This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," November 9, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GLENN BECK, HOST: Welcome to the "Glenn Beck" program.
America, tonight, I ask you to watch this program with an open mind. I ask you to put your partisan differences aside and really listen. And then do your own homework. Don't take my word for it. Research yourself. This is far too important.
The topic tonight and tomorrow night: George Soros.
The things that are happening in this country that don't make sense — Van Jones said something that bothered me over the summer. I mean, he said a lot of things over the years that have bothered me, but one comment in particular over the summer stuck with me. And it was this:
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VAN JONES, FORMER GREEN JOBS "CZAR": You handle the top down. But it's also the bottom-up and inside-out — top down, bottom-up and inside-out. So, now, your challenge as you leave here, our challenge, is to take care of that bottom-up part and that inside-out part — the hard part.
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BECK: That's not — that bothered me because I know who this guy is. He's a communist revolutionary. A guy who pined for the days of Stalin, the Iron Curtain went down. Something is wrong there.
Well, it really bothered me until recently when I started looking into all the George Soros connections and the size and the scope of his reach.
And let me tell you something — I said to you, read up on George Soros. There is plenty of ways to read about him. These are all books about George Soros, many of them written by him. So, there is no shortage of information. Read them. Read them.
The comment doesn't bother me anymore, I understand what it means. And that's why that comment now frightens me. And I will put it in perspective tonight and tomorrow. Pull back the curtain and reveal what that actually means and it will terrify you.
There are a couple of other things that you'll understand. First of all, in 2003, Soros and a partner funded the new $5 million liberal group MoveOn.org. Well, MoveOn.org, what exactly is that?
Well, you remember it. This is the group that originally called General Petraeus, "General Betray Us." It was despicable.
Well, who had they tapped for the executive director of MoveOn.org? This guy, Zack Exley. I've never heard of him before. Do you know who he is?
Well, he previously had trained activists for the anarchist group, the Raucous Society. These are the riots in Seattle helped orchestrated by this guy — more on that in just a minute.
Oh, by the way, he's also a blogger for The Huffington Post, which is interesting because The Huffington Post gets money from George Soros. Oh, and he's also a fellow with the George Soros Open Society Institute.
Violent radicals. Oh, and by the way, it's just not that phrase that came — George Soros has been following him as he originally funded the Ella Baker Society, or the Center for Human Rights. And then, of course, he was on the Apollo Alliance. And then, when he got fired from the White House, he went to Center for American Progress, which is also funded by George Soros. Radicals. Radicals.
Oh, the Open Society Institute, in case you don't know what this is — don't worry, you will in the next couple of days. The Open Society Institute is George Soros' most important group. It is really spectacular. It is his philanthropist arm. This is where he really — he looks for Mother Teresa to give out his precious money. And, boy, did he find Mother Teresa.
Well, not exactly. He found to head this organization, the founder of the violent activist group SDS, Students for a Democratic Society. You don't know what they did in the '60s? You will.
One string, $425 million every single year — the strings that are being pulled by the puppet master.
BECK: Hello, America.
There are a few working parts to a puppet show. There is the puppet master. Here. There is a stage. There's the audience. There are the strings to each puppet. And then there's the story.
There is also why? Why is the story? Why is the show happening?
What is the puppet master? What is his motivation? Is it for the money? Is it for entertainment? Is it personal gain? What is it?
Make no mistake, we are watching a show. The stage is the world. It's television, it's newspapers, it's speeches, it's the political elections, it's what's happening in Washington. You are the audience.
And like any good show, they do have one goal in mind: they want you to feel something. But most shows don't have a hidden meaning behind it, they just want you to laugh. They want you to be entertained.
This one — not so much. At the end of the show, you have a choice to make. They want you to get up from your seats. Of course, they have in mind what they are planning on you choosing. And they are just using this stage to try to make a case and convince you of it. It's really propaganda.
Here's the propaganda book. Here it is. This is actually from one of Wilson's. Nasty, nasty guy. This is a book that I've told you before on propaganda that Hitler used, Goebbels.
I just want to show you in propaganda, this is D — now, this is what's taught in schools. "D, democracy is administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses." That's great. This is Edward Bernays.
Let me give you the whole quote here. He says, "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government" — an invisible government, maybe almost a shadow government, remember that — "which is the true ruling power of our country."
Do we have a shadow government? Answer it now. Remember how you answer it. And then answer it again after today's show and tomorrow's show.
The question is: Do we have a shadow government? And if we do, who are those intelligent minority that is guiding us through? And where are they guiding us to?
If you skip past all of the puppet and the strings, if you stop looking at the puppets, themselves, you have to see who's behind the puppets. Who is choosing the puppets and the players? Who's the puppet master? George Soros.
Now I am sure that this will be called a conspiracy theory. And quite honestly, a year ago, two years ago, I wouldn't have believed it myself.
But it is right out in the open. I encourage you: Do not take my word for this. Do your own research.
And don't go to conspiracy Web sites or anything else. Go to his own books. Go to biographies written about him. Go to things that are well-documented like "60 Minutes," things that are well known for their accuracy.
We have all of the materials that put this show together at GlennBeck.com and in my free e-mail newsletter. I want you to see the footnotes on this program. Do not take anything I say as gospel tonight. I want you to decide for yourself.
I want you to question with boldness. Is George Soros a man who says, yes, you will be perfect and you will be perfect? Is he really a puppet master? And if he is, how does he control? How does he control?
Well, let's start with this. Let's just take a couple of examples here on what George Soros has said and then see if there's any connection to anything. Soros spoke at Columbia University. He talked about urgent need for campaign finance reform.
I want you to remember — questioning our elections is important to George Soros. You'll understand in about 20 minutes. Well, he wanted to have a campaign finance reform. He thought it was important. He spoke at Columbia University about it.
Well, Open Society, his little group, Open Society, started by the guy with SDS, it was one of only a handful of groups that spent $123 million to push finance reform. Soros quote said, "Do something about the distortion of our electoral process by the excessive use of TV advertising." So, he wanted to make sure that lies couldn't distort things.
Well, it wasn't long after that speech at Columbia University that, lo and behold, Senator Russ Feingold, a progressive, and a few months later, with John McCain, a Republican progressive, came with a proposal in hand for what would eventually become the McCain-Feingold Act. The irony, if it is, is that McCain-Feingold ultimately led to the explosion of 501(c)(3) groups which can advertise at will — 501(c)(3) groups.
Oh, 501(c)(3)groups, you mean like Sojourners or Color for Change or the Tides Foundation or Media Matters or People for the American Way or MoveOn.org, Center for American Progress, the Apollo Alliance, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights — you mean those things?
You see, we had the McCain-Feingold Act and then mysteriously, almost unbeknownst to everyone, those groups became very powerful, much more powerful. And guess who controls most of the most powerful? George Soros.
George Soros, in the aftermath of 9/11, talked about police action as an alternative to war. Now, did anybody pick up on that? This is what he
said: "War is a false and misleading metaphor in the context of combating terrorism. Crimes require police work, not military action."
George Soros. Here he is, the Democratic candidate for president, adopting crimes require police work not military action positions:
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SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-MASS., MARCH 19, 2003: What we've learned is that the War on Terror is much more of an intelligence operation and law enforcement operation.
KERRY, JANUARY 11, 2004: The War on Terror is far less of a military operation and far more of an intelligence gathering, law enforcement operation.
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BECK: And that's what we have now in our office, starts with George Soros.
Days after President Obama was elected, George Soros again set the agenda. He said, quote, "I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets, because they are not allowed by the Constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost would be between $300 billion and $600 billion range."
Well, what was on Obama's — the first thing on his agenda? The $787 billion stimulus bill. Gee. I remember this and I remember saying at the time, who wrote this? It was too complex. It was too early in his — oh, yes, that's right. The Apollo Alliance.
Where does the Apollo Alliance come from? The Tides Foundation. And where does the Tides Foundation get a lot of their funding? George Soros.
Soros also heavily promotes green jobs in cap-and-trade. Also, days after Obama was elected, he called for a new energy bill. "I think this is a great opportunity to financially deal with global warming and energy independence. The U.S. needs a cap-and-trade system with the auctioning of license for emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new environmentally friendly energy policy that would be yet another federal program that could help us overcome the current stagnation."
Well, Congress introduced — but you stood up, you said, I don't think so. The audience started to revolt. Cap-and-trade failed.
Now, through Freedom of Information Act, we find out that the Department of Energy and the EPA actually coordinated their response to damming reports on green jobs from Spain with the help of George Soros and his Center for American Progress — which gets their funding from here, George Soros.
Here it is, December 9th, 2004. Also there was this piece of information. This guy. Where is Eli? Eli Pariser, there he is. He headed the Soros group, the front group MoveOn.PAC.
Now, he wasn't upset that Kerry lost. Why? He explained this is an e-mail, this is important that you understand.
Quote, "In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC and proved that the party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. It's now our party. We bought it. We own it. And we're going to take it back."
Do you understand what just happened? George Soros got rid of all of the corporate money through McCain-Feingold which then allowed all the 501(c)(3)s to come in, this one might help and this one might help and this one might help.
And all the 501(c)(3)s now make their party lift their hands. The money is the string. They control everything. They tell the party what to do.
You've been watching the show. You think Democrats are still Democrats? They're not. They're not.
I want you to understand there are two kinds of puppets here. The first puppet is the puppet organizations, you know, I don't know, this is the musicians union and maybe this is SEIU, and the AFL-CIO, and ACORN. Their job on stage is to create an illusion of a big dramatic movement that is happening, a grassroots.
You know how Nancy Pelosi is always saying, oh, that's a grassroots and that's Astroturf? Right. They're doing something on the stage. And they're getting you to believe something. But it's all part of the show.
The second kind of puppet is an individual puppet. It could be John Kerry. It could be Van Jones. It could be Andy Stern, Richard Trumka, perhaps President Obama.
Have you ever wondered who is at the other end of a BlackBerry? No president has ever had that. That was a security risk.
Why did we spend so much money? Who does he need to talk to? Who does he need to see text from? Who's writing the damn speeches on the teleprompter everywhere?
There are also two storylines. If you — if you would come to a show, there's always two storylines and you'll see it in different movies about stages and stage performers. Even "Moulin Rouge" is just a favorite movie of my family.
Two stories — there is what's happening on stage, and then there's the one behind the stage. You don't ever see what's happening behind.
But the story that they're telling on stage and they're acting out, you know. Oh, the government needs to spend more money to stimulate the economy. No, no. We need more government intervention. Those evil rich people won't spend their money. We need more taxes. All that. You know this story line.
But how much of it is real? How much of it is orchestrated? Well, there's only one way to find out that answer and that is you have to look behind the curtain.
On this program over the years, we have shown you the people who are taking our country apart piece-by-piece and we've shown it to you in their own words. Well, we didn't expect to find many of the things that they said, because many times they've said these things and they thought they were behind the curtain. They didn't expect you to see these words — words from even the president of the United States.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal health care program. The single-payer health care plan, universal health care plan. And that's what I'd like to see.
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BECK: He's at the AFL-CIO. That wasn't part of the story line. That wasn't supposed to be revealed. That was behind the curtain. He was talking to the AFL-CIO, behind the scenes.
Over the next couple of nights, we'll do our best to give you a complete tour of the show, the puppet, the money strings, the story lines, behind the stage, everything. Not just the parts they want you to see — and again, I don't want you to take my word for it. I want you to read all of this yourself.
All of the links and information and additional reading material will be available at GlennBeck.com. Also in my free e-mail newsletter, you can sign out for it there. Also, we have put it on TheBlaze.com. There are new stories about George Soros today.
And also amazing stories about violence from MSNBC. We have a commentator last night saying that we wonder if there should be a revolution. Of course, he's saying now, of course, the answer is yes, and maybe even a violent revolution. It's amazing — it's amazing what you are missing when you don't know what you're looking for.
This isn't a conspiracy. That was on MSNBC. It's all out in the open.
I believe you take a man at his word and George Soros has publicly dedicated his life to this. He has even said he's willing to die for what he believes in. Here he is.
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GEORGE SOROS, OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE: In the things that I am engaged in, I'm actually willing to put my life at risk. And I think it makes me feel much more complete.
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BECK: Well, you complete me, George. I'm willing to put my life at stake and so are many people in America. It's what you believe in.
But what is it that he believes in? He has tens of billions of dollars all flowing in, pulling strings. His tentacles are everywhere.
What is he going through all of this trouble for to achieve? Well, globalization. George Soros believes, quote, "The main obstacle of a stable and just world order is the United States." Let that sink in for a minute. The main obstacle of stable and just world order is the United States. We'll pick it up next there.
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