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GLENN: The food safety bill has passed and we just got the record on who voted for it. It passed 75 25?

STU: 73 25.

GLENN: Okay. So that's a lot of Republicans.

STU: Yeah. You had 25

PAT: Do we know which ones?

STU: You do. You ready for the list? Alexander.

GLENN: These are people that voted for it.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Alexander, Tennessee. Just Republicans. Obviously every Democrat voted for it. So these are just the Republicans who voted for it. Alexander, Tennessee; Brown, Scott Brown, Massachusetts; Burr in North Carolina; Susan Collins, no surprise there in Maine; Enzi in Wyoming.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Grassley, Iowa.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Gregg, New Hampshire. Johanns in Nebraska; let's see. LeMieux, Florida.

GLENN: How did these guys, how did these guys do it in Nebraska and Iowa? How did they do it? How did these people who you're going to have to go to farmers now and say, you're going to have more paperwork to do, you're going to have to change your standards, we can tell you what animals can and cannot walk on your land at certain times. I mean, this is nuts.

STU: I mean, my guess is there's probably candy in there because it seems like all of the, you know, the Midwestern sort of that's where they are getting the support from.

GLENN: This is the Monsanto bill.

STU: Lugar, Indiana; Murkowski, Alaska.

GLENN: Do you know why this passed? Do you know why this passed?

STU: Snowe. There's only a couple more. I want to get through them here. Snowe in Maine. Vitter, Louisiana. Kind of a surprise. And that's all of them, I believe.

GLENN: Do you know the, I think it's the second biggest investment in George Soros' portfolio. Monsanto. And he just stocked up. Put more of Monsanto on his shelf. You knew this was going to pass. The big bill, the big winner in this is Monsanto. Monsanto is also our genetic food people, which is fantastic. We can all buy our seeds from Monsanto because to pay for it it's a very slippery slope. We like genetic foods because we can feed more people. They can genetically modify the food and we can grow more food per acre and so it's fantastic. The unfortunate thing is we're genetically modifying the food. And what happens is because they have to pay for the research, they can't sell you a they can't sell you a seed, you know, a bunch of seeds for corn and then have that corn go reseed itself. They sterilize it and so it doesn't reseed. So you always have to buy your corn from Monsanto or whoever is producing this. You can't reseed any of it.

Now, for anybody who actually listened to the birds and the bees and not talking about sex but actually the job of the birds and the bees is cross pollenation. When you cross pollenate something that has been sterilized, you taint it. So now your regular corn, your heirloom corn, God's corn, not Monsanto's corn is being cross pollenated and it is going sterile. So you have no food diversity. This is why they put the seeds in the seed vault.

You know, I brought this up at where was I just I think this was at the Thanksgiving table. I'm such a drag. And most of the people around the table didn't know about the seed vault. The seed vault is up in the Arctic Circle. What country is it in? Do you know?

STU: Norway?

GLENN: Norway? It's up in the Arctic Circle. I mean, it's up in the middle of nowhere. And it is deep underground in the ice. And every country had to bring heirloom seeds. We brought apple seeds and corn and everything else. Anything that was heirloom and we put it and we buried it under the polar icecap. And the reason why we did it is because in case there's something catastrophic. Bullcrap in case there's something catastrophic. In case what we're doing to the food right now is wrong. And we wipe out our food supply. At least we'll have some place, some heirloom seeds where we can all play Johnny Appleseed and restart the planet. I mean, just, I find it very interesting that nobody seems to have a concern at all that the people John Holdren, our science czar, who believes in the sterilization of man. You have so many people running around this White House and around the circle of power now that believe that man is a virus that is killing the planet. You have Monsanto, a company that is making genetically modified seeds that sterilize our food supply, our natural food supply. We don't know what we're doing with food. You really think we're at the point to where we're competent enough to modify our food? And these are the people behind the new farm safety bill. All these people that believe that humans are a disease, the planet is being destroyed by man, that we should reduce the surplus population, that we should what was the latest thing on global warming today? That, out in Cancun? That the government is like, we're going to pass this and if it doesn't, if it doesn't pass, we'll go around the Senate anyway. There's other ways to get this done. This is the new Kyoto Treaty and it's happening in Cancun, and they are not worried about it. It passes, it doesn't pass, they will get it done. Those are the White House words. Because it's just too important not to do.

So what is their plan? Their plan is industrialization in the United States must stop. It must not grow. So the rest of the world can catch up with it. What are we, in a timeout box all of a sudden? What do you mean the United States must not grow? You can't just arrest an economy. You can't just stop it. It doesn't just go into hibernation. It dies. These people are playing games with human lives. And they think they're better. They think they know. That's all a grand experiment to them. They'll be fine. Oh, in the end it will all be good for humankind. The ends justify the means.

I don't understand how you can have so many people surrounding this president and this administration that believe in horrific things, horrific things. And we give them access to our food supply! All in the name of safety, of course. At best this will make our food costs go up. At best. At best your meat will be worth more. You will eat less meat. It's by design. Cass Sunstein. He wants you to eat less meat.

You know what? When these people in Washington D.C., when the first lady can get her husband to stop smoking, when the first lady can get her husband who the doctor says should change his diet because his cholesterol is too high, when she can get his cholesterol under control and his smoking to stop, she can start lecturing me and my children about the way we're living our lives. At best this will make your food increase in price, quickly. At worst it's a horror show. The way it always ends, in giant progressive governments. It always ends in starvation. Always. But this is their step in that grand experiment that always ends the same way. Why people won't, you know, just look at the people and say, you know what? I don't know if we know what we're doing with food yet. I don't like the fact that we're genetically modifying everything. Now I don't like the fact that Monsanto is the big winner in this and they are passing this just overnight. You've got people in this administration that believe people are a virus, reduce the surplus population, population is a problem. I don't know why people won't at least consider preparing for, you know, what does George Soros call it? Unforeseen circumstances. Hmmm.

Gang, God is involved and he doesn't lose. But I think things are going to change because they cannot go. They cannot continue to go this way. They can't. You're going against too many of the laws of nature. Nature's God and nature's laws. It's what our founders talked about. It's natural law. And when man gets out of the flow of natural law, natural law, nature's god, will reset it. It's going to be fine but it's going to be reset. You can't take anything with you on the reset. But you can take knowledge. You can take your skills and your knowledge and your children.

This Thursday I'm doing a special on Broke. It's the book that we wrote and I'm doing it in movie theatres. It's a town hall meeting. And I want to talk to you about the solutions, not just the problems. But I want to tell you about history and I want to tell you about the solutions that are available. And if people laugh at you or make fun of you, that's fine. I don't really care. You've got to get to the point of acceptance. Everybody else can be angry, they can be in denial, they can be in depression. You need to get your place to acceptance that the world is going to change. Great. It's an opportunity for me to strengthen my family. It's an opportunity to set our country straight. That, I guarantee you, is the way the radicals are looking at it. It is an opportunity to take this country and put it in a position to where they want it and they will control it. You've got to get out of denial, you've got to get out of anger, you've got to get out of depression, you've got to get out of bargaining and you have to get into acceptance. The world is going to change. Now, how would our founders want us to reset it? What do we need to make sure in tough times our children will not forget? They barely know what freedom is. They have a distorted view of the free market system because it hasn't been free in a hundred years. We are the ones. We are the keepers of the flame. Protect the flame. Protect the flame.

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.

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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