Glenn Beck: Dreams of Barack Obama's Father




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What were the dreams of your father?

Maybe he wanted you to go to college, because he didn't even graduate from high school. He probably wanted something better for you than he had. Maybe he wanted to start his own business and be his own boss. Maybe he wanted to take your mother to Europe or South America on a dream vacation. Maybe he just wanted to retire with enough money to make his golden years comfortable, enjoy his grandchildren and go fishing?

Even if those weren't the dreams of your father, they're probably dreams that you can at least relate to, as an American. Chances are your father didn't dream of leaving his family and two-year-old toddler behind to continue his education at an Ivy League school, so that he could take that American government-paid education back to his home country, along with a woman he picked up in Boston who would become his third wife, to encourage his nation to drop the newfangled socialism being promoted, in favor of old-style Soviet Marxism.

How many of our fathers had that dream? There's only one that I can think of. Of course, the dreams of Barack Obama's father were a little more complicated than that, but essentially that's what Barack Obama, Sr., did. He fought against the "African socialism" advocated by pro-Western "Third Way" leader Tom Mboya and the president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and in favor of the communist-allied leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

In a 1965 article titled "Problems Facing Our Socialism" — written just one year after Kenyatta took office — Obama, Sr., mocks the government's economic policy of "African socialism" while focusing on what needs to be done in Kenya: "What is more important is to find means by which we can redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all and at the same time be able to channel some of these gains to future production. This is the government's obligation."

He goes on: "But we also need to eliminate power structures that have been built though excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now."

"How can we afford to ignore the pockets of this economy which are underdeveloped without some positive statement about their development. In Kenya, the colonial government only developed the so-called white areas."

Hmm, that doesn't sound Marxist to me at all.

When Barack Obama, Sr., went back to Kenya he became the senior economist within the Kenyan government, until his disagreements with President Kenyatta led to his firing and apparent alcoholism.

Back in Hawaii, according to President Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father," his mother Stanley Ann Dunham continued to direct young Barack's attention and focus to the character and ideology of his communist, atheist, biological father, rather than toward the man to whom Dunham was re-married, Lolo Soetoro of Indonesia.

Caught between three races and three worlds, Barack Jr., was left with the faint memories and constant stories of the man who left him behind and later the stories of his father's father. Hussein Onyango Obama became a cook for the British colonial troops and converted to Islam.

What were the dreams of Barack Obama's grandfather? Well, Hussein became involved with the independence movement in Kenya and when that was discovered by colonial forces in 1949, he was taken into custody and jailed for six months by the British. According to Obama's grandmother, one of Hussein's wives, the British brutally tortured him while in custody to the point where he suffered permanent physical disabilities.

Putting that piece of the puzzle into place might shed some light on the way Barack Obama deals with the British today.

Remember way back in May when the White House said it would keep a "boot on the throat" of BP? Or when we needed NATO's help in sending more troops to support our war in Afghanistan? Guess who was there to lend a hand? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Germany and France.

But this shouldn't come as a surprise. The British were reportedly warned when Obama was elected that while Britain will "remain special" to us, they "might have to make room for a few more special countries"

The dreams of Obama's grandfather — an independent Kenya — were realized. The dreams of his father — a Marxist utopia for that now-independent nation — seem closer than ever. The new Kenyan constitution was put to a referendum and passed late last week and the exciting new document contains a preamble, spelling out the "social justice" of the people's right to housing, health care and food. How will a nation as poor as Kenya make good on those rights? It also just happens to sound like the old Soviet Constitution, doesn't it?

Somewhere, Barack Obama, Sr., must be proud.

Now, what was it Barack Obama said about the U.S. Constitution?

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

BARACK OBAMA: Generally the Constitution is a charter of 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.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

Kenya's constitution seems to be a document of positive liberties; a list of what the government must do for you. Isn't that wonderful?

In section 33 of Kenya's new constitution, under the heading, "Freedom of Expression," it outlines a few other specifics:

(2) The right to freedom of expression does not extend to —


(a) propaganda for war;


(b) incitement to violence;


(c) hate speech; or


(d) advocacy of hatred that —


(i) constitutes ethnic incitement, vilification of others or incitement to cause harm; or


(ii) is based on any ground of discrimination specified or contemplated in Article 27 (4).


(3) In the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, every person shall respect the rights and reputation of others.

I'm sure that "incitement to violence" or "hate speech" or "advocacy" won't be the least bit difficult to define.

So are the dreams of Barack Obama unrelated to his father's? They are certainly not the dreams of my father or dreams of mine. Are they yours? My dreams — and the vast majority of Americans — share the dreams of our forefathers: The dreams responsible for creating the reality of the freest, most prosperous and generous nation to ever exist on Earth.

What were the dreams of your father?

Maybe he wanted you to go to college, because he didn't even graduate from high school. He probably wanted something better for you than he had. Maybe he wanted to start his own business and be his own boss. Maybe he wanted to take your mother to Europe or South America on a dream vacation. Maybe he just wanted to retire with enough money to make his golden years comfortable, enjoy his grandchildren and go fishing?

Even if those weren't the dreams of your father, they're probably dreams that you can at least relate to, as an American. Chances are your father didn't dream of leaving his family


and two-year-old toddler behind to continue his education at an Ivy League school, so that he could take that American government-paid education back to his home country, along with a woman he picked up in Boston who would become his third wife, to encourage his nation to drop the newfangled socialism being promoted, in favor of old-style Soviet Marxism.

How many of our fathers had that dream? There's only one that I can think of. Of course, the dreams of Barack Obama's father were a little more complicated than that, but essentially that's what Barack Obama, Sr., did. He fought against the "African socialism" advocated by pro-Western "Third Way" leader Tom Mboya and the president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and in favor of the communist-allied leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

In a 1965 article titled "Problems Facing Our Socialism" — written just one year after Kenyatta took office — Obama, Sr., mocks the government's economic policy of "African socialism" while focusing on what needs to be done in Kenya: "What is more important is to find means by which we can redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all and at the same time be able to channel some of these gains to future production. This is the government's obligation."

He goes on: "But we also need to eliminate power structures that have been built though excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now."

"How can we afford to ignore the pockets of this economy which are underdeveloped without some positive statement about their development. In Kenya, the colonial government only developed the so-called white areas."

Hmm, that doesn't sound Marxist to me at all.

When Barack Obama, Sr., went back to Kenya he became the senior economist within the Kenyan government, until his disagreements with President Kenyatta led to his firing and apparent alcoholism.

Back in Hawaii, according to President Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father," his mother Stanley Ann Dunham continued to direct young Barack's attention and focus to the character and ideology of his communist, atheist, biological father, rather than toward the man to whom Dunham was re-married, Lolo Soetoro of Indonesia.

Caught between three races and three worlds, Barack Jr., was left with the faint memories and constant stories of the man who left him behind and later the stories of his father's father. Hussein Onyango Obama became a cook for the British colonial troops and converted to Islam.

What were the dreams of Barack Obama's grandfather? Well, Hussein became involved with the independence movement in Kenya and when that was discovered by colonial forces in 1949, he was taken into custody and jailed for six months by the British. According to Obama's grandmother, one of Hussein's wives, the British brutally tortured him while in custody to the point where he suffered permanent physical disabilities.

Putting that piece of the puzzle into place might shed some light on the way Barack Obama deals with the British today.

Remember way back in May when the White House said it would keep a "boot on the throat" of BP? Or when we needed NATO's help in sending more troops to support our war in Afghanistan? Guess who was there to lend a hand? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Germany and France.

But this shouldn't come as a surprise. The British were reportedly warned when Obama was elected that while Britain will "remain special" to us, they "might have to make room for a few more special countries"

The dreams of Obama's grandfather — an independent Kenya — were realized. The dreams of his father — a Marxist utopia for that now-independent nation — seem closer than ever. The new Kenyan constitution was put to a referendum and passed late last week and the exciting new document contains a preamble, spelling out the "social justice" of the people's right to housing, health care and food. How will a nation as poor as Kenya make good on those rights? It also just happens to sound like the old Soviet Constitution, doesn't it?

Somewhere, Barack Obama, Sr., must be proud.

Now, what was it Barack Obama said about the U.S. Constitution?

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

BARACK OBAMA: Generally the Constitution is a charter of 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.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

Kenya's constitution seems to be a document of positive liberties; a list of what the government must do for you. Isn't that wonderful?

In section 33 of Kenya's new constitution, under the heading, "Freedom of Expression," it outlines a few other specifics:

(2) The right to freedom of expression does not extend to —


(a) propaganda for war;


(b) incitement to violence;


(c) hate speech; or


(d) advocacy of hatred that —


(i) constitutes ethnic incitement, vilification of others or incitement to cause harm; or


(ii) is based on any ground of discrimination specified or contemplated in Article 27 (4).


(3) In the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, every person shall respect the rights and reputation of others.

I'm sure that "incitement to violence" or "hate speech" or "advocacy" won't be the least bit difficult to define.

So are the dreams of Barack Obama unrelated to his father's? They are certainly not the dreams of my father or dreams of mine. Are they yours? My dreams — and the vast majority of Americans — share the dreams of our forefathers: The dreams responsible for creating the reality of the freest, most prosperous and generous nation to ever exist on Earth.

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Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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