Those Who Don't Know History...




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Something happened during Monday's show. I heard a line from one of the communists that we played on the air that makes the point clearly about what we've been talking about here. I want to play it again:

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JED BRANDT, COMMUNIST: We have to help bring this government down, we have to help destroy this system and that requires increasing the alienation that working class and oppressed people feel. The way change is going to happen in this country is through the destruction of what we call the United States of America.

I'm opposed to white supremacy not because it's white people involved. I am opposed to the system we traditionally call imperialism and the idea that some people have rights and privileges that are not granted to all human beings. And the solution to that problem is called communism and socialism and we should put it in our mouths. We should say it when we say what is your politics? I am a socialist. I demand that we have health care for people and it's not a demand that's negotiable with health insurance companies.

We will take your insurance companies; we will take the farms in this country; we will shut down the military apparatus in this country and I am tired of being told to stuff my anger back in my pants.

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I know it sounds like a joke, but there's an actual communist who says trouble is coming and they're going to take advantage of it.

The thing about my show that the mainstream media has never figured out is the very secret of its success. I don't talk down to you; I've promised that I will never waste your time and in exchange you really listen and pay attention which gives us the ability to talk like adults, not in sound bites. I've been talking to you about the danger of progressives in both parties for some time now, but this communist last night prompted me to share something that I'm working on for an upcoming documentary a little early, because I think you need to know that danger is approaching.

But it requires knowing history and taking ourselves out of the moment to look at this with a longer world view.

On Monday night, I showed you a chart and explained that "left" and "right" are really "up" and "down" and when people call George Bush a fascist, they're really calling him a Nazi. When people hold up a hammer and sickle for Obama, they're saying he's a communist.

How is it that so many of us who voted for Bush in 2004 couldn't see any warning signs of big government and how is it now that Democrats are in the same position now? Maybe it's because we've so demonized the other side that we expect the worst from them or I think maybe it's a combination of self-deception and lack of knowledge of history.

Have you ever heard the phrase: Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it? It's true and I've been warning for the last seven years — starting with President Bush — that we're giving the government too much power.

Remember when we debunked the FEMA camp hoax where George Bush was going to round up everybody. These hoax conspiracies work for about 10 percent of the population who are afraid of big government. I'm not afraid of big government, I just know it's not what our Founders intended and it doesn't work, but I don't think everybody in the government is evil.

You've heard me say before that progressivism is a cancer. It's baby steps. The word progress means you're moving forward, but to what? Some sort of utopia where everyone just somehow behaves? If we were moving in that direction, we'd need less government, right? But the farther we move toward *their* kind of progress, it seems the more man devolves. We only need more government because we have more problems. At some point, the problems will be so big that the government just has to rule it all.

And that's why when President Bush was in office the Democrats started to feel he was getting out of control. They call it fascism. They say that Hitler was on the right — no, go back to the scale — it's total government and anarchy, but I promise you it may not be Nazi, but total government from the right will be fascistic in nature. What everyone on the left is afraid of from the right, is that we will be some Christian zealot state — clinging to our God and guns, a religious zealot jail of sorts.

We already have that example with Islam, in Iran. I don't know why the left isn't afraid of Iran, but they are afraid of that possibility here.

On the left, we have the total government called communism: Castro, Chavez, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot — all fun guys.

But it's not left and right, it's up and down.

It's on one end of the true spectrum of choices we have that starts at anarchy and ends with total government.

We've never been for total government or anarchy. Our Founders started the country after we won the Revolutionary War with the Articles of Confederation. It set up such a limited government that it flew apart. You couldn't do business across state lines and our country was a mess.

Do you know who the first president of the United States was? It was John Hanson, but it was under a different system — one that was too close to anarchy — and it didn't work. It was about to fall apart when in 1785, Congress knew it wasn't working and unbeknownst to them, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, were working on totally new system of government.

They knew they were never going to get something this radical — a republic — past the states because no one trusted each other. They needed a man everyone could trust to lead them. They needed someone that they all knew would do the right thing even at his own expense. That man was George Washington.

Washington saved the Republic many times, but the time before *this one* was at the end of the war: He had stopped his soldiers from revolting against members of Congress. They weren't going to pay them. Washington stepped in at the last moment and stopped them.

These were Washington's own men who fought and died by his side and who had loved and adored him until that moment. He stopped them from taking any action against Congress and they abandoned him because of it. And when the peace treaty was signed, only 20 soldiers were still at his side to celebrate the hard-fought victory. He wept.

Washington went home to Mt. Vernon, alone without the love and warmth of his men, just their cold respect. Washington didn't want to go back to Philadelphia. His response to serving as the nation's leader was: Have I not given enough for my country already? He finally relented and the old crew of '76 was back again — this time to put together a constitution.

Washington said very little during the convention, but his presence is what held the coalition together. There was no arm twisting, bribery or special deals to labor unions. Yes, they had to make some compromises — slavery of course, the biggest — but they succeeded in creating out of a varied mess of differing cultures and interests; the greatest nation ever devised.

So Washington came; Madison laid out his idea of a Republic; the states said absolutely not — we just broke away from a king and a giant oppressive, corrupt government! See, before communism and fascism there was King Henry VIII, King George, Vlad the Impaler — you name it — oppressive killer governments. But Madison convinced them that the articles didn't have enough control, that they need a little more powerful central government, but that the central government would not impede the states rights. In fact, to make them feel better, he came up with a list of 10 rights to promise what they would not do.

The Bill of Rights was a promise to the states and you that, we as a federal government will never take these rights from you.

This is just the backdrop here of what happened on the show Monday night and while this history has been lost and is important to understand, it's the coming generations that will have to repeat this history if we repeat recent American history.

Which brings me again, to this phrase — let me show you what I played last night:

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BRANDT: We have to help bring this government down, we have to help destroy this system and that requires increasing the alienation that working class and oppressed people feel. The way change is going to happen in this country is through the destruction of what we call the United States of America.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Crazy, right? Lunatic fringe.

If I said to you, here are people alive today — many — that can tell you about Madison Square Garden being filled to the rafters by communists — active communists and they almost swept the country — or people in Nazi uniforms — and that the Nazis had a legitimate movement that damn near swept this country — you'd say I was crazy. But both of these radical groups filled Madison Square Garden.

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'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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