World War II vs. 2014: Glenn compares the power struggle of the fascists and communists to that of the Sunnis and Shiites

On radio this morning, Glenn took a more historical look at the conflict in the Middle East. Glenn compared the current power struggle between the Sunnis and Shiites to that of the fascists and communists during World War II. Who emerges victorious, and what comes next?

Below is an edited transcript of the monologue:

This is why the west is hated. Who gave them those dictators? We did. Why? Because it was the only way to keep the Middle East secure. Why did we need it to be secure? Well, two reasons. The ugly reason: We need the resources. The good reason: We were don't want people killing each other in mass. We don't want a giant caliphate that's just beheading everybody who's different. This is the way you sleep at night. If we get a dictator in there, he'll strong arm the people and keep the Christians over here – safe from the Muslims over there. But once you destabilize that, all bets are off. That's why President Obama was so far out of his league. And if he didn’t understand this, he was living in a dream world.

You know what this is? This is hypothecation of countries. Hypothecation describes the monetary system that is built on smoke and mirrors. It is all built on: Well, Germany will never ask for their gold back. And England will never ask for their gold back, so we'll keep selling the gold over and over again. But if anyone wants to say, ‘I don't want to play that game,’ it was other. That's why we were saying to Germany, ‘We'll give you your gold seven years down the road.’ That's why when Rick Perry asked for the gold back for Texas. We never got it. You don't ever hear about that, do you? It's called hypothecation. There's not enough gold for everybody to get their gold back. Period.

What happens? If you don't get your gold back, people are saying, ‘You are stealing from me.’ Then you start to have the fascists and communists that will rise up and say, ‘Take the banking system. Take to the streets.’

That's what happened in the Middle East. That's why you have al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and everything else. Because we gave them enough lies and we said, We're for these values.’ No, we are not. ‘Were for these values. Here, have a dictator.’

All for good reasons, we gave them enough to have the fringe elements rise up and have the average person on the street go. ‘That makes sense. Those guys are lying. We know they're lying. They come here and they are for freedom, but they know we have people in the secret prisons.’ You give them enough fuel, and we've just set the entire Middle East on fire. If we don't learn this lesson now, I don't know how it works out in the end, but it will be horrible.

I'm going to have somebody do an A/B comparison on the similarities between World War II and this. I believe we are looking at fascists and communists with the Sunni and Shia. Which one is going to control that whole region? In World War II, we said, ‘We don't want the Fascists to do it.’ We kind of liked the communists. Not so much – but enough.

Did we learn the lesson that you shouldn't have gotten in bed with either of them? Nope. Because, now, we are getting into bed with Saudi Arabia. They want to control half the region. Iran wants to control the region. So we'll get into bed with Saudi Arabia because we kind of like them. And Russia will get into bed with Iran. It's the same story, except this time, we don't have the monetary fuel and the industrial engine to be able to pull ourselves through.

We almost lost World War II. But we had enough assets. We had enough access to our resources. We were united together enough. We had enough gold in the bank. And everybody needed us. Not sure everybody needs us now. Not sure everybody likes us now.

Why Kari Lake is '100% confident' she will WIN Arizona

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Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to explain why, with over 100,000 votes left to count, she's "100% confident" that she will win against Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs, who currently still holds a narrow lead.

Kari also gave her thoughts on why the ballot counting has been so slow, why that's "embarrassing" for Arizona, and whether Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters will also win his election.

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We've learned some very valuable lessons from this year's midterm elections so far, but perhaps the most important takeaway should be that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should be the model for the entire GOP.

"Any Republican that's not willing to look at Ron DeSantis, and see what he did and how he did it, and begin to model themselves after that is a fool. An absolute fool," said Glenn Beck stated on the radio program. "He is not angry. He is not divisive, at least [not] intentionally divisive. That's not his goal. His goal is to be decisive, and decisive people are perceived sometimes as divisive because a lot of people don't want to make changes. It is time to make changes," he stated.

"Second thing, our nation is spiritually lost. Completely lost," Glenn continued. "There is only one savior, and he's not on a ballot. Until we drop the manifest destiny [and] arrogance of 'God's on my side,' we will continue to suffer defeat, hardships, and darkness. And I mean as a nation, we are all going to pay for this. We must be on God's side, and that requires humility."

Glenn went on to say the third big takeaway is that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "was and is wrong."

"Lukewarm Republicans are not going to defeat the Democrats," Glenn asserted. "Just not being a Democrat is not enough. And Mitch McConnell should feel the ramifications of this loss. Mitt Romney said just last week, he tweeted that a red wave was coming, and it was all thanks to Mitch McConnell. Well, it turns out he was right. What was coming is all thanks to Mitch McConnell."

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn share his midterm takeaways and explain the one path forward he believes still exists for conservative Republicans and for America. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck unpacks the wins, losses, and lessons from the midterms and asks, “Why can’t everyone be like Florida?”

Results are still coming in, but if Republicans take the House, what will they do with a majority? BlazeTV host Stu Burguiere argues the GOP must stop the bleeding and block the worst instincts of the Biden administration. We can’t relax for the next two years and put our hope in a Republican presidential candidate.

Matthew Peterson of the New Founding PAC says, win or lose, “No one is coming to save you”— there are REAL changes you can actually make at the local level. Now is the time to start building careers, communities, and infrastructures that align with your values to better fend off attacks from the Left. “Why be around people who don’t like you?” Make red states redder.

David Barton of WallBuilders brings some much-needed perspective and says the mainstream media was too focused on national issues; there were MAJOR untold wins at the local level. At the end of the day, bold leadership was rewarded.

Finally, Glenn shocks the audience by agreeing with Mitt Romney and apologizes for the creative direction of the graphics featuring Democratic candidates in BlazeTV’s election coverage. Just kidding. They had it coming.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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During an appearance on BlazeTV's live coverage of the 2022 midterm elections Tuesday, former President Donald Trump repeatedly dodged host Glenn Beck's questions about a potential White House run in 2024, but ultimately hinted at an upcoming "big announcement" that he said would make Glenn "very happy."

Glenn asked Trump if he plans to return to Twitter now that Elon Musk owns the social media platform, which permanently banned the former president in January 2021.

"You know, I have something that I think you're familiar with," Trump said to Glenn. "I have something called 'Truth [Social],' and Truth has been amazing. Actually, I like it better ... and I own Truth also, to be honest with you. So, it's become quite valuable. We have, you know, millions of people on there — millions — and it's gaining rapidly."

Glenn used the segway to ask if Trump would be using Truth Social or any other platform to announce that he will be running for president in 2024, referencing the "big announcement" Trump teased on Monday.

But Trump wasn't taking the bait. "I really like Truth. It's growing so beautifully and honestly ... the Democrats are thrilled that I have that name," he said.

Glenn tried again, asking, "So when you announce that you're running for president next week ... you'll just be using Truth?"

"So here's the good news," Trump said, expertly avoiding the real question. "They really want me. I really had a big impact on Twitter because, you know, when I went on Twitter 12 years ago when it was a nothing, failing platform, and then it became very, very successful. ... Elon wants me to go back on, but I don't see myself going back on it."

"So, let me try one more time," Glenn said. "Are you announcing that you're going to be running for president next week?"

"I'm going to announce that I think you're going to be very happy," Trump replied.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation or watch more of BlazeTV's 2022 election night coverage here.

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