Glenn Beck: Obama's Idea of Leveling the Playing Field





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Well, the G20 had another meeting and it was great. Yes, it only cost Canadian taxpayers about $1 billion for security for world leaders to talk about fiscal responsibility.

Anyway, President Obama was there and he said something that tripped my "Marxism" alarm:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: A strong and durable recovery also requires countries not having an undue advantage.... I think we all have the same interest, and that is the United States can compete with anybody as long we've got an even playing field.

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An even playing field with no undue advantages — sure, that sounds so cute and fair and everything, but before we break out in chants for equality, let's talk about the logistics of that. Whether you disagree or not, how would you even go about doing that? And what would happen to the average American?

Remember, the president thinks it's better when you spread the wealth around. He doesn't believe that's only true for America, he also believes it's true globally.

Let's take a look at average salaries from around the world:

Switzerland: $55,510


United States: $47,930


Germany: $42,710


Greece: $28,400


Russia: $9,660


Mexico: $9,990


Venezuela: $9,230


Brazil: $7,300


China: $2,940


Bolivia: $1,460


India: $1,040


Haiti: $975


Kenya: $730


Cambodia: $640


Bangladesh: $520

Look at all the income inequality around the planet. It's horrible, isn't it? So how can you even this out? Well, you can't take anything from the bottom — that would wipe them out. You have to start at the high spots — like the wealth in the United States. And not just Bill Gates' wealth — your wealth. After all, the average salary in the United States is $47,930. And the average salary in Kenya is $730.

Whoa! That's an "undue advantage" and not very equal or fair. We're going to have to even things out a little bit. Get the bulldozer out and start plowing ahead. As your wealth tumbles down, it will fill in the gaps in places like Brazil, India, Venezuela, Cambodia.

And here's the inconvenient truth about leveling the playing field that the left hopes you don't realize: Your standard of living must come down in order in order to level the playing field. And not just the rich: Everyone's standard must come down.

Remember when Obama's science "czar," John Holdren, advocated the "de-development" of the United States?

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JOHN HOLDEN, WHITE HOUSE DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY: I think ultimately, the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume in terms of energy and material resources in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.

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So, when all is said and done and this president and the radicals around him have successfully "de-developed" America to make the world equal, the rest of the world will not have been lifted up, we will have been dragged down.

Imagine America, what your life will be like when everyone in the world makes $14,602.

And that's what the M.O. of this administration has been from the get go: Spreading things out, making everyone equal. It's what Obama told Joe the Plumber. He said the Constitution isn't "redistributive" enough. The New York Times even described how health care reform attacked "wealth inequality" — wait, wasn't it about health? It's the same with cap-and-trade. What was the only thing that came out of Copenhagen? Rich countries giving poor countries money. Problem solved! I can feel the Earth healing even as we speak.

This is Marxism, pure and simple.

You remember Al Gore's hockey stick chart, right? It's the chart that help move national consensus to actually believe the global warming hoax. Seriously, America, if you are that stupid to think because a guy gets in a scissor lift that means his chart is the real deal, then I have another hockey stick chart to show you.

My chart goes all the way back to 5000 B.C. It's world per capita GDP. Notice that it stays relatively flat until about the 1800s and then — whoa! It takes off like a hockey stick. I wonder what was going on around 1800 that would cause this sudden jump in wealth? Hmm, I can't think of anything. Was that when Pets.com was invented or the Segway? It was either that or, I don't know, America and the free market arrived.

And the track record of the free market is clear: It works. And we have this hockey stick chart to prove it. Although we haven't fully implemented the free market since progressives started growing government about 100 years ago, we are still more free than most other nations. Between 1974 and 2004 households earning less than $75,000 a year decreased by 10.1 percent, while those earning more than $75,000 increased by about the same amount.

Translation: More people are earning more money.

But what do Barack Obama and the progressives want to do? Punish that success. America, you've gone and got a little greedy there. Look the globe: This guy here in Cambodia is making a dollar. Time to be a good global citizen and fork it over.

They want to drag you back.

Understand one thing: Historically, the norm is poverty. The exception is prosperity. Now why would you want to hold that back? But this happens every time there is a financial crisis: Progressives call for more government taxes and more government spending.

Barack Obama is out there yelling at Germany and others in the EU, telling them they need to spend more. But political support for big government spending is dead. Socialist parties in almost every election have lost to conservatives and even liberals. In Europe they are actually cutting entitlements, raising retirement ages — and Obama is asking them to spend more?

Tim Geithner told the G20 to boost spending for as long as necessary to counter a severe financial crisis. George Soros told Germany to spend more or else it risked triggering a deflationary spiral and may ultimately endanger the European Union as a whole. The Europeans declared the welfare state dead. The Royal Bank of Scotland is now advising its clients to prepare for monster money printing by the Federal Reserve.

But it's the same story over and over throughout history. The socialist advisers of FDR said the same thing. Henry Morgenthau, Jr. — FDR's secretary of the treasury, good friend and key figure in designing the New Deal — appeared before the House Ways and Means committee in 1939 and said:

"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong... somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat.... I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started... and an enormous debt to boot."

The key sentence here is: "I want to see this country prosperous." That's the difference between then and now: These days the global elites and this administration want to see the wealth spread and they also want to devolve the country. They want to see the globe equal.

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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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