History Decoded: Brad Meltzer explains the conspiracies surrounding Area 51 & Leonardo Da Vinci

Brad Meltzer’s new book, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, provides fascinating insight into 10 of the greatest conspiracies of all time. From D.B. Cooper to the fate of John Wilkes Booth to Area 51, Brad investigates the claims behind some of the most notorious conspiracies in American history.

After talking about D.B. Cooper, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the conspiracy behind the Confederate gold, the White House Cornerstone, and the Spear of Destiny over the last few weeks, on radio this morning, Brad joined Glenn to talk about Leonardo da Vinci and Area 51.

Brad began with a recap of Leonardo da Vinci.

“So Leonardo da Vinci is the number 4. We're counting down the top greatest conspiracies of all time. We all know the Da Vinci Code, and it sells a lot of books and that's great.  This is the real version,” Brad said. “This is a guy, you know, talk about the great, true Renaissance thinker, right? He invents the submarine. He invents SCUBA. He invents a pre-helicopter, all the times when nobody in the whole world should be thinking of these things… But what he has is this book called the Codex Atlanticus. And a codex is really just a collection of ancient works. That's what it is. And it's really a collection of his notes… It's almost like a file cabinet of da Vinci's brain. So all the things he was working on, all the sketches, all the notebooks, all the papers, they all get put together.”

The value of a da Vinci codex is in the tens of millions of dollars, but what makes the Codex Atlanticus unique is that it is missing a page. At some point in history, page 1,033 was removed and believed to be lost. A few years ago, while going through an old Italian library, a woman found what appeared to be a da Vinci drawing. The sheet of paper was later verified to be page 1,033 of the Codex Atlanticus.

So why all the fuss about this particular page?

“And what was so fascinating about it and why people were so obsessed with this one page is it was the only page in Leonardo da Vinci's entire codex, in his entire book that was about prophecies,” Brad said. “And now you have a real mystery, right? Why hundreds of years ago, centuries ago does someone go and rip out the one page on prophecies that Leonardo da Vinci writes about?”

In History Decoded, Brad explores a lot of the different conspiracies surrounding the page. Since we all know that da Vinci liked to hide symbols and messages in his works of art, people have tried to decode the drawing on page 1,033. Others have made the case that da Vinci actually had prophecies in many of his paintings (i.e. the flood in the Mona Lisa). But none of this truly explains why the page was removed from the Codex Atlanticus.

To learn more about Brad’s research on Area 51, watch the clip below:

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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