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.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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

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

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

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

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