Glenn Beck: The real Sarah Palin



GLENN: I talked to Sarah Palin before. I don't know Sarah Palin, but I feel as though I do. I've seen Sarah Palin in situations, you know, in the media where she was fearless. She took on the big dogs in her own state. She took on the oil companies. She took on the political machinery and she won. So where was that woman when she was in front of Katie Couric? Let me tell you something. I know, because I've played the game before. When you get on television and everybody is trying to play "Got you," at first you really care and you are so programmed on, "Okay, don't say this, don't say this, don't say this," and you can't be yourself. Well, that's what happened to Sarah Palin. She had a million people around her telling her exactly what she should and shouldn't say. And so she started to question absolutely everything that she, "Okay, wait a minute, I know that fact," but you hesitate. I know this because it's the way I am. You hesitate when you -- I bet you it's the way you are. I bet you if you've ever been at dinner with somebody who you think is really smart, you tend to be a little quieter or you hesitate, "Oh, gee, do I say this" because you just don't want to look stupid. And you know if you sat at that meal and you knew that person was intentionally trying to make you look stupid, it would be even worse. And if you had a bunch of people saying, okay, we really want you to be yourself but just listen, whatever you do, don't do this, don't say that, don't say that, I know you agree with that, but this is what John believes in, you've got to do this, you would never be able to do it. That's what happened to Sarah Palin. She is not who she was presented as and she was so encumbered by the machinery of the political process which she doesn't like. She's against the machinery. That's the problem with Washington is the machinery. Take the machinery away. Remove the machinery between me and the American people. That's what Sarah Palin believes. In my gut I felt that.

Dan's having a phone conversation with somebody and he looks down and he sees a phone number that he doesn't recognize. He looks at the voice mail. It's Sarah Palin. We saved -- Sarah Palin called us a couple of times and you know said, I just really want to -- Sarah Palin called to arrange time on the radio show and then the TV show it was too late because we were off the air at CNN.

DAN: Glenn, you've got to remember, too, that that never -- I mean, usually, you know, when we arrange these guests, you never talk to the actual person until they call in to go on the show.

GLENN: And Dan, correct me if I'm wrong. You don't even talk to those people. A handler calls those people, for those people. I'm the only one. A handler called: Dan, I've got John McCain on. Dan, I've got Mitt Romney on. Then they wait. When they hear me start to introduce, then they hand the phone over to that person and I'm the only one that talks to them.

DAN: So very, very, very rare that we actually, you know, get that type of a call.

GLENN: So here's the phone message that was left by Sarah Palin. Listen.

GOVERNOR PALIN: Hey, Dan, this is Sarah Palin. I wanted to give you a call and just try to hook up with you guys to hopefully get to share a few words with Glenn and I want to give you my husband Todd's phone number. It's area code [BLEEP]. Again Dan it’s Sarah Palin, and calling from the campaign trail. Getting on an airplane here shortly but just dying to talk to Glenn. Maybe the campaign's been too busy to hook up with you guys. So I'll do it myself and hopefully I'll talk to you guys soon. Bye.

GLENN: She picks up the phone and does it herself. Now, is this going rogue? Maybe, maybe not. The next morning I spoke to her off the air. She was getting onto another airplane. Phone rings. Sarah Palin. I said, "Sarah, listen, don't let that machinery trap you. You just keep going." She was in the position, and this is what happens with campaigns. They hire all these experts and they say, do this, don't do this, talk to this person, don't talk to this person. That's what all of these machines do. This woman doesn't do it that way. You wouldn't do it that way. That's the difference. That's the kind of person we need, not the machines. This woman gets it. Instinctively she gets it. I don't believe she was allowed to be anything more than just a stage puppet. I'm not convinced that John McCain actually -- and I have no information on this, just by watching how she was used, her appearance on SNL, everything else. She was boxed. She was boxed in. You watch this woman when it's her campaign. You watch this woman when she's doing it, and you watch how the media has already destroyed her and will in the coming days and then all the way along continue to try to discredit and destroy her. They know she's a threat because she doesn't use the machinery. She doesn't like the machinery. She doesn't want to talk to the machinery. She wants to talk to you. And that's the kind of person we need. We need people like you. We need to change -- this is the fundamental change that we need in America. On the global scale America has been that religious person that maybe goes to church on Christmas or goes to synagogue on Yom Kippur but that's it and yet is the one in the office that you look at and they're yapping about religious stuff and they are trying to preach to everybody about, you know, Jesus saves and everything else or, you know, use Jesus doesn't save or whatever it is, but they are the ones preaching to everybody and you're like, "What a hypocrite." I mean, they are not even living it. But maybe they go to church every Sunday but they are not living it. That's what America has become, and America started to become this in the 1930s -- well, no, I'm sorry. Let me take it back. Around the turn of the century. We started to become this arrogant nation, this nation that wanted to tell everybody starting with the League of Nations exactly what they were going to do. America in many ways was responsible for World War II because we told the rest of the world how they were going to end World War I. We took charge. We jammed it down everybody's throat. Then we went in and we liberated Europe and then we were arrogant enough to say you're going to use our money and we'll stay on the gold standard. But then after that we got off the gold standard and we're still arrogant enough saying, no, no, don't worry about it, we'll never debase the money and we'll be your buyers.

Well, we have been a country that says we believe in freedom and yet for oil we sleep with dictators all around the world. For oil we've done everything. We say we don't believe in torture but it was Bill Clinton that had rendition installed, where we'll have a CIA plane fly into the country, kidnap the person, deliver them to Egypt so Egypt can torture them. We either believe in torture or we don't believe in torture. We believe it's worth doing or we don't. If it's worth doing, don't do rendition. You stand up and say this is what we're doing. We as a nation are the churchgoer that defends their church but doesn't even know their theology anymore! Have you ever met those people? They couldn't tell you what the church actually believes. They are the -- we as a nation have become people that sit here and look and defend our church and say, "Yes, I'm a good whatever" but then they will sit here and say, "Yeah, but I don't believe in any of that stuff." That's the theology of the church! Reverend Wright, the theology is Marxism. "Well, I don't believe any of that stuff." Well, then why are you defending the church? That's the theology. It's -- what is it? A label, a meeting place just to hook up with people and have some drinks and have some laughs? Or do you believe in it? America has become the person that is jamming it down everybody's throat but they don't live it. We need to live it. The other thing is people are the same kind of -- are living it themselves. Conservatives are living it themselves. We say we believe in this, we say we're these people, the GOP has said they're conservatives but they don't even know what that means anymore. They don't even know what the Constitution says.

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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