison who made the notes during the Constitutional Convention, no longer looking at the original intent of the Constitution. Instead looking at case law. It was the progressive movement in the 1920s that cut off all looking back at original intent at Harvard University, a professor a progressive became the head of the law school and they said, you know what, start on case law. No longer original intent. Let's look at the evolving law. Evolution, not revolution. That's how we got here. But they are radicals that have put people in prison. Woodrow Wilson did, anybody who dissented. They are radicals that engage in propaganda. Walter Lippmann was part of that during Woodrow Wilson. Goebbels said he learned it from Wilson. They are people that have supported dictators. If they say they are not supporting dictators, "Oh, that's ridiculous. We don't support dictators." Look at their history. They supported Mussolini, they supported Hitler at the very beginning, they supported Stalin. Many of them still support Stalin. They are currently supporting Castro. They are currently supporting Chavez. If they support Chavez and Castro, why is it so unlikely that they supported Benito Mussolini? Same guy, different era. One's been exposed as a brutal killer. The others have yet to fully be exposed.

So it's the same thing over and over and over and over again with these people, and we cannot allow them to crawl under another rock and subvert the Constitution through evolution anymore. It is time to expose them. And either agree with them and say, yes, that's what America needs to be, a socialist progressive state. Or expose it and exterminate. Exterminate the thought of the progressive movement. Don't allow it to fester anymore. It doesn't mean that you have to chase it out of thought because I'm not somebody who says burn books. I'm not saying, I don't believe shut up and sit down. I don't believe that. I believe tell the truth. And sunlight is the best disinfectant. You don't need to run these people out. All you have to do is open up the curtains and expose them for who they are. It disinfects. It exterminates the ideas right there because then what did Hitler do? Why is it important that we remember the Holocaust? Why? Because if we remember, it doesn't allow it to grow again. That's why the theme of this show, as you just heard, is we will be the key; remember who we are.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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