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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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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