2019 will be a bridge over troubled water

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In 1970 Simon and Garfunkel released the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water"... a great song title, a legendary song, but maybe more importantly... a fitting label for this new year. 2019 is the bridge year. On the path we just walked is the post Cold War world, and it all began to change in 2008. A year that saw both a Russian invasion of a potential NATO country and the collapse of Lehman brothers. In fact, they happened near simultaneously with one another… in a span of just a few weeks.

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We've been on this path since Christmas Day 1991. The Billboard top four songs were sung by Bryan Adams, Color Me Bad, C and C Music Factory and Paula Abdul… but on the other side of the world the Soviet Union was disintegrating. What would the world end up looking like? The West had spent decades mobilizing to contain a threat that now didn't exist. Western Europe had united to guarantee quote "peace and prosperity", and to forever eradicate the chance of world war. Even China and the United States had come together in this effort. Everyone had direction, but what had brought everyone together to the dinner table… was now gone. That's not to say we all didn't pretend things were still the same. We'd go on pretending for over two more decades, but the signs of change hit us like a mack truck in 2008.

We now find ourselves on the bridge. 2019 will be the year where we stand in the middle looking at the other side. Historic and generational scale change is what awaits us. The European Union will continue to unravel. NATO will start to dissolve. New Alliances will emerge. Old and new enemies will come together.

The way things used to work, will seem like a distant memory… and it will all begin to come clear this year.

The world is changing, and the waters of chaos are rising.

We're on the bridge, and the troubled waters beneath us is rising. The waters of chaos will push us on into uncharted territory, and - as in 2008 - the United States will be the catalyst. Recession is coming. Since 1933 our economic cycle has a recession - on average - every four years. It has now been over 8 years since the last recession hit. An economic uppercut is coming, and it's coming at a time when global debt is at record numbers. Consider this: consumer confidence began to decline back in November, oil prices are bottoming out, credit is beginning to crunch, asset prices are falling, and - for the first time in a decade - interest rates are rising. All of that adds up to a recession… and very soon.

When we stop buying, the entire world takes a hit. It's the same thing that happened in 2008. We caught a cold and the entire world sneezed… then caught pneumonia. Look at what's already happening. The UK is exiting the European Union, Italy and Greece are on the verge of default, French Yellow Vest protests resurged this past weekend, Russia can't pay their bills with oil at 50 dollars a barrel, and China is dealing with a greater than anticipated GDP slowdown and a trade war. Meanwhile war drums are beating with new military alliances forming and old ones dying. The world is changing, and the waters of chaos are rising. 2019 will be the year where we look back and say, that's where we saw it all take shape.

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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