Glenn: The reason why we're so unplugged as a people is because we no longer understand the farmer

Glenn often talks about the incredible technological advances that have been made in the last decade in relation to century-long Industrial Resolution. What is to come in the next decade, Glenn believes, will be as powerful as the Industrial Revolution, but once it begins, it will never slow down. “It's just going to churn and churn and churn and churn,” Glenn said. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why we must learn to respect and understand the principles and work ethic of our farmers in order to survive.

The thing that is going to be really critically important is values and principles and knowing who you are and knowing where you came from and knowing that you are capable and powerful and born for a reason because everything is going to turn upside down. I've told you this for years: It's going to turn upside down much more so than it already is. Let me just give you this one.

Within ten years – I think it's closer to five – you will look back on these days and you will think these days were the good old days. These days made sense. That's how much the world's going to turn upside down. So what do you do to prepare?

Well, almost everything that I've learned here in the last year I've learned because I've rooted myself back into things that were real, and I've root myself back into, quite honestly, a farm. I grew up on a farm with my grandfather in the summers and bakery in the winter with my dad. But everything that I learned, I learned from the farm with my grandfather and watching him work. Now that I'm older, I realize there's a lot that I've missed of being away from a farm.

The reason why we're so unplugged as a people is because we no longer understand the farmer. If you don't understand the farmer, you don't understand the basic things in life that we have said: You reap what you sow. What does that even mean? We don't teach our kids what it means to sow; how do they understand that phrase? We work hard, we care for our families, we look after our neighbors, we do what we know is best, we admit when we were wrong, we say we're sorry and we mean it. That's what a farmer does. That's the way you have to live your life because you're always living your life on the edge. We believe in life – every life. We believe in liberty – the ability to live our lives as we choose and own the consequences...

Whatever's going on in your life, own it. It's true. Life's not guaranteed. Life is what you make of it. And we know that happiness is not defined by things. Happiness comes from within. No one can give it to you, but that's the best thing. No one can make you happy. Nothing can make you happy. Well, if that is true, that happiness comes from within, that's the best news you probably have in the rest of your life… If that is true, it can never be taken from you. t can never be lost because it comes from within you. So happiness is only dependent on you and your state of mind. And it can only be taken from you if you give permission. The same thing with who you are. Who are you really?

You know, I woke up yesterday and I looked at my iPad. It's the first anthropomorphic thing I've ever seen my computer do. It said, ‘Your day looks very busy tomorrow; anything I can do to help.’ My calendar said that! What? While we are making people less human, we're making machines more human. While we are not recognizing real life, we're creating artificial life.

How did we ever become farmers in the first place? That's how God made us. Farmers. God made us in his likeness to plant the field, tend the crops, harvest what we sow. If you're a waitress, you're still a farmer. Salesperson, you're a farmer. Mechanic? Farmer. If you're a mother, be a farmer. Father, you're a farmer. Friend. Farmer. No matter what you are or what you do, no matter where you are, you're a farmer because you will reap what you sow. That's the way it works… The harvest of life comes from what you sow. And you will have to harvest the life that you built. We're all better because God made you. God made me. God made Michael Moore. We're all better because of that. We're all unique, and we're all here for a reason.

Next time somebody says, ‘Why do you do what you?’ Because that's the way I was made. I'm different, you're different; it's good. The rain has started. The rain is coming down. The storm clouds are gathering, and it is going to get darker. And here's the amazing thing: I've prayed more for my crops than I have for my business because I can do everything right, absolutely everything right, but I am dependent on rain, but not too much; on heat, but not too much. I'm dependent. I am in partnership. If I'm a farmer, I'm in partnership with God every step of the way because I can't do it. I can only do my part.

But we think, because we live in cities, we think that we're not really in partnership. I think one of the biggest problems that New York City has is you can't see the stars at night, and you don't ever realize how insignificant and small you are compared to the universe. Life is hard. Life will not be without pain. It won't be without fear. And there's rain coming. But give thanks for that because for us to really grow our crops, we need rain. Bring it on. We have all that we need. We're prepared. We're ready, and together we will harvest this field.

The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.



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Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet

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Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.