To enjoy a work of fiction, Glenn Beck suggested reading his latest novel, “Agenda 21,” but stopping at the epilogue.
The epilogue, he said, explains the facts behind the book, and it is frightening.
“It’s a great novel, but based in fact,” said the TV and radio personality, who achieved fame on the Fox News Channel. He will sign copies of his new book at Fort Hood’s Clear Creek Main Exchange from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today.
Agenda 21, the actual agenda, not the book, was established in 1992 and is a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, governments and major groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment,” according to the U.N.’s website.
“It’s a really frightening agenda,” Beck said in a phone interview on Thursday. “It affects every aspect of human life.”
In the book, the year is 2050 and the agenda has been put into effect. The action takes place in what was America, but there is no longer a government, Supreme Court, Congress or freedom.
Everything that takes place can be verified on the U.N. website, Beck said.
“It’s a combination of ‘1984’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ But it’s much more frightening than ‘The Hunger Games,’ because it’s based in things that are real,” Beck said.
Beck co-wrote the book with Harriet Parke, a writer who he said contacted him in disbelief after hearing him talk about the agenda on TV.
“She started to look it up ... and found it everywhere and thought, ‘We’ve got to get the word out on this in an entertaining way.’”
Beck said they took the goals of the agenda and wrote what they see it to be like in practice.
“That’s what makes this really, truly terrifying,” he said.
This will be Beck’s first visit to Fort Hood, and he said he is looking forward to shaking hands with service members.
“I will tell you I have tremendous love for the military and respect for the military. It’s the only institution left in America that people really, truly still believe in and are passionate about,” he said.
Since leaving cable news, Beck has continued to broadcast online and started his own network, “The Blaze,” which launched on Dish Network in September.
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