Glenn Beck: Meet the New Radicals





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Last week I showed you the left's playbook, the manifesto from the Weather Underground. These guys exemplified what it means to be a '60s radical: They'd do whatever it took to overthrow America and — in their words — "institute communism and a dictator."

And they really believed the ends justified the means. They bombed the home of the judge in a Black Panther trial with "kill the pigs" written in graffiti. They bombed the New York City Police Department headquarters. They conducted sniper attacks on Cambridge Police headquarters and robbed a Brinks armored car, killing two cops in the process.

I could go on and on.

Back then, most of these radicals were part of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), now they occupy positions of power. Wade Radthke, former SDS member, founded ACORN and SEIU. Andy Stern, another SDS member and former president of SEIU and is on President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission. Jeff Jones, former SDS member, is now a member of the Apollo Alliance and helped write the stimulus bill. Then, of course, there is the president's "spiritual adviser," Jim Wallis, another former SDS member.

If you missed it, you should really go back and watch. The evidence is quite overwhelming. You’ll see this radical thought is commonplace with the powers in and around the current administration.

The only argument the left could resort to over the weekend was, Oh, that happened a long time ago. OK, but they never admitted to any turning points or any change in belief, which helps explain why in 2006, a group of students "worked with members of the old SDS" to re-launch the organization.

Hmm. I guess that Cass Sunstein would like to retract his assessment that he feels "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."

Hey Watchdogs, I need your help because this bothers me. Two years before the election of Barack Obama, all of these well-laid plans suddenly pop up? Where did the funding in 2006 for SDS come from? They claim that the new SDS has over 150 chapters at schools around the country, whose aim is to "build a radical multi-issue organization" and their rally cry is to "take back our schools, our communities, and our nation — and we are going to win, because millions of people are stronger than millions of dollars. This is the fight of our life!"

The fight of our life? Somewhere, Nancy Pelosi must be crying, because not only is this the violent rhetoric from the '60s, but it's coming straight from those who actually blew stuff up.

So, what is the "new" SDS — founded by the old SDS — up to currently?

Well, they were just in Arizona protesting the new immigration bill. The media will have you believe that these protesters are regular, everyday citizens who have just had enough with all the racism from Republicans and conservatives. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Radicals from the new SDS and SEIU were bussed in from out of state to protest. There were eventually 122 arrests.

You'd think the folks in Arizona would be the most upset, wouldn't you? After all, they're the ones whose kids will be scooped up while eating ice cream or when dad gets a parking ticket. But in Arizona, support for the law is upwards of 60 percent.

Did you see the picture on Drudge Report over the weekend of the protester running around waving the Mexican flag? Why would someone who just loves America so much, who just wants to live here because they love the good ole U.S. of A, be waving a Mexican flag? Unless in defiance. No, he's waving it because, as we showed you last week, with radicals it's always about "the oppressed."

The new SDS says "oppressed people are at the forefront of movements for liberation... we must be grounded in the work of combating systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, heterosexism, transphobia, and the many other forms of oppression thoughtfully and strategically."

Here's a picture from this weekend of a protestor holding a Cuban flag with Che's face on it. Gosh, where have I seen that before? Oh, that's right — SDS in the 1960s.

Here's another picture from the protests: A guy with the Nazi symbol in the place where the stars in the American flag are. You'd think that Andy Stern could get them to stop with the swastikas, right? I remember the media constantly calling on the Tea Parties to rein in the crowd. What about this? I haven't heard anyone calling these radicals out.

That's the kind of thing that makes Fox News unique and gets us in trouble at the same time. We are telling you the full truth. And when someone has an agenda, they only want to hear some of the truth..

Here's an oldie but goodie: You remember the old Perry Mason? The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God? Remember that? Is there anyone out there who can say that now? Now it's the ends justify the means. Truth? Hey, as far as anyone knows they are good people.

Is that OK with you?

Once again you aren't getting the full truth from the media or just about anyone on what these Arizona immigration law protests are all about. No one will tell you that those who were arrested were new SDS radicals who were influenced by old SDS and current SEIU radicals.

If this were 1995, I'd dismiss these clowns as just that. But times have changed. This isn't an isolated group of people. The Weather Underground manifesto shows their hand: "We will only reach the high school kids who are in motion by being in the schoolyards, hangouts and on the streets on an everyday basis."

The new SDS is shouting "Arrest Arpaio." Hmm, sounds familiar. Oh yeah, from the 1960s: "We want to smash cops, and build a new life."

So we have the past and we have the present. Now, can we see the future? Yes, we can. But for that we go to Greece.

Remember the little book by the Invisible Committee of Revolutionaries? You're seeing it in Greece now, it's hitting the streets. They can't afford the entitlements and the unions don't want to let go. So they're burning cars and blowing stuff up, clashing with the police.

Most people in America don't realize what they are up against. This is not just a movement with big government tendencies. It's radical revolutionaries who believe so strongly that America is evil, that capitalism and the free market are evil, that they will stop at nothing to end the perceived "oppression."

If you want to see what this looks like when the radicals really gear up, look no further than Greece.

The Guardian is reporting on the rise of a group called the Sect of Revolutionaries. They've been described as "more murderous, dangerous, capable and nihilistic than ever before." They've now declared that "tourists should learn that Greece is no longer a safe haven of capitalism."


And they have promised to set up attacks on police, businessmen, prison guards, the "corrupt" media and, for the first time, tourists. They've also claimed responsibility in the murder of an investigative journalist, who was shot dead at his home in front of his pregnant wife.

The ends justify the means.

There are crazies on both sides of the aisle — left, right, up down and in the middle. But one side has an orchestrated history of terror and violence and it's starting to rear its ugly head again.

No one on TV has preached more that violence is not the answer than me. But when I do, the leftists say, Hmm, why would you have to say that unless your crazy listeners weren't one push away from a shooting spree? I say it for the same reason Martin Luther King said it. For the same reason the left said it with their MAP for social movements. It's a human condition when your back is against the wall, you want to push back. As soon as anyone does that, not only is it just plain wrong, but you also destroy the movement. You lose.

But I also say it because I've seen the record. SEIU has a history of violence against the tea parties: beating a black man, biting off a finger, physical intimidation.

SDS has a history of violence from the '60s with the Weather Underground. And the same SDS members have started a new SDS and on their first visible outing they have arrests while shouting at the "pigs."

I challenge SEIU to have their members sign a pledge of nonviolence and actually mean it. I'd have a hard time taking that seriously, since SDS and SEIU members believe in Saul Alinsky who taught that the ends justify the means.

The throwing of water bottles at cops in Arizona is just the tip of the iceberg. We've seen what these radical groups did in the past: They got violent. Now it’s the same radicals teaching our kids how to do the same.

Don't disregard the warning signs.

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We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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