A whistleblower from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV Tuesday to discuss a disturbing “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program that encouraged federal workers in attendance to chant racially-charged and controversial phrases. The training was reportedly part of “a broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.”
As TheBlaze previously reported, video of the sensitivity training session, conducted by the USDA, was published last week by Judicial Watch after the group was tipped by a whistleblower. Critics have accused the USDA of allowing their workers to be indoctrinated.
Beck began Tuesday’s show by recapping some of the most outrageous statements made by the seminar’s diversity awareness trainer Dr. Samuel Betances. Here’s your refresher course:
“I want you to say, America was founded by outsiders. Say that. Who are today’s insiders, who get very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, the pilgrims were illegal aliens. Say the pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.”
Many of the federal employees at the “diversity” sessions chanted back at him. Watch the shocking footage below:
Another USDA whistleblower, whose voice and face were disguised, told Beck that he took a stand and eventually had to walk out of the divisive diversity training seminar.
“We were invited to attend the event, obviously, and I will say it was an invitation, but we were certainly highly encouraged to go as a part of our ‘cultural transformation’ initiative,” he said. “And he went into the whole conversation about pilgrims. And it was at that point that I said, ‘I’m done’ and I got up and left.”
The whistleblower said there were a number of USDA employees who “laughed” at first and saw the presentation more as “entertainment.” He also said the workers didn’t seem to grasp the gravity of what they were being asked to do.
When asked if he had seen anything else like the recent “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program, the USDA whistleblower said employees have been subjected to traditional online webinars and other diversity programs, but nothing to this degree.
The USDA employee said the speaker, Dr. Betances, explained that he wanted to his audience to use the word “bam” as a way to reaffirm what he was saying, similar to the way church members might say “amen” during a sermon.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said there was obvious “psychological reconditioning” happening at the seminar. And he says it was intentional.
“That’s brainwashing with a smile,” he said from Beck’s Dallas studio. “And anyone who believes differently doesn’t know how this side of the isle operates in trying to get people to rethink their views on race and sex, and they’re views that are quite radical.”
Beck pointed out that Dr. Betances he made $200,000 on the USDA seminar, however, “that’s nothing” compared to how much he has been paid by the federal government. In other words, he didn’t just give one seminar out of the blue.
He has reportedly been paid a whopping $2.8 million by the Department of Defense alone and $3.3 million total.
“Why do you suppose that your co-workers didn’t get up and walk out with you?” Beck asked.
“I have to think some of them — there probably was some intimidation, the idea that they need to be there or should be there. I think some of them, frankly, buy into the idea,” he replied.
The whistleblower told Beck that he has decided to remain anonymous because he has a family to take care of and he fears retribution by the federal government for speaking out.