The Road to World War 3: Netanyahu's appeal to the U.S. parallels a near-genocide of the Jewish people

History always repeats itself, and Glenn believes that the world now stands on the precipice of World War 3. But the patterns playing out today don't just tie back to the 1930s and 40s, but in fact go much, much deeper. For anyone with an understanding of Biblical history, the story of Esther and Mordecai is repeating itself on the world stage as Netanyahu appeals to the United States to stop negotiating with Iran.

In the Bible, a Jewish woman named Esther marries the gentle king of Persia. The king's Prime Minister, Haman, develops a plan to kill all of the Jews in Persia, including Esther's cousin Mordecai. Thankfully, Mordecai uncovers the plot and convinces Esther to appeal to the king on behalf of her people to stop the genocidal plans. She succeeds and the Jews are allowed to defend themselves from the Persians who try to kill them. This story is chronicled in the Book of Esther and celebrated during Purim.

"Mordecai went and spoke to Esther, and said to Esther, 'The king is about to kill all of the Jews. You have a position. You can talk him out of this. You can stop this'," Glenn said. "Haman is a bad guy, and he has the ear of the king. And because the king is listening to Haman, he is going to kill all the Jews."

Glenn sees the same story playing out today. Persia/Haman is now modern-day Iran, looking to wipe out the Jews. The king is President Obama and/or Congress, faced with a choice between Esther and Haman. Benjamin Netanyahu is Mordecai warning of the coming destruction of the Jews. And the American people are Esther, the only one listening to the warnings of Mordecai, and the one with the power to stop the genocide to come.

"If history repeats itself, this week, who is Mordecai? I believe Mordecai is Benjamin Netanyahu. I believe Haman is Iran. Persia. I don't know if the king is Barack Obama or the Congress. But I believe the American people are Esther. And it is why President Obama is trying so desperately to get people to not listen to this speech. He has asked the Democrats to walk out, 34 Democrats have walked out of this speech," Glenn said.

"Will the United States accept the fact that we were born for a time such as this?" he asked.

Glenn also showed how the patterns of World War 2 are playing out again. He explained what he means when he said we are approaching World War 3 and the dangers of a Russia/Iran alliance. Scroll past the video for a rush transcript of the full segment.

When I say World War III. What was World War II really all about? It was the national socialists that wanted to control the world, but they wanted to start with nation states. And then the communists that wanted the workers of the world to unite. Both were communist, if you will, both were socialist. Okay? But one was, let's dominate the entire world under the workers. The other was, no, Germany, a nation state will take over the world and we'll do it state I by state. So national socialists over global communists. What happened? Those two go to war with each other. That was the first thing.

Germany hated the communists examine and the communists hated the national socialists. And so that was the real strife at the beginning. At first they came for the communists. That's how that poem started. At first they came for the communists. And I didn't say anything because I wasn't a communist. It ends with, then they came for the Jews. Then there was nobody left to stand up. So they first started going against each other. We picked sides. We said the Nazis were bad.

First, we refused to even say the Nazis were bad. Many people in our own country and in western Europe said the Nazis are okay. Many of the hierarchy up in England said the Nazis were okay because they really truly believed that the Nazis would leave the nobility with their wealth. Where they knew the communists would come and take it all. That wasn't true, as we later found out.

So we had to decide. And we chose the communists are better than the Nazis. In the end, they weren't. But they were the lesser of two evils. And so we decided to side with the communists.

So World War II goes on, and just before they lose, Germany goes down, and they plant the seeds of Naziism. Now, this is where I think it becomes Satanic. Not that they weren't Satanic to begin with. This is where I see the long-term play of Satan. The Nazis go down to the Middle East and they start playing footsy with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Mufti of Persia, and they plant all this anti-Semitism. They plant the Protocols of Zion. They plant all of these things and stir everybody up. And it is so effective, that Persia changes its name to Iran. In Persian, Iran means Aryan. They go and give it as a gift to Hitler and say, this is our gift to you. We are the Aryan Nation.

So the reason why I say this is World War III because Russia is rearing her ugly head. Tonight at TV at 5:00, it's critical to watch this. There's two sides to this coin. First, there is the Russian fascism that is growing. There was murder of one really, really important guy in Russia on Saturday. And an arrest of his partner. And nobody in the west is talking about this.

This is -- as crazy as the -- as the caliphate theory was, and I'm telling you, if you want to understand what's coming, you need to watch this. Everybody now is concentrating on the caliphate, we're looking at the other shoe drop. It is, if you will, the communists much World War II. They have gone fascist now, but they are planting themselves in Italy and in France and in Germany. And what happened this weekend is a very important step of growth for them, and a very frightening one.

And the world is going to have to choose again. And I would suggest that we choose neither. The world is going to have choose. They're going to say, do we side with the fascists? And Europe will choose the fascists. Or do we choose ISIS? And much of the world will choose ISIS. Those will be your Axis and Allied powers. The question is, where does the United States fall?

The president has already played footsy with Putin. Giving me more space and when I have the election, I'll have more room to maneuver. He's already played footsy with him. But now we've pissed them off. Are we choosing the fascist side?

The president has also played footsy -- they're playing now footsy with Iran. We're going behind the back of Congress, behind the back of Israel, behind the back of all of our allies, and we are negotiating a treaty with Iran. A country that is part and parcel with this idea that they can vaporize Israel in order to bring back the promised one, in order to bring about Armageddon. Those are not my words. Those are their words.

This is where World War II left off. World War II, Hitler comes down, and he plants all of this sick ideology. But what he doesn't know, or maybe he does, is that their ideology fits now part and parcel with their theological belief that they will play a role in the battle of Armageddon.

Our battle of Armageddon is Gog and Magog. If you know anything about ancient history, that is Persia and Russia. Russia and Persia are together. The United States is now siding with Persia. Russia and Persia are together.  The United States is now siding with Persia.  The reason I keep calling it Persia is to give you the remembrance of Hitler changed it to Iran.  But also, this is the week that Mordecai in biblical history, Mordecai went and spoke to Esther, and said to Esther, the king is about to kill all of the Jews.  You have a position.  You can talk him out of this.  You can stop this.

Haman is a bad guy, and he has the ear of the king.  And because the king is listening to Haman, he is going to kill all the Jews.

Now, who -- if history repeats itself, this week, who is Mordecai?  I believe Mordecai is Benjamin Netanyahu.  I believe Haman is Iran.  Persia.

I don't know if the king is Barack Obama or the Congress.  But I believe the American people are Esther.  And it is why President Obama is trying so desperately to get people to not listen to this speech.  He has asked the Democrats to walk out, 34 Democrats have walked out of this speech.  It happens today at 11:00 p.m. central, 12 o'clock eastern.  We are going to play it in its entirety at 8:00 p.m. tonight for you to be able to watch it with some analysis afterwards.  But it is critical that you watch it.  Because the forces arrayed against it are astronomical.

Have you ever seen a speech that hasn't been given get this much attention?  I mean, the last speech I saw get this much attention before it was given, was 8/28.  Do you remember the buildup of 8/28?  For months they talked about what a hate speech that would be.  How dangerous it would be.  And then once it was given, if America would have listened to it, it could have actually changed the course.  And I do believe it did change the course with many people.  It had its desired outcome, I believe, for the Lord.

You need to make an appointment to be able to see this speech tonight because the question is:  Will you, like Esther, accept the fact -- will the United States accept the fact that we were born for a time such as this?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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