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GLENN: Here is George Bernard Shaw, probably the most famous Fabian

socialist, what we would call a progressive here in America.

SHAW: You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this

world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say

Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you

can't justify your existence, if you're not pulling your weight, and since you

won't, if you're not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more,

then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of

keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can't be of very

much use to yourself.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. So, he's saying here we must all know people that, you know,

are a burden to society and just put them in front and say justify your life and

if they can't justify what they do for society, well, then we just will have to

kill them. We don't you don't your life has no purpose to us. Does it's cold and

calculating as someone saying I could put a pillow over the face of a child so,

who are these Fabian socialists? Fabian socialists will make you believe that,

oh, well, that's old stuff, just exactly the way the progressives do now. They

dismiss their history, but can you tell me, can a bad can a bad tree bear good

fruit? Can a seed of can could the Nazis, could could Stalin grow anything that

is good? Could a seed that comes from Stalin grow anything good? Could it?

Philosophically I don't think so. I don't think so. The progressives and the

Fabian socialists want to deny or distance themselves, all the while Hillary

Clinton says I'm an early more than, early 20th century American progressive.

That's who George Bernard Shaw was hanging out with and they had the same

elitist kind of ideas. It is where it is where the idea of eugenics, breed the

perfect race, breed a better voter. So, here's the Fabian socialists, their

plan. These are just their these are just their goals and, again, there's no

Star Chamber here. These are all stated.

No. 1, a strong, centralized government. Do you agree with that? No. 2, a

powerful executive at the expense of Congress and the judicial. No. 3,

government controlled banking, credit, and securities exchange. Do you agree

with these so far? How many ask if you agree with them and then ask how many

have been done. No. 4, government control over employment. No. 5, unemployment

insurance and old age pensions. No. 6, universal medical care, food, and

universal housing programs. By the way, did I tell you in an unrelated move that

Fannie and Freddie, the government, will be underwriting 98% of all loans this

year and they're about to stop all foreclosures. Anyway, I don't know what the

universal housing program here in the Fabian socialist made me think of that,

but No. 7, access to unlimited government borrowing. No. 8, a managed monetary

system. No. 9, government control over foreign aid. No. 10, government control

over all natural energy sources, transportation, and agricultural production.

No. 11, government regulation of labor. No. 12 I find this one fascinating youth

camps devoted to health discipline, community service, and idealogical teaching

consistent with those of the authorities. Who was it that said we should have a

youth oh, I remember. It was Andy Stern recently. Hey, wait a minute. Andy Stern

I know is a progressive in Workers of the World Unite and I know that Richard

Trumpka has been speaking at the Fabian socialist. I wonder no. I'm sure it's a

coincidence. Andy Stern, oh, and the Center For American Progress, John Podesta

and George Soros. Hum. Anyway, George Soros is American Center For American

Progress had this idea that Andy Stern came up with all by himself in complete

complete coincidence. He was talking about we should have 15 to 24 year olds do

community service and we could pay them for it and we'll create a million and a

half jobs overnight. No. 13, heavy progressive taxation.

Have these been done? If they're not finished yet, they're pretty darn close.

So, now who are the world leaders, because, remember, as the world goes into

chaos, who are the world leaders?

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The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.



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Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet

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Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.