Glenn came up with 40 predictions over the holiday and they were pretty wide-ranging, from medicine, tech, culture, politics, war — you name it. Some seemed pretty optimistic, while others were downright catastrophic. But hey, they wouldn't be true Glenn Beck predictions if that wasn't the case, right?
Below are his predictions that were specifically related to "politics."
Which ones do you think will actually come about in 2018? Let Glenn know by upvoting the ones you agree with him on.
The Freedom Movement will experience somewhat of a renaissance, both in the US and globally.
In the US, this will mostly manifest at the local level and be primarily pushed by Millennial and Generation Z voters who will be completely disenchanted by the two major political parties. We'll see hundreds of new candidates from new political parties running in state, county and local elections.
Both Democrat and Republican parties will be forced to contend with significant weakness in recruiting and retaining younger voters, ultimately forcing them to change platform stances to accommodate Millennial and post-Millennial/Gen-Z ideas and positions.
A new understanding of a kinder and more ethical capitalism will be "rediscovered" by Millennials over socialism in the coming years. A new strain of "non hippie libertarianism" will be formed. We will see the early signs of this movement in 2018. It will be the alternative to a Bernie Sanders-style socialism.
Churches will continue to lose power and influence.
Those who preach politics over principles and power over people in their own communities will lose more and more influence. The more "hell-fire" preached, the bigger the hit. Although, in times of strife and demagoguery, these will flourish for a short time and then collapse.
Traditional institutions that claim to be infallible or those that discourage honest questioning of doctrine will be the hardest hit. Mega-churches that are all show will lose "sheep" to flocks built on principles of quiet, humble faith and simple, charitable actions.
Hillary Clinton and Huma will be charged with crimes.
Just kidding! Bitcoin at a million is more likely.
The press will continue to be discredited by the Whitehouse and will continue to discredit themselves on both sides.
MSNBC, Breitbart and others that play to the rabid core of right or left will prosper over the short term during the run up to the midterms. It will be this same approach that will precipitate a quick downfall in the early 2020s.
The #MeToo movement will continue to grow, and 2018-19 will be the apex.
In 2018, it will be used to discredit Donald Trump and then spread to the midterms. Sadly, it will become a joke in the end.
It will not be effective against Trump. However, it will destroy what positive brand image, if any, the GOP still has with anyone under 35. It will also hurt the actual cries of victims.
In the US, gun rights advocates will finally get their long-sought Concealed Carry Reciprocity bills through Congress.
Already passed by the House in 2017, a compromise bill will get pushed by pro-liberty senators (Lee, Cruz, etc.) who are safe from midterm elections in 2018. While not perfect (certain waiting periods and state discretion on background checks will remain in place), the bill will effectively remove all state-level restrictions on firearms ownership and possession by enabling US citizens to simply get concealed carry permits in those states that are willing to license citizens from other states (e.g. AZ, TN).
The compromise bill will be voted purely along party lines in the Senate, but will represent a major step forward in securing self-defense rights to all US citizens.
Trump will happily sign the bill into law.
The US Supreme Court will finally strike down pro-labor laws that enable unions to take dues from workers involuntarily.
This will be a major blow to unions in the US because it will dramatically reduce their funding and overall power starting in 2018.
The Trump administration will finally begin construction on a true wall between the US and Mexico.
Discretionary funds will be provided from border protection and law enforcement and new infrastructure spending by the Republican-controlled Congress in early 2018.
While there will be a compromise on The Dreamers as well as an agreement to renew NAFTA as a component of securing the funding for part of the wall, we will actually see major construction begin next year. Construction sites themselves will be the sites of significant protests and even operate under the threat of violence from Antifa and other militant leftwing organizations.
The movement to impeach Trump will persist.
Antifa, coupled with OWS and others, will be funded through Soro's-based organizations to stir up the "Impeach-Trump" movement with marches and sit-ins. The movement will rise and fall in significance and will impact the 2018 midterms and 2020 election.
The Mueller-led investigation into Russia-election-hacking and any connection to the Trump administration will finally be put to rest.
No significant charges will be leveled against anyone and it will end up having basically zero impact on the Trump administration.
While the special counsel will likely issue a report that is strongly anti-Russia and broadly implies there were attempts by Russia/Russian agents to influence the election (in favor of Trump), the report itself will be very light on evidence or specifics. This sad, biased chapter of American politics will finally, mercifully be put to rest.
However, there will be continuing problems on two fronts:
1) The real trouble of Putin's influence in the US and all Western countries will be largely ignored and will cause concern in 2018 and real trouble in 2020.
2) The Trump family's dealings with foreign banks will take the main stage in 2018.
Stay tuned as we'll be rolling out more of Glenn's predictions throughout the week.