The war of the internets is a war we must win

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In the coming years, there's going to be two internets. One that's controlled by the United States and one that's controlled by China. But don't take my word for it. That idea is echoed by Eric Schmidt, the head of Google. He said at a private event back in September that this will most likely happen sometime in the next ten years.

But what would a world split between Chinese and U.S. internets look like? A world that the experts are saying will be here in less than a decade. You've heard about China's Orwellian Social Credit system, where the government can lock its people out of everything from buying a house, getting a job, going to school, taking a flight or riding public transportation… all because its AI algorithm deemed their behavior out of step with the state. Now some would say… "yeah but that's just in China." Well what happens when Chinese controlled internet blankets half the world? They'd say… "want access to our internet, our economy and our technology… well you gotta play by our rules on our system."

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China is currently working on its "Belt and Road" Initiative to effectively recreate the old Silk Road days when China dominated the known world's economy. It currently involves over sixty countries. But whereas the old Silk Road traded in spices and silk, the new one will be dominated by the flows of ones and zeroes. The internet will be the top economic driver going forward, and there is currently a war being raged to see who dominates the flow of information. It used to be a silent war, but the gloves are now coming off.

Forget about all the trade deficit mumbo jumbo. And the tariffs? That's not going to do a dang thing except make things harder for everyone. All of that is smoke and mirrors for what's actually starting right now. President Trump's talk of the trade deficit took most of the media coverage, but the real danger is what he has pointed out about Chinese theft of U.S. company trade secrets. The Chinese government has sanctioned full on state controlled corporate espionage. They're stealing everything they can get their hands on.

It's an all out race to be the global leader in 5G technology.

It's an all out race to be the global leader in 5G technology. 5G will be more than just phone calls and text messages, it'll power literally everything for the next several decades. Cars, homes, medical devices, farm equipment, manufacturing warehouses… everything, and it'll all be wireless. The race to 5G is a national security imperative. It's why we're now seeing the Trump administration make moves that we would have never even dreamed of making in the past. It's why they had a Huawei executive arrested in Canada.

It's why we blacklisted ZTE a few months ago. Both companies are leading China's 5G expansion. These won't be the final moves, it's going to get a lot crazier. This is a war, and - unless you want a Chinese controlled Social Credit system - it's a war we have to win.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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