Glenn Beck: SEIU's Outrageous Intimidation Tactics





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Do you ever get the feeling you're in some sort of a parallel universe or on the set of a Hollywood movie? I have no logical explanation to explain the things going on in America today.

I read this morning that the chairman of the president's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Paul Volcker, said that the United States doesn't have a sense of urgency and that "there are serious questions, most immediately about the sustainability of our commitment to growing entitlement programs."

Hmm, that sounds familiar. Oh that's right: It's the same thing I've been saying. Where's Anthony Weiner? It sounds like Paul Volcker is engaging in fear mongering. By the way, did you see the Dow today? It fell 376 points and is down 900 points for the month.

You know, when I first put this show together, I thought about what I wanted to do and how I wanted to approach it. Originally, the idea for the show was to tell you about the story of America: Every day it's a new page. As much as I feel like we are in a movie, that movie has no basis in reality. Why we have to do that is beyond me, when there are great stories out there. They're called news stories for a reason.

I think it's because in everything that happens, you see a little bit of yourself. But increasingly, news stories are becoming fairy tales.

So let me tell you a news story that you probably haven't heard. Remember the pictures I showed you the other day of SEIU protest? The media barely covered it. Well, let me tell you the story behind it.

Greg Baer, like many dads, enjoyed last Sunday afternoon by watching his youngest son play in a Little League baseball game. Even for me, someone who's not big into sports, there's nothing quite like watching your kid play baseball. Unfortunately for Greg, his day was about to take a turn for the worse.

Driving home, no doubt talking about all the highs and lows of the game with his son, Greg was shocked to find out what was waiting for him when he got home: An angry mob of protesters, surrounding the house, screaming and yelling bloody murder.

Greg was horrified, not only because his younger son had to witness this, but because his 14-year-old son was trapped in the home — alone.

These protesters were bussed in — 14 buses filled with about 500 people. They poured out of the buses and swarmed right onto the property and up to the house. Greg's older son, Jack — alone in the house — was so frightened as the mob yelled and became angrier that he called his father's cell phone and told him he was locking himself in the bathroom.

Greg, still in the car, was now faced with a decision: What do I do? I can't bring my younger son — around the age of 12 — through this mess. But I cannot leave Jack in the house to fend for himself. He tried to call police, but the police feared intervention would only incite the crowd even more.

So now what? Greg didn't have much time to think; mobs can turn at any moment. So he made a gut-wrenching decision: He drove around the corner, parked his car — with his younger son inside — and went to get his older son out of the house.

He made his way though the crowd — Excuse me. I need to get in the house. I have a child who is alone in there and frightened — they continued to yell and chant. I can only imagine what was going through his mind at this point. He eventually got his son out of the house and got back to the car and got out of there.

Now, you may be asking, what did this man do to warrant a bus of 500 mobsters at his house? If you said nothing, you're right. No one deserves this, especially not in America. But here's the excuse: The people were from a union — SEIU. They claim to be angry because Baer is the deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America. Yes, he's one of those evil bank executives — a greedy Bush crony, no doubt.

Oh wait, he's a lifelong Democrat who worked for the Clinton Treasury Department.

But why not have the protest at the office? Why bring it to the front door? Unfortunately that's they way things are done now:

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ANDY STERN, SEIU: We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

Intimidation.

After the mob finally packed it in and left, they moved on to another CEO's house and then another. See, SEIU was on an intimidation tour and they were completely unapologetic, accusing a reporter who questioned the tactic of getting "emotional" on the story.

It's a good thing that there weren't very many reporters there to ask questions. No one there to question if this morally reprehensible or ethically even thinkable. No one to question if anyone was even in the house. No one to question the family about how they feel. How do they feel today? Are they sleeping well? How are the kids? Did his younger son have a great game that now has forever been lost? Because he'll never remember the game — the family won't remember it — it'll always be the day that their house was surrounded.

No one is asking the question: Why would they surround a lifelong Democrat — a Clinton official? No reporter is left to question SEIU owing a ton of money to Bank of America. Isn't this the same tactic that SEIU and ACORN used on the banks that forced them to make risky loans? Does it have anything to do with unionizing tellers at the banks? There are a million questions.

That's the news part of the story. But to get a news story, the media have to ask questions, care or even just show up.

What are we turning into?

Wednesday night, I was at a show and the actor James Gandolfini was sitting right behind me. I was there with my kids. He said, "What is Satan doing here?" My son was in my arms. I didn't shoot back: Why do you glorify killing, mobsters, whoredom?

You want to protest banks? Go to the bank. Leave people's families out of it. Yes, Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty gathered around the home of the governor, but let's remember two things: That was the governor's house — state property. But I think the most important parallel here is those people were revolutionaries, the rest of us are just citizens trying to make things better.

See, the civil rights movement weren't revolutionaries, they were civil rights marchers; people with profound belief in faith. They're trying to create civil rights movement again. Everything is akin to the civil rights movement: health care, banking reform, housing, the presidency — everything:

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID, D-NEV.: When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO: I believe health care is a civil right.

REP. PATRICK KENNEDY, D-R.I.: The parallels between the struggle for civil rights and the fight to make quality, affordable health care accessible to all Americans are significant.

REP. JAMES CLYBURN, D-S.C.: This is a civil rights act for 21st Century.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF: This is a civil rights act.

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

Why are they doing it? Because it worked! But the reason why it worked is because back then it was genuine, it was real.

This is not. These are half-truths or lies; don't you see how they are imaging this movement as civil rights movement? Arrogance. Acting. Oh, we're having a great time!

But look at eyes of Martin Luther King, Jr. That's a man who believed deeply and, I contest, knew he was going to be killed for it. Look at his face — that's real. This is a mockery of the civil rights movement.

By the way, the neighbor who was brave enough to tell all the details — Nina Easton from Fortune magazine — is now under attack from SEIU. Guess where else she's being attacked? The Huffington Post.

(I have to tell you part of the story that I left out about James Gandolfini: After intermission, he came up to me and said I have to apologize, it was wrong of me to do that. I told him that I had heard worse. He said, I hope your son didn't hear that. He did, but I thank him for being a man of honor and apologizing.)

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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