Glenn Beck: Tea Party at critical stage



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Eight Stages of the Process of Social Movement Success

GLENN: Here is there is, and we're going to include this in the free e mail newsletter, The Eight Stages of Social Movement Success by Bill Moyer (Link). Now, Bill Moyer is not the Bill Moyers from PBS. I thought it was the other day, but it's not. It's just another socialist freak. But they were trying to stop the United States from building nuclear power plants, and the plan was that we would have 2,000 nuclear power plants in America operating by the year 2000 and, of course, the left couldn't have that. So he met with everybody and said, you know, well, what is the plan? They came up with a plan, and the legend is that he went back to his hotel and he came up with this eight stages of a social movement. And here's the first one: Critical social program or problem exists. Power holders support the problem, official policies and operating policies violate values. Public is unaware of the problem. Public the problem is not a public issue. That's stage one.

Stage two: Prove failure of official institutions. Many new local opposition groups use official channels, courts, government, offices, commissions, hearings, prove that they don't work. They become experts and they do research. Done that.

Three: Ripening conditions. Recognition of problem and victims grow. Public sees victims' faces. More active local groups. Need preexisting institutions, networks available to channel new movement. 20 to 30% of public opposes the powerhouse the power holder policies.

Four: The trigger event. Dramatic nonviolent actions, campaigns. Actions show public that conditions and policies violate widely held values. Actions repeat around the country. Problem to put on social agenda. New social movement rapidly takes off. 40% of the public oppose current policy conditions. This was last year in the 9/12 on the mall. Would you agree? That all of these steps have happened so far?

Now remember this is written by one of them.

Here's where we are today. Five: Perception of failure. See goals unachieved. See power holders unchanged. See numbers down at demonstrations which I don't think that's happened. Despair, hopelessness, burnout, dropout. Seems movement is ended. Then emergence of a negative rebel.

Then it goes on from there, 6, 7 and 8, where you win. But the critical step is Step 5, perception of failure. And if you don't make it past Step 5 and this is where he says everything always, always falls apart because people perceive that they haven't had any real values. Quoting from this report: The intensity of this experience tends to increase despair and unwillingness to accept any short term success short of achieving ultimate goals. What difference does it make that a majority of the American people in congress oppose contra aid when people are still being killed in Central America?

You still see this. "What difference does it make? We have healthcare. We have financial reform. We have all of these things. Everybody, everybody was against it. The majority of Americans were against it, what difference does it make? We lost."

Next thing: Power holders seem too powerful. They have not changed either their minds or their policies but defiantly proclaim them louder than ever. Totally ignoring the protests of the movement and objections of over half the populous.

This could have been written today.

The failure of the central policyholders to change either the minds of policies is a poor indicator of the movement's progress. The central power holders will be the last segment of society to change their minds and policies. The longer the public sees that the power holders are violating values and ignoring the Democratic majority opinion, the higher the political cost to the power holders for continuing these policies.

Next one: The movement is dead because it no longer looks like the takeoff stage. The image that most people have of a successful social movement is that a takeoff stage, giant demonstration, civil disobedience, media hype, crisis, constant political theater. But this is always short lived. Movements that are successful in the takeoff soon progress to the much more powerful but much more sedate appearing majority stage.

Then power holders and mass media report that the movement is dead, irrelevant and nonexistent.

You heard this even from Trent Lott. You've heard this from the Republicans: It doesn't matter. Well, explain to me why Sarah Palin is beating every single Republican in polls. You want to talk about the economy? Mitt Romney is more qualified for the economy than Sarah Palin. That's his expertise. Why wouldn't Mitt if that's the number one thing, job creation, because people don't believe that Mitt Romney is in step with small government. They don't believe that Mitt Romney understands the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party movement is the majority of Americans. Whether you stand with the Tea Party movement or not, the idea of government "Get out of my way" is quintessential, America. For whatever you think of Sarah Palin, there are a large number of people that believe it's going to take somebody who's not in the system, who has contempt for the system. And I don't see that in Mitt Romney, I don't see that in Newt Gingrich, I don't see that in who else is on this? Jindal maybe. The identity crisis of powerless, the belief that the movement is failing, that you're just stuck in protest. People get tired. This is where we are. But there's a warning here. Rebelliousness, militant action, violence are negative effects and feeling of despair and powerlessness. Some activists at this time adopt a more militant, even violent action. They believe the nonviolent methods used to date have failed because they were too weak. New splinter groups are started to carry out militant strategy such as the committee for direct action at Seabrook in 1979. These efforts are often reckless and defiant acts of despair, frustration and rage which stem from the collapse of unrealistic expectations that the movement should have achieved its goals within the first two years. The movement remember this is written by a leftist. The movement needs to make a deliberate effort to undercut this problem. First it needs to reduce the feelings of despair and disempowerment by providing activists with a long term strategic framework such as MAP which helps them realize that they are powerful and winning and not losing. The nonviolent policy must also be enforced by having nonviolent guidelines and training for all demonstration participants and by having adequate peace keeping at all demonstrations. This is why I have asked you to sign the Martin Luther King pledge. It is available at GlennBeck.com. It has on this pledge it has things that I'm asking you to do to prepare yourself for 8/28. I also ask you to prepare yourself to witness miracles and a point in history that very few have actually seen in this country. What is going to happen on 8/28, make no mistake, will be historic. Be there. But understand that they are more frustrated than you are. They just know these things. We do not. We've never been protestors. They know it. That's why I've said they are needling you, they are poking, they are pushing, they are doing everything they can.

You know, Howard Dean is right about one thing, not that Fox made up these Black Panther. The Black Panthers are real and they're serious, but they're jokes. They are jokes. These people will be eaten and spat out by the machine. If the other side eventually wins, they will have no power, no power. Almost everyone in their ranks will have no power. They are useful idiots. I actually feel sorry for the Black Panthers. I feel sorry for the students of the Democratic society. The ones who are working their brains out right now. Because they are being used, just like every other revolutionary.

If I'm not mistaken, it's Venezuela that used the unions and then what did I think it was Chavez that destroyed the unions afterwards because the unions were like, well, now, wait a minute, we have the really? Now, you don't have the power. The man has the power. They will be eaten. They are being used. Pray for them. Pray for them. Because they are the last victims of power. You join me. You read this, you get it available in the newsletter today. It's free at GlennBeck.com. Sign up for the newsletter. We'll send it out. We'll post it on the website. I want you to read it. I want you had to pass it on to all of your Tea Party friends, 9/12 people. I need you to learn this and then also please go to the website and pass around the nonviolence message from Martin Luther King and sign it. If you don't want to sign it on the website because you think, oh, then my name, put your first name. Put your initials. Whatever. But sign it. And live it. Live the steps. Live the steps. Put your feet, as Ephesians says, in the gospel. Gospel, your feet are gospel of peace. Have them move towards peace and make sure others do the same.

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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.