Glenn warned for years that if things kept going the way they were going, we'd be in for a repeat of 1968. Nobody in the media seemed to agree.
That's why it's surprising to see headlines now proclaiming "This Could Be the Summer of 1968" --- everywhere!
During his radio show Thursday, Glenn pulled out a chalkboard to outline some of his past warnings that were mocked by the media at first, only to ultimately come to pass.
"We've been wrong on a lot of things, but there's been a clear pattern," Glenn said. "As you start to put these things together, you can see that we have --- as a group, you have --- because you've taken the beatings for these because everybody mocked you at home. But we have seen over the horizon, and I want to fill you with the hope that what's over the horizon is tough, but good."
Watch the segment from The Glenn Beck Program below.
1999: NYC --- Osama bin Ladin
So let's start with 1999, Osama bin Laden. I was on the air on WABC in 1999. And in 1999, I said, "Are you ready to fight terror? It's a completely different world. Osama bin Laden -- there will be blood, bodies, and buildings in the street."
2003: Downfall of the GOP
Okay. The next one, would you say it was the downfall of the G.O.P.? Because I started saying that pretty early.
PAT: Yeah. In 2004, maybe.
GLENN: '3, '4. Something isn't right.
GLENN: And I starred telling people -- I started talking to them on the air. If anybody is a long-term listener, they remember that I would talk on the air and say to everybody in Washington, "Do you realize what's happening? Do you realize that you're disenfranchising people?"
2004: Economy --- Housing Crisis
STU: I mean, you certainly were warning about the economy collapsing pretty early.
GLENN: That was '04. Because I remember I was saying during the election of Bush. That was the housing bubble and the banking crisis. Because I was talking about how, don't take out these loans.
2006: Iran --- End Times Theocracy
STU: I mean, that was -- that was a lot of that -- that period was economy and radical Islam, were the two things that you were talking about a lot during that period of time.
GLENN: Yeah, that was the rise of Iran.
GLENN: So maybe you should put that: The rise of -- what do you call it? End-of-times Iran.
JEFFY: The head of the state.
PAT: And the Mahdi.
GLENN: Yeah. The Mahdi. The Twelfth Imam.
GLENN: So end-times Iran or Islam.
STU: That doesn't mean you were predicting the end of times though. It looks -- the way I wrote that looks like you predicted the end of times and also you predicted Iran.
GLENN: No, but I was the only one -- remember how everybody said that we were crazy when I said, "Wait. We've got to start talking about the Mahdi. We have to start talking about the Twelfth Imam."
STU: Right. It's their prediction.
GLENN: These guys believe that they're in the end of times.
STU: I'll put "the end."
STU: Now it looks like Iran is going to make the end of times -- eh, forget it.
2008: Europe --- Hatreds of the '30s
STU: You had the rise of these sort of crazy groups in Europe.
GLENN: So I would say --
PAT: Anti-Semitism would come back.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Let's say -- because I remember using the phrase a lot, "the hatreds of the '30s."
GLENN: So the Nazis, the anti-Semitism. And that was specifically in Europe.
GLENN: And I think that's happened.
PAT: Oh, yeah.
GLENN: The hatreds of the past. Europe is on the verge of complete collapse.
STU: The Iran one is still bothering me.
2008: Unmasking the Socialists
GLENN: How about the unmasking of the Marxists?
STU: Yeah, that was probably around 2008 too. That was --
GLENN: The Marxists. That came after, remember, the -- we're all socialist now. And I said, "There will come a time when they will just take off the mask and say, 'Yeah, it doesn't work.'"
STU: Right. I mean, and for those people who say that hasn't happened, you'll notice the guy who is in close second place in one of the primaries --
PAT: Bernie Sanders.
STU: -- is an admitted socialist.
2008: Bubba Effect
GLENN: I would say 2008. But I think it was 2006 when I talked about the Bubba Effect.
GLENN: But you can say 2008. And that -- that's fully here. And that was not a prediction. That was actually talking to the Special Forces in America. And that's their prediction, that the Bubba Effect would happen.
STU: I can't remember when I've actually written this much. This is so weird writing. I'm so used to typing; I don't know how to write anymore.
2010: The Caliphate
PAT: The caliphate. Of course.
STU: Got you.
GLENN: That's 2010. Yep.
2010: The Restoring Series
GLENN: I would do in 2010 or 2009, I would do honor, courage, love. The Restoring series. Because that's the key.
GLENN: And later in the program, I want to explain that. Because that's really important.
STU: When was that though? That was 2009.
PAT: We did that in 2010.
STU: '10. Yeah, Restoring Honor was 2010. Right? Or 2009.
PAT: Yep. 2010.
STU: Well, probably then started in 2009.
2010: The Pendulum
GLENN: I would go for the pendulum -- when did we do the pendulum show? And I said, "The pendulum is going to swing back." That was probably 2010.
Remember when I had the pendulum and I said --
STU: We'll have to get more in a minute.
GLENN: -- but it's going to swing back and --
GLENN: -- and then there would be the rise of the right.
We're doing this for a reason. I want you to see how these all tie together and what the answer is, and we're going to stand alone if we have to. We're going to stand alone.