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.

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.