Elon Musk recently warned at an energy conference that if the world completely abandons oil and gas in the short term, civilization ‘will crumble.’ But it’s not just oil and gas. Chaos is brewing around the world, and President Biden constantly seems to escape any kind of blame. But how we choose to respond to the chaos is vitally important, Glenn says. For example, in regard to the far-left’s mistreatment of former President Donald Trump, we CANNOT abandon the Constitution, Glenn says. We cannot use the Constitution only when it’s convenient for the conservative movement. Otherwise, Glenn explains, we’re becoming exactly who we’re trying to stop.
*Note: Though there have been conflicting reports about the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the U.S. government still maintains now embassy employees were evacuated.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: All right. A couple of things. First of all, Elon Musk speaking at an energy conference in Norway. Elon Musk said, quote, I think we need to use oil and gas in the short-term, otherwise, quoting, civilization will crumble.
What does -- what is it going to take for people to understand that? Admitted energy prices in Europe, which some anticipate will get much worse in the winter. High gas prices, and a grid rendered more unstable in the US.
By the way, I have serious concerns about our grid. I think our grid can go out coast-to-coast. It wouldn't take that much. And when that happens, it could be weeks before we have everything back online.
That -- that is a disaster of Biblical proportions. I mean, you want to talk about -- your refrigerators go out. What are you going to eat?
I mean, I don't think the soy sauce will go bad in my refrigerator, but everything else will about it bad. He also indicated, we, quote, have a clear path to the sustainable energy future. But it's not a path, that we can tread quickly. It's going to take decades, to complete. That transition is by no means, a simple or an easy one.
This is one of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced. Our food supply, be it staple grains, clucking birds. Favorite vegetables or seafood, praised for its nutritious quality, has become increasingly dependent on fossil fuels. Even if we try to change the global food system, as fast with his realistically conceivable, we will be eating transformed fossil fuels. Be it as loaves of bread, or fishes, for decades to come. He said the transition will not be -- it cannot be, some abandonment of fossil carbon. Or a even its rapid demise. But rather, a gradual decline. But they're not going to do that. They're not going to do that.
People -- we have got to wake our friends and neighbors up. And we've got to go out and vote. We have to go out and vote.
You saw what happened in Baghdad. And Biden denied it right at the beginning. No, we're not -- we're not evacuating anybody at the embassy, in Baghdad. Oh, really?
Because there's the photograph of everybody getting on to the helicopters.
STU: The helicopter Uber. They're going out --
GLENN: Is that what's going on? Yeah. And this is the most secure, largest embassy, in the world. Not just ours. In the world.
STU: And, you know, there's pictures of people breaking into the palace and swimming in the pool, just like we saw -- you know, we've seen around the world now, with some of these palaces. That's what they're doing. They're breaking in. Swimming in the palace pool. The former Saddam pal. Chaos all around the -- all around the world. But Joe Biden seems to get zero blame for it.
GLENN: I will tell you, I looked at the footage of Baghdad. Not of the actual entrance to the palace. And I thought, it looks like January 6th. That's one image, that we will never get back. We cannot make any more of those images.
GLENN: Cannot make any more of those images. The world is going this way.
STU: Look at the way they're using this one already, and there's so much more to come.
GLENN: All right. One other thing. And I say this with an awful lot of love and respect, for the former president. I like the guy. We have strangely become friends. However, just because I'm friends, and I like him, and I support him as president. I -- that doesn't mean I relinquish my thinking.
There is a story that has come out now, and this is true. It's coming from him. He issued a statement, what was it, yesterday?
STU: I think it was yesterday, yeah.
GLENN: Why don't you read the exact statement.
STU: This is from Truth Social. So now it comes out conclusively that the FBI buried the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election, knowing that if they didn't, Trump would have easily won the 2020 presidential election. That last part was in quotes.
GLENN: Well, I'm not sure that is true. But what is true. I think it's like 81 percent of -- of people said, that it would have changed the election. And I saw a poll after the election, that said, if I would have known about the Biden thing, I wouldn't have voted for him.
STU: There is a legit argument. And, of course, this is one of the reasons why they criticized this heavily at the time. Certainly, the press was trying to manipulate the results.
GLENN: No, the FBI and everybody was.
STU: At that time, we didn't have the FBI information.
STU: Anyway, he goes on to say, this is massive fraud, and election interference, at a level we've never seen before in our country.
GLENN: Except for 2016.
STU: Oh, yeah.
GLENN: You know the Russians. It was manipulated by the FBI again.
STU: Yeah. My understanding is Vladimir Putin cast the deciding vote in that election? No.
GLENN: No, he didn't. They were trying to make it look that way.
STU: Oh, okay. I'm sorry. I misunderstood.
So Trump finishes with a remedy. Declare the rightful winner, or -- and this would be the minimal solution, he says. Declare the 2020 election irreparably compromised, and have a new election immediately.
GLENN: So here's the problem with this: And I understand -- and I understand what he feels. And I understand -- I mean, I can't imagine living like he's lived. The guy has been under attack for five, six years. Total attack from every direction. So I appreciate that, however, there is no remedy to this in the Constitution. It wasn't there.
I would for a -- I would for an amendment. You know, there wasn't anything about four terms within, you know, in the beginning, because then -- we never thought we would need one, until FDR.
Nobody had the guts to run more than two terms, because you think you're better than George Washington? It wasn't until the Progressive Era, that people started to say, yeah. I do think I am better than -- so we had to change that. But at this point, there is no remedy to that. If the election is completely fraudulent, there is no remedy. And I don't want to do anything that destabilizes things even more.
You would have to have -- you would have to have real evidence presented, by people that both sides could possibly agree on.
Now, we're not going to get everybody that. We won't. We won't get the -- you know, the diehard righties or the diehard lefties to agree. We won't. But those in the center, I think about 80 percent of this country, hmm.
Maybe 70 percent of -- over 50 percent of this country, can look at facts and reason, I believe. There's just nobody out there that we all trust anymore. And until we have that situation, we need to overwhelm the ballot box.
Because there is going to be cheating.
So overwhelm the ballot box.
And if that means, like, for instance, if the Republicans don't win the House this time, assuming everything stays the same.
I'm -- I'm going to have a really hard time believing that. You know, I will be like, okay. All right. All right.
We've had enough, okay?
But I don't know what that means. That just means, we better have some people in our states, that get very serious, about cleaning up the ballot box. Very serious. Some states were. Most states, not so much.
But we can't go off the Constitution. We cannot do it. I don't want to become everything that they are. Where the Constitution matters, when it works in our favor. And it doesn't matter when it doesn't work in our favor. We cannot become the people that say, well, yeah. I know. The Constitution, you know, says that we can't do this. But it's really important.
I know that. But that's what got us here. And I know people don't want to play by the rules. But if we don't, what do we have?