Glenn Beck: The day the economy almost died



$550 Billion Disappeared in 'Electronic Run On the Banks'... Skip to about 2:15 in the video...

GLENN: So there's a video that's going around the Internet of a congressman out of Pennsylvania who, he was the guy who said, you know, I want to set up a reasonable profits board. A reasonable profits board? Don't laugh. FDR was doing it. So he wants to set up a reasonable profits board.

Now, he comes out and he's doing this interview on C-Span, and he just starts talking about the day the economy almost died. This is something that if you're a listener of this program and you pay attention to what we were saying and you see some of the stuff we talked about, we talked about this on one day but I couldn't get any more information. I had a little bit of information from my deep throat but that was it. And there was a meltdown and it was the day of the, I believe it was the mutual funds, right? And he's going to explain it here. The what? The money markets. And they were -- there was a meltdown and it is what started this ball rolling. I said at the time, my question was who started this ball rolling, but this is so much bigger. I want you to listen to this story and this congressman as he talks about the day the global economy almost melted down. This is from C-Span.

VOICE: It was about September 15th. Here's the facts, and we don't even talk about these things. On Thursday at about 11:00 in the morning, the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous drawdown of money market accounts in the United States to the tune of $550 billion was being drawn out in a matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. They pumped $105 billion in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn't be further panic out there and that's what actually happened. If they had not done that, their estimation was that by 2:00 that afternoon, $5 1/2 trillion would have been drown off the money market system of the United States, would have collapsed the entire economy of the United States and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. Now, we talked at that time about --

GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second. Stop for a second. Do you understand what he just said? That somebody, within an hour, there was some electronic run on the bank where something was happening. I can't believe we still don't know who -- and if this was coordinated. But $550 billion in an hour left our shores. $550 billion. That's -- do you remember when $550 billion used to be a lot of money? And he said if they would have allowed it to continue, 5, what was it, $5 1/2 trillion. By the end of the day, $5 1/2 trillion of wealth, gone from our shores. But they shut it down. We would have collapsed. It started at 11:00 in the morning. We would have collapsed by that afternoon. And the rest of the world would have collapsed within 24 hours. Do you see how fragile we are? Good. Okay. Now let's follow the conversation because there's much more than just, "Well, who did that." We can come back to who did that. Listen to what else he's saying.

VOICE: Now, we talked at that time about what would happen if that happened. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it and that's why when they made the point we've got to act and do things quickly, we did.

GLENN: Okay. So we've got to act and we have to act quickly, and we did. When "They" came to us and told us this, they said you have to act quickly, and we did. Just keep that in your brain.

Do you have the next cut?

VOICE: Will you listen to a lady that just got off the telephone. She is near panic, and she doesn't think her government's acting properly or acting in her behalf. I think it's important that we start informing that lady as to what really were the facts, what happened, and get input from her. Maybe she has a better idea. You know, we're not any geniuses in economics or finance. We're representatives of the people. We ought to take our time but let the people know this is a very difficult struggle. Somebody who is --

GLENN: Okay, stop. Stop. Did I just hear that right? Somebody in congress who I disagree with I think actually just said something very profound. We should allow the American people to know the truth on what it is because maybe somebody out here has a better idea because we're not geniuses. Wow. Somebody who apparently at least on this front is not so arrogant, somebody at least on this front is willing to listen to somebody other than all of the so-called experts who have been designing this thing from the beginning and who denied there was ever a problem, from the beginning, somebody who actually has the balls to say, "We should tell the American people the truth so they know." Okay, last cut.

VOICE: Somebody threw us in the middle of the Atlantic ocean without a life raft and we're trying to determine what's the closest shore and whether there's any chance in the world to swim that far. We don't know.

GLENN: Stop. Do you remember when I told you that I had talked to somebody who had spent a day. It was right around this time, spent the day with President Bush, world leader. He said, "We'll be there for you if we survive." If we survive. This is how bad the situation -- we're playing games. We've got Barney Frank asking the bank executives, where's the money; I want answers. We have Barney Frank. We're playing political games. We're talking about socialism instead of a stimulus package. We're putting in framework for universal healthcare. When somebody has dropped us in the middle of the Atlantic and we're trying to figure out which way is the closest shore and if we can swim that far, they're playing games.

I don't know -- let's go back to the beginning. I don't know who caused the run on the banks on the money markets. Don't know. Think that's probably pretty important to figure out. Is it China, is it Russia, is it just coincidence that all of this happened in just one hour, completely uncoordinated? You want to go down the rabbit hole into conspiracy theories, who benefits from this? The central banks do. Because they have more power.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

Watch the video clip below for more details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

Watch the video clip below for more details:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.