Glenn Beck: Flirting with socialism


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GLENN: I've told you before that I am against the bailouts because I'm a capitalist. I think if you were so stupid to give people without identification, if you were so stupid to give people without verifying their income $10, you're too stupid to be a global bank. I think you should fail. If you actually thought it would be better to open up branches in other markets and the only way you could do that was to play the game that the government was trying to play with you by accusing you of being racist for not asking for identification, you're not worthy of being a global leader in finance because I think you need to have some credibility. However, with all of this being said, I told you for the last how long, that this was coming. And you know what? Most people saw pieces of it but they didn't see how bad it was going to get. Everybody, who didn't really? Do you have a single friend that didn't say, "Wait a minute, they're giving you a 125% mortgage? Mao does that work? And you don't have to have any money down? You didn't have to have any identification? And wait a minute. You also don't pay on the principal for four years? You're kidding me, right? Who didn't see that as stupid besides the money changers who I believe Jesus threw out of the Temple and the government? Who didn't see that? You saw it and I saw it. What most people didn't see, because you're busy with your life, mainly trying to carve a little place out for yourself and for your family and you have to work harder than ever because of oh, I remember the Government! You're so busy, you don't have time to know what the LIBOR is? You know what the LIBOR is? Oh, jeez. Do you know what the M3 rating is for money supply? Please.

STU: Is the LIBOR the half lion, half tiger thing?

GLENN: Exactly, that's exactly right. Nobody has time to understand these things. And these clowns who are, you know, "Well, I'm wearing my tweed jacket right now. So I'm smarter than you." They're so trapped in their own bullcrap, they tried to tell you that these things, they didn't have to make common sense. "You don't understand the financial system. It's all set up in such a way that it can't possibly collapse. You don't know all the safeguards. There's too much money out there. There's too much money at stake. I mean, people know (laughing). You just don't understand." That's the way they treat you. And so you're busy, you don't look into the stuff that I can't tell you how many nights I've had two hours of sleep trying to learn what this crap means just to get to the end of it and go it's crap! And so most people just don't see it coming because you're busy and because the people in, oh, I don't know oh, I remember now the Government... are lying to you. And now we have our back up against the wall.

We are facing I don't care what the President said last night. "It could be a bad recession." Bad recession? I'll take a bad recession. We've had bad recessions before. We don't need a program that is twice the size of the prescription drug program for a bad recession. Bullcrap! You are trying to avoid the Great Depression. That's what you're trying to avoid. If you want to ask us for $700 billion which, of course, is the maximum that would ever... there's going to be a huge profit on $700 do you know how much money we're going to make? Excuse me? I've tried that with my wife. "Honey, do you know how much money we're going to make? We don't have to go to the movies. We just get a big screen TV. We just rent movies. Look at the price of tickets. Do you know how much money we're going to save?" I've even tried it this way. "Honey, they're on sale. They're normally, you know, $2,000. Now it's on sale. We can get it for $1299. Do you know how much money..." do you know what my wife says to me? "No, we're not saving money. We're spending $1200." Actually I would say $1200. I round down at 99. She looks at $1299 as $1300. She's a realist! I'm the politician in our relationship. A mere $700 billion. Okay, it's almost a trillion. Mark my words, it will be over $2 trillion. $700 billion ain't gonna do squat. It's not going to do squat. And now the politicians, as George Bush said last night, "Well, we can make a profit. We can make a profit." Really? Wow. You guys are so good at making good business decisions. You guys can I tell you something? I've seen all four of your books, all four of your books. They're all in the red! You guys are geniuses at making profits, yeah. Let's take it out of the private sector, give it right to you guys because you know what to do with money!

Don't talk to me about profits." We're gonna be able to make a profit." Really? Last night George Bush says we're going to be able to make profits. You know what the compromise is? Well, the compromise is that's right, the American people need to be helped out by this. So any profit that we get needs to go into a lockbox... where we can then take those profits and give them to the poor, to and I'm not kidding you help them finance their first home. You've got to be kidding me.

Is anybody else feeling like this? Is there anybody else? Anybody else thinking, "Hmmm, wait a minute, this isn't really good for me." Anybody else run a small business? Have you tried to get a loan? You can't get a loan. Why is that? Because everybody is hoarding it. They tell you not to hoard your money. "Oh, don't worry, don't worry, don't worry. The FDIC is there. You don't have to go get your money. Don't worry about it. Don't get your money. You don't need your money. Don't hoard your money. Don't do that." Do you know why they're doing that? Because they can't have you take out the money because the banks are hoarding the money. The banks. Go try to get a loan. Can't. Wait a minute, I'm going to go out of business if I can't get a loan. "Why can't I get a loan?" "Just not enough money right now." "Why isn't there enough money?" "Because we normally have $2 billion on hand just in case there's a run on the bank and right now we have... (mumbling)." "I'm sorry. What was that?" "We just, we only have... (mumbling)." "So wait a minute. There's lots of money in the vault then?" (Mumbling).

See, as we talked yesterday, I'm a guy who doesn't flirt with socialism. I don't want to flirt with socialism but unfortunately I see the bottom. I don't know why but on certain things I can see over the horizon and I think it's because most people aren't looking there. Jeez, you've got a responsibility, for the love of Pete. You're running the country! Mainly into the ground, but you're running the country! Can you guys not see over the horizon? Or are you just surrounded by so many people in tweed suits? You know what, there's two kinds of people. There are the kinds of people that go to college and they're just like, yeah, he's got a tweed suit. Do you see that tie? It's got like a, you know, Ivy League shield on it and stuff. It's like got a coat of arms there on his tie. He must be smart. I shouldn't question him when he says things that are nonsensical. There's two kinds of people. The people that go, "Oh, well, he's smarter than I am. So I should just shut up and take what he says." And then the other people that say, "Hang on a minute, that doesn't make sense." "Well, that's because you don't understand. I've got a degree." "I don't care about your degree. Explain this again until it makes sense." "Well, it's very complex." "Break it down." "No, just..." "Break it down. Go ahead." Have we forgot that Warren Buffett who, by the way, said that this is the Pearl Harbor of the economy. That was good. Have we forgotten what Warren Buffett said during the time in our nation's history where people were buying pets.com, when people were buying Enron, which is suspiciously like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac except much, much, much, much, much larger. When everybody was buying and what did he say? If you don't know what the company does, you shouldn't be buying it. If you can't explain it, then it's too good to be true.

Nobody can really understand, nobody can ever explain the economy and how all of these magic things can happen with the magic beans and all of a sudden then there's this big beanstalk and you've got beans for the rest of your life and you can climb up and there's a goose that lays golden eggs there in the castle and it's great. You just have to get away from the giant, but now we've got that one all figured out.

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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