Glenn's MUST read - Liberal Fascism

GLENN: Okay. I think we're going to have him on television. I just got his new book, Liberal Fascism, and I would like to tell you that I've read the book but as Stu will tell you, I don't really do that.

STU: Well, it is about, it does -- I mean, I really wanted to read that book but it looked pretty long to me. It looked about a six month read on my scale. So I backed off of it. You read a lot but you only read nine pages of each book.


Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg


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GLENN: No, here's what I do. I skip around a lot. I mean, I'm just looking at it here. This is 400 pages, 400 pages, and I read so much that I skip around. I like to call it Glenn Beck speed reading. What I do is I look and I'm like, yeah, yeah, yeah, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, I got it, next page. This one I actually read every word on every page and I only read about 150 pages of it over the weekend but it is absolutely fantastic. In fact, did I tell you, Stu, about the book that I wanted to -- there's three books that I want to write and one of them is -- what did you say?

STU: I mean, why not. You've got one that's still in the top five of the New York Times Best Seller list. Why not plan out the next three.

GLENN: This is the way I am.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: One of which -- and it's not that I want -- it's not that I'm setting out to write a book. It's that I'm curious about something and I've been curious on this one thing and it is a way for me to be able to afford the research that would have to go into it. And one of those books was on -- I said, what was it, about six months ago I don't believe that the communist party ever went away. I don't believe that Russia actually collapsed. I think they all went in hiding. I don't think that after we had the situation with McCarthy that those communists just went away. We just stopped looking for them. What happened to all of them? Where did they all go? And so what I've wanted to do is fund the research to be able to track them. How did it happen? When did it start? When did it come here? How did it go underground? Part of the reason why I wanted to do it is because Amity Shlaes' book called The Forgotten Man. It shows some of the beginning, the Progressive movement that Hillary Clinton is talking about. "Well, I like to consider myself a modern early 20th century Progressive." Remember what we first looked that up on the air? What is an early 20th century Progressive? That should spook the living bat crap out of you. What a early Progressive was is a fascist. They were the ones -- and really it is exactly, I mean word for word, the kind of fascist that you always call George W. Bush. All the people on the left always say, "Oh, George W. Bush is a fascist, he's Hitler, he's Mussolini." Why? Why do they say that? Because he wants to impose -- this is what they believe. I don't believe it to be true. He wants to impose a set of morals on other people. Well, what the hell is "You can't have transfats, you can't smoke, you can't do this, you can't do that." That's fascism. That's what it is. It's fascism with a smiley face, and we are much closer to fascism, and you know it in your gut. You know it to be true because look at the debate on global warming. You cannot have a debate on global warming. "Science is solved." Just like eugenics was solved. "The science was solved. The scientists all agree. It's all peer reviewed." And so what happens? They shut down all debate. Well, that's what happens with fascism. And so Jonah Goldberg where the book Liberal Fascism and quite frankly I hope to have him on in the next couple of days, on television tonight. I'm so sick and tired of him in it, in the first 20 pages, saying "I am not calling Democrats Nazis, I'm not saying that liberals are all Mussolini." He says it like 500 times because somebody is going to take this book out of context. But I am telling you, America, if you are a listener of this program, this is a must-read. Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. Absolute must-read. It takes you from the beginning where he says, really fascism didn't start with Mussolini. It was here in America already with Woodrow Wilson and he explains how it all comes together. And really it's not a dry read. It's really not. He explained how it all came together here in the United States, how it went over to Mussolini and how the liberal left here in America loved Mussolini, how George Bernard Shaw and these Hollywood elites, they went over there and they fell all over themselves with Mussolini, how they just thought he was the greatest, how the New York Times wrote "This is the future." It is fascism before fascism was a bad word. "It is fascism and it is the future government." And they talked about in the New York Times how that this was the future and how democracy was over.

Well, here's what happened. They got all into this, and you know what? I never understood Radio City and Rockefeller Plaza. I am fascinated. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to work in Radio City. I mean, I'm eight years old. Growing up in Seattle. I don't even know how I knew Rockefeller Plaza, but I wanted to have an office in Rockefeller Plaza. And Radio City -- actually it's not Radio City Music Hall, was a music hall, it was a theater. That's all it was. But the reason why that whole building is called Radio City is because it was supposed to be a whole bunch of radio studios and they were going to do radio, national radio broadcasts out of Radio City on the floor that we're on now for the entire country. Well, the FCC was developed and they said you can't do that and so it was never built. My studio is the first studio to be built in Radio City after the namesake. It's the first national broadcast that comes out of that building on a daily basis five days a week, actually six days a week. It's the first time. And I have been fascinated by Radio City.

And I started to do my homework on it. Well, there's a collection of buildings in Rockefeller Plaza and they all are to great things, to sound and to light and to heart. Well, one of the buildings is called the Italia Building. It's Italian. The relief on the front of this building is all about Italy. Well, the relief was actually taken down. It's the only part of Radio City that is not original. It's the only part of Rockefeller Plaza that is not original because what the relief was originally was a monument to Mussolini. And after Mussolini was killed and fascism was tied to Hitler and the killing of the Jews, that's when Rockefeller Plaza decided to take that down. But until that time the artist, the elitist, the left in America, the movers and the shakers, the wealthiest 1%, they were all for fascism because fascism, they could be in on that power and they can get done what they want done and screw the little people. Screw what everybody else wants. They will tell you. The top of the group will tell everybody else how to live their life. And I'm telling you that we are headed that direction. We have been headed that direction for a long time. You know it to be true when you see the debate on global warming. You know it to be true when you listen to what your kids are telling you, they're teaching in universities.

I have to tell you I talked to a head of a university of a church university, a religious university. He said, Glenn, it's darn near impossible for us to find professors here. Why? Why? Why is it possible -- or why is it impossible? It's impossible because nobody's teaching them. Nobody's teaching the truth.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


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This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


CAIR-Chicago 15th Annual Banquet: Rashida Tlaib youtu.be


It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.