Glenn Beck: Disenfranchisement growing

GLENN: Welcome to it. I'm glad you're here. This is my favorite season of the year and it's, this is an important time for America to renew herself and to reconnect. Please, please find the real meaning of Christmas this year. Don't make it about the stores and the buying of stuff and everything else. Please use this to reconnect with what the real meaning of Christmas is and that is helping others, serving others, finding yourself, starting all over again. You know, you may lose everything, I may lose everything but we still have each other and we still have our families, and tomorrow we're going to do a special show just on the real meaning of Christmas and I want to tell you some of the amazing stories that I have heard in the last couple of days from people that will, holy cow, if they can do it, you can do it. Overcoming our hardest obstacles. That will be on tomorrow's program.

Now, the reason why I am so impressed and I believe that the clock is ticking and I have a renewed sense of urgency. I want you to listen to this. I want you to listen to this news story. I'm going to read it verbatim and I want to see if any of this sounds familiar. Citigroup says gold could rise over $2,000 next year as the world unravels. Again, Citigroup says gold could rise over $2,000 next year as the world unravels. Gold is poised for a dramatic surge and the blast through $2,000 an ounce by the end of next year as central banks listen carefully as central banks flood the world's monetary system with liquidity. This is according to an internal client note from U.S. bank Citigroup. The bank said that the damage caused by the financial excesses of the last 25 years was forcing the world's authorities to take steps that they had never tried before. This gamble was likely to end in one of two extreme ways, with either a resurgence of inflation and trust me, gang, trust me they're not talking about regular inflation or a downward spiral into Depression, civil disorder and possibly wars. Both outcomes will cause a rush for gold. Quote: They are throwing the kitchen sink at this, said Tom Fitzpatrick. The bank's chief technical strategist. Quote: The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles on this, the world will, it will see that it will either work and the money they have pushed into the system will feed through an inflation shock, or it will not work because too much damage has already been done and we will see continued financial deterioration causing further economic deterioration and the risk of a feedback loop. We don't think that this is the more likely outcome. I do. But each week as it passes and each month passes, there is a growing danger of a vicious circle as confidence erodes. This will lead I'm still quoting from Citigroup: This will lead to political instability. We are already seeing countries on the periphery of Europe under severe stress. Some leaders remember, Citigroup is talking about the crazy edges of Europe. But see if any of this sounds familiar. Some leaders are now at record levels of unpopularity. There is a risk of domestic unrest starting with strikes because people are feeling disenfranchised, end quote. May the heavens open up and sing praises, hallelujah, finally someone with some credibility is talking about disenfranchisement. Quote: What happens if there is a meltdown in a country like Pakistan, which is a nuclear power? People react when they have their backs against the wall. We're already seeing doubts listen to this: We are already seeing doubts emerge about the sovereign debts of developed AAA rated countries, which is not something you can ignore. So you know, developed AAA rated countries are countries like America. Gold traders are paying close attention to reports from Beijing that China is thinking of boosting its gold reserves from 600 tons to near 4,000 tons in a way to diversify away from paper currencies. What does that mean? Whose paper do they hold? Ours. They hold our currencies. If they are talking about going from 600 tons of gold to near 4,000 tons of gold, they need to sell their currencies and their treasuries. What does that do to the American dollar? "Oh, no one will ever do that because they need us." Everyone is in survival mode. Mr. Fitzpatrick said Britain had made a mistake selling off half its gold at the bottom of the market between '99 and 2000. People have started to question the value of government debt, end quote. Meanwhile, our leaders are saying pay no attention to debt. Meanwhile, the Fed which unbeknownst unfortunately to a lot of people, the ones who hold our treasury notes, the ones who it's backed by the Fed that is a treasury note, a promise the Fed will not release any information on how much gold it holds. The Fed won't allow any accounting on what they actually have. Citigroup said the blastoff was likely to occur within two years and possibly as soon as 2009. Gold was trading yesterday at $812 an ounce. It is well off the all time peak of $1,030 in February, but has held up much better than other commodities over the last few months referring to its historic role as a safe haven store of value and a de facto currency. Gold has tripled over the last three years in value, vastly outperforming Wall Street and European, it says bonuses here but it can't be bonuses, stocks.

Okay, look, here's the thing. Citi does this sound familiar? Does this, have you heard this maybe a year ago from anybody? This is a huge, huge development. This is Citigroup saying this and when somebody like Citigroup says this, it causes a shock to the system. It causes a shock to the market. So hear me clearly. They are not telling you the full truth, just like the President won't tell you the full truth because they know what it means if they panic. They know what it means if they say something that causes people to panic. This is the next level in getting people prepared for what's coming.

Let me go through this piece by piece. Gold could blast through $2,000 an ounce by the end of next year. It is going to blow through. You mark that down, Stu, if we're still on the radio in 12 months, it will go through $2,000 an ounce. The bank says it's caused by the financial excesses of the last 25 years. That is true. The gamble is going to end in one of two extreme ways: Either with a resurgence of inflation they are not talking about inflation. Study the Weimar Republic. They are talking about hyperinflation. You cannot inflate the world's money supply to the point that we have. They are lying to you. They are trying to take this down let's look at them in the best possible light. They are trying to take this system down as slowly as they can so you can prepare, but I'm telling you you are running out of time to prepare. You must prepare your household, you must prepare your children, you must do logical, well thought out things to be able to prepare your family and please do not do them in a panic fashion. I don't tell you these things to panic you. I tell you this with a sense of urgency so you may move with a sense of urgency and it is the same reason why CitiBank is telling you this today. They say it's either going to be inflation or a downward spiral into Depression, civil disorder and possible wars. They are talking about this on a global scale. They don't say that this is the United States but, gang, there's trouble coming. They are throwing the kitchen sink at this. This is what I told you a year ago. I said there's going to come a point to where they're going to open up these valves so far that nothing will react. The stock market won't react, nothing will. And they've got to turn those valves the other way because if they don't turn them the other way and shut this money supply off and do it quickly, you are going to have massive inflation. Well, not only have they not shut those valves off, they've opened them up even more. You cannot do these things. No matter what our arrogance tells us that, "oh, well, we've got it under control; oh, well, this will happen or this will happen," these people are trying to change the course of a hurricane and they're making it worse, unless you prepare. I told you a year ago, I told you when I pulled out of the market, I got a phone call, this is over a year ago and I said I pulled everything out. And I got a phone call and they said, you're telling people to pull out of the stock market, you are only making things worse. I said nobody's listening to me, nobody's listening to me at this point. I'm just telling you what I've done, you make your own decision. But you know what and I prayed about this because I felt I almost felt in a way like a betrayer of my country because I thought, how am I pulling my money out? We need to be able to have jobs, we need to be able to build. And it came to me, there must be someone with something left to be able to restart. You must protect your family. You must protect these things because you're going to need to be able to restart. There's got to be somebody left to be able to say, "Okay, let's pick ourselves back up." The world is not going back to normal. This is a quote: The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. That's Citigroup: The world will not go back to normal after the magnitude of what they've done. This is what I told you three weeks ago when I said the G20 were meeting. I said they're dropping framework. It's a new world order. They know. They know what's coming. They are saying, "We just need to see what we can do." No, they are not. They are dropping in the new world order. If I know it, if my sources are good enough and I'm smart enough, a guy who never took an economics course in my life, can look at all of these things and say, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, no way out, you're blocking all the exits, you know they do. They see it. This will lead to political instability, and they talk about European countries like Hungary, there is risk of domestic unrest starting with strikes.

Gang, Amy just called in 15 minutes ago. She was a caller. She just called in, and I specifically and I didn't point it out then. I hadn't read this article. I didn't point it out then and I wasn't wildly overt. Anybody who has ears heard. I said, listen to her voice. I said that for a reason, because I want those who are listening, those who have ears to listen and eyes to see. I needed you to hear Amy, a regular person just like you, so angry and so sad on what's happening. She knows it. Americans, your gut is telling you this. Don't dismiss it. Follow your gut. If China would make that one move, no one's lending us any more money. So all of the things that we borrow has to be purchased with something else. You want prescription drugs? Okay, we can't borrow the money from China anymore. We need $500 billion more, half a trillion dollars more for a stimulus package so we can train people to go out and buy a new television set to keep the economy going? No one is going to borrow no one is going to lend us that $500 billion. We're at the end, gang. We're at the end of that game. So how do they pay for it? They print it because governments can do that.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police

Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:

As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.