Author of ‘Pendulum’: Whoever Defines the Common Good Controls the Masses

Several weeks ago, Glenn read a book which friends had urged him to pick up. Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future was a page turner that unlocked answers to cyclical behavior in humans. Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, author Roy Williams joined the program for a fascinating discussion.

"I picked your book up, and I think I finished it in three hours. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough," Glenn said while welcoming Williams. "What a tremendous, tremendous work you have done."

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Glenn asked Williams to explain the general theory of the book:

Basically, there's a window of time, and it's spoken of 27 different times in the Bible. And it says that we become an entirely different people every 40 years. And I tried to figure out why that was happening. And I realized that we're torn between two good things. Of course, all the most important decisions in life are the choice between two good things. Those are the only hard choices. You know, justice or mercy. You know, freedom or responsibility. Honesty or loyalty. These things are both good, of course, but they come into conflict.

And so what happens is, we always overvalue one. And as a society, as the body politic, as the group, we overvalue it, and we take a good thing too far. And it's very predictable how long it takes us to do this. And then we begin to realize what we've done. And it begins to feel empty. And we begin to see the dark underbelly of what we've done. And we start going back the other direction.

And when we reach the middle, halfway between the two extremes, things are usually pretty good. And then when we take the other good thing too far, we have the same problem. And so from one extreme to the other extreme is 40 years. But a complete round trip is 80 years. And you can chart this for the past 3,000 years, Glenn.

What inspired Williams on his journey to discover and understand this pattern of human behavior?

"It came on me in a weird kind of an intuition. I woke up one morning in 2003, it was about this time of year. And, you know, I think in the autumn, a lot of us get a little reflective. We start thinking about the year that we're kind of wrapping up, and did we get everything done we wanted to do? And I was in kind of that frame of mind, and it hit me. In late 2003, I said, You know, I remember this. This is 1963 all over again. I remember 1963, but we're going the opposite direction," Williams explained.

So Williams began to investigate. It took about a year to complete the research, which first developed as a presentation until people urged him to put it into book form.

The Pendulum concept is based on the premise that there are two zeniths: The "we" generation and the "me" generation. Williams delivers a stunningly accurate pattern of where we've been, which predicts where we're going.

"You make it very clear in the book, and the examples of what we're headed for are pretty frightening, if you look in the past," Glenn said.

The upside is that the pendulum swings back, making the predictable cycle over an 80-year period.

Listen to the full and fascinating conversation to learn which American presidents were part of the "we" or "me" generation, where we are now on the pendulum and what's coming next.

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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Did Biden just let slip that record-high gas prices were PLANNED?

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President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to praise record-high gas prices, saying it's all part of an “incredible transition” that will make America and the world better off.

“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden explained during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo.

Twitter wasn't buying Biden's most recent bunch of malarkey:





Glenn Beck has long been warning that progressive policies and regulations intended to cripple the fossil fuel industry would lead to skyrocketing oil and gas prices — and it's all by design. Back in 2008, President Barack Obama all but admitted as much when he said energy costs would "necessarily skyrocket” under his cap-and-trade plan.

On a recent episode of BlazeTV's "Glenn Beck Program," Glenn explained why he believes the current oil and gas catastrophe is all "part of the plan," as leftists continue to push their radical ESG agenda.

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Elon Musk responded to allegations that he exposed himself to a corporate jet flight attendant by daring his accuser to "describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public."

"I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me “exposed” – describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened," Musk posted on twitter.

A Business Insider report on Thursday, alleged that a flight attendant for SpaceX's private jet fleet was paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against the company's founder and CEO. A friend of the flight attendant signed a declaration accusing the tech billionaire of exposing himself to the attendant, who is also a licensed massage therapist, during an in-flight massage.

According to the declaration, the flight attendant told her friend that Musk asked her to come to his private cabin "for a full body massage" during a flight in late 2016. When she arrived, Musk "was completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower half of his body." The friend also told Insider that Musk propositioned the flight attendant, then "touched her thigh and told her he would buy her a horse."

One day before the Insider story was published, Musk predicted an escalation in political attacks against him after revealing on a podcast that he plans to vote Republican in the next election cycle.

Musk called the sexual misconduct allegations "wild accusations [that] are utterly untrue" and challenged his accuser to verify her claims by describing a certain something “not known by the public" about his private parts.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray reacted to the incredible "coincidence" of such allegations cropping up just days after the SpaceX CEO announced his intention to vote Republican in the next election cycle — not to mention joining Glenn's longrunning anti-ESG crusade by calling the corporate score system a "scam."

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