Glenn Beck: The Road to Mediocrity




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You've probably heard the phrase: "As goes GM, so goes America." Here is the one thing: If that phrase is still true, brace yourself for mediocrity!

I don't know about you, but when I woke up this morning, I was thinking, "You know what would be great? If government got into the car business."

Well, as luck would have it, when GM files for bankruptcy Monday, America, you're the proud new 70 percent owners of GM. Congratulations!

It only took $20 billion in bailout cash and at least another 50 billion taxpayer dollars, but wait until you see the cars created by the entrepreneurial spirit of the federal government.

Oh, and more exciting news: Your brand new business partners — the ones who will own 20 percent of GM — the United Autoworkers Union. The federal government and a giant union will own 90 percent of GM — there's a recipe for success, huh?

Obama's economic adviser Christina Romer thinks it is too:

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CHRISTINA ROMER, CHAIR OF PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS: This is not the bankruptcy where things are liquidated and the firm disappears. This is always just a step toward a healthy company.

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Now, some would say, if bankruptcy was the way to go, why didn't we start there, instead of all the bailouts? But just think of the amazing cars the government will produce — especially since they want every car to get 35 miles per gallon.

They don't want you to use too much gas or listen to the hate speech on talk radio. That's going to be one sweet ride: About the size of a golf cart; no radio and it'll be hot-looking because it'll be designed by a committee in Congress.

Great!

What are we doing? America did not become great by having government run business. Doing that will only drag us down into — at best — mediocrity.

Henry Ford said, "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." And you might never have heard of Henry Ford if he had given up when his Detroit automobile company failed at the turn of the last century. But he didn't give up and ask for government assistance. He reached inside of himself and produced a car that more than half of all Americans were driving by 1918.

Didn't his success cause a lot of failure? Should the government have bailed out the horse and buggy industry to save all the jobs of the blacksmiths, oats companies and pooper scoopers?

No. They didn't beg for regulation or a bailout.

In fact, the leading manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles didn't give up or whine about it; he decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. William Durant founded a company in Flint, Michigan, that you may have heard of: It's called GM.

Don't buy into the lie that government has to save struggling industries. If they bailed out Durant's horse and buggy company, there would be no GM we're trying to bail out today.

No one is too big to fail — no one. Let capitalism work. If there's a need for some product, there will be an entrepreneur who meets that need.

These struggling industries are failing for a reason. Propping them up and rewarding them for their failure will only leave us with a bunch of crappy companies. Business needs to keep up with the times on their own dime — if they can't cut it, too bad. Let them fail.

America will be better off, in the long run, without the buggy whip — paid for, designed and built with taxpayer dollars.

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From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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