Glenn Beck: Obama zombies

GLENN: Yes. Now, this is why you have to start watching the news. This is why you have to convince your friends and neighbors to pay attention. If you remember right, we were called crazy for when we pointed out, we had a listener call us and point out and play some Al Gore video or Al Gore audio. He snuck this audio recorder in with his daughter during Obama's inauguration, and Al Gore gave a speech where he said to the kids, your parents, they don't know, it's like the civil rights, they didn't know then. It's up to you to teach them, they're stuck in old think. And we told you, and we've been showing you the video and everybody dismisses it: No, it's not indoctrination, it's not indoctrination. Once they have your kids, what then? This is something that Woodrow Wilson, the Nazis, the Nazis learned their propaganda from the progressive movement in the United States. Go ahead. Blogs right now, tear it apart. And then go and read Joseph Goebbels' diaries. That's the source. So I know it's hard, I know it's really, really hard to claim that, well, there are no sources, except the guy who was the main guy for propaganda for Nazi Germany. They learned it from the progressives in America. Woodrow Wilson.

The other thing that they learned and now apparently we're taking from them is get the children. Get the children, make sure your children are empowered by the state. Make sure the children know your parents aren't that smart. This is where I mean, in the end, on the end of this scale. And remember, this is the end of the scale. It ended in the Hitler youth reporting on their parents. How do you get to the Hitler youth? How do you possibly start a culture like that? The state must stand between the parents and the children. And the state must tell the children, we know better than they do. Buckle up, gang. This one's going to be bumpy. From BarackObama.com. This isn't some crazy website. This isn't some disassociated website. BarackObama.com. Organizing for America. Now we're organizing your children.

Listen to this audio. We'll play the video for you on TV. We'll send this out in our newsletter today. Listen to this audio. These are children. Go ahead.

VOICE: It's extra important to advocate for your beliefs and your family will still love you even if they don't always agree with what you say.

GLENN: Is he about 17 maybe?

VOICE: I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My family is a traditional Korean family and we're first generation.

VOICE: Well, my family's not very political at all. It was always up to me and my brother explaining what was going on to my parents.

PAT: So they're stupid.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Great point, Pat.

PAT: They're too stupid.

GLENN: Hear that? It's always me, I always had to explain it to my parents. Now they go to a girl who's maybe, what, 14?

PAT: Yeah, maybe.

GLENN: Wearing braces. Listen to what she's saying.

VOICE: Voters or supporters, and when we all go out to dinner as my cousins and my aunts and uncles and my parents and my sister, politics always comes up because, you know, grownups.

VOICE: After 2004 I was furious and my parents didn't want to do anything. It was a little bit awkward. It's, you're telling your parents who have raised you, who have given you these talks.

PAT: But it's okay. It's okay for this guy to be telling his parents. They raised him. They're not smart enough.

GLENN: Excuse me. Hang on just a sec.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: It is okay for my kids. I have these discussions with my kids.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: My kids, I encourage my kids to disagree with me.

PAT: But they're setting the parents up.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: As the dolts.

GLENN: Of course they are. There's a difference.

PAT: Like the Nickelodeon show sore something. Parents are so stupid.

GLENN: Right. The 14 year old girl has to teach her family about politics. Listen.

VOICE: They need to do something different.

VOICE: Lots of my friends' parents probably aren't going to vote because they are all really busy. So my friends and I all work really hard to get them to vote and register. So when my cousins and I have to talk to them about why we as the future generations really need Obama as the president, we start out easily and just start saying, oh, watch the debate. And then we'll say, well, we really think that what Obama or Biden said about energy is really important because we need to start fixing that now before it will be too late.

VOICE: It's more of like sitting down and having, it almost feels like a parent/child conversation except I'm the parent and they are the child.

GLENN: Stop! Do you hear it, America! Do you hear it? It's a parent/child relationship except we're the parent and they're the child! What president does this to a family? What president does this to get reelected? You want to talk about the solution? The solution is build up the family, repair the family. Help the family! What is this guy doing? He's telling the children, the president of the United States, the damn Messiah is telling them, "Go, tell your parents, they're stupid. They don't know. They're the children. They're the children."

Democrats, Republicans, independents, thinking Americans, you know this is wrong. It is getting worse and worse. Spookier and spookier. I mean, we had the hypnotized children singing, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama. That was, "Okay, well, that's just, okay, that's a teacher, that's a crazy teacher." This is at BarackObama.com, organizing for America. Yeah, we're going to have to have conversations with our parents and it's almost like we're going to have to be the parents and they are the teachers. A 14 year old girl in braces saying, I just start out small, I just talk to them and say, hey, so I watched the state of the union. Hey, so we really think energy, that policy that he said is really good.

This isn't education. This isn't about the American process. This isn't about civics. This is about Barack Obama and idol worship.

There's nothing else to say.

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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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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