U.S. Not Included in the Top 5 Countries of the World

Congratulations, peoples of the United States of America, you're living in the 7th best overall country in the world!

U.S. News, in partnership with Y&R's BAV and Wharton, came out with its ranking of the best countries in the world, all wrapped up in a beautiful, dynamic website. It almost takes the sting out of dropping from 4th to 7th --- almost.

"They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life," Co-host Pat Gray said on The Glenn Beck Program.

Coming in at number one was Switzerland, because neutrality is always exciting.

"We're number one in power. So, obviously the most powerful nation on earth," Pat said.

There's just one teensy problem with that.

"Thank you, but that's evil to them," Co-host Stu Burguiere added.

Better luck next year, U.S.A.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

PAT: They just came out with another best countries in the world ranking. And, of course, Uganda is number one, best place in the world to live.

STU: Really?

PAT: Beautiful, especially this time of year.

PAT: Spring in Uganda, there's nothing like it. Actually, the number one country in the world, what would you expect it to be?

JEFFY: Well, certainly not the United States of America. Not a chance.

STU: It's got to be something like Norway or something.

PAT: Very close. Switzerland, number one.

STU: Switzerland has some things that do better than us when it comes to free markets, honestly.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: But that's probably not why they're rating them that high.

PAT: They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power, and quality of life.

JEFFY: None of those the United States should rank anything above 25 or 30. Not one of those.

PAT: Number two -- number two is Canada. That's why everybody is flocking across the Canadian border to get there. Because it's the second greatest place in the world to live.

JEFFY: Right!

PAT: That's why 35 million people live in a country that's like 20 times the size of ours. United Kingdom is number three. Come on now, stop it. At fourth is Germany. Germany is always at the top five of these.

STU: There's certain decades --

PAT: Maybe not in the '30s and '40s.

STU: Certain decades.

PAT: Same thing with Japan. They're number five. And maybe in the '30s and '40s, they weren't quite as high.

At number six, you might be thinking, okay. Are we there? No. Sweden. Sweden, number six. And they're having some issues right now.

JEFFY: Yes, they are.

STU: I've heard that.

PAT: Number seventh is the United States of America. We went from fourth to seventh. They rank us 35th in adventure. I don't really know what that means.

JEFFY: Come on.

PAT: We should look at the criteria and mean -- what do you mean by adventure? Great places to go, things to do, I would think. And there's a lot here. Citizenship, I don't really know what that means. Citizenship, like how many citizens --

STU: It could be how easy it is to get citizenship or the value of citizenship?

PAT: Cultural influence, they rank us third. How do you rank the United States of America third in influence. Who is more influential than we are?

STU: And culture with Hollywood and everything -- maybe because we're not as high --

PAT: Every country in the world has been Americanized. How do you give us third in that?

STU: Yeah, that's crazy.

PAT: Entrepreneurship, number three. That's something we should be number one in.

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: Heritage, twenty-two. Movers -- whatever that means -- 24. Open for business, we're 35th --

STU: Movers? Like Three Men and a Truck in the middle of this countdown is kind of a -- look, just hard to book them. I'll just be honest about it. That's why they're number 22.

PAT: We're number one in power. So obviously the most powerful nation on earth.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: They actually did cede that to us. Thank you.

STU: Thank you. But that's evil to them.

PAT: Of course.

JEFFY: Yes, it is.

PAT: And quality of life, we're only 18th.

JEFFY: What?

PAT: Probably things like crime factor into that. I don't know.

STU: Sure. And income inequality.

PAT: And I'm sure income inequality. And probably health care. Does the government pay for everybody's health care? That's why the United States will never do as well as we should in these things because of the criteria involved.

STU: Although seventh. I'm actually impressed --

PAT: Yeah, seventh is better than I thought it would be.

STU: Usually it's like right behind North Korea is where we have them this year. That's usually the way these things go.

PAT: Australia, France, and Norway, of course, round out the top ten. 888-727-BECK. More of the Glenn Beck on the way.

From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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