Glenn Beck: Thank you, Capitalism!


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GLENN: You know, people will say, "Well, France isn't that bad. You know, I mean, how bad is it? They don't have capitalism. They are a socialist state. It's not that bad." Well, let me ask you this: What has France brought us besides the Statue of Liberty? What has France brought the world? You got wine, but they started that when? 1500? You have cheese. I can get that from Wisconsin. They have whining. I can get that from California. What do they have? What great innovations have the French brought us? Can you think of anything? That's not a rhetorical question. That is a serious question. What great innovations have come from France that changed the world? If you look at socialist nations, communist nations, et cetera, et cetera, all they try to do is tread water. They just, "Let's give everybody a standard of living, let's just have..." and then so you tread water. Well, I don't want to tread water. The American dream is that tomorrow can be better than today was. The American dream is not about a house and a car. The American dream is I can live a better life than my parents did. Well, government's never going to give you that, never going to give you that. Why don't we believe in that anymore? We don't believe in that anymore because the government got -- the free market system hasn't been around for a very long time. FDR said we should try using the actual free market system. FDR said this in 1938: "We should use the free market system. It hasn't been used for a very long time." Why? What was he talking about? Monopolies, of trains, transportation, communication. Monopolies. FDR was saying it? He must have been high. We hadn't used the real free market system for a very long time, but still with this hybrid that we've been using look what we've done. Because capitalism was still the main force. Gang, it's no longer that way. Things have changed. Socialism very soon will be in the driver seat. Capitalism plays the secondary role. It is planned, a planned economy. Planned economies don't work. You become France.

Most socialist states don't just tread water. They don't end up being France. They end up being North Korea. They end up being Venezuela. And socialist states become fascist states. Capitalists do not become -- generally speaking capitalists do not become fascist. They must become socialist or communist first. And then when that fails, then they become fascist. And then after a long period of struggle they become free.

So what has France brought us and what has capitalism brought us? What has socialism brought to people compared to capitalism? I'm just going to go through just a couple of things, just a couple of things to show that while people will say, "Well, you can't afford that. That's crazy. That's expensive. That's..." blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. In 1949, this is the beginning of the great period of America. In the 1940s and Fifties, that's when the industrial might of this country just broke loose. In 1949 a toaster, a toaster was $16.95. It doesn't seem like a lot now. I mean, toasters now are $19.99. But a toaster in 1949 being almost $17 took you 13 hours of work because your wage, the average hourly manufacturing wage was $1.26. So it took you 13.5 hours to buy a toaster. Today because of capitalism the toaster, the average toaster is $19.99 and it takes the average manufacturer an hour to buy one.


In 1949 the refrigerator, the refrigerator in 1949 took the average worker 178.4 hours to buy, a refrigerator. You are working 22 days, or 4.5 weeks to be able to buy a refrigerator. Today you can get a 9.5 cubic foot refrigerator for $399 on sale, and I bet they will really cut the -- I bet you can negotiate now. It will take you 2.4 days to buy that refrigerator. But we're complaining about prices. We're complaining about -- we have shifted our vision. We have shifted our expectations. We're no longer looking at it of where we've come from. What is France? It seems to me the price of wine has gone up.

If you look at the washer in 1949, it took you 83 hours to buy, 10 1/2 days of work to buy a washing machine. Today it takes you 2.2 days. The price was $104 of a washer in 1949. Today it's $322. The cost of a VCR in 1981 was $1,389. It took you almost a month to be able to afford a VCR. 187.3 hours of work to buy a VCR. Today it will take you 3 1/2 hours to buy a VCR. What has capitalism done? What has the free market done? In 1981 it took you 71 hours of work to buy a TV set, a 19-inch portable color television, 1981, was $529.88. Nine days to buy a 19-inch television. Today you walk into Sears and get a 20-inch TV for 9 1/2 hours of work. A microwave oven was $469, eight days to buy a microwave oven. Today, 6.5 hours. It was $469.88. It's now $119.

What has capitalism built? How has capitalism improved people's lives? Ask yourself, what has Venezuela, what grand invention and how has France changed the face of the world, changed the average person's life? Can they say "Because of us you can now..." do you remember what it was like? I remember standing as a kid watching my mom and dad. We all stood around as a family: "Watch this, watch this. It will boil water in a cup!" We watched it. It was entertainment. We couldn't believe it! How has just that one invention changed the lives of women and men alike who come home every night and they don't want to cook. "We just need to heat this up, we just want to..." how has it saved on energy? Has France done it? Has socialism done it? Has communism done it? Has totalitarianism done it? Only capitalism has done this, and we are actually entertaining the idea that capitalism somehow or another is flawed. You know what? Go back to your fireplace to cook your popcorn in a wire basket. I'll have mine done in 2 1/2 minutes with capitalism.

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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