Glenn Beck: Radicals Following European Playbook





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We saw pictures this weekend of May Day protests, but has anyone asked: Who organized these rallies? Who put these marchers on the street so fast? We'll give you that answer in a second, but first I want to show you a book I read this weekend.

Last year we showed you a book, a communist handbook for France and Europe: "The Coming Insurrection." Put out by the Invisible Committee, it says that the time to take the system is now: Europe promised us a socialist communist utopia and they will never give it to us, so we will take it from them now. It urges people to get into the streets and be violent.

Last week, I showed you a book from Greece — same basic story — "We Are an Image From the Future."

These books were written by communist revolutionaries. They are violent. They are not anarchists, but they will use anarchy. They are working for a fundamental transformation of Europe.

On Saturday, the president said that he wants the media to stop making assertions and be rooted in fact. That's what we do.

So let's start with Europe. They are rioting in Greece's capitol because of cutbacks. In France, there are "boss-nappings," kidnapping the boss and holding him for ransom. Apparently, when companies lay people off, make cuts or the government tries to downsize, people protest — sometimes in violent ways.

Who are behind these protests in Europe? Many times, labor unions.

Do we have anything similar here in the U.S.?

Well, there was a rally last week on Wall Street. Who was behind it? Workers and union leaders from the AFL-CIO, trying to bring Main Street to Wall Street. Their slogan: "People Over Profits."

No assertions, just facts. And that is what it is in Europe and Greece: Unions cutting jobs in Greece, become more and more violent. Unions on Wall Street cutting jobs and rallying and getting more aggressive.

Now let's turn to the immigration rallies over the weekend. Everyone in mainstream media will tell you they were grassroots rallies: People who are just angry at racism. But take a closer look; who was behind these rallies?

• SEIU

• AFL-CIO

• Workers World Party

• Socialist Party USA

• The World Socialist Web Site

• Revolutionary Communists Party USA

So that's who is behind this: unions and revolutionaries.

We're told the Tea Parties are violent, but we know that couldn't be further from the truth. We have shown you union violence at Tea Parties. Now we've seen violence this weekend — violence in Germany and violence in Santa Cruz. They were on the street in Germany for the same reason that they were on the street here: It was May Day.

Wait, didn't we just see something like this in America lately with the Day of Action rallies where unions got together with communists to put people in the streets to protest cuts in education? (That sounds exactly like what has happened in Greece.) What groups were behind those rallies?

• Association of Raza Educators

• Movement for a Democratic Society

• SEIU 1021

• International Socialist Organization

Let me go back to Greece, where the violence got so bad the police where actually attacked with a firebomb. So far, we haven't seen that here, but protests on the Arizona immigration bill don't look very different: Cops being assaulted with bottles thrown at them.

The right is being demonized as violent and hateful right now, but the right doesn't call police officers "pigs" or initially doubt the police before having all the facts:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I don't know, not having been there and seeing all the facts what role race played in this. But I think it's fair to say number one, any of us would be pretty angry and number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly —

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This has nothing to do with race. It comes from a bunch of people that want to fundamental transform something.

Last summer, I told you this was coming in Europe.

I also told you that you could see our future if you paid attention. Now the follow-up book comes out. Why is it, they can say it, blog about it, write books about it, announce it in advance, then do it — yet no one in the media cares to report it? And if you do, you are somehow the problem?

It is time for you to say enough.

Unions are using their members' good names and money to wreck havoc on our country. Is it a coincidence that John Sweeny repealed the language that banned Communist Party members and loyalists from leadership positions within the Federation and its unions?

The teachers union wanted to teach communism to our kids in California, but Governor Schwarzenegger, to his credit, stopped it. Here's a part of the bill: Under existing law, a public employee is required to answer, under oath, specified questions, including, but not limited to, knowing membership in an organization advocating the forceful or violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of any state. This bill would have deleted these provisions.

If you are a union member, you are no different than my grandfather, who was the shop steward at Boeing. Or my mother-in-law, who has been arrested marching with labor at a major university. I told her, any university that treats its employees as hers does while sitting on tax-free endowments of $20 billion, I would march with her. But common sense must rule.

There are reasons for a union and they usually involve companies that have gotten so powerful and in bed with Washington that they begin stomping on people and rights. However, the same is true with unions. The unions say they are standing up for the little guy — no, they aren't. The little guy doesn't get to go to the White House. These guys have the power. There is a profit motive and revolutionary motive — they need members in their rank and file.

The unions are in bed with Washington and special interests and they are not in your or this nation's best interest. They are following the playbook from Europe:

• Socialize the government

• Unionize the government jobs

• Over-promise your pensions; then over-spend

• Blame others for business/government cuts

• Protest all cuts and favor select taxes -- as long as it doesn't affect the unions

• Violence

This is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Call it Cloward and Piven, communism, cronyism or just a lack of foresight, backbone and common sense, but as this book outlines, this is a picture of our future unless we act now. Our unions must be exposed, its members recognize the patterns, see the financial reality, speak out and do the hard things, stand up.

We are not France. What makes us different? Our people. We have always been a people of faith — restore that. It is what gives us hope, we all understand that we all will fail at some point. But we can all get up again. No one is too big to fail.

There is no such thing as social justice —- it is equal justice. MLK didn't march for more rights, protected classes or cries of racism for those who equally and fairly enforce the laws. He didn't march and die so Big Labor and Washington insiders could line their pockets with wealth gained from enslaving a whole group of people to help cover the tracks of a collapsing pension fund scheme.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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