Glenn Beck: Alec for Prez?


To help celebrate Gun Week here's a young Alec Baldwin holding a gun...

GLENN:  Have you seen Alec Baldwin on 60 Minutes?  Let me ask you this question.  Anybody watch 60 Minutes anymore?  We tape it but I only watch it because it's a habit, like I have to watch it because I think like, oh, well, 60 Minutes, it must be some expose on how evil Republicans are."  So I watch it and I don't even know why I'm watching it anymore.  Is there anybody that watches 60 Minutes?  Did you watch it last night, Stu?

STU:  You know --

GLENN:  No, you didn't.

STU:  The television exploded.

GLENN:  Really?

STU:  I was about to turn it on and there was apparently an explosive device planted inside my television.

GLENN:  That happens so often at your house.

STU:  And every other television all at the same time.  It's obvious someone did it on purpose.  I just don't know who it was.

GLENN:  When's the last time you watched it?  60 Minutes?

STU:  When my television didn't explode?

GLENN:  Yes.

STU:  I --

GLENN:  Nothing, huh?

STU:  Well, are you saying like -- because I watch sports sometimes and sometimes the TV stays on, I'm not watching it but the TV might be on.  Does that --

GLENN:  No.

STU:  What if --

GLENN:  No.  So apparently Alec Baldwin was on 60 Minutes last night.  I don't know why.  Does he have a movie out?  Is it just because he's just a cool guy?  30 Rock all of a sudden got popular, didn't it?

STU:  Yeah.  You know, it's one of those shows that I watched the first couple of episodes of it and they were terrible and I have --

GLENN:  Now you like it?

STU:  No, I --

GLENN:  Oh, I never came back.

STU:  I never came back and I have had several people whose opinion I actually respect tell me that it is good.

GLENN:  Okay, let me ask you this question.  So last night I didn't watch 60 Minutes because instead I read a book by James Kunstler.  I'm reading two of his books.  One is The Long Emergency and the other one is the World Made by Hand.  The Long Emergency, I read about three pages and I'm like, all right, I just can't do it.  The World Made by Hand is basically Jericho except it's really good.  You know how Jericho was kind of like -- did you ever watch Jericho?

STU:  My television exploded.  That was a chemical attack on my television that night.

GLENN:  So Jericho was like, it was kind of good but you were like, you know, if they really cared, if CBS cared, they would have casted better people in it, maybe a little better writing, you know.  It was like... all right.  So last night I'm reading the World Made By Hand which is probably not a good book for me to read.  The Long Emergency is a nonfiction book about how important oil is to us and everybody goes, oh, gee, we're running down the oil; oh, gee, that's horrible, huh?  Do you know what gas prices are going to be?"  He says don't worry about gas prices because really gas prices are the least of your worries.  When China comes online, there will be war for oil.  Right now, "Oh, no war for oil."  Well, get used to that because it's what runs everything in our society.  It's not just like, oh, gas prices.  It is the reason we have civilization today.  We are not addicted to oil.  Unless you want to be Little House on the Prairie, you've got to have oil.  And the rest of the world has figured this out and we haven't.  And for as much as we want to say alternative energy, there's just, the alternative energy that we have right now, the technology that we have or is in the pipeline is just not going to be enough for us.  So he actually believes that we're going to go back to Little House on the Prairie that, you know, when China really comes online -- they've already doubled their oil consumption in the last ten years.  When they really come online, when India really comes online, there's just not going to be any oil and there's going to be wars for it, et cetera, et cetera.  And America he believes is going to break apart into, I think ten different regions.  And so it's a happy -- I put that one down and then I decided to read his fictionized account of this called the World Made by Hand, which isn't an awful lot more cheery, but I believe it was better than Morley Safer and Alec Baldwin.

Stu, I have a gun to your head right now.  I'd click it.  I cock the -- pull the hammer back.  There's a bullet in the chamber.  Stu, World Made by Hand or Alec Baldwin and Morley Safer?  And I know what you're going to say.  You have to do one of them.

STU:  Or I get shot?  That is the other option.

GLENN:  Yeah.  You're going to go for the gun?

STU:  Yeah.  It is gun week.

GLENN:  It is gun week on the Glenn Beck program.  (Gunfire).  I'm giving the key note address Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky for the NRA convention and so we thought we would make it gun week.  Yeah!  (Gunfire).

So you're going to go for the bullet to the head?

STU:  I think that's the most sensible choice.

GLENN:  That's probably good.  I went for the World Made by Happened and actually kind of enjoying it in a dark sort of -- oh, my gosh -- sort of way.  But then I got here this morning and Dan had pulled the audio from Alec Baldwin and I realized that, oh, Alec Baldwin is thinking about running for office.  So it's only getting better, America.  We have Alec Baldwin to hope for.  Oh, I don't know if these clowns have any answers, but Alec Baldwin sure would be the answer, huh?  He would be the guy that could get 'er done.  That probably should be his slogan, get 'er done, Alec Baldwin.  Here he is last night on 60 Minutes with Morley Safer, a guy who couldn't sound older.  No, I've consulted professors and scientists and there is a global consensus, Morley Safer cannot sound older than he does in this interview.

BALDWIN:  Running for office to a degree, that I might do one day?

SAFER:  You think being an actor puts you under public scrutiny?

BALDWIN:  If you go through the things I've gone through in the media, like this thing with my daughter.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  Let me go back, in case you don't remember, the thing that he went through, the thing that he went through with his daughter.  Here it is.  Just a flashback memory here of Alec Baldwin and what he had to endure.

VOICE:  I want to tell you something, okay, and I want to leave a message for you right now because again it's 10:30 here in New York on a Wednesday and once again, I made an [BLEEP] of myself trying to get to a phone to call you at a specific time.  When the time comes for me to make the phone call, I stop whatever I'm doing and I go and I make that phone call.  At 11:00 in the morning in New York and if you don't pick up the phone at 10:00 at night and you don't even have that [BLEEP] phone turned on.  I want you to know something, okay?  I'm tired of playing this game with you.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  By the way, just want to remind you that he's talking to his daughter here.  She's 11.

VOICE:  I'm leaving this message with you to tell you you have insulted me for the last time.  You have insulted me.  You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being, I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old or 11 years old or you're a child or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the [BLEEP] who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned.  You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone.  And when I come out there next week, I'm going to fly out there for the day just to straighten you out on this issue.  I'm going to let you know just how disappointed in you I am and how angry I am with you that you've done this to me again.  You've made me feel like [BLEEP] and you've made me feel like a fool over and over and over again.  And this crap you pull on me with this [BLEEP] phone situation, that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you're doing to me constantly.  And over and over again.  I'm going to get on a plane or I'm going to come out there for the day and I'm going to straighten your [BLEEP] out when I see you.  Do you understand me?  I'm going to really make sure you get it.  I'm going to turn around and I'm going to come home.  So you better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me.  I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are.  You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, okay?  "To replay this message."

GLENN:  "To replay this message you have Audix."

Okay.  So anyway, he was saying all the things that he -- all the things that he went through.

BALDWIN:  There's only one thing that comes to mind, how my daughter must have felt to have this played out in public.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  You know, the only thing that comes to mind is how his daughter must have felt.  Well, apparently -- I don't know.  Did you ask her?  Are you on speaking materials anymore?  Does she talk to you about feelings?  Because I don't think my daughter would pick up the phone after that.  She's 11.  You're a thoughtless little pig.  I'm flying out, oh, and I'll set you straight, you thoughtless little pig.  Was she worried about -- was she really, was it -- I mean, was it like, oh, jeez, and then they ran it on Entertainment Tonight or was it maybe you that left the message that it was a problem there?

BALDWIN:  The second thing I realize is you can pretty much bet everything you own that I would never leave another voice mail message for my daughter that wasn't just like something out of a Rodgers and Hammerstein score, "How are you today, my little darling," you know, whatever.  I mean, you've got to really, really manage.  You know what I mean?  You learn.

GLENN:  Stop.  (Laughing).  Hey, Stu, Stu, Stu.  Oh, wow.  I'm starting to whip my kids with a belt the other day.  (Laughing).  And I'm like, what are you doing playing that on TV?  Can you imagine how that made her feel?  So you can bet that I just use sticks now, you know?  I don't ever -- I don't even walk into the house with a belt because they would beat me with a belt.  You know what I'm saying?  So I use sticks and sometimes drum sticks.  (Laughing).  Morley, it's so good to see you again.

SAFER:  I've got to ask you about that notorious phone call that you made.  How could you do that?

BALDWIN:  You get so frustrated.

GLENN:  Stop.  As a dad, as a dad who has gone through this with daughters, oh, I can relate.  I can relate.  I can relate on so many levels and I'm sure my ex-wife can relate as well in the reverse.  Oh, yes, you get frustrated.

BALDWIN:  And you realize, number one, and it's wrong, it's totally wrong.

GLENN:  Stop.  And you realize -- I just want to say here because my attorneys and my handlers are making sure that I say it's wrong, it's totally wrong and I sound totally sincere right now.

BALDWIN:  That I was speaking to somebody else when I left that message.  I mean, I was pissed.  I've been putting up with this for six years.

SAFER:  But you weren't talking to another person.  You were talking to your daughter, to a kid when you said, you thoughtless little pig.

BALDWIN:  Did you ever lose your temper with your kids?

SAFER:  Yeah, but --

GLENN:  Yeah, stop just a second.  I don't think I really -- I'm trying to think.  Nope, nope, never said thoughtless little pig to my kids, nope.  Never said... never really, I don't think I ever did that.  Lost my temper with my kids, said some things that I regret but really never, "You little pig."  Never, "Little pig, little pig, let me in."  Never said any of those things.

SAFER:  Nothing like that.

BALDWIN:  If you are asking me do I feel bad about leaving that message?  I think that goes without saying.

GLENN:  Stop.  Does it really?  Because I don't think it does.  Stu, do you think it does?

STU:  I think he needs to say it.

GLENN:  I think it does because it didn't really -- play that back because when it goes without saying, it doesn't sound like he felt bad about it.

STU:  And none of the other things he's saying would lead you to believe.

GLENN:  So it goes without saying, no, it really doesn't.

STU:  You are going to have to say it, Alec.

GLENN:  Go ahead and play it, please.

BALDWIN:  If you are asking me do I feel bad about leaving that message, I think that goes without saying.  At the same time I'm a pretty overwhelmed by the sanctimoniousness of people who say that -- I mean, I got so many phone calls from people -- wait a second.  I got so many phone calls from people who seem learned and sober and together as you are.

GLENN:  Right.  Stop just a second.  So I just want you to know, hey, you toothless hicks from West Virginia, he's not talking about you.  He's talked about the learned people, with ezotic names like Barack Obama, like that, you just hate their skin color.

Anyway, he's talking about the learned, learned.  So once they're learned, well, they can make any mistakes.  Anyway, go ahead.

BALDWIN:  Who all said to me, man, I'm glad they didn't tape some of these I said to my kids.

SAFER:  As appalling what you said may be, even more appalling is that it was released by someone.

BALDWIN:  That tells you what I'm dealing with.

GLENN:  It does.

BALDWIN:  Listen, you use words like "Appalled" and you have, and I may say so pretty judgmental tone of me.

GLENN:  Stop, stop.  Pretty -- if I may say so?  Who are you to say that I shouldn't call my 11-year-old daughter a -- what was it, a worthless little pig, shameless little?

STU:  Thoughtless little pig.

DAN:  And he called her brainless earlier.

GLENN:  Thoughtless little pig.  Yeah, who are you to judge.  Who are you to judge?

STU:  Can we make sure and just point out yet again, yes, Alec, you do have to say it.  It doesn't go without saying.

GLENN:  Again, you don't really sound like you feel bad for saying it.  You really --

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me --

GLENN:  Stop, stop.  I don't -- play it again because he did say there that he's truly, truly sorry.

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this --

GLENN:  Wait, stop.  Hold it.  I'm sorry, I was singing the "Truly, truly sorry" song and I missed, what did he say there?  Could you do it again?  Because he's truly sorry.

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this --

GLENN:  Stop.  Hold it just a -- you know what this is?  This is the Second Amendment debate, Stu.  Where's the comma.  Where's comma?  Could you play it again?  Because I don't know where the comma is.  Is the comma "I'm really sorry that this happened to me," comma, but the statement is; or is it, "I'm really truly sorry that this happened," comma, but to me the problem is --

STU:  There's no but in there.

GLENN:  There's a comma issue there.

BALDWIN:  I think as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this process has become for many, many people.

STU:  Well, we are the media and he's told us that this is really our issue here, not his.  So I'm going to be unfair to him and assume he meant it was -- he was sorry that it happened to him.  Because that's what we do in the media, Glenn.

GLENN:  Truly sorry, he's truly, truly sorry (singing).

STU:  But clearly, I mean, if you really look at this case, Glenn, from Alec Baldwin, this is Morley Safer's fault apparently.  He's got a judgmental tone on him.

GLENN:  He does.  That's what -- I never hear that judgmental tone from 60 Minutes.

STU:  Never.

GLENN:  Never.  I never hear them say -- well, never to a liberal.  But I never hear them say things like, "But you were stealing the company blind."

STU:  Never.

GLENN:  I never heard that, ever before from 60 Minutes.  Usually they're cream puffs.

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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