Glenn explains how the story of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla applies to today

On radio this morning, Glenn shared an excerpt from chapter five of his new book Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America. The chapter, Edison vs. Westinghouse, explores the epic struggle for power between two great inventors and entrepreneurs. The story of these men, along with Nikola Tesla, offers a great lesson in business and ingenuity that has as great a meaning today as it did a century ago.

“Until an American car company took his name, most people didn't know who Nikola Tesla was,” Glenn said. “But you will because you need to… [Tesla] points to a future that is now totally possible… We're on the threshold of it right now. The Jetsons, it's here. It is the next chapter in the world.”

Tesla understood the endless possibility of technological advances that would stem from the harnessing of energy, but the profit-driven society he lived in prevented many of his ideas from being realized. Glenn explained that we currently find ourselves in a very similar predicament – one that could lead to the implosion of society or one that could lead to the next great technological revolution.

“Now the question is: Will we implode? Will we become a society that just falls in – and I mean this as globally – to communism. If China is the future, we're all in trouble because China is not innovating. China's not the ones that are coming up with the big inventions. We are,” Glenn explained. “The West is because you're free, and you have a right to a patent. And because you have a right to a patent, you know if you come up with something, you'll be able to keep it. And so you will be able to change everything, and you'll become rich. That's where capitalism actually works. But think of the changes that have to be [made to] court system, our government, our laws.”

Take for example Jeff Bezos’ announcement on Sunday’s 60 minutes that Amazon will be able to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less using drones. While the concept will certainly revolutionize the process of placing and shipping orders, it will also displace all of the mechanisms currently in place.

“Think of the displacement of all of the people that are in line for that delivery system now – all of the cars, all of the gas, all of the gas stations, all of the truck repair people, all of the uniforms, all of the little dolly things that they pull out of the back of the truck, all of the things right now that are dependent on something like Amazon shipping in their trucks,” Glenn said. “Now, you can fight that, but you'll never win. You can fight that. You can do everything you can to stop it, but you never will. Think about the drone as a use of home security systems. What does that displace? How about drugs? What's needed now to fight drugs because of drones? Think about how the world is on the precipice of change.”

A few years or even months ago, you probably would have laughed at the idea of a drone delivery system or a 3D printer. But now those advances are reality. Glenn asked the audience to really grasp that fact and to think boldly about what the future can bring.

“The way you think the world works, within 10 years, none of it will be like that. And I want you to really grasp that,” Glenn said. “I could have said to you that in the next eight months Amazon… will say we're going to have drones deliver your packages, and I would have been laughed at. I didn't say that because I didn't imagine that. But somebody else did.”

“This is truly the era of imagination,” he continued. “This is truly the era where Nikola Tesla was so far ahead of the curve, and we have those people now. They do exist. Ray Kurzweil is one of them. David Gelernter is another one. We have those men that are seeing way over the horizon, and they can imagine things that you and I can't imagine. But now we have the ability to do them. So as you think, as you create, as you believe, those things will now happen. It's a really exciting time, should you choose to view it that way.”

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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