Van Jones: American treasure?




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GLENN: I am proud to announce that the NAACP is giving Van Jones an award. Apparently the most is this true? The most misunderstood man award. I'm trying to help me out here. I'm trying to figure out exactly where he's misunderstood. Is he misunderstood because he's a 9/11 Truther? Is he misunderstood because he's a self avowed communist? Is he misunderstood because he is a guy who defended Mumia Abu Jamal, the cop killer? Let's see. Is he understood because he wants a revolution? I'm trying to figure out how he's misunderstood. How is he misunderstood? He's now going to high schools. He's also going to be teaching at Princeton. He's giving a lecture at Columbia, whew, and he's also going to be speaking with Senator Gillibrand from New York, in New York City where the World Trade Centers came down, interesting enough. I don't know if she knows that. I'd like to hear her viewpoint on the truth of 9/11. We have a letter out to Senator Gillibrand to find out, where does she stand on that? Where does she stand on Marx? Because we know where, we know where Van Jones stands on Marx.

Now, we also have an interesting tie here. It's fascinating to me that, what was it, Stu, Pat, three weeks ago that the NAACP came out and said Martin Luther King was a radical socialist?

STU: Yeah, it was a few weeks ago.

GLENN: Okay. Can we, can we get the actual words from the head of the NAACP where they said if people knew who Martin Luther King was, we wouldn't revere him like we do today. If we would have, if we would have known these things in the past, maybe there wouldn't be a Martin Luther King day?

PAT: Yeah, you want to have that?

GLENN: Do you have that?

STU: We'd love it.

GLENN: Yeah, go ahead.

PAT: Because if you'd like it, I mean, I'm here to please.

STU: That would be fantastic.

BOND: We don't remember the king who was the critic of capitalism who said to Charles Fager when they were in jail together in Selma in 1965 that he thought a modified form of socialism would be the best system for the United States. We don't remember the Martin Luther King who talked ceaselessly about taking care of the masses and not just dealing with the people at the top of the ladder. So we've kind of anesthetized him. We've made him into a different kind of person than he actually was in life, and it may be that that's one reason he's so celebrated today because we celebrate a different kind of man than really existed. But he was a bit more radical. Not terribly, terribly radical but a bit more radical than we make him out to be today.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: Okay. So he was just a, he was a radical socialist but not terribly, terribly radical. Just a radical socialist. And we may not celebrate him if we but we're celebrating a different man than really existed. Okay, well, what does that tell you about history?

So now a few weeks ago he comes out and he says this about Martin Luther King. Now we have a, not a terribly, terribly radical socialist. We have a radical communist that is the most misunderstood man. Now, are we celebrating Van Jones or the a different man than Van Jones really is? This guy has never left the public sphere. Why? Because the president never came out against him. He never came out against him. He just went into the shadows. It didn't didn't the NAACP just have Jeremiah Wright speak as well? How is the NAACP yeah, they did. Who was it that just gave remember Jeremiah Wright, it was about six months ago, Jeremiah Wright was given an award. I think it was the NAACP. Can you look that up? Recently. And I remember thinking, Jeremiah Wright, what? How is that happening? Do you have it, Stu?

STU: Yeah, just want to I don't know the, I don't know the source here. Okay, let's see.

GLENN: No, you have it. I remember seeing it on TV. I remember. Just tell me what the organization was.

STU: Maryland chapter of NAACP drawing criticism for selecting Obama's former pastor to speak at an awards dinner.

GLENN: Yeah, that's what it was. And remember they were a lot of the people from the administration, if I'm not mistaken, a lot of people from the administration were in there going, "Hey, he's a great guy, he's a great guy!" Well, now wait a minute. We either say it's okay to believe what Jeremiah Wright and Van Jones believe as a nation, we either embrace it or we don't. But if the NAACP is embracing things that America doesn't embrace, how can we call the NAACP a mainstream organization? I mean, I think that's a fair question, isn't it? If they're embracing radical Marxism through Van Jones not only Marxism, communism if they are embracing a guy and saying he's misunderstood and he is embracing Mumia Abu Jamal, a cop killer, if they are embracing a guy who says there should be a radical youth uprising, a revolution, if they're embracing a guy who says the chickens are coming home to roost and GD, America, and that America has been responsible for intentionally killing black people as a government, that America is an evil place and that, Jeremiah Wright, that Marx is right, that capitalism is bad, well, what does that make the NAACP? Does that make them a mainstream organization?

STU: As mainstream as, you know, Sean Penn? You know, it sounds

GLENN: Sean Penn's not mainstream.

STU: I know. That's what I'm saying.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: It seems like it's sore of a view that's

GLENN: You can be Danny Glover.

STU: Right. It's that sort

GLENN: You can be Michael Moore.

STU: Right. It's that strain of thought. It doesn't seem though I don't know if their position their position is that he's misunderstood and that he was smeared and attacked by people like you.

GLENN: The NAACP came to Fox News. The only correction that I have had to issue is for the NAACP and it was this: That I said he was a felon. He was not a felon. He went to jail. He was arrested.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Okay? He was not a felon. That is the only correction that I have had to make in the last year because somebody came. You know, we put the phone in. The phone came really from a discussion with the White House, NAACP was happening around the same time. We said, well, what are the complaints? What did we say? One, in one year, one thing and that was that I said that he was a felon. He wasn't.

STU: And again you didn't say that all the time. You had said that on one occasion and the other times you said it correctly. But it's important to correct things like that.

GLENN: Absolutely, and I have no problem doing that. I said if I'm wrong, I have no problem correcting it. But that was the how was he smeared? How was he smeared? And by saying this, are they not smearing me or anybody else? I mean, I'm the guy who's known for Van Jones. So is the NAACP smearing me? Because I corrected the only mistake that I made.

STU: Yeah. I mean, like there's an article here about the it's the NAACP image award, which is like essentially their highest honor as far as I understand it. And this is an article from CNN about it. Now, CNN not necessarily known as a rightwing organization, also known as an organization that's currently in competition with you. But they go through and list all the evidence that we talked about on the air as if it's fact. So I mean, if they want a correction from us, there's a vicious smear campaign going on from CNN on Van Jones.

GLENN: What else do they have on, from CNN?

STU: They talk about the 9/11 Truther stuff, they talk about the East Bay Express article talking about how he said he was a communist, you know, and then it talks about, well, Van Jones says, quote, if I have offended anyone with the statements I've made in the past, I apologize. Well, I don't know. That's great.

GLENN: You are not you didn't offend me. You didn't offend me. I don't care. I don't care. Are you a communist? You've said yes. Have you changed? That's like Barack Obama. He was a Marxist. He's claimed he was a Marxist. He hung out with Marxists. He's still hanging out with Marxists. But do you notice he never says, "I'm not a Marxist and here's why." He's never said, "yes, I was a Marxist when I was a radical when I was a kid, but I changed, I figured it out, here's where my moment came." Never. Never. He's never defended capitalism. He's never said, "Look, I'm a strong capitalist, I believe in the free market system because I was a Marxist when I was a kid, we all were doing stupid things not all of us, well, some of us didn't even go to college. But, you know, when we were college age, you do stupid things, you try different things out. That's the way you grow. You challenge yourself. Well, I fell into Marxism. Boy was I stupid. Here's why." Never. Never. "Hey, I hired a communist, boy, was I stupid, here's why." Never. "I hired a revolutionary, I hired people that don't believe in the free market system. I put as my manufacturing czar a guy who says the free market system is dead! Boy was I stupid and here's why." No. No.

We need to get away from revolutionaries because they're mainstreaming revolutionaries. That's what's happening here. We're mainstreaming Karl Marx. By Van Jones speaking at your kids' high school, they're mainstreaming it. "See, look, you can be a Marxist revolutionary, you can be a communist and you can be a great guy." Look at how many awards he's getting.

Where is your award for standing up against Van Jones? Where is your award for standing up for freedom and democracy? Where is it? No, no, no. No, they will point to how hateful those groups are that would give anything like that. He's teaching now, he's going to be teaching at Princeton. Princeton I respect because they have tenured professors that are conservatives. They're at least trying. I have no problem with you putting Peter Singer on campus as long as you have somebody stand up against Peter Singer with the same kind of clout and power on campus. How about Van Jones? Hey, Princeton, you going to have him teach classes? Hire me. I want the counterpoint. Wouldn't do it. Wouldn't do it. Van Jones would have a class and no one would throw a chair at him. I would have a class and they would throw chairs at me. Well, they would only throw chairs at me because I would also be grading their papers. M is for Marxist.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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