Are we close to World War III?

Glenn and his son Raphe were watching a movie about World War II recently, when Raphe asked his father a difficult question, “Dad, are we headed towards World War III?”

Glenn took the opportunity to share with the radio audience his thoughts on the question. With the oil prices hitting a 5 ½ year low and global collapse looming in our future - the world stands in a precarious situation. According to Glenn, the only right thing to do is "to get off of foreign oil and just become energy independent."

Glenn also pointed out that the United States needs more than just energy independence, but to also stock up on gold. This morning, Glenn said, "Russia, China, they're purchasing gold by the ton. 180 tons last year. What was it is, China or Russia? I think it was Russia. 180 tons of gold was purchased. What are we doing? I don't even they think we have any gold."

Watch Glenn's on-point analysis below:

Below is a rough transcript of this segment:

GLENN: Anyway, I really think that we are seeing the setup of World War III. And a lot of it has to do with the oil prices and with what's coming. We're going to talk a little bit about the dollar tonight.

STU: Is a better answer, because I think about this, too, is because there's something to be torn about about if you don't -- if oil prices collapse, it creates chaos and who knows what happens. The alternative to that is if prices say high and we subsidize things, awful governments --

GLENN: No, the right thing to do is to get off of foreign oil and just and become energy independent.

STU: That's what we're doing. And it's crashing those markets.

GLENN: No, no. Saudi Arabia is crashing this market. To punish us and to punish mainly Russia.

STU: But our goal and our stated goal for a long time is increase American supply, be more energy independent, which we are. We're now looking at being oil exporter and if we add that supply, prices will fall. If everyone on the left said, no, they won't. It has nothing do with supply and demand. It's all the speculators. I have yet to see a media story talk about the speculators roles in the oil fall. I saw it all the time when oil prices were going up but I yet to see one that is crediting the speculators with the fall here, by the way. But we heard all of that, it's the speculators. They're going to keep the price high. We added the supply, now the prices are lower. And that was our stated goal, right? Like I wanted this to happen.

GLENN: So do I.

STU: But there are ramifications but I don't know if the alternative is better.

GLENN: No, the alternative is better in the long run. You just have to go into it with eyes wide open.

PAT: You need a happy medium, like 80 bucks a barrel.

GLENN: No --

PAT: You don't want 140 but you don't want 40.

GLENN: No, change the paradigm. You're going to have to go through some pain as you change the paradigm.

PAT: I don't want to change the paradigm. I don't want to go through the pain.

GLENN: We're going to have to go through some pain, but it doesn't have to this be this global collapse. You know, if -- you know, if you had somebody in power in Washington that -- if our Congress and our president made any sense, 10 years ago, longer than this, but at least 10 years ago, as soon as September 11th happened, we would have become energy independent and we would have said --

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: No matter what happens, energy independent by 2015. We could have done it. Remember they said, it will be 15 years. Well, here her. 15 years later. It would have been good, right?

PAT: We're well on our way to doing that.

GLENN: When gold was $15 -- or when gold was $300 an ounce, the United States of America should have purchased gold.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Russia, China, they're purchasing gold by the ton. 180 tons last year. What was it is, China or Russia? I think it was Russia. 180 tons of gold was purchased. What are we doing? I don't even they think we have any gold.

PAT: We're buying Velcro right now, stocking on up it.

STU: We got a lot.

GLENN: No, we're not. No, we're not. No, we're not. That kind of makes sense. There will be some call for Velcro. We're like, you know what? Now is the time to buy all those extra long curly extension cords for the phones.

STU: Really, now?

GLENN: We need those 25-foot curly cords with the usually things that you put on the end of the headset and you plug night the wall phone. That's what we need. We need a whole bunch -- we've got warehouses full of those. That's the kind of thinking we have in Washington.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So anyway, this -- this oil price thing is disturbing. Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, only on TheBlaze, we will show you why I am extraordinarily concerned about Russia. And why you need to be aware. Why is my son saying, dad, I hear you on the phone. I hear you talk to mom. I hear you talk business. Why do you think we're headed towards World War III? You will see and it is -- I think this is -- I think this is more frightening than anything that we have found yet.

PAT: Including the caliphate and all of that? The infiltration of -- the Muslim brotherhood.

GLENN: No, it's up there. It's up there with this. And except for the caliphate, at the time the caliphate to me was logical. But I could not point to the exact people on the ground. I couldn't point to ISIS. I could say, this is what they're doing. Okay? And so it gave me a little glimmer of hope that maybe I was wrong and I think I said that all the time. I could be wrong, but -- doesn't look like it. This is the way it happens. With Russia, I'm not gonna give you theory. And I'm thought gonna say, hey, it looks like -- I'm gonna pointed to the people, to their words, and exactly -- the history and exactly what they're saying they're doing and are going to do. And in the fact that it's already in play, and the things that they said would accelerate that is the -- is oil being under a hundred dollars a barrel. I think you should be concerned.

STU: My belief is that Russia is always been and always will be at least in the foreseeable future more dangerous than groups like ISIS.

PAT: I think so, too. We talked about that when Romney said it. He's right.

STU: There are thousands of nuclear weapons we talk about in play. And ISIS is trying to rob banks to fund itself. They're dangerous. They're bad. They're awful people. But Russia is a completely different -- Russia and China.

GLENN: Russia bought 180 tons of gold last year. I mean --

STU: Yeah, this is a different scale. You know --

GLENN: Can I -- do you remember the time, and I think it was just me that woke up. I think, Stu, you looked at me like, yeah, dummy. But do you remember --

STU: I do that a lot, though.

GLENN: I know.

STU: Be specific.

GLENN: Do you remember when I first came in and I said, I don't think Russia actually collapsed. I don't think the Soviet Union collapsed. Do you remember that?

STU: Yeah, I do remember you talking about that.

GLENN: This was a new thought for me. I don't even remember what started me down the road but I remember thinking to myself, wait a minute. The Wall came down. The uniforms went away. The national anthem changed. The flag changed. But all the same people have power.

And they just became democratic socialists. I don't think anything changed. I think we've been duped. We have been. We have been. They transformed and it's exactly the same kind of thing that I think the United States is being set up for now, except we're not going to transform into something more free. We're going to transform into something much more like Russia is today. Much more thuggish, spookier.

PAT: And by transforming like that, we helped fund their comeback.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Over the last 20 some years.

GLENN: Yeah, they took our resources. They took all of -- they took all of our best people and all of our resources and used them.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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