This observation from author Glenn Beck on page 81 of his important new book “Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say” sounds perfectly reasonable to me. And yet the “progressive” leaders of both political parties in the administration and in the Congress steadfastly refuse to acknowledge that many of our most pressing problems even exist. The situation is further exacerbated by the mainstream media whose total lack of journalistic ethics continue to aid and abet our government in keeping the American people largely ignorant of the monumental problems this country is facing. For those who have been following Glenn Beck’s heroic attempts on radio, TV and in books to inform the American people of what is really happening in this country much of what is contained in “Cowards” really comes as no great surprise. But for the vast majority of Americans the case laid out by Beck and Kevin Balfe in this book should prove to be a real game-changer. It is all here, beautifully laid out, written in easy-to-understand language and fully documented. If you think of yourself as a reasonable person with a fairly open mind then you really should consider reading this book.
Let’s not mince words here. Much of what you learn in “Cowards” is bound to frighten you. It should. Take Kevin Freeman, an economic analyst commissioned by the Pentagon to evaluate the fallout from the 2008 economic crisis. What Freeman has to say about it is chilling. Mr. Freeman concluded that terrorist organizations could indeed wreak havoc on our economy in myriad ways. You sure won’t hear about this from Rachel Maddow or Wolf Blitzer. Their complete lack of intellectual curiosity is astonishing! Yet, when a Washington Times reporter asked a high-ranking government official about these threats he simply dismissed it by saying “Nobody wants to go there.” Meanwhile Kevin Freeman was told in no uncertain terms that there would be retribution if he ever publicly discussed his findings. Now if you listen to our esteemed U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano you would think that all is just hunky-dory along the Mexican border. Nothing could be further from the truth. Did you know that more than 100 tunnels have been discovered between Mexico and the United States. You will find a compelling full-page photo of one of them on page 105. And were you aware of just how violent the Mexican drug cartels really are? What I learned in this book sent chills up my spine.
Speaking of frightening you will learn in “Cowards” who the billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros really is. His organization Open Society Institute (OSI) supports a cornucopia of far-left organizations and foundations. His stated goal is the fundamental transformation of American society. Sound familiar? Soros counts among his allies the public employee unions and a whole host of radical left-wing organizations. The more you read about this guy the scarier he becomes. You need only read about his “Secretary of State Project” to know precisely what I am talking about. Incredibly, Soros has come out of the shadows and is now pursuing his radical agenda right out in the open. This only serves to prove the stranglehold this man has on the media and so many of America’s leading institutions. Then it’s on to Jim Wallis, a man who masquerades as a mainstream religious leader. Trust me he is anything but. Wallis was a member of the Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960′s and has been associated with radical leftist causes for his entire adult life. This is a man who espouses the same radical ideology as Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder and Barack Obama. Wallis has emerged as a leading proponent of President Obama’s statist agenda. Glenn Beck calls him “Obama’s left-hand man”. This is a slippery and dangerous fellow that you really do need to learn more about.
In subsequent chapters of “Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals and the Media Refuse to Say” Glenn Beck goes on to discuss several more of the most pressing problems this nation is facing including our pathetic educational system, the threat posed by radical Islam and the relentless attack on free speech and religious liberty that we see all around us. “Cowards” is punctuated by impressive photographs and memorable quotations. I found the format of this book to be a bit dizzying at first but once I got used to it I realized that the technique is extremely effective. It reads and looks like a textbook which I believe is exactly what Glenn Beck had in mind. After you read “Cowards” be sure to pass it on to a relative, friend or neighbor. I would characterize this volume as a “handbook for patriots”. The American people really do need to know what is going on out there. And they are certainly not going to learn the truth in the mainstream media. Very highly recommended!