Glenn Beck: This is so Cloward & Piven



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GLENN: Cut 223, this is Barack Obama. He says the GOP lacks faith in the American people. Listen to this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: A long time there's been a tradition.

GLENN: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: To offer relief to the unemployed.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That was certainly the case under my predecessor when Republican senators voted several times to extend emergency unemployment benefits.

GLENN: How long?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But right now these benefits, benefits that are often the person's sole source of income while they are looking for work.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Are in jeopardy.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I have to say after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, the same people who didn't have any problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are now saying we shouldn't offer relief to middle class Americans like Jim or Leslie or Denise who really need help.

PAT: May I just jump in and say that a tax cut is not spending? A tax cut does not spend money? That money is not yours, Barack Obama. It is ours. And when you give a tax cut, that doesn't mean that you are spending money. We're not spending more! You're getting less from us!

GLENN: Congress spends money.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: We earn money. You take money. That's how it works. We earn money.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: You take money; you spend money. But then when you don't have enough money, you raise taxes to take more from us.

PAT: And here's the sneaky little secret that they always seem to leave out. Every time you give tax cuts to the so called richest Americans and by the way, Bush's tax cuts were for everybody across the spectrum you increase revenue in this country. You increase revenue. So you actually have more to spend as a federal government when you give tax cuts.

GLENN: But that is not their intention.

PAT: Hacks me off.

GLENN: That is not their intention. That is not this man's intention.

PAT: No, it isn't.

GLENN: This man's intention is to spend us into oblivion and collapse the system. This is so Cloward and Piven, I mean, they might as well just have Cloward or Piven run the country. Why don't, why don't we just take Frances Fox Piven and make her the treasury secretary? Why not just be open about it?

PAT: I'd rather have Cloward run it instead.

GLENN: All he's saying you have all this money with the TARP, you have all this money you haven't spent. You have all this money of the stimulus that you haven't spent. Spend it there. Spend it there. But you don't actually have any money. There is no money in TARP! There is no money in the stimulus! That's borrowed money! There is no more money!

STU: I love how, too, that they are saying they are going to not they keep saying that only the rich people are going to have the tax cuts go away. So they want to still lower them for the middle class and the lower levels of income and they keep saying that over and over again, but they don't want to bring up the argument before the elections because then you are talking tax hikes before an election. So they are just basically you just need to trust them that after the election, they are going to take they are going to make sure those middle class tax cuts are permanent because that's their history. Of course they are going to no, they are not going to do it.

PAT: They have not done that.

STU: They are not going to do it before the election because they don't want to have a tax discussion before the election.

GLENN: They can't do it. They cannot do it.

PAT: They are not going to.

GLENN: Listen to me. Hear what I'm saying. They cannot do that. Because we have to go in for new loans. Our loans are coming due next year. So they cannot. They have to tell the international banking community, they have to show the rest of the world for sovereign funds that we're serious. And so they have to show an increase in revenue. So they are going to let those expire. They must do that because they are not going to stop spending. Then what they are going to do is they are going to cut certain things. He's going to let certain things cut be cut. But he's only going to let those things be cut that will actually really hurt you. I think he's going to let just those things slip by that will actually really those are the only things he will let go by.

PAT: They are going to cut the border patrol for one. We got that on the list today. But we haven't gotten to the part where he says he lacks faith. So maybe

GLENN: I can't take much more.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Over the past few weeks a majority of senators have tried not once, not twice but three times to extend emergency relief on a temporary basis.

GLENN: Three strikes you're out.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Each time a partisan minority in the Senate has used parliamentary maneuvers to block a vote

GLENN: Hold on just a second. You don't have a problem with parliamentary maneuvers, do you, Mr. Healthcare? You have a problem with that one?

STU: That's an unbelievable argument coming from this dope.

GLENN: It is, gosh.

STU: And let's not forget the temporary relief we're talking about is two years of unemployment benefits right now! Two years!

STU: Yeah, what's the limit on that?

PAT: How long? How long does it need to go?

STU: They want it to be unlimited.

PAT: This is like Katrina.

GLENN: You know, the president right now should be saying, look, I want you to get back into your churches, I want you to get back into your community organizations, I want you to be able to take care of your neighbor; the government cannot do this! The government is out of money! You're going to have to start helping each other! You're going to have to start getting involved with your own community and your own charities and your own churches! I urge you to give more to your church. Let me do it since nobody else will, please, please. If you have money, look at charity as an investment in people. Find the charity that gives the highest percentage not to the structure or the administrative cause but to people. The one that you can give $1 and the most of that dollar goes directly to people, find a charity and help these charities. Be careful on who you give to. But if you trust your church, give it to your church, help your neighbors out.

STU: Well, there's another way to look at

GLENN: Hang on just a second. There's one other thing that I have to say to you. Not you.

STU: Oh, sorry.

GLENN: Something else I have to say to you. Please

PAT: Me?

STU: Sarah or Jeffy? They are both here, too. They can hear you.

PAT: Are you talking to Joe? Can you go get Joe?

GLENN: Can you turn off their microphone so I can have a talk with the listener, please? I just thank you. Here's what I want to say. Please be good stewards of your money. I told you this how many years ago? Two years ago, three years ago? I said, the Republican's going to come to stake be at stake and there is going to be a we're going to be broke. And there must be someone with known to be able to reset it. There's got to be somebody with money. Please, please be a good steward with the things that you have, the blessings that you have.

All right, clowns, go ahead.

PAT: Well, we've got 25 seconds. Can we get through the last 25 seconds?

GLENN: I don't know. I just really wanted to, "I don't believe in the American..."

PAT: Well, because the whole thing was, I believe. Nauseated.

GLENN: Don't bring up my eyes. Now you have to bring up the fact that I'm possibly going blind? I'm possibly going blind. In case you just joined, the update on this is that the liberal blogs have decided that I am only using what I believe is a sure bet on total blindness.

STU: That's not what the doctor said at all.

PAT: He said it may be, may not.

STU: Over a long period of time.

GLENN: Total blindness. It could happen at any moment.

STU: That's not a

GLENN: They are saying shhh. They are now accusing me of saying that I'm

PAT: Exploiting it essentially, right?

GLENN: No, no. Shhh.

PAT: I'm sorry.

STU: That's what they are saying.

GLENN: But I am going blind. It could be in the next 15 minutes. I would not tune out.

PAT: By 10:30? Eastern time.

GLENN: Eastern time. I could go blind.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: And it will happen in a dramatic fashion right here on the air. Don't miss a second of it.

PAT: That's 7:30 Pacific, 8:30 Mountain.

GLENN: But don't shhh, don't, please don't miss a second no matter what time.

PAT: 9:30 Central.

GLENN: And buy my books because it may be the last book that I'll ever be able to see.

STU: The doctor didn't say anything about your books.

GLENN: I don't shhh. Quiet. You don't know. You weren't there. It was a very heart wrenching moment that the blogs are trying now to say that I'm exploiting. I would never do that. Please watch my TV show. Buy my books. Come see me in concert.

STU: None of that is relevant.

PAT: You have a concert now? Are you doing a concert?

STU: Musical.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: I would like I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.

PAT: Now you can't even see the keys.

GLENN: I can't see the keys, or soon anyway.

PAT: Of course, Stevie Wonder can play the piano.

STU: Yeah, and you can see the keys fine now to learn in that time.

PAT:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: People who are out of work much needed relief. These leaders in the Senate who are advancing a misguided notion.

GLENN: Mmm, misguided notion.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That emergency relief somehow discourages people from looking for a job should talk to these folks.

GLENN: Yes. Yes, they should. Are they in white coats standing behind him? Is he tearing up here?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That attitude I think reflects a lack of faith in the American people.

GLENN: Oh, it does.

PAT: Isn't that priceless? That's priceless.

GLENN: No, hang on just a second.

PAT: I love that.

GLENN: No, please.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: He doesn't have lack of faith in the American people.

PAT: No. No, you are right.

GLENN: Government is the only one that can solve this crisis.

STU: He says that every day almost.

GLENN: His wife says that we have to have more broccoli.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government, only government, only government

GLENN: Hang on.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government.

GLENN: The people only government can.

PAT: I mean, we can't, we can't eat our own food, we can't decide where our thermostat should be, we can't drive the cars we want.

STU: Can't have the electricity that we want.

PAT: We can't have electricity, we can't own insurance, we can't take of our healthcare, we can't make decisions on our own mortgages.

STU: Can't keep it at 72 degrees, we can't

PAT: Are you kidding me?

STU: This guy, all he does is have no faith in the American people to make their own decisions.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government, only government, only government, only government, only government.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.