Glenn Beck has been doing all he can to warn Americans that he believes the world is speeding toward World War III. On Monday, he highlighted the road that has already been traveled and what he believes is still to come.
"I feel like we should do this, and beat this over our heads for a while until you really understand it," he said on his television program.
Beck said there have been three main steps in bringing the world to the brink of World War III: the attempt to re-establish the caliphate in the Middle East, "hard fascism" in Russia and Europe, and "soft fascism" in the United States and many other western countries.
"Radical Islam is step one," Beck said. "[The Islamic State fighters] believe the armies of Rome -- and that's important to remember -- are going to fight the army of Islam in Syria, and that their final war will be in Jerusalem. Does any of that sound familiar to you?"
"Why Rome?" Beck continued. "Because this is a holy war whether you like it or not, whether we want to admit it or not. Rome -- they're going back to the Crusades. But they also may be going back to the future."
Beck noted that Russia has been positioning itself as the third Roman Empire, adding: "They're both fascists, if you will, but these two will eventually, I believe, oppose one another. I hope so. If they don't, we're really screwed. But the rise of fascism and totalitarianism is happening now all across Europe."
Beck noted that he predicted the return of fascism and the attempt to rebuild the caliphate, and everyone at the time said it was "madness." Nonetheless, he said, the events he warned of are happening and it is time to look ahead at what's to come.
"These things have not happened yet, but they're about to," Beck remarked, moving down the road drawn on his chalkboard. "I have no idea ... in which order they come. But these are the things you must be wary of."
Beck said a call to arms, global depression, and a disenchanted youth are in the future, and it is critical that Americans be aware of the ramifications before they hit. If Americans respond to a call to arms "before the world becomes educated and admits the truth of who [the radical Islamists and fascists] are," he said, "we lose."
"It will suck the entire globe into a game-changing series of cataclysmic events," Beck said. "You'll notice there is no freedom on this road. Nobody is talking about real freedom. The best is soft fascism."
Beck says he believes Americans could hear a call to arms by the summer, and global depression may not be far behind.
"A global depression -- I think it happens after the election," he said. "We are talking massive unemployment globally. That will set the youth on fire. They will be all for soft fascism and the road to hell is paved."
"That's the theory that we want to lay out to you and try to reinforce every day, because I think you need to know," Beck concluded. "Watch for the signs. We'll watch them here."
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