Liberal confesses: I loved “Eye of Moloch”

"Have you seen the review of the Eye of Moloch in the Guardian?" Glenn asked Pat and Stu this morning during the radio show.

Yes, that's right, The Guardian published a "review" of Glenn's latest thriller the Eye of Moloch — the sequel to best selling novel The Overton Window. The review titled, "A liberal confession: I actually enjoyed Glenn Beck's latest book,"

Detailing Glenn's current professional track, The Guardian writes,

"He is only on the radio for three hours a day, but his nascent cable network, The Blaze, produces 43 hours of original programming a week – all of it filtered through Beck's idiosyncratic paranoid-libertarian outlook."

That's not the last time the writer uses that word: "paranoid."

"Forget comparisons of Beck to Rush Limbaugh. It's more apt to say that Beck is like Fox News' president, Roger Ailes. In fact, that Beck oversees a network in addition to a curated home-shopping website means we should probably be comparing him to Oprah. She might market aspirationally: "buy these things so you can live a beautiful life," but Beck's marketing (of "sun ovens", food insurance, and canning implements) is more direct: "buy these things so that you can live."

Beck's paranoid style is familiar to outsiders to the point of parody: the blackboard, the possibly-for-show glasses, the garbled code words,hidden symbols and copious tears. I wonder if it was his growth as a reliable punchline that prompted him to move from Fox to a more insular platform. Since you have to subscribe to The Blaze to watch his meltdowns and lectures and meltdown-lectures, there's less chance that someone who disagrees will stumble upon the madness and expose it. Conspiracy theories thrive in closed systems."

Ironic that the paper that gave Snowden a public microphone would be so quick to call someone paranoid about government overreach, but she doesn't stop there.

"And so she goes on to say that it [Moloch] really makes sense," Glenn explains. "She said,'I did laugh out loud when he described how a government run by progressive goons would throw up roadblocks to free speech on the Internet by starting pointless flame wars.  In the bowels of a detention center, former agitators are put to use.'Okay.  She goes on.  She said, I read that and 'now that I think about it, it all makes sense.' So she goes on and on and on discrediting me as saying at the same time this makes sense and you have to see what he's saying here," Glenn continues.

"But she keeps calling me paranoid. And the reason why she's calling me paranoid on this is because we are being monitored and we are being listened to and we have government progressives that are doing nefarious things. And I couldn't help but read this and realize — and wonder when it will dawn on her that it was her newspaper that broke the Snowden story.  So as they mock me for saying the government is doing these things that they are reporting."

If you were watching Glenn on TV or listening on radio the week that his book came out, he noted how unbelievable it was that the Snowden story broke at the same time because of the similarities in the Moloch storyline. Yet despite the fact that The Guardian broke the Snowden story AND she admits the premise of the book is reasonable, she labels Glenn as "paranoid" for putting it out there.

"It's incredible," Glenn noted. "The minds of people have been so closed and that's I think the secret to life.  The secret to life is to never close your mind, to always be willing to listen to the other side, to always be willing to listen to somebody who has a differing point of view and say, now wait a minute, explain this to me again before I dismiss you as a total kook.  What is your evidence here?  What is it that you're saying?  You have the guys from the Tides Foundation saying this isn't a Trojan horse.  What does that mean is this who is that guy?  Well, who was he talking to?  Okay, you have a couple of the senators saying the same thing and they're connected how you?  They are connected to the Tides Foundation how?  You have this from the president.  Why has he changed his point of view?  It's so easy, unless you have a closed mind.  And everybody who says that you're closed‑minded, I want you to ask yourself, has the opinion of this nation changed in the last eight years?  Has your opinion of what's really going on, of what the Republicans really are ‑‑ forget about the Democrats.  What the Republicans really are.  In the last eight or ten years, has your opinion of George W. Bush changed at all?  Why?  Is it because the press?  Or is it because you did your homework and you realized, "Wait a minute.  I was wrong on a few things.  How is your opinion of the war?  Is it because of the press?  Is it because of propaganda?  Is it because it made you popular, or is it because you've done your homework?"

Glenn continued, "See, I contend we're the ones with the really open mind because we're the ones who have changed.  We're the ones who have changed.  They haven't noticed it, but we're the ones who have said, "Wait a minute.  Our side was wrong.  Our side was big‑time wrong for a long time and what are you doing?  You're just ‑‑ you're getting your news from the movies.  We're actually challenging ourselves and reading and learning, and learning history and then putting things together.  And you can call us conspiracy freaks all you want, but I got news for ya:  You're the closed‑minded one because without any facts, you make judgments.  We require facts before we make our judgment.  And then when we put those facts together, you may disagree with them, but you won't even listen to our side.  Where we're forced to listen to yours."

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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