The Overton Window, coming Tuesday, June 15
GLENN: Well, the book is —
PAT: How about that nursery rhyme that you wrote?
GLENN: The book that is coming out, play the trailer yet again if you can. This is for the trailer. You can find it at GlennBeck.com. Time magazine said it's one of the most epic book trailers of all time. Go ahead. Go ahead.
GLENN: Stop. Now, we've made that into a little trailer, a video, and it's unbelievable. And pass it all to your friends because it's going to drive your liberal friends out of their minds. But don't tell them this. Just like we didn't tell any — we didn't tell anybody because we knew exactly what they would do. If it has my name on it, it's got to be tripe!
STU: It's stupid, simple.
GLENN: It's stupid, simple, doesn't make any sense.
PAT: Dr. Seussian, I mean, the rhyme structure is stupid.
GLENN: That is a poem called the Gods of the Copy Book Headings. It was published October 1919 — wait for it — just by, just by Rudyard Kipling.
PAT: Who? What?
GLENN: Rudyard Kipling.
PAT: Rudyard Kipling?
GLENN: That's it. But that's it.
PAT: Is he some sort of
GLENN: I think he may have won a Nobel
PAT: Dr. Seussian sort of prize? Don't you love that? This idiot couldn't rhyme
GLENN: Yeah. He's an idiot.
PAT: a nursery school rhyme.
GLENN: He's an idiot. So the Huffington Post, when they published, "It doesn't make any sense, doesn't make any sense, it's crazy!" No, no, no. Let me show you crazy. When we get to writers, let me show you crazy. Here's your beloved George Bernard Shaw. This is crazy.
GLENN: Okay. If you couldn't understand that —
GLENN: Because it is very, very old, that's George Bernard Shaw saying, you must know at least a dozen people that just have no use to society. So bring them up and say, "Sir, madam, what use are you to society." And if you can't justify your use, we can't keep you alive. We don't have to keep you alive. He said he knows at least a half a dozen people that he would like to kill.
PAT: In a nice way.
GLENN: I mean, he wants he doesn't want to do it in a mean spirited sort of way
STU: Yeah, not in any unkind or personal spirit
PAT: No, of course.
GLENN: He just said that, not in an unkind way. Just wants to kill them but not in an unkind way.
STU: He doesn't want to I don't want to punish anyone.
The Overton Window Trailer
GLENN: I want you to know that's George Bernard Shaw, that's not — that's him talking. That's not a play or anything else that we're all told to respect him so much. He was nuts! And if you would have listened to him, he would have led to mass murder. Art, art would be the Gods of the Copy Book Headings.
Now, I personally think you can read this either way and this is what part of it, happens in the book. It is two of the main characters — I don't want to give too much away but two of the main characters read it differently. And one reads it like Woodrow Wilson would have and the other one doesn't. But let me give you — let me just give you a couple of highlights here, last four stanzas by robbing selective Peter to pay for collective Paul: But though they thought we had plenty of money, that there was nothing our money could buy. And the Gods of the Copy Book Headings said if you don't work, you die. Then the gods of the market tumbled and their smooth tongue wizards withdrew and the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true. That all is not gold that glitters and two and two make four, and the Gods of the Copy Book Headings lent up to explain it once more. As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of man. There are only four things certain since social progress began. That the dog returns to his vomit and the sow returns to her mire and the burnt fool's bandaged finger goes wobbling back to the fire. And that after all this is accomplished and the brave new world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins. As sure as water will wet us, as sure as fire will burn, the Gods of the Copy Book Headings with terror and slaughter return. More in a second.
GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. I'm trying to figure out, and I haven't done my homework on Rudyard Kipling and, you know, I'm going to now because I'm so fascinated by this response from the left. The trailer that we have available at GlennBeck.com for the Overton Window which comes out this next Tuesday, and it is a great read. I know there's a bunch of people that are reviewing it. I think the Washington Post is reviewing it, USA Today is reviewing it. You know, they were going to do a big front page thing with me for the Overton Window and they, you know, wanted pictures taken and I said we'll do our photographer, you know, and they said, no, we'll, you know, — and I just don't — USA Today has never, ever — they are not a takedown paper and they have never, ever been — given me any reason to not trust them by any stretch of the imagination but, boy, so many others have, especially photographers, and I just don't, I'm not going to — you know, I'm just not going to let anybody come in and play with the image. Not that they would. But that's exactly what happened with GQ. That was a —
PAT: Burn me once, shame on — burn me twice...
GLENN: But they are reviewing it and I don't know what they will say about it. I don't know if the New York Times, but I'm sure, I'm sure that it's going to get a fair review (sniffing). Just like it has already on the Huffington Post, say it's crazy as ever because of the poem that we released in this trailer. The poem was written by Rudyard Kipling. Now, I haven't done my homework on Rudyard Kipling but I think he was an English imperialist. So I think he stood against the progressives around the turn of the century. And the reason why he wrote this poem is because his son died, I think in 1915, 16, somewhere in that area. He was really upset. And he was really upset because you have to remember, and this is the history that no one wants to teach. The progressives and the Fabian socialists in England, they are our progressives. These guys are evil, man. Fabian socialists were evil.
PAT: Like George Bernard Shaw.
GLENN: George Bernard Shaw. They were the ones, here the progressive movement, they are so unbelievably racist. I mean, Helen Thomas sounds like a progressive when she says, let them go back to Germany, let them go back to — that's the attitude of the Fabian socialists, the attitude of the early 20th century progressives. And they are — they were all for eugenics. They were the ones who pushed it. They were all for propaganda, and the — I wish I had this other book. I need a library in the studio. This book that I'm reading on Christianity in the early turn of the century with the progressives, they actually said that they thought that Europe was so awful that if they could just kill a bunch of people in Europe with World War I, it would provide a collective redemption for Europe and they would have a chance to start all over again. So these so called Christian progressives, Fabian socialists were looking to mass slaughter people in World War I. When Kipling's son died, he was a little upset, a little upset. And if you look at some of these, promised full of life, which started by loving our neighbor and ended by loving his wife, 'til our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith, and the Gods of the Copy Book Headings said the wages of sin is death. This is what — the Gods of the Copy Book Headings, do you remember? You may have seen them. You probably, you know, you probably didn't use them. We used books similar to them. Do you remember those books when we first got into school and you would open them up and it would be a page full of the lines and remember the little dotted line in between? And they were the big things that you could write on and the little dotted line about halfway through. And it was when you were practicing your cursive writing. The copy book, those were called copy books. And copy book headings would be the thing at the top that you would have to write. And the social progressives, the Fabian socialist, those you know who were the elites would write things in those keep books. Well, it was indoctrination. And so our kids were writing down things that the progressives wanted — can you imagine the power of indoctrination? Because you have to write that sentence over and over again until you get it right. That's what the copy book headings were. The gods were the ones who told your children what to write. I mean, does any of this sound like today? It's the gods of the school board. It's the gods of the textbooks, the Gods of the Copy Book Headings. Then the gods of the market tumbled and their smooth tongue wizards withdrew. So we haven't had that yet. They haven't withdrawn yet. Did you hear, do you have the audio of Bernanke from yesterday? You've got to hear this audio from Bernanke. He said two things. Do you have both pieces or just the one?
PAT: I have just the one so far.
GLENN: All right. So here's —
PAT: Where there's no exits.
GLENN: Okay. So he says yesterday, "I don't understand why gold is going through the roof. I don't understand this attraction to gold." He also said this yesterday.
BERNANKE: Any expansion of further fiscal support with other measures that reassure markets that, in fact, our deficits will be controlled in the medium term.
VOICE: And do you write now see any exit strategy, physical exit strategy out of the United States congress?
BERNANKE: Well, we have this deficit commission that Mr. Ryan is on and Mrs. Spratt but — and I hope that they will come up with some good recommendations, but right now there's not anything on the table at this point.
PAT: We've got nothing going on right now, no plan.
GLENN: All right. So the United States doesn't have an exit strategy on fiscal spending and overspending. But I don't understand why gold is going through the roof. What's up with that? Then the gods of the market tumbled and their smooth tongue wizards withdrew. Put yourself in England after World War I where it was mass slaughter. And then the flu pandemic which came from the war. Imagine the death and destruction, and England is now broke. England is in debt to her eyeballs, to us. And the hearts of the meanest were humbled. Who were the meanest? Couldn't you say that after 9/11 happened? How many people, we all stood shoulder to shoulder. Didn't matter what — didn't matter. We were just all people again. We were humbled. The hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true, that all that is — that all is not gold that glitters. I love this. And two and two make four. Two and two make four. Isn't this what we're saying right now? Wait a minute, guys, guys, you can't spend this and print this because here's what the answer is. Guys, look at this guy, look at this guy, look at what they say. Where do you think they are going? What are they missing?
We are in a world again that two and two doesn't equal four anymore. And we're standing around going, wait a minute, what? And the Gods of the Copy Book Headings lent up to explain it once more.
Now, listen to these lines with the context of today and the context of Rudyard Kipling, in 1919: As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of man. There are only four things certain since social progress began. That the dog returns to his vomit and the sow returns to his mire and the burnt fool's bandaged finger, fool, sticks his hand in the fire. He pulls it out: Ow, that hurt. Bandages it back up. The burnt fool's bandaged finger goes wobbling back to the fire. Here is his advice in 1919 after he saw Fabian socialism, after he saw what happened in World War I, after he saw total destruction, after he saw all of the stuff that the progressives were bringing to the world. It's going to happen again. You burn your hand, they are going to bandage it up and then you are going to go right back to the fire. And after all this is accomplished and the brave new world begins — what is the brave new world? When all men are paid for existing. What do you call welfare? This is before welfare. When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins. Too big to fail. As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the Gods of the Copy Book Headings — in other words, those who are indoctrinating our children, telling them what to write over and over again: No, no, two plus two is eight. The Gods of the Copy Book Headings with terror and slaughter return. Find out how it plays a role in the Overton Window. The book comes out Tuesday. You can get your book now online at GlennBeck.com/books.