Glenn Beck was mocked by Seth Meyers on "Late Night" for warning that international travel between Africa and the United States could lead to Ebola in America. Beck specifically said Texas was at risk.
"Guess what the headline today is: 'Texas, hit by Ebola,'" Beck said on his radio program Wednesday. "How did it happen? People flying to and fro. I mean, geez. They just couldn't get more insipid and stupid."
"Use some common sense, for the love of Pete," Beck continued. "What is coming across the border? We don't even know. If I'm Al Qaeda, here's what I do. And I hate to sound like the president and plot for Al Qaeda, [but] forget about an EMP, weapons of mass destruction. You have them. They're carried in 150-pound bags of water called people."
Beck said if he were plotting for Al Qaeda, he would instruct jihadists to get infected with Ebola then get on airplanes, go to shopping malls or wherever they want.
"Chaos is their goal," Beck said. "And if you don't think someone is not thinking about that, you're just dumb as a box of rocks."
Beck spoke with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and both agreed that world leaders need to have a discussion about containing the disease, and potentially limiting nonessential travel to and from west Africa.
"I think it's a real mistake to underplay the danger of a worldwide pandemic," Paul said. "I'm concerned that political correctness has caused us to underplay the threat of Ebola."
While many world leaders are saying limiting travel would negatively impact trade, Paul agreed, but added that "a worldwide pandemic will destroy the economy, as well as millions of lives."
"For people who don't understand a worldwide pandemic, you want to explain?" Beck said. "The last time we saw one of those was 1918."
"Spanish flu," Paul said. "Twenty-some-odd million people died. ... More people died from the Spanish flu than died from World War I, which was a really catastrophic war. You go back further to the plague in the 17th industry, and you have 75 million people dying in just Europe."
"The possibility of infectious disease, before you have a cure, spreading and killing millions is very real," Paul said. "That's why I think we shouldn't let political correctness stand in the way of trying to contain this."
Beck said Americans need to keep several things in mind as Ebola spreads to U.S. shores.
"One, don't panic," he said. "Two, stop listening to people who are telling you things that continue to be wrong. Just remember: your life and, quite frankly, the life of our republic, the economy, and our entire western way of life are in the hands of a group of people who have told you -- and listen to this list, off the top of my head."
"[They] have told you in just the last couple of years, Al Qaeda is over. Yet Khorasan was bombed last week because they had an immanent homeland threat," Beck said. "That ISIS is nothing more than a JV team. ... That the world would be safer if Libya and Egypt had new leadership. That a caliphate was laughable, ridiculous, and, quote, a 'fantasy.' ... That Ebola would never come to our shores. That the border is more secure than ever before. That the Secret Service are doing their job. That Russia was not a threat, and anybody who thought that Putin was a threat, 'the '80s were calling for their policies back.'"
"Wake up, America. [It's] one of the last calls," Beck said.
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