Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Glenn Beck’s Overton Window is Today’s Chilling Story

Glenn Beck’s Overton Window is Today’s Chilling Story

April 5th, 2011

The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of, but because they’re here, they probably do.

The “elites” of the world view me as a “useless eater.”  I understand this and the evil thinking behind it.  I’m just a no-name blogger who is not only of no use to the elites, but in my writings, I am a small voice of opposition to their goals of a one world order, because I write about the virtues of true liberty with personal responsibility, the fragile preciousness of American sovereignty and the overarching truth of God’s Word.  That makes me an enemy of the state of the elites.

These thoughts are always in my mind, but recently they have been larger in my thinking after my trip back home to Texas.  My dear 82-year-old grandmother died on Tuesday, March 22, after suffering for a while with severe breathing problems.  Despite my previous vow to never fly again, especially in light of the overbearing and invasive Transportation and Safety Administration’s (TSA) excessive policies, I found it necessary to fly home for her funeral.

I was pleasantly surprised at the smooth trip.  The TSA workers were polite, and even though my city’s airport has one of those nude body scanners, it was not in use, so I did not have to choose between having my body groped and having a pornographic image made of myself.  The only thing I dealt with besides walking through the metal detector was the stupid requirement to remove my shoes, for which I had the Muslim moron Richard Reid, aka “the Shoe Bomber,” to thank.

On the return trip, I had a three-hour layover at Dallas-Fort Worth.  I had finished reading the novel I had brought along for time-killing, so I browsed a book store in the airport.  And, there they were: paperback copies of Glenn Beck’s The Overton Window. So, I thought, “I’ll bite,” and I bought a copy.

The first thing I noticed about the book was the strange depiction of the Statue of Liberty on the cover.  I immediately saw that although it looks like the Statue of Liberty, it is not an exact likeness.  This is explained in the book.  It turns out the figure is an imaginary cross between the Statue of Liberty and the Colossus of Rhodes.

Although the story is fiction, there are many true events woven in throughout the book.  After a disturbing prologue, the story opens in New York with the protagonist, a young man named Noah Gardner, who is the son of a powerful public relations magnate, Arthur Gardner.  The character of Noah’s father is loosely modeled after Edward Bernays, who was a nephew of Dr. Sigmund Freud and an American pioneer in public relations and propaganda.

Noah meets and is smitten with Molly Ross, whom we recognize as a type of Tea Partier, although she is not called a Tea Partier.  She belongs to a group called Founders’ Keepers, and she recognizes that “the America as we know it is about to be lost forever.”

The story goes from there as Noah is forced to face the hard truth of a globalist takeover of our country in the aftermath of an unheard-of attack on the United States.

I was impressed with Glenn Beck’s skill as a storyteller.  His writing style is fresh and distilled, not given to excessive descriptions or flowery words to say what he wants to say.  The story is fast-paced and intense, and it is apparent that Glenn and his team did a boatload of research in crafting the story.

The Overton Window concept is explained in the book and on the book’s back cover,

“There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future.  It manipulates public perception so that ideas once seen as radical become acceptable over time.  Move the Window and you change the debate.  Change the debate and you change the country.”

I have Glenn to thank for a song being stuck in my head right now.  One of the book’s characters, a member of the Founders’ Keepers group, is a man named Danny Bailey.  As soon as I read his name in the book, Elton John’s song, “The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909—1934)” from his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album popped into my head and has been playing off and on ever since.  I don’t know if Glenn considered the ill-fated character in the song when naming his book’s character, but it could be that he did.

Glenn’s book highlights the long-standing plan by the globalists to assimilate America into one world governance.  It’s plain that we’re just a moment away from it, even at the door.  Many of us are waiting and watching for “the event” that plunges us into a total police state where citizen patriots are rounded up in special detainment centers—for our own good and the good of the country, of course.

The events in The Overton Window are entirely plausible.  You cannot read this book and think it can’t happen here.  Our  nation is teetering on the brink of financial collapse.  We cannot imagine a situation that makes the Great Depression look like a walk in the park, but we are being set up for just such a time.

What about a catastrophic terrorist attack?  Whether an attack is done by Islamists or shadowy globalists, the result would be the same, and our already vanishing liberties could be suddenly and completely swept away in a tide of martial law.  Our government and military have done extensive planning for just such a scenario, and Glenn includes citations in the back of his book of a few example stories.  In fact, he includes forty pages of footnote-type citations in the afterward of the book.

The elites have been hard at work for at least a hundred years in our country, determined to undermine our free republic and subvert the Constitution.  They want the United States to be like the rest of the world, where freedom exists only in theory, if at all.  While the elites have worked toward their goals, most Americans have slept and allowed the government to mutate from servant of the people to master of the people.  Glenn points this out in his book.  Glenn also illustrates in the book the fact that I mentioned in the first sentence of this column about being viewed by the elites as a “useless eater.”

As our nation has collectively turned its back on God, killed millions of our babies in the womb, and embraced all manner of sinful behavior, it should come as no surprise that we are getting the government we deserve.  In reading The Overton Window, you get a powerful sense of powerlessness in the face of global evilists—yes, there’s a nice new term for us—but it’s not written as an entirely hopeless situation.

Although the evilists in Glenn’s book do not fully succeed in implementing their age-old plans, you can see they’re on the brink of doing so.  Can we stop them?  That is the question, and I know the ultimate answer in this world is no, because the Bible tells me so.  But, that still does not mean we are without hope.  Those of us who cling to God through Jesus Christ have all the hope in the world, and we know how this story ends.  It ends very badly for the enemies of God and the kings of the world.

Glenn’s book ends on a clear “sequel forthcoming” note.  The future Overton Window book or books have many storyline possibilities, and it will be scary to read them.  Some of us occasionally read novels as a distraction from our real-world lives and problems.  The Overton Window is not a distraction from the real world, but a focus on the world as it is.  So, if you’re looking for an escape from the world, this book is not for you, but if you don’t mind looking reality in the face and staring into the eyes of the truth behind the lies of the world, I recommend a dose of The Overton Window.

Originally from Texas, Gina is a graduate of William Carey College in Gulfport, MS, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Gina currently presents an audio blog on News Radio 104.9 FM in Biloxi, MS. Her blogs can be heard twice weekly on the Kipp Gregory morning show.

If you have not read The Overton Window… it is a must read, for both the fiction and non-fiction fan!!

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