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.

The Omicron variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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