Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly: Bold, fresh piece of humanity


A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

O'REILLY: Hey, Glenn, how are you doing, man?

GLENN: Really enjoyed your book.

O'REILLY: Thank you for reading it. Appreciate that.

GLENN: I will tell you, by the way, the name of it is a bold fresh piece of humanity.

O'REILLY: It was a bold, fresh piece of Hugh mean.

GLENN: This is all about you and so you talk about your childhood and growing up and everything else. I was surprised at, because we grew up in different times and different parts of the country. I was surprised at how much Levittown was every town USA.

O'REILLY: That's what everybody says to me. That's the universal appeal of the book, that I think I take you from a journey from Elvis Presley to the Beatles to the age of Aquarius, Vietnam era, to the Seventies and the disco time right up to now, and the experience that I had I think are universal to many Americans, at least you'll see some part of your life in it. And the reason I wrote the book was because a lot of people, you know, watch The Factor and they get torqued off about my opinions and they like them or they don't like them or whatever, but they always ask, well, how did you arrive at that conclusion, how did you find that particular point of view. And so I said, look, you know, let me explain, let me explain who my father was, let me explain what I learned teaching high school, let me explain what I learned playing football.

GLENN: I tell you, I read the part where you were talking about, you know, race and racism.

O'REILLY: Yeah.

GLENN: And I feel exactly the same way you do. It didn't -- I mean, I don't even, I don't understand it. It never played a role in my life. I grew up in Seattle. So I never even saw the things that you saw, but I never really understood it. When we're coming to this election, do you really believe that America is the country where -- I'm not talking about, you know, that 2% or 5% on both sides that will cancel each other out. That we're really a country that we're like, oh, he's black; I can't vote for him. Or, he's black; I've got to vote for him?

O'REILLY: Well, I think there's some of that. I think it cancels it.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: You know, they cancel each other out. But there are people who live their life in a racial prism.

GLENN: Right. But I think that's a small minority. Everybody is saying this is going to be decided by race. I don't think that's who we are.

O'REILLY: No, I agree. I mean, but the race hustlers.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: Are using that. So if Obama loses, you'll hear that, you know, moments after, if McCain wins it will be racism. That's what the -- but that's how they make a living. I mean, these people, they sell that as a product. And if you -- you know, there are some very nervous people in the race hustler world because if Obama does win, their whole industry collapses. Then what can they say then? So, yeah, you're right. I mean, it's not the folks that drive this, although there are prejudice people in America. There's no doubt, on both sides. But there is an industry of racism in America.

GLENN: Going back to Levittown, I think this is the problem that we have, one of the problems that we have in America. I think it's one of the things that Sarah Palin has going for her. When I read your book, I see my childhood in it. I see the same experiences that I had, many of them, but I will tell you this. I don't see that in Washington. I don't see this, I don't see this -- these people go to Washington and they just turn into these alien life forms.

O'REILLY: It's almost the same thing about the media. It's almost exactly the same. When you get to New York or Los Angeles in the media, you might come in as a regular person, but you don't leave that way because you're hanging around with people who have a jaundiced view of the world. Most of the time they're arrogant people, "We're smarter than everybody else." That's what you get in Washington. Once you get into there, you don't see any regular folks anymore. It's all about calculation, how can I get reelected, how can I get more power, what do I have to do to get this passed or that passed. So they lose sight of why they are there in the first place and they become involved in the game, and it's exactly the same as the media. So you are right, you are absolutely right. And that's the problem in America, we need more people whose first priority are the folks, not their own careers. And I see -- I mean, the bailout is the best example it is. I mean, we weren't warned and all these people knew it was coming down the pike and nobody said anything? I mean, that's just crazy.

GLENN: In the book you have a chapter, Stand for Something. You talk about, you know, how your mom and dad were different kind of people. You know, they grew up in the Depression, et cetera, et cetera and, you know, it's where you kind of get your, you know, stand up against the bullies and the underdog spirit, et cetera, et cetera. But wasn't yesterday really the day that you wanted to vomit all over your shoes with people who, you know, either said I can't -- or, I'm voting for this because the party is pressuring me into voting for it, or I'm voting against it because I'm being challenged; or, I'm not voting for it because Nancy Pelosi said some bad things? I mean, where is the spine of people?

O'REILLY: I don't know where the vision of people. When I hear some of these people explain their votes, I'm just going to myself, "Look, everybody acknowledges that this is a fiasco." I mean, who's happy about this? Even the far left loons aren't happy about this. Although I think Michael Moore is finding a way to be happy. But, you know, you've got to look at the damage being done to elderly people's retirement funds and to people trying to put college, kids through college and you've got to say to yourself, look, it's not good, it isn't what the federal government should be doing, but we have to stop the bleeding in order to heal the patient. And that's my point of view and, you know, I've convinced Newt Gingrich who was against this in the beginning, he is now reluctantly supporting it because of our long conversation with him and he's an honest man. I said, listen, Newt, look, there are people going to go down here. Their whole lives are going to be destroyed here. And the federal government got us into this mess by not providing oversight on the gangs terse on Wall Street and they've got to get us out. So I think he heard me and now he's changed and hopefully we'll get this thing done by Thursday.

GLENN: You might want to talk to him again because I may have changed him back. Sorry to thwart you on that one. Charlie Rangel, Barney Frank, you had -- when was John Kerry on? Last night?

O'REILLY: Yes.

GLENN: Just had a call, last night. And he's talking about the Republicans -- 

O'REILLY: That was ridiculous.

GLENN: Why is no one in the media holding Charlie Rangel's or Barney Frank's to the fire?

O'REILLY: I'm going to take care of Frank tonight. That's our target tonight. Look, I said from the very beginning it's bogus and it is and there's enough blame to go around for everybody.

GLENN: Yep.

O'REILLY: But Frank has now stepped over the line. I'm going to have to deal with him tonight. I'm not going to tell you what we're going to do but Frank gets his tonight. He is in the No Spin Zone.

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, the name of the book is A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.

O'REILLY: I just want to say one thing. If you liked Glenn Beck's book, and I did, you'll like this book.

GLENN: You didn't even open the cover. You didn't even open the cover.

O'REILLY: I read it. I read it cover to cover. I enjoyed it very much. Very witty.

GLENN: This isn't technically the No Spin Zone.

O'REILLY: I'm not a weasel. You know me. I would never say it if I didn't read it.

GLENN: Thank you, sir. Bye.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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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."

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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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