Glenn Beck - Emanuel: 'You never want a serious crisis to go to waste'




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GLENN: I want to frame I think everything that we do for the next few weeks and the next few months under the Rahm Emanuel comment that happened on Wednesday. He was speaking to the Wall Street Journal and he made this comment about the economy. He said quote: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn't think you could do before.

This should be burned into everybody's head. This should be the one thing that everybody remembers because this is not just the Obama administration. This is the banking community, this is giant global corporations, this is the United Nations, this is anyone who has a different point of view on the world. This is anyone, any of our enemies, from Al-Qaeda to Russia to China. You never want a serious crisis to go to waste and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you didn't think you could do before.

People said for the last five years that the Perfect Storm was crazy, I was just a pessimist, I just wanted to see the world that way, I always saw the worst in everything. No, I've never been that way, but after 9/11 I changed. After 9/11 I said I would actually look at the truth, I would look at the things, I would, as I did in 1999, stand up for the things that I thought were a danger. In 1999 I was on the air in New York and I said -- and I didn't even know his name. I mispronounced his name. I said Osama Bin Laden would come after us and if we didn't take it seriously, there would be blood and bodies and buildings in the streets of Manhattan. That was on WABC 1999. Did people listen? No. In fact, the audience called and said that I was a hate monger, fearmonger, I was just trying to stick up for the Clinton administration, yada, yada, yada. The Perfect Storm is coming onshore.

There's a new update now. This is a U.S. economic and political update. It was put together by the CIA and the National Intelligence Council. It's global trends 2025. They say the world is going to be much more dangerous, food and water is going to be scarce, advance weapons plentiful. They said the financial crisis -- listen to this. The financial crisis on Wall Street is just the first phase of a global economic reordering. The U.S. dollar's role as the major currency would weaken to become "A first among equals." Let this please fully sink in. The outlook is intended to inform U.S. President-elect Barack Obama of the factors that will include global events. The next 20 years is a transition to a new system and it is fraught with risks. The report is more pessimistic about U.S. influence and potential for conflict. It is not beyond the minds of human beings or political systems or in some cases the working market of mechanisms to address and alleviate or solve these problems. We could have a better world in 2025.

I love that. I mean, it's not beyond the minds of human beings. "China and India following state capitalism economic model were likely to join the United States atop a multipolar world. Russia was less certain depending on its energy wealth and internal investment. Iran, Turkey and Indonesia are also going to gain power. A world with multiple power centers -- quoting from the study -- has been less stable than one with a single or two rival superpowers. Remember all the people that just wanted to make sure the evil United States was done, there should be more, uh-huh. Strategic rivalries are the most likely to resolve around trade, investments and technological innovation and acquisition. We cannot rule out a 19th century-like scenario of arms races, territorial expansion and military rivals. The types of conflicts we have not seen for a while such as over resources could emerge. Global wealth was seen to be shifting from the West to the energy states in the gulf, Russia, and Asia. A reordering of the world's financial system is now happening faster than the authors of the report have envisioned. A shift away from oil-based energy will be underway or complete by 2025. There is a greater risk of nuclear attack. Iran, if it were to acquire nuclear weapons, it could set off an arms race in the Middle East which is the beginning of the Arc of instability. The risk that militant groups would use biological weapons was greater than the risk of nuclear terrorism. The appeal of terrorism could decline over the next two decades, particularly if Middle Eastern countries provide -- you ready? -- productive education and opportunities for their young people. Yeah, that's going to happen. But with a growing population, the policy of potential terrorism recruits is likely to be larger and access to dangerous weapons will arise.


You never want a serious crisis to go to waste and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you didn't think you could do before.

CitiBank is now down $5 a share. Yesterday the stock market fell 444 points. We're down to 7500, which is where I said that we would be when everybody was saying we were at 14000. I said you'll be at 7500 and everyone said I was crazy. We're at 7552. By the way, I don't think this is the bottom. I have changed that and God help us all. I believe 5000 is more likely and it may be below that. We are headed for dangerous times and this is the Perfect Storm that I have been warning about. Now you've got the real -- you have everything coming ashore that I've warned you about and now the real game begins and that is everything is unstable. So now who makes a move? Who is out there saying, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. We can do things we couldn't do before." Who's out there saying it? Is it Russia, is it Venezuela, is it the Middle East, is it extremists, is it anarchists here in America, is it the United Nations, is it our own Progressives here in America that would like to overturn much of the Constitution, that would like to change America into a socialistic state? Who is it? What is it?

I will tell you that my gut tells me that what's happening in the market right now is people know what I've known for a long time. There ain't any turning this back, man. There's no turning back. We have hit the debt limit. This whole thing, with the bailouts and everything else, was designed to slow it down, I believe, to slow everything down so you could get a handle on what's coming our way, so you could be prepared. Well, are you preparing? Because what I believe is happening in the market is others are preparing. Those who have gigantic power and gigantic access to gigantic sums of money, they are preparing. I don't think people are doing the best for the country anymore, I don't think they're doing the best for their own businesses anymore. I wonder if they're not doing the best for some other goal of just survival: Let us be one of the ones that actually survive; we're going to be able to have whatever power, whatever money we need to be able to survive. The whole world could change. The whole world could change, but there are answers. There are plenty of answers. In fact, there are 300 million answers right here in America. You just have to find your voice. What's coming with the Fairness Doctrine? The Fairness Doctrine most likely, unless it's an event, will happen slowly. It's called localism. Localism. They are going to have little boards set up everywhere in every local market that says you've got this license because you're supposed to help the local market. What is it you are supposed to do? You are supposed to help us locally. How does that Rush Limbaugh help this city? How does that Glenn Beck help this town? How does Sean Hannity help you in any way? Believe me it's coming and you'll be left with your local radio station, you'll be left with your, God bless them, get on your knees and pray for those local hosts every day. They don't have the access to the people or the information necessarily that I have or anybody else has. They are going to be your voice. I know a lot of these guys locally. They are up to it. They can do it. And they are going to be standing alone and the radio station's not going to be able to handle it. The radio station's not going to be able to afford to do it. It is intent -- we are entering a brown shirt time. But again, there are answers.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.