Glenn Beck: This guy gets it



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GLENN: All right. So this guy, Lexington Green, I'm assuming that's not his real name, writes in Chicagoboyz.net: I think I see what Glenn Beck is doing.

I think this is the only guy that really gets it. The Glenn Beck rally is confusing people. Why? He is aiming far beyond what most people consider to be the goalposts. Using Boyd's continuum for war, which, you are all for that one, right, Pat?

PAT: Sure. Boyd's continuum? How many times have we talked about Boyd's continuum?

GLENN: Okay. Well, let's make it once. Material, intellectual, and moral. He is using for political change elections, institutions and culture. Beck sees correctly that the conservative movement has only had limited success because it's good at Level 1, the elections, for a while. Weak at Level 2, institutions. And barely touched Level 3, culture. Talk radio and the tea party are Level 3 phenomena, popular outbreaks which are blowing back into politics. Someone who asks what the rally has to do with the 2010 election is missing the point. Beck is building solidarity and cultural confidence listen to this. This is it.

PAT: A smart guy.

GLENN: Beck is building solidarity and cultural confidence in America, its Constitution, its military heritage, its freedom. This is a vision that is despised by people who have long held the commanding heights of the culture, but it is obviously alive and kicking. Beck is creating positive themes of unity and patriotism and freedom and independence, which are above mere political or policy choices but not irrelevant to them. Political and policy choices rest on a foundation of philosophy, culture, self image, ideals, and religion. Change the foundation and the rest will flow from that. Defeat the enemy on that plain and any mere tactical defeat will always be reversible. Beck is unabashed that God can be evoked in public places by citizens who vote and assemble and speak freely to freely exercise their religion. They are supposed to be too brow beaten to do this, gathering hundreds of thousands of them to peacefully assemble shows they are not. But showing that to the people who believe God and practice their religion are fellow citizens who share political and economic values with majorities of Americans is a crucial step. The idea that these people are an American Taliban is laughable, but showing that fact to the world and potential political allies who are not religious is critical. Beck is attacking the enemy at the foundations of their power. Their claim to race as a permanent trump card, their claim to the Civil Rights Movement as a permanent model to constantly be transforming a perpetually unjust society. He is nuking out the foundations of the opposition's moral preeminence, the very thing I proposed in this post. Ronald Reagan said we would not defeat communism; we would transcend it. Beck is aiming to have America do the same thing to its decaying class of overlords: Transcend them. Beck is prepping the battlefield for a generation long battle. He is that very American thing: A practical visionary. See? Simple: Restore pride and confidence to your own side and win the long game. As Ronald Reagan also said, there are simple solutions, just no easy solutions. God bless America.

That guy gets it. That's the only way. For anybody in the press that doesn't say

PAT: Well, it's either that or you are trying to build a Mormon theocracy in America.

GLENN: Shhh.

PAT: I'm sorry.

GLENN: Keep that down. Don't say that.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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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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