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Glenn Beck Drinks the Blood of Small People Who Are Different Than He Is

GLENN: Here's something that is up on the website at GlennBeck.com and you would only get if you were, I guess if you were from New York the New York Magazine, have you ever seen that, New York Magazine? Yeah. Seen it on the shelves. I've never actually purchased one. I don't think I ever would. But it's always got some highfalutin -- it's always like, "Good news! The ballet has added two new performances." And you're like, oh, great. And it's -- I don't know if this is their official slogan. It might be. I'm not sure. The magazine for snobs. I shouldn't say that out loud? Okay.

They asked me to answer 21 questions and so I did over the weekend. Not thinking that they would actually run any of them, but I went to their website. I haven't seen I want in the magazine yet, but I went to their website. We've posted it at GlennBeck.com and it's all like -- I don't even know how to say his name. It's Suri or whatever his name is, a designer, it's all these people. Oh, my favorite drink? It's got to be a '71 Cabernet Chateau Lafite. It's all the, you know, snobby stuff.

So I was a little squirrely this weekend and I decided to answer the questions and here they are. Who is your favorite New Yorker, living, dead, real or fictional? I thought the answer that would set most New Yorkers on fire and the one that was actually true would be Teddy Roosevelt. In one sentence what do you actually do all day in your job? Same thing as you except my cubicle is connected to radio and television networks. Would you live in New York on a $35,000 salary? My answer? I couldn't afford the bug spray on $35,000. Do you give money to panhandlers? No, except when they're actually handling pans. I think it's a lost art. What is your favorite drink? And this is what they actually use as the headline. What is your favorite drink? My answer? As a conservative, I guess it's just what you would expect it to be. I drink the blood of small people who are different than me.

DAN: They probably didn't think you were kidding, did they?

GLENN: That's the headline. "Glenn Beck drinks the blood of small people who are different than he is." (Laughing).

DAN: At least they weren't being salacious with their headlines.

GLENN: Oh, I know. That's the only time a salacious headline is accurate.

How often do you prepare your meals? I just thought this was -- I just thought this was so snotty, it was great. How often do you prepare your own meals? Who asks that question? How often do you prepare your own meals? I put, if by "You," you mean "My people," then, well, all the time. What's your favorite medication? What kind of question is that? What's your favorite kind of medication? I'm a recovering alcoholic. All of them. This is my favorite answer. What's hanging above your sofa? In your wildest dreams, how boring does the conversation have to get before you say, "So what's hanging above your sofa?" I mean, you're just, you're searching for something to say at that point. "So what kind of toilet paper do you buy? What's your favorite color? What's above your sofa?" My favorite answer of the whole thing is what's hanging above your sofa? Just to drive the Central Park West crowd crazy, I have furs, lots and lots of furs. This interview just makes me happy. I just love this. Who is your mortal enemy? Almost everyone between 63rd and 86th Streets.

You can find it. It's entitled "Glenn Beck Drinks the Blood of Small People Who Are Different Than He is" in New York Magazine. You can find it at GlennBeck.com. Dan, do you think that will make me popular in New York?

DAN: They already love you here, Glenn, and I think after reading that, they are really going to come to a new appreciation of you.

GLENN: I was walking down the street with my wife. I don't know if I told you this story. I was walking down the street with my wife, like, three weeks ago and this woman looks at me and I can tell she recognizes who I am and she body slams me. I'm not kidding you. She's like 40 years old. Body slams me as she walks past me and as she does, she says, "I hate you." Furs, lots and lots of furs.

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.