Glenn Beck: 'Brace for impact'

US Airways Plane Crashes in NYC's Hudson River, Everyone Survives

GLENN: Yesterday on U.S. Airways Flight 1549, there sat a passenger. His name is Don Norton. He was on board. Don was up working in the New York area and flying home, if I'm not mistaken, Don, is that right?

NORTON: Yes, that's correct. I was up there on business for my company, Lending Tree, and we were flying back home yesterday.

GLENN: So -- and you've made this flight before?

NORTON: Not this exact one. I've been to New York many times but not this exact time flight.

GLENN: Right, right. And at what point did you sense trouble?

NORTON: Well, as soon as, you know, we had taken off from LaGuardia and we were a few minutes in. Then I heard a loud bang. You know, the engine -- I mean, I was sitting on the wing approximately. I was in 11F. So I was right over the wing. I heard a loud bang from that engine. So we knew something was wrong, and the engine looked like it had stopped working. We actually smelled something burning, but I didn't see any fire. So we didn't, you know -- the pilot started banking to the left and we -- and it just seemed, he still seemed to be in complete control. So it didn't -- we really weren't -- most of the passengers weren't really that nervous at that point. And it was probably a few minutes later as he started to, I guess try to gather his bearings and figure out where he was going to land, you know, we saw water over the right side and I was like, okay, what are we going to do. And then he -- at that point he got on the radio and he said, you know, he said, this is the captain speaking; brace for impact. And then as soon as he said that, you know, I put my head down like they told us and then --

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You skipped some parts here. Wait a minute. There was the bang? Did they -- the stewardess say, you know, we're going to land, did anybody say that there was problems?


GLENN: Nothing?

NORTON: There was no communication from the flight attendant or the pilot until he said "Brace for impact."

GLENN: Then what did they say?

NORTON: The flight attendant kept chanting over and over put your head down, brace for impact, put your head down, brace for impact. They chanted it over and over again. I assume that's what they were trained to do. That's why I didn't skip anything because there was no communication. I'm assuming that the pilots were trying to figure out what they were going to do.

GLENN: So there wasn't any panic because you guys didn't even know you were going to land in the water. You didn't know that you had lost both engines.

NORTON: No. I mean, I think the passenger, put the two together, the passengers on the left side said they saw flames shooting out of their engine but I don't think we put two and two together that we had lost both engines.

GLENN: So at what point did you -- I mean, did you have a moment like I'm flashing through my life or anything like that before --

NORTON: After he said brace for impact, not so much that but I was saying, please, God, don't let me die; please, God, don't let me die. But also I was looking at the instructions on the door because I knew I had to open it because I was the one closest to the door.

GLENN: Holy cow. Holy cow.

NORTON: I'm surprised I had the wherewithal to think about that and then as soon as we hit, it was jarring but it really wasn't that bad, all things considered. And then I got up out of my seat, I opened the door and I threw it out the hole and then we started streaming out onto the wing.

GLENN: Did you -- let me ask you this: Did you listen to the instructions when they were talking to you about the door before you took off?

NORTON: No. I mean, I've heard that. You know, I think we all gloss over it, you know. When we're on planes, we hear it over and over again. I did not listen to the instructions at all. I mean, we don't think it can happen.

GLENN: So were you the first out on the wing?

NORTON: I think I was because we were all, we were trying to get out and because I had to go out the door a little bit in order to throw the door out, you know, into the water. So I was the first one on the wing. And then I mean, it was very, very, very slippery. I almost fell in the water a couple of times. I started, you know, inching down the wing a little bit and others followed behind me. We tried to -- there was an emergency chute that didn't come out, but it was flipped over and upside down and we couldn't get it flipped back over. So -- because we wanted to but we couldn't. But I mean, there wasn't a lot of panic because they had ferries coming at us from all directions, we saw helicopters. The water was freezing cold.

GLENN: Did you -- I've heard two stories. I've heard that people were pushing and shoving inside, that there was chaos inside. And then I've heard that it was calm and orderly and kindly.

NORTON: Yeah. I mean, it may have been some pushing and shoving in the back because I mean, from what I heard that, you know, the back part of it was under water. They may have been panicked a little bit more. But at that time I was already out of the plane. There wasn't a lot of panic on the wing, I think partially because we just, if there was, I think people would have just all fallen in the water.

GLENN: How long were you on the wing?

NORTON: Probably, it felt like an eternity but it probably was a couple of minutes.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

NORTON: The ferries were coming. You know, they were coming close. We're like, come on, come on, come on. I guess they didn't want to come that close because they were afraid to clip the wing and knock everybody off. One by one we started jumping in the water and climbing on the ferry ladder.

GLENN: Don, is anybody a hero or did everybody just do what they were supposed to do?

NORTON: Oh, that pilot was an absolute hero. I mean, he did a phenomenal job. The fact that we're all alive can all be attributed to him.

GLENN: I'm wondering, did you meet him afterwards?

NORTON: No, unfortunately. I saw him but they kind of, they whisked him away pretty quick. But I didn't -- I'd like to meet him. I think a lot of the passengers have said that. I want to give that guy a hug.

GLENN: The speculation is on my part at least that he didn't land in Teterboro because they are equal distance really. I mean, where he landed and where he could have landed on land is pretty much the same distance, at least it looks like that to me. I have a feeling that he chose in case things really get bad or in case something happens, I'm not going to kill a bunch of people; it will just be us that go down. Do you have any idea as you've been thinking about it in the overnight that maybe that --

NORTON: I suspect that maybe he didn't think he would be able to keep control if he veered off too much. He stayed pretty -- once he made that turn, he made that sharp turn and then we were going down over the Hudson, I'm guessing he probably didn't think he could really make another turn that easily.

GLENN: Have you had bumpier landings on the ground?

NORTON: I wouldn't say that. I mean, it was bumpy, you know. I've had bumpy landings but this is probably the most jarring. It wasn't that bad, though.

GLENN: How long did it take you to stop?

NORTON: You know, probably a few seconds. Maybe, you know, five, ten seconds max. I mean, the plane did, it did turn a bit and then at one point it did turn actually leaning more toward on my side of the plane. So the wing did go in the water and I could see water on my window and then it leveled off. And that's when we -- when that happened and that's when we were all -- you know, we went into action, you know, get out of this plane.

GLENN: Were you worried that the plane was going to sink right away? Did that cross your mind?

NORTON: It did cross my mind but once we were on the wing and I saw that the wing really was staying afloat for, you know, for a decent amount of time and I wasn't worried too much because we saw, immediately we saw the ferry boats. I mean, as soon as we looked out the door, there were ferry boats everywhere.

GLENN: Yeah. They're heroes, too. All right, Don, thank you so much, and thanks for being somebody who's like, "Wait, I can't read the instructions. I don't know how this works."


GLENN: Thanks, man, I appreciate it. Best of luck to you.

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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