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GLENN: Thank you so much for listening. Thank you for watching. Tonight is

Part 3 of the Soros story. It is tonight, the first half will be tying it all

together and then the second half is an action plan. Make your choice, make your

choice, because they have. We have some more video that you haven't seen that is

pretty remarkable and the choice is becoming clear. What I told you would happen

has now again happened. I told you that there would come a time when they will

just start to say, We're socialists, yes, we're socialists, we're Marxists,

that's what we are. The communists are now coming out and saying, Yes, we're

communists and we're just like you. What's the problem with that? And Lawrence

O'Donnell has come out on MSNBC and said that he's a socialist. At least

Lawrence O'Donnell, I have respect for Lawrence O'Donnell, the only person I can

think I can say this on MSNBC. I actually have respect, I think Lawrence

O'Donnell may be the only person that I would go up to and shake his hand, you

know, cross a room and shake the man's hand and say, Thank you for being

intellectually honest, at least. I disagree with what he believes, but at least

he's being intellectually honest. Everybody else is playing a game. He's the

only one that is coming out and being intellectually honest. I, again, disagree

with him but not on everything that he says. He says that Republicans and

Democrats both have voted for socialist programs. Yes, they have. He is the only

one that I've heard come out and say that Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security is

socialism. Yes, it is. It is. I've never heard that case. I've never heard that

case in textbooks. Are your kids taught that, that we're a socialist nation? I

haven't heard that. I'd like to teach them that. Instead, what's being taught is

this is all capitalism, this is all the free market. No, it's not. Lawrence

O'Donnell again is right. We haven't been a capitalist country, a free market

for about 100 years. He says it was FDR. It was before that. It was Woodrow

Wilson, period. It really started with what's his name? Theodore Roosevelt and,

you know, the national parks and everything else. So, he's right.

Now, here's the rest of the stuff and, Pat, you want to set this up a little

bit?

PAT: Yeah. He was explaining his comment that I am a socialist on MSNBC and,

like you said, he's just admitting it and now not only is he admitting it, he's

trying to sell it to the American people.

GLENN: It's good.

PAT: We're good. All right. Let's have that debate.

O'DONNELL: Every country has a mix of both. The argument in this country is not

socialism or no socialism. Glenn Beck and no one else on the FOX News payroll

advocate the abolition of any of the socialist programs that the government

enacted in the 20th century.

GLENN: Excuse me. Stop. I do. Read my book, Broke. Judge Napolitano does.

Clearly Judge Napolitano does. I believe what's his name? Bowling.

PAT: Eric Bowling.

GLENN: Talks about it. There are libertarians at FOX, not all of them, but there

are. I would imagine that there are socialists over there, as well. I don't

know. I don't it's a new thing to me to see the people who are, like, yeah, I'm

a socialist, I'm a communist and I'm proud of it. I didn't even know that I

thought that had been discredited so listening ago. So, there are a lot of

people, but there you are wrong, Larry. I do advocate for the abolition.

However, I believe in verse progress, if you will. If progress is the

progressive movement, I believe that you need to take it apart step by step. You

can't you can't string everybody out on heroin and then just stop it. You need

methadone and then you just start bringing it down bit by bit. We're heroin

addicts.

STU: Yeah. It would be hard to tell everyone that they have to be, you know,

more dependent on charity and stuff because we've been so told that that's not

how you do things.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: A bonus.

GLENN: For instance, who in their right mind would stop Social Security right

now for our parents and our grandparents? That's insane.

STU: Yeah. I don't know.

GLENN: The whole system was built up for that. So, what would I advocate? I

would advocate the abolishing of the SSI program but abolishing it and I don't

know a number. I'm pulling it out of my pants here, but, you know, you abolish

is for anybody 50 years old or younger. Look. I'm 46. I know there's not a

chance of me getting Social Security. I'm not planning on that and if you are

planning on it, you're a moron. So, if you're 50, 55, I mean, maybe. I don't

know. I would like to see, who is still planning on getting that? So, you raise

the retirement age but not for those who are already retired. We take care of

the people we promised. Everybody else, you're a moron if you think you're going

to get it. You're not going to get it and we're just very clear. So, we take

care of those who need to be taken care of and we abolish it, but we do it in a

way where people have the ability to transition. People who are 60 years old

don't necessarily have the ability to transition. They do have the ability to

work longer and I know that doesn't sound like fun, but when have we stopped we

stopped valuing our elders? When can we put value on what they have learned? Do

you know whether we started corrupting our system? This is such a fascinating

point. When we started really corrupting our financial system, when the big

financial houses started doing all these CEO's and everything else, it's when

the last generation that had lived through the Great Depression retired. It was

within two, three years of the older people that had seen real want and real

need and a collapse of a system before, when they retired, within a couple of

years we started playing all these games because nobody was there going, No, no,

you can't do that, no. Rainy days do come. We have to stop devaluing the worth

of our elders. There's no reason somebody at 65 needs to retire. If you want to

retire, that's great, but, first of all, that's not promised by anybody. When

did that promise become a promise? Never in the history of man! Do we take care

of people? Yes. If they can't work, yes. If they're too old and just can't do

it, yes. But that's compassion, not a government handout or program.

STU: I mean, look at that. We're talking about a country that now has built a

system where you're required to work from 18 to 64, essentially, which is less

than 50 years. When you're living to 80 years old. We're requiring work out of

basically half of our life times. And we're expected to be able to retire and

live for 30 years off of a society that, you know, is in you know, working age

for only 45?

GLENN: All right. Here he goes a little bit more. Social Security Social

Security all right. Maybe Glenn Beck is opposed to agriculture subsidies or

something like that.

GLENN: And I am.

VOICE: I don't know about him, but I find him very hard to follow.

PAT: Yeah, I do, too.

GLENN: Most people do.

VOICE: FOX News is all of the sudden up in arms about President Obama's tepid

contribution to our already socialistic healthcare system.

GLENN: Stop. Tepid solution? Would anyone say this is a tepid solution? He just

took over a third of our economy.

PAT: A socialist would say it.

GLENN: Exactly. Yes.

STU: It's tepid to a socialist.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yes. You want to go the other direction. Everything that has been applied

before has been tepid. This is a, this is a strategy to destroy the free market

in healthcare. It's going to destroy doctors. It's going to destroy hospitals.

It's going to destroy drug companies.

PAT: It's already doing that.

GLENN: It already is. It already is. It's destroying all of it. Why? To get it

into a it is a medium step. It is it's what the President and the Tides

Foundation said. It's not on a trojan horse. It's right there. It just leads to

what he wants.

VOICE: Hating Obama than hating socialism. Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly seem to

think that I cracked on the air last week and finally admitted my darkest

secret, my acceptance of the practical socialism that has allowed the United

States to continue to be a humane and great country. They haven't been

listening.

GLENN: Oh, here we go.

VOICE: Two weeks ago on Bill Maher's show, Bill and I both admitted to being

socialists and we threw Barack Obama in with us.

GLENN: Two weeks ago.

PAT: Wait a minute. You and Bill Maher said that Obama is a socialist?

GLENN: No, no, no. He's tired of people saying it's a socialist mop. That's

causing panic.

PAT: Where is the outrage?

GLENN: You're calling him names. Stop with the name calling.

PAT: Where is the hatred? Why the hate? Why the fear mongering?

STU: Yeah. And by the way, you weren't in fact, we said on this program that he

had said it on the air before, that he

PAT: Yes, we did.

STU: Lawrence O'Donnell. And, in fact, let's see if we can follow this. This is

a quote from Lawrence O'Donnell, 2005. Quote, I'm a European socialist. Believe

me. I'm far to the left, but I understand. I'm kind of a practical socialist. I

know we failed. A lot of our ideas have failed. So, I am not with them anymore.

Then it goes on to, Tell me again. Glenn Beck is the one that's hard to follow,

the guy who just did that little spiel about how great socialism is also said

this: The country basically likes the simplicity of those damn oil companies are

charging too much for gasoline. Let's do something about that. The country has

not been educated that you create a bigger problem by trying to do something

about high gas prices. American liberal rhetoric, in general, has more appeal

than, certainly, the free market does. The free market position has a lot of

logic and a lot of rational analysis that you need a fair amount of education to

do. Unfortunately, I suspect it takes almost at least a college level of

education in economics to fully embrace the market's power or to fully go that

way.

GLENN: So, what is he saying?

STU: So, he's saying he seems to be very pro market and also very pro socialism.

I can't follow this guy.

GLENN: Yeah. He's very hard to follow.

STU: It's weird.

GLENN: Well, he maybe a state capitalist. That's it, China. I mean, he's a state

capitalist. Maybe. I don't know. I don't know here's the thing, Larry. I don't

follow your career and neither does anyone in America.

PAT: No. His viewer must have been really confused.

GLENN: No, no, no. The cameraman I think the cameraman was there, you know. In

2005 when he said that.

PAT: It's possible.

STU: But at least he's being honest.

GLENN: No, no, no. I actually praise him. I praise him, too.

STU: Here's a guy who's a liberal and a socialist, knows that there's political

damage to calling Barack Obama a socialist, and still admits it.

GLENN: Yeah. And he's not afraid of it. I think this is great. This is the

problem with George Soros. They're still denying that says all these things.

They're still denying that there is a shadow they had the shadow convention.

Hello! And, yet, somehow or the other they're still trying to convince America

that it didn't happen and how many slubs in America are willing to just go with

that, oh, yeah, well, that's just crazy talk. The shadow convention. At least

Larry O'Donnell is willing to admit it and for that I praise him. For that,

being intellectually honest, is really more than I have seen from left, right,

or in between on most cable shows.

PAT: Except for who he talked about, Bill Maher, and we've mentioned that. Bill

Maher is

GLENN: Bill Maher is a despicable human being.

PAT: He's a hideous guy.

GLENN: He's a hideous guy.

PAT: But he's honest.

GLENN: Everybody laughs at him because they think it's a joke, but he really

does mean drag them to it.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

 

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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