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A complete list of things caused by global warming

GLENN:  You know, I can't -- you know, we were talking earlier today that the -- this green bubble is going to burst because that's exactly what it is.  It's gotten too hot, too fast, and we know that it's bogus.  The American people know this is about money and product placement.  It's horrible.  This is really going to be bad.  If you really care about the planet, you've got to get off this green bandwagon and tell these companies, whoa, whoa, whoa, because they're all jumping in, they're all making money off it.  You've got to tell people like Al Gore, debate with the other side.  You don't want to take on your weakest argument.  They will take on people like me:  Glenn Beck, he's just (mumbling).  Don't take me on.  That's a strawman argument.  Take on the real scientists and do it in public and debate them and do it without any, "Well, you're just a Nazi.  You're a Holocaust denier," without any of that stuff.  You win the argument, you know, if science would back you up, if you actually had facts and figures that worked, you would win the argument.  You don't do it because you know you can't win.  And Americans, they know -- I mean, especially this Earth Day, you know.  Oh, everybody is with the green little logos in the corner.  Would you stop it, please?  Please stop it.

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Let me just give you some of the predictions from scientists in the last 35, 30 years.  Scientists and environmentalists, okay?  Here they are.  Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against the problems we're facing as mankind.  Biologist George Wald, Harvard.  Yeah, made that statement in 1970.  So... I didn't know we were all dead by 1985.  Oh, yeah, we all died in 2000.

"By 1995 somewhere between 75 and 85% of all species of living animals will be extinct."  Wow.  That came from a senator, Senator Gaylord Nelson.  Like Senator Al Gore.  No, he's bigger than the senator.  He's vice president, a Nobel Prize winner.

"Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor, the planet will cool.  The water vapor will fall and freeze and a new ice age will be born," Newsweek magazine.  "The world will be 11 degrees colder in the year 2000.  That's twice what it would take to put us in an ice age."  That's good.  "By 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching Earth by 1/2."  Wow.  By 1985.  That would have been sweet, huh?  Especially now with this global warming.  Wouldn't it be convenient if we only got 1/2 the sunlight?  "Air pollution is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone," biologist Paul Erlich.  By the way, he also -- that was 1970.  In 1973 he also went on to say 200,000 Americans would die from air pollution and that by 1980 the life expectancy of Americans would be 42 years.  I've been dead for three.  So, sucks to be me.

Meanwhile all they do is just make everything worse.  Meanwhile they just create more problems and a new bubble.  You mark my words.  It will be the green bubble.  While they predict -- I mean, those things sound crazy, but now global warming has been -- Dan, I need something, some sort of green song.  Do we have anything, you know, anything -- what's the greenest group we have?  Do we have any -- oh, do we have that rinse, repeat, recycle, whatever that thing is from Jack Johnson?  I love that song.  We have that?  Because I've got a list now of all the things that global warming, these are new.  This is old -- this is not 1970.  This is the new stuff.  All the things that global warming cause.  You ready?  Here we go.

Acne, African aid threatened, Alaska reshaped, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier and then not breeding at all, anxiety, asthma, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, Baghdad snow, bananas destroyed, bananas grow, beetle infestation, better beer, no beer, blue tongue, boredom, bridge collapse in Minneapolis, brothels struggle.  By the way, I just want to point out these are actual -- there are stories attached to each of these that because of global warming brothels may struggle.  That may make me for global warming but then I see the next one, the bubonic plague.  Buddhist Temple threatened, bridge collapse, camel deaths, cancer deaths in England, cardiac arrest, cave paintings are threatened, childhood insomnia.  Yeah, because they are watching all these stupid shows on TV saying, you're all going to die.  Cholera, circumcision in decline.  I was trying to figure that one out.  It is so hot.  If I just had a little extra shaved from a little extra -- I mean, what is, I don't -- how is that... civil unrest, cockroach migration.  Oh, I told you we needed the fence.  Coffee threatened, cold spells, cold wave, Cougar attacks, crocodile sex.

Stu?

STU:  Yes?

GLENN:  I've only been to a Bublé concert a few times.  I didn't know if this was code.  Crocodile sex.

STU:  I don't think that's code.  I think that's the mating habits of crocodiles.

GLENN:  Causing more or less?

STU:  I don't have that answer right now but I can look into it.

GLENN:  Crumbling roads, bridges and sewage system, Darfur, hemorrhagic fever, which is the Ebola, dermatitis, diarrhea, early marriages.  Is this like that FLDS thing?  Is that what that is?

STU:  I don't think so.

GLENN:  They are going to start marrying at 13?  What does that mean?  Here's one of my favorites:  Earth lopsided, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode.  Again these are all -- these are real stories.  Earth to explode, Earth upside down.  From whose perspective?  I mean, I know people who go to China and they don't come back and they are like, my head hurts, man.  All the blood was rushing to my head for a week!  I was upside down!  What are they even talking about?  By the way, I'm only at the E's.  We'll finish the alphabet in a second.

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GLENN:  Okay.  So we're in the E's on all of the things that have been blamed on global warming.  These are all -- Stu, is there any way that -- do we have the links to all of these stories?

STU:  Yeah, we can put it in the newsletter today.

GLENN:  We've got to put it in the newsletter.  These are all the things that are -- that global warming has been blamed for, with the links to the story.

STU:  I will say, though, this list is abridged.  Actually we had to take a lot out because we were --

GLENN:  You are kidding me.

STU:  Yes, I swear there's a lot that we actually had to take out of this.

GLENN:  Okay, we were at Earth lopsided, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, Earth upside down.  Again whose perspective.  Earthquakes, equality threatened.  Oh, there's one that Obama should get on.  Evolution accelerating.  That would be good, wouldn't it?  I mean, evolution into things get better.  We were monkeys.  Soon we could be the giraffe with batwings.  Wouldn't that be great?  Fading fall foliage.  I'm not kidding you, blamed on global warming, fashion disaster.  I missed that in An Inconvenient Truth.  My goodness, the fashions will be out of control!  Flesh-eating disease, food poisoning, food prices rise.  Oh, they're right!  Foot path erosion.  Boy, that one pisses me off.  Fungi invasion.  I hope our Navy, I hope our Navy SEALs are prepared and Homeland Security is ready for that fungi invasion.  Garden of Eden wilts.  I would like the story of where we found it.  Giant squid migrate.  Not kidding you, an actual story, gingerbread houses collapse.  From global warming!  Golf masters wrecked.  Gray whales lose weight.  That's good because they're fat as a whale.  Heart attacks and strokes.  Hibernation ends too soon.  Hibernation ends too late.  Homeless, 50 million.  Human develop faces unprecedented reversal.  Human race oblivion.  Hurricane reduction.  Hurricanes increase.  Infrastructure failure, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insect explosion, insurance premium rises, invasion of cats.  Holy cow.  I wonder who gets here first and who wins.  Is it going to be the fungi?  If the fungi get here first and they beat us, then the cats come in, will the cats know that the fungi is here?  Will it be a sneak attack?  Would the fungi allow a wooden horse filled with cats inside the walls?  Invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish.  That's not invasion of midgets.

STU:  I don't know.  It's invasion of midges.

GLENN:  I thought it was midget.

STU:  Just another invasion.

GLENN:  Islands sinking, itchier poison ivy.  Oh, I hate when that happens.  Jellyfish explosion, kitten boom, krill decline, lake shrinking and blowing, lawyers income increased, lightning related, insurance claims, Loch Ness monster finally dead.  That one, did we ever get a chance to do that story?  I love that story.  Dead serious.  Nessy has now been pronounced dead.  We'll never know what happened to her.  We'll never, ever know for sure if Nessy were real because now she's dead.  Global warming.

Lyme disease, malaria, malnutrition.  Malaria, oh, the audacity to hope that they could ever tell the truth on malaria.  Mammoth dung melt.  I hate when that happens.  Maple syrup shortage, micrometers, melanoma, methane burps, monkeys on the move, mountains taller.  Well, that would be nice.  New islands, NFL threatened, ocean waves speed up, opera house destroyed.  Again I'm thinking I'm for global warming.  Outdoor hockey threatened, oyster diseases, plankton blooms, plankton destabilized, plankton loss, plant viruses, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears starved, porpoise stray, railroad tracks deformed, rape wave.  That doesn't sound good.  Release of ancient frozen viruses.  You've got to be kidding me.  The viruses that have been trapped in the polar ice shelf are going to be released.  Ahhhhhh!  And the fungi are going to kill us, too!  Rioting and nuclear war, rivers dry up, river flow impacted, rivers raised, ruins ruined.  That's an actual headline:  The ruins ruined.  Damn, don't you hate the thing that was just ruined was ruined again?  It's kind of like throwing salt on an open wound, insult to injury.  They've ruined the ruins!

I Heart Halliburton!Salinity reduction, increased salmonella, salmon stronger.  Salmon stronger?  What do you mean salmon stronger?  What, is there like a weight lifting thing with salmon?  They are out with their little fins and they are with -- what, they can swim upriver.  What else can they do?  What do you mean they're stronger?  They're fighting back?  They are like, yeah, come on and get me, jack!  What is a salmon stronger?  Sex change.  Stu, you need to explain the global warming sex change story.  Do you know it offhand?

STU:  Off the top of my head I don't but I will find out.

GLENN:  Sheep shrink, short-nose dogs endangered, shrimp sex problems, ski resorts threatened, slow deaths, smaller brains, snowfall increase, snowfall reduction, soaring food prices, societal collapse, song birds change eating habits.  Song bird (gunfire).  Sour grapes, spiders invade Scotland.  Oh, no.  Quid squid population explosion, spectacular orchids.  That one sounds kind of good.  Street crime to increase, suicide, that bass co- tragedy, tech tonic plate movement, teenage drink -- teenage drinking?  Stu, can you look that one up for me as well?

STU:  You have a lot I'm going through here.  I've already got the sex change one.

GLENN:  What's the sex change one?

STU:  Apparently got warm a long time ago, may have changed the sex change in an animal in the prehistoric times.  If it continues getting warmer, we could have too many mails continuing each individual species.

GLENN:  But if we continue circumcision which, of course, cools the body.

STU:  That's not --

GLENN:  Apparently I think that's -- if circumcision is in decline because of global warming, it must be -- no, it must mean -- well, I don't know what it means, but I'm glad I'll be changing from a male or my wife will be turning to a male.  I don't know.

On "GlennTV," host Glenn Beck argued that the World Health Organization has been knowingly helping the Communist Party of China spread disinformation about the coronavirus.

Why?

Well, it turns out that the current WHO director-general is a politician from Ethiopia (the very first director without a medical degree) — and apparently Ethiopia owes China a lot.

"This outbreak has revealed the WHO as nothing more than a Chinese Communist front," Glenn said. "China knew early on just how dangerous the coronavirus was, how it spread, how fast it spread, and the fatality rate, but were more concerned with getting the blame than protecting lives. So, they had their front man, the World Health Organization, tell the world there was nothing to worry about."

On Jan. 14, the WHO repeated the Chinese Communist Party's claim that the coronavirus does not travel human to human.

On Feb. 3, WHO Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced there was no need for measures that "unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" to combat the spread of COVID-19.

On the exact same date, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China released a statement criticizing President Trump for restricting travel to China.

"[S]ome countries, the US in particular, have inappropriately overreacted, which certainly runs counter to WHO advice. The US government hasn't provided any substantive assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers. What it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a very bad example. Even American media and experts doubted the government's decision, saying that the US government's restrictions on China are precisely what the WHO rejects, that the US is turning from overconfidence to fear and overreaction, and that banning the entry of visitors who traveled to China in the past 14 days is suspected to be violating civil rights instead of reducing risks of virus spreading," spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Hua went on to say, "As the WHO Director-General noted, China is setting a new standard for outbreak response."

Indeed, Tedros has been very consistent in his praise for China's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The steps China has taken to contain the outbreak at its source appear to have bought to the world time," he told the Munich Security Conference in mid-February.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn discussed claims that the Obama administration depleted and never replenished the federal supply of emergency gear, including N95 respirator masks, during the H1N1 flu, or swine flu epidemic, in 2009.

Last month, Bloomberg News, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, reported that the Obama administration used, and failed to restock supplies of N95 respirator masks, and ignored recommendations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should replenish the "Strategic National Stockpile." Read more on this here.

USA Today followed up with a fact-check article titled, "Fact check: Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks?"

On Sunday, 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of "failing to prepare our nation to respond."

President Trump fired back, "You and Obama depleted America's stockpile of N95 masks after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. You were advised to replenish the national stockpile but FAILED. STOP LYING AND EXPLAIN!"

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,359,010 (up from 1,284,805 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 75,906 (up from 70,906 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 293,454 (up from 271,782 yesterday)
  • Still Just 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% yesterday, and down from the 19% high back in February
  • Note that about 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization but lower than Spain, where 17% of patients require hospitalization.
  • US has 367,650 Confirmed Cases and 10,943 Deaths, up from 336,851 cases and 9,620 cases yesterday
  • The US currently has 336,897 Active Cases of COVID-19, with about 1.2% of the US Population tested
Motor City Nightmare: More Than 700 Employees in One Detroit Hospital System Test Positive https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491484-more-than-700-employees-at-one-detroit-hospital-system-test-positive-for
  • Hundreds of staff at a Detroit-area hospital system have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Dr. Adnan Munkarah of the Henry Ford Hospital Campus confirmed 731 cases of the coronavirus among employees at the hospital, accounting for 2 percent of the hospital system's 31,600 employees.
  • As many as 1,500 at another hospital in the state have reported symptoms similar to coronavirus, though those numbers are not confirmed cases.
  • "If we are to test the whole population, you are going to see large numbers of people who are testing positive...Testing positive is just a measure of how contagious this virus is." said the hospital director.
  • "Our team members are our greatest asset and their health and safety is a top priority as we continue to respond to this pandemic," Munkarah said in a separate statement Monday evening confirmed the total number of positive test results.
  • "We know we are not immune to potential exposure and we remain grateful for the courage and dedication of our entire team," he added.
  • Detroit, Michigan's largest city, has seen a surge of coronavirus cases in recent days while the state itself has seen just over 17,000 cases of the virus – the third-largest total of any state in the U.S. More than 5,000 of those cases were reported in Detroit, where hundreds have died.
The Invisible...Invisible Enemy: Can COVID-19 Hide In Cells? https://www.the-sun.com/news/645016/fears-coronavirus-hide-cells-reactivate-recovered-patients-test-positive/
  • COVID-19 may be able to remain in the body and "reactivate" later after 51 recovered patients tested positive again.
  • The patients, from the city of Daegu, South Korea, had all spent time in quarantine while recovering from the disease but were diagnosed again within days of being released.
  • The center said it did not believe the patients had been reinfected, but that the virus had remained at undetectable levels in their cells and later "reactivated".
  • The claim runs contrary to the bulk of current evidence about how the virus works.
  • Investigators said the most likely explanation was that the clearance samples for the patients were false negatives, a common issue with nasal swab tests.
  • "Still, we remain vigilant and open to the possibility that the virus can remain dormant for some time," Dr Leong Kwok, Director of Viral Epidemiology at the National Health Institute in Seoul said.
Maybe Don't Go To the Grocery Store After All https://www.foxnews.com/health/los-angeles-braces-itself-more-coronavirus-deaths-warns-residents-not-go-shopping-warns-residents-not-to-go-out-shopping
  • With coronavirus related deaths spiking in Los Angeles County and "a critical week" ahead, health officials advised residents on Monday to stay at home and avoid shopping to limit the spread of the virus.
  • "If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether," said public health department Director Barbara Ferrer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Officials confirmed 420 new coronavirus cases in the county and 15 deaths on Monday.
  • Over 6,360 cases and 147 deaths have been reported since the outbreak started, per data from Johns Hopkins.
Mexico's Slow Response May Cause Problems for Texas https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/mexico-slow-response-coronavirus-texas-us-15181201.php
  • As recently as March 15, some 40,000 concert goers crowded into the Foro Sor venue for the popular Vive Latino music festival.
  • Tourists from Europe and the United States were able to enter the country without any restrictions until late last week.
  • Restaurants, airports, subways and grocery stores remain open in Mexico City, though churches and large markets have closed.
  • The rapid spread of the COVID-19, however, has begun to increase the urgency of the government's response. Mexican health authorities reported on March 16 that the country had 82 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Two weeks later, the number swelled to nearly 2439, including 125 deaths.
  • Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who two weeks ago dismissed US social distancing restrictions as "an extreme tactic" and "irresponsible" is now urging citizens to "stay at home, stay at home, stay at home."
  • "If you have food at home, stay home. There is no reason good enough to go out, period," he said.
  • Mexico is just one of many nations that reacted slowly to the coronavirus pandemic, in large part because government leaders failed to understand how contagious the virus is.
  • President Lopez Obrador spent the first half of March dismissing the gravity of the virus, encouraging Mexicans to frequent restaurants and posting videos of himself in crowds, kissing babies.
  • He said Mexico's spirituality would protect the country against the virus and made a public display of pulling out two religious amulets that he said would be his shield.
  • Mexico shares over 1,200 miles of border with the United States.
Hong Kong Closed to All Foreign Travelers, Indefinitely https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3078633/coronavirus-five-hong-kong-residents-flown-back
  • The city extends its ban on arrivals after most cases over past two weeks have come from overseas.
  • Only six of 24 newly infected yesterday are local transmissions, but all are linked to entertainment venues already closed.
  • All entertainment venues are closed until further notice.
  • Hong Kong recently issued a new state of emergency order revoking travel into the country from any outside nation, including China.
  • The order will prevent Hong Kong from 'opening up' it's economy through at least early May
Drug You Can't Pronounce May Be Saving Lives https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2020/04/06/democrat-karen-whitsett-coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-trump/2955430001/, https://abc7.com/coronavirus-drug-covid-19-malaria-hydroxychloroquine/6079864/
  • A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
  • State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18.
  • "It was less than two hours" before she started to feel relief, said Whitsett, who had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection. She is still experiencing headaches, she said.
  • Elsewhere, a Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
  • The drug has been touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 by President Trump among others, but it remains controversial as some experts believe it is unproven and may not be effective.
  • The drug has long been used for treatment of malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis but is not technically approved by the FDA for COVID-19. The agency, however, is encouraging trials and has provided limited emergency authorization for its use to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.
  • "Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free," Cardillo told Eyewitness News. "So clinically I am seeing a resolution very consistently."
Belt and Road, COVID-19 Style https://spectator.us/italy-china-ppe-sold-coronavirus/
  • After COVID-19 made its way to Italy, decimating the country's significant elderly population, China told the world it would donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Italy stop its spread.
  • Reports later indicated that China had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy. A senior Trump administration official tells The Spectator that it is much worse than that: China forced Italy to buy back the PPE supply that it gave to China during the initial coronavirus outbreak.
  • "Before the virus hit Europe, Italy sent tons of PPE to China to help China protect its own population,' the administration official explained. 'China then has sent Italian PPE back to Italy — some of it, not even all of it … and charged them for it."
  • China also recently donated PPE to Sweden and Spain, with many doctors reporting that masks and respirators included in the shipment were defective or already used.
  • "Someone got very sloppy," said a senior health official in Spain. "It must have been a mistake."

"This was a sneak attack, like a thief in the night."

"A wartime President."

"A great battle, against an invisible enemy."

"We will win and declare a great victory for our country."

All of these are direct quotes from President Donald Trump, all uttered since March 1st of this year.

And of course, all of them ring decidedly true and make perfect sense. Even Trump's most ardent opponents have referred to the current situation in which America finds itself as a once in a generation emergency, and that we should be on a wartime footing. They've called for more and more power to be handed to, no, more explicitly they've called for more power to be taken by the President to do battle against "The Invisible Enemy," everything from commandeering manufacturing plants to logistics and shipping companies to pharmaceutical manufacturing and research, to nationalizing the banking sector and all mortgages.

On the other hand, the President has preferred to form a partnership with private industries to wage the war. Turning to America's great companies to produce masks, respirators, ventilators, medicine and vaccines that will ensure our country can and will prevail.

The United States – and the entire world – is engaged in a great battle, against an unseen enemy. An enemy that threatens to kill our people and destroy our nation and our way of life. It's an enemy that we have seen and fought before, as a people. We have faced this enemy throughout human history, over and over we've had to battle it. All of us are descendants of survivors of the countless previous wars that humanity has had to fight against this hidden enemy of man.

The enemy is a disease. The enemy is a virus.

The enemy is not SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus.

No, the virus we're battling against is Slavery.

Call it what you want. Socialism. Collectivism. Communism. Statism. Despotism. A one-world government. Those are all forms of the same thing: some people's individual liberty captured for the betterment and benefit of others. All of those are forms of enslaving some men to the will and needs of others.

A virus is a biological construct. It's a biological disease caused by a virus, an unliving, unthinking sliver of organic material and takes over cells to turn them into factories that produce more viral particles to take over more cells until, ultimately, the host is killed. Doing battle against a virus requires treating both the symptoms caused by infection as well as finding a vaccine that can destroy the virus itself.

But slavery is a political and moral construct. It's a social disease caused by an immoral idea, spread by unthinking, unfeeling human beings who transmit the disease to others turning them into factories that produce more unthinking, unfeeling human beings. They take over the lives of more and more people within a society or a country until that country is destroyed. Doing battle against slavery requires treating both the symptoms caused by the infection within a society as well as finding a cure that can destroy the idea itself.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war. He's also correct, we have fought this type of war before.

But this is not a war against a coronavirus. That's child's play. Terrible though it may be and despite the thousands of lives we may lose to COVID-19, it's relatively straightforward how to defeat it. Prevent the spread, find a cure. And we will. America and the world will survive this pandemic as it has survived a million others in our past. Each of us is the descendent of survivors of a thousand biological plagues.

The President rightly stated, we cannot let the cure for COVID-19 be worse than the disease itself. And he has the right idea in terms of the outcome here: we can't let our response to coronavirus destroy the American economy.

But saving the American economy isn't really the objective. A healthy, productive American economy that enables people to generate wealth and accumulate things is a consequence, an outcome, it's not a cause in itself. What has enabled the American economy to be the most robust and powerful engine for human ingenuity, productivity and wealth generation in world history is individual liberty? Men free to think and build, to seek new achievements and to be rewarded for doing so, to collaborate with each other, to challenge and compete with each other, driving each other to be smarter, to work harder, to find the better way to solve problems.

That is America. That is the battle we're in, what we're fighting to save. Beating COVID-19 is easy, it's only a matter of time. This particular virus may be new to us, but we know the formula for its defeat, much like the long-march to destroy the NAZI war machine in World War II, the writing was on the wall long before Berlin fell. Germany's defeat was inevitable once America entered the war. So too, the defeat of SARS-CoV-2 is already a foregone conclusion, the application of human ingenuity and thousands of years of human inventiveness and knowledge ensures our ultimate victory over this latest scourge.

But that is not the great threat. If the cure for COVID-19 is the slavery of some men for the benefit and betterment of others, then perhaps it would be better for COVID-19 to take us all. If the cost of defeating the biological virus is that we succumb to the political and moral disease of collectivism, then Trump's fear will have been proved right and the cure will have been worse than the disease.

Look at what's being proposed here. In the US, the government should take over every major industry, from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to grocery and food delivery to airlines to shipping and transportation. Construction, take it over! Banking system, take it over! Stock market, take it over!

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.
Ostensibly designed to fight COVID-19, but made permanent to enable the UN to fight future pandemics, as well as the ongoing pandemic of Climate Change…oh, and Poverty and Income Inequality, and sexism and nationalism and a thousand other isms they believe are unfair.

The United States is less than 5% of the World's population, but we represent over 25% of the world's GDP. So, the UN is effectively proposing that about 4% of the population transfer 10% of our wealth each year to support the remaining 96% of the human race, including supporting countries who are our enemies and who seek our very destruction.

What is proposed here is nothing short of the permanent enslavement of the United States for the betterment and benefit of every other national on earth.

There is no doubt the human race will survive COVID-19. Human beings have survived a thousand similar pandemics with barely more than a blip in our progress as a species.

But the plague of collectivism, the idea that some men should be slaves to others, that some people have some sort of right to lay claim to the intellect and productive energy of others, that is the real battle. That is the true invisible enemy that we must yet again defeat.

Ask yourself, would you have some right to charge into Mike Lindell's My Pillow bedding factory and point a gun at him and his workers to force them to produce cotton face masks to avoid being shot? No, of course the idea sounds preposterous and all rational thinking human beings would clearly see that as an immoral, criminal act. And yet many people are proposing that we do exactly that, just the gunman wears a blue UN Helmet or carries a US Marshall's badge.

Alternatively, does Mike Lindell have the right to choose to convert his factory over to making cotton face masks, at his own expense and to pay his workers to make those masks instead of making pillows? Yes, that is moral, that is a human being engaged in activity that he believes to be virtuous and right and, yes, for the love of all that is holy — profitable.

Just as with COVID-19, the defeat of all forms of slavery should be an inevitability. And yet from every corner of our country, the call is for the forced enslavement of some people for the benefit of others.

President Trump has this right. We cannot let the cure for COVID-19 come at the cost of our economy. And if that is the objective, then it is our original principles: individual liberty, freedom of movement and speech, that is what must be defended. That is how we protect and restore our economy and our country. That is how we ensure that our children's children will also be descendants of survivors of plagues and pandemics, whether they are the biological - or the moral kind.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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