Glenn Beck on Tuesday said it’s not a coincidence that the same people seem to appear at the scene of every “national outcry,” whether it is Ferguson or Baltimore. It’s part of a larger plan to turn more control over to the government, he asserted on his television program.
“When people are bewildered, they tend to become credulous,” Beck said, sharing a Calvin Coolidge quote. “The professional agitators, the community organizers, the race hucksters, they understood this all too well when Coolidge said this. And I think they still do.”
“It’s not a mere coincidence that all the usual suspects descend on the scene of every national outcry,” Beck continued. “It is by design.”
Beck asked why, for instance, Al Sharpton made an appearance at the protests in Baltimore.
“He’s the race guy, right? He’s working with the president. So he’s there sending the message that there’s a race problem,” Beck said.
But Beck pointed out that 3 of the 6 officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are black, which led Beck to believe there was a different reason Sharpton was in Baltimore.
He played video of Sharpton saying: “We need the Justice Department to step in and take over the policing in this country. In the 20th century they had to fight states’ rights to get the right to vote. We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases…”
“It’s not about race,” Beck interpreted. “It’s about handing more power to the central government. The DOJ taking over policing — does that sound ridiculous? … The only chance it would ever gain traction is during a crisis. So Al Sharpton travels to Baltimore and cashes in on the crisis!”
Beck said the events he predicted years ago are coming true, and “radicals, Islamists, communists and socialists” are working together against Israel, capitalism and stability.
“It’s playing out right now. This was the main theme in Seattle this weekend, in Baltimore, in Dallas, in Oakland — all over the country these things were happening,” Beck said. “This isn’t anything grassroots. This is the same tired script.”
If all police agencies become a part of the federal system, it will be more difficult for states to resist federal intrusion, as the feds would gain more boots on the ground, and the states would have fewer.
Which is probably a major reason that it is being pushed.
I want law enforcement to answer to the people that they serve, not the beaurocrats in DC.