Glenn Beck: Breaking down the Bank mess


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GLENN: So here's the thing. It's taken me a while to be able to figure out how to explain what's going on even to myself and so if I may take a moment and try to explain what the hell these people are doing to our money, let's just say you're you. I know that's a stretch but try to pretend you're you and you're just living in a regular you place and next door to you a guy that you've known forever and you think he's a pretty nice guy and all of a sudden he comes back and he's like, "Hey, I got married in Vegas this last weekend. You're like, you got married in Vegas, you're kidding me. That doesn't seem like you "Yeah, well, Paris Hilton was there." "Wait a minute. You married Paris Hilton?" "Yeah." "You think that's a good idea?" "Well, why not? She's hot." "I know, but really? I mean, that's going to work out?" "Sure it is."

All right. So there you are being you in your you kind much place and your next door neighbor who's, used to be just like you but now is married to Paris Hilton tears down his old house because Paris says we need a bigger house and you go over to the neighbor's house and they are like, hey, how are you affording this house? And you're like, "Oh, have I told you how great the sex is with Paris Hilton?" Pretty soon your friend is starting to tell you about how many purses she has. She's going out every day and she's buying a Louis Vuitton purse or a Coach purse or a Prada purse and she's bringing them back and your friend is now saying, "Honey, I don't think we can afford all these purses." "Yeah, I can, because I'm charging them." (Laughing). So she's charging all of the purses and you say to your friend, "This isn't really a good idea." And your friend says, "I know, but have I told you how great the sex is?"

So she continues to charge purses and she buys more and more and more purses, so many purses now that the purses can't even fit in the house. Your friend is now living in the car while Paris is in the house with the purses. It's a bigger house, by the way, and you're in a small little car seeing your friend once in a while. He only asks you to leave, you know, when he has to sleep or his wife comes to visit. You know what I'm saying?

So now your friend is there with all the purses living in his car, giant house, sex once in a while with Paris Hilton. He's living the sweet life. You and your wife are going, I don't know how he's doing it. This can't last. But Paris continues to say, "The purses, they're going to increase in value. They're going to be great. We're going to be so rich because these purses are $4,000 a piece right now, but people these are going to go up in value." And you keep saying to yourself, "I don't think so. I don't think those purses are worth, you know, 50 bucks, let alone I mean, they are just a piece of cow leather. That's all they are." "But they say, like, fancy names and stuff on them." They're still cow leather. "You don't understand the purse world."

And so Paris and her husband are making fun of you because you are not on the purse bandwagon. You are not somebody who understands it. You say it doesn't make sense, but everybody else tells you, "You're just stupid." And they continue to buy purses next door.

Well, one day, one day all of a sudden the purse store wants the payments for the payments because somehow or another the purses aren't selling anymore. Somehow or another people realize, $4,000 for a purse, that's really stupid. "I know, but have I told you how great the sex is?" "Yeah, I know you're happy and everything, but $4,000." So nobody's buying purses anymore.

So now your neighbor's in a full fledged panic. Well, not to worry, not to worry because before Paris Hilton can collapse, here comes the Parker Brothers guy, you know, the guy with a top hat, you know, from the Monopoly? "Hey, everybody, I'm here with money. I got money, money, money, money." And so he comes to the door and he's got lots of money. And he's like, "Don't worry, I can bail you out. I got money!" And he starts throwing money around and giving them all this money to your friend who then gives it to his wife who then goes out and buys more purses with it. And you're like, "You know, Bob, I don't think that's I don't think that you should be buying more purses and that money looks a little funny right now." "What? It's Monopoly money. It's good. Look at all the pretty colors." And your friend's got a whole stack of money, but in between some of the green ones are like orange ones and pink ones and white ones and you're like, okay, I don't think those are Canadian dollars because Canadian dollars are actually worth more than the green ones right now. So you should probably be careful of asking the Monopoly guy for more money. But the Monopoly guy named Hank continues to bring more Monopoly money to your friend and his collection of purses.

Well, then because the purse stores are all going to collapse, the purse stores all get together and they go to the purse reserve. "Hey, we're going to have one of our biggest customers fail here. What do we do." So the purse reserve gets together with the Monopoly guy and says, "You know what, if you'll guarantee the loans on these purses with your Monopoly money, we'll just hold all of these purses over here in the purse reserve." This is great! This is fantastic because now all of the purses are gone and they're in the purse reserve. They've all been paid for by the Parker Brothers guy and your friend is free to move back into his house with Paris Hilton and they can have sex and she oh, wait a minute, hang on. He can't have sex with her because she's out buying more purses again. Because she hasn't learned her lesson.

She can't wait because they are the only one that actually gets hurt in this. Well, no, not true. Until your wife decides she just wants a simple purse. She hasn't been collecting purses. She just wants to buy one purse. That's all she wants. Unfortunately she can't get a loan for the purse. She can't she doesn't have any money for the purse because all the money is tied up with Parker Brothers and the purse reserve. Only big buyers of purses, only Paris Hilton can get that access now to that cash to buy more purses. Your wife can't buy a purse because there's no money available for the small, little people who weren't on the purse bandwagon in the first place.

So the moral of the story is everyone but you is dumber than Paris Hilton. The Fed and the Treasury, they get it. The irresponsible neighbor, he's had sex with Paris Hilton. But look at it this way. You're getting screwed by the Parker Brothers guy, huh? An then the Super Collider kicks in and we're all sucked into a black hole.

So that is what's happened in a nutshell to you over the weekend. I hope it was good. Did you get a chance to smoke? Because, mmm, that Parker Brothers guy is hot, isn't he?

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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