'Glenn Beck': Faces of The Weather Underground

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," July 28, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: We're talking tonight about the Weather Underground manifesto written in 1969 by these guys.

This is Bill Ayers. This is Bernadine Dohrn, his wife. And this is Jeff Jones. They all are in and around the president.

She has been working on the Gaza flotilla. He's been working on the stimulus package here in New York and showing they can spend it in government. And he is, of course, working on education.

Their goal back in 1969 was kill the capitalist system and install world socialism.

I contend, if you read this, America, you see exactly what they're doing. Tonight, we're going over it and then we're going over it again tomorrow, the second half of it. It is — it is frightening, frightening stuff.

We stopped at — there's no property rights, because the ignorant masses — you know, the bigots or the stupid — they like the free market. They have some stuff.

And what the ignorant masses don't understand — by the way, that's you, you're clinging to your silly traditions and your God and your guns — the truth is: your wealth really isn't your wealth. In a truly progressive society, in this society that they wanted, wealth belongs to the world.

Quote, "The relative affluence existing in the United States is directly dependent upon the labor and the natural resources of the Vietnamese” — remember this is written in the 1960s – “the Angolans, and the Bolivians and the rest of the peoples of the third world. All the of the United Airlines Astrojets, all of the holiday inns, all of the Hertz's automobiles, your television set, your you're your wardrobe already belong, to a large degree, to the people of the rest of the world."

Now, when I first read this, I thought, boy, where have I seen this before? And then, it dawned on me. George Soros-funded, the Tides Foundation — which that funded the "Story of Stuff," which is now shown, most likely, in your child's school.



NARRATOR: Then, along came the corporation. Now, the reason the corporation looks bigger than the government is that the corporation is bigger than the government. Of the 100 largest economies on earth now, 51 are corporations. And as the corporation has grown in size and power, we've seen little change in the government where they're a little more concerned in making sure everything's working out for those guys than for us.


BECK: If you're familiar with this, we played this before. It shows how we have gone and raped the rest of the world and so our stuff isn't ours.

Yes, it is all of this capitalist greed that is causing all of the problems on the entire planet. It is our system and it is set up to make sure that it stays that way — and the Weather Underground talk about it's going to stay that way by force.

They complained about the police. You remember, if you're my age, you remember in the 1960s, people used to call the police — not people that I knew — but hippies used to call the police "pigs."

Well, apparently, the “pigs” had the audacity to believe that people have a right to own their own property. Weather Underground, quote, "Even when there is no organized political struggle, the pigs come down on people in everyday life in enforcing capitalist property relations. They guard stores and factories and the rich and enforce credit and rent against the poor."

Can you believe this? The pigs actually believe that you should pay rent. Well, that hardly seems fair — especially with all of the predatory lenders out there.

See, here's the problem: pigs will enforce the property rights.

So, what do they do? What do they suggest? Well, redefine "crime." There's a great way — redefine the crime.

So, you are squatting in a house that you're not paying for, you're not paying your mortgage for, well, maybe it's because of — maybe you're not the problem. Maybe it is the bank — the predatory lender — maybe they're the problem. Maybe that's what it is.

But a clearer example of this of what they suggested is what ACORN is doing: take it. ACORN now is house-squatting.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is our house now.


BECK: There they are — they're going — I don't know why we only have that piece. But this is ACORN going in on a house that has been foreclosed, and they are just taking it.

Well, when you see the world as a place that property isn't owned by the individual but instead the collective, and, really, the rest of the world, it makes sense to see redistribution of wealth as the only response to virtually every single problem.

Weather Underground: "It is the oppressed peoples of the world" — gee, where did we hear oppressed again? Oh, yes, that's right, from Jeremiah Wright — "the oppressed peoples of the world who have created the wealth of this empire and it is to them that it belongs. The goal of the revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interests of the oppressed peoples of the world."

Well, have they reached that goal of controlling the wealth?

I showed you at the top of the show the financial regulation bill that is passed, is now law. We found out at Fox today that — you know, there's a little sticky thing — they can shut you down now. They can shut you down if you're a threat to the government.

We've talked at length about the financial regulation bill. But now, you can't even question them. Freedom of Information Act? Nope.

Now, let's not forget that Van Jones expressed this — taking the wealth and giving it to the oppressed people when he spoke about Native Americans.


VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS “CZAR”: No more broken treaties! No more broken treaties! Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth!

JOEL ROGERS, LAW PROFESSOR: And I think ultimately, the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume in terms of energy and material resources in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.


BECK: You remember, they're talking about taking your money from the United States of America, even the poorest among us, and giving it to another country, another part of the world.

I don't have to tell you that the policies we're pursuing all seem to be magically aimed at these redistributive goals, do I?


DONALD BERWICK, HEAD, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID: Excellent health care is, by definition, redistributional.


BECK: OK. To complete this change, you have to have an enemy. Oh, you must have an enemy. Who is that enemy according to the Weather Underground? Well, I'll show him to you, next.



BECK: I'm going to ask to DVR the show tonight and tomorrow. And tomorrow is even spookier. Tomorrow is — tomorrow, we're going into how to seize it. And it's really — a lot of it is about your kids.

What we are doing is we're going over the manifesto. You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. This is 1969. It is from the Weather Underground. This is another part of it.

This is "Prairie Fire." This is an original copy of this. I'm going to show you something at the end of the show about this that will blow your mind. These people, in education — this one is working with peace missions like the Gaza flotilla. This guy is working in New York with the Apollo Alliance.

These guys are all tied in and around the president. They are former radicals that wrote this plan. This is Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Jeff Jones. They wrote this plan. The goal of the plan, which you can get free, front page at GlennBeck.com — please download this — "kill capitalist system, install world socialism."

That's what their goal was. We showed you how they were doing it. And the reason why I am playing all of the video along with it is because I want you to ask yourself — this is irrelevant if it is 1969. Who cares?

But when you see what they said to do and then what we're doing — I'm telling you, with everything in me, this is what the United States of America is doing right now. This is what is happening to us. Please, read this.

The end of the week, we have some solutions for you. But when I left off, we were going to expose the enemy of the Weather Underground. They said you – to be able to do this, you have to have an enemy.

So who is their enemy? Quote, "management personnel, corporate lawyers," well, I actually agree with them on that, "Higher civil servants and other government agents, army officers, et cetera, because their job categories require and promote a close identification with the interests of the ruling class. These strata are enemies of the revolution."

Got it? Management, corporate lawyers, the evil executive class
— they are enemies of the revolution. I mean, they just don't want to pay their fair share. Is there any attack at all that seems familiar now?


BARACK OBAMA, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: I think that whether you are a white executive living out in the suburbs who doesn't want to pay taxes to inner city children, for them to go to school.

HILLARY CLINTON, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE: The other day, the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits.

JOE BIDEN, UNITED STATES VICE PRESIDENT: It's time to be patriotic, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut. And the way to do that is they are still going to pay less taxes than they paid under Reagan.

OBAMA: I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of, you know, fat cat bankers on Wall Street.


BECK: America, I can play video over and over and over and over and over and over again, but just a few of the highlights to make the point. This is not just about America, because here, step five is we have to become global citizens. Global citizens. What is it that the president has said over and over we need to become?


OBAMA: And a fellow citizen of the world.


BECK: That's right. Citizens of the world — that's right. Quoting the Weather Underground, "Any conception of socialist revolution, simply in terms of the working people of the United States, failing to recognize the full scope of the interest of the most oppressed peoples of the world, is a conception of a fight for a particular privileged interest and it is a very dangerous ideology."

All right, how many times have we talked about on this program that the unions are becoming global. And I've wondered how does a union go global and protect the interest here in the United States? Because that doesn't have the best interests of the American worker in mind.

To put it in the words of the most frequent visitor to the early Obama White House, Andy Stern, a former member of SDS which these people came from, and the president of SEU (sic) and now the man who is on the president's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, here's what he said.


ANDY STERN, FORMER PRESIDENT, SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION: We're in the process of building a global union. Trade went global. Capital went global as you said. Companies went global. Workers of the world unite. It is not just a slogan anymore. It's a way we have to do our work.


BECK: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. Workers of the word unite? Oh, yes. That's right. It's part of the things that I've read from these old documents from Congress when they were investigating communists.

Workers of the world unite — I've heard that because that's the communist slogan. Maybe he learned that in SDS and hasn't shook it yet. Will the average American give up their own well-being to embrace the socialist version of global equality?

Well, the authors of this and the Weather Underground — they knew. They understood it's not going to work, so they had to develop a battle plan.

Here it is, "On the whole, people don't just join revolutions because revolutionaries tell them to. We must transform people's everyday problems and the issues and the struggles growing out of them into revolutionary consciousness, active and conscious opposition to racism and imperialism."

Wow. Wow. Where have I heard that? I remember where I've heard that before. Can we put it on the 103 over here, please? Where have I heard that before? I remember now — Michelle Obama, before the election. Here is what she said.


MICHELLE OBAMA, UNITED STATES 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 it to a different place.


BECK: Move into a different place. Transform the everyday life. Well, how do you do that? How do you do that? How do you accomplish a massive step towards global socialism?

Well, what I believe is the most sinister recurring narratives of the left. They just tell you that you can't do it. You can't make it. You can't make it. You need them. You can't make it.

The odds are stacked against you, quote, "The masses will fight for socialism when they understand that reform fights, fights for improvement of material conditions, cannot be won under imperialism."

That's capitalism today. "You must make them feel hopeless" is what they're saying. And they target the youth and make them believe that the system is stacked against them.

You will — you will see this on tomorrow's program. Oh, if you get the youth, they look to you for all of the answers. Youth unemployment, they say, is three times average unemployment. New people in the labor market just can't find jobs, job stability.

And of course, when they do find jobs, young people get the worst ones and have the least seniority. Well, that is how it was when I was a kid, too. That is the way it works.

When you see acting out like this, when you see this, who are they going for? They are going for the campuses. They are the pigs going after them. You see it again. What are they doing?

It's interesting also to point out that the unemployment rate in America is 9.5. The teenage unemployment rate is 25.7. African-Americans, age 16 to 19, are 39.3 percent unemployed.

A main contributing factor to that is that they raised the minimum wage. Who gets hit the hardest? Those with the least seniority, the youth. And then, back in a minute — back in a minute with this.


BECK: We have spent this show talking about the Weather Underground and their manifesto and their ideas that are being implemented today. That is your job. Make no mistake. We are undergoing fundamental transformation of America.

And tonight, I am doing a prime time live event on GlennBeck.com — live, you and me. We'll be able to ask questions. You'll be able to ask questions of me. Also we're debuting a brand-new documentary on fundamental transformation. It's a half-hour long and it is hair-raising.

How much of your freedom has already been lost? And what lies ahead? Go to GlennBeck.com and sign up for the Insider Extreme now. Knowledge is power.

Now, with the message that I just gave you, you will never make it. The whole world is against you. Well, you might as well fight for a revolution if you're young. "Useful idiots" is what Stalin used to call them. I mean, you're never going to be comfortable. You'll never make it. You'll never live your dreams.

Well, who is preaching this? A ton of people, but my personal favorite is Michael Moore. Quote, "Listen, friends. You have to face the truth. You are never going to be rich. The system is rigged in favor of the few and your name is not one of them. Not now. Not ever."

In his book, he actually bolded the phrase "you're never going to be rich." It's amazing because he was born poor and is now rich. The winning movement isn't all about philosophy and propaganda. It's also about boots on the ground, the strategic backing for the high-minded ideals.

Who do you get to protest? Who do you get to march? How many times have you wondered, why protesters, how these protesters all got there? They are being bussed from different areas. People seemingly disconnected.

How do people become professional protesters? Well, it is not a new idea. The Weather Underground strategized all of this regarding the youth movement decades ago. And I will show it to you when we return.


BECK: Tomorrow, we're going to start here, using our kids. And then, we'll show you community organizing and everything else that is happening in America as part of the manifesto from the Weather Underground.

Now, remember, here is the thing. Back in the 1960's, this was the man. These were the pigs. This was you, the average family. You were safe at home and everything. And these were — they called themselves "the people," but they were the radical revolutionaries.

But what has happened? These people have all been cleansed through the system. And now, they're just the regular people. They are you. The man is up here, but he is with them. And you are the racist and the terrorist, and so are the pigs, and soon, will be the soldiers.

They flipped places. Now, you have to ask yourself, because people do stupid things in their lives. They do stupid things in their lives. These people have, you know, they did stupid — but did they change?

Well, we went through some of their books. This one is — this one is probably my favorite, "Sing a Battle Song: The Revolutionary Poetry, Statements, and Communiques of the Weather Underground," edited by Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers and Jeff Jones.

Here's the editor's preface, "Each of us have included our reflections on the period and the writings that we share common sense that they are of historic value. And although we each cringe at the overheated rhetoric and the bombast" — not the bombs — "but the bombast, we all rejoice at the militant resistance to war, racism and imperialism."

They stand by these. What I showed you, there is no turning point in their life. And it is in the just these people. I ask you again
— how many radicals do you know? How many people were in SDS?

How many people do you know? How many people do you know were in the Weather Underground? This man is surrounded by a ton of them. And when you see the manifesto that the people — they may not be. I don't think he has this on his desk or anybody has this on their desk.

It is just part of them. Hillary Clinton — she was — wrote a love note as their college thesis on Saul Alinsky. It's there. You decide. You decide if it makes a difference.

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