Glenn Beck: Turning Fiction Into Reality





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Today, I'm asking you to really change the way you think. You are going to want to take your time with this one; it's going to require some imagination.

Let's start by taking a look at these things:

Marxists in the White House

Overspending

Cloward and Piven

Cap-and-trade

Net neutrality

Government health care

Pushing away Israel

Global governance

Do you think all of these things exist on their own or are they in some way connected?

Let me put it this way: Data points. When banks and investors look at economy they look at a variety of factors: unemployment; the stock market; consumer debt; price of energy; the price of food; imports; exports; the Baltic Dry Index, etc. They look to see what the overall picture tells them.

But the media want you to only look at one of these stories at a time.

When you buy a house, do you only look at the price? Do you only look at the location or the schools or the size? No, you look at everything together to get the full picture. That's what we try and do on this show: Take all of these data points and put them together and show you what the complete picture looks like. But in doing that, the media try to say they are not connected and anyone who thinks so is paranoid.

If you are a long-time viewer of my program, you may have noticed a trend in the past year or so. Yes, I'm getting a little pudgier, thanks for noticing, but that's not it. We don't have many guests, but when we do, the overwhelming majority of them are either historians or fiction novelists. You may be thinking, OK, historians, I get that. But fiction novelists? They write fun books and everything, but why feature them on a news program?


The Overton Window, coming Tuesday, June 15

Well, here's the reason I love talking to these guys: They're war gamers. They think out of the box. They're the people who force you to think the unthinkable. But not only that, many times they are right. Because they aren't just making stuff up, they base their stories in truth. They're called paranoid by many people, in fact, The Washington Post called my new fiction thriller paranoid: "Glenn Beck's Paranoid Thriller, 'The Overton Window.'"

They fear that it will incite rebelliousness among "anti-government extremists" who will tuck the book into their ammo boxes on their way to becoming the next Timothy McVeigh. Hmm, who's the paranoid one here?

But why ridicule someone for thinking out of the box? People don't consider it war gaming when the Pentagon does it and they shouldn't. It's actually the smart thing to do.

Which of the following options sounds more irresponsible to you:

A) Think of as many different unlikely (yet possible) scenarios and play them out

or

B) Assume that we've got every possible situation covered already and there is nothing that can catch us by surprise

All of these think tanks out there, most of them are just produce papers of policies. They aren't thinking out of the box and they're not actually running scenarios and computer models based on their ideas. Except for one: The Center for American Progress. If you are not familiar with that, it's the pet project for uber-wealthy progressive George Soros. But most think tanks don't get it. Fiction authors do.

And the Pentagon knows that. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon convened a group of fiction writers like Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille and asked them to join in the war game sessions. It wasn't the first time they had talked to authors. I had Nelson DeMille on radio a couple of days ago, he had written a story in 2000 about terrorists hijacking planes and gassing everyone. Here's what he was told by war gamers in D.C. a year before the 9/11 attacks:

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NELSON DEMILLE, AUTHOR: I did a lot of research with the Joint Terrorist Task Force here in the city and they said to me — I said, what is the next target in the United States? What is the next target in America for terrorists? And they said, the World Trade Center. And this was in the year 2000. The World Trade Center had been attacked, if we remember, in February 1993 with a truck bomb in the basement. They said, look, they missed and they are going to do it next time. And they said to me — and this is 18 months maybe before it happened — it will be Learjets full of explosives and gasoline flying into both towers with suicide bombers...

What happened, it was not a shock to me when it happened that morning because I had heard it a year and a half before.

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These guys won't reveal their sources, but they will tell you what people honestly think and what could be coming our way in the future. It's why I love talking to them; they are well-informed, and many times, way ahead of the game.

In his 1994 book "Debt of Honor," Tom Clancy imagines a rogue pilot taking control of a jet and crashing it into the U.S. Capitol as the president of the United States addresses a Joint Session of Congress. From the book: "The entire east face of the building's southern half was smashed to gravel which shot westward — but the real damage took a second or two more, barely time for the roof to start falling down on the 900 people in the chamber: 100 tons of jet fuel erupted from the shredded fuel tanks."

Did you know that Ayn Rand, author of "Atlas Shruugged," had a hard time getting a publisher in America for her book "The Anthem"? One publisher rejected it on the grounds that the author does not understand socialism, which is particularly funny because she was born in St. Petersburg. She was 12 years old the revolution of 1917 broke out. She was there when it happened and violence took place right in front of her. She lived there until she was in her 20s. She saw the brutality of communism.

You'd think the media would love a success story like this, but Ayn Rand was soundly mocked in the media. Even after achieving success, she was still routinely bashed by critics. Here's what the media elite thought of "Atlas Shrugged":

"Not in any literary sense a serious novel" — The New York Times

"Somebody has called it: 'Excruciatingly awful.' I find it a remarkably silly book. It is certainly a bumptious one. Its story is preposterous." — Whittaker Chambers

"As an instrument of propaganda, this book is a moderate success; as a work of art, it is a noble failure" — Portsmouth Star

"1,168 Pages of Soap Opera Philosophy and Propaganda" — The Savannah News

Just how strange were the concepts in it? Let's see: The book focuses on how politicians respond to crises — many times created by themselves — by creating new government programs, laws and regulations. She wrote in "The Voice of Reason": "One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary."

Is that not happening today? How many times have you heard "capitalism has failed"?

She also showed how politicians would dress their redistributive legislation in happy sounding names. Sound familiar? Tell me which ones are from the book and which one is real:

"Anti-greed Act"

"Emergency Economic Stabilization Act"

"Equalization of Opportunity Act"

Clearly, Ayn Rand had no idea what she was talking about.

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The far Left has intensified its push toward Marxism for months now, but it's more than clever catchphrases or slogans. Their radical rhetoric and policies have violent consequences.

Calls to defund the police have led to officers being ambushed and killed. Crime is spiking in record amounts all over the country. Critical race theory has the government, corporations, and now schools brainwashing Americans to believe the entire system is systemically racist. And it's paved the way for actual violence in the streets from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck exposes their endgame: tearing the entire system down. Marxists did this in the Soviet Union and China, among other places. Millions died, and the first to feel the brunt were always the landowners and farmers. The most recent example of this is happening in South Africa, where Glenn reveals terrifying on-the-ground interviews.

As American farmers now also face unprecedented racial discrimination by our federal government, award-winning South African journalist Lara Logan warns of what could happen if the seeds of Marxism aren't uprooted now.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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