Glenn Beck: New Survivalism

GLENN:  Just incredible.  And I don't know if you saw this in the New York Times.  God bless you for not reading the New York Times.  It was out yesterday in the New York Times.  The headline was "Duck and Cover."  It's the new survivalism.  "The traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage holed up in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned good goods and ammunition.  But that's not what comes to mind with Barton M. Biggs.  He is the formal chief strategist at Morgan Stanley.  He sounds like a nut already, doesn't he?  Yet in Mr. Biggs's new book, "Wealth, War and Wisdom," he says people should "assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure.  I'm sorry.  The former chief strategist for Morgan Stanley said, what again?

Assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure.  Your safe haven must be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food.  Well, this guy's crazy.  It should be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc. Think Swiss Family Robinson.  Even in America and Europe there could be moments of riot and rebellion when law and order temporarily completely breaks down.  The article by Alex Williams says survivalism is not just for survivalists anymore.  Faced with a confluence of diverse threats — a tanking economy, a housing crisis, looming environmental disasters, and a sharp spike in oil prices — people who do not consider themselves extremists are starting to discuss doomsday measures once associated with the social fringes.

Motivated by a belief that the credit crunch and a bursting housing bubble might spark widespread economic chaos, he began to take measures to prepare for the unknown over the last few years:  Buying old silver coins to use as currency; buying G.P.S. units, a satellite telephone and a hydroponic kit; and building a simple cabin in a remote West Texas desert.  If all of the planets line up and things do get bad, those who have not been prepared will be trapped in a city with thousands of others needing food and propane and everything else.  Esteemed economists debate whether the credit crisis could result in a complete meltdown of the financial system.  Former vice president of the United States informs that mass flooding could result in disease and starvation.  Perhaps -- the former vice president of the United States informs us that global warming could result in mass flooding, disease and starvation.  You heard all that, right?

STU:  I certainly have.

GLENN:  Or perhaps even a new ice age.

STU:  I'm sorry.  You said --

GLENN:  Sorry.  I missed that part of Inconvenient Truth.  No, to say that Al Gore is saying it's going to be either really, really hot or really, really cold.

STU:  Or really, really the same.  It's going to be one of the three.

GLENN:  Or go back between really, really hot or really, really cold.  They are not sure.  It will be some sort.  One thing about the temperature, too, is it's constantly changing but it's going down right now.

STU:  And you can read the temperature anywhere in the world and you'll find there is a temperature that exists there.

GLENN:  I have to tell you because in the East the sun is still rising and I have to tell you that we have projected the temperature from 5:00 this morning to this time right now and there has been dramatic change upward in the temperature.

STU:  In one day?

GLENN:  In one day.

STU:  I bet people --

GLENN:  No, no, no.

STU:  People are waking up and thinking --

GLENN:  No, they are in denial.  And we have projected that if this continues to rise like it is right now in New York City because we've already seen an 8 degree temperature change and it's in the winter.  So if this continues to happen over the next two weeks, we believe that it will be over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit here in New York City.

STU:  And this is the intraday climactic shift you talk about.

GLENN:  Yes, I talk about it every day.  Now, later on this afternoon I may be talking about how we could all freeze to death.

STU:  We're headed towards an ice age.

GLENN:  Ice age.  Because I don't know if you've noticed this.  Around 7:00 it starts to cool a little bit.

STU:  You know what's weird.  It's because it all seems to correspond with that giant ball of fire in the sky.

GLENN:  No, please, the sun has nothing to do with it.  It is man.

STU:  Just because something --

GLENN:  It is man.  It is not the sun.  It is man.

STU:  Just because the sun can --

GLENN:  Man is the one that's going around the Earth.  Not the one.

STU:  I understand that but what I'm saying is that just because the sun --

GLENN:  Stop.

STU:  -- can change the temperature here definitely has nothing to do with the .7 degrees over the last few years.  Nothing.

GLENN:  Stop it right now.  So here's my favorite part.  Here you have the chief global strategist for Morgan Stanley in a new book saying, hey, listen, things could break down and the whole country could look like Katrina because of this global economic thing that's happening.  So you should just be prepared.  Then they go into -- and Al Gore says it could get really, really hot or really, really cold.  And then they go into, hey, it's not just for crazy people.

You got the guy who was the chief global strategist, finances for Morgan Stanley.  Hey, it's not just crazy people like him.  It's also -- I love this -- Joyce Jimerson of Bellingham, Washington.  She was a coordinator for a recycling composting program affiliated with Washington State University in Bellingham, Washington.  She's made her yard into, quote, an edible garden.  So it's not just crazy people like the guy from Morgan Stanley.  It's also -- what was her name?  Joyce who's got the edible lawn.  Now, Joyce, I just want to say -- because she's worried about global climate change and how you are going to need food.  Let me just ask you this in Bellingham, Washington.  Do you have a fence around your yard?  Do you own a gun?  Because if you've turned your whole front yard into a garden and there's no food, I don't think people are going to obey the keep you have the garden sign that you've put there in your front yard.  I'm just saying.  And I'm wondering how you are going to defend -- just assuming that somebody who used to run the composting program for a university is a liberal.  I'm also wondering how you are going to defend yourself when you say, I was just prepared.  And they say, no, you are hoarding all the food.  It's evil people like you that just don't want to share all your food.  How you are going to defend yourself.  I'm just wondering.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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