Glenn Beck: And the chaos begins...

GLENN: We were just talking during the break again about this South Korea situation. This is extraordinarily brave and it I personally believe that this is possibly the beginning of the is this the longest standing prediction of the show? We should find out. What's the longest standing prediction of this show? But one of them, and this one goes all the way back to the perfect storm which I told you about a year, maybe two years after 9/11. I started figuring it out, and the key was understanding Osama Bin Laden. In 1998 I was on the air and I had been reading the words of Osama Bin Laden, and I believed him. This guy wasn't a stupid guy. And I believed him. And he talked about bringing America to its knees and attacking New York and yada, yada, and I said in '98 this is going to happen. It's going to happen here in New York and there will be blood and bodies in the streets of New York. Well, we know what happened.

After that I went back and I looked at some of the things he said, and he made me so angry. When I first read the words, and I'm paraphrasing, that what I've done to the Soviet Union I will do to America. And I was really angry and I thought, my gosh, how dare you say that you collapsed the Soviet Union. You didn't collapse the Soviet Union. It was Ronald Reagan. Well, it wasn't just Ronald Reagan, though, and this is when I started thinking, well, it wasn't just Ronald Reagan. It was also Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul. The three of them really did it. No, well, now wait a minute. It was also the forces inside. It was the solidarity movement in Poland that did it. Well, now wait a minute, it was Afghanistan, though, and Osama Bin Laden that was bleeding them dry. Then I went back to Star Wars with Ronald Reagan and I'm like, oh, my gosh, Ronald Reagan was putting the pressure on them financially from in the obvious outward way, but the Afghanistan war was putting it on the inside way. And I realized it was a perfect storm that collapsed the former Soviet Union. It was all of these things. And each of us in our own arrogance takes credit for it. But it was teamwork. It was teamwork. And so when I figured that perfect storm out, I realized it was being recreated for us. And I will tell you this. It's being what happened in the former Soviet Union is being recreated 100%. I really don't think it's a coincidence that the former Soviets, the former communists, the diehards, they just took off their uniform and they replaced the uniform with a suit and put the gun in the drawer. But the gun is still in the drawer. And they developed an oligarchy. They developed a system of corruption, but it's all communists are still in charge. The communists are still in charge over there. They just don't call themselves that. They call themselves state capitalists. But you tell me that the KGB is any worse. What is it that NV what is the KGB called now? I don't remember.

PAT: I don't, either.

GLENN: But that, you tell me. I mean, they're killing reporters. They're killing anybody who stands in their way. What's the difference? So they don't have gulags anymore. They just gun you down in your elevator on your way to the apartment.

Well, the former Soviet Union did not collapse. It was transformed, as we told you before. Yeltsin went into the woods with the Ukraine with the Ukrainians and all, some of the other satellite countries of the former Soviet Union and said, look, there's going to be blood in the streets or we can transform it and you can keep your power and all of us can all of us can kind of, you know, go away happily here. And they made a secret deal in the woods and that's what happened. And I believe that's happening to our country right now. It's not in the woods. It's out in the open. It's Open Society. It's a new world order. But we are being fundamentally transformed. And this is the beginning of the perfect storm. When I said these conditions are going to form. And when the world figures out that America is weak and she's powerless, they will pounce and they will all do their part.

What did Al Qaeda announce this weekend? Al Qaeda has announced that they are going to do Operation Hemorrhage. Operation Hemorrhage is death by a thousand paper cuts. It doesn't even matter if they're successful anymore. Their words. It doesn't even matter if they're successful. If they put a bomb in a plane and the bomb doesn't go off, it doesn't matter. How much money did we spend getting those UPS planes down? How much money are we spending on the TSA now? What is happening to us?

There's a story you have to read. It's on the front page of The Blaze, I believe, and I'll get back to South Korea here in a second. But this one is from the London Daily Mail: We hate these obese passengers and people with personal hygiene issues. Now the abused TSA staff vent their anger. And it talks about, this story is amazing. You have to read it. It is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man's private parts, their butt and inner thigh. Even worse is having to feel the inside of flab rolls of these obese passengers, and we get a lot of obese passengers. Another said he had a huge problem dealing with a large number of passengers daily that have a problem understanding what personal hygiene is. The staff said they experienced a high level of personal abuse while carrying out pat downs. Being a TSA often means being verbally abused. You let the comments roll off your back for the next person. However, when a woman refuses a scanner and then comes to me and tells me that she feels like I'm molesting her, that's beyond verbal abuse. I asked a woman if she thought I liked touching other women all day. She told me I probably did or I wouldn't be with the TSA.

What are we doing to each other? I made you a promise on 9/11. I went on the air on the afternoon of 9/11 and I made you a promise. I told you no outside force would ever destroy us. No outside force would ever destroy us, as long as we remembered who we were. We're forgetting who we were. We're forgetting who we even are. The TSA is not our enemy. Those guys, I told you two weeks ago, these guys do not like doing this. They're citizens just like us. It is the policy, not the people. If you alienate yourself from the TSA, if we push those TSA members up, they will view us as the enemy and you do not want the Department of Homeland Security and a will be freshly unionized force with the powers of the Department of Homeland Security thinking you're the enemy. Do not give them the ammunition to push them into a labor union. It's what this government wants. Do not. Think Gandhi. It's Christmas. Think Jesus. Know your rights but think Jesus. This is the point when I said that these things would start, they would see weak, they would see America as being weak and those forces all around the world like Al Qaeda, like Kim Jung Il, like Ahmadinejad, Muslim extremists, revolutionaries, they would all say at one point, "Now, go, go, go, go!" And they would take their piece of the pie. They would not be working together but they would all see the opportunity and they would seize it. I believe this is what is happening in North Korea.

How does Kim Jung Il think he's going to get away with it? He knows the United States ain't going to do anything. And answer this question: What is it we're going to do? Unless China we've condemned; China has not. Unless China solves this, unless China gives us permission, did you hear what I just said? The United States of America is no longer the global superpower. China is. This is 1917.

When I told you to read about Woodrow Wilson, that was another reason why I asked you to read. The world changed in 1917, but it took the great the second world war for the rest of the world to wake up to that. It's not going to take the second world war for the rest of the world. It's going to take chaos. Hopefully it's not a second world war. God forbid. But it is 1917. The world has changed. What is it that America is going to do here without China's permission? I don't think very much. If we want to act without China's permission off their coast do you know China is releasing maps now by accident. It was just a mistake. Where their international waters, their borders in the water? It's not the same border. These maps are wrong. Excuse me, that's not your territory. "Oh, it was just a mistake." Was it? Was it? There is in 20, I think it's 2012 or 2014, can you check? I think it's 2012, there is a regime change in China and much of the power goes back to the military, and the military doesn't like us. The leaders in China know that we just have to all work together and that's the best thing. The Chinese don't want instability. That's the one thing they don't want. They have two billion people. They don't want instability. They are on the edge, too. But there are those in the military that say, bring it on. Bring it on. I don't know what it is going to take for people to pull their heads out of the sand, but Stu, will you grant me this blanket statement? I know this is pretty broad, but correct me if you think I'm way off base. Only history will be able to tell us. Only historians 20 years down the road will be able to tell us, but I believe there's a good possibility we are entering exactly the times that I say were coming, that this is it. This is possibly the beginning of, go, go, go, go, go, where the world turns fast.

STU: Yeah, we can't possibly know that for

GLENN: We don't know that for 20 years.

STU: That's something you find out in the records when someone else opens them up decades down the line for historians to examine.

GLENN: But it sure has all the earmarks of it. It's going to look something like this if it's not.

STU: It could. I mean, you know, I think there's still you know, you need to more evidence. But you're not going to know until then. And it seems like when this stuff like Korea gets fired up, you never know. We were talking about this in the break, Pat brought up. You never know where this stuff goes. It could go easily China could be brought into this and when that stuff happens, you have no idea what level you're going to.

GLENN: China would love to be brought into this. I think China would love to be the peacemaker. China will come in and just

PAT: Or the peacemaker. Whatever they need to do I think.

GLENN: That's what I mean.

PAT: They are perfectly fine with doing it, yeah.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. They don't want instability.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And if it means we're going to crack down on this region, they will take the territory.

PAT: And if that means cracking down on South Korea, they will do it.

GLENN: They will do it.

PAT: And they will challenge us to do something about that.

GLENN: They will do it with Japan, they will do it with Taiwan, they will do it. They don't care. They are the world superpower now. Anybody, all of these people that thought, oh, well, China just needs us to be the leader, are you out of your mind? China has two billion people that live on the edge. They have 800 million people in poverty, 800 million people that live in poverty.

Now, do you really think that they're screwing around? Do you really think they care about anybody else's policies? They are going to keep themselves stable. Just like the United States and everybody else has ever done. You've at some point you as a country need to take care of your own people. There's a little something called self preservation that Americans seemingly have forgotten. And at some point China says, we've got to take care of our own. If you don't think they'll come over here and rape our mountains for the coal, especially if we dishonored their debt. They warned us, don't dishonor our investment. That's a quote: Don't dishonor our investment. We're going to stand up and say, no, you're not taking that? No, you can't have that oil in the Gulf as repayment? You really think? With two billion people, they can just drop people from the sky and they don't run out of people before we lose. I mean, people without parachutes. They just drop people and we lose!

PAT: It's only about 1.3 billion.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: I mean, you're

STU: You'd have to take over some more countries to get to two, but they are not above that, I suppose.

PAT: They could take over, you know, South Korea and North Korea and India and get there.

GLENN: Are you I'm sorry. Are you okay. So the number thing, are you saying to me that they couldn't just send planes and drop people out of the sky and we lose?

PAT: No, I think they will. I think they have proven they are perfectly willing to do that.

GLENN: They are perfectly willing to do that.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: I mean, they have killed 80 million people, killed them. Just executed them. Oh.

STU: Starved them to death, all the fun stuff.

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, no big deal. No big deal.

PAT: That's communism. It's beautiful.

GLENN: No, no, no. No, no, no. It's state capitalism.

PAT: Yeah. Oh, yeah.

STU: That was more commune well, it was well, forget it.

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history.

The Allied invasion force included 5,000 ships and landing craft, 11,000 planes, and almost three million allied soldiers, airmen and sailors. Despite such numbers, the location and timing of the invasion was still an enormous gamble. The Nazis fully expected such an invasion, they just didn't know precisely when or where it would be.

Despite the enormous logistics involved, the gamble worked and by the end of June 6, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops were ashore in Normandy. The human cost was also enormous – over 4,900 American troops died on D-Day. That number doubled over the next month as they fought to establish a foothold in northern France.

There were five beach landing zones on the coast of northwestern France, divided among the Allies. They gave each landing zone a name. Canada was responsible for "Juno." Britain was responsible for "Gold" and "Sword." And the U.S. had "Utah" and "Omaha."

The Nazis were dug in with bunkers, machine guns, artillery, mines, barbed wire, and other obstacles to tangle any attempt to come ashore. Of the five beaches, Omaha was by far the most heavily defended. Over 2,500 U.S. soldiers were killed at Omaha – the beach so famously depicted in the opening battle sequence of the 1998 movie, Saving Private Ryan. The real-life assault on Omaha Beach included 34 men in that first wave of attack who came from the same small town of Bedford, Virginia. The first Americans to die on Omaha Beach were the men from Bedford.

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America has a national D-Day Memorial, but many people don't know about it.

America has a national D-Day Memorial, but many people don't know about it. Maybe that's because it wasn't a government project and it's not in Washington DC. It was initiated and financed by veterans and private citizens. It's tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the small town of Bedford, Virginia. Why is the memorial for one of the most famous days in modern world history in such a tiny town? Because, as a proportion of its population of just 3,200 at the time, no community in the U.S. sacrificed more men on D-Day than Bedford.

There were 34 men in Company A from Bedford. Of those thirty-four, 23 died in the first wave of attacks. Six weeks after D-Day, the town's young telegraph operator was overwhelmed when news of many of the first deaths clattered across the Western Union line on the same day. Name after name of men and families that she knew well. There were so many at once that she had to enlist the help of customers in the pharmacy's soda shop to help deliver them all.

Among those killed in action were brothers Bedford and Raymond Hoback. Bedford was the rambunctious older brother with a fiancée back home that he couldn't wait to return to. Raymond was the quieter, more disciplined younger brother who could often be found reading his Bible. He fell in love with a British woman during his two years in England training for D-Day. Like in that opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan, Bedford and Raymond barely made it down the ramp of their Higgins Boat in the swarm of bullets and hot steel before they were cut down in the wet sand.

Bedford and Raymond Hoback's mother, Macie, learned of both their deaths from two separate telegrams, the first on a Sunday morning, the second the following day. Their younger sister, Lucille, remembered her mother's devastation, and her father walking out to the barn to cry.

The day after D-Day, the killing field of Omaha Beach was already transforming into the massive supply port that would help fuel the American drive all the way to Berlin over the next year. A soldier from West Virginia was walking along the beach when he saw something jutting out of the sand. He reached down and pulled it out. He was surprised to find it was a Bible. The inside cover was inscribed with: "Raymond S. Hoback, from mother, Christmas, 1938." The soldier wrote a letter and mailed it with the Bible to Raymond's mother. That Bible, which likely tumbled from Raymond's pack when he fell on D-Day, became Macie Hoback's most cherished possession – the only personal belonging of her son that was ever returned.

Of the 23 Bedford men who died on Omaha Beach, eleven were laid to rest in the American cemetery in Normandy.

These men, many of them barely out of their teens, didn't sign up to march to the slaughter of course. They had hopes and dreams just like you and I. Many of them signed up for adventure, or because of peer pressure, and yes, a sense of honor and duty. Many of the Bedford Boys first signed up for the National Guard just to make a few extra bucks per month, get to hang out with their buddies, and enjoy target practice. But someone had to be first at Omaha Beach and that responsibility fell to the men from Bedford.

Over the last several years, the D-Day anniversary gets increasingly sad. Because each year, there are fewer and fewer men alive who were actually in Normandy on June 6, 1944. The last of the surviving Bedford Boys died in 2009. Most of the remaining D-Day veterans who are still with us are too frail to make the pilgrimage to France for the anniversary ceremonies like they used to.

It's difficult to think about losing these World War II veterans, because once they're all gone, we'll lose that tether to a time when the nation figured out how to be a better version of itself.

Not that they were saints and did everything right. They were as human as we are, with all the fallibility that entails. But in some respects, they were better. Because they went, and they toughed it out, and they accomplished an incredibly daunting mission, with sickening hardship, heartbreak, and terror along the way.

So, what does the anniversary of D-Day mean in 2019?

In one sense, this anniversary is a reprimand that we've failed to tell our own story well enough.

In one sense, this anniversary is a reprimand that we've failed to tell our own story well enough. You can't learn about the logistics of the operation and above all, the human cost, and not be humbled. But as a society, we have not emphasized well enough the story of D-Day and all that it represents. How can I say that? Because of an example just last weekend, when common sense got booed by Democratic Socialists at the California Democrats' State Convention. When Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper said during his speech that "socialism is not the answer," the crowd booed loudly. When did telling the truth about socialism become controversial?

Sure, socialists, and communists and other anti-American factions have always been around. America certainly had socialists in 1944. But the current socialists trying to take over the Democratic Party like a virus don't believe in the D-Day sacrifices to preserve America, because they don't believe America is worth preserving. They are agitating to reform America using the authoritarian playbook that has only ended in death and destruction everywhere it is followed.

Ask a Venezuelan citizen, or an Iraqi Christian, or a North Korean peasant why D-Day still matters in 2019.

The further we move away from caring about pivotal events like June 6, 1944, the less chance of survival we have as a nation.

At the same time, the D-Day anniversary is a reminder that we're not done yet. It's an opportunity for us to remember and let that inform how we live.

Near the end of Saving Private Ryan, the fictional Captain Miller lays dying, and he gives one last instruction to Private Ryan, the young man that he and his unit have sacrificed their lives to rescue in Normandy. He says, "Earn it."

In other words, don't waste the sacrifices that were made so that your life could be saved. Live it well. The message to "earn it" extends to the viewer and the nation as well – can we say we're earning the sacrifices that were made by Americans on D-Day? I cringe to think how our few remaining World War II veterans might answer that.

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Gratitude. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more.

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Gratitude. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more. I don't want to believe it's too late for us to rediscover those traits as a nation. I want to believe we can still earn it.

The challenge to "earn it" is a lot of pressure. Frankly, it's impossible. We can't fully earn the liberty that we inherited. But we can certainly try to earn it. Not trying is arrogant and immoral. And to tout socialism as the catch-all solution is naïve, and insulting to the men like those from Bedford who volunteered to go defend freedom. In truly striving to earn it, we help keep the flame of liberty aglow for future generations. It is necessary, honorable work if freedom is to survive.

The end of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is remarkably relevant for every anniversary of June 6, 1944. This is what D-Day still means in 2019:

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Letter from Corporal H.W. Crayton to Mr. and Mrs. Hoback – parents of Bedford and Raymond Hoback who were both killed in action on June 6, 1944

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July 9, 1944 Somewhere in France

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hoback:

I really don't know how to start this letter to you folks, but will attempt to do something in words of writing. I will try to explain in the letter what this is all about.

While walking along the Beach D-day Plus One, I came upon this Bible and as most any person would do I picked it up from the sand to keep it from being destroyed. I knew that most all Bibles have names & addresses within the cover so I made it my business to thumb through the pages until I came upon the name above. Knowing that you no doubt would want the Book returned I am sending it knowing that most Bibles are a book to be cherished. I would have sent it sooner but have been quite busy and thought it best if a short period of time elapsed before returning it.

You have by now received a letter from your son saying he is well. I sincerely hope so.

I imagine what has happened is that your son dropped the Book without any notice. Most everybody who landed on the Beach D-Day lost something. I for one as others did lost most of my personal belongings, so you see how easy it was to have dropped the book and not know about it.

Everything was in such a turmoil that we didn't have a chance until a day or so later to try and locate our belongings.

Since I have arrived here in France I have had occasion to see a little of the country and find it quite like parts of the U.S.A. It is a very beautiful country, more so in peace time. War does change everything as it has this country. One would hardly think there was a war going on today. Everything is peaceful & quiet. The birds have begun their daily practice, all the flowers and trees are in bloom, especially the poppies & tulips which are very beautiful at this time of the year.

Time goes by so quickly as it has today. I must close hoping to hear that you receive the Bible in good shape.

Yours very truly,

Cpl. H.W. Crayton

It's not as easy as it used to be for billion-dollar entertainment empires like The Walt Disney Company. It would be more streamlined for Disney to produce its major motion pictures in its own backyard. After all, abortion in California is readily available, as well as a protected, cherished right. And since abortion access is critical for movie production, right up there with lighting equipment and craft services, you would think California would be the common-sense choice for location shooting. Alas, even billion-dollar studios must pinch pennies these days. So, in recent years, Disney, among other major Hollywood studios, has been farming out production to backwater Southern lands like Georgia, and even Louisiana. Those states offer more generous tax breaks than Disney's native California. As a result, Georgia for example, played host to much of the shooting for the recent worldwide box office smash Avengers: Endgame.

But now it looks like it's Georgia's endgame. The state recently passed what is known as a "heartbeat" bill – a vicious, anti-woman law that would try to make pregnant women allow their babies to be born and actually live. It's a bridge too far for a major studio like Disney, which was largely built on creating family entertainment. How can Disney possibly go about making quality movies, often aimed at children, without access to unfettered abortion? It's unconscionable. Lack of abortion access makes it nearly impossible to shoot movies. So, what's a major studio to do? Disney might have considered migrating its business to Louisiana, but that state too has now signed a heartbeat bill into law. It's utter madness.

These monstrous anti-abortion bills, coupled with having to live under President Trump, has led Disney to seek a new home for its legendary movie magic. Last week, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, announced that all future Disney movies will now be filmed on location in the Sub-Saharan African nation of Wakanda.

"Disney and Wakanda are a match made in heaven," Iger told reporters. "Wakanda was, until recently, a secret kingdom, much like our own Magic Kingdom. With this new partnership, we'll not only get to continue our legacy of making movies that parents and children everywhere enjoy together, but we'll get to do so in a safe space that reveres abortion as much as we do."

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion.

As home to the most advanced technology in the world – and with the planet's highest per-capita concentration of wokeness – Wakanda offers women painless, hassle-free abortion on demand. As the Wakandan health ministry website explains, the complete absence of any white-patriarchal-Judeo-Christian influence allows women in Wakanda to have complete control of their own bodies (with the exception of females who are still fetuses). As winner of the U.N.'s 2018 Golden Forceps award (the U.N.'s highest abortion honor) Wakanda continues its glowing record on abortion. That makes it an ideal location for Disney's next round of live-action remakes of its own animated movies in which the company plans to remove all male characters.

Iger says he hopes to convince Wakandan leadership to share their top-secret vibranium-based abortion procedure technology so that American women can enjoy the same convenient, spa-like abortion treatment that Wakandan women have enjoyed for years.

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion. Disney plans to boycott and/or retaliate against the other 51 African nations, as well as any U.S. states, that restrict abortion. Specific plans are being kept under wraps, but sources say Disney's potential retaliation may include beaming Beverly Hills Chihuahua into the offending territories on a continuous, indefinite loop.

When asked how Wakanda's futuristic capital city and distinctly African landscape would be able to double for American movie locations, Iger said, "I guess America will just have to look more like Wakanda from now on."

One potential wrinkle for the Left-leaning studio is the fact that Wakanda has an impenetrable border wall-shield-thing designed to keep out foreign invaders as well as illegal immigrants. Iger said he understands Wakanda's policy of exclusivity, adding, "After all, not everyone gets into Disneyland. You have to have a ticket to get in. Anyone is welcome, but you have to go through the process of getting a ticket." When one reporter pointed out that Iger's answer sounded like the conservative argument for legal immigration under the rule of law, Iger insisted that the reporter was "a moronic fascist."

What if the unthinkable happens and Florida also enacts its own "heartbeat" law? That would be problematic since Walt Disney World is located in Florida. Iger responded that Disney would "cross that bridge if we get to it" but that the most likely scenario would entail "dismantling Disney World piece-by-piece and relocating it to the actual happiest place on earth – Wakanda." As for whether Disney would ever open character-themed abortion clinics inside its theme parks, Iger remained coy, but said, "Well, it is the place where dreams come true."

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice.

When pressed about the cost of ramping up production in a secretive African kingdom that has no existing moviemaking infrastructure (which could easily end up being much more expensive than simply shooting in California) Iger said, "You can't put a price tag on abortion freedom. Wakanda Forever and Abortion Forever!"

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice. And that will be welcome relief to traditional families all over the world who keep the Walt Disney Company in business.

*Disclaimer: The preceding story is a parody. Bob Iger did not actually say any of the quotes in the story. Neither is Wakanda an actual nation on planet Earth.

"Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris," is a podcast featuring conversations about how faith has guided newsmakers and celebrities through their best and worst times. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a much maligned religion so Glenn joined the podcast and took the time to explain what it means to him and how it changed his life.

From his suicidal days and his battle with drugs and alcohol, it was his wife Tania and his faith that saved him. All his ups and downs have given him the gift of empathy and he says he now understands the "cry for mercy" — something he wishes he'd given out more of over the years.

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One of these times I'm going to go on vacation, and I'm just not going to come back. I learn so much on a farm.

You want to know how things work, go spend a summer on a farm. You're having problems with your son or daughter, go spend a summer on a farm.

My son changed. Over two weeks.

Getting him out of bed, getting him to do anything, is like insane. He's a 15-year-old kid. Going all through the normal 15-year-old boy stuff. Getting him on the farm, where he was getting up and actually accomplishing stuff, having to build or mend fences, was amazing. And it changed him.

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Our society does not allow our kids to grow up, ever. I am convinced that our 15-year-olds could be fixing all kinds of stuff. Could be actually really making an impact in a positive way in our society. And what's wrong with our society is, we have gotten away from how things actually work. We're living in this theoretical world. When you're out on a farm, there's no theory here. If it rains, the crops will grow. If it rains too much, the crops won't grow.

If there's no sun, they won't grow. If there's too much sun, they'll shrivel up and die. There's no theory. We were out mending fences. Now, when I say the phrase to you, mending fences, what does that mean? When you think of mending fences, you think of, what?

Coming together. Bringing people together. Repairing arguments.

I've never mended a fence before until I started stringing a fence and I was like, "I ain't doing this anymore! Where is it broken? Can't we just tie a piece of barbed wire together?"

Let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

That's called mending fences.

And why do you mend fences? So your animals don't get out and start to graze on somebody else's land. When your fence goes down, your cow is now on somebody else's land. And your cow is now eating their food.

We look at the phrase, mending fences as saying, hey. You know, we were both wrong. Mending fences has nothing to do with that.

Mending fences means build a wall. My neighbors and I, we're going to get along fine, as long as my cows don't go and steal their food, or their cows don't come over and steal my cow's food.

We're perfectly neighborly with each other, until one of us needs to mend a fence, because, dude, you got to mend that, because your cows keep coming over and eating my food.

You know what we need to do with Mexico? Mend fences.

Now, that's a phrase. You hear build a wall. That's horrible.

No, no, no. We need to mend fences.

In a farming community, that means putting up an electric fence. That means putting up barbed wire.

So the cows — because the cows will — they'll stick their head through barbed wire. And they'll eat the grass close to the road. Or eat the grass close to the other side of the fence. And they'll get their heads in between those fences. And they can't get out sometimes. Because the grass is always greener on the other side. You look at these damn cows and say turn around, cow — there's plenty of stuff over here.

No. They want the grass on the other side of the fence.

So you mend it.

And if it's really bad, you do what we do. We had to put an electric fence up. Now, imagine putting an electric fence up. That seems pretty radical and expensive.

Does it really work? Does it shock them? What does that feel like to a cow?

The cows hit it once, and then they don't hit it again. They can actually hear the buzz of the electric fence. There's a warning. Don't do it. Don't do it. They hear the current and they hit it once and they're like, "I'm not going to do that again."

So you mend fences, which means, keep your stuff on your side. I like you. We're good neighbors. You keep your stuff on your side and I'll keep my stuff on my side and we'll get together at the town hall and we'll see each other at the grocery store. Because we're good neighbors. But what stops us from fighting is knowing that there is a fence there.

This is my stuff. That's your stuff. But we can still trade and we'll help each other. But let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

You can have a tough fence. It could be a giant wall. It could be an electric fence. But you need one. And that's how you come together.

The side that's having the problem, mends the fence.