Welcome - Fusion Magazine, March 2010

Photo Courtesy of George LangeHello America,

With 2010 under way, it's time to fully embrace my new approach to, well, just about everything, especially the way I talk about the big problems facing our country. The last two years have been like a national sucker punch —bailouts, handouts, rising unemployment, creepy politicians, even creepier banking executives and a virtual collapse of the entire economy. Considering that, it makes sense we've spent these last two years in a state of shock, wondering how things got so bad so fast. But it's now time to move on. Enough with admiring the problem! It's like every weekend in the spring and summer when you look out at your yard and think to yourself, "Didn't I just mow the lawn last week…how did it grow again so quickly?" Stare all you want and wonder while you eat your cereal—eventually, you know you're gonna have to face the problem and get mowing.

2010 is the time for offering solutions and moving forward aggressively. There's no more time to waste. Essentially, you have a choice to make and it shakes down like this: You're either with James Madison or Karl Marx. It's time to pick a team. Of course, I'm not saying that there isn't room for a greater diversity of opinions, but I am saying that Madison and Marx are the two ideologies—right now—fighting for control of your country. Both are revolutionary, but one is more in the "muskets, freedom, good guys winning" vein, whereas the other is more "crazy-bearded, no individual rights, everybody speaks Russian." I think you know which is which.

Most importantly, you can't just take a pinch of Madison and a dash of Marx and try to come up with your own recipe. Washington is a big fan of this approach. They like to get you thinking that it's "progressive" to be open-minded about political thought and ideologies, and all that ends up doing is diluting your passion and distracting you from their real agenda. The political "pick and choose" approach just won't work—these two ideas are diametrically opposed to each other.

Right now as you're reading these very words, your country is being run by those who've chosen the Marxist approach. It's impossible to argue otherwise. You've heard me talk about President Obama back when he was Professor Obama and teaching the beliefs of Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals. Alinsky wanted to take from the haves and give to the have-nots (he got to decide who was whom), and said, "The ends justify almost any means," and "[success] or failure is determinant of ethics." Funny, I've always thought that ethics and decency is where we started our discussion in and about America? But to guys like the morally bankrupt Alinski, and those who taught and follow his teachings, they're a mere after thought. That's Marx, not Madison, and that isn't me and I know it isn't you either.

Washington refuses to have this debate over the future of our country out in the open. They refuse to de- fend their "Madison or Marx" choice or be accountable for that decision to we the people. Not me. I proudly choose Madison. I choose liberty, individual rights and personal responsibility. In the coming months, I'll be talking about three more essential cornerstones in the foundation of my American Revival: The ideas of Faith, Hope and Charity. You won't find mention of those in any of Karl Marx's teachings, but they lie in the soul of Madison and inspire our desire to stop merely thinking about the problems facing America and start implementing the solutions.

Madison or Marx? I've made my decision, and it's time to make yours. Let's get to work.

 


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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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