Ron Paul: 'We're going to destroy the dollar'


Congressman Ron Paul

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. My name is Glenn Beck, and I have -- everybody now is coming to the bandwagon and they are all saying, "Oh, yeah, look at the problems. Boy, we got problems." And they are talking about the bailout. The bailout is an abomination. Now, I'm a guy who last week said you've got to stop the plane from flying into the side of the mountain, but this bailout, there's no way I would have my -- I can't get through to my senator and congressman. I can't even get an e-mail to them. Everything is full. Keep trying. You have to decide whether it's right or wrong. This is the moment, and I do not say this lightly. I don't think I've ever said this except on September 11th. This is the moment that we must become the greatest American generation. I do not say that I can't -- I don't want my name anywhere attached to this bailout. I don't say that lightly because what I know is coming on the other side is collapse and quite possibly -- everybody now is saying 1929. I think it may be bigger than 1929. Our very survival may be at stake. So I don't say it lightly because if it doesn't pass, it's coming and it's coming like a load of bricks, but it's coming anyway. And what do you have left after it is what matters at this point. Everybody is talking about the bailout. I think what everybody wants to know is, wait a minute, wait a minute, what does this mean? I've got a kid going into college. What does that mean for my job? What does this mean, how do I afford food? What do I do? I don't have a broker. I've got a 401(k). I've got a few thousand dollars maybe in the bank, most likely I've got a few hundred dollars in the bank. What does all of this mean to me? I'm going to speak directly to you on that coming up at the top of next hour. I want you to know that you're not alone. I want you to know that that's where most people are, and the media and everybody else is talking macro, and you're at micro, and is anybody paying attention to micro or is it all macro? We're not living in a history book. There are real people that are affected. What is it going to mean to you and what's the best way to protect yourself? I will help you through some of those answers coming up at the top of next hour.

But first, I do want to talk macro and I do want to talk about what's in this bill because if you are going to be the greatest American generation, if you are going to be one of those Americans that finally stands up and says, wait a minute, and you take charge of your own life, you need to know the facts. A guy who has been there and who has been there this weekend, heard all of the inside dealings, knows about this bill and quite frankly I may disagree with him on a lot of things, but the economy is not one of them. He has called it right every step of the way. Ron Paul is with us now. Ron, this is your cup of tea. This is your ocean. How are you navigating? Where should we be going?

RON PAUL: Well, we're going in the wrong direction. We're in a problem for the precise reason, we spent too much, we borrowed too much and we inflated the currency too much and now we're in trouble and the market is saying you have to make the corrections of all the mistakes. People, you know, have to liquidate bad debt and get rid of the bad investments. So everything we're doing right now is to perpetuate all the mistakes.

GLENN: Right.

RON PAUL: Instead of admitting it and allowing us to get rid of the bad stuff and start all over again. So this just prolongs the agony and actually makes the long-term problems worse because everything that we do is done through more inflation of the money supply, which means that we will have runaway inflation if we continue to do this along with recession or depression and I think these scare tactics are going to backfire on everybody who ends up voting for this.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. What do you mean scare tactics? You told me last week or two weeks ago that you felt we could be headed for a 1989 Soviet style collapse.

RON PAUL: But the people who want us to vote for this are saying, you know, that if you don't, you're going to cause it. It is true that if we don't vote for this, the markets are going to be, you know, in bad shape. There's going to be a downturn. And if we do vote for it, the same thing is going to happen. The only thing is the choice is which one you want, the one that's going to last 10 years or the one that's going to last one year, and it's a terrible choice. Politicians don't like those kind of choices. So they are going to opt out by pretending that they can salvage things for one year and then a miracle's going to come along and these worthless assets that the taxpayers are stuck with are all of a sudden going to have value, and there's not much chance of that happening.


GLENN: What's happening behind the scenes in Washington this weekend?

RON PAUL: Well, it's really interesting. I think those of us who don't get into the discussion and the negotiations, you know, we don't know exactly what's happening. But what I hear -- 

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. Why are you not in the -- this is, this is your issue. How are you not involved in this? How are you not inserting yourself?

RON PAUL: Well, for a long time there was one Republican or two Republicans that participated, especially from the House side and then later on when the Republicans were getting ready to rebel and not vote for it, then they incorporated them. But it would be just, you know, Bainer and Blount and a few others that would go in. I'm, you know, I'm not considered important enough to, you know, be involved in that. But I do talk to other members and quite frankly they might have bitten off more than they can chew because I sense that I don't know where those votes are coming from. There's so many Democrats opposed to it and so many Republicans. But usually they know how to count. I mean, they're terrible with the math dealing with the people's finance, but they usually can count these votes. But quite frankly I wouldn't bet that this deal is locked up. But then again most of the time they get these things passed and the taxpayers suffer.

GLENN: What's the worst part of this bill?

RON PAUL: Money, the money involved and the principle, the propping up of the same economic principles that brought us down, at the same time coming up with unlimited funds. They talk, we talk about 700 or 350 plus 1 and the congress has recourse and all that nonsense. This is a $700 billion commitment and if that doesn't work, they will come back for more. They have already spent $700 billion, or at least used $700 billion of credit. So it's open-ended. All of this has to make a difference on the dollar. The dollar value has to go down.

GLENN: Okay. Tell me -- because I have had real -- I mean, I've had people who have been in the room with Paulson and the people that are talking to me are all saying the same thing: The days of spending are over. There is no way to spend any more. Any politician that tells you that they can spend, they're lying. Because it's just not going to hold. The center will not hold any more spending and yet all of them -- and the debates over the weekend, they were still going on and one was talking about a spending freeze and the other was still saying, "Well, we've got to help out." You know that promises are going to be made. We are going to be seduced that we can -- "if you vote for me, I will reduce your pain because the government can help out." Can you explain it all to America what's around the corner?

RON PAUL: It's a system that we have. They've never had to be responsible. They figure if we spend and buy votes, that's good; we'll tax them. We can't tax them anymore, we'll keep borrowing and the Chinese will provide all these funds that we need. And we run out of steam there and they resort to the Federal Reserve to monetize that and just create the money out of thin air. So this is what's going to happen. I don't -- I guess I disagree with you. I don't think they are going to quit spending. Not that the middle class or Americans are going to say, hey, quit the spending. What makes them quit spending is the market. The market, you know -- 

GLENN: That's what I'm saying.

RON PAUL: Oh, yeah, the marketplace finally objects and then that's when they freeze up and dump securities and they want real value and they demand sound financing. But the politicians aren't likely to do the right things.

GLENN: Can I be real frank with you? I've always been frank with you and it causes problems sometimes but let me be real frank with you. I honestly when I booked you, I honestly thought you would come out and you would be much more -- you'd be much more passionate about what's going on. I can't tell honestly, I don't think you're voting for this, right?

RON PAUL: Oh, my goodness.

GLENN: And you have been much more frank with me before on what's coming, and the reason why I bring this up is because I don't think anybody in America would accept surgery from a doctor that said, "You need surgery, you need surgery, you've got to have surgery right now" without saying, "Well, wait a minute, what are my odds of survival? Am I dying?" No one will assess.

RON PAUL: Okay.

GLENN:  -- how bad things are and if this thing has a chance of working. And if it doesn't work, if you don't vote for it, what happens. If you do vote for it, what happens. And what does life look like a year from now.

RON PAUL: I think what you're sensing is that the hysteria here is if we don't vote for this, the end of the world's going to come tomorrow and therefore you have to vote for this $700 billion. I don't believe that's true. I don't believe tomorrow that's going to happen. But I believe we have embarked on a course that I have been preaching about for 35 years that we're going to destroy the dollar. The dollar system, the reserve currency of the world, I mean, when I get into that, it gets too pessimistic because really nobody wants to hear it because I don't think it's just going to be a collapse of Wall Street. I think it's going to be the collapse of Western civilization. I think, Glenn, you might not want to hear this. Our empire has to end, too, and our empire has to come home because that's what we do to ourselves. We destroy our ability to even promote ourselves overseas. We spend too much overseas. Our troops will be coming home. There will be a change, and the welfare state is going to end. But not tomorrow if we don't pass this bill. That's what I'm trying to say is -- 

GLENN: I want you to know -- 

RON PAUL: We don't need to panic into voting for this.

GLENN: I want you to know, Ron, that I am against you on the empire thing but I don't think we are that far apart actually. I have always gotten the impression that you're just like, "I'm bringing them all home." Well, you can't reverse 200 and some years of moving in one direction overnight. You can't do that. You've got to slowly bring it up. That's why I'm for, get our own energy, start to slowly pull ourselves back in, and you can't just leave a vacuum. However, I do think I agree with you that our empire is going to end because we're not going to be able to afford anything.

RON PAUL: Right.

GLENN: Right?

RON PAUL: And it will end quickly, too.

GLENN: Yes.

RON PAUL: When the dollar goes, that will go quickly. I mean, the Soviet system ended rather quickly, you know. And that was an economic event. It wasn't a political event or an invasion by the United States.

GLENN: Right.

RON PAUL: It ended for economic reasons.

GLENN: The banks around the world, I mean, I love how this is the failed Bush policies. I don't believe it's the failed Bush policies. I mean, I think he was part of it. I think Chris Dodd was part of it. I think Barney Frank is an abomination when it comes to what's been going on. But it's more than that because it's happened all over the world. The Netherlands, what did they nationalize 49% of their banks over the weekend? Another bank bombed in England over the weekend. This is not us necessarily spreading it overseas. These kinds of things have been happening, the same kind of behavior here has been happening globally. True or false?

RON PAUL: Well, that's true. But we have to understand why. This has been building since 1971 when we gave up on the last link to the gold standard under Bretton Woods, we devised a dollar standard. We were the most powerful economic group as well as a military power and therefore they accepted the dollar and they had more trust in the dollar than it deserved. So we were privileged to print the gold and spend the money and the people accepted it around the world. So we are responsible in the sense that we had license to spend and borrow and inflate and we lived beyond our means and that is why it's worldwide because essentially all central banks hold a lot of dollars and that's why they inflated in their economy as well. So there's a lot of malinvestment and debt worldwide. But it's the dollar phenomenon. It is the international monetary system. Already there's an article out. They accept this whole idea that I'm talking about and they say, well, we need a worldwide central bank that will take over. And, of course, that would be the worst thing in the world because we would have one single bank issuing and try to substitute, you know, substitute the dollar for something under the IMF or whomever. So we do need a new currency but it can't be another worldwide currency run by the bank.

GLENN: We're talking again. I mean, the calls for global control of the financial system and global control of the currency is drop dead frightening. And the way we are weeding out the small, and they're all too -- these are too big to fail, but all you small guys, you can go out of business. All you mom and pop and everything else, you can go out of business, but these ones are too big to fail. And what's happening is the big are getting even bigger. How do you stop, how do you stop global control of financing at this point?

RON PAUL: Well, it's getting tougher all the time. I mean, that's something that I try to alert the people to but, you know, a few years back we had a President say that this was a new world order. It used to be said in private and it was said to be a conspiracy, but our President seemed to talk about a new world order, and they talk about globalism and they talk about international government and that's -- we're marching on in that direction, and I just disapprove of it all. I want local sovereignty, as local as possible, back to the individual, community, the state or at least our own country. But this international stuff is doomed to destroy the individual and we're all going to suffer. We could move into a dark age if we don't wake up to what is really happening.

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."

Watch the video clip below for more details.

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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.

Watch the full episode of "GlennTV' Below:

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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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