Hollywood Conservative?



GLENN: There's also another book that has come out from Ben Stein. It's called The Real Stars and I talked to him just a bit about this, about this last night and, you know, he lives part time in Malibu. I don't know if you know who Ben Stein is. I mean, you know him if you hear him or you see him. You know, he's, "Bueller, Bueller," probably his most famous line. Really off the charts smart guy. Can he hear me now?

STEIN: I can hear you well.

GLENN: Oh, boy. I better continue to say nice things about you, Ben. How are you, sir?

STEIN: I'm great, how are you, Glenn?

GLENN: Very good. I just have to tell my producers because they didn't watch the show because they never do watch my show. But last night I thought it was just so funny. Tell the guys what you said to me last night when you got on the set, when you got on the set.

The Real Stars: In Today's America, Who Are the True Heroes?

by Ben Stein

STEIN: Well, I said when I first saw you on CNN Headline I thought, this guy is doing an incredibly good parody of a conservative but then I realized you were real and I was so excited. I was at the airport VIP lounge somewhere in a small city and I thought, my God, I could watch this guy for the rest of my life. He's fabulous.

GLENN: I mean, that's so funny that you would -- in the media you would just assume somebody's mocking a conservative.

STEIN: On CNN, absolutely I would assume someone's mocking. But you were the real McCoy and I am obsessed and addicted to your show now.

GLENN: Oh, thank you very much. So Ben, last night we didn't have a chance to talk about your book, The Real Stars. This comes from you living in Malibu.

STEIN: Right. I live in Malibu with a modest house that has a very good view but it's in a neighborhood where I live --

GLENN: Hold just a second. What's a modest house with an ocean view in Malibu go for?

STEIN: Maybe $2 million. So I lived there by Barbra Streisand and Emilio Estevez and Nick Nolte and people say to me all the time what's it like living near the stars and I always say to them, I don't live near the real stars. These people are actors and they are singers, they get paid a lot but they are not the real stars. The real stars are putting on battle dress uniform or wear body armor in Baghdad or Ramadi, Kirkuk and all over Afghanistan, they are risking their lives, they do it for $1500 a month plus $150 a month combat pay. They leave their wives and children behind and they risk everything for our freedom and they are the real stars. And my book is essays about those people. And every dime I make of it goes to a great organization called Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors which helps, it's TAPS.org which helps the families of those killed in the fight for freedom.

GLENN: That's fantastic. So do you ever watch the TV show Heroes?

STEIN: I think I have actually.

GLENN: Okay. There's this new character on this year that, she kills people. But when she does, it's like she's in excruciating pain and it's like black blood starts running out of her eyes. I think if I lived in Malibu, I think that's what I would look like all the time. I think it would be like black blood would be running out of my eyes.

STEIN: No, you wouldn't feel that way at all, believe me.

GLENN: Really?

STEIN: First I'll tell you why, because you rarely see the real stars. The real stars -- well, the real stars are up front, they are at Mugu Naval Air Station. You rarely see the TV stars and the movie stars. The big, big TV and movie stars rarely leave their compounds. If they do, they go to other parties given by other multimillionaires and billionaires. They don't at all associate with the ordinary citizen, with the exception of Martin Sheen who on the extreme left is an incredibly nice guy.

GLENN: Yeah, I have heard that about him and I --

STEIN: He is the nicest guy you would ever want to meet. I would give my right eye to have him become a good conservative because he is the nicest guy on the planet.

GLENN: Really? You know, that's nice to hear.

STEIN: He is a great, great guy. Can't -- Martin Sheen is a great guy beyond words. His son, Charlie.

GLENN: The opposite.

STEIN: But he's a great guy, too.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. What the heck happened to him? How do you go that far left?

STEIN: I don't know what happens to these people. I do not know what gets in their brain. Hollywood is just a far left town. It started out being dominated on the one side by very rich producers who are extremely conservative. All those guys like Jack Warner and they were big, big conservatives and right-wingers. The writers were all communists, and they sort of came to dominate the town and the sort of extreme left wing ethos and the extreme left wing view of the world which is, we're all just working stiffs struggling against the bosses. Even as they drive around in their Ferraris and Lamborghinis and Maseratis, that is still the dominating ethos of the town.

GLENN: So how did you get there because aren't you from the East?

STEIN: I am from Washington, D.C. and I like to say -- people say why are you Republican and I say, well, my parents and grandparents are Republican. So that's a good enough reason by itself. My sister's a Democrat. But anyway, I got there because I wanted to -- I was hired to be a consultant on a show by Norman Lear about a conservative columnist, a sort of symbolic or what should I say, sort of like Bill Buckley who falls in love with a character sort of like Jane Fonda, and I liked it there. I liked the climate. I liked being away from the humidity.

GLENN: California's great.

STEIN: So I stayed there.

GLENN: So Ben, let me talk to you because not a lot of people know that -- well, they do now. But I guess when you were on, you know, Ferris Bueller and making the run on just being a great character guy, a lot of people didn't know how unbelievably smart you are.

STEIN: I'm not that unbelievably smart. If I were unbelievably smart, I'd be called Glenn Beck.

GLENN: If you were unbelievably smart you might have a throwaway house that you visit from time to time looking at the ocean in Malibu. But anyway, that's a different story.

You are really, really tied in to the economy and you are a guy who believes we are, we are totally fine. You told me last night I think on the set during a commercial break, you're high on the stock market right now.

STEIN: Well, I wouldn't say I'm high on it moment by moment, Glenn. I believe in the long run it's an incredibly great investment. I think that we're in a state where the fear mongers on Wall Street and the fear mongers at MSNBC and CNBC are trying to scare us.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. Ben, I've got to tell you something. You watch my show, right?

STEIN: Of course.

GLENN: So how can you say they are a fearmonger when I'm saying, they are not telling you the truth, this is how bad it is.

STEIN: Well, I'm not going to make a serious answer to that. You basically are very, very positive on America.


STEIN: And that's the sort of short answer to that question.

GLENN: I'm positive, I'm positive on the American people. I think the American people can do anything they set their mind to and, you know, I'm a guy who was worried about making rent eight years ago, and I just signed, just a God Bless America contract recently. If I can do it, I believe anybody can. Where do you see the real strengths and where do you see the negatives, Ben?

STEIN: The American worker is about the hardest worker in the world still. We have by far the most capital in the world. We have the most advanced industries in the world. I mean, people say, oh, China, China, China. China has one fifth the GDP of the United States with three times -- sorry, with four times the population. So basically the Chinese per capita income is 1/20th that of the United States. They are a poor country compared with us. We are a very, very rich country. We're getting rich rapidly, richer rapidly. The sky's the limit with this country.

GLENN: Okay. But -- I agree with you, but I was just talking to a guy who is a titan of a major industry and he said, Glenn, you can't tell me -- we were talking about fuel. He said, unleash the American people and ingenuity. You can't tell me that we can't solve this energy thing. We can. The problem is the government just keeps tying people down.

STEIN: It's the government and the environmentalists.

GLENN: Yeah.

STEIN: The environmentalists basically want to keep America as if it were all their backyard. They don't -- and their garden in their backyard. They don't understand you cannot have both energy independence and pristine conservation anywhere you want it.

GLENN: So are you worried at all, you know, if Hillary Clinton got in with just ginormous taxes and corporate taxes and taking the profits from --

STEIN: I'm not anywhere near as worried about her as I am about Barack Obama and Mr. Edwards, but I'm worried about all the Democrats. I do not want them running taxes up. I do not want them running up the white flag of surrender in Iraq. I do not want them about how long and kowtowing to the terrorists. I'm very worried about that. I'm very worried about their views that America is a dying force. I want a President who believes that it's always morning in America. I loved it when Ronald Reagan's campaign in '84 said it's morning in America. I think as long as we believe in the American people, it's always morning in America.

GLENN: Okay, Ben Stein, hang on just a second. Can you hold for just a second? We'll take a break and we'll be right back. I have to ask him if he sees a candidate that he likes out on the horizon.

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GLENN: Talking to an all around general, smart guy and conservative Ben Stein. Ben, I just wanted to ask you because I -- you know, there's two things that I just won't compromise on and I don't think any American should and that is you've got to have a President that will call evil by its name and not compromise with it, just shoot the bad guys in the head. And the second thing is you've got to have somebody that understands that socialism and any road to socialism is a bad idea.

STEIN: I couldn't agree more.

GLENN: Give me the number one candidate for Ben Stein, the guy you say, I like this guy but maybe this guy.

STEIN: I like Giuliani the most because he's the most electable. He has a down home style. I heard him giving a talk about foreign affairs. He said I'm not going to back down one inch in the face of Islamic terrorism. He dares call a spade a spade. You know, not once has any Democrat mentioned the word Islamic or Muslim in any debate.

GLENN: It's amazing.

STEIN: It's amazing. They are already appeasing the worst killers in the history, our world. It's breathtaking. I think it's time to say Mr. Giuliani, you've had experience dealing with terrorism, you kept the city together. Now keep the nation together as we prosecute the war on terrorism. If he can't win in the primaries, I think Romney is fine. He's a little too good looking for my taste but then so are you, Glenn. I also -- I think McCain is a genuine superstar hero. I just question whether his health is good enough. I love McCain. I contributed to him. I've contributed to Giuliani.

GLENN: Oh, man, and I thought you were smart. What are you doing? He's been wrong on so much.

STEIN: I disagree with him about campaign finance and about immigration.

GLENN: Oh, well, only those two things.

STEIN: I cannot take away from those years he spent in the Hanoi Hilton. I completely love him.

GLENN: Nobody can do that. I mean, the guy is a genuine hero but, jeez, campaign finance reform, kind of a huge mistake.

STEIN: I agree it was a disaster. I couldn't agree more. I agree he kisses up to the liberals and he is too friendly to Ted Kennedy but he is a genuine hero and I cannot but love him for that.

GLENN: Name of your book again, sir.

STEIN: The name of my book is the real stars who are the true heroes in America's world and it is homage to the men and women in America's uniform.

GLENN: It is really something you should pass on to your kids and give them perspective on who the real stars and real heroes are in our country. Ben Stein, it's always nice to have you on the program.


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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Kim Iversen, journalist, YouTuber, and host of "The Kim Iversen Show," reacted to Glenn Beck's appearance last week on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by conceding that, while the subject of Beck's new book, "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism" might at first sound "a little bit loony," closer analysis confirms "this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all."

"Glenn Beck was on Tucker Carlson's show last week touting what has been called a right-wing conspiracy theory and discussing his new book, 'The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism'," began Iverson on The Hill's "Rising."

"Well, maybe that all sounds a little bit loony — and believe me, I do think Glenn Beck tends to be a loon," she quipped. "But, maybe this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all. And after seeing everything we've seen with the governments enacting all sorts of authoritarian controls and many other conspiracy theories coming true, maybe there's something to be concerned about. So, what is the Great Reset? The name even sounds conspiratorial, but believe it or not, it's a real thing."

Iverson went on to explain exactly who is behind the Great Reset, what their agenda entails, how they are using the COVID-19 pandemic to "to rebuild society in a way the global elites see best fit."

"You'll own nothing and you will be happy: That's what they're saying," Iverson explained. "And with inflation sky high and no signs of it slowing down, they might be right. We are on our way to becoming a nation of renters, but don't worry it's nothing to fear ... don't worry, everything is being done under the premise that this is all ... being done for our own good, the benefit of a collective society, and we will be happy," she added sarcastically.

Iverson concluded by asking, "Who thinks it's a good idea that a bunch of corporate millionaire and billionaires and world leaders are getting together and coming up with what's best for we the little people? I mean, who thinks that that's a really good idea? And who thinks that they are going to be doing it for our benefit? But, of course they're going to frame it like 'Oh, this is good for you. You're going to rent. You'll own nothing and you'll be happy. Don't worry about it' ... When you look at the actual list of partners with the World Economic Forum, they control everything. They control media. They control health. They control business. They control everything, and so then it does become, how do we people fight against that?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Kim Iverson break it down and don' t miss Wednesday night's special episode of "GlennTV" on BlazeTV’s YouTube channel.

Iversen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to discuss what The Great Reset is and how YOU can help stop it. Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" below:

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