Democratic Socialism spun as ‘innovative, millennial-friendly’ — here’s the reality

On Tuesday, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district, in the most shocking upset of the political season. Ocasio-Cortez is an activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Who are the Democratic Socialists of America and what do they stand for?

"Democratic Socialist will not be covered [by the media] as the radicals that they are," said Glenn Beck on today's show. "They'll be covered as innovative, millennial-friendly upstarts with fresh ideas on how to rescue and save the country from the tyranny of white patriarchy and capitalism. It will be covered as a people's movement. See, this is what people have been clamoring for under the tyranny of President Trump."

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The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are not a political party but rather the largest socialist activist organization in the United States. Two groups that have been around since the early 1970's merged to form the DSA in 1982: The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the New American Movement. The SDS is the group that produced such nefarious characters as Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and the Weather Underground terrorist group that was responsible for 25 bombings in the early 1970's.

In 2011, the DFA joined Antifa in the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement. They also support the Black Lives Matter movement and have raised funds for abortion rights movements.

"The DSA's crowning achievement, I would say, would have to be their push to make Bernie Sanders president in 2016," said Glenn. "Part of that effort included their 'People's Revolution 101' program, in which the Democratic Socialists of America sponsored seminars teaching people basic democratic socialist principles."

According to their website, the mission of the DSA is to bring about the end of capitalism through a commitment to "restructuring society. The 'DSA Constitution' reads, in part:

We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships.
We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America.

"There's no way around it, Socialism and Communism are kissing cousins. The only difference is when this concrete strategy begins to fail, that's when somebody grabs a gun and Socialism goes to Communism. Socialism really is just diet-Communism," said Glenn. "Putting 'democratic" before Socialist … makes it seem, I dunno, a little less Stalin and more Bernie Sanders."

Watch the clip below to hear more from Glenn.

Democratic Socialism spun as 'innovative, millennial-friendly' -- here's the reality

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district, in the most shocking upset of the political season.

This article was provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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