Skip to comments.The Progressive End Game: Top Down, Bottom Up, Inside Out
Posted on 03/27/2013 2:05:53 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
Top down, bottom up, inside out. Its a strategy thats been going for a hundred years that progressives have used to accomplish their agenda. The elites like Mike Bloomberg and George Soros believe they know best and they are doing whatever they can to take advantage of crisises in America and across the globe to push their plans. Just in the past few weeks, this strategy has been applied to global economy, war, and gun control. On tonights Glenn Beck Program, Glenn went through each and explained what the ultimate outcome of the progressive end game could be.
Below, Glenn addresses the situation in Cyprus and how it impacts the global economy:
Lets start with Cyprus and money. Cyprus, a small little island that nobody really cares about, and a last-minute deal was reached that will spare the East Mediterranean Island a financial meltdown. Oh, well thats really good news, right? Well, not really, and not really good for you.
The Bank of Cyprus is going to be shut down and then turned over to the Greek banks but arent they in trouble? But heres what they did. Deposits over 100,000 will be frozen. Now, 100,000, thats about $130,000. Theyre going to be frozen and then used to resolve government debts and restructure. The government plans to take an estimated 30%, maybe up to 40%, of all of the assets from the frozen accounts.
Now imagine, first of all, a week ago it was going to be between 6 and 10%, but what theyve decided is to freeze peoples account, anybody who has $130,000 in their bank account, freeze them and then pay off all the government debt. Can you imagine that happening here? The media is reporting this massive, multi-billion-dollar theft as a deal that saved the day. But did it save the day, and what does it really mean? What does it accomplish?
Well, if youre a Marxist radical, it accomplishes an awful lot. First of all, it redistributes the wealth, redistribution of wealth, but that redistribution of wealth will cause civil unrest because of a couple of things. First of all, anybody who saved for an entire lifetime for a retirement, if you played by the rules, you know, youre screwed, youre screwed. Theyre going to take your money.
But more importantly, and something I dont hear anybody in the media talk about, small companies, any small companies with payrolls to meet. For instance, were a small company. I have all of my money in the bank. Well, if somebody took 30 to 40%, and first of all, froze my bank accounts, Im not going to be able to pay my employees because everything is in the bank. And then, if they decided to take 30 to 40%, I cant meet payroll, which means unemployment goes up and so does strife, so does hunger, so does anger. Wait a minute, thats almost like civil unrest. So what they did causes the top coming down. Taking this causes the bottom to rise up.
More people take to the streets, the goal of the radical left, and the Progressives have successfully confiscated private funding for the greater good first time, no private property. Thats very unconstitutional, but its Cyprus, so why pay attention? Unless, its not like anybody here has been saying about this kind of stuff.
President Obama: Thats why I have proposed taxing the record multibillion dollar profits of oil companies.
Hillary Clinton: I want to take those profits, and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy
I want to take those profits. Got it. So theres no private property because they know better. Theyre the ones that made the mistake, the people I dont know about Cyprus, but here, weve been saying stop the spending, and Im telling you, they will do what theyve just done. This is a test. Cyprus is a test, and really its all about control. I mean, it empowers. Who do you think it empowers? Do you think George Soros, Bloomberg, Al Gore, Warren Buffet, Bill Clinton, and all those people, do you think theyre going to be impacted by this sort of confiscation at all, or do you think theyll be emboldened by it?
Do you remember when I said spit yourself out of the system because you know what, if youre not designing the system, youre going to be a slave to it? Do you remember that? Do you think the people who sat at the table trying to work this deal out, to approve confiscation of 40% of everybodys asset that has anything in their life savings in a bank, do you think they approve that if they went, Oh, gee thats going to hit me 40%? Do you think they were affected by it at all?
This kicks the snot out of everybody who comes up behind because the Soroses and the Bloombergs of the world, they dont care. They got theirs, and theyre designing the new system. And what happens, this kicks the snot out of everybody whos semi-rich behind them, anybody who has $130,000 in the bank. This creates greater instability in the region. It causes runs on the bank. You watch, it will happen, but also instability politically speaking for a couple of reasons.
Inside out, theres no private property. You cant trust the rules anymore. Inside out, a new power class. Theyve just destroyed everybody who was coming up, so anybody who made the rules, those are the people that now have the money for power. But youve also made new enemies, the people in Germany. The Cypriots now are saying, Germans, those evil Germans. Its not the Germans. Its not the Germans. Whos making the decisions? Watch the other hand. But also Russia up to 40% of the Cypriot bank deposits are estimated 40% to belong to Russian businesses and individuals worth about $32 billion. Okay, thats not a good idea.
Dmitry Medvedev, he called the actions of Cyprus the stealing of the stolen. Dont steal from the mob. Do the people in Cyprus not watch the news? Have they not seen what happens to the enemies of Russia and those people who they dont like or steal their money? Journalists mysteriously fall out of buildings nine stories up. Dissidents are mysteriously poisoned to death. Political enemies, like this guy just this weekend, ended up mysteriously dead in the bathtub. Hmm, I wonder what happened there.
Everything that happened in Cyprus is a major progressive victory. Okay, top down, no private property, redistribution of wealth, take the savings. Bottom up, its going to cause unemployment, civil unrest, and those who saved are screwed, and runs on the banks. Inside out, no more private property, new power class, and new enemies. Top down, bottom up, inside out, its happening with money, and this is just the beginning.
Next, he tackled the growing unrest in the Middle East:
Next, we go to war. This ones strange. Somethings happening here, and I cant really put my finger on it yet, but its not good, not good. Let me show you this. Do you remember this video? This video we ran when I was over at Fox. The IDF will routinely inspect flotillas heading to Gaza to ensure that there are no weapons on board, and the aid is truly humanitarian and everything else. Nearly all the time, these inspections happen without incident, but this flotilla was different, and we knew about this flotilla going in. We knew about it because we covered it almost live as it happened.
The IDF soldiers were ambushed and immediately attacked by activists and beaten with iron bars. Some soldiers were stabbed. I know these things because we have the video. There they are, beating them. We have the video. Ive talked to members of the IDF. Ive talked to leaders of Israel. Its very clear what was going on. One of the soldiers was tossed overboard. An activist wrestled a gun away from an Israeli soldier and opened fire. The Israelis then shimmied down from helicopters and returned fire, and nine activists were eventually killed in the fight. This was clearly a case of self-defense. No one in the media covered it. We did.
I covered it for months, the only one that was covering it. But now, nearly three years later, something happened over the weekend. Israel formerly apologized for this. Theyre paying compensation to activists and the families. I saw the video. Whats up with that? Israel doesnt apologize for things when they know theyre in the right, so why now? Whats different? We are, the United States of America. We have virtually no power left. This apology indicates the disillusion of Americas long-standing with a strong alliance with Israel and I think a signal to the rest of the world. We dont count anymore. Even Andrea Mitchell called Obamas and Netanyahus relationship one of the worst shes ever seen.
Andrea Mitchell: Its gotten off on the wrong foot, and theyre trying to fix it, but it is one the worst relationships I can remember. And Ive covered ever president going all the way back to Ronald Reagan.
Yeah, no hes the best friend. Israel understands this. It understands that it can no longer count on America to watch her back, so theyre going to start playing their own game now, and right now theyre just trying to buy as much time as possible. I think they know that theyre appeasing Turkeys anti-Israeli Prime Minister, a good friend of Barack Obamas, and they know theyre not going to win him over, but I think they hope that theyre going to slow him down.
Im not entirely comfortable with this explanation of whats going on, but so far its the best theory that Ive heard or read, and it seems to make sense. But something else is afoot. There is a clock that has been started on the war front. Something has started. One thing that stuck out with President Obama is that he is oddly beating the war drums on Iran, saying were going to do everything possible to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Hes gone on and on about this.
President Obama: And I will repeat, all options are on the table. We will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from getting the worlds worst weapons.
Okay, hes starting to sound more like me five or six years ago. Ive been saying for years that Iran is the head of the snake. Its not Iraq. Its not Afghanistan. Its Iran. And Ive been warning that this is extraordinarily dangerous because they believe in creating world chaos. Why? Because it will hasten the return of the 12th Imam. Whos the 12th Imam? The one that radial Islamists believe is the savior of all mankind. Others, who shall remain nameless at this point me think that he might be the literal Antichrist, and no, not this guy who, come on, lets be serious, he looks just like Barack Obama. Come on, how do you deny it? How do you deny it? Its like father and son here, just like the guy who last night played Herod. See this guy? Do you think its a coincidence that this guy looks just like Harvey Weinstein? I dont think so.
Anyway, just a few months ago, the vice presidential debate, Joe Biden was laughing about Iran, dismissing the possibility of war. Do you remember?
Vice President Biden: This is a bunch of stuff. Look, heres the deal
Martha Raddatz,: What does that mean, a bunch of stuff?
Vice President Biden: Well, it means its simply inaccurate.
Rep. Ryan: Its Irish.
Vice President Biden: It is. We Irish call it malarkey.
The only reason why Im bringing this up is because they were so clear there was no war. There was nothing with Iran, and now I keep reading, and most of the people in the mainstream media I dont think is noticing it. Most people who are watching the mainstream media are noticing, but theres a change. What has changed? Why is Mr. Diplomacy now threatening war? Why is this so important all the time?
Even a few sources of ours have come up and said, oh, theres war right on the horizon. Why? Why? Because this is now the last thing that we should be doing, because that will set the Arab world on fire. Is it that nows the time, because if you set the Arab world on fire you could set the whole world on fire? So the Iran situation is escalating, and then on top of it, you have the latest from Syria. Why is no one really talking about this?
The opposition has a new prime minister in Syria, going to head up the effort to form a new government post-Assad. Who is he? Well, hes a friend of ours. Hes a good friend of ours, this guy. Hes great. He was born in Damascus. Then he left Syria in 1980 and became a naturalized American citizen. In fact, he was neighbors with us. I didnt know this at the time. I wish I wouldve known. He resided right here in Texas. He was the choice of Syrias Muslim Brotherhood. Isnt that great?
Now, there was one objection, besides mine, to his appointment from the free Syrian army, and wouldnt you know it, I mean, such bad luck. The day they announced that they were against the Muslim Brotherhoods guy, there was a bad, nasty car crash. Well, it wasnt a crash as much as it was POOF! And he gets himself blown up, so, it was just a coincidence and what timing, huh? I mean, cars mysteriously explode all time, especially, I dont know I havent checked yet, but it might have been a Chevy Volt.
This is all about the Brotherhood. Hitto is the man now, and hes been there for quite some time. If you look at his resume, boy he loves the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust, the Muslim American Society. He was a representative for CAIR who definitely has nothing to do with terror or Muslim Brother what?
Many of these groups have been identified as part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, he went to Turkey just at the end of last year, well last December, and then he goes to Syria just a few days ago. Isnt that weird? So this guy was living right down the street from us. Theres the studio. Right there, the Texas, theres TheBlaze studios. That little black dot, thats the Muslim Brotherhood guy. We were neighbors. Why didnt we have barbecue or go see a Cowboys game?
The next day, hes over in Syria as the new prime minister of the opposition forces fighting to get a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt-style government implemented post-Assad. Whoa, thats weird. Its almost like this is further confirmation that everything in our documentary called The Project was true.
The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the White House, this administration. It is alive and well inside of our borders, even the great state of Texas. And you know what else is weird, that America was running guns from Benghazi to the Syrian opposition. At the same time he went over to Turkey, our boats were landing in Turkey, and we knew full well that those guns were landing in the arms of radical Muslim Brotherhood fighters. Its almost again like what reported and nobody else did about Benghazi attack being connected to gunrunning operations are true. Wouldnt it be nice if somebody else would connect the dots from time to time?
Heres something else nobody else bothers to report on or connected the dots on, Americas popularity in the Middle East. Guess what, we are so popular right now. Support for the United States of America in Egypt Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan is great. Its a little lower than it was in 2008 in the closing year of George W. Bush, but hey, you know, we faced some headwinds. Our approval rating now do we have it our approval rating right now is 15%. Okay, like I said, a little lower, you know. Its down about 20% in the last four years, down from 35% during the last year of Bush. It was so bad at 35%, this guy was going to save us, and now its at 15%. Wait a minute, that sounds a little like bottom up.
Now why is our approval rating so low in the Middle East? Because we have the savior, right? Heres why, because at least during the Bush, Clinton, Reagan years, we did go to bed with dictators that we didnt like. I mean, we were in bed with dictators and were like, Ooh, I just cant get clean, but now were seducing them. Now were taking brutal Islamic thugs, and were dressing them up in something low cut and lacy. Say, is that a bomb in your pants Mr. Muslim Brotherhood, or are you just excited to see me? Thats whats happening.
Were propping up the Muslim Brotherhood, a band of radical Islamists who want to control every aspect of human life. Kind of sounds like the Progressives, doesnt it? They are worse than the previous dictators, and were putting lipstick on these pigs and my apologies to pigs.
Look at the words of Mohammed Morsi this weekend about those people on the streets, bottom up, that are protesting him. He said this weekend, If I am forced to do what is required to protect this nation, then I will do it. And I fear that I might be on the verge of doing it. Uh oh, that doesnt sound good. Sounds an awful lot like what Adolf Hitler said right after the Night of Long Knives. President Obama supported this guy was well. No wonder people hate us.
The top is coming down even more, and the bottom continues to rise. And we are sowing the seeds of discontent literally, arming the Syrian opposition and funding a civil war and wooing the opposition leaders in the wings. And who stands with Hassad youre going to love this. Youll never guess. New Alliance, war with Iran, Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, we were gunrunning. Bottom up, discontent on the Arab streets, nobody likes us anymore. We have a new alliance. This is inside out. Were powering the Muslim extremists, and were also making enemies of Russia. Wait a minute, oh thats right, thats right. They stand with the other side, dont they? Wait a minute, those of the same guys that the Western banks pissed off. What could possibly go wrong here? Nothing, Im sure. When we come back, the last piece of top down, bottom up, inside out. We go to guns.
Finally, Glenn detailed the escalating efforts of the progressive elites to disarm the American people through increased gun regulations:
Glenn: Alright, last piece here I want to tell you about is guns. Look whos leading the charge now to dismantle the Second Amendment. Its this guy:
Mayor Bloomberg: I think I have a responsibility, and I think you and all of your viewers have responsibilities to try to make this country safer for our families and for each other, and if I can do that by spending some money and taking the NRA from being the only voice to being one of the voices so the public can really understand the issues, then I think my money would be well spent. And I think I have an obligation to do that.
David Gregory: So youll spend money on ads?
Mayor Bloomberg: Were starting to run ads today or tomorrow.
Okay I cant take it. Please pray for me as we get into writing this speech for the NRA convention in about a month from now. Im going down, and Im going to give the keynote address at probably the most important NRA convention of all time, and boy Ive got a lot to say. Im not sure I should say all of it, but heres a guy who views himself as a one-man warrior versus the special interests of the NRA.
Okay, lets go over this. The NRA is a group with about 5 million members. Mayor McFascist is one person with $30 billion. So you know, the $30 billion, more than George Soros and a butt load more than the Koch brothers. So which one, the 5 million or the one is about the special interests? Which ones about the Constitution, one with 5 million supporters, one with giant bank accounts?
Now, to be fair to Mayor McFascist, he also has Hollywood on his side, and I mean, theres really a group of people that are, I mean, who could be more in step with mainstream American values than a Canadian in Hollywood?
Jim Carrey is the latest boob to actually support gun control, and he released the parody song oh look, and hes mocking country-western music and Hee Haw. He released this on the website Funny or Die, and after watching the painful 5 minutes and 56 seconds of this atrocity, attempt at comedy, I think its clearly or die for this one.
He called the song Cold Dead Hand, and in it, he mocks Charlton Heston. He also goes on the say, Cold Dead Hand is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Yep, thats me. I say screw the kids, Jim. Sorry if youre offended. Jim, Im not offended, but Im not surprised that youre blinded by the lights in your eyes. You dont see the hypocrisy here? I mean, in your upcoming film Kick-Ass 2, theres oh thats a gun in your hand nor the fact that you allegedly have armed bodyguards to keep you safe.
You at home, no, youre not important enough to have armed bodyguards. Of course, you could have them. You just have to pay for em. What? Whats the problem? Hes paying for em.
Dana Loesch tweeted about this, and after absolutely demolishing him, he said this over the weekend: Id like to respond to all the conservative pundits out there personally but Im far too busy NOT stumping for the gun companies! Yeah, what are you implying you dope, that were getting kickbacks from Beretta? I feel like Im at the end of Scooby Doo and I wouldve gotten away for it, too, if it wasnt for that pesky kid.
They make a product that we use. I mean, was Sally Struthers stumping for the food companies? Or did she see a bigger picture, no pun intended. Jim, look, lets be honest with each other. Im sorry that youre not feeling well. It was a bad weekend for you. Bad weekend for me, I had to put my dog down. You had a pretty big box office bomb, and you know, Burt Wonderstone sounds good. Im thinking that maybe we should send it to Syria. Then, theyll have the biggest bomb in the Middle East.
Let me explain this to you nice and slow because I speak Canadian. I proudly give the money to the NRA that I give because the NRA is standing up for the Constitution when nobody else will, and they work for us. You see, this is the way that government is supposed to be, at least here in America. I dont know what its like in Canada, but here in America, the government works for us. But see, Canadians, like you, come down here and try to convince us and people in, you know, universities, you know, and other morons, they try to convince people that you work for the government. But thats not how it works.
Now, the gun lobby, theres 5 million of us. They work for us. See, were not their puppets. Theyre standing up to the people like you because we dont have the money that Hollywood and Bloomberg and everybody else has. Now, I know thats how you feel about President Obama, and I and millions of others, you know, dont. I mean, I dont believe that government knows better than me, and I do believe, as Mayor Bloomberg you know, doesnt, that the government is infringing on the right of my freedom.
Mayor Bloomberg: I do not think we should ban most things. I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.
Oh, he does believe that we should infringe on rights. You see, I believe in the individual. He believes in himself. I believe in the individual, for liberty. I believe in individual freedom, to live my life, and you live your life. You want to make funny faces, thats cool. It works for you. It did for a while. Then do it. Do everything you want as you see fit, as long as it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. Thats the way it works. If you or I make poor choices, then I believe we have to have maximum personal responsibility and live with the consequences of those choices.
Im not a puppet. Im not looking for a puppet. Im a man, and I really just want to be left alone so I can be busy helping others and creating jobs, but thanks for the Canadian sidebar there, I appreciate it. The American Constitution gives us the right, and I will defend it. And Ill look for all like-minded Americans that will stand against mister-take-your-soda-away because its bad for people.
You see, a peaceful government is not the norm in human history. Its a fluke. Its a freak. What keeps a government in check is a responsible citizenry which we dont really have very much; an educated people. The teachers unions and the universities have pretty much taken care of that one; or a media that is responsible and tethers themselves to the truth. We havent had that one for quite some time, either; and people, willing to stand up to the power of the man, as long as the man is trying to violate principles.
Now, I thought that you wouldve been with us on that last one. I dont know how you anti-fascist, anti-controlling government people suddenly have found yourself either in bed with or actually playing the role of the man, but really you should look at yourself in the mirror, I mean, without making all those funny faces that you do that were so funny about 15 years ago.
The rest of us are busy protecting the right to defend ourselves, especially when the government is going all top down, bottom up, and inside out, especially on the Second Amendment. And whats really strange is they are infringing, and they are mocking top down. At the same time theyre doing that and flipping the Constitution, turning things inside out, theyre trying to take away our right to defend ourself, at the same time theyre threatening to cut back police and releasing prisoners in the name of sequester. So what would be the result? What would be the result of releasing prisoners and also all of the policies that they have from finances and all of the really pissed off Arabs in the world? What do you thinks going to happen? Chaos, fear, crime.
So people are rightly worried about the safety of their families as government is not enforcing the laws, and if you dont believe me, watch this.
Wayne LaPierre: Look, were 5 million families, were 80,000 law enforcement families, were 11,000 law enforcement trainers. We want to make people safe. Thats what the NRA does every day.
Thats what it was really all about, and they are rightly upset, because the Constitution is being threatened by Progressives armed with an agenda, not the truth, and agenda. We have gun laws on the books, enforce them. If the Second Amendment is allowed to be infringed, what does it mean for the other amendments, the charter of negative liberties that so many Progressives say is outdated and no longer useful? What is the endgame, and can they win, next.