Glenn Beck: Where Are the Weathermen Now?





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I believe there's one document that explains the reason for many of the actions we're seeing from this administration. It's the June 18th, 1969 manifesto from The Weathermen.

I know this will seem to many like ancient history, but if you don't know history you won't know where you are and you won't know your future. This manifesto sounds crazy to us, sure, but judging by their actions, there sure are an awful lot of people in and around the administration who buy into the philosophy contained in these pages.

Can you ever remember a time where so many Americans — including the president — have labeled America the bad guy? How many apology tours has the president gone on around the world? Even "Captain America" isn't safe. A movie about the comic character is coming out, but according to the director he "wants to serve his country, but he's not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver."

He's Captain America. If he's waving American principles, I'm cool with that. But even Superman isn't doing that anymore. If you saw the last movie, they changed truth, justice and the American way to: truth, justice — and that's it.

Where is this hatred for America coming from? From people who share the ideology found in this manifesto. It was "submitted" by a handful of Weathermen radicals, most notably Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jeff Jones.

The Weathermen were an offshoot of the radical group Students for a Democratic America (SDS). They formed in 1969 and the main goal for their "revolution" was "the destruction of U.S. imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: World communism" and to "achieve the dictatorship of the proletariat."

They talk about Cloward and Piven and collapsing the system from within. This is very important, because that's where we are headed. People in the media will say that these people are not directly connected to the White House. But they won't ask a more important connection: Have the views from the radicals of the '60s, '70s '80s, '90s — and even more recently — changed? What was their pivot point?

These guys wanted to destroy America. What caused them to act this way?

Jeff Jones grew up in California. His dad worked for Disney and was a pacifist and conscientious objector to the war. His beliefs were not well thought out and he was easily swept into the radical movement when he went to college in 1965

Bernadine Dohrn grew up in Wisconsin in an upper class suburb and attended college — the time of her first-known dive into radicalism. She's known for uttering this unfortunate statement about the Charles Manson murders: "Dig it... First they killed those pigs then they ate dinner in the same room with them then they even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach. Wild!"

Dorhn, now a respected member of society, says she was "lucky they didn't kill anyone." Apparently she doesn't consider Ted Gold, Terry Robbins and Ayers' girlfriend, Diana Oughton


"people" because they did die in a premature explosion of some bombs they were making in 1970. Dohrn was also an FBI 10 most-wanted fugitive from 1970 to 1973.

Bill Ayers grew up in the upper-middle class suburbs of Illinois. His dad was CEO of a giant utility company, Commonwealth Edison. He attended an exclusive prep school — maybe that's why he uses such fancy language — but says he "hated every minute there" and liked the "free thought" he found at the University of Michigan. Ayers was key in turning towards militancy. He now says about the bombings that he doesn't "have anything to apologize for. I wish we had done more"

More?

In 1969 they bombed The Haymarket police statue; they bombed several Chicago police cars parked in a precinct parking lot. Then they decide to go underground. In 1970, they were suspected of a bombing at the San Francisco Police Department. It was about that time that the three Weather Underground members were killed when the bomb they were preparing for Fort Dix went off.

Ayers ran from the law and went deep underground. It was during that time he married Bernadine Dohrn. But the bombings continued: The National Guard Association building in D.C.; an NYPD headquarters. And let's not forget the 1981 armored truck robbery which they stole $1.6 million and eventually led to a shootout with police, leaving two police officers and one Brinks guard dead and wounding several others.

Their most notorious bombings were:

March 1, 1971: The United States Capitol in "protest of the U.S. invasion of Laos"

May 19, 1972 (Ho Chi Minh's birthday): The Pentagon in "retaliation for the U.S. bombing raid in Hanoi"

January 29, 1975: The bombing of the United States Department of State Building in "response to escalation in Vietnam"

If there is a turning point in any of these people, I haven't heard it. And it matters. Why? Just look where they are now. These violent radicals aren't just washing cars. We've flipped places. The Man is now the activist and the activist is now The Man:

Jeff Jones has his own consulting firm that helps "progressive groups achieve their goals." He's on the board of Movement for a Democratic Society, working closely with SDS (which is growing the new Weathermen and Weather Underground — now available possibly in your child's high schools now) and he's a member of the Apollo Alliance. They, with funding from Tides, helped write the stimulus package. Unconstitutional, sure, but Jeff Jones helps decide where your tax money through the stimulus is going

In 1997, Bill Ayers won citizen of the year award for his work on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge project. He's a professor at the University of Chicago. He served on the board with President Obama at the Woods Foundation. They were neighbors and Obama attended a campaign event at his house. He's now a respected and influential member of society

Bernadine Dohrn, married to Bill Ayers, she is now associate professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law and was director of Northwestern's Children and Family Justice Center. Teaching kids — that's great. Dohrn (and Ayers) played a key role in organizing Free Gaza Movement, which launched the flotilla whose crew attacked Israeli soldiers who boarded, stabbing them violently and even throwing one over the deck

By the way, they have two adult children and have legal guardianship of Chesa Boudin, son of Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. Boudin and Gilbert were also former Weather Underground members. Kathy was convicted in 1984 of felony murder for her participation in an armed robbery that resulted in the killing of three people. She later became a public health expert while in prison. She was released from prison in 2003. David Gilbert is still in prison, serving 75 years to life.

Speaking of prison, let's talk about:

Linda Sue Evans, a Weather Underground member. She was sentenced to 40 years in the 1981 cop-killing that I mentioned earlier. In 1990 she was convicted of other violent acts. Her sentence was commuted in 2001 by Bill Clinton. Today she's out there campaigning for inmates' rights as an organizer for "All of Us or None," a group that "combats the many forms of discrimination that [felons, prisoners and former prisoners], as the result of felony convictions." She's pushing for felon voting rights.

In 2008, Evans spoke at a nice event — the Soros Justice Fellowships meeting, on a panel for prison reform alongside the executive director of the Ella Baker Center, which is Van Jones' organization. In fact, Evans received the Soros Justice Fellowship in 2001, awarded to "outstanding individuals" who will implement innovative projects to reform the United States' criminal justice system.

Soros... Soros... where have I heard that name before?

Anyway:

Mark Rudd, another Weather Underground member, now teaches at a junior college in New Mexico

These violent radicals have dropped the radical prose for the radical ends. They've been washed, shined up and put back on the shelf as normal members of society.

The most dangerous man in America, Cass Sunstein, says of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn: "I feel very uncomfortable with their past, but neither of them is thought of as horrible types now — so far as most of us know, they are legitimate members of the community."

"So far as most of us know" — who talks like that?

No one is asking the question: Do you still hate America and want to destroy it? And the whole dictator thing, I'd like to call that a crazy theory, but have you noticed the trends that we're heading toward?

During the progressive Netroots convention, President Obama said there's still work to be done:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I'm confident that America is once again moving forward...

Still, change hasn't come fast enough for too many Americans. I know that. It hasn't come fast enough for me either.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

What more is there to be done? Have we not given you everything you asked for in order to "save" us? Health care? Done. Stimulus? Done. Financial reform? Done.

He said he didn't want single-payer. So why do we still have to work on health care? After financial reform, government controls 70 percent of the economy. How much more control do you want? Well, Phase 2 of the Weather Underground plan: Install a dictator.

Oh, I know that's "heavy" — to use '60s lingo — but is it possible? That's for you to decide. The only thing you can go by are their actions.

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Can you remember the economic crisis of 2008 and how you felt when the news broke that Lehman Brothers had collapsed? I have found an economic threat that everyone needs to be aware of, so you can prepare yourself in case we see another 2008 type collapse. I am going to present the evidence to you and I urge you to verify everything and to form your own opinion.

What is that threat?

It is a bank called Deutsche Bank. They are by far the most dominant bank in Germany which is the world's fourth-largest economy. In 2018 they had €2.08 Trillion worth of assets and the second-placed bank (DZ Bank) had €506 Billion worth of assets. To show you how dominant this bank is, they have more assets than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sized banks combined.
When we review a business there are three key parts to analysis:

  • Market sentiment
  • Business numbers
  • Technical Analysis

Market Sentiment

Deutsche Bank has a long history of potential scandals including going all the way back to World War 2 and dealing in Nazi gold. Below are five recent stories which have increased the negative sentiment around Deutsche Bank.

  1. In 2007, they purchased a portfolio of loans worth $7.8 billion and purchased insurance from Warren Buffets Company. It was discovered they did not set aside enough capital to cover any potential losses. Over the course of the ten years, they lost $1.6 billion, and when they sold the loan they did not update their financial statements to include the big loss
  2. The Panama Papers are an ongoing investigation looking for many things including offshore tax havens. These investigations have resulted in several heads of state resigning including in Iceland and Pakistan. Last November, 170 police raided 6 different offices in Frankfurt looking for evidence of money laundering.
  3. Estonia is a small country in Eastern Europe. It has a population of 1.3 million people and a GDP of €26 billion. In January, it was discovered Deutsche Bank got involved with a Danish bank called Danke Bank and processed over $230 billion worth of cross country payments (including from Soviet Russia) through one bank in Estonia.
  4. There have been rumors of issues with Deutsche for a while now and one of the solutions put forth was a merger with a bank called CommerzBank. The leaders of both companies met and they even got support from politicians. In April, news broke that the merger talks had failed because over worries the risks and costs would be too great.
  5. Last week in France, Investment banking boss Garth Ritchie and others were arrested in France over illicit tax transactions.

Business Numbers

Deutsche Bank is already struggling as they are losing staff, losing market share, and bonuses are expected to be down at least 10% and further rounds of cost-cutting to come. Now imagine the impact if business costs start going up.

The banking industry works in a very simple way. They raise funds through large bonds at low-interest rates and then sell those funds to business and individuals thru products like loans and credit cards at a higher interest rate which results in a potential profit.

Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank tried raising money through several bonds. They paid 180bp (basis points) on a two-year bond and 230bp on a seven-year bond. Let me put this in context for you. There is a small bank in Spain called Caixabank which paid 225bp on a five-year bond and one of the larger banks in Spain, BBVA paid 130bp on a five-year bond.

  • How and why is a small bank in Spain getting a better deal on bonds than a huge bank in Germany?
  • Why is a large bank in Spain getting a bond 100bp cheaper than a German bank?
  • What does the market know that we do not?

Stock Price

Deutsche is also missing revenue projections which further hurt the business ability to survive and prosper. As you can imagine all of this news has a deep and lasting impact on its stock price which is in deep trouble. Before I share the stock price, I need to put this into the context of the market and the industry compared to the big economic crash of 2008. Below you will see a chart of some banking stocks from around the world with their peak price prior to the 2008 crash, the low of the 2008 recession and the price today:

As you can see from the above chart the banks in America have recovered from the 2008 recession by anywhere up 375% and JP Morgan has not only recovered its price in full but is constantly setting new high's. Ireland went bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the EU/IMF following the 2008 crash and even our national bank has more than doubled its price since 2008. The worst performing bank I could find was Societe Generale which has issues but is still hovering around its 2008 low price levels.

Now let's put that into the context of Deutsche Bank. Not only has the stock not rebounded but it is over 65% below its 2008 low at $6.75.

Technical Analysis

When you are dealing with the stock market, you also have people who study pricing through technical analysis. Experts look at things like FIB sequences, trend lines, and support levels. Support levels are a key metric for a stock failing because are looking to find where it will find support and potentially bounce higher.

We are very close to a key support level ($6.40) and if the price goes below this level, there is no saying exactly how low the price could go. At least one company expects Deutsche to fall below this support level, as several weeks ago UBS downgraded the stock to a sell order. This news was compounded last Friday when rating agency Fitch, downgraded their credit rating to BBB or two levels above JUNK status.

Other Information

I know you are likely reading this and thinking "this bank must have smart people in charge and surely they have a plan, right?" I am sure there is a plan and while they have kept their cards close to their chest, they have spoken in the past about the areas they foresee having growth for the company – they include business in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt. Do they strike you as countries which are stable and will offer steady and reliable growth? Do you have to think really hard to imagine how this could go potentially very wrong?

Questions

I believe there is at least a solid case Deutsche is in a LOT of trouble. So what are possible scenarios for the future? I will lay out the key questions below but I must stress that it's impossible to say for sure what exactly will happen. One of the key numbers to remember here is they have roughly €50 billion worth of derivatives.

  • How likely is it that the bank can turn things around and survive?
  • How likely is it the bank continues to run into trouble, its stock price fails and eventually fails?
  • If you think it is likely it will fail, the question becomes what will the fallout be? Who will be affected?
  • Will they be bailed out?
  • If so, by whom? The German government, ECB, IMF, the Federal Reserve?
  • What will the German government think? Some members recently spoke out saying they would block public money for the proposed merger? Will they block funds if it failed?
  • Will other banks be exposed and affected? Will they have to take losses?
  • Will those losses be spread around or will one or more bank be mainly affect?
  • Will this affect the sentiment of the banking sector and cause a panic?
  • If there are issues and it starts affecting the stock prices, what will be the impact on other industries?

Last Question

The last question revolves solely around the banks and the regulators? How secure are the other banks? We all hear about how banks are now put through "stress tests" but how much trust do you put in those results? How much trust do you have in the regulators?

I know this may make me sound like a conspiracy theorist to some but it's an honest question. The Fed is on public record saying they want to keep this economy strong as long as possible. If a bank did not perform strongly in a stress test or even barely failed one, do you think they would report it?

Can you imagine the pressure that body would come under to stay silent? Can you imagine the rhetoric they would face with questions like, "Are you really going to fail one bank? Do you know how many people will lose their jobs if you do that?" Am I saying this is happening? No, but can you really rule it out 100% as a possibility?

I urge you to ponder on these questions, do your own research and find YOUR answers.

Update: The most freaquently asked question I have received from this column / show is how much time do we have to prepare. This is an impossible question to answer, as it could fail tomorrow, next week or might be next year. However I want to provide you a potential date for your diary – July 24th. That is when Deutsche will release their next earnings report and if it comes in below expectations, it could cause a further drop in price casting more doubt over the future viability of the bank.

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Survey: Where do you stand on these conspiracy theories?

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Have you seen this survey on the most-believed conspiracy theories in America?

It's no surprise the survey has been getting so much attention. The results are actually a pretty disturbing.

Infographic: Belief in Conspiracy Theories in the United States | Statista

I decided to put together a quick survey of my own, with slightly different wording.

Up-vote the ones you agree with and down-vote the ones you disagree with.

I believe Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK alone. However, I would not be surprised to find out the government sealed evidence that others were involved.

If by "deep state" you mean long-time Washington power brokers who are used to calling the shots and now feel threatened by Donald Trump not listening to their advice or council — yes, I do believe that many people like that are working against him and his administration.

Whether alien bodies are in Area 51 or not, I do believe the government knows more about UFOs than they have told us.

I do not believe the U.S. government was involved in 9/11, but as we know, NSA advisor Sandy Berger was caught destroying documents from the national archives related to both Bush and Clinton. All U.S. administrations have been to close to the Saudis, and the Saudis were involved in 9/11 at some level.

I believe the climate is always changing — it's natural. I would be willing to accept that man MAY play a role in this. But I do not believe in the solutions currently being discussed, nor do I believe the intention of most political activists are pure.

Any talk of the Illuminati provides the true dangers to man's freedom — like very powerful NGOS and men like George Soros — a perfect cover.

The U.S. government has done some horrible experiments on people and land — I also suspect they will do more things in the future. But I do not believe in the systematic spraying of chemicals using chemtrails.

The moon landing was real, but I see a time coming when people will not be able to trust their eyes due to deep fakes.

What do you think?

Let me know in the comments section below.