Glenn Beck: Will you be a burden or a shelter?


GLENN:

This is one of those things I ask you to go with me on but I want to talk to you

about a real change of course and a real direction. I believe that I have hit my

maximum footprint. We have about 30 million people that listen and watch and

read every single month. We have 30 million people within the Glenn Beck

footprint. That's one tenth of the American population. I have been telling you

that these things were coming. I have been ringing the bell as hard as I can. I

have pledged my life, my fortune and my sacred honor over the last five years,

and you have, too. And you have been here. And last hour I did an opening

monologue and tonight we'll show you the video. It is, it's stunning. It's

stunning what happened just over the weekend, the things that we have said were

coming are now here. And I have been thinking lately about, you know, where do I

go from here. And where I go from here is grassroots. Where I go from here is,

quite honestly, away from New York City. Where I go from here is into real life.

I am the answers don't lie in New York City, they don't lie in Chicago, they are

not in Washington, D.C. They are at your home and your town hall and your

community. They life within your own life. And that's where our problems are and

that's where the solutions are. So I want to start with something that you

people say what does the average person do, Glenn? What do I do? Because I don't

have a lot of money and et cetera, et cetera. And I've told you food storage. I

can't tell you, it may sound ridiculous to you but I can't tell you how

important it is. And you will hear let me tell you something. You will hear my

words ring in your head. Do not be the person that said, oh, jeez, I wish I

would have listened to him. Get food storage. Now, if you don't know how to do

that I told my wife last night, do you know who bought up just tons of land in

Brazil for sugar? George Soros. Isn't that weird? I told my wife last night, I

said, buy sugar, honey. Buy sugar. Buy flour. These things are going to staples

are going to become extraordinarily expensive. Look at this. I don't know if you

guys saw this, but the classic Thanksgiving dinner? This is a chart, and I'll

hold it up for the Insiders but if you look at this, it shows that in 1986 the

price of a classic Thanksgiving dinner pick it up on 3. There it is. The classic

Thanksgiving dinner. And you'll see that it's pretty much flat line because

that's adjusted for inflation. If you don't adjust for inflation, here's the

cost. And inflation really is just inflating the money. That's all they are

doing is they are inflating the money.

PAT: It's like the cost of buying the Twelve Days of Christmas gifts?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: You know where the calling birds went out? I mean, that's

GLENN: You can't even

PAT: I mean, that's, you know, turtle doves, you can't even get a good turtle

dove anymore. You can't.

GLENN: Don't even talk to me about the pipers piping.

STU: I've been trying to get the lords a leaping for a while.

PAT: They're expensive.

STU: They are out of my price range.

PAT: You know why? You know why they are expensive? Unions. Union members.

STU: Union leapers?

GLENN: Communists? Communist union members?

PAT: The lords, they are all communists union members who make about $72,000 a

day.

GLENN: All right. Pipe down! All right, so here's the thing. Costs are going up.

People say how do I afford it? "Glenn, I'm on the line now." The average person

now, this isn't obviously everybody. The average person and I cannot believe

this has $20,000 to $25,000 worth of excess stuff in their house. Now

PAT: That's hard to believe.

GLENN: That is really hard to believe. My wife and I went through our house this

weekend and we put sticky notes on everything we're going to sell.

PAT: You're not including, like, furniture that you actually sit on, TVs you

use, that kind of stuff?

GLENN: No, we did.

PAT: You are including that?

GLENN: No, no, no. No, no, no. Not stuff you

PAT: Stuff you're using or stuff that you're not using?

GLENN: Some stuff you use and stuff but you don't need. You know, it's extra

stuff. It's like, you know what, we don't need this, you know. But mainly it's

stuff you don't use.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: You know where we found a lot of stuff? In boxes in the basement.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

GLENN: And in, like, cupboards. Stuff you've got in the back of the cupboard and

you're like, I forgot we even had this. You know what I mean? We found stuff

this weekend that we had just put away from another move and we're just like, I

don't even remember having this. It's like you got a whole new set of stuff.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And so what we did is we put sticky notes on everything and we are going

to put it up on Upillar and we're selling it. And what I'm selling it for is

probably different than what you're selling it for. I'm going to encourage you

to do this right now. I want you to talk to your spouse tonight, and I want you

to go through your stuff. And your husband or your wife is going to think you're

crazy. I don't really care anymore. I don't care what anybody thinks of me

anymore. You think I'm crazy? Fine. Woo hoo, great, make fun of me. I mean,

stand in line on that one.

What I'm asking you to do is sell it, for one of three reasons. Go through and

find out what truly is meaningful in your life. Find out what you need. We've

got so much crap. We have so much clutter. We have so much materialism in our

lives that it clutters.

For instance, I am trying to convince my wife right now, and me, get rid of the

cellphones. Now, this is really no, no, no, I know this is really, really

bizarre and most people can't do this, but I want to get rid of them because I

don't want the electronics in the house.

PAT: You never use yours anyway.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: You might as well get rid of it.

GLENN: I know, but my wife uses it and I call her on hers all the time. We leave

them in the car or something else. I don't want all the distractions in the

house. I don't want them with the kids. I just don't want them.

STU: That's legitimate to try to keep them out of the house obviously. You know,

they're great for emergencies, there's uses for them.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah, and that's why I'm saying I have different reasons for it.

I'm not saying, you know, don't have a cellphone. That's ridiculous. But get all

these things that were supposed to make our lives easier have made them more

complex.

STU: Well, you've seen those Windows, the Windows phone commercials they have

been airing lately which is their entire ad campaign is if you get a Windows

phone, you'll get off the phone faster. Like we'll give you all your updates on

one page and I mean, I don't know if it's any good but that's their pitch to

you. It's what they are seeing in people is that they want to get off the phone

and start reconnecting with actual people.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That are near you.

GLENN: We have to do that. So anyway, you can what I want you to do is I want

you to go through your house. Because if you have let's say you have $5,000

worth of stuff in your house that you just don't use. You've got sitting it's a

gift somebody gave you. Get rid of it. And here's why. One, pay off your bills.

If you had $5,000 worth of stuff sitting in your house that you don't use, if

you could get rid of it and you could raise $5,000, could you pay off your

credit card? Could you pay down your debt? What could you do with it?

Two, if you had $5,000 and you had paid down your debt, how about food storage?

Could you use $5,000 do you know what you could buy with $5,000 for food

storage? Enormous. Enormous amount.

PAT: You get a year's supply for five people.

GLENN: That's enormous. Pay it off and get your food storage. People have been

asking me, "Glenn, we want answers. What do we do?" Politically? Politically

it's in Broke. All of the answers that took us a year, over a year to do. Well,

this stuff has taken me about a year to come up with as well and this is just

the beginning. First step, get rid of your stuff. Sell it. The stuff you don't

use, sell it and pay down your debt and do food storage. I would do food storage

first.

The third option for people who are in my situation is I have found a town in

Ohio, and I will tell you about it in the coming days, but I want to recreate

George Bailey's It's A Wonderful Life at the end, that end scene. And my wife

and I have found a food pantry that is really struggling. And I mean, these guys

puts their hands on the shelves every day and pray on these shelves and say,

Lord, help us fill these shelves. Well, I don't know what the Lord's doing but I

know what we're doing, and we're going to help. And we are going to raise money

out of our own stuff and we're going to help other people with it. I'm going to

try to lead by some example here and show that we can help each other out, and

we can do it without really hurting ourselves at all. Helping ourselves. It's

good for us. It's good for me to get rid of this crap in my life and it is good

for the other end. So will you join me on this? I will give you more details.

I'm going to post it on

Upillar. It will probably be up there by next week. I'm going to post all my

stuff on Upillar and there's some great stuff. And I mean, there's some stuff

there that, I mean, there's some stuff there that is, you know, one of a kind

of, you know

PAT: Did you put the Pujols bat up?

GLENN: No, I didn't. I didn't do that.

PAT: Oh, I see.

GLENN: No, I didn't.

PAT: That's something you need! That's something you need, is it, Mr. Beck?

GLENN: There are a few things that my wife said no to and that was one of them.

I did put our pool table up, made just for my family. It says made for the Beck

family. Put that up. I love the pool table. My wife's like, which was the last

time you played pool? And I'm like, okay, it's been about a year and a half, but

I love it. And she's like, pool table is going. I said, and the pool table goes,

the brand new beautiful exercise equipment that we had to have, good stuff, it's

been used about three times. Gone! And I am happy about it.

STU: Isn't this just an excuse for, like, wives to be able to nag over things

they don't like?

GLENN: Oh, no, no, no. No, no, because it's like, oh, really? That's going? Do

you know what else is going? This is going. "I like that." You never use it.

STU: This is sort of like a trade war.

GLENN: It is, it is. It's great. It's really great. It was very liberating this

weekend. So please talk to your spouse about doing that. And we'll give you some

more information as we continue to move on.

 

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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Dr. Anthony Fauci's arrogance is out of control and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is one of the only members of Congress calling him out to his face. Last week, Glenn Beck exposed the truth about what happened leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, who the top players in government and science were, and what their real response was in the first days of the pandemic during a live special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie." Sen. Paul joined Glenn on the radio program to review some of the facts uncovered during the special and to explain his next steps moving forward in Congress.

Paul said it's "amazing" that so few on the opposite side of the political aisle seem to care about the dangers gain-of-function research poses to the world. COVID-19 has a 1% mortality rate yet it still managed to cause massive destruction around the world, he said. So, what if the next mistake results in a leaked virus with a 50% mortality rate? Because scientists are researching viruses as dangerous as that, Sen. Paul explained, and some — including Fauci — believe the risks are worth it.

"It is kind of amazing, particularly that no one from the opposite side of the aisle seems to care at all about the dangerousness of this virus and that it might have come from a lab, and in all likelihood did come from a lab," Paul said. "Not one Democrat is curious at all. You know, you would think that Democrats have at least some sensibilities about the danger of things. They tend to be the ones who want to regulate away the things that could be dangerous in the workplace. Yet they don't seem to care about something that could kill millions and likely did kill millions of people. This virus has a 1% mortality and killed 5 million people so far, around the world. Can you imagine if the next one that comes out of the lab has 15% or 50% mortality? And they are doing experiments, as we speak, with viruses that have 50% mortality, and Fauci seems to have no problem with this. He says we weigh the risks verses the benefits of the research, and he comes down on the side that the risks are worth it."

"All of humanity could be wiped out if they make [another] tragic error," Glenn responded. "This is not something that the elites should be the ones making the decision. We should all be involved in these decisions. There's no bigger decision to make than, 'should we be playing around with things that don't exist necessarily in nature that have jumped to humans?' Should we be playing around with these things, making [dangerous viruses], so in case it jumps to humans, we can kill it with a vaccine? This is insanity. Insanity. Especially with arrogance coupled to it."

Sen. Paul went on to point out the additional dangers of allowing any one person to have too much authority, particularly, as in the case of Dr. Fauci, a person with casual disregard for both science and individual liberty.

"Fauci not only has a casual disregard for science, but also for individual liberty. You combine the two — ignoring the science, and then having no regard at all for individual liberty — and you have a really dangerous situation. But it's also dangerous because we've centralized the authority," Paul explained.

"Look, I have opinions on where the virus came from. I have opinions on how to treat it. But they're my opinions, you don't have to take them. If you agree with me, you can listen to my opinions. With Dr. Fauci, it's not the same. He has opinions, but he wants you to be forced to do as he says. So it is the difference between coercion and freedom. And in freedom, there are many choices. But the real danger is, as we centralize authority, ultimately you get authoritarianism. And I think that he could easily be a medical dictator, if he were allowed to be."

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