Glenn Beck: Piven Video

Cloward and Piven - 'It is ok to use violence as long as it is a BIG part of your strategy'

GLENN: All right. Frances Fox Piven, she is she's a looker, she's a thinker. Why do you what?

PAT: What? I don't know what the looker part had to do with it.

GLENN: You were laughing. She is.

PAT: No, you're right. She does look like something.

GLENN: You got Fox in your name.

PAT: You must be.

GLENN: You must be a looker. The video of Frances Fox Piven at and she's having this is an intellectual discussion about violence. Now remember, this is the Cloward and Piven person: Collapse the system into a new system. And so she's kind of, I believe, the architect of, "Hey, let's spend ourselves into oblivion and get as many people on welfare and everything else as we can because the system won't be able to handle it." But she goes on here to talk a little bit about the use of violence.

PIVEN: I have, uh, uh, considerable respect for, uh, nonviolence.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Is that the most calculated answer you've ever heard just there?

PAT: I have a, I'm going to call it, uh

GLENN: How could I put this so...

PAT: Considerable, uh, not revulsion. What's the word I'm looking for? Uh, respect.

GLENN: Respect for nonviolence.

PAT: For nonviolence.

GLENN: Well, that's big of you.

PAT: Good. Wow.

STU: Well, she doesn't entirely detest nonviolence and that's fantastic.

PAT: She's not repulsed by it. So that's a good start.

GLENN: Come on, back to the Fox.

PIVEN: Treat it as inevitably necessary rule. The reason I have respect for

PAT: But she doesn't view it as an inevitably necessary tool, okay?

GLENN: Rule. Nonviolence.

PAT: But nonviolence is not necessary.

GLENN: Not necessary.

PAT: Okay?

GLENN: Got it.

PIVEN: Nonviolence is that I think that it helps protect the protestors. So look, it's partly a problem of on the strategy and propaganda. You know, it's a violent country. It's a violent government. It's killing people. And they're going to call us violent if we break a window. But they will do that. So probably unless you have good reason for breaking the window, probably you shouldn't do that. Unless it's, you know, a big part of your strategy.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. So you've got to

PAT: That makes sense.

GLENN: Unless it's a big part of your strategy.

STU: You don't want to do it willy nulle, a little bit here and there.

PAT: You probably don't want to crack anybody's skull, unless it's part of a bigger skull cracking thing.

STU: Right. The skull cracking is the main part of your philosophy.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: These are the kind of people that Andy Stern adores, that there are people in the White House. They adore this person. They listen to this person. They think that she is a great thinker. Do you see? Do you see I'm not going what? Please listen to this program with your heart. Not just your ears but your heart. There are many things that I believe that I shall never say but I shall never say the things that I do not believe. I will also not say those things that will reveal our strategy. I think anybody with half a brain knows the strategy. And the strategy is peace, love, harmony. Peace, man, peace. It is an actual fact that it works. Why? Because it's one of nature's principles, from nature's God. They use it more as a tactic. That's okay. Those who are using it as a tactic will lose. Those who are using it because it's true and it will reveal all those things that are untrue will win. But for anybody who works at George Soros' office, I'm sure that's you guys and definitely not us.

GLENN: She goes on to talk about, you know, got to do what you've got to do. Do you now? You know, Nancy Pelosi has heard this kind of talk before, and it scares her. I don't know if she should go to and see us.

STU: I love her argument on why she is okay with nonviolence, which is it protects the protestors. It's a good rhetorical piece to say to people, look, we were just being peaceful. It's not that she thinks that it's right to be peaceful. She just thinks that it's a good arguing point.

GLENN: There are those, there are look. If someone is coming at you, you have a right to protect yourself. But that's not use violence as a tactic. That is protecting yourself. And you have a right to self defense. But not to violence. Not to start something. That's not what you do.

PAT: Unless it's part of your overall strategy.

GLENN: Well, in the big part of the overall strategy.

PAT: Yeah. I mean, that goes without saying.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: And it's perfectly acceptable, you know.

GLENN: I want to be very

STU: Yeah, uh huh, right.

GLENN: I have...

STU: Uh huh.

GLENN: I have some respect for those

PAT: Yeah?

STU: Some respect?

PAT: Who what?

GLENN: Don't want to

STU: Right.

PAT: Crack skulls?

GLENN: Crack skulls.

STU: That's a strong endorsement.

GLENN: Well hey, hey, hey, there's some I think it's a propaganda thing.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Primarily.

PAT: Mmm hmmm. But you think that

GLENN: If you want to crack skulls, as long as that's your primary.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm glad to see that Frances Fox Piven agrees with the overall strategy of groups like the KKK.

PAT: Well, that's a big strategy, though. Really huge.

GLENN: Overall, you know, the big part.

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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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