Google: Made mistakes? Change name!

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GLENN: The private lives of young people are now so well documented on the Internet that our children may have to change their names when they reach adulthood, according to the CEO of Google. Think of this. Eric Schmidt who I believe is on several different advisory boards with the president of the United States, Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth which is now recording recorded in excruciating detail on social network sites such as Facebook. "I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available." Mr. Schmidt said he believed that every young person will one day be allowed to change their name to distance themselves from embarrassing photographs and materials stored on their friends' social media sites. 55 year old also predicted the future. Google said the Google chief said Google will know so much about its users that the search engine will be able to help them plan their lives. That sounds good.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: I love a search engine that is currently I believe in eight countries under investigation for having too much information.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: And spying on people and

PAT: But they will help you plan your life?

GLENN: They will help you plan your life.

PAT: Well, because they have

GLENN: Quote, they will know so much about you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That they will be able to help you plan your life.

PAT: Do they have an alternate name for us, too, if I want to


PAT: Do they have an Islamic name picked out for me?

GLENN: No, I don't think this is

PAT: If you tie this together, you think about this story we were doing earlier on Islam.

GLENN: Why do you do this?

PAT: And maybe you'll have to change your name to an Islamic name.

GLENN: See, why do you do this?

PAT: Is that possible?

GLENN: Now you make it ridiculous when all the name they will suggest is 11.773.8.

STU: It's true, though. I mean, they had I had an incident with Facebook this week and I had a personal like, you know, page when everyone was joining Facebook I tried it out for a little bit and I hated it. I mean, I despise social networking. You know, I have a page, you know, fan page and everything, which is fine. But as far as the personal stuff, like I just don't want it. So I discontinued this account. Two years ago, two years ago I signed it off. And that's after taking every privacy thing that they gave you and saying don't let anyone see it. I used to get complaints all the time like, why do you even have a page? There's nothing on it. Because I don't want anything on it. So yesterday I get e mails from everyone that used to be a friend of mine from two years ago when I discontinued the account saying, hey, what is this? And it's a forward from someone saying that I've been sending them advertisements for free iPads.

PAT: Man. Really?

STU: So someone got my account, reactivated it after two years of dormancy, if that's the word, and then made it, all my friends were still on it, all my pictures were still on it. I discontinued this account. All the posts were on it from then. All of it was still recorded from two years ago when I turned it off and then it took me, it must have been an hour to go through every privacy setting again and turn it all off again. It's insanity. I wouldn't put anything on that site that I didn't want everybody to see. It's it is insanity.

GLENN: I want you to

STU: They just had a report of 100 million users, some of their private information being spread around the Internet. Forget it.

GLENN: I want you just to I want you just to listen to this and think about this now in a different way. You've got to look at this from Stu's point of view and Chertoff and Ashcroft's point of view and my point of view that, you know, there's just so information is everywhere and you just do not want to engage in any of it. But listen to this again with a nontechnology concern. Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth which is now recorded in excruciating detail on social networking sites such as Facebook. When I read this, it wasn't about Google. It was about changing your name and identity.

Last night my kids and I, we were in bed and we were talking about we were talking about how Mommy and I had agreed with them to be their parents and they chose us as parents and they came down and we talked about Raphe and the special way that he came through adoption and the girl that carried him inside and how special she was and all of this stuff. We had this conversation last night. And I don't remember how it led there oh, I remember. I said, that's why Daddy and Mommy pray so much to try to remember what it is we promised and try to remember what we're supposed to do because we all have a job to do. We all have something that we're supposed to do, and you're in this family for a reason. And so you will carry on not only the things that I have taught you and the things that you have learned from Mom and Dad but also your name, you have to watch because our names are all connected. And so we be careful because I don't want somebody to think bad things about you because of me and vice versa.

Our children will be disconnected from their heritage. Our children will be taught that your family this is the ultimate destruction of the family and our heritage. If you read the book The Coming Insurrection, one of the chapters is destroy the family and destroy the family unit. Well, I'm sorry, but your name means something. It does. When you give up your name, you give up a lot. Does this bother anyone that in a cavalier way the CEO of Google is saying that they've got to really kind of look at this for the future, to be able to make it easy and legal, easy and legal for people just to change their names to escape their past. Their past is important. I mean, it's you don't know about progressives because they change their name! Our past and our history is important. And now we have a guy who's in the Obama administration talking about, hey, we're going to have to do that. Where else have we heard it?

MICHELLE OBAMA: And Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we are going to have to change our conversation, we're going to have to change our traditions, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.

GLENN: If you lose your name, who are you? If you lose your traditions and your family, who are you? How do your children know who they came from?

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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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.