Glenn Beck: Middle East unpegging from the dollar



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GLENN: Oh, man. Okay, let's gosh, let's just talk about some of the headlines today and see if we can give you some perspective. Last night there was a story on the Drudge Report about how the dollar is, they are thinking about unpegging from the dollar over in the Middle East. Well, if you unpeg from the dollar in the Middle East, this is going to be a problem. Arabs are plotting to drop the dollar. They are not plotting to do it. They are just making plans to do it. It's not plotting. What, are they plotting our demise? No, we are plotting our demise.

STU: Well, it's plotting in the sense that they are not admitting to it. I mean, if they are doing it in secret.

GLENN: No, they are. They are admitting to it. They are just saying that they are not doing it right now. But in the they say in the near future we're not doing it. So that means today they are not doing it.

PAT: Why? Because they have $2 trillion U.S. they have got to get rid of first.

STU: Well, they have issued denials, though, to this particular story.

GLENN: With the understanding.

STU: With caveats.

GLENN: With the caveat in the near future, we have no intention of doing that.

STU: By noon today.

GLENN: No, look. Here's what's happening. China is already doing this. China is already divesting themselves of all of their dollars. They are getting rid of all of their dollars, and they are what they are doing is they are going out and they are buying mines, they are buying minerals, they are buying precious metals. They are going out and they are buying raw commodities. That's what they're doing. And they are using our dollars to do it. So when they sell those dollars, there are more dollars out on the market.

Now, the reason why this isn't happening today is because nobody's going to hack off China. Everybody needs China to be the new global consumer because we're not. Back in the 1970s we decided that we would be we bought into this, "Well, we don't have to create anything. We don't have to build anything. We'll be the world's consumer." Well, congratulations. This is where we are now. We're the world's consumer that didn't make anything except paper. We'll be the, we'll be the bankers of the world.

Being the bankers of the world doesn't work out when you're in a normal society, when there are no rights and wrong, when you have to define the word "Is." That doesn't work out. Nobody wants that banker. Nobody wants that banker.

When you go to Wharton business school and you have a hard time with ethics, it's not a surprise that one of the first places that accountants are pulled from is not Wharton but schools like BYU. Because there's plenty of smarts in America. There are not enough people with credibility and honesty and integrity, somebody that understands ethics. So we became the world's banker with no ethics. And then about four years ago we went over to China and we lectured China and the rest of the world, "You've got to adopt our system. You just don't know what you're doing." And we lectured them on how to do finances. How's that working out for you? So now the rest of the world is saying, wait a minute, okay, they lied to us when they said they would be on the gold standard and then Nixon convinced them, no, no, no, we'll be the consumer, and you build. It will be good to build up your society. And so we got off the gold standard and we said, "But we'll never trash the dollar" because it affects them. So what happened? We trashed the dollar. But as we were trashing the dollar we said, yeah, but the rest of the world will need us because we're the world's financial center. And then we trashed that image. So now our dollar is falling because we're borrowing too much money. See, the dollar bill, if you have one in your pocket, pull it out. Look at it. That's a stock certificate. That's what that is. Think of it as a stock certificate. It's a share, a $1 share in America. Well, just like any other company, when the company's health starts to look bad, people sell their shares. That's what China is doing by spending it. They were holding it, but they no longer think it's going to have a long term growth. It's we used to be IBM in 1970. Now we're IBM, what, 1990? We used to be GM, 1940. We're now GM 2009. People don't want their stock anymore. But because they hold so much of it, they don't want to just dump it. Because if somebody dumps it, then everybody is selling, and you can't get it sold. If somebody like China comes in and just tries to dump all of their stock or if somebody who holds a huge amount of our stock, our shares, our money, our dollars and they just go into the open market and they dump it quickly, the price would just cave because there would be too much. It works just like the stock market and so your dollar loses value. Already in the last six months by what we have done to our country, we have lost every single dollar you hold has lost 20 to 30 cents. It has lost 20 to 30% of its value. That's what it means to you, and it hasn't even begun yet.

First they came for your 401(k) in actual stocks. And you didn't say anything, you didn't do anything. Now they are coming for your money. And who's coming for it? The people in Washington that have so dishonored themselves and now us around the world by believing and quite honestly who else has been their partner in crime? Us. Each and every one of us that have allowed ourselves or our neighbors to believe there is a never end to our spending, that we will always do you know why we don't believe in a brighter future now? That's a first time in America that we don't believe that our children's future will be brighter. Do you know why? Because we haven't valued that future. We have only valued the now. Well, maybe now it's time to start valuing the future and devaluing now and do the right thing for our children. And the right thing for our children is saying enough! But you have to understand the other side of that. The other side of that is if you stop spending money because we're the world's consumer now. We don't make anything. If we stop spending money, the engine stops.

Right now we're blowing blue smoke all across the highway. Our engine is about to fail. The question is, does America pull herself off to the side of the road, take the engine out and redo it, or do we just keep driving and maybe end up in the middle of absolutely nowhere where we are miles away from any kind of tools? And we've used every bit of resource and destroyed the engine. It cannot be rebuilt if we continue to burn it and burn it and burn it and burn it. Our weasels in Washington don't have enough courage to tell you these things. Our weasels in Washington don't think you have enough courage to face these things. Our weasels in Washington will tell you that I'm just, I am a cynic. No, I'm a realist. A cynic is someone who doesn't believe in the future. I believe in the future but not without being coupled with the truth. Would you ever listen to a doctor, ever listen to a doctor who you're riddled with cancer, and you know it. Would your friends sit around and stone the doctor that said take chemo, sure, it's almost going to kill you but it won't; you'll live through it; you'll have a chance of survival. Take chemo. Would your friends allow you to listen to the doctor who said that doctor's just a cynic; you're fine; have some apple juice... and another cigarette. And while you're at it, why don't you breathe in some asbestos. Would your friend stand around and let you listen to that doctor? Then why the hell are we standing around and letting friends listen to those doctors? How is it that the doctors who are telling you "you have cancer; there's a chance of survival" are the bad ones? How is it the asbestos doctors are still in business?

Oh, no, Lindsey Graham was right. I don't speak for the Republican Party. I'll speak for anybody who will speak the truth. I don't care what party they're in. Somebody will tell us the truth.

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."

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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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