Glenn Beck: Experiment in Madness


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GLENN: Look, humans like the path of least resistance and we have set up a society, and it started with Wilson, it took sprout like nobody's business with FDR. It has been helped with all of the politicians on both sides. It has been helped by the media and the wisdom class that we are letting get away with these giant hedge funds so they can continue to grow money at obscene rates from the universities while indoctrinating our children. All of these people have been involved and awful these people are teaching our family that that's really not what America is. America isn't life, liberty, pursuit of happiness endowed by a creator. What creator? Whose creator? Who are you to say? Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, what is pursuit of happiness? Who are you to say what the pursuit is? Who are you to say what life is? Liberty, you have no liberty if you don't have healthcare. They've taken, again exactly like the financial market, they have taken something that is simple and beautiful and they have twisted it and added this ridiculous framework all around it until it no longer resembles anything that is true. And the way they have assembled this framework is they just keep adding onto this monstrosity by telling you, "No, no, no, you know what I'm willing now? This is great. I'm building you more free stuff. Look, I've got free cupcakes coming your way and I've got free healthcare because those cupcakes are going to clog your heart, but who am I to say that the heart shunting clogged?" And they are the same people who convince you that they can give you more free stuff by going after that person over there. I mean, there's not much difference except for the, you know, actual killing of people as what happened in Germany. First they came for this group, then they came for this group, then they came for this group. We're running out of groups, gang.

You know, I happen to live in a town that is fairly wealthy. Those houses, they are not going to sell for ten years. I'm not going to be able to sell my house. If I ever lose my job, I've got to walk away from my house. There's no way. These houses aren't going to sell. The wealth has been destroyed. You hate the rich people? The rich people are suffering today like nobody's business. But trickle-down economics works, and what hurt the wealthy today is going to hurt you tomorrow or the next day or the day after that. It is going to happen.

So who are they going to get the money from if you can get it from the wealthy? Who are you going to get the money from? They are going to get it from the people who are now the next wealthiest. And when they wipe that class out, then they will just keep going down. But the thing is you don't have that much time left anymore. You just don't -- this experiment in madness has got to end, has got to end. One way or another, it's got to end. And so it's not about anything other than people being greedy.

Wall Street was greedy. They wanted money. They started selling things that were paper. It was air. We didn't create things. Instead of building cars and washing machines and inventing things and saying, "Look what I've built, I built something better, I built a better mousetrap," we said, "Wait a minute, how much is that mousetrap worth? You know what? If I create this piece of paper saying that you created that mousetrap, I could sell that to five different people. Forget about the mousetrap. How about the paper? Buy the paper, buy the paper, buy the paper." We got greedy and we created nothing but paper. Well, there's nothing to paper. America's about the mousetrap, not the paper. And so those people got greedy. And quite frankly it went all the way down the line to you and me. We got greedy, too. How much of a house do we need? How many flat panel TVs do we need? How many cars do we need?

You know, I went and visited my grandparents' house which seemed like such a big house when I was growing up. I don't know anybody that lives in a house that size. It's so small and so tiny. And what a surprise, when I walked to the other side as I was walking down the street, one side of that house had been blown out and there was an addition. We all got greedy because we all wanted something and we were promised by everybody that we could have it. We were promised by television, we were promised by the ads, we were promised by the lifestyle of our neighbors, we were promised by our government, we were promised by the banks. We were promised by all the people who could sell us something and make money off of the paper. And we were not victims. Let's not be victims. Let's be honest. We're not victims. It was a hell of a ride. We had a great time. It was good while it lasted. But now let's stand up and square our shoulders and say, "It was good while it lasted." Now what are we? Now who are we?

There are a lot of Americans out there that feel like this. The rest of them just don't know who we really are.

On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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