What We Should Have Done 10 Years Ago to Prevent World War III

If the US gets hit with strategically placed EMPs, it's lights out permanently for the whole country. Would it be worth $2 billion to protect America's power grid?

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GLENN: Two things -- two things happened over the weekend. Remember, what did Russia say after we put the virus and it came out that we were the ones that put the virus in Iran that stopped all their centrifuges?

PAT: I don't remember.

GLENN: You don't remember?

PAT: Uh-uh.

GLENN: He said, at the time, the next war will be fought with ones and zeros. It will not be -- it's not going to be fought --

PAT: This is what Russia said.

GLENN: This is what Russia said. It's not going to be fought with missiles. The next one is going to be fought with ones and zeros. Shortly after that, he came out and said, World War III is already underway. People just don't realize it yet.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Now, he said that about two years ago. And so what happened about two years ago? He started ramping up all of these -- all of these hackers.

And so we're being fought with ones and zeros. And -- and he said, at the time, that we gave the world permission to now fight this way.

So when we did it -- now, if we did it a second time, we're emboldening the world to fight with ones and zeros. Which is very bad for us. We lose that war.

Russians are used to not having anything in their supermarket. Russians are used to being cold in the winter.

Chinese, you turn off their grid, not that many -- I mean, those in Hong Kong, et cetera, et cetera. But the mass does not die. You shut off our electricity and our grid, and 90 percent of us die in the first year alone.

Remember, because of our medication, you shut down medicine, how many of us are -- how many of us are alive today that shouldn't be alive because of blood pressure medication, because of diabetes medication? They die elsewhere.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Here they don't die. So 90 percent of us will be dead in the first year.

Now, the reason why I bring this up is because the United States did two things on Friday. The Pentagon announced two things. One -- and how long have we been asking for this? We started asking for this under George W. Bush

PAT: A long time, yeah.

GLENN: And nobody would pay attention to it.

PAT: Because we were told -- and it was a ridiculously low number. Relatively speaking.

GLENN: $2 billion. $2 billion.

PAT: Yeah, $2 billion to protect our infrastructure from an EMP.

GLENN: So to protect our infrastructure from an EMP --

PAT: Even if it's 20 billion or 200 billion, you do it, right?

JEFFY: Right!

GLENN: You do it.

So it was like $2 billion. Now, this is when we first started talking about it, so I don't know what it is now. But the number we heard was $2 billion, to protect the power grid from an EMP.

PAT: Because it's not that difficult really.

GLENN: Correct. All you have to do is put Faraday cages around the -- around the important structures that doesn't let an electronic pulse hit. And when you're talking about electronic pulse, just think of Oceans 11, except the power never comes back on. It fries all computer chips.

PAT: Yeah, it's not directed at just one casino. It's the whole country. And it's permanent.

GLENN: It's the whole -- yeah, right. And so it takes about three nuclear missiles. You have to hit them at the right altitude. But you don't worry about the radiation. It's not -- they're not trying to explode a missile on the ground. They're trying to explode it up -- I can't remember what the altitude is. But you would look up one day, and you'll see a giant explosion way above you. And you're not going to be burned up in the fire. You don't have to worry about any of that.

If you ever see that happen, don't go to the television, turn it on, or radio to listen to what happened. Because anything with a -- with a silicon chip in it is gone forever.

So take three of them placed strategically over the United States to knock out all of the United States, parts of Canada, and parts of Mexico.

Kills 90 percent. Friday, the United States announced that we are now going to protect our critical infrastructure and our power grid against an EMP. But also, cyber attack.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: Those are both things we should have done ten years ago.

JEFFY: Uh-huh.

PAT: Easily.

GLENN: It's good. But it makes me -- it makes me say, we know that we are now engaged in World War III. We understand now. And we're not telling the American people. What Putin said is true.

STU: We should also point out that one of the ways we're preparing for an EMP is by storing fat cells.

GLENN: Not just the fat cells. The fat itself.

STU: Right. And so what you do, while things are fine, if you take in more calories than you burn, those calories will be stored on your body. And that's why we're doing this.

PAT: My doctor said I'm set until 2034.

STU: 2034.

GLENN: My doctor said I might live forever.

JEFFY: 2034, standing --

GLENN: Yeah.

(chuckling)

I can work out every day to 2034 and still just be feasting on myself.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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