Glenn Beck: Declining Dollar



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GLENN: Okay. We've got probably the spookiest dude ever. I mean, when I asked for somebody, an expert on a dollar, do we have to go to the guy who makes me cry myself to sleep at night? Damon Vickers from Nine Points Capital Partners in Seattle, I believe he's from Seattle. Damon, are you on the phone?

VICKERS: Yeah, I'm on the phone with you. Good morning, Glenn? How's it going?

GLENN: You are in Seattle, aren't you?

VICKERS: I am, where it's ‑‑ although the last couple of days it looks more like Alaska.

GLENN: Has it been real cold up there?

VICKERS: It's really cold. We've got ice storms and the city's shut down.

GLENN: Holy cow.

VICKERS: It was kind of like an ice skating rink for the last few days.

GLENN: Global warming.

VICKERS: It must be.

GLENN: I want to ask you about China and Russia making the deal. Have you seen this news yet?

VICKERS: I have seen it. I'm looking right at the photo, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. So what does this mean, Damon?

VICKERS: Well, I guess it means that they are really concerned about the weakness in the dollar. They're concerned about the fact that dollar is not a real viable currency because it's just so weak. I mean, you know, one of the things you've been covering on your show is the whole idea about inflation, hyperinflation, how does that happen, how does that happen to an economy, a world. And it's happened dozens and dozens of times. I mean, it's happened to almost every country in the planet.

GLENN: If I'm not ‑‑

VICKERS: Including the U.S.

GLENN: If I'm not mistaken, no one has ever in the history of the planet done what we are doing currently to our money and survived.

VICKERS: Uh, yes, that's accurate.

GLENN: Okay.

VICKERS: The end result was inflation that went through the absolute roof. I mean, whether ‑‑ I mean, it has hit ‑‑ it hit Greece, it hit China, Argentina, Brazil, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Zimbabwe. 231 million percent inflation as their currency disappeared and they all had the same basic precedents taking place. One was just the overwhelming amount of service on the debt, it just became totally unsustainable and the government kept on printing money to keep the illusion of prosperity and keep everybody kind of deluded. But the printing of money was like the, always the last desperate act that crashed the currency. China and Russia are not ignorant. They see this. They have something that we don't have, which isn't the case of China. They have got a tremendous pool and resource of labor. That's a real value that works at a good rate, about $1.50 an hour. And then you've got Russia which has a tremendous pool of what? Resources. Russia has tons of oil, tons of minerals, tons of forests. So those countries that actually have real things versus promises and IOUs which the United States has emerged into a country that has a tremendous abundance of are in a much more firmer position to dictate terms on a global basis. So this is a very interesting move between China and Russia.

GLENN: Is this a tremor? Is this something that people who, other countries say, okay, this is the first step towards getting out of the dollar and so I see what's the ‑‑ the handwriting is on the wall? Or is this something ‑‑ is this significant?

VICKERS: Well, I think it is significant because these ‑‑ Russia is one of the largest oil exporters on the planet and China is the principle manufacturing base for the planet right now. So for them to say that they are not ‑‑ they don't feel confident in facilitating trade as using the dollar as a base is significant. Keep in mind the reason why the dollar is ‑‑ kind of became the global currency of the world was because there were so many other currencies around the planet that failed and so, you know, they weren't ‑‑ you know, the unreliability of all those countries that we just mentioned, Zimbabwe and Zaire and all that kind of stuff that effectively we moved to the dollar because it was thought that the dollar was stronger and can be more stable. But with the type of weakness that we've seen in the dollar over the last year, over the last several years, over the last 30 years, it doesn't make sense for them to keep using it as a reserve currency. Because they will lose money by the time ‑‑ imagine, so you and I, Glenn, imagine we're countries and I sell you something and you need to pay for it six months from now, right? That's like settlement. When the goods finally, you know, finished and you get them and all that kind of stuff. But the dollar ‑‑ the money that I pay you with, right, if it's not stable, if it goes down in value and let's say 7, 10%, that means you are going to get 7 to 10% less. So you need a stable ‑‑ we need a stable ‑‑

GLENN: Right. We're screwing the rest of the ‑‑ while we're doing this and saying, well, we've got to bail all these things out, we've got to do this and this, we're screwing the rest of the world hard. They hate us. In the end we will destroy them along with destroying us if they just go along this route with us?

VICKERS: We need some type ‑‑ the West ‑‑ it's not just us, Glenn. It's also Western Europe, it's also, you know, the Spains, the ‑‑

GLENN: Sure.

VICKERS: The Irelands. It's really all of Westernized economies. And I think more, even more perverse than that is it's not just our currency that's at stake. It's the Democratic, what we know as the Democratic system.

GLENN: Yeah.

VICKERS: Is at stake. Because the more powerful, more efficient, more functional economies on the global basis are China and Russia. They are more competitive and they have a better form of efficient production and change and more ‑‑ they have a better form of functional ‑‑

GLENN: Well, it's called state capitalism but really it's national socialism.

VICKERS: Yeah. Well, they're definitely sick people.

GLENN: Yeah. So ‑‑

VICKERS: The Chinese we can stop at the fact that we don't want to cut monkeys' heads open on tables, yeah.

GLENN: So Damon has ‑‑ by the way, he's writing something on hyperinflation in today's e‑mail newsletter available at GlennBeck.com, but talk to your family about this during Thanksgiving. Damon, if I could ask you two things before we cut you loose. One, what should people tell their families as everybody is gathering for Thanksgiving, what is it they should be telling their families to prepare for or to do? And what can the average person ‑‑ I mean somebody who has very little in a 401(k) or ‑‑ for instance, my daughter is dating somebody who has a 401(k). He's 25 years old. He doesn't know what to do. And what do you do?

VICKERS: Well, I think, one, be aware. I think you do an outstanding job of covering, covering conversations and areas of thought that most people are too scared to talk about or even look in the box. So the fact that we're talking about I think is a great thing. The currency, the changes that are on the horizon are real. They're in place. The momentum is moving in that direction and I think we begin talking about it. I think we begin having a constructive conversation as to really what we want our world to look like because we're in the process, and I write about this in The Day After the Dollar Crashes, that we're in the process I believe of transforming and emerging into a new, perhaps a new type of global government. And it's ‑‑ I think it's important for us now at this point to begin talking about it and talking about what we would like that to look like. And in terms of the currency situation, you know, it's crazy. You know, you talk about Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe in 1980 was roughly at parity with the U.S. dollar. Dollar for dollar in 1980. And I believe it went as high as 100 trillion to one, and that's just crazy. So if anybody doesn't believe that, we're offering a free $50 trillion Zimbabwe note. This is actual legal currency tender in the country of Zimbabwe.



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GLENN: I have some.

VICKERS: $50 trillion note for free for the first 300 callers. Call 1‑800‑553‑0553, 800‑553‑0553. Take a look at this thing. $50 trillion. And it used to be worth $50 trillion and now $50 trillion can't even buy you a cup of coffee.

GLENN: If we just had a few of those, we could just pay off the debt and then some. Vic Vicky know it, I know it.

GLENN: Damon Vickers, Nine Point Capital Partner and author of the book The Day After the Dollar Crashes it's not out yet, right?

VICKERS: It's not out yet. They rushed it up to January ‑‑

GLENN: Could you get a copy of it to me right away?

VICKERS: Oh, absolutely. I think we sent you the manuscript and at one point thanks to your show and the power of Glenn Beck, it hit the top 20 nationwide.

GLENN: Okay, good. Well, when it comes out, we'll talk again.

VICKERS: Absolutely.

GLENN: The Day After the Dollar Crashes, Survival Guide For the Rise of the New World Order, which is spooky. All right, Damon, thank you very much.

VICKERS: All the best.

GLENN: Appreciate it. Bye‑bye.


 

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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