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GLENN: Also an update for you. Comrade!

STU: Yes, comrade!

GLENN: Housing going to be fixed, comrade.

STU: What, you didn't say good news from the Western front.

GLENN: Oh, I'm sorry. Hang on. Comrade!

STU: Yes, comrade!

GLENN: Good news from the Western front!

STU: I bet there is.

GLENN: The housing trouble's going to be fixed. It's fantastic.

STU: Well, it's the housing troubles caused by this evil capitalist system.

GLENN: I know, I know. Barack Obama has a plan. The Stop Fraud Act. Which is where mortgage brokers who are hoodwinking low income borrowers into taking on loans they can't afford.

STU: Do you believe these evil capitalist corporations giving poorer people money for homes --

GLENN: No, no, not giving them. Hoodwinking them.

STU: Hoodwinking them into accepting money to buy a home.

GLENN: Yes. It will stop transactions which operate to promote fraud and risk and underdevelopment. People with no authority to decide who gets what sort of mortgage such as Realtors could face 35 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for anything deemed deceptive. So if you've been hoodwinked by your real estate agent, that witch will go to jail for 35 years. It's a grand day on the Western front!

STU: But comrade.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Who will decide if you've been hoodwinked?

GLENN: They're going to set up a little panel and they got some judges on that. But here's the great thing. The banks are only going to lend money, if this goes, to rich people with great credit scores. Wait a minute. That's not good news from the Western front. Damn those rich people, we should have eaten them long ago. "Obama imagines foreclosures that are confined to low income families with sub prime adjustable rate mortgages, unfortunately prime mortgages, fixed prime mortgages are a bigger problem than the sub prime mortgages but we don't have to worry about the people who have money and have good credit scores. Let's just fix the sub prime mortgages because those people have been hoodwinked.

STU: Hoodwinked by predatory lenders, those evil people who hand money over to you when you sign paperwork.

GLENN: Obama wants untold billions to fund a help program which would refinance people's mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners that had been hoodwinked. The slush fund that Clinton said that she wanted was $5 billion. It's now up to $30 billion that she's asking for. Obama also supports a bill to let bankruptcy judges rewrite mortgage agreements. So in other words, if you've gone to a bank and you've been hoodwinked and your mortgage, you borrowed $300,000 at 7%, if you declare bankruptcy, a judge can say now that's only a $200,000 loan and you're going to pay 4%.

STU: Comrade.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: This is fantastic because we have already the Western front has already been invaded in the courts. We already have -- imagine a mortgage deal that goes to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

GLENN: And by the way, I want you to know that no one at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals nor anyone in the judicial system, nor anyone in politics, nor anyone in any kind of educational capacity has ever tried to hoodwink an American, not once!

STU: Never, comrade!

GLENN: By the way, I love this. Hillary Clinton also wants a 90-day moratorium on sub prime foreclosures which basically means, hey, rent-free for three months. She also wants to dictate, keyword, dictate an automatic freeze on interest rates, keeping rates below market for five years.

STU: Oh, comrade, I love the price controls.

GLENN: Yeah. I don't even think that's constitutional, but that's the good news from the Western front! Oh, comrade, think of the investors that will be running for their lives. Wait a minute, just a second. Hang on, hang on. I hate to quote Jimmy Stewart but, "Mary, your money's in Bill's house. Bill, your money's in Steve's house." When people say, "Wait a minute, I don't think I want to go ahead and give my money for an investment because you're just going to tell me my investment now, I'll only get 3% as opposed to the 7% because I took a risk and gave it to this person who was risky? I don't think I'm going to give those kind of loans out anymore." I mean --

STU: You know who does really well in this whole scenario, comrade?

GLENN: No. Who, comrade?

STU: People who rent homes, big fat cat landlords that get to rent so no one has an investment property anymore. They have to rent it from rich people who have big rental properties instead of owning their own home because no one will give them a mortgage. We need the Government to step in and solve the problem.

GLENN: You just, may I quote Jimmy Stewart again? "Mr. Potter, people are tired of living in your slums!" Wait a minute. This comrade update has gone awry. There it is, comrade, good news from the Western front!

Hey, stop the music for a second. I actually have some music. This is more music from Russia. I want you to listen to this. Can you play it in Russian, please? Play it in -- we've got both. We've got the English and the Russian. I personally only get jiggy with -- I'm sorry. I only get jiggy with the Russian version.

STU: Yeah. I mean, as you know, you can't take a song like this and remove it from its native tongue.

GLENN: No. You've got it -- I've learned this from Thomas Jefferson. You lose too much once it's out of its native tongue. So here it is in its native tongue.

(MUSIC PLAYING)

Oh, yeah. Number one hit in Russia. I don't know. It's very danceable. I like it.

STU: I want a monkey toe.

GLENN: You want a what? When do we get to the words? Can't take this.

STU: What are you talking about? This is fantastic. This is the intro of the video where they show Vladimir Putin walking around.

GLENN: Sing it, baby. Okay, here it comes, Putin. Oh, yeah. Stop the music. Now, for those who don't speak Russian, don't speak like 400 languages, here it is in English.

(MUSIC PLAYING.)

GLENN: He must be like Putin. He won't hurt me. He'll only help me. I want a man like Putin. He must be like Putin. He must be full of strength like Putin. He must -- I love this. He must not be drunk like Putin. Okay, stop. Here's the thing. This is a number one hit and it's serious. It has Putin in the music video. There is a new trend in America and in the world. We are electing rock stars. This should disturb people. I don't need a rock star to lead our country. Do you remember when we used to say, it's like my grandfather, he was like my dad. You know, they used to wear suits, they used to have credibility, you know, they just took care of the business of the United States. Now they have to be rock stars. Before it was my grandpa. He was my dad. I like him. He's like an uncle, taking care of it, right? We could trust them. Now what we have is, thanks to someone talking about their underwear and playing the saxophone, somebody I can hang out with. I want to hang out with him, I want to be able to have a conversation, have a beer, okay? That's what we have. Now we've got to have a rock star. Now we have to have somebody who is, well, he's got to be like Putin.

Putin's a spooky dude. I know you won't get this in the mainstream media but Putin is a spooky dude. Putin, I love this. I'm just reading a couple of things on Putin because there's another election going on in the world that's kind of important and it's the election to replace Vladimir Putin.

Stu, in Moscow how many signs do you think are up for the guy who's running, you know, to replace Putin? It's Moscow. It's a major city.

STU: Well, if you -- let me just project here. Ron Paul gets about 5% from the vote and he has 14,000 signs per square mile.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, most of them are sheets.

STU: Most of them are homemade. So I would assume, I mean, by that projection, I mean, because Putin's pretty popular. I would think there -- well, he has a lot of signs. Even his opposition would still have a lot of signs.

GLENN: No, one. Just one. There's no campaign ads, there's nothing. There is nothing going on. Even the, you know, the global voting oversight committees, you know, the people who just go in to make sure everything's -- they left. They left. They said we can't even -- we're not even going to try. This election is so unbelievably rigged that people don't mind because they're rich. They can go out and they can buy Bucci, they can go out and buy whatever they want, there's cars, big cars that they can buy. Inflation is between 12 and 15% in Russia, but people don't care because more money is coming in. Although, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. As long as oil and gas prices stay high, Putin is a God. The minute oil and gas prices collapse, the Soviet Union -- I'm sorry -- Russia collapses yet again and Putin will have to hold it together through gunfire and bullets to the back of the head. Now, listen to this. This is the leader of Putin's party. Quote: In my opinion at a certain stage like now, it's not only useful, it's necessary. I mean, we're tired of the Democratic twists and turns. I think we should suspend all this election business, at least for any kind of managerial positions.

I'm kind of down with that. What do you think? We just suspend all this election business. That wouldn't be bad, would it? As long as things are going well.

STU: It's just pesky.

GLENN: It's just, this election business, this Democratic election business, I don't know. Stu, it's too unpredictable.

STU: It's like, ahh. You have to listen to all those people.

GLENN: The ads. Play the song again, will you, Dan? I mean, why have an election?

STU: If you can come up with a song like this, you don't need an election.

GLENN: If you have a song like this, you don't need a Department of Propaganda.

STU: You may be having seizures, but you don't need an election or a Department of Propaganda.

GLENN: Anybody see any parallels between what is happening here in America and what's happening with Vladimir Putin? Does anybody see any parallels between what is happening with the government over there and what is happening with the government over here?

STU: There is definitely a parallel with really crappy dance music.

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.