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.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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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