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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'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.