Unlikely: Glenn Beck fan AND fan of OccupyWallstreet AND from Texas?

Glenn had quite an interesting caller on radio today. A long time fan who has listened to Glenn since 2002 called in to say he sympathized with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. And he's from Texas of all places. Why did the caller sympathize with these left wing, anti-corporate, anti-cop crowd? Get the answer and the debate that followed on radio today in the clip above!

Get the full transcript of this interesting conversation below:

GLENN: We have a caller on the phone that -- on our phone that listens to this show that says, You know what? I think the guys that occupy Wall Street, I think they make some sense. Wow. We talk to him, now.

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GLENN: And he's from Texas.

PAT: It's not possible.

GLENN: Derrick? Derrick?

CALLER: Yeah, Glenn. Thanks for the big intro, man.

GLENN: You're welcome. How are you?

CALLER: I'm good. I've been listening to your show since 2002.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: So, yeah, I've been listening a very long time. Always enjoyed it.

GLENN: And are you -- and you are a born and bred Texan?

CALLER: I am, indeed. I'm probably more conservative than you are, believe it or not.

GLENN: And you're in -- and you're in -- you're not in --

PAT: Austin.

GLENN: Austin?

CALLER: No.

PAT: Where do you live? Where in Texas?

CALLER: I'm actually about 80 miles east of Austin, in the own of Fredericksburg.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Did I say east? I went west. Sorry.

GLENN: All right. Go ahead.

CALLER: Okay. Here's my thinking on this. I think you're kind of looping them all into one basket. I've been watching some news programs at night and I see some signs they're holding up that make sense. There's one in particular that caught my eye. It said student loan equals slavery, student loan debt equals slavery and that is a --

PAT: And that made sense to you?

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Let him speak. Go ahead, Derrick.

CALLER: Debt equals slavery. Look it up in the Bible.

PAT: Okay. Well --

GLENN: Hang on. Let the man speak, Pat.

PAT: He's done speaking.

GLENN: No, he's not. Go ahead. Go ahead.

CALLER: Here is the -- I think the fundamental issue of this whole thing is that some of these banks that these guys are protesting on Wall Street are the same ones that received the TARP bailout.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: I think they are frustrated because they can't find work, they've been saddled with this huge amount of debt that these banks have loaned them, obviously it takes two to tango, but at the same time, these banks did receive these huge bailouts. Some of the students definitely want a bailout for themselves, but, you know, we're in a credit -- we live in a credit-driven society and I don't know when the transition took place. I stayed at a hotel with my wife in San Antonio about a year ago and in the lobby was this huge mural that was painted in the depression and the words written on that mural were: Thrift is the pathway to wealth.

Now, sometime between then and now we have gone to a credit-driven society. Now, who benefits on a credit-driven society?

GLENN: Well, I would say anybody who anyone who uses credit and makes the decision to use credit. I would say that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, can you actually get wealthy with credit?

GLENN: Well, you can, yeah. You can. Overwhelming debt, no. The scriptures would be right that overwhelming debt would make you a slave.

CALLER: Sure.

GLENN: But, no, you can -- you can borrow money to be able to start your own business.

CALLER: (Inaudible) yourself.

GLENN: Yes, in a realistic sort of way. Credit is --

CALLER: Sure.

GLENN: Credit is not evil. I'm sure. I'm not going to go down the Sharia law with you. Credit is not evil. It is the love of money or the complete disregard for responsible debt and responsibility for that debt after you've taken it.

PAT: May I? May I ask a question?

GLENN: Yeah, you can ask a question. Hang on just a second. Derrick, let Pat speak.

PAT: And yes, it is, but slavery is not voluntary. So -- so, when you volunteer for slavery, that's a whole different kind of slavery. You're not -- nobody is forcing these people to get into debt. No one -- no one, Derrick, is saddled with debt. A horse is saddled because a horse has no choice. Nobody asks the choice, Hey, could I put this on you? You get into the agreement with the bank yourself. Now, if you're out of control and you get so much debt that you can't live your life in a decent way, that is your responsibility.

GLENN: Now, let me go here on something on the bank bailout. You said these banks received TARP. No, sir.

CALLER: Sure.

GLENN: Some of them did. Many of them were forced by the government to take TARP, just as they were also -- just as they were also forced to live within the parameters that the government said that you must give loans to these people who cannot afford it. The government --

CALLER: Sure

GLENN: -- is the one that is really responsible for much of this and I'm sorry, as much as -- I mean, I just said to my daughter just last weekend, we had quite a discussion. Impersonally paying for their college educations. I have no problem paying for college educations. However, I told them, You know, gang, we are spending a lot of money on your college education. What exactly do you think you're going to get in return for that money and that college education? Now, I will tell you that my older kids are just about out of college now. So, it's too late for them, but my younger kids, I'm sorry, I am not paying for a college education that is this much money. It's insanity. We --

CALLER: Congratulations.

GLENN: Excuse me?

CALLER: I think that's a great idea. Why has it gone up so high.

GLENN: You would have to ask not the banks that, sir. You would have to ask the universities that.

STU: That's the point here.

GLENN: You notice that the ones that nobody's protesting against are the universities.

STU: Yep. Who are the least -- who is the least guilty person party here in this? The least guilty party is the bank. You have somebody who is asking for money and agreed to a contract to pay it back and is not able to do so.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And you have a university that keeps jacking the price up over and over and over again way beyond inflation, way beyond even healthcare increase in cost and, yes, sir, the bank is on its --

CALLER: It's because of government intervention.

GLENN: Yeah. So, why are they not -- why are they, then, not at the White House and Congress? Why are they in front of the banks? If the banks --

CALLER: Well, they --

GLENN: Excuse me, sir. If the banks are forcing people and they are engaging in predatory loans where they are luring people in and saying, you've got -- oh, don't worry about it. Now, that's exactly what the government says the banks did, but I'm sorry, sir, the banks did not do that. Barnie Frank, Chris Dodd, those in Congress and those in the White House past and present, are the ones that did that, not the banks. I am not sticking up for the banks. I don't think the banks -- I think a lot of these guys -- I think a lot of these guys are criminal in their negligence on what they're doing. I think when it comes to CEO's, you can make a point, if they can't understand it, how could anyone understand it? If they don't know how to make it work, how could -- how would they -- why would they engage? It's black magic. You want to talk to me about the banks in that way? We'll do it. But don't talk to me about the banks on student loans. You took out a loan. You owe that money. You took out a loan. You got an education. They never promised you a job. It was an education. Now, what are you going to do with that education? You're now going to take that valuable education and say, I'm going to destroy everything with that education? You're out of your mind. I'm going to make others pay for my education? I'm going to destroy the system that allowed this society to have those universities? No, sir. No, sir. That's irresponsible and, quite honestly, check your Bible. I believe that is evil.

STU: Still on the Bible here. We're still in Bible country.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Glenn, the other thing is the universities could have never charged the prices they pay if it wasn't for the government making it so they can get low interest loans and funneling our tax dollars to these universities.

GLENN: And telling the -- the universities are the ones who are teaching our children that capitalism is bad. The university -- excuse me. But where are all these economists in? All these people that put it all together, they're all the big university think tanks. The universities are the root of the problem, not all of the universities, not all of the professors, not higher education, not books, not learning, not -- not the book from Karl Marx, but the university system that has been set up. It is absolutely out of control.

You tell me how somebody's going to pay off a loan of $70,000 every year, $70,000 a year for four, six years? That's insane. And nobody questions that. No. Instead, we just give these universities more money. We just take our tax dollars and give them more. Nobody -- not once have I heard anybody in government talk about -- they'll talk about healthcare. Oh, they'll talk about healthcare. They'll talk about how things are in education. Not enough people are getting an education. Do you know why they're not? Because it's $40,000 a year. That's why. And now let me ask you, what exactly have they changed at these universities where they have to have a 500% increase in cost? Why? Cloward and Piven were teaching at universities. You want to -- you really want to collapse the system? Do you know what you do? If you -- think of this. If you're a revolutionary and you know I've got to get the youth, I have to get the youth behind it and I also have to overwhelm the system and collapse the system, what do you do? You make sure that nobody gets any kind of outside learning. You make sure that there's no apprenticeship programs. You make sure that everybody's a dummy unless you went to college and a good college and an expensive college and then you -- once you have that foundation laid, then you just keep increasing the cost, 100% this year, 100% next year, 100% the next year and the cost becomes so crippling but what you do is you keep those interest rates down, you keep everything and you spread it over so nobody really notices until it's so far out of control that no one can afford it anymore, no one can afford it and it doesn't make sense to have this higher education and then what do you do? Then you tell all of the students, don't pay your student loans, don't pay it. It's the bank's fault. That's how you sew the seeds of revolution and I contend that that's exactly what the revolutionaries, the Marxists, the hippies from the 1960's, the Bill Ayers of our universities did knowingly. Why aren't you marching against the universities? Why is it only the bank?

STU: That's a great point. I mean, you know, over and over again this happens and the market would not support the cost of these colleges without the government intervention. So, you have both of them working together.

GLENN: And when did that happen? And would you look that up? When did the United States really get into financing universities and financing student loans? When did that happen? Look it up. I have no idea. There's a question usually I don't -- it's not smart to ask a question you don't know the answer to, but I'll bet you it was in the 1970's

STU: The one thing we do know is it's been increasing and increasing and increasing, again it's the -- it's like the racist argument. It's like you can't be against giving more money to colleges because then you're against children. And, Glenn, correct me if I'm wrong because you think about this stuff several steps out farther than I do, but it's like is it -- no offense to the caller who just called in and made that point, but aren't the people who are at occupy Wall Street, the guy we talked about who identified himself as a Bolivian socialist, aren't people like that depending on guys like that caller, the mainstream person who just says, well, that's a pretty good point, we should go along with that?

GLENN: This is why I have worked tirelessly to tell you in advance, how many times, maybe you'll remember it now, how many times have I said, and it will all make sense. It will all make sense. They're going to scoop up so many people and they'll do it -- so many people, because, if -- look. This is -- we have been thought -- thank you, Edward Bernays, we have been taught a certain way to think. We have been taught to be consumers. Sir, don't talk to me about the banks. Talk to me about Edward Bernays. Talk to me about the propaganda system that the progressives built that took us from a country in their own words, a country of -- that went and focused on its needs and, instead, turned into a country that focused on its wants. That's our problem.

Here is -- here is a group of people that have planned this and they are going to scoop up all of the people who want, want a way out. Do you know why we believed -- well, everybody believed we can have everything, we can have everything. We wanted to believe that. We knew it was not true. Social Security, we know that's not true, but we accept the lies, the blatant lies. Oh, well, this doesn't really have any problem. We accept that. Why? Because if we don't, it requires us to think and behave differently and we don't want to. We like our life. We don't want to. Read Harry Truman. Read what happened to Harry Truman in 1919 when he and his partner went broke. Why? Because the progressive government of Woodrow Wilson drove our economy into a Cliff. He went broke. He would -- he refused, refused to go bankrupt. Instead, he worked it out with all of his creditors and he paid his last payment in 1939. It took him 20 years to pay off his debt. Don't talk to me about these banks. You don't owe them. You're not a slave to the bank. There is such a thing called bankruptcy, but is there anything called personal responsibility? You made the choice to go to school and take the loan. They never promised you anything but an education. Now, you want to go to them and say, I think I got a crappy ass education, I'll stand with you on that one, brother. They indoctrinated you. They're indoctrinating our children now, but don't tell me about a loan that you took out. I understand. And if you can't honestly pay it, if you are behind the 8 ball, you do everything you can, you work at every job you can to pay it off, but if you cannot make that, there's something called bankruptcy.

Now, a lot of people are now saying bankruptcy, that's your first option. It is your last option if we are a people of merit. But not anymore, because we have been taught to blame someone else. No. No.

By the way, thank you, Stu. Federal cash to students for college expanded greatly in 1965 as part of The Great Society. What a surprise. Back in a minute.

Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.

Scott Quiner was transferred over the weekend to a hospital in Texas after doctors in Minnesota threated to terminate life support measures as he battled severe complications from COVID-19. Scott's wife, Anne Quiner, appealed to the courts for a restraining order to prevent the hospital from pulling the plug as she sought a new facility to provide medical care for her husband. Scott was unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, 2021.

Anne and her attorney Marjorie Holsten joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to describe their frantic efforts to halt the hospital's decision to turn off Scott's life support — allegedly because he was unvaccinated — and just how difficult it was to get him the medical treatment he needed.

"It was absolutely stunning," Holsten told Glenn. "[Anne] came in and she has this order, I saw the screenshot from the [online medical] chart that said [Scott] is basically scheduled for execution at noon the following day."

According to Holsten, the Minnesota hospital responded to her appeal for a restraining order by claiming that the "position" to keep Scott alive "is not supported by medical science or Minnesota law. As a result, Mercy will ask the court to issue an order that Mercy has the authority to discontinue Mr. Quiner's ventilator and proceed with his medical care plan."

"The 'medical care plan' was the plan to discontinue the ventilator at noon, which leads to death very shortly. So that was at 10 o'clock, but then at 11 o'clock, before the 12 o'clock execution, the judge did, in fact, sign an order saying the hospital is restrained from pulling the plug," she added.

Anne told Glenn that doctors in Texas were shocked by Scott's condition after he arrived from the Minnesota hospital. Not only had he been given dangerous drugs, he was also found to be “severely malnourished."

"The doctor [in Texas] spent two hours with Scott and when he came back out, he said, 'I don't know how he even made it, how he even survived that other hospital ... but I will do everything I can to try to save his life,'" Anne explained.

"And the doctor [in Texas] said Scott was the most undernourished patient he has ever seen," Holsten added.

"Glenn, we are first bringing this battle to the court of public opinion," Holsten continued. "What we are showing the world is that Scott was near death because of the protocols used in that [Minnesota] hospital, but now he is recovering. He is getting better.... Now, we're not planning a funeral, we're planning for his release."

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The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

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