Glenn Beck: Big Brother Arrives





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Happy anniversary everyone!

Yes, it's been exactly one year since the president announced that the police "acted stupidly" despite the fact that he didn't have all the facts on the arrest of his buddy in Cambridge. We're seeing that same style of decision-making coming from the White House to this day, most recently in the form of the Shirley Sherrod fiasco.

It's one of the defining characteristics of this administration: When race is involved, act quickly, act erratically, act before you have the facts and then call the other side racist when it becomes obvious you've screwed up.

Remember: In liberation theology there is either the oppressor or the oppressed. Now, this is where it gets tricky: The people who are in charge and are fundamentally transforming everything against your will? They are the oppressed. You are the oppressor. The president must play the oppressed card every time. Everyone in his administration are victims; you are victimizing them. And you, me and everyone else, victimized Shirley Sherrod... even though they were the ones who fired her.

Now, that's a tough case to make, but I that's why the president gets the big bucks.

While that pattern continues to repeat itself thanks to the disinterested eye of the media, there's another calling card on display here. I explained this with my usual reverence and subtlety as health care was about to be passed:

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BECK: The guy is absolutely a magician. OK? He wants you to watch — just keep watching, look at this, just do this. The guy is a magician, putting the spotlight on me — watch that. What happened? What happened? Oh, it's magic! It's right here. OK.

So what's the big deal? Well, it's not really about this. It's about putting the spotlight right on me, right on Fox, on anything.

They need to distract us long enough. Use that misdirection, because, see, once they pull up and you turn on the lights and you're like, wow, that was amazing with that coin, you see, what has changed here? Oh, my gosh! Oh, yes. Health care has magically appeared.

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So, here we are again, watching the shiny coin that is the scandal of the day. And what has magically appeared this time?

Big Brother.

The biggest rerouting of the nation's wealth in our history. The financial regulation that the president signed into law yesterday is an unprecedented assault on our economy, our ability to do business and, quite honestly, the republic as we know it — and when combined with his other supposed legislative "achievements," it's on a scale never before seen.

This is Big Brother.

Oh stop it, Glenn! You're just fear-mongering. Wall Street needed to be reformed!

Well, sure — among other things — it did. But not this way.

How can creating a protected class of arbitrarily selected companies that are too big to fail help solve anything?

How does creating a special path for financial institutions that fail, punish Wall Street?

How can institutionalizing bailouts mean that we'll have no more bailouts?

Why do you need 2,300 pages to say that you will no longer reward failure?

How does punishing lenders for irresponsible lending make it easier for the everyday American to access cash when they need it?

How does a government that is 15-digits in debt create an office of financial literacy with a straight face?

How does a government with 75,000 pages of tax code that applies to every individual, successfully work with other regulators to reduce undue regulatory burden?

Hey Washington, some regulators plus more regulators doesn't equal less regulation.

How does a guy who can't figure out how to pay his taxes and was involved in every step of the financial collapse, Tim Geithner, head up something called the Financial Stability Oversight Council? How do we give him the power to seize of any financial firm that he finds "in danger of default"?

Is this a constitutional republic anymore?

Not that Congress has a good record of spending responsibly, but how can we institutionalize a credit line for the Treasury so that Congress is completely irrelevant?

When we're constantly being injured by Congress, how can we take seriously a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection created by Congress? How can a bill that just creates a panel that makes recommendations to an outside body like the Fed — that they're not required to follow — be taken seriously at all?

How can this bill be taken seriously when it does absolutely nothing to touch Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? You remember Countrywide right? Evil, right? Making crazy loans to borrowers who couldn't handle them? Remember that? Well, 90 percent of loans originated by Countrywide were sold to Fannie Mae or backed by Ginnie Mae. If there were no Fannie/Freddie/Ginnie — or any other outdated name you can think of — there would be no Countrywide and likely no housing crisis or economic collapse.

And speaking of Countrywide, how can a bill written by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank possibly solve anything when they were integral to the collapse at every level in the first place? It's like asking Mel Gibson to write your company's rules on anger management and racial tolerance.

How can we stand by and accept as financial regulation a bill that creates a cottage industry for lawyers by making it easier to sue?

How does the Fed, which helped cause the crisis, get rewarded with more power because of it?

How does the Treasury — which helped bail everyone out after the crisis — get rewarded with more power because of it?

How does the SEC, which missed the credit ratings fiasco, get rewarded with more power because of it?

How can we be told there are no bailouts in this bill, when we are throwing a billion dollars to states to rehabilitate individual houses and stop crime? Or another billion dollars thrown at people who lose their jobs? Is that not a bailout?

How does creating a massive government bureaucracy with the power to watch your bank account and track every credit card account over your shoulder help your economic liberty? Big Brother is watching your credit card.

How does charging billions of dollars in new fees on banks help an industry that has already been devastated?

How do we pass a law that passes the buck from the lawmakers to appointed bureaucrats to decide how the financial regulation is implemented? None of this bill is defined — it just takes 2,300 pages to outline different groups of people who later can figure it out.

What is wrong with America?

All this week on radio, we have been diving into a blueprint from the 1960s and we're going to talk about it on television next week. There are people in and around the White House following huge parts of this plan, as laid out over 30 years ago, consciously or not.

The fundamental transformation of society comes in two distinct pieces. The first is "a united front against imperialism and for new democracy" built on a "joint dictatorship" of the working class and the poor. Class warfare anyone?

The second: "Developing out of the new democratic stage, socialism." Remember, we are all socialists now according to Newsweek magazine, so it might be hard to keep track of what phase we're currently in.

By the way, those aren't my words describing the revolution, those are William Ayers' words along with the rest of the Weather Underground.

This isn't the new New Deal, as much as it's an old, old idea. It's an idea that has been discredited for decades among normal people, but an idea that so many around this president seem to hold in reverence and still continue to borrow heavily from.

We are being played like a Stradivarius.

The progressive movement continues to move, and we continue to let it. Most of the media and our politicians are anywhere from complicit to apathetic. We are entering a dangerous and scary time, America.

But, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, fear no evil. As long as we have each other, we keep our heads on straight and we our focus on our faith, our Founders and disregard magic tricks, we will prevail.

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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