Glenn Beck: Bugs for oil


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GLENN: Okay, I think we are at the end of days. I just want to say I think today may be the last day we all live. No, I don't mean to be depressing, I don't -- you know, hey, Glenn, you're out of control, that's crazy. What do you mean you're calling for the end of the world? Yep, I'm calling for it. I say about 4:30 this afternoon. Jesus is going to come around maybe 3:00, maybe there will be a picnic or something, there will be giant clouds parting, angels split the mountains. And then around 4:30 or so he will be like, hey, you want to have a snack real quick before I destroy everything? And I'll say, you know, what you got? I'm just saying today may be the end. Check your Bibles. Why do you say this? "Oh, Glenn, that's crazy talk. Why?" Well, here's a novel idea from San Francisco. San Francisco says they know how to solve our oil crisis. Biotechnology company based in south San Francisco specializes in a genetic alteration of bugs. Single cell organisms, each a fraction of a billionth of a size of an ant so that when they feed on agricultural waste like wood chips or wheat straw, they excrete crude oil. Now, that's an awful lot of bug poop to run my car. I mean, how many -- let's see. A billionth of a size of an ant. Unless they've got a billionth of a size of an ant diarrhea the size of much more than the biggest elephants on the planet, I don't think we can produce a billion barrels of oil but maybe it's just me. I was going for the ANWR route! But I think we should really think about the billionth size of an ant poop that we can put directly into the tank of our car. Jesus, come take me now! How many of us are now praying for death? This is what we've turned into? Do you know how our grandparents would slap the crap out of us right now? Our grandparents would just, they would take us out to the wood shed. "You what?" "Grandpa, I think it's a good idea." "What?" "Well... hang on, listen to reason. Polar bears... coal is making things... well, okay, it hasn't since 1998 been hotter... but Al Gore... they are a billionth the size of an ant." "Get to the wood shed!" That's what he would say to us. He would. He would me. And if you're one of these pinheads. "It's an ant. They are going to be pooping crude oil." First of all, I don't think this is a good idea. Let's stop messing with nature. Can we do that? What do you say? What do you say we don't start splitting one-celled organisms and making them into -- you know what they need, big teeth. If we could just get some of these bugs with giant teeth and make them ferocious." No, I don't think so. I don't think so. I don't need a half cow, half man. I don't need dad to never have to go to the store again for a carton of milk because dad will just squeeze his teat. I don't think I need that. Thank you, thank you. I don't think I need supercorn, thank you. I'm okay with the regular old corn. "No, but this will grow 8,000 stories tall." Yeah, I don't think, I don't think. "Of course, we couldn't get it to not have giant claws." Yeah, uh-uh. "But it poops ethanol. You're not going to be able to buy it anywhere." Let's drill for oil. What do you say?

President's supposed to give a speech today. President's going to say he's calling on congress. Please, don't call on congress to do anything. You can rescind through executive order, the 1990 executive order. Gee, who was in office in 1990? I'm trying to think who it was. Oh, your dad. You could rescind the executive order from 1990 that says no offshore drilling. What do you say? What do you say? Hmmm? Come on, George, come on. Come on, you can do it. I'll give you the pen. Just sit down at the desk. "I want offshore drilling, GWB." What do you say?

Here's what I'd like the President to do. I don't even want to see him. I don't want to see him in the rose garden. Looks nice, sure does. You know fertilizer is made with natural gas? Do you know how much we're probably spending on fertilizer right now at the White House to be able to keep those roses so lush, that grass so green? How much are we spending on that fertilizer? I'd like to know. I bet we're spending at least twice the amount this year for the exact same amount of fertilizer. And you know what? There's enough bullcrap in Washington to make those flowers grow for all eternity. I don't want to see you in the rose garden, I don't want to see you in the White House. You know where I want to see you? I want to see you standing in front of a mountain, live shot, Denver, Colorado. That's where I want to see you. I want you to -- I don't care if it's on a playground, I don't care if it's in the middle of somebody's living room, I don't care if it is underneath a bear at the city zoo. I want to see you standing there on television and you say this -- behind you are these rough necks, okay? The big oil drilling guys, you know? And I want to see them like in that old movie. You remember in that old oil movie? I don't remember what it even was but all the guys -- maybe it was even a James Dean movie where they had those silver construction hats and they were all dirty from oil and they're wearing the rolled-up, you know, denim shirts and they got the khakis on and they're all just covered in oil? I want those guys standing behind the President and I want the President to say this: "America, we're up just a nasty river without a paddle. So I'm going to give a paddle, and here it is. When I finish this speech, these guys behind me, they're going to drill right here because right here, see underneath this bear at the zoo? Right here is about a million barrels of oil. And by the way, it's just not here. In fact, here's a live shot from ANWR and here's a bunch of guys in a big tanker. They're going offshore right now and they are just going to start dropping stuff that they can start to drill, you know, soon. We're just going to start building this stuff. They are going to start building it and they are going to drill today and we're going to do it by executive order because enough is enough. There's no way we can run this country, there's no way we can be who we want to be, we can no longer lead the free world if we're out of energy. Everybody is -- yesterday on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, it was all of these companies that were fighting for the leasing rights of oil, oil rights off our shore. Vietnam was one of them. Vietnam, yeah. Currently at war. The Vietnam War, except this one is over oil and they're fighting with Sweden and China and India for the drilling rights off Florida. If Vietnam, you know, the home of the boat people can have the technology to drill for oil off our shore, don't you think we should? Don't you think? Hmmm? Or we could wait for the billionth size of an ant to poop crude oil. We could wait for that.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.