Glenn Beck: 'The Future of Energy' according to Boone Pickens

GLENN: So I'm sitting there with T. Boone and I said, so how much role is speculation.  He said it's -- he said they play a role but it is not a significant role.  And I said, but they're -- I mean, there's enough money out there.  He said, Glenn, first of all, understand one thing.  Production currently is at 85 million barrels a day.  So we have 85 million barrels.  He said, the demand is at 87 million barrels a day.  So we are two million barrels short every single day.  He said, since those two lines have crossed, it is supply and demand.  That's why it's going up.

Now, he's also a believer in peak oil.  There's a chapter in my book on peak oil and if you're a real, you know, freak on the program, you might have noticed that that's the only chapter that I have not discussed on the air and the reason why is because I put it in there saying that this is a possibility.  However, there's a lot of people that think that peak oil is just, you know, the sky is falling.  So I wasn't sure.  And, you know, I've got enough "Sky is falling" stuff in my life.  I didn't need to tell you that we're running out of oil as well.  But I thought it was important enough credible people that do believe in peak oil that it was a piece of the puzzle that I thought you needed to know and I thought you needed to know as well.  I still don't know if I buy into peak oil.  However, what I do believe in is we are out of cheap oil.  We are out of the, you know, the bubbling crude where, you know, Jed goes out and he's shooting some varmint and all of a sudden up comes bubbling crude?  That's done.  That's over.  The cheap oil is gone.  There's plenty of oil left but it's deep sea oil, it's difficult to get or it's heavy crude.  So it costs a lot more to pull out.  So the days of cheap gas are over.

The other part of that is demand.  With China and India and the rest of the world coming online.  Stu, what was that stat?  I know I'm going to get this one wrong.  There's a stat that China has purchased more SUVs in, like, the last, I don't know, five years or something than we've ever purchased?  It's some ridiculous stat of what China is doing.  China is coming online.  You think they care about the environment.  Not so much.  They are coming online with a vengeance.  So you've got demand going through the roof.  With just demand going up through the roof and cheap oil being gone, you are going to have higher and higher gas prices.

So Boone says to me yesterday -- I said, so do you believe in peak oil?  He said, oh, yeah, peak oil.  He said, some people think it's, you know, 2010, 2012.  Some people think we've already hit it back in the Nineties.  I think we hit it in 2006.  He said, so now we're going to start a slow drift down.  He said we're at 85 million barrels.  He said we're going to start a slow drift down.  And I said, well, then why aren't we going into the ANWR and offshore, et cetera, et cetera.  He said, you can, you should, he said, but that's not going to solve your problem.  He said, it's not going to bring you back to $2 a gallon gasoline because now what you're doing is just filling the gap.  If you're at 85 million barrels now, he said, it's going to start to come down to 82, 81, 80.  He said, so everything that you find now in the ground is going to replace that gap to bring you up to 85 million barrels a day.  He said, hopefully bring you to 87.  But then you have another line of demand and that's going up.  He said, so your gaps are getting bigger and bigger.  So yes, you need to go drill and get everything you can, he said, but you're no longer in the situation where you're going to have a snap back.  Unless demand goes way, way down, you are not going to have that snap back to $2 a gallon.  I said, so wait a minute, you believe that we're going to hit $150 a barrel this year.  He said yes.  We got off the air -- this was in the first break.  We got off the air and I said, so Boone, $150 a barrel by the end of this year, when does this break the back of the economy?  And he looked at me dead serious and with all soberness and said, we're there.  He said, we're at an emergency.  He said, just, nobody will talk about it.  Nobody will recognize it.  Nobody will say it.  We're at a full-fledged energy emergency right now.  He said, we need an Eisenhower highway project.  We need somebody with vision.  I said, so wait a minute.  Why is it that the people that we have in power aren't going there?  He said, I have no idea.  And he told me a story about going into the White House and meeting with George Bush.

Now, they're friends, Bush is an oilman, Cheney is an oilman and Boone sat down with them and said, Mr. President, you do not want ethanol to be your legacy.  It doesn't work.  Bush said, I know I don't want the legacy of ethanol.  He said, here's the plan.  Here's the plan.  Boone laid everything out.  For some reason they agreed in the meeting that it was a good idea that, you know, these are the different things that have to be done.  He said he gets out of the meeting and we go with ethanol.  He said, now, I don't know what happened, I don't know why that decision was made, I don't -- you know, he doesn't -- no idea.  But it doesn't work.  So I said, okay, you're into wind.  Wind doesn't work.  He said, no, wind doesn't work in Germany, it doesn't work in Spain, but it can work in certain places on Earth.  He said one of those places is in Texas and up through the middle of the country.  He said there's all kinds of studies that show that.  And I said, well, you're getting in -- you just bought 667 wind turbines from GE.  This guy's a multibillionaire.  I said, you're going to build these wind turbines.  I said people will say you're just trying to get rich, you are just trying to get everybody on wind.  He said, well, first of all, I'm not trying to get everybody on wind.  He said that's just one piece of the puzzle.  He said, the second argument is I'm just going to get rich?  So funny.  He looked at me, this 80-year-old man.  He said, I'm a billionaire.  I'm rich enough.

So we finished the break.  We finished our conversation on the air.  And he looked at me and he said, you got five minutes for me?  And I said, yeah.  He said, do you have a piece of paper, pencil?  Said sure.  He said, let me show you something.  And he sketched it out.  In fact, I sent it -- I asked for it to be sent to the website.  Can you check and see if it's on the website?

STU:  No, Glenn.  Because we can -- we can generate power from wind but I can't get my laptop to turn on.

GLENN:  Why can't your laptop turn on?  I think my -- do I have -- yeah, I have Internet.  Why can't you get your laptop to turn on?

STU:  I can't get my laptop to turn on, not to get the Internet.

GLENN:  Not to get the Internet, to turn on.

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  What kind of --

STU:  Well, I've had it for three weeks.  So you figure --

GLENN:  You have the worst technology luck of anyone I've ever seen.  Why have bad technology?

STU:  I don't understand why I believe in it so much.  I think it's the solution to a lot of our problems.  Yet when I use it, it never works.

GLENN:  Here on the front page of GlennBeck.com in the headlines section it says something like, the future of energy according to Boone Pickens.  Okay.  This is what he drew for me last night.  We're sitting there and he says, do you have a piece of paper, a pencil?  I said yeah.  So he draws this.  It's not going to make any sense to you.  Do you see it, Dan?

DAN:  Yes.  It looks like "A Beautiful Mind."  It really does.

GLENN:  I asked him to date it and sign it.  I'm framing it for my office.  Here's what's important.  He went over this with me.  And you see the little pie chart of the coal and the 20% and 22 and it's moved over?  It says 38%, blah, blah, blah?  This is a combination of all of the energies.  This is wind-power, solar power, hydrogen power, coal power.  The number you need to care about is just about simple things we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 38%.  He said I can reduce oil by 38%.  Here's what's important, the reason why I'm framing this.  I have heard this theory from so many people.  I have heard this combination from David Neeleman who is so frustrated with this country that he's now -- not with this country -- with this government that he's now built a new airline in Brazil because he knew energy was going to be a problem.  He spent two years on the energy problem, met with the President, met with the secretary of energy, met with all these people, met with GE, met with everybody, everything with a similar system to this.  Couldn't get it done.  T. Boone writes this out and he says, this is with a we need to do.  The percentages may be different, but it's the same damn plan.  And he's met with the President, he's met with the secretary of energy, he's met with all these people.  He can't get it done.  I've met with the environmentalists who aren't crazy, I've met with oil companies that aren't crazy, I've met now with T. Boone, I've met with several executives of major airlines.  I have met with the heads of GM.  They are all saying the same thing, just different percentages.  The question is why isn't it being done?

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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