Steadfast and Honorable: You Are the Audience That Saves the World

I want to thank you for being here every day. I want to thank you for listening to this program. It's an honor to serve you.

Here's why: I have said --- I think almost since 9/11 --- that this audience is going to be the one that rescues the free world, that rescues the country. I don't know why, but I've always believed that.

Let me try to give you the reasons.

I'm going to give you the first reason in the context of what's going on in the country right not and its direct correlation to this Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones. JPMorgan Chase has asked to pull their sponsorship from the show on Sunday. Are you kidding me? Time magazine made Hitler the man of the year! What has happened to our country, where we can't listen to an opposing view or something we don't agree with?

Explain it to your friends upset by this interview by asking this: What do you think of safe zones on schools?

And you answer: I think they're ridiculous. I think that's absolute hogwash --- safe zones in schools.

And here are the follow-up questions: Then why can't you handle an interview with something that you don't like? Why can't you handle the news that exposes you to things that you don't necessarily agree with?

"Question with boldness, even the very existence of God." When Thomas Jefferson wrote that, was there a more dangerous thing to question than God? I mean, that was insanity. Nobody questioned God.

Question with boldness, even the very existence of God, for if there be a God, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.

Now, the key is honest questioning. That's the real problem. There are very few people in journalism doing honest questioning these days. And there are more voices that are just throwing out red meat. And, quite honestly, in the past, mine included. That's not going to get us anywhere because we're all starting to go into our caves.

And here's what's going to happen: If these boycotts continue, where they are affecting NBC and a real journalist sitting down with a controversial newsmaker, then you won't have any news. You know where you'll get your news? NPR and PBS. They will nationalize the news --- congratulations on that. They will say, we can't afford it, so the government needs to underwrite it. You want to know where the boycotts lead us? They lead us to the BBC, nationalized news.

Will your own voice be represented there? What will the national news media say about the voices online? I can tell you right now they'll call it fake news. Ted Koppel says it's fake news. He thinks we should license people to be able to put their opinions online. That's the crazy world we're entering in.

Now, what we're feeling is chaos. We are feeling disruption happening in the old world and in this new world, and it's going to be tough to get through. But because you are who you are --- you understand honest questioning, you understand there are no safe zones in life, you understand the First Amendment to mean no infringement on the press --- because you know what that means, you know that anybody who wants to write a story can write a story.

You are going to be the audience that saves the world because every other audience is starting to run and hide from the things that make them uncomfortable.

We all should be doing one thing every week that puts us in an uncomfortable position. You should be challenging yourself, your friends. Challenging yourself to meet new people, to get new experiences --- at least once a week. You should say, "I can't believe I just did that. That was cool. That was a little scary, but that was cool."

We're calcifying, and we need to break that up. Freedom, as they say, isn't free. Liberty isn't free. Liberty takes work --- mind work. It doesn't take guns. It takes nimble minds.

Right now, we're living in a world where you cannot define right and wrong. What is right and what is wrong? People in school are being taught that there is no right or wrong. Two plus two equals five, if you can show me the work. At the same time, we are taking apart every single truth that we know.

We are now entering a world where we are programming AI. Well, we have to have certain axioms that we know are true as we program AI: Human life is paramount. If we teach that all truth is subjective, what do you think is going to happen when AI is asked, can you solve these problems? "Sure, I can. Humans are a virus. Humans are causing the problems."

How can we possibly wrestle with the questions that we need to program AI, if we can't decide on truth --- if we can't even have a conversation that explores the truth?

So, I just want to thank you for being here, for being steadfast and not going over the cliff with the rest of humanity. This audience is --- and always has been --- special.

Thank you for the honor of serving you.

Editor's Note: This article is based on Glenn's radio monologue delivered on June 13, 2017.

The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.