Will Putin plunge the globe into World War 3? The past gives us a look at the future

Below is a transcript of tonight's monologue

Russia has been chipping away at a master plan, a plan that few, if any, have even taken note of, and no one has shown you. You know the history. We’ve shown it to you, and the brain behind it all. Tonight, we’re going to try to show you what possibly could be coming next, and it is critical that you understand this, because Putin, how he reacts could drag the entire globe into World War III.

Putin, Aleksandr Dugin, and like-minded elites dream of rebuilding a Russia that dominates Eurasia. In the old days—and we showed this to you—in the old days, Russia owned all of this from the blue line out. This was their spiritual center. In fact, their spiritual center was right here. That’s where Russia really had its heart.

Then, in World War II, World War II gave them all of this territory. Now, all of that is gone, and now they’re behind this green line. Russia, if you look at the maps on the things the way it used to be, Russia was this enormous country, and then what happened? Then it shrunk down. The days of Ivan the Terrible and every step of the way since has been trying to grab that land back. The only difference today is the enemy now isn’t the mongrels or Nazi Germany. The enemy is like it was in the Cold War. It is America.

This struggle to dominate and restore the Russian empire needs fuel, and the time-tested way for Russians or anyone to fuel the fight is through nationalism and religion. Nationalism, how do you boost nationalism? Well, you promote and propagandize anything that would unite ethnic Russians. Remember, I told you last night ethnic Russians, after World War II, they needed to make sure that these became Russian and never went back, so what they did is they took Russians, and they put them and they transplanted them all in through these Soviet satellite states, and they became Romanian Russians. They did everything they could.

Now that the border has crept back here, now all these ethnic Russians find themselves in another country. This is really important. The other thing you need to do besides nationalism to make sure you speak to each of these people and say you’re Russian, you don’t belong to Romania or Bulgaria. You don’t belong to the Ukraine. You’re Russian.

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The other thing you have to do is you look at history, and you tap into the Orthodox Church, your bishops. You put the focus on your religion. You’re seeing this now play out with the targeting of gays in Russia. You’re seeing this play out with Putin bashing America’s lack of morals. He is positioning Russian now as the moral beacon that will lead the Christian world.

For example, this will blow your mind. In Paris, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, they couldn’t afford their gigantic Christmas tree this year, so who saved Christmas? Vladimir Putin bought the tree, even sent a Russian Santa for the lighting ceremony. Another effective means is to unite under a common enemy. When Putin invaded Georgia, he blamed the United States. When Putin invaded Crimea, he blamed and used both religious and the common enemy, blamed the United States for our lack of moral standards. He said Crimea is as sacred to Russia as the Temple Mount is to the followers of Judaism and Islam. Watch.

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Vladimir Putin: This enables us to say today that Crimea, Korsun, Kherson, is of huge civilizational sacred importance to Russia, just like the Temple Mount is to those who follow Judaism, and this is the way we will treat this territory today and forever.

Glenn Understand? Jews need the Temple Mount. Russia needs Crimea because it’s their spiritual center. He added that the United States would have found a way to issue sanctions even if they didn’t annex Crimea. Putin is indeed following the platform laid out by the influential radicals like Aleksandr Dugin, but they’re not satisfied with him. They are urging him to do more. They are true radicals.

This is a dangerous time for Vladimir Putin. He’s enlisted the help of far-right European radicals, and now he is not delivering on promises, so how far will they go to make sure they get what they want, what he promised them and them? Tonight, we’re going to look at all of the scenarios and wargame what could happen next, but I want to do so under the original premise that I laid out from the FOX days.

I said these things would come, that radicals would unite from all walks of life, and they would begin to create chaos and destabilize the West, destabilize Europe, and then the rest of the world. So, let’s look at that. What is it that Putin has really done with the map? Because Putin sees a few things standing in his way of this Eurasian dream. We’re going to look down the road and look at the roadblocks and see how Putin is going to handle them.

First, the United States and the European Union alliance, Putin knows defeating the U.S. and the EU via military is not going to happen. It’s just too much. You don’t want to climb that hill, so the first option has to be something else. Well, that’s where Aleksandr Dugin comes in and his philosophy in Russia and then export it to Western Europe. What is Dugin’s philosophy?

Well, like with Karl Marx, it’s consciousness, but it’s not class consciousness. It’s racial consciousness. You try to reach into people and say who are you really? See, we’re different than one another. We’re not a melting pot. You’re Russian or you’re French. You’re Christian. You’re German. The Russians unite on the Orthodox Church, their culture.

For Western Europe, it’s self-identity for each nationstate. Nobody wants to be a part of the EU. People identify themselves as French first, Spanish, Italian, not European, so when somebody comes in, let’s say from Algeria and moves up to France, and they don’t want to be a part of the French culture, that plays into the hands of people like Dugin and Vladimir Putin, because he can say you’re French, send them home.

So how is he exploiting this? Well, it’s very easy. Far-right groups currently rising up all over Europe, people think that this is not connected. It is. Now is the perfect time because of especially places like Greece and Italy, France and Germany and Spain, the economic stress, and naturally the fingers are pointing at the immigrants who are coming in, sinking the boat, and taking the jobs. It’s already happening organically.

All Russia has to do is just pour a little Dugin gasoline on the fire, and if that fire burns hot enough, it destabilizes the West, and it destabilizes the region and promotes independence. And if they can provoke nations to move towards an eventual break with the EU, eventually you break it all apart, and you neutralize your top enemy.

Now, if that sounds far-fetched, remember what Scotland just voted on. They voted on independence. It was the highest turnout in their election history, and it was a fairly close vote. It was 55 to 44%. With the withdrawal from the EU movement gaining steam in the UK, you’ve got something here. Conditions are ripe, and Russia is reaching out to almost every major far-right nationalist group involved in European unrest.

Don’t believe me? Let me show you. First we go to Greece, the Golden Dawn Party. That’s the neo-Nazis. PEGIDA, that is the Nazi party in Germany. The party, the…how do you say this, Tiffany? Ataka party in Bulgaria…where is Bulgaria? The Jobbik party in Hungary is also on his list of payroll people, the Freedom Party in Austria. You have the neo-Nazi party in Italy. You have Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, and then you have the last one this week, the National Front in France.

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He seems to be positioning his people outside of his border. By the way, the Russian banks just loaned Marine Le Pen 9 million euros. The Le Pen people said no one else will give us a cent. Putin will, and now we know why. The architect is playing the long game. He created the Eurasian Youth Union. Hmm, what is that? It looks darn familiar. Somebody else created one. If they’re symbol looks familiar in this youth union, it’s because it’s the same exact symbol we showed you yesterday that is an ancient magic symbol from the pagan days that stands for chaos…chaos, the same thing the 12ers are looking for in Iran.

Russia is just beginning this escalation. Remember, real economic strife has not even hit all of the world yet. We have seen depressions or recessions. We have seen joblessness, but we have not seen a global depression yet. Nobody has seen what the world is about to see since the 1930s, so all bets are off as soon as the dollars start to really collapse. The far right, the Golden Dawn, Le Pen, they are poised right now for positions of real power within their government.

It also plays right into Russia’s hands. But how long can Putin hold out? Because the economy is in real trouble. To make budget, Russia depends heavily on oil. Prices have collapsed more than 60% in six months. Uh oh, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, this has prompted the Russian government to say on social media the oil and gas economy has exhausted its potential, and we can’t guarantee stable growth or encourage investment in the real sector.

They’re not even pretending to be optimistic right now. Instead, they don’t blame it on their incompetence. Guess who they blame it on…the West. Putin said that at least 25% of their economic troubles are directly due to President Obama’s sanctions against them, but remember, Putin is operating under a Dugin view that America and the EU and all other Western imperialists are manipulating global financial institutions. Geez, when’s the last time we heard a Fascist say that somebody was going to manipulate economies? I remember, it’s the Fascist in World War II that blamed it on the Jews. Oh wait a minute, that’s why people who are Jewish are starting to freak out, because they’ve seen this movie before.

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He feels the fix is in to make the world remain pegged to the dollar. Listen to this, America. That’s why Putin is committed to destroying the dollar. That’s why Putin has tried to create his own version of the IMF. That’s why Russia along with China have gone out and bought as much gold as they possibly can, because their economic security is making him wobble. So, get your gold in now.

They believe that the Western debt-based economies are going to collapse. That doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. That’s probably right. How do you possibly keep going on? We’re printing money. Yes, it possibly will go down, and so then what happens? China and Russia are betting you go back to gold. With the combined gold reserves of Russia and China on top of their existing natural resources, their economies would be unstoppable and even more formidable if they are combined with the oil and gas from the Middle East. A Middle Eastern ally is crucial to the goal.

Why don’t we have help sent to Iran? There’s another reason to cozy up. Why don’t we send help to Syria? Do you see the problem? Now, the problem for Putin is how long can you hold out? Are you going to be able to survive the current economic crisis? This is the only guy playing a long game. Right now we’re playing today, today, today, today. Look what the pieces that he is moving because he knows the world is about to change.

Inflation right now is at a frightening 17% for Vladimir Putin. Russia’s finance minister called a cut in planned spending to weather economic crisis, warning that a 45% billion drop of revenues is going to happen right now if the average price of oil is $50 a barrel, but this January it was $45 a barrel. He is already under immense amount of pressure, and he is getting backed into a corner, so what happens? Man, what happens when you back a bear into a corner? Well, if the saying is true that history repeats itself, you are not going to like the answer.

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On the night of February 24, 1956, the public session of the 20th Congress of the USSR, the former Soviet Union, came to a close. After most of the politicians cleared out, Nikita Khrushchev called a closed-door session with senior members and delivered a shocking speech. It was later called the secret speech. It was shocking because Stalin was dead, and his close supporters were in line to take over, yet Khrushchev was revealing that Stalin was a tyrannical killer.

Soviets loved Stalin, viewed him as a divine leader, and now they were being told that he was a torturer and a murderer of party members. The speech eventually leaked out and was wildly and widely reported. It also was credited with bringing Stalinism to a screeching halt.

So, is there a modern-day Khrushchev who’s going to come forth and point out Putin’s failures? If he doesn’t give Russian people exactly what he wants, somebody is going to step forward. I believe his name is Igor Girkin. He typically just goes by his nickname which means shooter in Russian. He basically is the Russian cross between Rambo, John Wayne, and the Pope.

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It’s amazing how tough these guys all have to be. He led the insurgencies in Chechnya, Bosnia, Moldova, Georgia. The Russians see Girkin as sort of a holy warrior defending Russian civilization from what Girkin calls the godless West.

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Girkin: I can say to all of the Western civilization is leading a war against us, with intent to divide us and to plunder. We have already discussed the fact that Russia is capable of becoming a country that will raise a moral counterweight to a world that they are building. Utterly apostasic, soulless world, where everything is based on materialistic values, where people have simply forgotten God.

I hope you could read that, because I couldn’t read that, so it was not quite as frightening as maybe it should be. I was just noticing his haircut looked an awful lot like Hitler’s too. According to Girkin, it was Girkin and not Putin who pulled the trigger on the war in Ukraine. After the protests in Kiev, Girkin crossed into Crimea and led the takeover. Well, after Crimea was fully accessed, he crossed into Eastern Ukraine and led the uprising there.

In April, he paraded Ukrainian captives in front of the press. They were gagged, and they were blindfolded. He told reporters that Ukrainians were planning to kidnap Russians, but instead they got captured. When the cease-fire was negotiated, Girkin relocated back to Russia and has been leading the organization for the Russian fighters and equipment flowing into what he calls the new Russia, ditching his military uniform and donning a suit.

Igor Girkin, he is somewhat of a rock star now in the Russian media. Putin addresses the nation, tells them don’t worry about the dire situation of the Russian economy, but Igor is not part of that. He can be seen preaching the liberation of the new Russia.

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Girkin: Russia, as a self-sufficient major power, has a chance to preserve itself through the death of this global project which is, in my opinion, simply satanic.

Ivan the Terrible was the first Czar of Russia. He ruled in the mid-1500s. He believed that he was chosen by God to lead the Russian people and defend orthodox Christianity. During the reign of the Russian empire, they would see the greatest territorial expansion ever. The question is is Igor Girkin the modern-day of Ivan the Terrible? Is Russia at the precipice of another great period of territorial expansion with the champion of their faith at the helm, whoever that will be?

Will Putin feel he is out of options and obey the calls from the radical right and lead the nation into war to do the same thing, potentially unleashing World War III? Time only holds the answer, but history gives us a look at the lock and the keys.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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