Glenn Beck: Racist in West Virginia




Fun Fact - West Virginia is located in the United States, to the west of the state of Virginia.

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GLENN: Well, I read a great article in the Financial Times.  Oh, yes, Financial Times and they've got a crack staff there.  They have uncovered one of the biggest mysteries surrounding Hillary Clinton's big lead in the state of West Virginia.  It is, ooh, it is frightening.  They have figured out exactly what has been going on.  They sent out whiz kid journalist Andrew ward and the Financial Times busted out all the stops in order to break the big story.  In-depth investigation, what's going on, Hillary Clinton's big lead in West Virginia and Kentucky.  In-depth news:  In an investigation.  It begins and pretty much ends with an interview with a voter, Leonard Simpson.  "Hi, my name's Leonard Simpson."  He is a voter that, of course, represents every single voter in West Virginia, in case you didn't know that, West Virginia.  67-year-old retired coal miner.  67 years old, voting for John McCain over Barack Obama.  Why?  Quoting the Financial Times, "Well, I heard Obama's one of them Muslims and his wife's an atheist," said Simpson.  Now, being the astute journalist that he is, ward knew he was on to something and immediately came to this conclusion.  Quote:  "Mr. Simpson's remarks help explain why Mr. Obama's trailing Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, by 40 percentage points ahead of Tuesday's primary election in the heavily white and rural state."  My gosh.  I did read that right.  Andrew Ward, what a racist.  Why is he pointing out that the state is white and she's way ahead with whites?  My goodness.  Yes, you read it there in the Financial Times.  It's heavily white!  Ahhhhh!  Heavily rural!  Let me do it again.  Heavily rural!  Ahhhh!  That explains it.  No wonder Barack is losing there.  He can't actually campaign in the state because there's a good chance those racists clinging to their guns and their religion might yell, "Get off my land!  (Gunfire)" And they might say it repeatedly in his direction.  But don't worry, Obama supporters, Andrew Ward and the journalists are on hand and they have words to comfort you.  "A landslide victory in West Virginia will do little to improve Hillary Clinton's fading hopes of winning the Democratic nomination because Mr. Obama has almost an insurmountable lead in the overall race."

Let me ask you a question.  Since when did Andrew Ward decide that he was going to choose the next President of the United States?  Has anybody else noticed how the media has selected the winner here?  It's almost -- and I say almost -- almost enough to make you feel bad for Hillary Clinton, isn't it?  I mean, you actually do kind of feel bad because you're consistent.  I try to be consistent.  I know you try to be consistent.  I know there's a lot of people that listen to talk radio and they're like, "Get off my land."  But I believe the majority of people are just right thinking Americans who just want to see justice done.  They don't care about left or right.  They care about right and wrong.  They don't care about the stupid parties, you know?  Heck, call me crazy but when I had the President rolling around in the office with a intern in a blue dress, I didn't like it so much.  And if I ever found out that George Bush was doing that, I wouldn't like it so much.  You kind of feel bad for Hillary Clinton.  She's standing up going, wait a minute, hang on just a second; I thought we were friends.  Yeah, yeah... no.  Who was using whom?

"Landslide victory in West Virginia will do little to improve her futile and fading hopes of winning the Democratic nomination."  Well, thank goodness that Andrew's allowed to -- you know, and he's around to let everybody know that the whole country is not as racist as West Virginia is because it's -- boy, I mean -- you know, we have a lot of listeners in West Virginia.  "Of course you do.  That racist show, I listen to it every day."  So if you can -- I mean, if you can see all of the numbers through the little, you know, slit holes in your sheet and will try to understand.  I know when you call it will sound a little like this because you'll be talking through the sheet, but you can call and tell us in West Virginia, I mean, if this is what you believe, that you're pretty sure that Obama's not a Muslim, one of them Muslims.

Now, just because Andrew Ward, you know, he wants to point out that the rest of the country isn't as racist as West Virginia, which I believe, I believe -- you know, there is something to this.  I mean, let's be honest.  It is the only state in the union that I'm aware of that has sent a, you know, a representative from their state that was a former member of the KKK.  That's weird, I must have that wrong because he's a Democrat, but that's a different story.  "Doesn't mean there's not going to be any ramifications."  That means other things that are going to happen, for those of you who are in West Virginia, because of this story.

Scathing journalistic investigation like this one, you know he's not going to let up.  He says "Tuesday's contest is likely to raise fresh doubts about whether the U.S. is ready to elect its first black President."  Hold on just a second.  Obama's black?  Ahhhhh!  I didn't -- wow.  Why didn't somebody tell me that!  I would have been -- why did I look at all of his policies?  I just would have been against him right from the getgo because he was black!  Oh, crap.  All of that wasted time.  Well, not mine because I can't read.  But somebody, we had somebody read and then speak slowly and tell me his policies.  The U.S. is ready -- are we ready to elect a first black President?  "Oh, I don't think so.  Oh, no, we can't elect anybody that looks different than us.  Whew."  And if he wasn't running, we certainly wouldn't have been able to elect our first woman, you know, now that a black guy's running, women shmomen, doesn't make any difference at all.  Oh, big deal, she's a woman."  It was a big deal when we selected Nancy Pelosi.  "Are we ready as a nation to have the first speaker of the House be a woman?"  Wait a minute.  Nancy Pelosi's a woman?  Ahhhhh!  Hang on.  No, I'm getting clarification that she's actually not.  So I don't know what that means but, whew, for a minute there I thought (laughing), I thought we had a woman in congress.  Oh, man.  Oh, I'm just looking at her policies and I'm like, this is just so stupid.  Only a woman can come off with it.  But then I realized we would never elect a woman (laughing).  Hold it just a second.  I just got word -- she is a woman?  Ahhhh!

Mr. Ward continues in the Financial Times to say, "We're not ready to elect our first black man."  When I read this, I think, wow, that is so obvious.  I mean, they will be like, "Oh, no, it has something to do with him, you know, being in a whack job church for 20 years, a church that even Oprah said, okay, this is spooking me, and she left after two years.  I mean, it couldn't have anything to do with it or the fact that his wife says, "That's the first time I've ever been proud of America" or says that "You know, America's just mean, you know."  Couldn't have anything to do with those things.  Oh, don't you hate it?  Don't you hate it when people say, "Oh, I'm not going to vote for Obama because, you know, he's hanging out with William Ayers, a guy, you know, who went to jail for bombing the Pentagon and several other U.S. Government facilities and banks and things like that and then is still proud of it and says the only problem is that it, you know, blow up enough things.  Other than that, I mean..." don't you hate those people who are on TV, such racists, taking on little things such as -- where is it?  I read this one in the paper today.  Listen to this one (laughing).  "Barack Obama has dumped one of his advisors for meeting with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas."  Big deal!  "Robert Malley who acted as informal advisor to Barack Obama on his Mideast policy told the Times in London that he was in regular contact with the militant group Hamas and Obama's now dropping him."  It couldn't have anything to do with that (laughing).  No, no.  It's that he's black.  Ahhhhh!

You know what?  Even after all of these things, we are so racist, we hate black people so much that even after all of these other things, you know, the Hamas thing, you know, hanging out with the bombers, Khalidi, the wife that's like, "Mean," all of that stuff and, "The chickens are coming home to roost," all of that stuff, he's still winning.  That's how racist we really are.  My gosh, all the hatred to put him out front.  Can you believe how much we hate black people, to make him, you know, the leading candidate!  Ohhhh, what a horrible group of people we are.  Hmmm.

We ignore all of those facts just because we're racists.  Hmmm.  As though we need to present further evidence to support his ironclad case that West Virginia is just, oh, a cesspool of black hating bigots, journalist Andrew Ward of the Financial Times had to make sure he went the extra mile to prove his point.  After all, some racists in West Virginia might be reading this, in the off chance they could find one racist that could actually read, you know, and then somebody's going to have to, you know, explain it to them, just so Andrew could help them understand the folly of their ways.  He said, "West Virginia is hostile territory for Mr. Obama because it has few of the African-Americans and affluent college educated whites."  Here he is again quoting Hillary Clinton.  Why would he quote Hillary Clinton, as if it's a fact?  "The college educated whites that provide his strongest support.  The state has the lowest college graduation rate in the U.S., the second lowest median household income, and one of the highest proportions of white residents at 96%."  Well, Andrew, yes, indeed, bravo, that was fantastic.  Andrew could have really, you know, rested well and said, "oh, boy, I don't think I could, I don't think I could do any -- I mean, if I had a hatchet and the residents of West Virginia there in front, I don't think I could have chopped them up any more."  But he went in and gave it a college try because he did go to college, you know.  "Knowing that he had uncovered the mysteries surrounding the big lead for Hillary Clinton in West Virginia, he realized, "But this is an important journalistic piece.  Why stop now when there's even so much more evidence that everyone in West Virginia is a hate mongering bigot.  A visit to Mingo County," he writes, "A Democratic stronghold"... Democratic stronghold, trying to get my arms around the fact that these are white racists and yet they're Democrats.  It doesn't really work.  I tell you what, Andrew, if I were you, I would have said leave out the Democratic stronghold because people might remember that you're calling Democrats racists and remember we in the journalistic circles are going to need to call Republicans racists in just a few weeks.

There in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields, emphasis on the word "Coal," not because Barack Obama is probably the leading guy to stop coal because of global warming but just coal because it's black -- I'm just sayin'.  I believe we forgot something here.  Coal is black.  Ahhh!  Reveals the scale of Mr. Obama's challenge because it has a gun shop on Main Street and churches dotted throughout the town.  Williamson is the kind of community evoked by Mr. Obama's controversial comments last month about bitter small town voters who cling to their guns and religion."  When I read this at first, I was with the people of West Virginia and then I realized they had a gun shop on Main Street!  Ahhh!  And a church!  Or maybe even two!  (Laughing).  Oh, poor Obama.  How will he ever be able to compete with these bottom-dwelling hicks and their guns and the churches.  Finally Andrew topped off his mountain of racist evidence from West Virginia with notes from the 22 people he questioned.  And I believe there are only about 30 people that live in West Virginia.  So he talked to almost all of them.  He said most said they mistrusted Obama because of doubts about his patriotism and values stemming from his "Cosmopolitan background."  I just want to recreate this scene for you.  "So I'm from the Financial Times.  This is a delightful place here.  You don't have any teeth."  "Well, you got funny looking teeth from England."  "So tell me, what is it about Mr. Obama that you just do not like so very much."  "Well, I was making out with my sister last night and we was having a farting contest and we said -- she's got a deeper voice than me -- well, mainly because he's black but then, I don't know, something's wrong -- you know, I just don't have a uncomfortable kind of gassy feeling (farting noises) about his cosmopolitan background."  "Oh, yes, the cosmopolitan background," who says cosmopolitan background!  "Well, that's what your sister -- that's what my sister said but I got my own thoughts."  "Yes, yes, speak up, old chum.  What is it?"  "Well, I got a problem with his ezotic name."  Yep, Andrew Ward from the Financial Times nailed it once again.  These people know America.  We're safe.

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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