Glenn Beck: The Revolution Is Now

GLENN BECK, HOST: Hello, America.

Boy, I've had a lot -- I've had a -- I've had an amazing, I think, 48

hours. I've learned so much in the last 48 hours. We're doing an awful

lot of research right now and I'm going to try to be as clear as I possibly


But I want you to listen. I want you to DVR this show right now and I

want you to burn it to DVD and I want you to share it. And please, please,

I ask you not to take anything I say as gospel. I ask you please to do

your own homework.

Everyone is arguing the wrong things on the WikiLeaks story.

Everybody is going back-and-forth, he should be arrested. He's a hero.

No, he's not. He's a traitor.

Think out of the box, please.

Tonight, I'm going to zoom out, I'm going to show you the big picture

because it is much, much deeper. WikiLeaks is huge, but it's only a piece

of the perfect storm and you must think out of the box. I'm going to show

you stuff tonight that we have shown you and we've laid out over the last

several months, actually the last two years, but, boy, it is all starting

to come together.

I don't know if you're feeling this, I don't know if you're seeing it.

I don't -- sometimes I just don't know. I don't know if this is making an

impact and you are doing your own homework. I think you are. I pray that

you are.

It is much deeper and there are things that I wouldn't have believed

any of this two years ago. But it's never just about one singular issue

with progressives and radicals and revolutionaries. The revolution has

begun -- I never thought I would say those words, but I understand that it

has today.

The people you're up against have buried themselves in our government

and they have been wearing masks for a long time, but they're about to take

those masks off and understand, they want control of every aspect of your

life because the world is about to change. And while they try to convince

you that it's not, it is and they know it is. They want to control every

aspect of life to make society more just, but from their perspective.

I showed you last night, I told you that if I were going to take over

the world, because that's what "Forbes" said that Soros said of me, that I

was going to start some dictatorship because you're too stupid -- two years

ago, as I was trying to figure out how far along are they, I put a list

together and this is just some of them. If I were going to take over the

United States, what would I need? What would I need to do?

Well, you would have to control the financial sector. They did it

with a financial bill. They control everything in the financial sector.

You'd have to control health care, who lives, who dies. You'd have to

control industry. That could be done through the financial sector, it can

be done through taxes and it can also be done through bailouts, just taking

them like GM.

You would need to control the military. This one is really tough

because the military is not going -- they protect and defend the

Constitution of the United States. Please, dear God, if you are listening

to me in any part of the world, and you are military, please, dear God,

please remember your oath to the Constitution of the United States because

this is the only piece they can't get.

Now, they can bleed them dry. They can tire them out.

Do you know that yesterday -- yesterday, they just passed a spending

budget? We have tons of money in it for new regulation. Who uses that

regulation? Cass Sunstein. If you've listen to this show ever, I've told

you he's the most dangerous man in America.

Tons of new money for new regulation. But do you know that we just

gave our military the smallest raise in the last 50 years? But all kinds

of new money for new federal employees and regulation -- but not the


That's how they're going to do it. Stress them, push them, stretch

them, and in history, they have done it before. Not in this country, but

others, by just not paying them.

Then you have to grow dependence. You have to get people dependent on

the government. Then you have to control the media and control food


Well, they've done this, this, this and not this, but they're working

on it. They're doing this. They just passed the food bill, for your

safety -- remember, everything is done for your safety. And now, the


Guys, I have talked to professors all around the world, two in

particular -- that this is what they do, they study revolutionaries.

They're not fans of mine. They've never even heard of me. They're egg


They don't watch television, neither of these guys do. I've been

consulting with them. You think -- there are talking heads on television

and there are people that get their information from other journalists, or

other -- this staff works tirelessly to figure out what is going on in this

world. We don't like what we found, but we found it, and both of these

experts on revolutions say, well, they got to have the media. The last

step will be the media.

Now, does anyone find the timing of the FCC net neutrality debate odd?

Noodle that.

While I check in with new words that we have now of Robert McChesney,

he is the founder of the group pushing for net neutrality -- listen to his

words. "No one thinks any longer that media reform is an issue to solve

after the revolution." So you know, this organization is wildly powerful

now in Washington.

"After the revolution, everyone understands that without media reform,

there will be no revolution. In that sense, it is similar to the labor

movement where the demand for free trade unions, hardly revolutionary in

its own right, is a necessary precondition to building a viable organized

left that can contest for power. Even if you do not get the revolution in

the United States, media reform, much like organized labor, can make a

nation more just and humane place for its own inhabitants and the peoples

of the world."

So, in other words, they'll take it even if they don't get the

revolution -- but revolution is what they're shooting for.

Because I'm adlibbing and I'm trying to use my faulty memory --

Tiffany, will you do me a favor? Check on this. I'm trying to remember

the PR person for the FCC, for -- what's his name, the head of the FCC,

used to work at Free Press. Julius Genachowski is the FCC person and I

believe his spokesperson is from this revolutionary.

Now, let me show you a new video. This is the latest from Van Jones

and I want you to notice the date on this. This happened last September.

Listen to what he's saying here.


VAN JONES, FORMER GREEN JOBS CZAR: We can't just leave the federal

government in the hands of our enemies and expect to go make a lot of

progress. So, even if we can't get everything done that we want to get

done out of D.C., we certainly can't let other people have the level of

control in D.C.

But also, you can see right now, .D.C. can't do much by itself. You

ought to have that bottom-up movement. And that's what's been missing is

that bottom-up sense of movement to get the best out of D.C. And what's

stopping that is the inside-out piece.

You know, we talk about power more than any other people -- every kind

of political, economic -- we talk about power all the time and are more

afraid of power than anybody I know. We talk about power, empowerment

this, empowerment that, we want power - we don't want no power. Because

when you have power, you become a real target. And there is a sense that

we're not healed from some historical traumas.

We've been trained not to have power. We've been trained to protest.

We've been trained to critique and to be mad at NASA (ph). We have not

been trained to grab the whip and put it down and run the plantation.

That's not what we've been trained to do.

So I would argue that it's the inside-out transformation that will

ignite the bottom-up transformation that will make the top-down

transformation work.


BECK: OK. Top-down, remember, put the radicals in; and the bottom-

up, get the revolutionaries to rise up. Grab the whip and run the


Now, here he talks about his time in the White House, which we brought

to an end. Watch.


JONES: People with my politics don't usually get let in the door.

So, and I got a chance to see behind the curtain. I was in the cockpit for

six months. I got a chance to see close up, very clearly the amount of

peril the country is in, the challenges that we're facing. I got a chance

to learn that nobody in Washington, D.C. has all the power that they want,

including the president, and that there are informal systems of power that

operate and they operate along racial and other lines, and we have to be

much more sophisticated.

See, we did everything right. We had six years of one party

authoritarian rule in this country, from 2000 to 2006 and the people in

this room, we did everything right. We got 60 votes in the Senate. We got

Speaker Pelosi, not some right wing Democrat, Speaker Pelosi, and Barack

Obama as the president.

We did everything right. So, standing flat-footed January 2009,

everything that we were taught to do we had done and has been successful.

And here we are less than 24 months later, and most people feel like the

hope bubble burst a long time ago because the other systems of power that

we were not taking seriously and they have to do with the media, they have

to do with the racial discourse in the media, and that's the next frontier.


BECK: OK. That's the next frontier. The power that they didn't take

into consideration is the media and the racists in the media. And that's

the next frontier -- take the media. Take the media. Take the power from

the mean, dumb racists.

And then you'll have McChesney. You can't have a revolution without

controlling the media. That's good advice because let's look at somebody

in the FCC, the diversity czar that we've been showing you for two years,

Mark Lloyd. What does he say?


MARK LLOYD, DIVERSITY CZAR: In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an

incredible revolution -- a democratic revolution.


BECK: He goes on to say, it wouldn't have happened if he wouldn't

have seized the media, an incredible Democratic revolution.

And right at the beginning of p presidency, who did the president have

an accidental meeting with? Do you remember? Oh, yes, Chavez. Chavez.

And look, let's hold the book so everyone can see it. That's right.

What is the book? An anti-American book about us colonialists that

have been oppressing everyone.

Make no mistake, make no mistake: revolutionaries are at the top, and

the revolution has begun. The revolution is here, gang. It just hasn't

gotten hot and no one is looking for this stuff.

I find all of the timing in this all way too coincidental. The push

for net neutrality, the courts say you can't do it through -- the courts

say you can't do it, Congress say they don't want to do it. The president


Then Assange appears, and happens to be a revolutionary that wants

change. He's been invited to do speak where he needs two leftist women to

have consensual sex. They press charges on him for not using a condom, and

now, it forces him to release the time bomb.

Remember, I said look at the date on the Van Jones video? The date of

that comment was September 28th. He's saying the racist people in the

media and we have to take them down. That speech was given five days after

Soros met on this -- with the people on this program and told us to back

off, sent me a very clear message.

And one of the message was: global change is here. The new world is

here and you are either on board or you are not.

Shortly after, Soros starts openly funding progressive outlets that

boycott this show. Five days later, Van Jones gives that speech. That's

our next frontier.

Back to McChesney -- he says it's time to take the media just like the

unions. Now, yesterday, the government union, the American Federation of

State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME, has decided to boycott,

coincidentally, me, Rush and John Stossel.

This is a coordinated attack. This is like the fourth or fifth time

they're boycotting me and FOX News.

And all they have left is the media. They have everything else. Oh,

they control your food and how it's grown and everything -- financial

sector, health care industry. They don't have this one. They're working

on it. This one.

I ask you to please watch these shows and burn them to DVD. Go over

them and do your own homework, please. Burn them to DVD and share them

with your friends.

All of the information that we share is available to other

journalists, but they -- I don't know why they don't report on it. I've

given up trying to understand. I don't care anymore.

We are being divided -- and who do you think is going to stand? The

world is coming undone. I'm going to show you in just a couple of seconds

what's happened in London today. It's pretty frightening when you see it.

I think there were a couple of people even on my staff that went oh, my


In the end, China is the only real survivor. You are going to -- in

history, you will look back at this year, our children will, or our

grandchildren, and this year will be remembered as 1919, except we're

England and China is America. This is the year that you will read in

history books that the superpower torch was handed from us to China.

That's why real power like Soros can look at my guy and say, the ship has


The reason why you don't see this on TV is I think people are choosing

sides. They've been forced to choose sides. A lot of people that made

their decisions, they've made their decision already. They like this new

world order.

I don't. I happen to like this guy. I happen to believe in this

stuff. Well, this is corny now. Nobody even knows this stuff anymore.

I made my choice. I'm going down swinging. With peace and love in my

heart and this man on my lips, I'm going down swinging.

I've told you that you must preserve our history. You must preserve

our traditions. You must preserve our conversation.

As I said that today, I remembered one thing, Michelle Obama, during

the election --


MICHELLE OBAMA, U.S. FIRST LADY: Barack knows that we are going to

have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation.

We're going to have to change our traditions, our history. We're going to

have to move to a different place.


BECK: She's right. To get where they want to go, you must change our

traditions. They must have you forget about our past. They were this

close. They must teach it all as negative in order to preserve the idea

that man was free.

In order to preserve the idea that man must be free, that man can be

decent enough to rule himself, you must preserve our traditions and our

history. And I'm begging you, please do it quickly. Please.

I'm going to show you some things tonight that are going to melt your

brain. You must walk lock step with God now, have peace in your hearts.

You must know what these people did and who this man -- this is the answer.

This man is the answer.

Their excuse will be violence. Do not be a part of it.

I'm going to show you this, at the end of the show tonight, I've told

you about this before. You must be worthy of this. You must know what it

is because it's the answer.

So, here we are again back to the media debating Assange. Is he a

hero or not? Radicals are talking about creating a more just world,

however through revolution and they need the media to accomplish this goal.

And coincidentally, the FCC now just happens to be at, of all times, using

the WikiLeaks news to justify government expanding their reach and

regulating the Internet through net neutrality. I told you these guys

don't plan weeks, even months ahead, they plan years ahead.

Net neutrality is not a response to WikiLeaks. I think it's the other

way around. They've had it in the cooker for quite some time. They just

hadn't created the right problem yet.

And the media seems to be a problem. You're a problem. They haven't

been able to nudge the bottom-up yet. But they're getting closer.

There are a ton of different factors at play here, but you have to

look at all the moving parts to this story to see where they're taking us.

And we will do that -- next.


BECK: We're talking tonight about WikiLeaks. But it is much larger

than WikiLeaks. We are talking about revolution. This is a fight for


I want to tell you now about "operation: payback." Anyone who came

out and attacked Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is now an enemy of this

growing state of chaos -- and that's what it is, a growing state of chaos.

Five thousand hacktivists are plotting revenge. They've already attacked

Sarah Palin, MasterCard, Visa. Their spokesman, his name is Cold Blood,

and he is 22 years old.

May I ask did anybody find it odd that for the first time in American

history, at least in my lifetime, the president did not reach out to older

Americans? That the left doesn't seem to care about older Americans and

the elderly vote? Why? Why? Because the future revolutionaries come from


Cold Blood says, quote, "We will fire at anything that tries to censor

WikiLeaks." Really? Adding that the group wanted to be a, quote, "force

for chaotic good."

May I ask you, how is chaos ever good? It's good, as I explain on the

show over the summer, if you want revolution. Chaos is good.

Did you see what happened in Great Britain today? I want to show you

this. I've never seen this before. OK. Here's -- here's the overhead.

Here are people down here attacking the prince's car.

Can you show me the pictures? Show me the pictures of the prince.

Here is the prince.

Now, this is an egg. You've seen that before, right? Here is an egg.

But look at their faces. Show the next picture, please.

OK, you don't have -- there's another picture. Here's the damage to

the car. This is a bullet proof car. Look at the damage to the car.

They're not messing around. We're talking about revolutionaries, a

force for chaotic good. Chaos is good if -- if you're trying to create


Now, let's take a look at the people who are supporting Julian Assange

and WikiLeaks, the force for chaotic good. You have the Socialist

Alliance. You have the World Socialist Web Site, the ISO, International

Socialist Organization, Socialist Party USA,

Oh, by the way, he also, along with Arianna Huffington, and the

Progressive Democrats of America, he also spoke at Berkeley, California,

University of -- Berkeley and the Front Line Club in London. This event

was sponsored by none other than George Soros' Open Society Institute.

Starting to connect, isn't it? Many of the groups are the people

associated with the One Nation rally, also support Assange, and Private

Bradley Manning. Who are they? International ANSWER, Code Pink, Peace and

Freedom, Solidarity, the Progressive Democrats of America, U.S. Peace

Council, Veterans for Peace, the War Resistors League.

Who is this guy? This, we should mention Wade Rathke, because he says

we are illegally suppressing WikiLeaks. Wade, by the way, is with, of

course, ACORN. I always get the two brothers mixed up because he's with


His other brother, Dale, he used to be with ACORN until he was

embezzling from ACORN and they almost threw him in jail and tried him and

everything else, but he was bailed out by the Tides Foundation, which gets

a lot of their funding from George Soros.

Vladimir Putin -- Vladimir Putin now says the West is hypocritical in

its criticism of Russia's record on democracy now.

Most of these groups are supporting Assange because he helps achieve

what they want, chaos and revolution, an end to the republic. You heard it

from the hacker, chaos is good. You heard it from Assange himself, but

they're too busy giving him awards and accolades to show you this. It's

not about transparency.

Quote, "It is not our goal to achieve a more transparent society. It

is our goal to achieve a more just society" -- you ready -- if more -- if

leaks cause the U.S. officials to, quote, "lock down eternally --

internally and to balkanize" they will, quote, "cease to be as efficient as

they were."

You got it? They don't want transparency. They want enough chaos to

have us, quote, "lock down internally." It's not about a more just world,

is it? No, it's about less communication, not more communication.

We've got like three shows to do tonight. I am so far behind. More

in a minute.



BECK: Hello, America.

I am -- we're running about -- we've never run this late on the show

before. We have so much information to share with you. We're trying to

get the information out as fast as we can and we're going to try to see if

we can work something out at the end of the show. Don't miss a second of

tonight's show and we may take you over to the Internet. Or I don't know

what we're going to do yet while we still can.

But we have an awful lot to share with you. We're talking about

WikiLeaks, but the larger issue and that is revolution. If you missed the

first half of the show, please go back and watch the first half of the


You're being presented with a false choice. Number one, WikiLeaks,

keep the leaks coming and you get -- what did he say? Chaos for good. OK.

So, you can't keep it coming.

But the other option is shut it down, shut it down, shut them down,

shut them down, round them up, put them in jail. Some of the people who

are calling to shut down Assange and WikiLeaks, first and foremost, Eric


This one is unbelievable to me. United States Justice Department

launched an investigation immediately, one day after WikiLeaks began

releasing its latest batch of documents, not during the summer, but this


Here is the guy that said this about Americans.


ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL: Though this nation has proudly thought

of itself as a ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been

and we, I believe, continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of



BECK: Nation of cowards. Eric Holder, a guy who won't prosecute a

slam dunk voter intimidation case, the most bravery he's been able to

muster is shutting down illegal Prada sites, but he lifts into action on

WikiLeaks, at the right time, not the first time, now.

Other politicians have lined up to hammer WikiLeaks. There they are.

Senator McConnell, Senator McCaskill who said I believe recently, she's a

progressive Democrat -- that we should get the pitchforks out.

You have Senator Lieberman, Mike Huckabee, Senator Feinstein. You

have Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security. Remember the

guy who was invested in those scanners that you're now using. Charles

"Cully" Stimson, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, of all


Representative King, Hoekstra, Senator Christopher Bond, Sarah Palin.

Bill Kristol said, "Why we can't act forcefully against WikiLeaks?

Why we can't use our assets to harass and neutralize Julian Assange and his

collaborators, wherever they are?"

Mary Matalin, who I love, called him a terrorist. Sarah Palin, we

should go after him like a terrorist.

What's happening? What's happening? Honestly, some of these people

are -- some of these people are progressives. Some of these people I don't

think have put everything together, world politicians.

I've never said these words except as a joke, but I mean them now with

everything in me: my fellow Americans, please listen to me. The world has

changed. It has changed. It is no longer in the box that it always has

been. What used to apply no longer does.

And if you don't start thinking out of the box soon, the top will come

down on top. You must think out of the box. You cannot look at today's

problems and try to understand them or solve them in the ways we always

have. You must understand, you are in a revolution, a global revolution

whether you like it or not and the rules of the games have changed.

Many politicians are good-hearted people, but they don't understand

simple things like who Cass Sunstein. The game has changed.

China is the world superpower now. And many people in the world at

the top level are grabbing for the scraps at the table. Who can run the

rest of the world or who can run this area and give the service and the

energy and everything else to China?

Revolutionaries have plotted our demise for a very long time. Do not

play the game they were expecting you to play. They're expecting you to

continue to think in the box. Why do you think they've tried so hard to

get us off the air?

Some day I hope to be able to tell you all that I have experienced --

they know we have the answer. They know. And here it is. You must not

move as they expect you to move. They are playing three dimensional chess.

They are expect -- you remember what they kept saying about, from the

day he got in? I think it was Claire McCaskill in Missouri that had

homeland security in Missouri say the Tea Party people are violent. They

expected you to be violent and you weren't -- 8.28 threw them for a loop.

Why do you think they worked so hard to poke and to poke and to poke.

They need you to be violent. Well, if you won't do it, they'll get their

minions to do it.

Look, have you ever seen a bullet proof car? How was it the prince

and Camilla got their bulletproof car to drive into a crowd of people

screaming for revolution? It's a trap.

WikiLeaks is just such an easy one to point out. They've set a trap

for you. Option number one, the leaks continue. Chaos. We cannot do


Option number two: people cry out to shut down WikiLeaks and they do

by shutting down the Internet and other communication with one another.

It is bottom-up, top-down. Bottom-up, must rise up and turn us inside

out and the top will come down. You lose either way.

Look, I don't know where you are in the stage of grief, but you must

get to acceptance quickly. Life is going to change in America.

As we know America, it is over. It's only a matter of time before it

all plays out. But that doesn't mean it has to be worse, that it has to be

about oppression.

OK, so we don't have the stuff we have. Is the stuff you have really

making your life any better? It's not about the stuff. Remember what we

learned on 9/11. It's not about the stuff, damn it!

It's about the people. It's about our families and it's about

freedom. You must think out of the box.

They feed on fear and violence. There's one thing I will never do and

that's called progressive stupid. Their ideas on how to run government and

enslave people are stupid, but they are not.

The trap that has been created here, we lose either way, they think --

they think -- unless you do the most dangerous thing, the one thing they're

not expecting you to do.

Back in a minute.


BECK: I've done too much blabbing today and we're running very late

on the show. So, the show is going to continue at

right 6:00 p.m. I'm not going to leave the studio. The network will move

and then ask you to join me online for just a few more minutes here.

I want to show you one more thing. At the top of the program, we

showed you Robert McChesney, founder of Free Press, the PR of Free Press is

now the spokesperson for the head of the FCC. He said revolution would not

happen without media reform.

Now, here's Josh Silver, he's another founder of Free Press, the

champions for net neutrality and how we need to protect the American

people. Watch.


JOSH SILVER, FREE PRESS: The question is, should companies or the

government be allowed to censor and block content that's on the Web at

will, or do they need to follow constitutional law? And so, that's really

at the end of the day -- what's the question here -- and whether there

should be stronger laws that enable the Federal Communications Commission

to protect WikiLeaks and other transparency entities so that their content

cannot be blocked.


BECK: This is not about principle here for them. This is not about

principle. They boxed us in. Remember Arianna Huffington? As I just

showed you -- she's supporting Assange. For what? He's exposing the truth

about government.

He's doing basically what we do, except we're not breaking any laws.

We're not sharing secrets. Every day at 5:00 o'clock, on this show, that's

what we do. We express our point of view and what is Arianna say about us?



need to really pay attention to with Glenn Beck. We cannot just dismiss

him, because the truth of the matter is that there is a good reason why we

have an exemption to the free speech protected by the First Amendment when

we say you cannot shout fire in a crowded theater.


BECK: OK. I don't have -- there is an exemption for me, but the same

people would like to protect or give an award to the guy not shouting fire,

but shouting revolution, shouting chaos.

The difference here is I'm not helping them. It's not about principle

or free speech. I will protect the free speech of anybody over at MSNBC.

I will stand shoulder to shoulder with them.

But I expose their plan here, the revolutionaries. The answer is not

that hard, though. It is for them because it's about principles -- honor,

merit, and peace.

I'll show you the answer next.


BECK: You know, if you ever feel like oh, there's no hope or

anything, I want you to really understand the story of the American

Revolution. They were so certain in the British House of Lords that the

Earl of Sandwich got up and talked about the American revolutionaries and

many of them did this.

I'm going to give you this real quick quote. He said, "I wish instead

of 40,000 or 50,000 of these brave fellows, they would produce in the field

at least 200,000. The more the better, the easier it would be to conquest.

Believe me, my lords, the very sound of the cannon will carry them off as

fast as their feet could carry them."

Well, he was wrong, wasn't he? Why? Why? Because this man knew --

he wasn't a good general at first. He knew.

He talked about the only way to beat the British was to be people of

merit and honor. This was the inspiration for the Purple Heart and this

was the inspiration for 8.28. This was the original badge of merit given

by George Washington. He knew the only way you could defeat the most

powerful army on earth were to praise God and to be clean and virtuous in

your own life and to know the principles.

Please, I beg you. Take this, give it to your kids, give it to your

grandkids, give it to everybody you know. Memorize this. This is -- this

is who he was. This is who he was.

These are the principles of what we have in this country. Please read

them and be a person of merit. He will solve the problem.


BECK: Who -- on tomorrow's program, a man who I think is a George

Washington, you will see struggle, merit, honor, liberating strife. Make

sure you see tomorrow's program.

And this show now continues at Go there now.

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It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?

There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…

But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…

John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...

Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…

A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...

Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…

And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…

When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…

"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…

At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…

Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…

This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…

It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.