As the War Drums Begin to Beat, Echoes of the Fear From the Cold War Era Come Back to Mind

Last night, I came home, and I turned on the news. It was 8 o'clock last night, I was so exhausted. I just laid down on my bed and my son came in. And he laid down next to me and he was talking to me about the car chase videos that he had seen. These amazing car chase videos where, you know, the police are chasing these guys. "They're so stupid. And, Dad, how could they possibly think they're going to get away?" I was less than a great dad last night. I was so tired. And the news was on.

And he told me about a few of the car chases. And I think he could tell that I was distracted. And he just paused. And he then just kind of looked at the news. And he said, "What's happening, Dad?"

Now, they were talking about everything that was going on with North Korea.

I said, "I'm not sure, son." Not lying to him. But I didn't need to fill him with my fears.

I said, "I don't know. But, you know, the world has seen this stuff before. The Cuban missile crisis was the last time we saw something like this perhaps, and we backed away from the brink." Thanks to X-Men, I didn't have to explain the Cuban missile crisis to him. He had seen that in the movies.

I'm not so sure this time that we are the people or that even the press is behaving the same. Last night, it felt almost as if the press was egging the president on, just egging him on. "Come on. Come on. You're not going to have any credibility unless you back it up."

"Gee, Mr. President, you can't just say things like that." I never heard that during the Obama administration. And I -- and maybe it was just me. Maybe this was not what was being said, but this is what I heard last night, that we are entering a position to where we have to go to war. We have to do something now or we have no credibility.

No. You know, perhaps we don't have to do anything, except the right thing. Because of our credibility? What credibility do we have, for the love of Pete?

I was watching it last night, and I saw Kim Jong-un. He's not crazy.

I did a whole chalkboard, a whole entire episode on Kim Jong-un, which --- you need to understand, he's not a crazy guy. He's not. You think he is. But he's not.

He's actually quite measured. He is in his own country, if you understand who he's speaking to, who his audience is, he's ruthless. He is evil, but he's not crazy.

The one thing he can't do is back down. He cannot look like he is under the thumb of the United States, or he will lose power.

As I was watching this last night, what was going through my head was, why are they so far ahead of the estimates? Where is that coming from? How are we that bad at intelligence in North Korea? And if so, could it also be that they don't have working nuclear weapons that are, you know, able to go on the ICBM? Is that possible?

So what kind of faulty information could we be operating under? And I'm not one to bury my head in the sand. How will we know what's good information and what's not? And how are they so far ahead? Is Russia or Iran helping them? Is anyone else involved in this?

Personally, I'm a big fan of our president making promises and then keeping them. I was a big fan of what he did in Syria. However, we're way over that self-imposed red line. We've been over that red line that we put out there --- you know, months ago we've crossed that line. Let's stop ratcheting up the rhetoric because we have to. No, no, no, we don't. Perhaps this is a time to say, hey, it looks like all of the past presidents have failed on North Korea.

That the world has failed on North Korea. And the time to act on a rogue state is before they have nuclear weapons. Most Americans don't begin to even understand what war with North Korea even really means.

And let me tell you really clearly: It could mean the end of the western way of life. It could mean millions of dead, unlike anything we've seen since World War II. Millions of dead.

The collapse of the western economies. And perhaps nukes used on Japan, Guam, Los Angeles, all from North Korea. And us using most likely tactical nukes.

We've missed the opportunity. The world did nothing. Former presidents have failed because they've appeased or ignored or were in a dream world. Let's not blame this president for the mistakes of the past presidents. And let's not encourage this president to act hastily.

How long before Iran has nukes? I don't know if Kim Jong-un will use nukes, but I am really pretty clear that anybody who is saying that the Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam, who is the Promised One from their, you know, religious scripture, that is going to come and bring fire and death and wash the world in blood and fire --- any president of --- of the supreme council now in Iran, who is coming out and making statement day after day, the Mahdi is here, he has arrived, he's walking among us, and soon, that day will come. And they believe in their religion, that that is a good thing, those guys will use nukes. What are we doing on that one?

The media never paid attention to that. They won't pay attention. I could say that until I'm blue in the face. They wouldn't pay attention to the caliphate. "Oh, that's just talk." Really? Was it just talk? Was it?

And so you lectured me about how you can't take people at their word. And yet, last night, all I saw on television was the excoriation on television and how we have to take him at his word, when everybody in America knows, he did not mean we're going to rain nukes down on North Korea. At least everybody in America knows that.

The rest of the world doesn't. North Korea doesn't. It was a huge mistake. But for you to hold him to his language and say how important language is when you're a leader of a state, but then never to have held North Korea or Iran to their language, when you've never held the PLO to their language, the Muslim Brotherhood to their language, please, don't start with me.

I didn't tell my son any of these things last night. He fell asleep next to me holding my hand. He was not afraid. He was not worried. He wasn't thinking about any of the things that were going through my head.

And as I watched television, I remembered I was his age when I was worried about missiles flying over the polar cap, that I knew 18 minutes from the Soviet Union to Seattle, 30 minutes tops, the only warning you would have. I grew up in the Cold War. Anybody who is my age knows and is not looking forward to going back to a world where you and your children are afraid of things like that.

I watched in my head those scenes that I could vividly remember of Jason Robards in the movie The Day After. And now that I'm old, I realized that that came out in 1983. Why? Because Ronald Reagan was calling them the evil empire and talking tough. And the Democrats didn't want to talk tough on the communist nation and the Soviet Union. They thought that was the fastest way to nuclear annihilation. They have been proven wrong. But now knowing what I know as an adult, that movie was not to tell the American people anything, other than: Your president is evil.

A loud commercial came on and brought me out of that memory and back to where I was, laying side by side over the blankets, horizontally across my bed with my son, watching the news of the day. And as I came back in, I realized he hadn't been holding my hand. I had been holding his.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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