Glenn Beck: Slow bleed vs. slaughter


The Apostle


by Brad Thor


 


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GLENN: I'm so glad that you've tuned in today because we can try to make sense of this incredibly crazy world that we live in called America. I mean, you know, I've always said it's like a wormhole opened up and somehow or another I slipped into a parallel universe that kind of looks like my America but it's not. I've always said that because there's always been like one story out there. We slipped into another kind of wormhole where this doesn't look anything like my America except maybe this one thing. Like I believe this building was here yesterday, but that's about it. Everything is being flipped upside down. We have been screaming, "Get the troops out of Iraq! Get the troops out of Iraq!" Now, have you heard anybody really talking about the troops leaving Iraq? Why is that? Is it because nobody wants to declare victory? Or is it because nobody's sure it is victory, we're maybe moving out to fast? Or is it that maybe the people in the administration and congress and the elite media know that if we make a big deal out of it, it will make things worse. We make it we announce a time that we're leaving and it makes things worse. I don't know. In my America we would have announced it. It would have made a big deal out of it. They were having fireworks last night; we probably would have known about that. But in this America we're showing pictures of Michael Jackson's big mansion, where it wasn't even his. It's just where he died and where the doctor who moved him off the floor and onto the bed and tried to give him CPR on the bed, who's a cardiologist but yet not a cardiologist. Whatever. I hope they are not paying him in that inflated money to the Fed which we're about to give more control to.

Anyway, Brad Thor has a new book out. I started reading it last night. It is called The Apostle. I read about 60 pages last night, Brad. Fantastic, as your books always are. But I wanted to bring you in because I wanted to talk a little bit about what's happening over in Iraq. What do you think this means?

THOR: Well, you know, it's interesting because I was talking before I came in. This doesn't make any sense. Everything that they are saying now, "Oh, wait a second, maybe we shouldn't rush out, maybe we need to just slow down because the terrorists are going to step in and fill the "how long have we been talking about this? And how long does it take to train a soldier in America? We do it in a matter of weeks. Yet the Iraqis can't do it in a matter of years?

GLENN: That's the thing. I was just talking about this. The president also said, hey, the government, we can't sit around here and hold their hands forever; they have got to learn to stand on their own two feet. But yet we're not expecting that of the American people here. We're not expecting that of CitiBank. We're not expecting that of any of these companies. We're not expecting that of GM or anything. We're not saying there's no end game. There's no end game, yet there has to be one, quickly, in Iraq. You know, Brad, let me ask you this: How tired are you of asking yourself or your friends this one question. This doesn't make any sense to me. Does it to you? How tired are you asking that question?

THOR: I keep expecting that I'm going to wake up. I keep thinking one day I'm going to wake up and things are going to make sense because this absolutely does not make sense. But I think more and more people are starting to ask that question. I think more and more people you know, I watched, last night I got home really late and I was watching the rerun of your show last night and I sat there and I thought, you know what, you now are the left has got to be terrified. This stuff that they are trying everything's a crisis. Everything they are trying to shove through under the crisis mode, and I think the success that you're having, I think people are starting to listen now. But where do people go now? What do we do? Is it 2010 now and we vote them all out? What's the alternative? What's the next step? And that for me because none of this makes sense. For me it's what's the next step? How do we start applying common sense again?

GLENN: We just start doing it and we just demand that others do it as well. We just you know, I was saying earlier today, where are the sit ins? You know, the hippies, the hippies did it and it was easy because they just kind of were like stoned and just like, "I'm sitting down here, man." You know, we all have jobs, but where are the sit ins? Where is the

THOR: Well, we have the tea parties.

GLENN: We have the tea parties.

THOR: That's a good beginning.

GLENN: But where is the civil civil unrest? Where are the people who are going to gently disobey the laws?

THOR: You know, I think there was an e mail I got where somebody was very concerned about the amount of money that was supposedly going to our embassies abroad, and I talked to a buddy of mine who works in the embassy in Baghdad and I said, is this true? Are you guys getting all this cash? I'm hearing this rumor; what's going on? You are supposedly cash is going to the embassies and they are being told, buy a year's worth of local currency and hoard local currency. And I said what's

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Please, dear God, tell me this isn't true.

THOR: You know what, my friend would not confirm, nor would he deny this. And I've had this come at me from a couple of people who have good contacts.

GLENN: Brad, what are you doing to me? You know that will keep me up now I'll be researching that. Joe? Find out. Get a statement. We still haven't even found out about we still don't have an answer on the guys with the embezzling. Is there anything new on the bonds?

THOR: With the bond guys, the Japanese.

GLENN: Well, we don't know if they're Japanese. Now they think they may be North Korean. That was the latest we heard. But nobody will confirm.

JOE: (Inaudible).

GLENN: Well, Filipinos working for the North Koreans I thought, right? Was that right? Yeah. You know, but you can't get an answer on anything.

THOR: No, you can't. So when I heard this thing, I thought, okay, what's going on. And I talked to a friend of mine at the embassy in Baghdad and he said, listen. He says, our currency is rapidly being devalued, he said, thanks to TARP and everything else that's going on. He said, why wouldn't they because apparently they pay, the embassy pays all their local people. All the Iraqis you've got working there, they don't write them checks. They pay them in cash. And I said, well, why would you want to have a year's supply of local currency on hand unless something was going to happen? And I talked to another friend of mine and he said, well, you remember that bank holiday that happened under FDR and you couldn't go to your bank and you couldn't I said, are you telling me that you think that is coming? That all of a sudden it's going to get so bad that they are going to close banks and they are going to tell me how much I can pull out of my account? And I said that's a little far, that's a little far out. And I haven't seen enough to say.

GLENN: You know, I said, what, last fall, I said by spring of this year, by spring people will start to understand what's coming our way. And by Christmas of this coming year everyone will pretty much know what's coming our way. It is amazing to me. Stu and I just remembered that, what, just a couple of days ago? Stu, we were talking about it and I said, oh, my gosh. We were talking about how people are waking up and the sales of Common Sense are through the roof.

THOR: Yep.

GLENN: Through the roof. It's crazy what has happened in the last couple of weeks, and it's because people are waking up. People, they don't know yet. They don't know exactly what's going on. They don't know exactly what's happening, but they know something's not right and they are waking up. The second part of that was by Christmas everyone will know. And I have to tell you, I don't know what that means. I don't know what that means.

THOR: Here, my thing is and I get it. You know, in the preamble to Common Sense, your book, and we talk about a second revolution, not an armed revolution and all this kind of stuff, but I've got to tell you I'm angry. I am extremely angry. The more I study this, the more I study the progressive paradigm, I understand that constitutional democracy and socialism, there's only so much air in the room. And for one to get bigger, you have to diminish the power of the other one. It is impossible to have a system of government that promotes social equality and social justice and also defends individual liberties.

GLENN: Can't do it.

THOR: You cannot do it. And they are stealing those liberties. They are wearing them away.

GLENN: And you know what they are doing, again we were talking about this earlier today. They are wearing down the average person, and this is I have never in the last Stu said to me earlier today off the air, he said, I don't think I've ever seen you this pessimistic and, you know, I'm generally a pessimistic guy here recently on stuff. He said, I don't think I've seen you that pessimistic. And I said, misreading. It's a misreading of me. I've actually never been I haven't been in a long time this optimistic that people are waking up, and there is going to the Constitution will survive.

THOR: Yes.

GLENN: But I just am getting I'm more and more sober every day on what it's going to take, the battle to keep it. It's going to be rough going.

THOR: Yes. There is going to be an incredible reckoning in this country, and I've said this and, you know, we talked about this a week or two ago when I was with you. When I look at Obama and I look at John McCain, I actually, I'm positive that Obama was a blessing in disguise.

GLENN: Yes.

THOR: John McCain would have bled us to death with paper cuts.

GLENN: Yeah.

THOR: Obama, I'd rather have somebody walk up to me on the street and start stabbing me with a steak knife so I can have the whoa, whoa, whoa, you know, and start defending myself as opposed to

GLENN: I don't think I would say whoa, whoa, whoa, as they are stabbing me. Yeah, I would just say, help! You know, I might say that.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: But you are a little more polite than I am, whoa, whoa, whoa, stop stabbing me with a steak knife. Whoa, whoa, is there a problem here, mister?

THOR: What was Theo Van Gogh's last words? Can't we just talk about this when the Muslim put the knife into him in Amsterdam?

GLENN: It was, wait, wait, we can talk about this.

THOR: We can talk about this.

GLENN: 25 stab wounds later, no, there's nothing really to talk about here, nothing really to talk about. So Brad, before we leave this subject, what is the what's coming next, do you think? See, I love asking fiction writers because this is what you guys do for a living. You war game things.

THOR: Yeah, and you try to beat the headlines.

GLENN: And if you look at your book, you look at really a lot of the best fiction writers, the action adventure fiction writers, it's like Tom Clancy. Remember Tom Clancy they thought he was a spy for the CIA. They thought he was a CIA plant trying to throw Russia off that he was war gaming. No, he was just war gaming for fiction. So what happens next?

THOR: Well, I'm worried about what we refer to as a strategic shock. Clinton first year in office, big terrorist attack with the World Trade Center. Bush, first year in office, 9/11. I'm very concerned that President Obama has incredibly weakened this country. So from an exterior standpoint, I'm worried about a terrorist attack on American soil before the end of the first year in office for Barack Obama. I'm very, very scared about that. That is something that I actually lose sleep over. I've got a lot of you know, I've got a lot of friends and colleagues in intelligence, in the law enforcement community and I've received more e mails from these guys saying, "Be careful the next 60 days, the next 180 days. I've just got a bad feeling." And I never got those the last eight years. I didn't get stuff, "Oh, I got a bad feeling." So there is something. I don't know if it's a zeitgeist or what's going on, but everybody seems to feel something is going to happen. Now, if that's an external strategic shock like the 9/11 thing, that's one thing. I'm so concerned again with this progressive agenda, I think when people do wake all the way up, I don't know that it's going to be that peaceful. I think when people get angry

GLENN: I don't think it is.

THOR: I don't think it's going to be that peaceful. And you know what, we've been peaceful to this point.

GLENN: But we have been peaceful and docile.

THOR: Yes.

GLENN: We need to be doing something. We need to be doing sit ins. We need to be marching in the streets. We need to have the Martin Luther Kings standing on the bridge saying, "Hose me down."

THOR: Yeah.

GLENN: "But I ain't going." That's the kind of thing that we need because if we don't, we're bottling this up and bottling this up and bottling this up. When you are exactly right, Brad. When America figures out what's been done, when they when the collective wakes up and says, "Wait a minute, what does this mean?" When the collective wakes up and they start to try to sell their houses and now you've got a new federal inspector coming in saying you've got to weather strip, you've got to change your heating, you've got to change all the light bulbs before you can sell the house, when those things start to kick in and I don't think it will be that far down the road when those things start to kick in, there is going to be real true anger. And so how do we diffuse it? How do we diffuse it and yet not diffuse it in a way that I mean, I don't think it should be diffused to pet everybody and say, no, no, just sit down. People need to stand up, but we need to make sure that we're saying that encouraging people, stand up. But for the love of Pete if you think it's bad now, if there's a Timothy McVeigh out there and he does something, I'm telling you this government, under this administration, will clamp you think you've lost rights? They will clamp down so hard, you will lose rights beyond your wildest imagination. They will do it. They will do it. Because they will say it's an emergency; we have to.

THOR: Right, it's an emergency.

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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