Typical: Big Government trying to cut off one of the few energy life lines left

With everything going on in the world, it's surprising that our energy costs haven't started to skyrocket. What's saving us from rising costs? Fracking! But, of course, the EPA and big government are doing all they can kill this industry. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Glenn explained on radio this morning.

"I read something amazing last night on why we are paying so little for our energy costs.  With everything that is going on, why has our electricity bill not skyrocketed more than it already has?  The answer is fracking.  Fracking is so incredibly important to the United States of America, especially with everything else that is happening in our country.  When they're taking apart energy left and the right, the only thing that has saved us is natural gas.  The natural gas industry has pulled off a miracle.  You want to talk about divine providence, here it is:  Natural gas and fracking," Glenn said.

"Fracking unleashes natural gas in untold units.  We had no idea how much energy we really sat on.  We all guessed that we were an energy leader in the rest -- for the rest of the world, but it's absolutely true."

Glenn explained that when entrepreneurs first started fracking, they expected to reduce costs by about a third and as a result generate more natural gas that they could sell a lot of for a better price.

"They unleashed much more than they ever thought possible and it made the price of natural gas plummet to where it's almost free.  They can't pump it out of the ground.  They can't get -- they can't afford to do it.  Now these smaller companies are starting to go under because they invested in all of this infrastructure and because the price of natural gas is so low, they can't pay the mortgage payments on all of their infrastructure.  Some of them are going out of business.  Others are just starting to turn everything down, turn the pumps down, because they can't afford to pump it.  And so now our natural gas prices are expected to rise.  They have to," Glenn said.

"Here is American ingenuity and entrepreneurs showing you how to find clean and plentiful energy and to do it not with the government, in spite of the government and look what's happened."

"Now the government, of course, can't help them.  In fact, states are trying to stop fracking.  The EPA is after everybody now.  Anybody who's trying to produce energy, fracking is dangerous.  Is it, really?  Here's the additional problem:  The coal industry, which is -- the Obama administration is trying to put out of business, a lot of them took their coal fire plants and converted them over to natural gas-fired plants, knowing that fracking had just changed the game entirely, but now that natural gas has to necessarily skyrocket, what do we do with the coal fire plants that are no longer coal fire plants, they're natural gas plants?"

Glenn explained that EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding had even been caught admitting how Obama's policies are killing whole communities!

Spalding was caught on tape saying:

But know right now, we are, we are struggling. We are struggling because we are trying to do our jobs. Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision. You can’t imagine how tough that was. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.

"I want you to understand what he just said," Glenn said, "He's talking about an actual community, towns.  You just have to go away."

"Yeah, but he's the victim," Pat joked. " I'm destroying your life completely and it really hurts me to do that.  Oh, I'm in pain!  Don't you people understand my pain?!  Yes, you're without a home and a community.  I had to tell you that!  I hurt.  Okay?!"

"This is not just shutting down an industry.  This is stomping out the entire community," Glenn said.

Glenn heavily criticized the media for not covering this story and blamed it on a bias against the rural communities, and warned that if the Obama administration and the EPA are successful at killing energy industries that use fossil fuels, the impact will be irreversible.

"This isn't something like you make this mistake and go, 'Oh, man, we shut down the coal industry.  That was a mistake.  You know what?  Call them back up and tell them we're going to buy some more coal'."

"Wake your neighbors up.  Another four years of this is going to kill us.  It's going to absolutely kill us," he said."

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

Watch the video clip below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

Watch the video clip below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.