Glenn interviews Bill O'Reilly




Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama


by Bill O'Reilly

GLENN: And Bill O'Reilly is joining us now. In case you don't know who Bill O'Reilly is, he does a cable show apparently at 8:00 p.m. on a network called the Fox News Channel. He is also the author of several number one books that are number one forever and ever and ever, and he is I mean, he will have to be destroyed. But that's something that we'll discuss after he leaves the phone. Bill O'Reilly, welcome to the program.

O'REILLY: Now, are you going to mention the book that's out today, Beck? Are you going to do that?

GLENN: Well, I was but now you are getting a little hostile. I don't know if I

O'REILLY: Well, I was. When? When were you?

GLENN: He is the author of Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. Now, Bill, I'm judging a book by its cover. It's got a picture of you and Barack Obama on the cover.

O'REILLY: Correct.

GLENN: If I'm judging, if I'm trying to follow here first of all, it's a picture book. Second of all, one of you is the pinhead and one of you is the patriot.

O'REILLY: Well, wait a minute, Beck. I mean, when we go out on the Bold Fresh Tour, there are pictures of me and you. Is that the same thing?

GLENN: Well, no. That's called the Bold Fresh Tour, yes. One is bold, one is fresh.

O'REILLY: One is bold and one is fresh. One's a pinhead and one's a patriot.

GLENN: I would say you're implying that President Obama is a patriot.

O'REILLY: No, that's absolutely wrong. That's why you have to read the book.

GLENN: Really? Okay.

O'REILLY: Yeah, you've got to read the book to surmise. Then

GLENN: I'll know that

O'REILLY: Then you'll and, you know, on the Obama front

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: He can be both a patriot and a pinhead depending on what the issue is.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: For example, today he's a patriot because he's telling school kids how to handle bullies, and he did it in a pretty good way. Yet, on the spending issue he's an unbelievable pinhead.

GLENN: Let me ask you this: Isn't he how would you classify him? Is it enough to say he's a pinhead when the way he's handling this mosque business? I mean, you've been following this mosque

O'REILLY: Oh, it's ridiculous. He's a major pinhead on the mosque, no doubt.

GLENN: Just a major pinhead?

O'REILLY: On the mosque issue absolutely. We broke the story last night, you know, in conjunction with the New York Post.

GLENN: I know.

O'REILLY: About this con, an assistant imam tied in with the 9/11 imam, the Ground Zero Imam Rauf, and his con's a 9/11 denier, a Truther. And now we find out that, you know, all of this benevolence that the Ground Zero mosque community center people pulling out was, you know, what about this guy? He's Rauf's close associate. He says Al Qaeda didn't attack us on 9/11.

So look. There's a lot of stuff in, but the interesting part of this book that you should read is that I compile

GLENN: Wait, wait. What makes you think I haven't read your book?

O'REILLY: Because you were with Sarah Palin hunting moose for the last few weeks, were you not?

GLENN: Okay, good. You are right, yes. Yes, I haven't read it. But it is on my list. I am going to read it. I'm starting to read it tonight.

O'REILLY: Because it's all facts. This book is no spin.

GLENN: Okay, wait a minute, wait a minute. It's all facts.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: So that would mean that there's no opinion in it.

O'REILLY: No, it's light on opinions.

GLENN: It's like an encyclopedia?

O'REILLY: Well, no, no, let me amend that. When I deal with Obama who is the centerpiece of the book.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: It's all facts. Fact, fact, facts, facts, facts.

GLENN: As opposed to

O'REILLY: And then you decide although I do call him a pinhead and a patriot on certain things, you know, when the facts are overwhelming. But there's a lot of it where the reader, I ask the reader: Okay, here are the facts; what do you say. But then there's a chapter on a whole bunch of people in history, presidents, movie stars, icons, people like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe.

GLENN: Tell me what you think

O'REILLY: I give you stuff you don't know about them and then I say, okay, make the call. And then I, of course, make it as well. So there is a lot

GLENN: Let me ask you this. Because I'm doing a special on George Soros.

O'REILLY: Pinhead. He's in the book.

GLENN: I know, I'm looking at it right


 


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O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: I mean, can we have just a conversation? Do you always have to be I mean, really

O'REILLY: Do I always what?

GLENN: You are always a little hostile.

O'REILLY: Hostile in the eye of the beholder, Beck.

GLENN: No, I think you are the only one

O'REILLY: I have to keep you in check now that you are the nation's guru. That's how I'm now describing you.

GLENN: Is that what it is? The nation's guru?

O'REILLY: You are the nation's guhu guru.

GLENN: Guhu?

O'REILLY: Guhu guru ru?

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: That's you.

GLENN: That's me.

O'REILLY: Who else can get 300,000 people to go to Washington?

GLENN: 300? I don't know. We got probably 500 or 600.

O'REILLY: Well, I think it was two million. Who else could have done that? Right?

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: In August to go to D.C. but you?

GLENN: Right. Not a lot of people because

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: The Maharishi couldn't have done it.

GLENN: No.

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: So I'm not in the I'm not in the book?

O'REILLY: No, you are not in the book. Because, you know, you're my pal and I don't want to have to tell you the truth in the book.

GLENN: Well, I don't know if you're not see, I don't know if we are pals because like Chapter 8, loathing Obama.

O'REILLY: Right, loathing Obama.

GLENN: He's a socialist. He's a socialist. The Greek chorus cries.

O'REILLY: Oh, I get into that very deeply, Beck. You are going to love that chapter. I get into the socialistic thing.

GLENN: Wait, wait, you don't think he is.

O'REILLY: I just lay it out for you.

GLENN: You don't think he is a socialist?

O'REILLY: No, not as far as what a true socialist is.

GLENN: You are exactly right.

O'REILLY: I mean, you can make him socialist lite.

GLENN: He's more socialist lite?

O'REILLY: You know what he is? He is a socialist like gelato is ice cream. You know, it's not really ice cream but they call it ice cream.

GLENN: All right. So what would you say he is?

O'REILLY: I would say he is a far left guy committed to social justice and he's going to do whatever he can to impose it.

GLENN: Anticolonial kind of thing? Does that play a role? Did you read what's his name?

PAT: Dinesh D'Souza

GLENN: Dinesh D'Souza? The article in Forbes?

O'REILLY: Yeah, I have it right here in Forbes magazine.

GLENN: Have you read it?

O'REILLY: I've read part of it.

GLENN: You should read it. It is a really, really good case. I'd love to hear your opinion on it.

O'REILLY: Well, I will read it then. I mean, if you feel that strongly about it. I mean, I have it right in front of me. I was looking at it.

GLENN: You're reading I'm asking you to read, you know, a three page article in a magazine. I have to what is this? Holy cow, this is 240

O'REILLY: I'm the program that keeps America in check every day, you know?

GLENN: This is 242 pages. I tell you what, give me the best three pages of Pinheads and Patriots and then you read the three pages of and we'll call it even.

O'REILLY: Well, you read I want you to read the whole book of Pinheads and Patriots because you'll like the book.

GLENN: Then you have to read all of Forbes magazine.

O'REILLY: Because again this book is meticulously researched. The most fun part of the book is the chapter, the second to last chapter where I just go over all the people in history that you talk about

GLENN: Is Woodrow Wilson in there?

O'REILLY: No, he's too boring. But Lincoln, Washington, RFK, Eisenhower

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait. Wait, wait, wait, you've got Janis Joplin in there.

O'REILLY: Far out, man. Far out.

GLENN: Who is talking about you make fun of me saying nobody talks about Woodrow Wilson, nobody even knows. Janis Joplin, where is the big Janis Joplin outcry right now? How is she affecting our lives?

O'REILLY: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, the whole Sixties thing, Beck, that you wouldn't understand because you're 27 years old.

GLENN: Well, I should, I should be

O'REILLY: There's a big message there for people on drugs. So that's why I put it in there and you know that. You are just being contentious this morning.

GLENN: No, that's you job. I'm the fresh part, you are the bold part.

O'REILLY: But the other part of the book that is really interesting is my interview with Obama in 2008.

GLENN: You are never going to inter

O'REILLY: And what he said to me and then what he's done.

GLENN: You are not implying

O'REILLY: It's all there.

GLENN: No, wait.

O'REILLY: This is what he said and this is what he's done.

GLENN: You are not implying that he's been less than honest, are you?

O'REILLY: Well, I mean, look. I'm not going to make that implication because I don't have to make it.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: The words are on the page.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: Here's what he said, here's what he's done.

GLENN: You realize that you are never going to do another interview with him again?

O'REILLY: No, it's a fair book. He should like the book. Obama should like the book.

GLENN: Have you sent him a copy?

O'REILLY: I haven't sent it to him. He can buy it himself. Are you kidding me?

GLENN: Well, you are richer than he is.

O'REILLY: So what.

GLENN: You wouldn't even notice the money that he's going to take from you.

O'REILLY: It's not about the money. It's about saving the country, Beck. I'm on the same plane as you. You are the guru.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: And I'm the hammer.

GLENN: I don't think a guru carries a hammer, does he?

O'REILLY: No, no, no. You are the kind of nice guy, and I'm the guy that's saying, hold it: When you've got to get the big hammer in, here I come.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I would just like everybody who is now working and being paid for by George Soros to understand I'm not the guy. You've got to go after Bill O'Reilly. Because he thinks you're a pinhead.

O'REILLY: Soros is the worst. And I'm glad you, I'm glad you are doing a big special on him.

GLENN: You think because people have asked me, and I know you lay out the facts because I just, you know, I'm looking at the facts here. People ask me all the time, you know, really is Obama I mean, what is where is the real, where's the real source of problem in politics right now, and I think it is George Soros.

O'REILLY: Well, he's bad. I mean, people have got to really understand what this guy is doing.

GLENN: Why is he doing it, Bill?

O'REILLY: Because he wants a socialistic nation. I mean, George Soros, the guy who makes money all the time manipulating currencies and buying up dubious investments and all of that but, you know, for whatever reason Soros wants a socialistic world, one world where everybody has the same except George Soros who has much more. That's what he wants. And he's used his billions of dollars to create these things like Media Matters and moveon.org that just assassinate people with whom he disagrees, verbally, innuendo, gutter sniping. I mean, it's awful. It's awful. And George Soros has been to the White House a lot since Obama's been president. That disturbs me.

GLENN: No, that's a different George Soros. That's... he's air conditioning mechanic, friend of Barack Obama. You're thinking of a different George Soros.

O'REILLY: It is. Just, I thought he might have been the exterminator with all those bugs that you pointed out. I don't think he wants them around.

GLENN: All right. The name of the book is Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama, by Bill O'Reilly. Number one New York Times best selling author. And thank you, Bill, for releasing this right before I release mine because now I don't have a

O'REILLY: Look, you know, you ever heard of the book of the month club? That's you, all right? You have a book every month. Anyway, read the book, Beck, because I'm going to talk to you about it on The Factor on Friday.

GLENN: You got it. Thanks a lot. Bill O'Reilly, Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. Thanks, Bill, talk to you tonight.

On "GlennTV," host Glenn Beck argued that the World Health Organization has been knowingly helping the Communist Party of China spread disinformation about the coronavirus.

Why?

Well, it turns out that the current WHO director-general is a politician from Ethiopia (the very first director without a medical degree) — and apparently Ethiopia owes China a lot.

"This outbreak has revealed the WHO as nothing more than a Chinese Communist front," Glenn said. "China knew early on just how dangerous the coronavirus was, how it spread, how fast it spread, and the fatality rate, but were more concerned with getting the blame than protecting lives. So, they had their front man, the World Health Organization, tell the world there was nothing to worry about."

On Jan. 14, the WHO repeated the Chinese Communist Party's claim that the coronavirus does not travel human to human.

On Feb. 3, WHO Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced there was no need for measures that "unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" to combat the spread of COVID-19.

On the exact same date, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China released a statement criticizing President Trump for restricting travel to China.

"[S]ome countries, the US in particular, have inappropriately overreacted, which certainly runs counter to WHO advice. The US government hasn't provided any substantive assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers. What it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a very bad example. Even American media and experts doubted the government's decision, saying that the US government's restrictions on China are precisely what the WHO rejects, that the US is turning from overconfidence to fear and overreaction, and that banning the entry of visitors who traveled to China in the past 14 days is suspected to be violating civil rights instead of reducing risks of virus spreading," spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Hua went on to say, "As the WHO Director-General noted, China is setting a new standard for outbreak response."

Indeed, Tedros has been very consistent in his praise for China's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The steps China has taken to contain the outbreak at its source appear to have bought to the world time," he told the Munich Security Conference in mid-February.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn discussed claims that the Obama administration depleted and never replenished the federal supply of emergency gear, including N95 respirator masks, during the H1N1 flu, or swine flu epidemic, in 2009.

Last month, Bloomberg News, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, reported that the Obama administration used, and failed to restock supplies of N95 respirator masks, and ignored recommendations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should replenish the "Strategic National Stockpile." Read more on this here.

USA Today followed up with a fact-check article titled, "Fact check: Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks?"

On Sunday, 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of "failing to prepare our nation to respond."

President Trump fired back, "You and Obama depleted America's stockpile of N95 masks after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. You were advised to replenish the national stockpile but FAILED. STOP LYING AND EXPLAIN!"

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,359,010 (up from 1,284,805 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 75,906 (up from 70,906 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 293,454 (up from 271,782 yesterday)
  • Still Just 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% yesterday, and down from the 19% high back in February
  • Note that about 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization but lower than Spain, where 17% of patients require hospitalization.
  • US has 367,650 Confirmed Cases and 10,943 Deaths, up from 336,851 cases and 9,620 cases yesterday
  • The US currently has 336,897 Active Cases of COVID-19, with about 1.2% of the US Population tested
Motor City Nightmare: More Than 700 Employees in One Detroit Hospital System Test Positive https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491484-more-than-700-employees-at-one-detroit-hospital-system-test-positive-for
  • Hundreds of staff at a Detroit-area hospital system have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Dr. Adnan Munkarah of the Henry Ford Hospital Campus confirmed 731 cases of the coronavirus among employees at the hospital, accounting for 2 percent of the hospital system's 31,600 employees.
  • As many as 1,500 at another hospital in the state have reported symptoms similar to coronavirus, though those numbers are not confirmed cases.
  • "If we are to test the whole population, you are going to see large numbers of people who are testing positive...Testing positive is just a measure of how contagious this virus is." said the hospital director.
  • "Our team members are our greatest asset and their health and safety is a top priority as we continue to respond to this pandemic," Munkarah said in a separate statement Monday evening confirmed the total number of positive test results.
  • "We know we are not immune to potential exposure and we remain grateful for the courage and dedication of our entire team," he added.
  • Detroit, Michigan's largest city, has seen a surge of coronavirus cases in recent days while the state itself has seen just over 17,000 cases of the virus – the third-largest total of any state in the U.S. More than 5,000 of those cases were reported in Detroit, where hundreds have died.
The Invisible...Invisible Enemy: Can COVID-19 Hide In Cells? https://www.the-sun.com/news/645016/fears-coronavirus-hide-cells-reactivate-recovered-patients-test-positive/
  • COVID-19 may be able to remain in the body and "reactivate" later after 51 recovered patients tested positive again.
  • The patients, from the city of Daegu, South Korea, had all spent time in quarantine while recovering from the disease but were diagnosed again within days of being released.
  • The center said it did not believe the patients had been reinfected, but that the virus had remained at undetectable levels in their cells and later "reactivated".
  • The claim runs contrary to the bulk of current evidence about how the virus works.
  • Investigators said the most likely explanation was that the clearance samples for the patients were false negatives, a common issue with nasal swab tests.
  • "Still, we remain vigilant and open to the possibility that the virus can remain dormant for some time," Dr Leong Kwok, Director of Viral Epidemiology at the National Health Institute in Seoul said.
Maybe Don't Go To the Grocery Store After All https://www.foxnews.com/health/los-angeles-braces-itself-more-coronavirus-deaths-warns-residents-not-go-shopping-warns-residents-not-to-go-out-shopping
  • With coronavirus related deaths spiking in Los Angeles County and "a critical week" ahead, health officials advised residents on Monday to stay at home and avoid shopping to limit the spread of the virus.
  • "If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether," said public health department Director Barbara Ferrer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Officials confirmed 420 new coronavirus cases in the county and 15 deaths on Monday.
  • Over 6,360 cases and 147 deaths have been reported since the outbreak started, per data from Johns Hopkins.
Mexico's Slow Response May Cause Problems for Texas https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/mexico-slow-response-coronavirus-texas-us-15181201.php
  • As recently as March 15, some 40,000 concert goers crowded into the Foro Sor venue for the popular Vive Latino music festival.
  • Tourists from Europe and the United States were able to enter the country without any restrictions until late last week.
  • Restaurants, airports, subways and grocery stores remain open in Mexico City, though churches and large markets have closed.
  • The rapid spread of the COVID-19, however, has begun to increase the urgency of the government's response. Mexican health authorities reported on March 16 that the country had 82 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Two weeks later, the number swelled to nearly 2439, including 125 deaths.
  • Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who two weeks ago dismissed US social distancing restrictions as "an extreme tactic" and "irresponsible" is now urging citizens to "stay at home, stay at home, stay at home."
  • "If you have food at home, stay home. There is no reason good enough to go out, period," he said.
  • Mexico is just one of many nations that reacted slowly to the coronavirus pandemic, in large part because government leaders failed to understand how contagious the virus is.
  • President Lopez Obrador spent the first half of March dismissing the gravity of the virus, encouraging Mexicans to frequent restaurants and posting videos of himself in crowds, kissing babies.
  • He said Mexico's spirituality would protect the country against the virus and made a public display of pulling out two religious amulets that he said would be his shield.
  • Mexico shares over 1,200 miles of border with the United States.
Hong Kong Closed to All Foreign Travelers, Indefinitely https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3078633/coronavirus-five-hong-kong-residents-flown-back
  • The city extends its ban on arrivals after most cases over past two weeks have come from overseas.
  • Only six of 24 newly infected yesterday are local transmissions, but all are linked to entertainment venues already closed.
  • All entertainment venues are closed until further notice.
  • Hong Kong recently issued a new state of emergency order revoking travel into the country from any outside nation, including China.
  • The order will prevent Hong Kong from 'opening up' it's economy through at least early May
Drug You Can't Pronounce May Be Saving Lives https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2020/04/06/democrat-karen-whitsett-coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-trump/2955430001/, https://abc7.com/coronavirus-drug-covid-19-malaria-hydroxychloroquine/6079864/
  • A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
  • State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18.
  • "It was less than two hours" before she started to feel relief, said Whitsett, who had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection. She is still experiencing headaches, she said.
  • Elsewhere, a Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
  • The drug has been touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 by President Trump among others, but it remains controversial as some experts believe it is unproven and may not be effective.
  • The drug has long been used for treatment of malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis but is not technically approved by the FDA for COVID-19. The agency, however, is encouraging trials and has provided limited emergency authorization for its use to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.
  • "Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free," Cardillo told Eyewitness News. "So clinically I am seeing a resolution very consistently."
Belt and Road, COVID-19 Style https://spectator.us/italy-china-ppe-sold-coronavirus/
  • After COVID-19 made its way to Italy, decimating the country's significant elderly population, China told the world it would donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Italy stop its spread.
  • Reports later indicated that China had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy. A senior Trump administration official tells The Spectator that it is much worse than that: China forced Italy to buy back the PPE supply that it gave to China during the initial coronavirus outbreak.
  • "Before the virus hit Europe, Italy sent tons of PPE to China to help China protect its own population,' the administration official explained. 'China then has sent Italian PPE back to Italy — some of it, not even all of it … and charged them for it."
  • China also recently donated PPE to Sweden and Spain, with many doctors reporting that masks and respirators included in the shipment were defective or already used.
  • "Someone got very sloppy," said a senior health official in Spain. "It must have been a mistake."

"This was a sneak attack, like a thief in the night."

"A wartime President."

"A great battle, against an invisible enemy."

"We will win and declare a great victory for our country."

All of these are direct quotes from President Donald Trump, all uttered since March 1st of this year.

And of course, all of them ring decidedly true and make perfect sense. Even Trump's most ardent opponents have referred to the current situation in which America finds itself as a once in a generation emergency, and that we should be on a wartime footing. They've called for more and more power to be handed to, no, more explicitly they've called for more power to be taken by the President to do battle against "The Invisible Enemy," everything from commandeering manufacturing plants to logistics and shipping companies to pharmaceutical manufacturing and research, to nationalizing the banking sector and all mortgages.

On the other hand, the President has preferred to form a partnership with private industries to wage the war. Turning to America's great companies to produce masks, respirators, ventilators, medicine and vaccines that will ensure our country can and will prevail.

The United States – and the entire world – is engaged in a great battle, against an unseen enemy. An enemy that threatens to kill our people and destroy our nation and our way of life. It's an enemy that we have seen and fought before, as a people. We have faced this enemy throughout human history, over and over we've had to battle it. All of us are descendants of survivors of the countless previous wars that humanity has had to fight against this hidden enemy of man.

The enemy is a disease. The enemy is a virus.

The enemy is not SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus.

No, the virus we're battling against is Slavery.

Call it what you want. Socialism. Collectivism. Communism. Statism. Despotism. A one-world government. Those are all forms of the same thing: some people's individual liberty captured for the betterment and benefit of others. All of those are forms of enslaving some men to the will and needs of others.

A virus is a biological construct. It's a biological disease caused by a virus, an unliving, unthinking sliver of organic material and takes over cells to turn them into factories that produce more viral particles to take over more cells until, ultimately, the host is killed. Doing battle against a virus requires treating both the symptoms caused by infection as well as finding a vaccine that can destroy the virus itself.

But slavery is a political and moral construct. It's a social disease caused by an immoral idea, spread by unthinking, unfeeling human beings who transmit the disease to others turning them into factories that produce more unthinking, unfeeling human beings. They take over the lives of more and more people within a society or a country until that country is destroyed. Doing battle against slavery requires treating both the symptoms caused by the infection within a society as well as finding a cure that can destroy the idea itself.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war. He's also correct, we have fought this type of war before.

But this is not a war against a coronavirus. That's child's play. Terrible though it may be and despite the thousands of lives we may lose to COVID-19, it's relatively straightforward how to defeat it. Prevent the spread, find a cure. And we will. America and the world will survive this pandemic as it has survived a million others in our past. Each of us is the descendent of survivors of a thousand biological plagues.

The President rightly stated, we cannot let the cure for COVID-19 be worse than the disease itself. And he has the right idea in terms of the outcome here: we can't let our response to coronavirus destroy the American economy.

But saving the American economy isn't really the objective. A healthy, productive American economy that enables people to generate wealth and accumulate things is a consequence, an outcome, it's not a cause in itself. What has enabled the American economy to be the most robust and powerful engine for human ingenuity, productivity and wealth generation in world history is individual liberty? Men free to think and build, to seek new achievements and to be rewarded for doing so, to collaborate with each other, to challenge and compete with each other, driving each other to be smarter, to work harder, to find the better way to solve problems.

That is America. That is the battle we're in, what we're fighting to save. Beating COVID-19 is easy, it's only a matter of time. This particular virus may be new to us, but we know the formula for its defeat, much like the long-march to destroy the NAZI war machine in World War II, the writing was on the wall long before Berlin fell. Germany's defeat was inevitable once America entered the war. So too, the defeat of SARS-CoV-2 is already a foregone conclusion, the application of human ingenuity and thousands of years of human inventiveness and knowledge ensures our ultimate victory over this latest scourge.

But that is not the great threat. If the cure for COVID-19 is the slavery of some men for the benefit and betterment of others, then perhaps it would be better for COVID-19 to take us all. If the cost of defeating the biological virus is that we succumb to the political and moral disease of collectivism, then Trump's fear will have been proved right and the cure will have been worse than the disease.

Look at what's being proposed here. In the US, the government should take over every major industry, from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to grocery and food delivery to airlines to shipping and transportation. Construction, take it over! Banking system, take it over! Stock market, take it over!

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.
Ostensibly designed to fight COVID-19, but made permanent to enable the UN to fight future pandemics, as well as the ongoing pandemic of Climate Change…oh, and Poverty and Income Inequality, and sexism and nationalism and a thousand other isms they believe are unfair.

The United States is less than 5% of the World's population, but we represent over 25% of the world's GDP. So, the UN is effectively proposing that about 4% of the population transfer 10% of our wealth each year to support the remaining 96% of the human race, including supporting countries who are our enemies and who seek our very destruction.

What is proposed here is nothing short of the permanent enslavement of the United States for the betterment and benefit of every other national on earth.

There is no doubt the human race will survive COVID-19. Human beings have survived a thousand similar pandemics with barely more than a blip in our progress as a species.

But the plague of collectivism, the idea that some men should be slaves to others, that some people have some sort of right to lay claim to the intellect and productive energy of others, that is the real battle. That is the true invisible enemy that we must yet again defeat.

Ask yourself, would you have some right to charge into Mike Lindell's My Pillow bedding factory and point a gun at him and his workers to force them to produce cotton face masks to avoid being shot? No, of course the idea sounds preposterous and all rational thinking human beings would clearly see that as an immoral, criminal act. And yet many people are proposing that we do exactly that, just the gunman wears a blue UN Helmet or carries a US Marshall's badge.

Alternatively, does Mike Lindell have the right to choose to convert his factory over to making cotton face masks, at his own expense and to pay his workers to make those masks instead of making pillows? Yes, that is moral, that is a human being engaged in activity that he believes to be virtuous and right and, yes, for the love of all that is holy — profitable.

Just as with COVID-19, the defeat of all forms of slavery should be an inevitability. And yet from every corner of our country, the call is for the forced enslavement of some people for the benefit of others.

President Trump has this right. We cannot let the cure for COVID-19 come at the cost of our economy. And if that is the objective, then it is our original principles: individual liberty, freedom of movement and speech, that is what must be defended. That is how we protect and restore our economy and our country. That is how we ensure that our children's children will also be descendants of survivors of plagues and pandemics, whether they are the biological - or the moral kind.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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