'Ready, Set, Go!': Why Glenn thinks it is time to change the world

Today on radio, Glenn dedicated a lot of time updating the radio audience on the information he shared in TheBlaze TV special "The Root: Red Storm". But he took some time out of the teaching portion of the show to address the important issue of why. Why is Glenn spending so much time on this story? Why is he ringing the bell? After all, he's said time and again that he wants to stop being the "warning guy" and really focus on being the "inspiration guy". But today he discussed why the time is running short for people to wake up and prepare - and what comes next.

"You know, I don't want to be this guy, and as the guys will tell you, we're working hard here because I don't want to be this guy. I don't want to be the warning guy anymore. I'm tired of it. But I -- I am the warning guy. So I have to tell you. And I know I'm gonna get hammered for this just like we did with everything else," Glenn said.

"I want you to listen carefully to me. I have been telling you for a long time, fascism will start to rise, the old hatred will start to rise. And you have seen that."

"I also said fascism would start with the Jews, but then because of the immigration laws over in Europe, and because of the way the Muslims are surrounding the cities and choking them, these fascists, if you don't start acting reasonably now, these fascists will take an event and they will use it and they will use it to expand. What is happening? It's all this is happening. Now, this is what I want to say to you. I told you last year, I kept hearing, and so it begins."

"Let me take this down to a more base level. I believe the Charlie Hebdo incident has -- is more of this. When I say and so it begins, what I meant was, oh, my gosh, here it comes. Here it comes. Here it comes. It's starting. Look it, this piece is going to grow and that piece is going to grow. What happened in France, if you are standing at a starting line and you're going to be in a race, you will always hear, ready, set, bang. I believe that we are -- last year was the ready. I believe the Charlie Hebdo was the set. And I think the go is coming. And it's coming soon."

"If you believe that you can stand around and just not be plugged in to what the world is doing. And pay attention to what's going on. And be disconnected from your faith and your principles, when that starting gun fires and it's going to fire soon, it's going to be too late. I -- I warn you and I beg you with everything in me to hear me, please hear me. The world is on the precipice of fascism, communism, anarchy, and theological nightmares. Nightmares. And it's spreading everywhere."

"What we brought on the last two nights and tonight is the last episode TheBlazeTV, is the Red Storm Rising. And I know people will want to dismiss it and they will want to say it's no big deal."

Glenn ran through the threat the Dugin presents to the West, but concluded the segment on a hopeful note.

"Don't run to a gun.  Run to love.  Run to the Lord.  Don't run to a gun.  Run to a charity.  Run to each other.  Don't -- don't.  Stand for what you believe.  But do it in love and peace and harmony," he said.

" I have said this from the beginning.  And it's about go time, gang.  And I can't believe I'm saying this.  But it's almost go time.  I don't know when this happens.  All of these -- all of this hatred, all of the fires in the streets and the killing of the cops here in America and the gunning down of people here in America and in France and all over the world, in Asia, all of this has happened without a depression.  We still can eat.  We still -- we still have the semblance of our life.  We haven't hit -- we don't even understand this.  We don't understand what the Great Depression was like.  People didn't have food.  They didn't have shoes.  They didn't have money.  They had nothing.  We're not used to that.  We've never seen that.  When we and the rest of the world start to go into a real economic collapse, God help us all.  And I really -- I've said this from the beginning.  This audience is going to be the audience that changes the world.  I'm begging you.  I'm begging you.  I don't know how to do it.  But somebody within the sound of my voices does.  I'm begging you, change the world.  Change your life.  I'm begging you.  Ready, set."

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…




Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.