Glenn had so much fun last week answering all your questions he decided to do it again. Using the hashtag #AskGlennAnything on Twitter, Glenn took time on radio today to answer as many fan questions as he could. There's never a dull moment when Glenn interacts with the audience. What'd he have to say?
The answers below have been edited for clarity
What is the best way to get kids excited about history and bring it to life for them?
My experience is if we can switch places. So in other words, I go your house and teach your kids, you come to my house and teach my kids, because my kids don't care about anything I say.I've been in the car several times and I'll be telling this great story and they start talking about something else. And I look at my wife and like, people pay good money to hear me tell great stories. My kids won't listen to any of my stories. They won't. It's like really?
How do you find that balance between maintaining your sanity yet being informed?
You think I've retained my sanity? We all look at the news and we go, we all just lose ourselves and go, this is over...We're running this giant company and I'm involved in all of it and I don't actually do the things I'm supposed to do at work. I'm doing all the other crap at work. And so I don't -- when I get home, I read, I write. It's the only time I have to really write something is at home....So what I have to do is I have to get up in the middle of the night and write.
How can we help you? Is there anything we can do other than pray for your safety and good health?
Because I care about you, here's what you can do. I mean this sincerely. Buy Comcast and then put us on. Don't send us checks or anything. I just want to you buy Comcast. So you get it in the end. You'll have Comcast. You're going to be rich beyond your wildest dreams. And we also win in that. (editor's note: Lots of sarcasm in this answer)
My 18-year-old is planning on joining the ROTC program. This terrifies me. I know we need good people in the military, but the leadership is so corrupt. I tell him we'll need him here protecting his own country and people. It's such a fantasy for these young men. What would you say to your son?
Run for your life. I wouldn't want my son joining the military now...Starting Tuesday, election day, until the next president, this is the most dangerous time in our nation's history...this is the most dangerous. Without something happening, all it's going to take is a Black Swan event. And I think we could be in deep, deep trouble. We have a chance of losing our country in the next two to three years.
What did we find out yesterday? We found out that they're quarantining our soldiers in Italy and what is Italy saying? Did you read this yesterday? They announced it yesterday afternoon that the soldiers -- our soldiers are being quarantined after the Ebola thing in Italy. And Italy is like, you're not coming on our shores. You're not coming in with your soldiers and -- and bringing Ebola into us. If they're going to be quarantined, they can be quarantined in the United States. They're not coming to Italy. And they have every right to.
And quite honestly, you're exactly right about the ROTC. I love the military. I absolutely love the military. We have a lot of really great people in there. But I have to tell you, I think we're going to have trouble in the homeland, because if an economic collapse, is coming. I don't know when. It could be tomorrow with a Black Swan event. It could be in five years or 10 years from now. I don't know. But it is coming. And unless we really hold ourselves together and start reaching out to one another and loving one another, and saying, hey, we disagree with each other but you and I, we're Americans, we're Americans and we're in this together. Unless we do that, we're in deep trouble.