Like murder in broad daylight: Russia's brazen acts have reignited the Cold War

It’s a snowy Sunday afternoon in the bustling cobblestone city square of an English cathedral town. People huddle as they shuffle from one shop to the next. A man and his daughter stroll into a pub, then walk to a nearby restaurant for a meal. For a moment, life continues as usual. For a moment, this quiet town is quaint. After their meal, the man and his daughter sit on a bench.

Suddenly, they’re slumped over. On closer look, the woman is foaming at the mouth. Her eyes are pale. And she’s lost control of her bodily functions. A doctor, who’d been shopping nearby with her husband, takes a look at the two zombie-like people. It’s the first infection.

We’ve seen it in plenty of zombie films: The infection metastasizes rabidly, eventually disrupting life on a global level. Only, in this case, the infection is not a disease that transforms people into zombies, instead, it’s diplomatic chaos that grows more virulent with each reaction.

Within an hour, the man, a former Russian spy, and his daughter had become catalysts to the re-ignition of the Cold War. It seemed clear that the Russians had been brazen. The man they’d poisoned --- a former double agent who had retired in England after being convicted of high treason by Russian courts --- was a British citizen. They’d done it on British soil. In a cozy English town.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was outraged. She unequivocally castigated the Russian government (which has continued to deny involvement) and expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country. The US followed suit, closing the Russian consulate general in Seattle and dispelling 60 diplomats. More than 20 countries dispelled Russian diplomats in an act of diplomatic unity with Britain in what is the largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history.

Who knows what’s next?

Yesterday, the Russians followed through on their threats and ousted 60 American diplomats. In a press conference, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "Russia’s response was not unanticipated, and the United States will deal with it.”

This is political upheaval on a global scale --- played out like a game of checkers. Who knows what’s next? It’s taking place around us, like murder in broad daylight.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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