Glenn Beck: SEIU's Outrageous Intimidation Tactics





Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

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:

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

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:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)

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.)

Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck broke down today's inflation, explaining what it is and giving proof that those at the top — politicians and world elite — continue to take advantage of our declining economy to advance their own agenda. He also revealed how a recent decision by Citibank and powerful investment management company, BlackRock, not only puts the U.S. further behind but also allows for China to gain worldwide control.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it all down:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation or find the full interview on BlazeTV:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.