Glenn Beck: The Enemies of America Are Hard at Work




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I want to have a conversation with you on something that I've been thinking about recently a lot. People say to me, where is George Washington, Glenn? Where is the next leader?

I don't know. I don't know. But before there was Washington, there was Whitefield. Whitefield, he was a preacher. We did a special on him. He was cross-eyed, pudgy. I mean, but Whitefield led to Washington, OK?

There's always a spiritual awakening, a spiritual element to any great change. And if there is not, if God is cut out of it, it always ends the way that it ended in France with Robespierre. I mean, our Founders were even fooled by Robespierre. It's a subtle difference. But without God, there is bloodshed and guillotine. It just happens that way all the time.

Societal change always comes with God first: the Founders — it was an awakening; the pilgrims — it was a spiritual thing; civil rights movement; Abraham Lincoln and freeing of slaves — it started in churches. That's why the White House is using social justice now for the churches. That's why they got to get in there. They got to merge the EPA.

The best example of change and what God can do to a country is probably Russia. The change in Russia — the collapse of Soviet Union as we know it — came with a Whitefield. But his name wasn't Whitefield, it was Pope John Paul. He was part of the perfect storm back then.

The perform storm then included war with Usama bin Laden, just like we have it now; spending themselves into oblivion, because Reagan had Star Wars and Margaret Thatcher was on the other side, and John Paul — John Paul awakening the spirit, setting a fire in Poland — the fire of the spirit.

And Russia didn't collapse. It was transformed, fundamental transformation. We are repeating history right now. We are repeating it. Yeltsin of the Ukraine, Belarus, they all got together in the woods and they decided what the Russian federation would be.

Then they came back and Yeltsin gave the Duma an hour to vote and said, I got news for you, you can either — you can either be killed by the people outside because we destroyed the country. It's over. We spent ourselves into oblivion. And the people are wide awake. So, we can either face them and you can fight for communism, or we can all go into the other room, change our uniforms, and pretend we're part of them. And we'll have fundamental transformation.

And you, you, Mr. Colonel of the KGB, take off the uniform, put a suit on. Who knows, you could be president. And he was.

When the Berlin Wall fell down, we went to sleep. And that's when the enemies of freedom in America went to work. We're facing a perfect storm now, just like Russia did.

We have Islamic terror. Just like Russia had with Usama bin Laden. I mean, it's the same guy; Islamic terror.

We have corruption unlike anything we've ever seen. We have socialism and communism. I read a Web site today from — I think it was the Communist Party USA — they're taking credit for a lot of the victories recently in the elections here in the last week. I mean, did you even know these guys were around anymore? They're rearing their ugly heads, revolutionaries and anarchists. The G-20 people. The people like Van Jones.

We have faith. We have a fundamental misunderstanding of faith. We don't have faith, really, anymore. Some do, some do, but our churches are dying out. I think it's because the churches don't stand for anything anymore.

Everything is just relative — well, it's not relative. It's not. There are absolutes in life. There are things that absolutely suck but you've got to do them.

Our faith is deteriorating. It's being pushed that way. It's pushed by progressives. That was part of their plan.

And so, we don't go to church anymore. And one reason why we don't go to church is because now it's becoming one with politics. Don't tell me who to vote for. What happened to the priests and the pastors? Demand that your pastor start teaching the difference between an individual right and a collective right. Collective rights end the same way France did with guillotines and blood. Individual rights, that's the thing that we had that was unique.

Civil unrest — now that's different. This is different than revolutionaries and anarchists. It's the Tea Party. It's you and me. We're upset. We're pissed off. Look at what is happening to us!

Revolutionaries and anarchists are the people like SEIU. These are the people that are lighting fires all around the world. These are the unions and the revolutionaries that want to destroy.

Media — do you trust the media? Do you? Is there anybody — even me


— do you trust me?

Banks — financial. Do you trust the banks anymore?

We have conquered each of these problems individually, but never all at once. And they know that. Our enemies now, the enemies of freedom, they're doing five things:

One, they're laundering people. Bill Ayers — how is the guy who blew up the Pentagon and police in the 1960s, how is the guy on September 11 in The New York Times said, you know what? We didn't do enough. I don't regret blowing things up. How is that guy working for schools and speaking at universities? How?

He's been laundered. He's been made legitimate. Take the T-shirt off, put on a suit and tie. Does anybody even talk about his partner? The co-creator of the Weather Underground, part of the Apollo Alliance in New York, spending and designing the stimulus package in New York. Van Jones, a communist revolutionary who calls for a revolution. He's been laundered and made clean.

Then they also laundered ideas. Redistribution of wealth, it's become global warming. That's all it is. Organized crime has become community organizing. That's all it is.

The third thing they did is connect with business, labor, the outcasts


— I guess they have labor there twice — ACORN, communists, anybody — anybody. The idea is: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

This country, our Founders — they'll let you keep the trappings of it, but they don't want to — shut these people up.

Then they had to complete the 1915 progressive plan which was: Destroy our faith, our founders, and our Constitution. You know how they're doing that?

Destroying our faith. Look at this: A school book, OK? Page from a school book — Declaration of Independence, from McDonald Publishing. Declaration of Independence. It says here, the declaration expanded these ideas that all men are created equal and they are endowed — dot, dot, dot — with certain unalienable rights.

Endowed by whom? Dot, dot, dot? We have reduced "God" to "dot, dot, dot"?

They have to destroy our Constitution, our founders, our faith. And now, they're creating the civil rights movement and everything. I talked to you about this last week.

This time, though, the radicals, the people that — the people that used to call our police officers pigs. They don't call them pigs anymore. What was it Van Jones said? "Drop the radical pose for the radical ends." So, they don't have to say "pig" anymore. Instead they say, "I don't have any of the facts but the police acted stupidly." Well, I'd rather have people call the police officers "pigs" so at least we know who they are.

They don't call the military "baby killers" anymore. The very same people that used to call our military "baby killers" are now the people at the top. They're now the people in charge. They don't call them baby killers anymore. No, no, no. Instead now they say, we're going to give you a medal for restraint.

For restraint? That's what our military does every day. What are you talking about? You're going to give the medal for what they're saying is baby killer, don't kill any babies today.

The radicals are at the top. Now, who's in place of the radicals? You are. You are.

There's a revival going on in America and the left hates it. Oh, they hate it!

Remember I told you about "George Washington's Sacred Fire" last week? It's been number one for the last week. The number one book on Amazon.com.

This now from Media Matters, the left-wing George Soros-funded media machine that is now referring to me as a jihadist:

"How does a 4-year-old tome by a little known leader of a seminary published by a small unknown outfit dealing with the religious beliefs of a figure who has been dead for two centuries coming in at a staggering 3.2 pounds in paperback, or 1208 pages become a number one best-selling book? If you don't know the answer by now, you haven't been paying attention. Two-word explanation: Glenn Beck."

I say it's one word: God.

How about this word: Revival. A revival is happening.

And who can we blame this on? You. You are waking up. There's a choice. You know it. You can live in the lie or you can stand in the fire of truth.

I want to show you a couple of things. First, headline from The Washington Post today. Here it is. "One false move in Europe could set off a global chain reaction."

Gee, who said that? I said that three years ago. I said look for an "Archduke Ferdinand moment." There is going to be a moment in time with the perfect storm. People will dismiss it, they don't even know what it means, but it will set the world on fire.

Welcome to the party, Washington Post.

How about this one? Weiner is on Bill O'Reilly tonight because I'm a fear-monger and Congress should investigate me fear-mongering.

How about Time magazine — in an article titled "Today in Economic Grimness" — notes "Jobless claims rise by largest amount in three months"; "Paul Krugman speculates America is becoming a lost decade"; and here's the last one: "The brooding Nouriel Roubini says cash is the place to be, with possibility of another 20 percent market drop on the horizon."

But it's not just these clowns. It's politicians, too. This is Bill Clinton at Yale this weekend. Watch:

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FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: The world that you live in for all of its joys has three problems not much every in evident here today. It is too unstable. It is too unequal and it is completely unsustainable.

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Got it? It's unstable. Panic! It's unequal. Fix it. And it's completely unsustainable. It will collapse.

Not only is he preaching fear here, he's preaching lies, distortion, and corruption. This has nothing to do with CO2. It has everything to do with lies, but they're starting just to tell you the truth now. He says the world is too unequal. Hmm.

What did Martin Luther King march for? Equal rights. That's what I always thought. That's why we gave a holiday to the man. Standing up, fighting for equal rights, equal justice.

Not according to Al Sharpton. Now they're changing history:

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REV. AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: Someone was saying to me the other day: Reverend Sharpton, we've got an African-American president. We've achieved the dream of Dr. King.

And I told him, that was not Dr. King's dream. He's a great man. I've been working with the president and supported the president. But the dream was not to put one black family in the White House. The dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

TARP is not going to work. The bailouts are not going to work. Just hiring somebody else to go to Washington and be a new politician — like Scott Brown — that's not going to work.

There is a fire that has started in America, a sacred fire that has started in America.

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Stop trying to be right and think of the children

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All the outrage this week has mainly focused on one thing: the evil Trump administration and its minions who delight in taking children from their illegal immigrant parents and throwing them all in dungeons. Separate dungeons, mind you.

That makes for a nice, easy storyline, but the reality is less convenient. Most Americans seem to agree that separating children from their parents — even if their parents entered the US illegally — is a bad thing. But what if that mom and dad you're trying to keep the kids with aren't really the kids' parents? Believe it or not, fraud happens.

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While there are plenty of heartbreaking stories of parents simply seeking a chance for a better life for their children in the US, there are also corrupt, abusive human traffickers who profit from the illegal immigration trade. And sorting all of this out is no easy task.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security said that since October 2017, more than 300 children have arrived at the border with adults claiming to be their parents who turned out not to be relatives. 90 of these fraud cases came from the Rio Grande Valley sector alone.

In 2017, DHS reported 46 causes of fraudulent family claims. But there have already been 191 fraud cases in 2018.

Shouldn't we be concerned about any child that is smuggled by a human trafficker?

When Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pointed out this 315 percent increase, the New York Times was quick to give these family fraud cases "context" by noting they make up less than one percent of the total number of illegal immigrant families apprehended at the southern border. Their implication was that Nielsen was exaggerating the numbers. Even if the number of fraud cases at the border was only 0.001 percent, shouldn't we be concerned about any child that is smuggled by a human trafficker?

This is the most infuriating part of this whole conversation this week (if you can call it a "conversation") — that both sides have an angle to defend. And while everyone's busy yelling and making their case, children are being abused.

What if we just tried, for two seconds, to love having mercy more than we love having to be right all the time?

Remember when cartoons were happy things? Each panel took you on a tiny journey, carrying you to an unexplored place. In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud writes:

The comics creator asks us to join in a silent dance of the seen and the unseen. The visible and the invisible. This dance is unique to comics. No other artform gives so much to its audience while asking so much from them as well. This is why I think it's a mistake to see comics as a mere hybrid of the graphic arts and prose fiction. What happens between . . . panels is a kind of magic only comics can create.

When that magic is manipulated or politicized, it often devolves the artform into a baseless thing. Yesterday, Occupy Wall Street published the perfect example of low-brow deviation of the artform: A six-panel approach at satire, which imitates the instructions-panel found in the netted cubbyhole behind seats on airplanes. The cartoon is a critique of the recent news about immigrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border. It is a step-by-step guide to murdering US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.

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The first panel shows a man shoving an infant into a cage meant for Pomeranians. The following five panels feature instructions, and include pictures of a cartoonish murder.

The panels read as follows:

  1. If an ICE agent tries to take your child at the border, don't panic.
  2. Pull your child away as quickly as possibly by force.
  3. Gently tell your child to close his/her eyes and ears so they won't witness what you are about to do.
  4. Grab the ICE agent from behind and push your knife into his chest with an upward thrust, causing the agent's sternum to break.
  5. Reach into his chest and pull out his still beating heart.
  6. Hold his bloody heart out for all other agents to see, and tell them that the same fate awaits them if they f--- with your child again.

Violent comics are nothing new. But most of the time, they remain in the realms of invented worlds — in other words, not in our own, with reference to actual people, let alone federal agents.

The mainstream media made a game of crying racism with every cartoon depiction of Obama during his presidency, as well as during his tenure as Senator, when the New Yorker, of all things, faced scrutiny for depicting him in "Muslim clothing." Life was a minefield for political cartoonists during the Obama era.

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This year, we saw the leftist outrage regarding The Simpsons character Apu — a cartoon representation of a highly-respected, though cartoonishly-depicted, character on a cartoon show composed of cartoonishly-depicted characters.

We all remember Charlie Hebdo, which, like many outlets that have used cartoon satire to criticize Islam, faced the wrath and ire of people unable to see even the tamest representation of the prophet, Muhammad.

Interesting, isn't it? Occupy Wall Street publishes a cartoon that advocates murdering federal agents, and critics are told to lighten up. Meanwhile, the merest depiction of Muhammad has resulted in riots throughout the world, murder and terror on an unprecedented scale.

The intersection of Islam and comics is complex enough to have its own three-hour show, so we'll leave it at that, for now. Although, it is worth mentioning the commentary by satirical website The Onion, which featured a highly offensive cartoon of all the major religious figures except Muhammad. It noted:

Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened.

Of course, Occupy Wall Street is free to publish any cartoon they like. Freedom of speech, and so on—although there have been several instances in which violent cartoons were ruled to have violated the "yelling fire in a crowded theater" limitation of the First Amendment.

Posting it to Twitter is another issue — this is surely in violation of Twitter's violent content policy, but something tells me nothing will come of it. It's a funny world, isn't it? A screenshot of a receipt from Chick-fil-A causes outrage but a cartoon advocating murder gets crickets.

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In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud concludes that, "Today the possibilities for comics are — as they've always been — endless. Comics offers . . . range and versatility, with all the potential imagery of film and painting plus the intimacy of the written word. And all that's needed is the desire to be heard, the will to learn, and the ability to see."

Smile, and keep moving forward.

Crude and awful as the Occupy Wall Street comic is, the best thing we can do is nod and look elsewhere for the art that will open our eyes. Let the lunatics draw what they want, let them stew in their own flawed double standards. Otherwise, we're as shallow and empty as they are, and nothing good comes of that. Smile, and keep moving forward.

Things are getting better. Show the world how to hear, how to learn, how to see.

People should start listening to Nikki Haley

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Okay. Let's take a vote. You know, an objective, quantifiable count. How many resolutions has the UN Human Rights Council adopted condemning dictatorships? Easy. Well. How do you define "dictatorship"?

Well, one metric is the UN Human Rights Council Condemnation. How many have the United Nations issued to China, with a body count higher than a professional Call of Duty player?

Zero.

How about Venezuela, where socialism is devouring its own in the cruelest, most unsettling ways imaginable?

Zero.

And Russia, home of unsettling cruelty and rampant censorship, murder and (actual) homophobia?

Zero.

Iraq? Zero. Turkey? Iraq? Zero. Cuba? Zero. Pakistan? Zero.

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According to UN Human Rights Council Condemnations, 2006-2016, none of these nations is as dangerous as we'd imagined. Or, rather, none of them faced a single condemnation. Meanwhile, one country in particular has faced unbelievable scrutiny and fury — you'll never guess which country.

No, it's not Somalia. It's Israel. With 68 UN Human Rights Council Condemnations! In fact, the number of total United Nations condemnations against Israel outnumbers the total of condemnations against all other countries combined. The only country that comes close is Syria, with 15.

The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday in protest of what it perceives as an entrenched bias against Israel and a willingness to allow notorious human rights abusers as members.

In an address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Nikki Haley said:

Let's remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy. This is what is endangering the people of Gaza. Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday... No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.

Maybe people should start listening to Haley. Hopefully, they will. Not likely, but there's no crime in remaining hopeful.

Here's a question unique to our times: "Should I tell my father 'Happy Father's Day,' even though he (she?) is now one of my mothers?"

Father's Day was four days ago, yes, but this story is just weird enough to report on. One enjoyable line to read was this gem from Hollywood Gossip: "Cait is a woman and a transgender icon, but she is also and will always be the father of her six children."

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Imagine reading that to someone ten — even five — years ago. And, honestly, there's something nice about it. But the strangeness of its having ever been written overpowers any emotional impact it might bring.

"So lucky to have you," wrote Kylie Jenner, in the Instagram caption under pre-transition pictures of Bruce Jenner.

Look. I risk sounding like a tabloid by mere dint of having even mentioned this story, but the important element is the cultural sway that's occurring. The original story was that a band of disgruntled Twitter users got outraged about the supposed "transphobic" remarks by Jenner's daughter.

But, what we should be saying is, "who the hell cares?" Who cares what one Jenner says to another — and more importantly and on a far deeper level — who cares what some anonymous Twitter user has to say?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob? Because, at the moment, they've got it pretty good. They have a nifty relationship with the mainstream media: One or two Twitter users get outraged by any given thing — in this case Jenner and supposed transphobia. In return, the mainstream media use the Twitter comment as a source.

Then, a larger Twitter audience points to the article itself as proof that there's some kind of systemic justice at play. It's a closed-market currency, where the negative feedback loop of proof and evidence is composed of faulty accusations. Isn't it a hell of a time to be alive?