Comrade Update! - Trickle Down Communism

GLENN: Comrade!


 STU: Yes, comrade!


 GLENN: Good news from the Western front!


 STU: I bet there is.


 GLENN: Talk radio is starting to suck beyond belief because they're adopting our Soviet principles.


 STU: Soviet talk radio.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: In the motherland.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: That was low quality radio.


 GLENN: That's good low quality radio only to be found in a socialist nation.


 STU: And soon hopefully the Fairness Doctrine might come back and they can tell us exactly what we can and cannot say! On the Western front.


 GLENN: Yes. Comrade, we have been working towards this for a very, very long time. I remember, comrade, back in the Fifties. We looked at each other wearing those furry hats.


 STU: Yes.


 GLENN: The star on them.


 STU: Kind of stumbling over really cheap vodka.


 GLENN: Very cheap vodka.


 STU: Free vodka.


 GLENN: For a while there, there was more vodka in my bloodstream than blood but that's a whole different story.


 STU: There was blood in your vodka?


 GLENN: Yes. Do you remember when we were planning the destruction of the West? Those were the glory days.


 STU: Those were the -- you mean when we were doing it overtly?


 GLENN: Yeah, when we were actually getting together and we were like, comrade, we've got another way to destroy the West.


 STU: Those were the days.


 GLENN: And remember when we thought we should start small and then just let it trickle down, kind of like that, what was his face, Reagan with his trickle down economics.


 STU: Oh, the enemy.


 GLENN: Trickle-down communism. It's fantastic. So what we decided to do, if you remember, comrade, was --


 STU: I do remember.


 GLENN: -- let's bleed them dry. Let's help them make just stupid decision after stupid decision after stupid decision. We could use our tools like the unions and get them into all kinds of pensions and all kinds of special programs. It would be fantastic. Oh. Well, comrade, good news from the Western front, the Far West. We've got a city in California now that is -- are you ready? The first to go bankrupt. It's fantastic.


 STU: Comrade.


 GLENN: What?


 STU: Has Dennis Kucinich got another mayoral job?


 GLENN: No, he's been busy, he's been busy on the federal level. Almost had him, too. Damn, those space aliens.


 Here's the story, comes out of California. There's a financial crisis now. More than three years after the state took over the city's debt-ridden public schools, the state did --


 STU: Should we just -- are we just passing over that part, comrade?


 GLENN: What?


 STU: That the state took over?


 GLENN: Took over their debt-ridden public schools?


 STU: What, no, this was all part of the plan. This is fantastic.


 GLENN: As soon as the state crumbles, it can be kicked up to the Feds. Then when the Feds, when they crumble, we're there to pick up the pieces, comrade!


 STU: Oh, the Politburo can just take over.


 GLENN: So three years after the state took over the city's debt-ridden public schools as a result of snowballing police and firefighter salaries and overtime expenses coupled with plummeting tax revenue from a weak housing market, this city is finally completely out of cash. Spending $10 million more than they received in tax revenue. They would take in $4 million; they would spend $10 million. The city council and the mayor have met on it and they said, we've just been making mistakes for a very long time. Quote: We've been spending money that we haven't had for a very long time. It was only a matter of time before this happened.




 STU: Oh, comrade.


 GLENN: This is great news.


 STU: Comrade, you know what's great about it, too?


 GLENN: What?


 STU: Is that we've convinced the people in the Western Front that competition just won't work in schools. There shouldn't be vouchers and people choosing good schools and rewarding them.


 GLENN: Of course not.


 STU: No, we should just give these people all of the money so they can spend two and a half times that amount and then fail. This is fantastic. And the best part is they are not even going to get a good education with that money.


 GLENN: Now listen, my comrade friend. The best news is this is happening in California. We have California on the brink of disaster. If California fails, they will shove all that debt to the federal government, and the federal government says we'll have to save California because California, we can't let all those people fail out there, we can't let them lose their house, we can't let them not have fire and police and school. We've got to take it on as a nation and we'll shoulder the burden together. Then it will just be a giant domino effect.


 STU: Let's make sure I understand, comrade, because this seems to be working well.


 GLENN: Yeah.


 STU: So Government controls the schools.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: And then the government-controlled schools fail. So the government-controlled state takes over the government-controlled school and then the government-controlled federal takes over the government-controlled state which overtook the government-controlled school and all of them failed.


 GLENN: And then, and then when it all fails, then the global government can take on everyone's debt and we can share the pain and the wealth. Comrade, great, great news from the Western front today! Oh, that's great. (Gunshot).

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.