Dreams from My Father


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GLENN: What were the dreams of your father? What were the dreams of your father? He probably wanted you to go to college because maybe he didn't graduate even from high school. He wanted something better for you, something better than he had. Maybe he wanted to start his own business, be his own boss. What were the dreams of your father? Maybe he wanted to take your mom, just on a great vacation in Italy or France or Ireland, Germany, a dream vacation. Maybe he just wanted to retire with enough money to make his golden years comfortable, enjoy his grandchildren, go fishing. The Dreams Of My Father, who worked his tail off his whole life, was just to be able to play golf, just to be able to have the time to play golf. He never made that, because by the time he did retire, his body was worn out.

What were the dreams of your father? Maybe, maybe none of these are relatable. Maybe none of these are the dreams of your father, but they are they are probably relatable to you if you're an American and you had the typical life.

Chances are your father didn't dream of leaving his family and his two year old toddler behind to continue his education at an Ivy League school so he could take that American government paid education back to his home company country along with a woman he picked up in Boston who had become his third wife and encourage his nation to drop the newfangled socialism that was being promoted in favor of Soviet Marxism. Did your father have that dream?

I don't know anybody that had their father had that dream. Well, no. I take that back. I know one person, not personally. That was the dream of Barack Obama's father. And, of course, there were a little more complicated than that but essentially that is what Barack Obama, Sr., did, he fought against the African socialism advocated by pro American third way leader Tom Mboya and the president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta and he fought against it in favor of the communist allied leader, Oginga Odinga.

That's why Barack Obama's father left. Those were the dreams of his father. When he went back to Kenya, he became the senior economic thinker within the Kenyan government. It didn't go well. He had too many disagreements with President Kenyatta and it led to his firing. Then he was blacklisted in Kenya and then he became an alcoholic.

Back in Hawaii, according to President Obama's first book, Dreams From My Father, his mom, Stanley Stanley Ann Dunham, continued to direct young Barack's attention and focus to the character and the idealogy of his communist, atheist biological father, rather than towards the man whom she married, Lolo Soetoro. This got Barack Obama in between two races, his mother and his father and three worlds, America, Indonesia where his father finally left him and went to Indonesia to be able to further the Marxist goals there, America, Indonesia, and the home land of his father, Kenya. Barack Obama, Jr., was left with the faint memories and constant stories of the man who left him behind to fight for his dreams. Later he was told the stories of his father's father who also had a dream, Hussein Onyango Obama. This man was a cook for the British, but the British were colonial, was a colonial occupier, according to Barack Obama's grandfather, a colonial occupier and his grandfather was converted to Islam during a visit to Zanzibar and he forced all three of his wives to convert to Islam,


The dreams of Barack Obama's grandfather.

Well, when he converted to Islam, Barack Obama's grandfather wanted the colonialism to stop and so he became involved with the independence movement in Kenya. He became a cook in the British Army and he was discovered by colonial forces in 1949. They accused him of spying on them. He was taken into custody and jailed for six months by the British and according to Obama's grandmother in a story that she told him, one of Hussein's wives told him that the British brutally tortured him while in custody, to the point where he suffered permanent physical disabilities, just for having a dream, a dream of ending colonial white rule, British rule.

If you just put that one piece of the puzzle into place and ask what does the title of the book mean, the Dreams From My Father, what were the dreams from his father and the dreams of Obama's grandfather? The dream was an independent Kenya. The dreams of his father was a Marxist utopia for that now independent nation and today the dream is complete. The new Kenyan Constitution has passed. It's an exciting new document, it is. It contains the preamble spelling out social justice of the people's right to housing, health care, and food.

What were the dreams of your father? The dreams of Barack Obama's father was universal health care and social justice and it has been completed in Kenya today. Strange, because it reads an awful lot like the old Soviet Constitution. Somewhere, looking down now at Kenya, Barack Obama, Sr., is proud, but his Barack Obama, Jr.? As one of his dreams to see his father's dream complete, is he happy about it today? And what are his dreams? Are his dreams the same as ending the colonial rule of his grandfather? Are his dreams the same as bringing an old style Marxist communism to this land, like his father's dreams were? Does he believe in the former Soviet Constitution? What does he believe about our Constitution?

OBAMA: But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and served more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society and today, as radical as I think people tried to characterized it, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break from the essential constraints that were placed by the fathers in the Constitution, at least as has been interpreted and, more interpreted, interpreted in the same way that generally the Constitution of the charter negative liberties says what the states can't do to you says what the Federal Government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the Federal Government or the State government must do on your behalf.

GLENN: The dreams of Barack Obama, Sr., have been completed. Kenya's Constitution is now a document of positive liberties. No longer negative liberties, but positive liberties. In Section 33 of Kenya's new Constitution, under the heading Freedom Of Expression, it outlines a few specifics. You have the right to freedom of expression, but it does not extend to propaganda for war, incitement to violence, hate speech, advocacy of hatred that constitutes ethnic incitement, vilification of others, vilification of others for incitement to cause harm. It is based or if it is based on any ground of discrimination specified or contemplated in Article 27, in the exercise of the right to freedom of expression.

Now, I'm sure that incitement to violence, hate speech, or advocacy of hatred won't be the least bit difficult to define. No one will have a problem with that. You just have to make sure you're the one defining it.

These seem to be the dreams of Obama's father and they have been realized, as there is a new Constitution. They voted on it yesterday. The dreams of my father was just to be able to play golf. The dream of my father was that I would pursue something that I loved, as much as he pursued baking because he loved it. Marxism, the end of colonialism, and old style charters of positive liberties are certainly not the dreams of my father. Are they yours? I think the vast majority of Americans share the dreams of our forefathers. When it comes to the Constitution, share the dreams from our founding fathers, the dreams responsible for creating the reality of the freest, most prosperous, most generous nation ever, ever to exist on planet earth. Congratulations to the Obama family. The dreams from his father have finally come to rest.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.