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Never Forget: The Day That Forever Changed the World

The terrorist attacks on 9/11 didn’t affect America for a day or a year or even 10 years: The planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers have influenced how we see the world up to this day.

“There’s such a huge part of the population that will never know America the way I did,” Glenn said on radio Monday, reflecting on 9/11 on the 16th anniversary of the attacks. He described how 9/11 shaped younger Americans and future generations by changing the course of our history.

Before 9/11, America lived in a mostly peaceful world, didn’t feel the threat of terrorism and wasn’t constantly at war. In 2017, we exist with the constant reminder that terrorists could strike when we fly, go to any public event, attend a concert and otherwise live normal lives.

“The high school graduates today have never known an America not at war,” Glenn said. “Peacetime is a distant era that they’ve read about in their history books.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Sixteen years ago today, the world changed forever. What's amazing to me is there's such a huge part of the population that will never know America the way I did, the way perhaps you did.

High school graduates in 2001 saw the world through a much different lens than the kids that will be graduating today. In 2001, a -- a gallon of gas cost $1.46. Which, at the time, was completely outrageous.

For the most part, the world was peaceful. United States wasn't at war. The Gulf War was a decade in the rearview mirror. And America felt invincible.

Islamic terrorism wasn't something we had to worry about, something our kids had to worry about. It was maybe something that grownups read about in the newspaper. But it was the third story on the 10 o'clock news. Nobody had ever heard of Osama bin Laden.

Then 9/11 happened. The high school graduates today have never known an America not at war. Peacetime is a distant era that they've read about in their history books. And yet, wartime seems normal.

Is war a high price to pay? Terror attacks are no longer the third story on the 10 o'clock news. Their weekly, sometimes daily discussions.

For those who are graduating this year, terrorism is something that they've had to consider almost with everything that they do: attending a Fourth of July fireworks display, going to a concert, planning a trip to Europe, going on the airplane.

What does it feel like to go to a New Year's Eve celebration and not have to think in the back of your mind, "What do we do if there's a terror attack?"

It's almost -- it's been so long now, that I've forgotten what that is like. What did it feel like to graduate high school, to see the world as completely accessible? Where you could plan a trip to Egypt and see the pyramids. Go to France. Go to Spain. Not worry.

Would any parent today be comfortable sending our kids to any of those places? Just go have a good time. Call us when you get there.

This is the world that is normal today, the world in perpetual war and threat of terror attacks. It doesn't mean anything. It's just the way it is.

We are still discovering how much of our country and how much of the world changed on September 11th, 2001.

One thing is for sure, the United States is not the same as it was on September 10th, 2001.

But what we become, that's up to us. And I don't even mean our government and our politicians or anybody else. It's up to us.

Our story is yet to be written. Our future is a blank page, and we are the only author.

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Dollar Decimation: How Biden’s Spending Spree Will End Our Currency

If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

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Glenn joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss a less political way forward.

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Dangerous Tech Oligarchs Who Answer to No One | Glenn Greenwald | Ep 104

Have you noticed how the people who call everyone a conspiracy theorist are the biggest conspiracy theorists of all? Like the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory that the Washington elite used to discredit Trump and force him out of Washington, D.C. Or how the CIA is the real power center of American politics. Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book, "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil," is an outsider in the media because he calls out these abuses of power. For one, he agrees that the Deep State is real.

Greenwald is a rare breed these days: He does actual journalism. He explains things very well, like his description of Trump's appeal and Obama's mystique. He and Glenn cover so many topics: Woke corporations, Julian Assange, the #MeToo movement, Putin, Snowden, The Constitution, Big Tech censorship. Why does the Left call Greenwald right-wing but the Right calls him left-wing? For a journalist, that used to be a badge of honor. But as Greenwald points out, the journalism industry has become a Woke priesthood. So, if you want to learn about actual journalism, listen to this episode. It's totally worth getting through a couple of technical difficulties.