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VOICE: And now, another scenario in which common sense was clearly not applied.

GLENN: Let's go to Brian Wilson from WSPD in Toledo, Ohio. Brian Wilson, what is happening in Toledo?

CALLER: Glenn, if I knew the answer to that, I'd be God.

GLENN: Or Barack Obama.

CALLER: Well, you are right, there is a synonymous thing there. You have become the actual Johnny Appleseed of freedom up there. You've morphed from deejay when I knew you the first time to talk show host to writing books like Common Sense and scattering them all around the country, maybe little seedlings of inspiration will grow in the minds of citizens.

GLENN: I hope to God you're right. I hope to God you're right. So Brian, I'm watching TV yesterday and I see that you're now enforcing a law in Toledo, Ohio that if you have a gravel driveway, you can get a ticket for parking on it.

CALLER: That is correct, sir. Well, as Judge Napolitano pointed out the other day, it's about a 50 year old law, might have extreme difficulty in actually getting it enforced, but when you're dealing with a guy our mayor here is kind of like Obama Light, no pun intended. He's an unvarnished version. He is a narcissist, he is a megalomaniac, he just doesn't have that Harvard training and community organizing polish that the president has.

GLENN: Sure, sure.

CALLER: That's the way it works. He's managed through his own fiscal irresponsibility the kind of axis of evil that we have here is kind of a Trifecta between the owner of the newspaper, the politicians, the union thugs to spend us into a 12, somewhere between $12 and $21 million deficit for the year, and his desperation for money is to send out his henchmen and try and make up the difference 25 bucks at a time.

GLENN: How exactly, Brian, does this guy keep getting reelected?

CALLER: Well, that's a great, that's a great question. It would probably take a whole segment to explain it to you the way Rust Belt cities have had drain brains and general economic depression, the people who said back, you know, stayed in town generally were the people who were being subsidized by the city at one end. The older people who lived here have their families here, retired here, own their homes here at the other end, and this big chasm in the middle of people from 18 to 55 years of age who all said, I've got to get out of here and find a place where I can make a living and have some fun and raise a family and, you know, in a great environment. And as a consequence the people who are left behind are totally dependent on the government, easy to scare, easy to encourage. They will vote for the guy who says I'll make the gravy train run on time, and there it is.

GLENN: How much trouble is Toledo in?

CALLER: Well, I think we reached the tipping point. You know, they have got an election coming up here. The radio station, WSPD, was successful in leading a recall effort against this guy. It's a little Draconian, but we were successful. Not as successful as we wanted to be as far as getting the problem immediately resolved but nevertheless it's on the record. It's there. I think this fall when the city council is up for election and the mayor's up for election and so on, we have an opportunity to actually change the direction 180 degrees and start realizing some of the potential that the area really has, which is bodacious. I mean, we've got a river, a lake, a port, we've got highways, we've got the crossroads of America with interstates and turn pikes, we've got airports, we've got truck lines. We've got everything we need to be an economic colossus. But the politicians stand in the way because they can't figure out a way to get the credit or to get in the pipeline for the money to make it all happen. That can change the fall.

GLENN: How do you think it's going to change in Ohio itself? I mean, you have a Republican Party that was just a nightmare.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, Ohio, Ohio has its own problems from the standpoint of not being a right to work state. You know, it's not business friendly. We've got a Democratic governor who is talking about education reform on one hand while attacking all of the positive aspects of charter schools, for example, that are doing great jobs here. Why would you want to move? Why would you want to move here? There are a lot of reasons you want to move here until you get to that boulder in the middle of the crossroads that is government regulation and idiots in office and things along that order. It's a difficult situation.

GLENN: Do you see anything changing? I mean, when the guy got busted in his own driveway for parking his car, who was it? Do you know?

CALLER: I don't know his name off the top of my head but he had been there for 45 years, when he bought that place, you know, that part wasn't even part of the city. They ingested, that they annexed that over the years.

GLENN: And he's always parked his car there?

CALLER: Always.

GLENN: And somebody had to go through the record books to see what laws they could enforce because that hasn't been enforced for 45 years. It actually came from a time when the gravel would hurt tires and so they didn't want you parking on the gravel because then it would make your car unsafe. So it's a completely outdated law. Somebody had to go through and try to find laws that they could enforce that nobody would know and basically entrap people. What happened when they started to enforce that? What's been the ramification of that?

CALLER: Well, the interesting part is one of our council folks that has a spine, a guy by the name of Michael Collins, it's in his district predominantly, he tried to get it resolved. He said, you know, this is a misapplication of a law that was in effect way back when. This is out of jurisdiction of the individual who wrote the citation; why don't we just go ahead and put this off to the side until the city council can reconsider the regulation and modify it so to bring it up into the 21st century. No. No, they are going to do that. Typical bureaucratic morass. But that's what happens when you get into a narco tyranny. Nevertheless he's tried to move the ball down field, constantly meeting resistance, mayor holds a press conference, got all the national headlines where's going to take behind this little Mermadon he's got working for him and stand by these citations, et cetera, et cetera.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

CALLER: It's just the way it is when you've got a petty tyrant on the second floor.

GLENN: Brian, great to talk to you, Brian Wilson, afternoons and program director at WSPD, great radio station in Toledo, Ohio that I think all of our listeners are outside the city limits of Toledo, Ohio. We'll talk to you again, my friend.

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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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