Glenn Beck: The Three Deceivers

The Three Deceivers

by Richard M. Eyre

GLENN: Welcome to the program. From midtown main hat an, third most listened to show in all of America. If you are new to the program, I thank you so much for listening. We're kind of a weird program. You know, the show is actually based on watching my family at dinner. You know when you have all the relatives over. So it's very, very dysfunctional and, you know, I watched it sometime. It was on Thanksgiving. And I thought, you know, nobody says you have to talk about politics. Nobody sits down at the dinner table and says, okay, we're only going to talk about politics. And that's what talk radio usually does. And I have to tell you something. I'm sick of talking about politics. I want to talk about principles. But nobody says, we can also only talk about movies or we can only talk about, you know, your life or we can only share stories and happy stories and no sad stories. That's just not the way people are. And so this show was designed to be more like real people, you know, and just, you ain't ever going to hear me say that I'm right all the time, although -- no. And I'm also an extraordinarily flawed host, I'm making it up in many ways as I go along and I will tell you, boy, did I screw that one up, boy did I get that one wrong. Boy, I changed my mind on something. And so I look for things like that. And there's a new book that is out, and it's -- we'll explain later. It's hard to get because he's an unconventional kind of guy but a guy that you heard of before most likely. His name is Richard Eyre, and he is the guy who wrote "Teaching Your Children Values," and this was a huge -- in fact, I believe it was the only book to be number one for parenting since Dr. Spock's book on the New York Times. Is that right, Richard?

EYRE: That's right, Glenn. And by the way, I write my books by watching my kids around the dinner table, too.

GLENN: So -- but you've got a reason for it.

EYRE: Yeah, I've got a reason.

GLENN: So you've written that, et cetera, et cetera. But you wrote a book called The Three Deceivers." And right out of the chute you say this book is really going to hack you off because it's going to take things that you think are valuable and important and we built our society around, and you got it all wrong. They are deceivers. And then you flip it around. I don't want to go into the truths of the second half at this point. I just want to talk about the three deceivers and I mean, if we can get all freaky Jesus on you, you wrote something that really stuck with me towards the beginning of the book where you said, "A big cataclysmic event in your life, something that really pounds you down into the ground, you know, the adversary, if you will, would never do -- doesn't like to do that because it leads people to become a Phoenix and rise from the ashes.

EYRE: Exactly, yeah.

GLENN: It's much better to what? Explain.

EYRE: Well, you know, I used to write self-help books, Glenn, and they were on life balancing, balancing your work and your family, trying to convince people of what the real priorities are. And I finally realized people don't need that. If you do a public opinion poll, people know that the family is the most important thing. They know that their character is what really matters and so on. The problem is we're affected with these attitudes or these subconscious goals where what we really worship, what we really idolize or control an independence and ownership. And I had an epiphany one day in a bookstore. I'm walking around in a Barnes and Noble self-help section which is a huge section and I'm doing a little tally and I'm finding that all these self-help books assume that we want is more ownership, more control over everything and everyone around us and more independence. We don't want to need anyone anymore. We want to just stand on our own and be stubborn and be independent. By the way, I saw a lot of these things in this Christmas Sweater. I think you and I are writing, in a way we're writing about the same things, these false goals that preoccupy us. They suck away all our energy, and we don't have any real mental energy left for the things that we say matter to us most.

GLENN: Right. You know, I was reading, when I was on the Christmas Sweater tour, one of the books that I was reading was your book and you are exactly right. When you start reading your book, I said, control independence and ownership? I said, okay, I want to be independent, I want to be able to control the things that I can control, you know, and control my own life as much as I possibly can. And ownership? Oh, what is this, some sort of commie book?

EYRE: Exactly, exactly. See, you can't attack these things. These are America. It's what we do in America. We control things. We own things and we become independent. They are like icons. They are like things we worship. And frankly, Glenn, they're great economic principles. I wouldn't argue with them for a minute. But we carry them over and make them spiritual principles. We measure ourselves by how much we own. We measure ourselves by how much we control. We get frustrated when we can't control things, even when we're talking about our own kids. We think we own our kids. We should control them, we should control the people around us, we shouldn't need anyone. And what we end up is we get more isolated, we get more lonely, we get more frustrated and we get more jealous because there's always someone that owns more than we do and controls more than we do and so, you know, they all lead us away.

GLENN: Give me the example, give me the case against independence.

EYRE: Well, you know, I mean, someone that says "I don't want to need anyone, I don't want to stand on my own," what is he really doing? He's saying I'm not vulnerable, I don't need any other people. I mean, we all know -- see, the thing is we can all see through these if we take the time to ask the questions. Are we independent or are we interdependent on everyone around us and are we independent of God, do we want to be or do we want to be dependent on God. We really don't even want independence when we really think about it, but the problem is we never think about it. We just say, oh, that must be a good thing; that's what we all want. And so is control and so is ownership. We don't take the time to question whether those are really the things that make us happy. In fact, they are the things that make us unhappy.

GLENN: Okay. So see, again you could listen to it because -- and Richard, when I read your book, when you started down some of these roads, I'm thinking, "Well, now, wait a minute. I mean, I do want to be independent." I mean, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

EYRE: Exactly, yeah.

GLENN: We are built and that's what our system is, that I can be independent, I can go some place and have, you know, my land, tame the land and I can succeed or fail on my own. I don't want this interdependence. It sounds to me like, you know, you are reading the book at the beginning that you are preaching, you know, a bailout kind of society.

EYRE: Isn't that the truth? And that's the reason frankly that we're going kind of slow with this book. It's not in every bookstore. We want to collect a lot of feedback, we want to get people into the idea that what we're saying is, look, these are three powerful economic principles; let's keep them forever. Let's never give up on them for our economy and for our private personal economies, but let's not carry them over to where they become our spiritual paradigms because they all lead us away from humility, they lead us away from a dependence on God, they lead us away from kind of a wonderful serendipity adventuresome kind of a life where we say, you know, I don't want to control everything; I want to just respond correctly to the things that surprise me every single day.

GLENN: Okay. Make the case. Because what we're doing with you, because I find this really -- I found your section on serendipity just absolutely mind-boggling. I had never heard this before. I just think it is one of the best things that I have read and it is so incredibly true.

EYRE: Well, serendipity, of course --

GLENN: Wait, wait, I don't want you to explain.

EYRE: You are getting into the second half of the book.

GLENN: I know, and I don't want you to explain. You wrote this book and you intentionally split it, and the other half of the book is upside down. And when you did that, I went, okay, clever marketing trick. However, when I was reading the early chapters, I don't know how many times I caught myself trying to go back to the back of the book just so see and not -- remembering that it's been flipped up and just like, okay, well, what's the other counterpart of this.

EYRE: Yeah.

GLENN: Then I saw it upside down and I'm like, nope, read it the way he said to read it. And it is when you get to the place to where you are supposed to flip the book over, that's where it really makes sense. So I want to kind of do that in the same way. You are writing a series of newsletters for us this week and they all go on these, control, independence and ownership. What the case is against them and then what the, you know, what the three replacement values are.

EYRE: The alternatives, right.

GLENN: The alternative.

EYRE: I felt, Glenn, like you've got to -- these things are so entrenched, just the same reaction you had. No one picks the book up and says, oh, yeah, I was waiting for someone to spell these things of control, independence and ownership. Everyone does what you did. They pick it up and say, wait a minute, what on Earth is wrong with these things. These are what I strive for, this is what I teach my children. I felt like we had to debunk them and sort of, you know, strip away at them and convince people that they were contributing to their unhappiness and then, only then give a person the chance to actually flip the book over. So it has no back cover, it has another front cover and now you are going to read the three alternatives.

GLENN: Okay.

EYRE: Let me just quickly, because you pulled it out on the serendipity one. Serendipity, just a clue that serendipity is the alternative or the replacement for the idea of control. And quick story. I mean, I'm a Harvard business school guy. I had a professor there, my favorite professor, guy named Livingstone who had a mantra. He would walk into class every day and he would say, "Never be surprised. If you are ever surprised, it is because you failed to exercise sufficient contingency planning. You must be proactive. You must always act and never react." You get the idea. I thought the guy --

GLENN: Wait, wait. Richard, I have 30 seconds left before I have a hard network break. I tell you what, can I ask you to come back on the program tomorrow and -- at the same time and finish this story. Because serendipity alone is worth the price of admission.

EYRE: Absolutely. I want to --

GLENN: Can I have you back?

EYRE: Good, I want to explain what the alternatives are to your listeners.

GLENN: All right. And then also in the newsletter, the five days this week in the newsletter. It's absolutely free. He's written an essay. And like he said, you can't really get this in bookstores. But is it up on yet? There will be a link in the newsletter today. It is well worth the read just to open up your mind and shake the cobwebs off and challenge what you think you know, the road to happiness.

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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