The world sat up and took notice last week when a Russian nuclear submarine caught fire in the Barents Sea. Vladimir Putin was quick to point out how the sailors who extinguished the fire heroically stopped a catastrophe of planetary scale. Watch this clip to hear Glenn explain how Putin is using disinformation to direct our attention away from the real story.
The information Elon Musk handed over to journalist Matt Taibbi concerning Twitter corruption during the 2020 election season — which has now become known as the ‘Twitter Files’ — probably isn’t shocking to conservatives. After all, we already knew most of the information a LONG time ago, even if the mainstream media refused to accept the facts. But there is one, big takeaway from the Twitter Files that you should recognize. In this clip, Glenn reveals what he believes is the 1 reason this information drop is truly ‘disturbing.’
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Let's talk a little bit about Twitter. Did you go over the exposé, that was done this weekend on Twitter?
STU: From Matt Taibbi?
STU: Elon Musk, basically seemed to give him a cache, of some sort of a bunch of emails about whatever the Democrats were doing, around the Hunter Biden laptop era. Right before the 2020 election. And he was going to go through it, and kind of see what was there. It was interesting, Musk wasn't trying to do it himself. He was doing it to, he was a responsible journalist to go through it.
GLENN: Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Okay. That's the second time you've said that word. And I just can't -- you said a journalist. And then respected journalist. The guy is a blogger. I know because I've read it in the New York Times. I've read it in politico. I've read it and heard it from NBC. MSNBC. CNN. ABC News. He's a blogger. I heard it from the rolling stone.
GLENN: And they should know.
STU: Because he worked for them, didn't he?
GLENN: Well, he was a contributing editor to the rolling stone. And took down some major things. But, I mean, does that make you a journalist?
STU: And now he's -- so even rolling stone is saying, now he's a blogger.
GLENN: He's a blogger. He's a blogger.
STU: Okay. And I assume they would say the same about Bari Weiss, who is one of the bigwigs over at the New York Times.
GLENN: Of course. She's a Substack blogger.
STU: Right. That is what they're trying to do here, to push this off.
GLENN: Which to me, don't you think that's changed?
I think journalist is actually less credible, than blogger. I mean, especially a Substack blogger.
I mean, oh, that -- you mean like Glenn Greenwald, and Bari Weiss.
And Taibbi. Yeah. I think I'm -- I think I'm going to run in that PAC and not the others. You listen to Bari Weiss, talk about her departure from the New York Times. And she talks about how there were all sorts of pressures within the organization, to not say what people believed.
STU: And they went after people who questioned the narrative the wrong way, over and over again. So you would think, when you're free to do whatever you want to do you at least will be honest about it. You will come out and say what you believe. And I think you got that from the initial Twitter files release. Which kind of deal with both sizes.
Saying, well, there were some stuff on both sides. And there were good Democrats in all this. But generally speaking, what it pointed to, was a real effort by the Biden campaign, as we suspected, to go after narratives, they thought, didn't serve them. But part of that was the Hunter laptop. Part of the reason why I wasn't all over this so far, is because I don't think we have the real picture yet. We have only a small slice.
STU: These documents were turned over to a couple of journalists, who have not had -- or, bloggers, who have not had the time to fully go through them and give us, you know, a moment by moment look as to who did what and how they did it, and I think it will take time for that to sort of marinate and go through the system.
GLENN: So here -- from 40,000 feet, here's what we discovered. Elon Musk released some of this inside information, and some of the documents that showed, a couple of things. One, the FBI was meeting with them monthly. And that is, as it got close to the election, they were meeting with them weekly. That is troublesome. Again, not something that we didn't know. But it is something that was called a conspiracy theory for a long time.
That's they were taking the Hunter Biden story. And they were getting advice from the FBI.
And the people inside of Twitter, were the ones that were torpedoing it, with the advice from the Biden campaign.
Well, that's what we found. So it's not new to any conservative. However, it is new to the press.
And it is new to the press. This is why this is a big deal.
You're not going to -- in my opinion. You're not going to feel like, whoa. Wow.
Look at that smoking gun. Because we've been talking about it.
We've known this was going on. The whole world has known, this was going on. And what they found was, the -- the right will get some things, you know on their side. As well.
But the disturbing part to me was, it comes through personal contacts. So it is truly -- would you call it nepotism. You know you have to know somebody. And if you knew somebody in Twitter, you could get the world changed.
And so you had people reaching out to their friends in Twitter. Reaching out to their former coworkers. Maybe at the White House. Saying, hey, look. This is a problem. Can you take care of it?
Yep. I got it. I'll take care of it for you.
STU: Of course, implicit in that, 90 percent of the people who worked in that, were liberal.
All their friends were liberal. So most of the stuff that got edited, were stuff that people wanted edited.
So it was not fair, as they pointed out. It's not balanced. It's not like both sides did the same thing by any means. The only thing --
GLENN: Well, both sides did the same things. But not anywhere -- you know when it's -- you know when it's one time for every nine times.
GLENN: That's not doing the same thing.
STU: Right. And I think the only thing that we need to see here. This is one of the things that confirmed what we were seeing going on. And what we had he would have of always occurring.
We already have evidence going down this road pretty significantly. This has backed it up. It hasn't reached to the level yet. That is to what I expect. I set the standard so high, for this. Because I assume what they've done is so terrible, during these election periods.
That we haven't seen that evidence yet. I think it will come out. We'll see it eventually.
So far, we haven't seen it. We have only seen 80 percent of what was going on. Not 100 percent.
GLENN: So here's why this is important. If you are in with the it crowd, the it crowd controls really, the narrative still in America.
Because the New York Times and television and everything else, still is caught in that.
Now, I don't know if the American people are still caught in that. But unless you get both sides, talking about something, it's not going to filter down to the average American.
Okay? And here's -- here's the really interesting part. First, they said, that this was a conspiracy. That that wasn't happening.
Now that we have the evidence and the actual documents to show that it is that way. What do they do?
Now, I am somebody that I just don't believe in coincidence. I just don't.
Sometimes, wow. What a coincidence. Sometimes, but I always look first, hmm. That's a weird coincidence. Are we seeing this anyplace else?
For instance, when they talked right after COVID started. They were all saying the same thing. And then they all started to say, the new normal. And then it went from the new normal to the great reset. And everybody -- all of a sudden, one day, everybody is talking about The Great Reset. As a positive. And they're not explaining what The Great Reset is. They're just saying, we need a Great Reset. Do you remember any of that?
This is what happened over the weekend. To take Taibbi. And destroy him as a journalist, they accuse him of PR work. He is just being a public relations person. To whom?
To, quote, the richest man in the world.
And what does that make it? Sad. Embarrassing. Humiliating.
Now, let me go through some of these things. This is the prime time editor for Mediaite. Matt Taibbi went from a fierce and intrepid journalist taking aims at the wealthy and powerful, to doing mundane PR for the world's richest huckster. Embarrassing.
Ben Collins. Senior report for NBC.
Imagine throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world.
Bloomberg. Editors are great at not just because they make your work sharper, but because they will ask things like, hey, should you be doing PR work for the richest man on the planet? MSNBC. Imagine volunteering to do online PR work for the world's richest man.
Let's see. Media Matters.
Matt Taibbi thread is a great example of overwriting when you don't have the kids, but you want to admit you're just doing PR for the world's richest person.
Matt McDermott. Doing PR for the richest person in the world should come as no surprise.
The correspondent for the New York Times, CNN, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and as a host on Al Jazeera. Tweeted, Matt Taibbi, what sad, disgraceful downfall. I swear. He did good work in the old days. Should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Selling your soul for the richest white nationalist on earth.
Oh, my gosh. The editor-in-chief. Something called popula.com, wrote one minute, you're scouring Goldman Sachs. The next, you're doing PR for the richest man in the world. Funny.
It goes on and on and on.
They all said the same thing. They're doing -- he's doing PR work for the richest man in the world. So what they're doing is, he sold out.
But did Matt sell out?
I mean, Matt left the mainstream media for a reason. What was that reason?
Bari Weiss left the mainstream media for a reason. What was that reason?
What was it? To sell out? Or to be able to tell the truth, that they saw, without some editor going, nah. That Hunter Biden is not really a story. Because it's a conspiracy.
No. No. It turns out, that the FBI was lying to you. It wasn't a conspiracy.
It is a big deal. Now, Elon Musk has put the Democrats on notice. He said that there's more smoking guns, to come.
He also said, he's not going to sign autographs, anymore. And he doesn't -- he doesn't want to be in crowds anymore.
He's -- he's a little concerned for his health. And I don't think it's because he's a smoker. He believes that he's living in some sort of a spy novel. And I think he -- he might be.
By the way, according to the Daily Wire, it looks like they may have interfered at Twitter. May have interfered in the Brazilian election as well.
Interesting. It's almost as if, these public/private partnerships, between those who want to control the world, and those who are the mouthpiece for the world, are seeing the opportunity by coming together and working together to make sure that the little people know exactly who they should vote for, and what they should think.
The biggest story for the week for Bill O’Reilly is Karine Jean-Pierre. Why? Because, thanks to Fox New’s Peter Doocy, the White House Press Secretary recently was caught in even MORE lies — this time about President Biden visiting the border. Americans are becoming numb to the lies our politicians continue to spew. O’Reilly predicts — because of the sheer dishonesty — America is now facing a ‘turning point.'
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GLENN: So tell me, what is the biggest story of the week?
BILL: All right. And you're going to think this is very strange. But it isn't strange, when I explain it. The biggest story of the week is Karine Jean-Pierre. You know she gets out there in a press conference. And there's Peter Doocy, the only contrarian. Well, there may be two or thee. You've never heard of them. They're way in the back. But Doocy is there to shake out the Biden administration. That's what his job is.
So he's not there as an objective reporter. He's up there to shake them off. Like Sam Donaldson was for Reagan. And it's a tradition.
GLENN: Ellen Thomas.
BILL: And Doocy does a very good job. Peter Doocy. So he sits there and he says, you think President Biden is going to go to the border?
And Karine Jean-Pierre looks at him, goes, he's already been at the border.
But he hasn't. He hasn't gone to the border as president or vice president.
So everybody is looking around. And then Doocy follows up and goes, well, can you tell us what -- at least none of us know. It's not on the records. It's not on the White House logs. Not on the Secret Service logs. Then she launches into this ridiculous BS, which she does every day.
Now, I've been saying to myself, I've been in this almost 50 years, as a child prodigy, 8 years old, writing Scripture, Walter Kronkite.
BILL: But I've never seen that before.
I've never seen. I mean, that's just a lie. That's not spin.
You know I started the no-spin zone. I do the No Spin News now on BillO'Reilly.com.
This is my concept, that spin comes out of political precincts, every single day. And the job of a journalist, is to knock it down. This is not spin. This is Karine Jean-Pierre, being paid by the White House. Paid every day. Lying to the world. There's not two sides to the story.
It's not like she's not lying.
So shouldn't that be on every single page one of the newspapers, in America?
BILL: Shouldn't that be incorporated into the Nightly News casts?
GLENN: But I think people, Bill, have been so beaten down on all sides. They just know you're being lied to, and they don't care.
BILL: That's true. People are numb to this. And I'm not talking about the folks. But when you have a press, that doesn't report, the historical occurrence, like this. This is history. All right? We all know that these people are full of BS. And they do what they're told to do, because they want to have money, and they get paid. But when a White House is basically lying, you know and they don't have any shame of that. They don't care. So what's the difference, I ask you, Beck, between the United States apparatus of information distribution, and Putin?
GLENN: I don't think anything. I mean, other than Putin will actually have some reporters killed. But I don't think anything.
Well, no. Let me give you another -- I think many people in the press, are afraid to say anything for their safety in Russia. Here, most of our press is gleefully joining in.
BILL: Yeah. They don't care. So I wrote a message of the day, outlining why this is an important situation for history. And this is a turning point now. So before it was spin. Before we knew you know it was all this. Okay. But now it's, hey. We're just going to lie. We don't care. We're going to lie. And once you start lying about going to the border, then you can start lying about everything. Which, you know the Biden administration has walked that line ever since he went into office. And they don't really care.
And to me, really, really a turning point in the culture of this country.
GLENN: We are also, I think at the most dangerous time, in my lifetime, to be a Jewish person.
In most places, in the world, including the United States.
This Kanye West thing that happened yesterday. Did you pay attention to that at all?
BILL: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I did. The Kanye West thing falls under Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity. He has lost his mind.
BILL: Okay? And you know that book Chronicles these hugely famous people, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, and how they got crushed by their fame. This is exactly what's happening to Kanye West. Exactly. All right?
GLENN: Yeah. I think it's a mixture of exactly what you say in your book. You know with the people that are just expunging off of you, introducing themselves into your life, taking you way off track.
GLENN: And clinical insanity. This guy is --
BILL: He's over the line.
GLENN: Yeah. He's over the line.
GLENN: And he is medically treatable, and he's not apparently taking his medication. And this is -- this is -- this is what insanity looks like.
BILL: Well, I use the word delusional. Look, Kanye West knows nothing about the Third Reich. I mean, he didn't read Killing the SS. I mean, he doesn't know anything.
He, for whatever reason, okay? Has gone into a delusional world, where whatever Kanye West says is right. All right?
And there are a lot of people on this planet in that world. Okay? So do I pay attention to Kanye West? I do when it elevates into, he's having supper with Trump. Huge mistake, by the way. Oh, my God.
GLENN: Yeah, big mistake.
BILL: And it really reflects on Trump's staff too.
GLENN: Yeah, on his staff more than anything else. However, I don't blame Trump, he didn't know what Kanye was going to say or do.
BILL: But he is -- with Trump, and, you know, I know him really well. Is, if you like Trump, then he likes you. Kanye West, African-American, big-time entertainer, saying good things about Trump, then Trump's going to have supper with you. That's what it is.
BILL: But Trump didn't pay attention to Fuentes coming in.
He didn't know who he was. I don't even think Trump knows what Kanye West is peddling out there by -- on this anti-Semitism. I don't think he knows.
GLENN: No, I don't think so. No, I don't think so.
BILL: But he should. He's got to. He's got to stop.
You know, if he wants to be reelected and his chances now are below 50 percent, I would say -- I would put them at 35 percent and falling.
BILL: If he wants to make a comeback in this area, he has to discipline up.
GLENN: Before we go -- before we go there. Let me take you back to one of your messages of the day, I think it was yesterday. And you talked about Mayorkas, warning that the far right anti-Semites might be planning an attack on Jews and other minority -- minority groups.
What's this about?
BILL: Well, with -- as soon as -- and remember, Biden doesn't run any of this at the White House.
It's not like he's sitting around. Going, let's do A and B. He's just way above it. Oblivious. He's out with Jill. Looking at the Christmas lights. Okay?
He's eating escargot with Macron. He doesn't know what's happening day to day. But as soon as the White House saw this unbelievable error with Trump dining, they said, okay. We're going to issue a warning. That far right people are going to kill Jews.
And that's what -- and Mayorkas got the call. Put out a warning. And he did!
So let's exploit this. Now, my point was, they've been looking for these far right loons, for two years. Okay?
And outside of January 6th, they haven't been able to find them. Okay?
So I'm not sure, that this is -- I can't say that this could never happen. It could. There are violent people on the right. That would hurt Jews.
GLENN: And who the left -- let's not forget. The guy who is now the --
PAT: Yeah. Absolutely. You're right. Thank you for making --
GLENN: Yeah. Let's not forget all the members of Congress, that have hung out with Louis Farrakhan. And also, the -- the new lead for the minority in Congress.
Replacing Nancy Pelosi. He's not exactly Jewish friendly.
BILL: No. Because it ties into the narrative on progressive left. The far left. That the Jewish state is oppressive and fascist. And they get hosed. That's what it's all about. Go ahead.
GLENN: All right. Take me to, why did the New York Times keep Sam Bankman-Fried on their schedule?
And -- and also, Stephanopoulos having him on.
I think this is a whitewashing of his reputation.
BILL: First of all, Beck, do you feel sorry for anybody who lost their money in the crypto?
GLENN: No. I feel bad for people who had their money stolen by him. Yeah.
BILL: Immingles. I said very early on, because we do a smart live segment every night on BillO'Reilly.com on the No Spin News. And I got letters. What about crypto?
What about this? And I said, you would have to be blanking insane. To invest in that.
GLENN: Well, then I'm insane.
BILL: Did you really?
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
BILL: You invested in crypto?
GLENN: Oh. And made -- made a lot of money.
BILL: You made money before it crashed?
STU: Remember, this crash, Bill, is still above the bubble from 2018. If you --
GLENN: Yeah. I invested in '15? '14?
STU: Yeah. If you got in early enough.
GLENN: I have a long way to go, before I lose money.
BILL: Boy, you're lucky.
GLENN: Yeah, well, you don't invest in FTX. That's the ding. You know, and that was not bitcoin.
BILL: Listen, the whole concept is not grounded in reality. It's grounded in this grift, that you get something hot. You push it on the internet. People get excited. You attach things to it.
GLENN: That's Dogecoin. That's what --
GLENN: That's what he was doing too. He was playing with these made-up coins. That's completely -- that's completely different.
Anyway, this guy was a huge donor.
BILL: To the Democrats.
GLENN: To the Democrats. Number two behind George Soros.
BILL: Right. Yeah.
GLENN: Ken Lay was arrested right away. Bernie Madoff was in jail in 24 hours. What is happening here?
BILL: Well, this is because he's in the Bahamas. That's what he's shielding him. And, you know, he's paid off everybody in the Bahamas. So they're going to protect him.
Now, why the FBI hasn't sworn out a warrant because obviously this grift goes across state lines.
GLENN: And international.
BILL: I don't know if it's millions. Hundreds of thousands of Americans lost everything. But the message to me is two-fold. Number one, that if this idiot -- and you just have to see him one time. And you go, I'm not going to this guy. I'm not giving him any money.
GLENN: Oh, I know. Especially his girlfriend.
BILL: Yeah. I'm not going to get involved with business with these people. I would rather give my money to Daffy Duck. What is this? Just one look. Okay?
BILL: But if this guy were a Trump supporter. If this crypto guy were a Trump supporter.
GLENN: Doomed. Doomed.
BILL: The noose would already be around his neck.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
BILL: But I don't think it's a conspiracy or anything like that. I think Stephanopoulos --
GLENN: That's the way it works.
BILL: -- is desperate for ratings. You know, if I could get this guy on the No Spin News, if you get him on the Glenn Beck Program, you take him. Because, you know, you chop him up. But, you know, at this point, in this world, I mean, you have to respect your money. You have to guard it. In my opinion.
So, anyway, when I was following it, I was going, well, I warned everybody. But look at this.
GLENN: So let me ask you: There's a couple of things regarding media.
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GLENN: Bill, we're going to have to race through a couple of things. You see CNN has laid off all kinds of people. They have apparently not learned their lesson. The media, NBC, will still not explain what happened to the reporter on the Paul Pelosi story. That's not explained.
And their ratings are just going down and down and down. GMA is literally celebrating the fact that two of their hosts are having an affair on their spouses. And they're like, it's good for ratings.
BILL: Look, we've talked about this before. It's over for television news. It's over. And independent contractors like you and me are the beneficiaries of that. Because people don't trust them anymore. Why would you watch this stuff when, you know, it's just BS. They're not telling you the truth. And they're not even fun people to watch. Is anybody saying, you know I have to watch George Stephanopoulos, you know this guy is great? Has anybody ever said that? I don't think so.
GLENN: Yeah. Let me take you to China quickly. What's going to happen there?
BILL: Uh-oh. This is great for America. I believe in God and I think God looks out for the good things in America. So now, Xi, Mr. Bluster, you know, strutting around, we're going to do what we want, he's in dire trouble. Because you don't come back from, you better not come out of your house, and if you do, you're going to disappear. You don't come back from that. So now the Chinese people, who don't have much, anyway, unless you're a businessman in Shanghai or Beijing. But if you're out in the countryside, you have nothing. They can't even come out of the house. And this is causing unbelievable personal angst. Which is not going to go away. That's what you want. You want China to basically disintegrating from within.
GLENN: Yeah, they're rooting and helping us disintegrate from within.
BILL: Yeah. They're trying to push it, but Iran is the same way. You shoot down a young woman because she's not wearing a burqa properly, people aren't going to forget that.
BILL: So these are good things for let's say the free world.
GLENN: For the free world. Not necessarily for our economy, if they spiral out of control.
BILL: Yeah. But we don't need them, Beck. We don't need them.
GLENN: We do until we start building our resources here.
BILL: I have to tell you, I don't care what happens to Apple. I don't care.
GLENN: No. Neither do I.
But if they take Taiwan or Taiwan goes down, China goes down, there are no computer chips that are made. Not nearly enough. Everything now has a computer chip in it. And if we don't start making them here ourselves, we're going to be in trouble. But that goes for everything. Bill thank you so much for being on.
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What is HAPPENING to our world, right now? How can we make sense of the craziness that surrounds us every single day? Maybe the answers, Glenn suggests, don’t have to do with politics at all. ‘I’m in a place of real confusion right now,’ Glenn says. And he's done a lot of 'soul searching' lately. But in this clip, Glenn reminds us of a promise from God that may provide all the guidance we need to move forward…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: So we have this great church around us, called Gateway. Do you go to Gateway? No. You don't go.
GLENN: Sometimes. I really like it. Tony Evans was there this weekend. And he said, we have to try to make sense -- I mean, what is happening? What is happening?
STU: That's a good question. Yeah.
GLENN: Okay. Really good question. So I thought, hmm. How is he going to do this politically? What's happening. He didn't talk politics at all.
He didn't talk politics at all. He did start with Humpty-Dumpty, but that's a different story.
He brought up II Chronicles. You know two Chronicles. They got together.
GLENN: Okay. So this is Old Testament stuff.
And let's see. He said, for a long time, Israel was without a true God. Without a priest to teach, and without the law. Hmm. So without the true God, that means, there were gods, just not the true God.
So that would be like Moloch. Which Moloch, you worshiped, if you wanted fertility.
He was the God of fertility. Then, of course, you had to kill your baby. But don't worry about that.
So Gods remember things that would do things for you. And you expected things from these gods.
Now, these are -- my thoughts on this. Gee. We're all looking for a savior now, that will go to Washington, and do things for us.
Has that become one of our gods?
I thought I spent a lot of time this morning. You know not prepping for this show.
Actually, just thinking, you know selfishly about me. Because come on -- the Glenn Beck Program. It's all about me.
And I -- I -- I -- without going into any detail. I -- I don't -- I -- I can't imagine how you could enflame my family, more than it is right now.
It's just on fire. And so I'm having a lot of time of soul-searching. Like, wow. What -- what did I do wrong here? What's happening?
And so today, I was thinking, okay. So what's happening?
And what are my gods? I spent an enormous amount of time, looking for historical items. And an enormous amount of money. And I thought, is that my god? Am I pursuing that too much?
I'm just in a place of real confusion right now. Which I fit right in, with the rest of society.
So that's good. But it says, for a long time, Israel was without the God. Without a priest to teach. I've got that. You going some place? Got anybody who is teaching the law?
Do you have anybody who is actually teaching you about -- let's say cancel culture. Why is cancel culture wrong? Because it's anti-biblical. It's anti-forgiveness.
It's not fair. It's jury by the mob. You have a priest or a pastor or rabbi. Anybody talking about that?
And showing how the law corrects this law by the rule of mob? But in their distress, they turned to God. The God of Israel. And sought him. And he was found by them. In those days. See if this sounds familiar, in those days, it was not safe to travel about.
Did you read about the couple that just got married in San Francisco?
And they wanted to get their picture. Their wedding pictures taken At the Palace of Fine Arts. Which is the Presidio, which is beautiful, beautiful. And it is the most popular place to take wedding photos for weddings. Well, last weekend, this couple just got married. They're having this photographer. And these two guys come up, and they just clock the -- the photographer on the back of the head. He falls down. And he's still conscious. And they're trying to grab his stuff. And he's like, hey. And he actually fights back. And these two guys end up running away. But the bride is crying. And the groom is trying to comfort her. And the photographer is just freaked out.
An hour later, at the Presidio, somebody else does the same thing, except this time gets away and takes all of the camera equipment.
It's not safe anywhere. There's no common decency. I don't know why I thought of that. In those days, it was not safe to travel about. The inhabitants of the land were in great turmoil. Hmm.
Notice it says lands. Great turmoil. That's kind of like more than just us. By the way, at you see that interest -- or, I'm sorry. The inflation rate is now over 11 percent? In -- in England?
In fact, Germany, is starting to hoard cash. The banks are. Because they're afraid of runs on the bank.
And total civil unrest this winter, when it gets cold.
Anyway, the inhabits of the land were in great turmoil. One nation would be crushed by another. One city, crushed by another city.
Because God was troubling them with every kind of distress.
This is the way God used to be. This is like what we were with our kids. When they were little, we were like, don't do that. Or it's a time-out. And they would go, time-out? I'll take that any day of the week. Fine.
But the Old Testament God was, hey. Stop it. Or else.
But then we grew up. And we got a New Testament. We got -- we got a new partnership with God. And he's like, look, I'm just going to forgive you on everything. If you turn your heart back to me, I just forgive you.
And you know you're an adult now.
This is where I am with my kids now. I'm just like, hey. Dude, whatever.
Your life. Dad is not here to bail you out anymore. Because apparently, the only way you can learn, is if you feel the full brunt force of running down the stairs, and just thinking that that door is open, and you run right into it.
And you know smash your face against the wall. Congratulations. Dad has been there to say, whoa. Whoa. Slow down. Don't do that. Don't replicate. You'll hit -- yeah. I'm smarter than that. And you run down the stares. So at some point, dad just goes, whatever.
And they have to feel the full ramifications of what they've done.
That's what's happening to us now. We have replaced God. And we have shooed him out of everything. Everything. Even church. Go to some churches, they're not even talking about God. Just like, what are you talking -- what?
This is poetry hour? What?
They're not even doing it in churches. It's not like we've gotten rid of him in the public square. We've got rid of him in like his house too.
Yeah. Can you just move out?
Yeah. Not outside. But inside too. Just move on out a bit.
Now, to me, this sounds like, what's going on?
I think it is. But here's the next thing God says. But as for you.
Surely, he's not talking about me.
But as for you, be strong. Do not give up.
For your work will be rewarded.