A Tsunami or a Ripple?

By Larry Schweikart



Larry Schweikart is the author of Seven Events that Made America America and producer of the new documentary film, “Rockin’ the Wall

It’s all too common to hear the results of the election, two weeks ago, referred to as an “earthquake” or a “tsunami.” In reality, it may prove to be only a ripple of the coming sea change in American politics that the ruling classes appear impervious to. American history shows that the people of this great land will suffer indignities and even outright evil in their midst for a long time before they act—was this not what Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration? But at some point, they demand injustice be addressed, whether it was slavery in the 1800s, or the inferior position of women in the 1900s. Today’s elephant in the room, just as the elephant in the room in the 1800s was slavery, cannot and will not be ignored, and any political two-steps, cha-chas, or tangos that seek to avoid dealing with it will experience the same electoral results that we saw last week.

And the elephant in the room? Debt. For the first time in my many years as a historical political analyst, I sense that the American people are not just uncomfortable with the federal debt and the sorry state of government finances in general—federal, state, and local—but that they are terrified and angry at the same time. And well they should be. Estimates of unfunded obligations (Social Security, Medicare, and so on) can be whatever a statistician wants to make them, but there is general agreement that they amount to over $60 trillion, and combined with the current “acknowledged” U.S. debt, may be as high as $90 trillion. Such numbers are simply unfathomable to most Americans. But while they don’t “get” the dollar figures, they do “get” that unless this is turned around, and quickly, in 30 years today’s kids will have a lifestyle akin to a modern-day Peruvian or an 18th century Frenchman. Believe me, you do not want that standard of living in either case.


Historically, gold and other commodities has been the canary in the coal mine. When gold begins to spike, watch out, because inflation is on its way. Gold went over $1400 an ounce today, and more ominous, the president of the World Bank suggested maybe it is time that the world return to a gold standard. Why is this ominous? Because it means that even he has admitted that the developed nations cannot control their own finances, and that an outside arbiter—gold—be used to do so. Unfortunately, the gold standard is only as good as those who are willing to make it just that, a standard. In the 1920s, gold flowed out of England and European countries and into the United States. The U.S., in turn, was to allow prices to rise and to print an equivalent ratio of paper money so that American products would soon be more expensive than British or Dutch products, and therefore those economies would recover. We would experience a slight rise in unemployment, their unemployment would fall.

As Milton Friedman has shown in his classic work, A Monetary History of the United States, the Federal Reserve sat on the gold. Meanwhile, other nations—one at a time—jumped off the gold standard. Imagine a large cement block in which 20 people are holding it up: everyone is safe as long as everyone stands his ground, but if one, then another, start running, the last one under the block is, to quote Mr. Miagi from “Karate Kid,” “squished like grape.” And so was the U.S. in the late 1920s: gold flowed out, and the Great Depression set in. The point is not that a gold standard (or a platinum standard, or any other standard) is good or bad: the point is that any standard is only good if governments are honest and accountable. The comments of the World Bank president suggest that he thinks no government in the world is either honest or accountable. One thing is for certain. Last week, Americans demanded, if not an honest government, at least one that was accountable. They screamed “STOP.” We’ll see who is listening.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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