TIME person of the year: Glenn Beck?




TIME person of the year: Glenn Beck?

STU: I am at Time.com right now and let me tell you what I see there. A list of the top 25 people to be listed for the person of the year.

GLENN: Uh huh.

STU: 2010 person of the year. There's a lot of people you would recognize on there. The guy from wick key leaks is on there.

GLENN: Is the person of the year, well, I guess he is huge.

STU: Lady Gaga is on there, Barack Obama who is the President of the United States.

GLENN: Uh huh.

STU: In case you didn't know that.

GLENN: Man of the year. That's actually legitimate.

STU: Yeah. Sure. Then you have let's see. Hu Jintao from China.

GLENN: Probably the man of next year.

STU: Nancy Pelosi. A lot of people

GLENN: Clearly the man of

STU: Certainly. Tony Hayward from BP. LeBron James and then another guy, Glenn Beck.

PAT: Nominated for Time's person of the year?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Here's the thing. My wife woke me up last night or we were actually just laying in bed and she I'm answering e mails and stuff and she said, Hey, Time person of the year. Congratulations. And I said, what? She said, yeah. I just got a note, you were nominated for Time's man of the year. And I said, no, no, no. They wrote me a few days ago and asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and she said, No. You were just nominated for it. I said, no, honey. They just asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and I didn't respond. And she said, well, they no. Hang on. And then she showed it to me and I couldn't believe it. It was really I mean, that's amazing.

STU: Yeah. It is really cool. There is actually a poll up at time.com in which you can vote who you think should be the person who should win person of the year and it's interesting because I guess you vote and then you also give a rating. So, like, you vote and it goes by total votes and then you also rate them on how influential they were, how important they were. There are 25 people on this list. Dead last in the average rating is Glenn Beck. You have an 18 out of 100 so far.

GLENN: So, I'm dead last.

STU: Yes. Number well, you're no. You're number 9 right now in the total votes, which is the one they're ranking them by, but then you can also when you vote, you rank them. So, people are going there to vote against you. So, I guess I don't know if anyone has a computer. Perhaps they can change that around, but I will note that you are

GLENN: So, I'm, like wait, wait. So, I'm the they're voting for me but they are voting that I am not influential.

STU: Right. Not influential.

GLENN: That is funny. How much George Soros money is being spent there?

STU: The second lowest rated person is LeBron James. He's one point ahead of you at 19 and then you are 9 points behind Tony Hayward from BP.

GLENN: Who is the No. 1 least influential?

STU: The highest rating right now is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert who are apparently a couple. You vote for them as a couple in this poll.

GLENN: Unbelievable

STU: Which is they have 89.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

STU: Sarah Palin also very low. You're 9 points behind Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. If I would have responded to Time to nominate somebody, I would have nominated Sarah Palin or the Tea Party. I hate I hate when they do groups, but it's good to see that Sarah Palin was nominated

STU: Yeah. You were also a 41 points behind the President of China.

GLENN: That's probably accurate

STU: Well, yes. That's true.

GLENN: That is accurate.

STU: That's things all become popularity contests, don't they? So

GLENN: The voting, does that even factor in to their

STU: I don't know that it actually factors into their formula for who gets it, but it's certainly a show of

GLENN: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, that's what it is. It's a show of

STU: They probably will have the most votes at the end, but they have a little and then you have you are just you're just inching about 30 points behind Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. So, I think if you can just

GLENN: Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Well, the good news is that Sarah Palin and I have been recognized not because we should be recognized but that is as close as they're going to come I think to the Tea Party which is still a slam on the Tea Party. I mean, 6 out of every 10 voters was a Tea Party member. Last year Time magazine didn't even include the Tea Party or the 9/11 project or the 9/12 project as anybody at all in the year in pictures, not one photograph of it, not one and this year at least you have a little bit of recognition but not for the right people. Sarah Palin actually much more influential on, I think, on the election. She went out and she actually campaigned, where we barely even talked about the elections

STU: But really going to beat the influence of Paparazzi by lady Gaga? You're not beating that. The bottom line is you're going to win if you're Lady Gaga and you want to win.

GLENN: I know.


 

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.