Glenn Beck: Establishment losing their grip




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GLENN: One is the O'Donnell story where the media is trying to do their best to take down O'Donnell and the establishment is doing it. The establishment has band themselves together. You have the GOP coming out and saying what a horrible candidate O'Donnell is. And quite honestly I think there's something wrong with this. There's something wrong. I mean, okay, really the things that we have on O'Donnell, I guess, is that, what was it? She didn't pay a bill, she's the anti masturbation candidate? I mean, I think I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's probably an okay stance to take. I mean, unless you want to be the, "Hey, I'm with playing for yourself with yourself all the time" candidate.

STU: Well, it's not like she's out advocating for a law to stop masturbation.

PAT: Right.

STU: She's Roman Catholic, that's all.

GLENN: And she's in a church and she made a statement something along the do we have the audio? We should get this today. Where she's making the statement of, hey, you know, maybe that's not the best idea.

STU: Yeah, she said basically, you know, we you know, God says to not have lust in your heart and it's pretty hard to masturbate without lust in our heart. It's not exactly an absurd point. I mean, you know.

GLENN: I mean, it's crazy.

STU: It's a private thing.

GLENN: Right.

STU: You know what I mean? She's advocating a position, essentially a group she's joined in her private life.

GLENN: Look, this is we're pro choice. We're pro choice here on this issue. If that's what you want to do in your own personal life, okay, go for it. I personally work so hard every day that I'm just too tired.

PAT: Really? Do you tell yourself I've got a headache?

GLENN: I've got a headache and a backache.

PAT: I'm sorry, I've got a headache.

GLENN: And I'm too sleepy tonight, honey. I mean, you know, how is this a bad thing to say that, you know, no, I don't think we should all we should maybe go out, talk to someone, have a get a girlfriend, okay?

STU: So that's basically what she said. She's like, you know, if I'm the wife and he's doing that, what does he need me for?

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: That's what she says.

GLENN: And what is tied, what is tied to this? Pornography. Can you show me a study that shows that pornography is good for society, good for the family? It's not. Almost everything that we've got going on in our country right now can be tied with families can be tied directly to pore nothing avenue. It's insidious. So

STU: But you are not pushing for a law to ban it.

GLENN: I don't look.

STU: It's something and that's her point there. She's like, I don't think it's a good thing.

GLENN: Personal responsibility.

STU: My faith says it's not a good thing. Do you not just not Roman Catholics?

PAT: There was another deal, too, and it was a morally

GLENN: Oh, it was the one on Bill Maher.

STU: The Nazi thing which is even more absurd.

PAT: About lying.

STU: Yeah. Basically they said she said quickly that, hey, I don't think you should ever lie. And they said, well, you should never lie? What if you're hiding Jews and there are Nazis there asking you about it? And her answer was, well, look, you know, I think in that situation God would present an opportunity to not lie and save the Jews. Crazy! I mean, it's kind yes, she didn't say she

GLENN: Why is she rounding up Jews and killing them in their basement?

STU: That's essentially what they are saying about her and it makes I think it makes the average person say, look, if they are attacking her with this nonsense, yeah, what's

GLENN: Now here's the thing. There's something wrong here. I don't know what it is, but these guys in the GOP and maybe it's just that she's the straw that broke the camel's back. Or that there's something else that went on between the establishment and her that we're just not aware of. But she's being presented as the worst candidate of all time.

PAT: Well, and you can kind of understand that before the primary happened. You can say, okay, they had a vicious battle to win the primary. I get that. What I don't get

GLENN: There's something else.

PAT: Is something that's happened since the election.

GLENN: There's something else.

PAT: If you're the Republican Party and she's a Republican, you've got to throw everything behind her now.

GLENN: Right. I think it's because she's not going to play ball. And these guys, these Republicans, the establishment Republicans, they're not going to give up. I mean, they will this is my theory on the left. Democrats, you have gotten into bed, there are Democrats, then there are which are fine. Then there are liberal Democrats which are a pain in my neck but they're fine. Then there's the progressive who is not a Democrat, has cloaked himself as a Democrat. The progressive is the beginning of danger. But then you also have the revolutionary. Those are your slices of the Democratic Party. We can negotiate and deal with Democrats and liberal Democrats. Progressives are in both parties and they don't care. They don't care about anything except their own agenda. You want to talk about extremists, it's the progressives and the revolutionaries in the Democratic Party. Real revolutionaries.

Now, you look at O'Donnell. For some reason they are all attacking her and I have to ask myself, has anyone looked at Harry Reid's pet? Now, this is a quote from Harry Reid. He says I'm going to be very honest with you. Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. Quote: He's my pet. Let me tell you about him. He's a graduate of Yale Divinity School which should make you freak out if you know anything about Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School, two time national debate champion. He represents two thirds of the state now in elected capacity.

I don't know if you've ever seen him or heard him speak. He's a dynamic speaker. I don't mean loud or long. He's a communicator. So that's how I feel about Delaware. I've always thought Chris Coons was going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I'm glad he's running. I just think the world of him. Quote: He's my pet, end quote. This is Harry Reid.

Now, will someone look into Chris Coons because we have, and we'll have this story for you in just a few minutes on who he is. The guy's a Marxist. The guy's a staunch anticapitalist. You want to talk about a bad candidate, okay, you can talk about the masturbation thing all you want. Really? Is that what we've turned into in this country?

PAT: Between a Marxist and an antimasturbation candidate? I'm going the antimasturbation every time.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I'm going to go if it's a Marxist and a masturbation, a pro masturbation candidate, I'm going to go with the masturbation man.

STU: You are saying that you think the philosophy of government might be more relevant to an election than the masturbation stance?

GLENN: Yes, I think so.

STU: That's interesting. That's interesting.

GLENN: I think so.

STU: That's a crazy take, Glenn. I don't know where you get that from.

GLENN: Yeah. Oh, the hyperinflation candidate over the hypothetical answer on Hitler candidate, I think I'm going to go with the hypothetical Hitler answer.

STU: You mean the one she said she still wanted to protect the Jews?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But didn't want to lie about it?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: What a controversial mark!

GLENN: I know, I know. There's something wrong here. And if you happen to be listening and you're in the elite power circles and you don't want anything to do with it anymore, you call us or tip us off because there's something going on here. And maybe it's just that the elites are so hacked off that this is the straw that, you know, broke the camel's back but I don't think so.

STU: Well, you know, some people are saying, look, you know, it went from a heavily favored Republican seat to a heavily favored Democrat seat with that result.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And I still think there's a great chance that she wins because we've seen this happen over and over and over again in this cycle but it could just be that.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. The political class is doing the same thing that they always do. They did it with Marco Rubio. How far up is Marco Rubio?

STU: One poll has him up 16 now.

GLENN: If you A/B Marco Rubio and Crist, you see Marco Rubio is the candidate for Florida. If you A/B Coons, the Marxist, against the masturbation lady, I think we're going to go with the antimasturbation lady.

STU: Really that's not the title you want as a candidate, the masturbation lady?

GLENN: No, I rather have I would rather be known as masturbation man than, Marxist man! If I'm running for president or if I'm running for the Senate, I really think I would be rather known as antimasturbation man.

STU: Not if you are running for president in Cuba. Would you rather be the Marxist man.

PAT: Or the northeast apparently.

STU: Or the northeast.

PAT: Because we've got you know, you've got Sanders, you've got Coons, you've got these people who are just so far left, they are so far out of the mainstream.

GLENN: They are doing the same thing that they did with Barack Obama. They are not even talking about the other candidate.

PAT: No.

GLENN: They are not talking about who he is. You know, the last time and even if she loses, in 1994 Oliver North wanted to run for the Senate. He had been convinced by a bunch of Christian conservatives and people said, you know, these people didn't like the way the Republican establishment and where it was going in Virginia and they said, we have got to grab ahold of the reins in Virginia of the Republican Party. And the Republican Party went crazy because Chuck Robb was the candidate that the Republican thought would, "Oh, really, he... he'll be easily defeated if the right GOP candidate was chosen." Well, the people in Virginia bucked the establishment and they went with Oliver North. And Oliver North went in against Robb in the general election and Oliver North lost. But that's not where the story ends. Look what happened. It changed the debate. It helped Virginia and the Republican Party start to return to its conservative roots. Sometimes you lose a battle but you win the war. She's going to change the debate, if we continue to debate the real issues, which is money. How much money are we spending? Who can we possibly trust to shut that off? Who believes in small government and who believes in redistribution of wealth? That's what this is about. Not whether, you know, behind closed doors you do whatever it is you do. That's up to you and God. That's it. There's a massive game being played and it's being played by the Democrats and the Republicans. And for the good of the republic, I just know, I just know the American people are good and they are awake. Not all of them but they are awake. In the Democratic Party as well they are awake. And whether they go and they cross lines and vote for somebody else, I think they are going to just stay home. I think a lot of them will stay home. Because how do you vote for how do you you can't justify. Normal American Democrats, not the uber left but the normal people, the people like my grandparents were, people like my mother in law was. You know, they just, they're not into this. They're just not into this. They know that this is reckless spending and they are being lied to. And they're in bed with special interests. And they're collapsing the country. They know it. Just like many Republicans knew it when George W. Bush was doing it at the end. Now, the question is can they get past their politics and start looking at the values and principles, and I think yes. But there is an amazing group of people that have assembled to con you into changing what was it that Michelle Obama said? We're going to have to change our history, we're going to have to change our traditions? And one of them is in faith. And we have some amazing audio for you coming up in just a second.

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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