Glenn Beck: What did the media say in 1963?



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GLENN: I want to talk to those people who have listened and you may not have moved on my words before. I talked to a woman yesterday. She said, Glenn, my husband and I have listened to you for a long time. She said, I was listening to you one day with three years ago when you said, please, if you're in the stock market, please get your money out; someone must have something remaining, please get your money out. She said, we listened to you then. She said, I heard it and I was going to talk to my husband. My husband came in the door and he said, honey, I need to talk to you, I just listened to Glenn Beck and he said get the money out and it just sounds right to me, we've got to get our money out. She said, you saved, you saved our money. Let me tell you something. I didn't. Because that call went out to millions of people and very few people actually acted on it. Those who did saved their money. I could be wrong. I'm not an economist, I'm not a I'm not an expert on society or religion. I'm not an expert on anything. I come to you as a, just a regular Schmo that quite honestly is an undereducated man. I'm a self educated man. I am an entertainer. No matter what the press wants to use that as a smear, that's who I am. That's what I've always done with my life. But I'm talking to you now as a citizen and as a dad.

I want to give you what I have told you in the last four years. When it comes to the economy, I told you that we weren't headed for a recession; we're headed for a depression, the ultimate depression. I have told you, be very careful with your money. I have told you, I don't know why anybody has their money in the stock market. It's bogus! I have told you and gotten so much heat for saying that the Dow would end up, if it was lucky, at 5,000. I have told you, make a decision on your home. I've told you that I've been trying to sell my home now for, what, two years? But I live in the Northeast in town where it's 95% Wall Street. I have friends who built, who built a $5 million home. That's what it cost them to build it, a $5 million home. They sold it for 1.5. Almost every home in my neighborhood is up for sale. I told you things weren't going to get better; buckle up. I told you that the rich are getting out.

Now let me give you the headlines from today. All of those things I have been hammered for. I told you these things three years ago. I've also told you I don't know the timing of things. I can see over the horizon on some things, I can see the general direction of where we're headed, but I don't know when it's going to happen. It could happen tomorrow, it could happen five years from now. I don't know. I also, I also don't have any idea why I have this ability to see over the horizon other than it's my job. We all have our job, and you in your job, no matter what it is, it's a calling. You have the ability to listen, if you want to be in California, to the universe, or listen to the word of God for your calling in your family in your personal life. Well, my calling is to be on the radio every day and comment about what's happening. And quite honestly if it hadn't have been for my bottoming out, if I hadn't lost everything, if I hadn't have lost my friends, my family, my fortune, my house, everything, if I hadn't have lost everything, and the most important thing was my good name, my ability to look a person in the eye and say, no, really, this is true, and have anybody believe me. If I hadn't have lost everything, I wouldn't have been to a place to where I said, I will never tell a lie because all I want is someone to believe me again when I say something that is true. When you do that, life becomes very easy because you no longer have to keep track of what you said, but extraordinarily hard. Because you say things that you don't want to say. You say things that are unpopular. Is there enough money in the world? Is there enough fame in the world for someone to put themselves in a position to where they know how they'll be remembered in history and it won't be good? Is there enough money? Is there enough fame? The answer to that is no. How evil and irresponsible would I be to have the platform that I have. What kind of monster would I have to be to have the platform that I have and say these things if I didn't believe them? How insane would I be? There are those within the sound of my voice that say, damn right, just as insane as I think you are. There is not enough money and fame for me to live the rest of my life with people like you saying that about me to my children! So maybe you're the one that might be a little misguided. Because it's those voice that have been telling you not to listen to me because the Dow at 5,000 is crazy, because a total collapse of our system is out of you've got to be out of your mind to believe that! We're America! That will never happen! That we're in a depression, we're headed for a depression, not a recession. "That's crazy talk! He's fear mongering!" Those are the voices that are controlling most of this country right now.

Here are the headlines today. Worries about recovery deepen. Hindenburg Omen, which you heard about on this program. Hindenburg Omen happened again last week. The Hindenburg Omen means that there's a 77% chance that the market will correct itself by at least 5%. The Hindenburg Omen, when it happens in September or October, has been the has been the crash of 19, what was it, 1989, the crash of 1929? Does October or September come to mind? It happened again last week. If it happens once, there's a 77% chance of a crash. If it happens twice, all bets are off, as I told you two weeks ago. It's happened twice, and it almost happened three times, in the last ten days.

Next headline: Investors are scattering to safety. Next one: Drop in home prices renew pricing fears. The largest drop in home prices the largest drop in home sales since LBJ. Next headline: Dow faces bouncy ride to 5,000! Next headline: CNBC, economy in depression, not recession.

Look , if you have listened before and haven't acted, maybe you have regretted that. If you have listened before and have reacted because you've seen the pattern, you've seen that I'm not right all the time, but I've got a pretty good track record. I have a much better track record than Joe Biden who says we're moving in the right direction. I beg of you, I beg of you, please, please, please listen to what I have to say today. Please.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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