Glenn Beck: Three Ingredients for Change




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Lately, things haven't made sense to me.

Now, I don't have all the answers, but millions of Americans come to my show each night because I'm asking different questions. Not only do Washington's answers not make sense, but the questions reporters are asking don't make sense. And we're running out of time.

I work with you each night to put the puzzle together. Tonight, I think I have a big piece for you.

Last week Scott Rasmussen conducted a new poll which showed that despite having the highest unemployment rate in the last 26 years and a teen unemployment rate of 25.9 percent — the highest in at least 60 years — corruption and ethics were more important to the American people than the economy.

That tells me that the puzzle we're piecing together each night is instinctively right. Our Republic is being stolen while our politicians are more concerned about enriching themselves and their buddies.

The unions are the reason for the bailouts of GM and Chrysler and AIG and the banks were bailed out because they are big donors to politicians. The power brokers of the unions need their health care and pensions covered. And big insurance companies and pharmaceuticals — who have cut a deal with President Obama while trying to shut their competitors out — that's the reason for these deals.

We know that.

I'm going to lay it out for you. This is the most important clip to help you understand all of the above:

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BARACK OBAMA: The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.

One of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court-focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.

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Let me break this down to be even simpler: Remember that exchange between candidate Obama and Joe the Plumber?

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OBAMA: If the economy is good from the bottom up, it's going to be good for everyone.

I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.

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Spreading the wealth around — that sounds like the words of two people: One from the present and one from the past. The present is filmmaker Michael Moore who says capitalism is evil and the past is Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who said: "In the past, the country was, in one way or another, governed by the rich or by the capitalists, but now the first time, the country is being governed by the classes and moreover, by the masses of those classes which capitalism formerly oppressed."

So now you know what we're dealing with: We're taking money from one individual and just giving it to another.

I know what I'm going to present makes people uncomfortable. No one wants to believe that the president or any elected official in Washington wants to transform the country:

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OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

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Unfortunately, you can't always believe what people say. They know that you, that all Americans — Republicans, Democrats and Independents — instinctively push away from this idea of redistribution. But there are some radicals that just won't let go.

Let me introduce you to Deepak Bhargava. He's the executive director of the Center for Community Change. He worked for ACORN for years, lobbying for them. He also had an interesting view on what's happening with the stimulus package back in April — here's what he said:

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DEEPAK BHARGAVA: Just to give you a sense of the dimensions of what has been accomplished in a very short period of time, there's been the largest public expenditure on anti-poverty programs hitting on the very poorest people in this country in 40 years.

All of this adding up to 3, 4, 5, $6,000 in literal income to someone making 4, 5, $6,000 a year or $10,000 a year. That's an extraordinary achievement.

It has certainly been a stealthy agenda — meaning: The administration has chosen not to lead with questions of poverty or racial justice.

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A stealthy agenda.

Do you know why the left hates this show? It's because they can't understand people who say what they mean and mean what they say. I don't have a stealthy agenda, but I'm still called "conspiracy theorist."

But the community organizers have a stealthy agenda. But when they have a Trojan Horse like the Tides Foundation did:

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JACOB HACKER: Someone once said to me, this is a Trojan horse for single-payer. I said, well, it's not a Trojan horse, right? It's just right there. I'm telling you, we're going to get there, over time, slowly, but we'll move away from reliance on employment-based health insurance, as we should.

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This is why there is a lack of trust.

Look, we all know capitalism has been perverted by the greedy and powerful. We want a free market, but one that's free of out-of-control greed and corruption and hidden relationships and agendas with special favors that include Trojan horses, behind closed door meetings and stealthy agendas.

Remember last week while the president was traveling with the first lady and Oprah? I do, because I've taken a lot of heat for celebrating America's loss of the Olympics. I wasn't celebrating that — I was celebrating the fact that until corruption in Chicago is cleaned up, they shouldn't get the Games. I also believe we have other priorities right now.

When can we expect the president to give a decision on Afghanistan? Just this weekend, we had eight U.S. soldiers and two Afghan police officers killed in a Taliban attack. A decision needs to be made or else, as the top U.S. commander warns, we could lose.

General Stanley McChrystal tells the president: "Resources will not win this war, but under-resourcing could lose it.... The overall effort is deteriorating. We run the risk of strategic defeat."

With all of these statements from President Obama's allies, from those who surround him, it raises the question: What is Obama's Afghanistan strategy?

Does this make more sense now? Here are some more words from Deepak:

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BHARGAVA: We know from history that there are at least three ingredients for that transformational change to happen: We do need visionary leadership that's capable of building durable coalitions; we need big crises — economic, foreign policy and otherwise — that force the breakdown of all paradigms and old ways of seeing the world. And most importantly we need independent social movements.

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Do we have a strong leader? Do we have a crisis? What are we doing to get out of the crisis? Bailouts of car companies and banks aren't helping — they are hurting the economy more; we've wondered how small businesses are making it — they are not getting this help.

The last thing he said was we need a foreign policy emergency. The crisis part isn't new; remember Rahm Emanuel?

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RAHM EMANUEL, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

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But look at the foreign aspect that's been introduced.

Do we have firefighters working for us or arsonists? Are we solving crisis or creating them?

Remember Ronald Reagan's words:

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PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problems; the government is the problem.

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Corruption tops our list of concerns because we believe that government is here and it's not helping, it's making things worse. And you have to ask yourself: Is it intentional?

I'm not a journalist. I've joked that I'm a rodeo clown, but you know what? I'm not. I am a dad and I'm frankly a little pissed off. You can call me names, you can make fun of me, but I'm doing what I'm doing as a private citizen.

I'd love to have The New York Times or The Washington Post or a duo like Woodward and Bernstein helping me look into all of this. But they're more concerned about looking into my past, than any these issues. So we'll continue to fight this fight alone.

It's you and me and the FOX News Channel — the Alamo for truth.

It's the future of our children and grandchildren, so it's a fight I'm not going to give up. So here's what I need you to do: If you want to expose corruption and you're just a citizen mom or dad or grandparent, become a Watchdog — tweet me, e-mail me. And if you are a member of Congress or the administration, become a Re-founder — you'll be anonymous.

But if you want to be a slug, turn the channel — this show's not for you.

I'm tired of people in the press railing about how bad I am for the Republicans or Democrats or — honest to goodness — even questioning whether or not my mother committed suicide. I'm not even running for office and they're wasting they're time on this kind of despicable yellow journalism.

Why not spend your time proving me wrong or spend your time telling the American people I wasn't wrong on ACORN, the NEA or Van Jones. If I'm only in the ballpark, it's because I'm not a journalist, I'm just a dad doing this for my kids.

Would you like to help?

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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