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Obama Delegate Stays With Campaign After ‘Monkey’ Remark

GLENN: So I don't know about you, but I've called my kids monkeys before.  Well, I told you yesterday there was a story that for some strange reason the media just doesn't want to pay attention to.  What it was was a delegate for Barack goes out into a Chicago suburb and goes, hey, monkeys, get out of the tree; it's not made for the monkeys to swing around in it.  I could see myself saying this.  Unfortunately for her the children that were playing in the tree were African-American.  By the way, the delegate's not white.  The delegate is Hispanic, but she must have learned the racism and hatred from white people because Hispanics can't be racist, at least according to Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology.

So she says to the neighbor -- because I am assuming -- I'm making this part up.  I'm assuming the neighbor said, what did you call my kids?  I don't know.  That hasn't been reported anywhere.  Can't get a journalist to follow this story.  Hasn't been reported anywhere.  I do know that the neighbor did call police.  Hey, Stu, is that your first reaction?

STU:  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  Call police?

STU:  Yeah, as soon as you hear -- if someone were to say something to you, I mean, I know I just immediately call authorities.

GLENN:  I know my mother would have -- if she would have said something, which she wouldn't have done.  If she would have said something, she would have said, come on, kids.  Just remember sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you.  Would have done that.

STU:  Well, wouldn't she also have realized that it wasn't a derogatory word?

GLENN:  Well, my mother would have but I can't relate because I'm white.

STU:  You're a typical white person.

GLENN:  I'm a typical white person.

STU:  That's been punished with four babies.  So what do you know.


GLENN:  How many more signs do you need?  Wait until I tell you the pie story.  Oh, this one will blow your mind.

All right.  So she goes out and the neighbor calls police because she said, hey, the tree's not made for monkeys climbing on it.  So the police come, they give her a $75 fine.  Now, I told you last night that the mayor of this town knows this delegate for Barack Obama and says she's not a racist, and I apologize for the police -- the police shouldn't have given her a ticket.  I'm sorry for that, it shouldn't have happened and she's not a racist.

Well, Obama's campaign -- this is the way it was spun yesterday and yet you don't know what the truth is because the media's not looking for the truth.  The media is in full-fledged "Let's elect Barack Obama our next President" mode.  So God only knows, but the way it was in the media yesterday was that Barack's campaign asked her to step down as a delegate.  We told you that she stepped down as a delegate.  Barack Obama's campaign said nothing.  Just in light of her divisive comments, it's best that she steps down, okay?  Well, now the mayor has come out and said she's not a racist and she's saying, wait a minute, why am I going to stand up and -- basically I'm admitting that I'm a racist, and I'm not a racist.  Thank you.  Thank you for having a spine!

So now she steps back.  Now she steps back and she says that -- now she steps back and she says, wait a minute, I'm not a racist.  She is going to now get out and try to get back into the campaign, get back in as a delegate.  So this leaves Barack Obama into some sort of weird position of, what is he going to do?  What is he going to do?  His campaign has already come out and said that her comments were divisive.  Now can he come back out and say, oh, no, she didn't mean it, when he abandoned her?

Stu, we were talking about this earlier.  Who were you talking about that -- who was it we were talking about just a second ago?  I'm sorry.  I'm so distracted, riddled with ADD.

STU:  Tiger Woods?

GLENN:  Well, tell the Tiger Woods example.

STU:  Well, Tiger Woods, earlier this year a golf announcer had said -- they were joking about how Tiger wins every tournament and Tiger, one of the golf announcers, a female said, oh, you know, maybe -- they were talking about how, hey, maybe everybody should gang up on him to get him out of the tournament.  She said, oh, maybe they should lynch him in a back alley.  She said it as an off-the-cuff comment but obviously there's racial overtones there or whatever.  So everyone freaks out.  The world starts up, you know, going on fire.  The media, firestorm, everyone's, you know, accusations flying everywhere and, you know, what was she going to get fired, step down, Imus stuff was played over and over again.  Tiger Woods comes in and says, actually, I know her, she's a friend of mine, she regrets the comment; I consider the issue over.

GLENN:  And it's done.

STU:  Well, apparently the Golf Channel still suspended her.

GLENN:  Was it a big huge thing?

STU:  It wasn't.

GLENN:  Yeah, yeah.  Has it destroyed her career?

STU:  Not at all.  It should have just been over.

GLENN:  Right.  And did Tiger Woods, did Tiger Woods say, those were divisive words, blah, blah, blah?

STU:  It's over, over.

GLENN:  It's over.  Putting those kinds of things, A, into context; B, knowing that people say things that are stupid or -- oh, gosh.  I mean, how many times have you as a human being said something.  You know, Barack Obama, you want to understand race, okay.  Then why don't you listen to white people who try really, really hard not to say anything divisive.  Some of us are trying really hard not to be divisive, yet your preachers are go on TV and use the N word.  If I use it, my career is over.  Your preachers can use the N word and then lecture me at how it's acceptable, it's okay.  No, it's not a problem.  Yet I'll be destroyed if I use it.  And you know what?  I don't want to use it.  I never have used it.  I think it's an ugly word.  I don't want to ban it because I don't believe in banning.  "I'm sorry.  We could give you the Nazi national anthem and, you know, let's ban some books while we're at it, too."  But I don't use it.  I think it says something about your intelligence if you do use it honestly.

Barack Obama promised to radically transform the United States, and he did to an extent. But he dropped the radical posse and surrounded himself with people from within the system --- like the Clintons -- once he was elected.

But that's not what presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has in mind. He's no Swedish-style socialist. He's a radical, revolutionary communist who has surrounded himself and his campaign with people who openly advocate for Marxism and even support authoritarian governments.

On Wednesday's radio program, Glenn Beck broke down the biggest differences between former President Obama and highlighted just how dangerous Comrade Sanders' vision for America's future really is.

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Don't miss Glenn Beck's special, "Bernie's Radicals: The Fires of Revolution," exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

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The number of people serving life sentences now exceeds the entire prison population in 1970, according to newly-released data from the Sentencing Project. The continued growth of life sentences is largely the result of "tough on crime" policies pushed by legislators in the 1990s, including presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden has since apologized for backing those types of policies, but it seems he has yet to learn his lesson. Indeed, Biden is backing yet another criminal justice policy with disastrous consequences—mandatory drug treatment for all drug offenders.

Proponents of this policy argue that forced drug treatment will reduce drug usage and recidivism and save lives. But the evidence simply isn't on their side. Mandatory treatment isn't just patently unethical, it's also ineffective—and dangerous.

Many well-meaning people view mandatory treatment as a positive alternative to incarceration. But there's a reason that mandatory treatment is also known as "compulsory confinement." As author Maya Schenwar asks in The Guardian, "If shepherding live human bodies off to prison to isolate and manipulate them without their permission isn't ethical, why is shipping those bodies off to compulsory rehab an acceptable alternative?" Compulsory treatment isn't an alternative to incarceration. It is incarceration.

Compulsory treatment is also arguably a breach of international human rights agreements and ethical standards. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made it clear that the standards of ethical treatment also apply to the treatment of drug dependence—standards that include the right to autonomy and self-determination. Indeed, according to UNODC, "people who use or are dependent on drugs do not automatically lack the capacity to consent to treatment...consent of the patient should be obtained before any treatment intervention." Forced treatment violates a person's right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment.

It's a useless endeavor, anyway, because studies have shown that it doesn't improve outcomes in reducing drug use and criminal recidivism. A review of nine studies, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, failed to find sufficient evidence that compulsory drug treatment approaches are effective. The results didn't suggest improved outcomes in reducing drug use among drug-dependent individuals enrolled in compulsory treatment. However, some studies did suggest potential harm.

According to one study, 33% of compulsorily-treated participants were reincarcerated, compared to a mere 5% of the non-treatment sample population. Moreover, rates of post-release illicit drug use were higher among those who received compulsory treatment. Even worse, a 2016 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that people who received involuntary treatment were more than twice as likely to die of an opioid-related overdose than those with a history of only voluntary treatment.

These findings echo studies published in medical journals like Addiction and BMJ. A study in Addiction found that involuntary drug treatment was a risk factor for a non-fatal drug overdose. Similarly, a study in BMJ found that patients who successfully completed inpatient detoxification were more likely than other patients to die within a year. The high rate of overdose deaths by people previously involuntarily treated is likely because most people who are taken involuntarily aren't ready to stop using drugs, authors of the Addiction study reported. That makes sense. People who aren't ready to get clean will likely use again when they are released. For them, the only post-treatment difference will be lower tolerance, thanks to forced detoxification and abstinence. Indeed, a loss of tolerance, combined with the lack of a desire to stop using drugs, likely puts compulsorily-treated patients at a higher risk of overdose.

The UNODC agrees. In their words, compulsory treatment is "expensive, not cost-effective, and neither benefits the individual nor the community." So, then, why would we even try?

Biden is right to look for ways to combat addiction and drug crime outside of the criminal justice system. But forced drug treatment for all drug offenders is a flawed, unethical policy, with deadly consequences. If the goal is to help people and reduce harm, then there are plenty of ways to get there. Mandatory treatment isn't one of them.

Lindsay Marie is a policy analyst for the Lone Star Policy Institute, an independent think tank that promotes freedom and prosperity for all Texans. You can follow her on Twitter @LindsayMarieLP.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday's radio program discuss the Senate's ongoing investigation into former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and reveal new bombshell documents he's currently releasing.

Giuliani told Glenn he has evidence of "very, very serious crime at the highest levels of government," that the "corrupt media" is doing everything in their power to discredit.

He also dropped some major, previously unreported news: not only was Hunter Biden under investigation in 2016, when then-Vice President Biden "forced" the firing of Ukraine's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, but so was the vice president himself.

"Shokin can prove he was investigating Biden and his son. And I now have the prosecutorial documents that show, all during that period of time, not only was Hunter Biden under investigation -- Joe Biden was under investigation," Giuliani explained. "It wasn't just Hunter."

Watch this clip to get a rundown of everything Giuliani has uncovered so far.

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For most Americans, the 1980s was marked by big hair, epic lightsaber battles, and school-skipping Ferris Bueller dancing his way into the hearts of millions.

But for Bernie Sanders — who, by the way, was at that time the oldest-looking 40-year-old in human history — the 1980s was a period of important personal milestones.

Prior to his successful 1980 campaign to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders was mostly known around the Green Mountain State as a crazy, wildly idealistic socialist. (Think Karl Marx meets Don Quixote.) But everything started to change for Sanders when he became famous—or, in the eyes of many, notorious—for being "America's socialist mayor."

As mayor, Sanders' radical ideas were finally given the attention he had always craved but couldn't manage to capture. This makes this period of his career particularly interesting to study. Unlike today, the Bernie Sanders of the 1980s wasn't concerned with winning over an entire nation — just the wave of far-left New York City exiles that flooded Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s — and he was much more willing to openly align himself with local and national socialist and communist parties.


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Over the past few weeks, I have been reading news reports of Sanders recorded in the 1980s — because, you know, that's how guys like me spend their Saturday nights — and what I've found is pretty remarkable.

For starters, Sanders had (during the height of the Soviet Union) a very cozy relationship with people who openly advocated for Marxism and communism. He was an elector for the Socialist Workers Party and promoted the party's presidential candidates in 1980 and 1984.

To say the Socialist Workers Party was radical would be a tremendous understatement. It was widely known SWP was a communist organization mostly dedicated to the teachings of Marx and Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Among other radical things I've discovered in interviews Sanders conducted with the SWP's newspaper — appropriately named The Militant (seriously, you can't make this stuff up) — is a statement by Sanders published in June 1981 suggesting that some police departments "are dominated by fascists and Nazis," a comment that is just now being rediscovered for the first time in decades.

In 1980, Sanders lauded the Socialist Workers Party's "continued defense of the Cuban revolution." And later in the 1980s, Sanders reportedly endorsed a collection of speeches by the socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, even though there had been widespread media reports of the Sandinistas' many human rights violations prior to Sanders' endorsement, including "restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; denial of the right of association and of free labor unions."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Comrade Bernie's disturbing Marxist past, which is far more extensive than what can be covered in this short article, shouldn't be treated as a mere historical footnote. It clearly illustrates that Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" is much more than a $15 minimum wage and calls for single-payer health care. It's full of Marxist philosophy, radical revolutionary thinking, anti-police rhetoric, and even support for authoritarian governments.

Millions of Americans have been tricked into thinking Sanders isn't the radical communist the historical record — and even Sanders' own words — clearly show that he is. But the deeper I have dug into Comrade Bernie's past, the more evident it has become that his thinking is much darker and more dangerous and twisted than many of his followers ever imagined.

Tomorrow night, don't miss Glenn Beck's special exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is editorial director of The Heartland Institute and editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com.