Glenn Beck: When Did Our 'Problems' Become 'Emergencies'?




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Wednesday of course is Obama's 100th day as president. He is celebrating in Missouri with a "town hall" and his third prime-time address — something that I'm sure pleases the broadcast networks, who have to once again pre-empt hit shows in favor of Obama highlighting his accomplishments.

But here's the one thing about these first 100 days that you're not going to hear the president talk about: Almost all of his accomplishments have been done in the red lights of an emergency.

In an emergency everything has to be done right now. No time to think, just react — quick, go-go-go!

Look at the economy, for instance. Yes, the president did "inherit" TARP from the Bush administration, but man, they took that ball and ran with it. Tim Geithner had to be confirmed fast and all $787 billion of the 1,073 page "stimulus bill" had to be passed immediately, without time to even read it — because it was an "emergency."

Then we moved to a "housing emergency." Obama called for another $75 billion in government TARP money to save the housing sector — because it was in "crisis."

And the "car emergency": With the same lame excuse as the Bush administration — the Big Three were too big to fail — so we handed over billions in financial aid.

The "banking emergency" continued and we are waiting for the results of stress tests. Meantime, the Obama budget sees the need for another $250 billion for banks this year.

Now, it's the "swine flu emergency." We suddenly forgot about all the important questions we had about Kathleen Sebelius and confirmed her as the new Health and Human Services secretary on Tuesday. Why? Because, according to Chris Dodd, "We find ourselves in the midst of a global crisis."

Don't think, just react — go-go-go!

The problem is that action without thought results in unintended consequences: AIG executives find angry mobs outside their homes; TARP money disappears into thin air; the CEO of GM is fired by our own president and now he appears to be hunting for the chief of Citigroup.

Did anyone wake up the day after they bailed out the car companies and say "Phew, glad that's over?" No, because these decisions were made in the light of emergency.

So to start thinking clearly, we need remove the emergency. Take a deep breath and see the "emergencies" for what they really are: problems.

Every president and every generation has had to face them and they always will. But when every problem is looked at as a crisis, we soon find that we end up trading one set of problems for another that could've been avoided had we thought things through.

Remember in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when Indiana Jones was running from a giant boulder, only to find himself face to face with 100 poison darts?

We were running from the big boulder of crisis and emergency and fear and we bailed out companies that were too big to fail. So five years from now when GM is pandering to the government and churning out cars that no one wants and the company still can't turn a profit, isn't that the poison dart that we could have avoided?

Pause: relax and think.

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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