Glenn Beck: Cass Sunstein - infiltrate!

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GLENN: From, Astroturf and the act of professional interest groups designing campaigns that appear to be grassroots efforts but are not. It is what the left has accused the tea parties of doing, only more and more it looks like an anti tea party movement is truly Astroturfing. Writing on January 15th, 2010: Glenn Greenwald at Salon noted that Barack Obama's new head of office of information and regulatory affairs listen to that. The office of information and regulatory affairs, Cass Sunstein who I maintain is the most dangerous man in America because you never see this guy coming. According to Red State, Cass Sunstein had championed creating fake websites and using outside 501(c)(3) interest groups to act as alleged independent champions of government policy and to, quote, cognitively infiltrate, end quote, opposition websites.

Is this abuse of power yet? In other words, Cass Sunstein has favored the government using outside parties as government propaganda agents to paint their opposition as fringe and undermine their credibility, kind of like what's been happening with the tea party movement. Lots of SEIU members pretending to be tea party activists, causing violence in front of TV cameras.

Sunstein advocates that government stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into chat rooms, quoting, into chat rooms, online social networks or even real space groups, end quote. He also proposes that the government make secret payments to so called, quote, independent credible voices to bolster the government's message.

Is it abuse of power yet?

Considering Sunstein's recommendations, it is not far removed to speculate that the Obama administration is behind a new anti tea party website called The Other 25, which defends the government from tea party criticisms and attacks the tea party movement as a fringe. The website purports to be authentically grassroots, though one must wonder when the last time any grassroots activists took the time to defend the government. The designer is affiliated with and other leftwing websites. But the most notable is the donation page. You can make donations to Democracy in Action. Democracy in Action is not for individual activists to use. It is for small and medium size 501(c)(3) organizations and others on the left. Democracy in action? Its clients include ACORN, true majority, and the NAACP. Let's also remember that Center For American Progress led by Obama's transition team director John Podesta has a regular 8:00 a.m. phone call to coordinate activity on the left. It's a play out of Lenin's handbook. Forget Alinsky. To call authentic inauthentic and then create something inauthentic, demanding it be called authentic. From Red State.

Absolutely believe that. That is what Cass Sunstein this is what Cass Sunstein does. He nudges. He moves. He slides into position.

Some honest reporting for once from the Washington Post comes from Robert McCartney, yesterday: I went to the tea party rally at the Washington Monument on Thursday to check out just how reactionary and potentially violent the movement truly was. Answer? Not very. Based on what I saw and heard, tea party members are not seething. They are not ready to explode racists, as some liberal commentators have caricatured them. Some are extremists and bigots, sure. The crowd was almost entirely white. I differ strenuously with the protests on about 95% of them. So in other words, this writer doesn't agree. Nonetheless, on the whole they struck me as a passionate conservative voice dedicated to working within the system rather than the dangerous militia types or a revival of the KKK. Although shrinking government is their primary goal, many conceded the that the country should keep Medicare and even Social Security. None were clamoring for civil disobedience, much less armed revolt. Someone in the Revolutionary War fired bullets. This time we're firing politicians, said Clinton Lee, a wedding photographer from Tampa.

PAT: Subversive, clearly. Wedding photographer?

GLENN: You can't trust them.

PAT: Can't.

GLENN: Cass Sunstein, the information and regulatory guy? Yeah, you can trust him.

PAT: He's in the government. He's in the government.

GLENN: Not the wedding photographer.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Clinton Lee from Tampa. The rally estimated in the tens of thousands also displayed a wacky irreverent spirit that I found endearing. I can't help but smile when paunchy small business owners age 50 and older don three cornered hats and Don rattlesnake flags in exercising their First Amendment right to peacefully assemble. The mix of kookiness and mistrust of authority reminded me of anti Vietnam War demonstrations

PAT: How about that.

GLENN: in which I participated over four decades ago in the same spot.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Participants of the tea party were appalled when I made that comparison. They hastened to say they weren't modern day hippies. I found I heartily agreed with the tea partiers on what is perhaps America's biggest concern, that America's swelling debt seriously threatens our long term prosperity. I part ways with the tea party on how to solve the problem. They want to slash the government. I'd be willing to raise taxes as part of the deal, but those are conventional disagreements that citizens can have in a civil way. Judging by what some portrayals of the tea party, one would think they posed a threat to the community. I think this is unbelievable. I think this is the first honest reporter that I have seen that has said I disagree with these guys vehemently, but I wanted to go see them myself.

PAT: And his name is Robert McCartney.

GLENN: Write Robert McCartney from the Washington Post. It was in yesterday's Post. Find it online.

PAT: Appreciate some good, honest reporting.

GLENN: Thank you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You don't agree, but thank you.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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