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GLENN: Somebody sent me a piece from the Huffington Post and I laughed for an hour. It was tearing me apart. Let me see what it says. "Normally it's merely amusing when CNN's Glenn Beck is dishing out his usual bowlful of antiintellectual goulash but when he starts misrepresenting the positions of this nation's founding fathers, well, that's when this gets real. And in today's daily e-mail Glenn has this to say about Benjamin Franklin. If Ben Franklin were around, he would certainly be labeled a hate monger, blah, blah, blah. Actually from what I know of Franklin, he would probably be," blah, blah, blah. Let's see. "My interest is piqued. I pressed on into the dense undergrowth of Beck's mental kudzu and I found a rant about how ill -- what?

STU: Who talks like this? Is there any human being that would ever say any of these sentences? God, I hate these writers. They suck.

GLENN: Okay, "How ill informed people imagine how the Federal Reserve could just print all the money it likes and then suddenly transform an indictment of Barack Obama where he is actually accused of telling poor people that they will never make it in life."

So they are accusing me of making things up that we can just print more money. Uh-huh. Really, really? Okay. Well, I stand corrected then. Okay. So I go on and I talk about -- here's one of my favorite quotes on poverty. This is quoting me from TV. "You know one of my favorite quotes from poverty comes from Benjamin Franklin. I love this. He said, we should just make the poor uncomfortable and kick them out of poverty." I love that, okay? This guy goes, "I bet he loves that. You know what I'd love? To be able to find where or when Franklin ever said this because so far I've had no luck. Along the way, however, I've discovered that Franklin was hardly insensitive to the travails of the poverty stricken," and he goes on for paragraph after paragraph after paragraph of how stupid I am and where did I possibly get that quote. Then I go down to the blog. Oh, shoot, this does not have the blog. Where is the blog? Comments here. Then it goes on to the blog section and they are all coming on and saying, -- the comments section, yeah. You know what I'm talking about?

STU: Yeah, at the bottom where everyone posts the little comments.

GLENN: For some reason it won't come up. Probably because it made them look like an idiot.

STU: Ben Franklin would have been prepared for this segment.

GLENN: I know, you about I just thought of it.

STU: Actually Ben Franklin said in 1784 that on the comments section of my website I will make sure that it opens freely and easily for the people.

GLENN: The little finger is there. I've got a little finger for you. You know what it is. Honestly I think it's just because it made them look so unbelievably stupid. And it's just everything that you need to know about these people.

STU: Can you summarize? I want to hear.

STU: Yeah, here it is. It's downloading. Okay.

GLENN: At 2600 baud? Jeez, someday we'll be able to download pictures in realtime they say. Basically what it said was, you know, oh, it's people like this; they don't even know what they're talking about. Beck is so stupid he's, you know, this and that and just, I mean, some of the worst things you could possibly imagine. And then one guy writes in and says, actually he was paraphrasing Franklin. It took me five minutes to find what he was talking about, and he said, quote. It didn't say --

STU: Didn't say kick them out.

GLENN: It didn't say kick them out. It said push them out. It didn't say --

STU: Whoa.

GLENN: Yeah, it didn't say -- what was the other thing I said? We should make them uncomfortable -- make the poor uncomfortable. It said make them not comfortable and we should push them out, something like that. Wait, wait. But then after that, no one recognized it. They continued to say how stupid I -- it was like that happen fact just never existed. They just kept going: Yeah, they're always making stuff up.

STU: Look, I searched the Internet for Ben Franklin using the word, "apostrophe em" in a sentence, em, and I don't remember him saying it. Glenn Beck is a liar.

GLENN: So funny. Stu that's sophisticated.

STU: Good job, genius.

GLENN: Here's the actual quote. Quote: I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it. It's from the price of corn and management of the poor, 1129, 1766. But why not just write a blog about how I'm so stupid, Franklin never said that, when there it is.

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.