#IWillDefendTheDefenseless: Down Syndrome Man Told How Much He Costs

It is time for everyone to wake up. We are heading down the same road as the world went down in the 1930s. Choose a side NOW and stand for life. ALL LIFE. DEFEND THOSE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES.

This video is a horrible glimpse into our not-too-distant-future.

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GLENN: I posted something at GlennBeck.com that I seriously -- I mean, unless you're driving, I want you to stop everything you're doing and go to GlennBeck.com and watch. Then I want you to tweet it or Facebook it and ask everyone you know to do the same.

The Mesopotamians didn't believe that -- they didn't believe in good and evil. They didn't think that there was a force of evil.

And there's a lot of Americans that don't believe that there is a force of evil. I happen to. But the Mesopotamians believed their concept of good and evil was health and illness.

And that you wanted to stay away from things because you could catch that illness. You could catch that evil.

And you would be in a state of decay.

We -- we have caught a bad case of evil. And it is spreading like a virus, like a plague. And it is -- it is happening the same way the world caught the last bad case of evil in the 1930s.

I want you to go -- this is so important. Please, especially if you have anyone in your family who is handicapped at all.

I've posted a -- a video with the Dutch National Institute for public health. And what they have done is they have put together a little video with a guy who has Down syndrome. Now, right now, we are talking about early testing to abort every child with Down syndrome. In Iceland, Reykjavik, is the first place on earth to have a zero birthrate of Down syndrome. And it's all because of abortions. They do early testing. And then they abort any child with Down syndrome.

I do not wish anyone to be born with a deformity or born with Down syndrome. However, if you have ever spent any time around anyone with Down syndrome, I'm telling you right now -- and excuse the expression, but it is appropriate. If you have been around people with Down syndrome, you will recognize quickly, you are retarded, not them.

They have -- their spirit and their joy and what they bring to humanity is beyond anything that any of us will ever bring to humanity.

So there is this push now to eradicate. And the Dutch National Institute for public health, in this video, they have one of their scholars, their number crunchers. And they have another gentleman, like a reporter, who is standing there with a man with Down syndrome.

And he is listening to this. But I don't believe he fully understands what is happening here. He is seeing that he costs a lot of money, that it costs the National Institute of Health. It cost the average taxpayer a lot to keep him going.

And he realizes, wow, I'm pretty special. I'm -- I'm expensive.

That's not the case they're making. They're making the case that people like him should be eliminated.

Stu, can you translate a little bit, read the -- I'm going to play this video, and just read the back and forth on the screen. Go ahead and roll this video, please.

STU: Forty thousand euro per year approximately per Downer.

They're call them Downers.

Ah, yes. Per person.

So they cost us as a society, 40,000 euros per year.

GLENN: And the Down person says wow.

STU: That's a considerable amount, but is it high compared to normal persons?

Well, you can calculate that by taking the big number, $90 billion -- euros, and divide this by the amount of citizens in the Netherlands. And there are approximately 17 million. And that will give you approximately now at 5,000 euros per person. So you could say that the Down syndrome person is ten times as expensive than we are. Those expenses are indeed ten times as high.

You're a valuable man.

And he said, yes, I had not expected that. The Down syndrome person in the video says, yes, I had not expected that.

So they're sitting there telling him he's way too expensive to support.

GLENN: And he's smiling back.

This is --

STU: I mean, it is revolting.

GLENN: Mankind has caught the same disease it caught in the early 20th century. And it is the same kind of mentality, that we can make, you know, the uber man. That we can get rid of all of man's flaws through technology.

Back then, we couldn't do it. We can now.

But it still involves killing. It still involves killing those with Down syndrome while they're in the womb.

How do you put a price tag on a human being? How do you not see the value?

We are in this time once again where it's all about the collective. We have to think alike. We have to act alike. We have to agree on everything.

That's not what made the world the world. What made the world is we all think differently. We all have different talents. We all have different points of view. It's the grind that sharpens us.

If you're not -- if you're not being ground -- people are trying to take all pain away. I understand. I understand. I really understand.

I don't want -- I have a child of special needs. The pain of your heart as a parent is beyond understanding. Only a parent of special needs can truly understand the pain of the parent that never ever goes away.

But the joy is greater.

We've been down this road before. And it was the Dutch -- it was the Dutch that were really on the cutting edge of euthanasia and killing the handicapped.

He goes on in this to say, the only other class that costs us anywhere near this are the old that, you know, once they have to be taken care of all the time, they can't just go to the doctor and get a pill, then they really start to grind on the finances of the -- of the country and start costing the taxpayers.

Well, what did Germany first do? They killed the handicapped. And then they killed the incurables. They killed the elderly. Anybody who was costing too much money.

We are not in a financial panic yet. But I warn you, we are coming to one. And when we do, if we don't know what is true, if we don't know what life means, we are creating artificial life. Super intelligent artificial life right now. And they're debating on how to somehow or another keep it in a cage so it doesn't end up killing all of us.

How could we possibly teach artificial life, the meaning of life, and that they should protect humans and never turn against humans, when we don't value all life ourselves?

Oh, that I had the voice of an angel. If I could shake the earth for wake people up. But it doesn't work that way.

My job is to warn you. My job is to show you what's happening and bring you perspective from my point of view.

I've taken my job seriously, perhaps too seriously at times, for a long time. And I am warning you with everything in you -- with everything in me, please, please, please, get all of the lies out of your own life. Please, do not just listen to the things that reconfirm your worldview.

Please, do the things that make you uncomfortable so you can learn the other side and you can understand the other side. Because the only way you can defeat the other side is if you know it.

Please, if you don't believe in evil, at least treat it like a nasty virus like the Mesopotamians did. Because the world is catching a killer flu. It is a plague. And it almost wiped decency and kindness and humanity -- it almost wiped it off the face of the earth.

But there was one group of people that stood -- that had the resources and the power. And that was the new world rushing over to save the old world. That was us. We don't have the power. We don't have the money. We really not together. We don't even know what's true anymore.

We will throw ourselves in the arms of Putin, if he reaffirms our worldview. Please, go to GlennBeck.com today. And watch this video. And share it with as many people as you can. Find ways to make this go viral. Please, wake people up to the road on which we are currently traveling.

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.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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