To raise or not raise (the debt ceiling) - UPDATE

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So where does Glenn stand on the debt ceiling? The issue came up last night between Glenn and Judge Napolitano, and afterwards everyone was unsure what Glenn thought. Well, after a forty-minute philosophical discussion, we have an answer. Kind of. Maybe.

Pat said, “I'm just looking over some of the media sites and it looks like, did you and the judge say yesterday that raising the debt ceiling is the beginning of the end for the Republicans?” He added, “It makes it look like you're advocating for not raising the debt ceiling, which would kind of be disastrous.”

Glenn was surprised that his words were being twisted and misunderstood, so he tried to clarify.

First, he used the analogy of flying a plane:

"And quite honestly, I'm for not raising the debt ceiling. I'm exactly where I was on TARP and on the first day of TARP I said, listen, this airplane is going to slam into the side of a mountain and it's over and nobody's ready because nobody has told you what it means. That's why I was for TARP for the first two days, because I thought that they were actually going to explain to the American people, okay, guys, we've got to bring this plane down into the trees. Well, if you didn't do TARP, I really, truly believe this, the engines would have stopped. Retrospect and two days into it I was against TARP because I realized they're going to lie to you even more. They're going tell you it's got to fix it. It's going to turn the plane around and try to land it in the trees instead of landing it in the side of a mountain where we all die…If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we can't pay our bills and the rest of the world says America is on fire."

Because not raising the debt ceiling would be disastrous, as Pat said, Glenn has been warning people to prepare. Raising the debt ceiling only gives people time to prepare and for the country and individual American citizens to start making the necessary sacrifices to save the country and the economy. This is why charity and preparation are so important:

“This is why I've been saying you've got to be better at charity, you've got to prepare and have food not just for your family but for your neighbors, because if you turn the debt ceiling and say no more raising of the debt ceiling, the government won't take care of people. You must. You must. We must reach out to each other. Otherwise, there will be riots in the streets.”

Stu simplified Glenn’s analogies, “On the debt ceiling you're essentially saying, look, you have to be serious about actually solving this problem but that doesn't mean we default on all our debts? I don't understand what is physically conservative about defaulting on debit. That's not something that is -- it's about being responsible for your actions and your past actions.”

Pat added, “Leadership means that the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the box backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Glenn concluded that the issue was ultimately about personal responsibility and making sacrifices as a country:

“We will do this the responsible way. We are on the hook for those debts and we will pay them. We will just not incur new debts, but you must raise the debt ceiling because what we told you, as interest rates go up, you don't have enough money. You can't -- there's not enough tax dollars to pay for it. There's not. So, if you want to be responsible, you pay the debt but then, at the same time, you don't incur any new debt. That's what we're doing. Right now you're in that situation with your mortgage. You can't pay your mortgage? You pay the damn mortgage, but you don't go and renew the cable bill.”

Stu was able to summarize Glenn’s position: “Raise it as long as it's paired with legitimate physical responsibility.”

The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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