Glenn Beck: Matthews 2004 vs. Matthews 2008

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From our archives: Glenn Beck appears on Hardball with Chris Mathews

GLENN: Stu was just telling me here that you have an interview with me and Chris Matthews. What have you found?

STU: This is audio from a long time ago. I believe it was when The Real America came out. And it struck me the other day because, did you see his comments, Sarah Palin's comments about God leading her life?

GLENN: Hang on just a second.

STU: I know. Okay, did I see his comments on her comments -- got it -- about God leading her life?

STU: Right.

GLENN: Yes. I didn't see those comments.

STU: She said -- she was talking, someone asked her, of course, about is she going to run in 2012 and she said basically, "Okay, God, if there's an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm just like, just don't let me miss the open door and if there is an open door in 2012 or four years later and it's something good for my family, my state, my nation and an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door." That's what she said. That's her quote.

GLENN: He is against that, isn't he?

STU: Of course that is -- all she's saying is I will get some guidance. Wow.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? This is -- and I'm going to do an hour -- in Hour Number 3 today we're going to talk about this new atheism movement, you know, this anti-God movement that is starting to spring out all across the country where the extreme uber anti-God people are just going gangbusters now. And let me tell you something. Part of that monologue is I believe in the secret, you know, that Oprah Winfrey book she pushed? I believe in the secret, I believe in the power of the mind. My book even has "I Am" in it. What you think, you will create. You create your own storms, you create your own opportunities, et cetera, et cetera. But it is hand in hand with God. It's not like -- you know, you are using his power and he is assisting you and you've got to be able, to be able to be the fullest you, you've got to be in line with him. And the reason -- it's so funny that you would bring this up today because I was thinking last night, I was in bed and I was reading and I was thinking and I thought, you know, there is this movement to give people the power, like The Secret, give people the power but disconnect from God. And I'll bet you that Chris Matthews says, yeah, you've got to follow your gut, you've got to do that. But then if somebody says, you know what, I just want to be in line with God's will, that all of a sudden is crazy talk. All of a sudden you're a religious zealot, you're a crazy man.

STU: Yeah, and that's pretty much what he did. Listen to what he says. "Is this commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

STU: "We've been through that with President Bush who said he didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father and we've been this sort of Joan of Arc period to go get another --

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

STU: Unbelievable. "Are we going to get another piece of..."

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Do you have the audiotape of him? Because I remember, wasn't Chris Matthews -- didn't Chris Matthews beat my face into the sidewalk?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I remember this being really bizarre because I said, you know, you need -- I mentioned Jesus, like you need guidance from Jesus or something like that and he -- what was it?

STU: Yeah, you said -- you were talking about Schwarzenegger and you were talking about the Republicans need to come back to their values and you said the Republicans and he became incredibly --

GLENN: Play it real quick.

GLENN: Two years ago that bothers me but I just want to know what the turning point in your life, what brought you to Jesus, Arnold? What changed you?

MATTHEWS: Well, you don't have to make fun of that transition because it's affected my life and probably yours, too.

GLENN: Absolutely it has. I'm a completely different man.

MATTHEWS: I don't like that but I think you're right about the main point you're making.

STU: Listen to that. He is immediately offended by that. What has happened to this guy?

GLENN: Is there any more of that? Was he -- was there any more of that? Didn't he -- wasn't he either on my show or I was on his show? Because that's from his TV show. Wasn't there -- didn't he also, wasn't he defending the Republicans like crazy?

DAN: Yes, Glenn, we have the whole -- that was just a 30-second clip there but we have the whole interview. Yes, if you watched this interview, this is from 2004, it's incredible. You wouldn't believe this is MSNBC. He's like Tim Russert-esque. You know, he's hammering both sides. It's a good solid interview.

GLENN: I want to know what happened. You know what? And you know I'm into pivot points. I mean, he just said it, it affected my life, it changed my life, and it's obviously changed -- oh, my gosh. Think of this. This wild conjecture here, I don't want to judge anybody's soul but I've got time to fill. So why not. You know, I'm into pivot points and when you say you've had a great change, the only way it's sincere. There was an event that happened in your life. There was a moment where you went, oh, my gosh, I got it. That dream that's in the book that's ready, it was a dream for me but it changed my life. It is when I -- it's when I first got it, but it can go the other way, too. Here he is, play that audio again. Listen to this.

GLENN: Two years ago, that bothers me. But I just want to know what the turning point in your life, what brought you to Jesus, Arnold? What changed you?

MATTHEWS: Well, you don't have to make fun of that transition because it's affected my life and probably yours, too.

GLENN: Absolutely it has. I'm a completely different man.

GLENN: Okay, so here he is, you don't have to make fun of that, blah, blah, blah. I really am offended by that. Okay, so he's offended but now he's saying we've gone through a Joan of Arc period. We haven't gone through a Joan of Arc period. There's all this stuff from the left. Nobody is persecuting anyone. No one -- has there ever been a trial for anybody who didn't have the right faith, has there been a God test in our government? Has there been a God test anywhere? There is none of it, none of it. Show me the evidence of it. So he's either lying now, he has either changed because his pivot point is about money and success and he saw himself slipping away. This guy's had sort of event, a negative event in his life and he's given up on God or he's had some sort of a shift in God. Do you know what I'm saying? Is this making sense to anybody? Do you know what I'm saying, Stu?

STU: Yeah, he's lost faith in --

GLENN: Maybe it's country, maybe it's -- who knows what it is. You don't go from like, hey, hey, hey, it's had a profound effect on my life. When you offhandedly say, "What was your come to Jesus moment."

STU: Yeah, he was insulted that you would even say the word Jesus.

GLENN: And now what is his language again?

STU: Is this a commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval? We've been through that with President Bush who said he didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father, and we've been through this sort of Joan of Arc series.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, just that one phrase: He didn't take advice from my dad, I take it from another father. If I were playing Chris Matthews -- I'm sorry. If I had said that to Chris Matthews and I said, "I mean, what is that," if I would have played Chris Matthews 2008 in an interview with Chris Matthews 2004, I would have said, "What, are you going to say I've taken advice from not my dad but I take it from another father," Chris Matthews 2004 would have said to Chris Matthews 2008, "I don't appreciate you making fun of that. It's had a profound effect on my life. There's no reason to make fun of that. I think it's probably had a profound effect on your life." So why is the change? What happened? Is it just about -- boy, I tell you, guys, I'm telling you, darkness is gathering strength. The good news is the light is only getting brighter. The power of good is only getting stronger because it's, a shadow has -- it doesn't exist on its own. It must have the light to create the shadow. So as the shadows become darker and stronger, more powerful, it's only because the light has. But boy, I tell you we are in a battle of darkness and I wonder what Chris Matthews, wonder what's happened to change him this much in four years.

Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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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."

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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.

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