Gas prices about to jump?

The price per barrel of oil went up slightly on Wednesday.

Glenn's radio co-hosts, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, commented on the implications during Glenn's radio program, as Glenn continued his travels throughout the Middle East and Europe.

Prices went up a bit from about $40 per barrel --- the lowest price since 2009.

"These extreme prices in oil are not necessarily good," Pat said. "I mean, I know $20 a barrel sounds really good because that's half of what it costs right now."

Listen to the full segment or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

PAT: The price per barrel of oil went up a little bit.

STU: Yeah, it was very low. I think it was the lowest since 2009 just the other day.

PAT: Right around 40 bucks a barrel.

STU: And it's up a little today because now the stockpiles -- they expected an increase of I think two or 3 million barrels, and they got a decrease of 2 million barrels. Something like that. So it's kind of shocking, I guess, to the market. But how it relates to actual -- your life, you know, gas prices have obviously been pretty low recently. And there's so much disagreement on what's going to happen next with oil prices in that there are a lot of people saying it could go down as low as $20 a barrel which is basically half price of what you're paying now. And then there are several experts, one of which I saw specifically mentioned, within the next two years, they expect oil to hit $150 a barrel. Now, I don't know if that means, that you just tune it out and don't care because -- the predictions are so all over the board. But think about what this means for the Middle East. We talk about the Middle East all the time and ISIS and how these things develop.

Saudi Arabia is expected to run a 20 percent deficit for their budget this year.

PAT: Really?

STU: 20 percent. That's a lot of money to be in deficit.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: They are even projecting their first deficit. They don't say it's as big. But they're projecting a deficit as well. They're forced now to borrow money. They can't balance their budget. Venezuela, we talked about yesterday, is in serious trouble because they don't -- their production has been dropping for a long time. They don't make -- you know, they subsidize the oil prices, anyway, gas prices in their own country. A lot of that gets sold in the black market to Columbia. It's a bizarre situation. But they're falling apart. A lot of these countries that were already unstable are really getting beaten up by this. And you can argue in some ways it's a good thing. I don't want Russia to necessarily have a lot of money.

PAT: No.

STU: But instability shakes into a lot of bad things.

PAT: Yeah, and these extreme prices in oil are not necessarily good. I mean, I know $20 a barrel sounds really good because that's half of what it costs right now. And so then you think, well, okay, if that translates at the pump, which it doesn't always do, but if it did, that's another 50 percent reduction in the cost at the gas pump, which would be tremendous. It's like $1.75 a gallon here in Texas right now, at least in the Dallas metroplex.

STU: Can you imagine spending under a dollar for gas again?

PAT: I can't imagine it.

STU: You can't imagine it. There are some people that are saying it's possible.

PAT: I can't imagine it. And I can't imagine American oil companies being able to function in that way. I mean, not for very long. A lot of them are going out of business or laying off people, and that's not good for the economy. Conversely though, 150 a gallon would be horrific too. I mean, that's just catastrophic for the economy and for people. So I kind of want somewhere in between.

STU: Look at you.

PAT: I know.

STU: You're just --

PAT: I know. Mr. Let's Have Something, You Know, Moderate Happen Here.

STU: You are a moderate. That's Pat Gray. When I think of Pat Gray, I think moderate.


You just --

PAT: Yeah. I scream moderation.

STU: I never know how you feel about things.

PAT: I know. Because I'm too, well, moderate.

STU: It's too hot, too cold, just right.

PAT: Just right.

STU: Just right for Pat Gray.

PAT: Right.

STU: But I don't know. It's going to be interesting to see what happens with it because that used to be the thing that drove every election result. What are our gas prices right now? That used to be the only thing they talked about in the media, what gas prices were. Well, they got really high with Obama, and they stopped that. And they haven't really gone back to it now.

PAT: Well, not until there's a Republican in office, then they'll go back to it.

STU: Yeah, because if it does hit $150 a barrel in 2017, guess who will get blamed for it if there's a Republican president?

PAT: The Republican. The Republican president.

STU: Oh, yeah. Uh-huh.

PAT: Ted Cruz. He'll be blamed.

STU: But he hasn't actually won the nomination yet or the election.

PAT: But he's going to. But that will happen. That's a foregone conclusion.

STU: It is?

PAT: Yeah.

Featured Image: Customers get gasoline at a Chevron station on October 30, 2015 in Corte Madera, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Glenn has focused on exposing the dark side of the gender movements waging our culture war, and now, there's a new "trend" emerging as an offshoot to the transgender movement. A growing online community, particularly of men, who consider themselves "involuntarily celibate" or "incels" believe they can live a better life as a trans woman. Why? This community purports the world is rigged against men, particularly against traditionally "unattractive men." What's the solution? Stop being a man...

Incel or "involutarily celibate" communities have existed online in the dark corners of Reddit and Discord for years. The groups are marked by a hatred towards women, blaming them for rigging the world in their favor and denying them of sex. Several members of this growing community have been responsible for large acts of violence, most notably Alek Minassian, who killed 10 and injured 16 after driving a van into a busy area of Toronto in 2021.

However, the transgender movement has presented a new option for incel members: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... or, in the Transmaxxers' case, "become them."

The online Transmaxxer's Manifesto says, “Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.” According to the manifesto, transitioning to female not only opens up a different pool of sexual partners, but moreover, you gain access to female-only spaces and are “able to extract resources from males.”

“Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.”

Another member wrote, "If you do not currently feel like living as a female you might have to work on fixing that ... Identifying as male or being emotionally attached to a male body is bad for you if being male results in you living a bad life.”

This new movement is significant because it is in stark contrast to the mainstream narrative that "transgenderism" is an innate quality. Now, it can be an "option" people choose for social advantage. A moderator going by the alias “Vintologi” on the Transmaxxing Discord server, which boasts over 1,200 members, told The Daily Caller:

Transmaxxing is about transitioning for personal gain rather than focusing on things like "gender identity." ... What matters when it comes to medical transition is whether or not said transition would actually be beneficial, thus the extent to which gender identity is innate does not inform us much regarding when medical transition is appropriate.

One incel member on Reddit lamented that he can't Transmaxx to "have sex with white trans women" and to have "all the benefits of [being] female."

Transmaxxing sheds light on a concerning issue as an increasing number of people, particularly the youth, identify as "transgender." What used to be considered as a "finge case" is now being seen as a social advantage. Glenn recently sat down with de-transitioner Chloe Cole, and the amount of pressure she experienced to become a transgender man AS A TEENAGER was ASTOUNDING. She discussed the new community, friendships, and affirmation she gained when she started her transition journey, and she lost ALL of those social perks when she began de-transitioning. She exchanged affirmation for death-threats, friendships for stone-cold silence.

Transmaxxing is a very specific example of a larger movement that is deeply concerning. Not only is the thansgender ideology problematic on its own merits, but now, we are seeing a rise of a distinction of "social advantage" based on gender affiliation. This is deviating away from the original notion that transgenderism is an innate quality. Now, many consider it more "socially advantageous" to identify as transgender than with your biological gender.

At the same time President Biden's misplaced classified documents were sitting in his house, garage, and office at the Penn Biden Center, a whole lot of Chinese money was flowing around him. Is this just a coincidence, or did the Chinese get anything in return? Investigative journalist John Solomon joins to break down what was going on here ...

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Here are 5 RIDICULOUS moments from the Davos summit

Dimitrios Kambouris / Staff, FABRICE COFFRINI / Contributor, JOSEPH EID / Contributor | Getty Images

Glenn has been warning about the dangers of the World Economic Forum and The Great Reset, which is the WEF's goal to utilize the crises like the COVID pandemic to create a leftist Utopia. Now, these goals continue to take shape at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos. Here are five ridiculous moments from this year's summit that shed light on their ultimate vision Glenn has been warning about.

1. Ex-CNN host Brian Stelter hosts the WEF panel on "disinformation," calling for the criminalization of "hate speech" in the U.S.

The former host of Reliable Sources was fired from CNN in 2022 for raking in the network's worst ratings since 2019. CNN's CEO at the time, Chris Licht, accused Stelter of "drawing ire from conservatives" for misrepresenting the facts and propagating false narratives to demonize conservatives. Licht fired Stelter because he was a liability to CNN's attempt to "re-brand" itself as a "reliable" news source.

You would think the World Economic Forum could have found a more credible host for its "disinformation," than Brian Stelter, and it comes with little surprise Stelter's panel called for the continued censorship of conservatives.

Stelter asked his panel, "How does this discussion of disinformation relate to everything else happening today in Davos?"

Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourová answered "illegal hate speech" from right-wing extremists, and then called for the criminalization of hate speech in the U.S., asserting, "I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law" within the EU.

As former Trump advisor Stephen Miller pointed out, Stelter's refusal to further challenge Jourová's call for censorship is indicative of his failed career as a journalist.

2. Al Gore warns of "rain bombs," "boiling oceans," and "xenophobia" as a result of climate change.

Gore's speech "speaks" for itself...

After asserting that we're creating an "open sewer" in the troposphere, Gore exclaimed:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice and raising the sea level, and causing these waves of climate refugees!
Watch the latest video at <a href=""></a>

Speaking of refugees, Gore blamed the mass migrations of people on... you guessed it... climate change! Of course this leads to "xenophobia" and "fascism," so if we hate "xenophobia" and "fascism," we need to stop climate change IMMEDIATELY. Plus the rain bombs...

Does this sound reminiscent of the "Man-Bear-Pig?"

Courtesy of South Park

3. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann urges for 1 million people to NOT eat meat—predicting a "meatless future."

It wouldn't be a World Economic Forum summit if bugs didn't take center stage. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann said he was inspired by his 24-year-old daughter to stop eating meat to fight climate change and urged one million people to stop eating meat to balance out jet emissions—like the jets his fellow attendees used to travel to the conference?

Here's what he said:

If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems."
Watch the latest video at <a href=""></a>

Of course, finding "alternative sources of protein" means... you guessed it... BUGS. The EU is already cutting down on cattle farms and promoting the building of insect farms to initiate this "protein transition."

4. John Kerry calls Davos attendees a "select group" with an "almost extraterrestrial" plan to save the planet.

Kerry's opening speech at Davos shows the type of elitism the attendees believe about themselves. They are the "special ones" who can gather at a Swiss resort town to discuss how to "save the planet" and the "little people" who are too ignorant to have a say in the matter. His words speak for themselves:

When you start to think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we — select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet [...] I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet [...] f you say that to most people, most people think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, or whatever, and there's no relationship. But really, that's where we are.
Watch the latest video at <a href=""></a>

Well, not everyone was amused...

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson called Kerry’s words, "Liberal delusions of grandeur." Jordan Peterson also tweeted, "Who are you going to sacrifice to save the planet, @JohnKerry -- and do you think and how will you ensure that they have any say in the matter?"

5. Davos attendees traveled on more than 1,000 private jets to the conference.

Greenspace, an environmentalist research group, estimates the total emissions used by Davos attendees on their private jets while traveling to the conference is equivalent to "about 350,000 average cars."

Greenspace also found that 53 percent of all private jet trips were short-haul flights of less than 470 nautical miles that "could have easily been train trips." This comes amid the EU's push to ban short-distance flights and opt for train travel instead, which many continue to point out.

Closing thoughts

What once sounded like conspiracy theories are now taking shape amongst the global elites at Davos. As Glenn continues to shed light on the dangers of the World Economic Forum, here's how YOU can fight back against their goals that threaten our freedoms and democracy.

In honor of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, we would like to resurrect this gem from Glenn's Instagram archive. If "the Great Reset" doesn't work out, Schwab should consider reaching out to the Bond franchise for a Plan-B career.

Be sure to follow Glenn on Instagram for more!

This is part of our ongoing series on "The Great Reset." To read similar content, click here.