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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Let me switch gears here and ask am I the only one that didn't know scoring a host city for the Olympic games is to the left, the liberal left in this country the quintessential American patriot's dream? Am I the only one that didn't know that to be like Ben Franklin you have to hope that we get the Olympics? To Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and Oprah and Harry Reid and James Carville, just to name a few, a badminton match held between Chicago's United Center between Romania and Niger followed by the race walking quarterfinals with Sweden, Finland, Botswana and outer Mongolia trying to make the semi final heat in a new Olympic race walking oval built somewhere in the loop that was on land purchased by a friend of Obama would have been almost as rapturous to them as adding a second Bill of Rights. That's how committed these competition minded USA Olympic cheerleaders have always been. They love competition. Who do they think they're fooling? This is yet another unbelievably hypocritical attack on all those who haven't jumped on the hope and change bandwagon. You better get off the damn bandwagon, gang. Now they have even found a way to make the Olympics political.

Last night I damn near snapped. When Harry Reid joined the fray yesterday with this insightful comment.

REID: It's the same minority, Mr. President, this is really hard to comprehend. The same minority who happily pumped one fist which Chicago, when America lost its bid to host the Olympics. They were cheering we saw it on television because we lost the Olympics. But they shake the other fists at those that slander us as unpatriotic.

GLENN: That's amazing. We saw it on television. Gee, Harry, who was doing that on television? I'm not even sure what he was trying to say there, but that might be because I'm still reeling from his announcement that we didn't lose the Olympic bid. We lost the Iraqi war.

REID: This war's lost. The surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence.

GLENN: Now, I realize that Senator Reed has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth and sounding like a total idiot.

REID: My staff has always said don't say this, but I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true. Leader Boehner mentioned that tourists lined up in summer and winter, long lines coming into the capitol. In the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the capitol.

GLENN: Oh, hate to have riffraff, Harry. And then like Socrates, musing, wondering, asking questions: Gee, what could it be? What is the answer? He mused on the voluntary nature of the mandatory income tax system.

REID: Our system of government is a voluntary tax system.

VOICE: Oh, if you don't want to pay your taxes, you don't have to?

REID: Of course you have to pay your taxes.

VOICE: Well, then government will force you to pay or they will fine you or imprison you, will they not?

REID: We have a voluntary system. The fact of the matter is that if when you pay your taxes see, in many other countries it's not voluntary. For example, in many countries the government makes sure that your employer takes out every penny. Many countries don't file income tax returns.

VOICE: We have withholding here, too, don't we?

GLENN: What a dope. I was also fascinated at the fiery display of Olympic patriotism from the space alien I like to call James Carville who was very, very disgusted that I wasn't all broken up over the president's failed attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

CARVILLE: He's a blatant hypocrite. Here's somebody that sits on his show and weeping about how much he loves America and the 5,000 Year Leap and then he's absolutely giddy when his country doesn't get the Olympics. And this is I'll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn't know the difference between a football bat and a hockey court.

GLENN: I guess I'm not supposed to recall that on the morning of September 11th, 2001, just minutes before he learned of the terror attacks on America, Carville told a group of Washington reporters that he was, quote, hoping for President Bush to fail, telling them, quote, I certainly hope he doesn't succeed. He didn't have a problem with what Rush Limbaugh said, did he? Not James Carville, on September 11th, 2001 saying, I certainly hope the president doesn't succeed. Because that would be hypocritical, wouldn't it, James? Hoping the president doesn't succeed? Or hoping an Olympic bid fails. Gee, James, I don't know. Who's the hypocrite here? The left has piled hypocrisy high lately. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lately broke down just thinking about all of the mean rhetoric on the healthcare debate.

PELOSI: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw, I saw this myself in the late Seventies in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric. It was very frightening and it gave

GLENN: It was very, very frightening. It was very it's got to stop. We've got to stop! We can't be doing these kinds of things. And then she totally excused the incendiary rhetoric spewed by one of her own, Congressman Alan Grayson.

GRAYSON: If you get sick in America, this is what the Republicans want you to do: Die quickly. Apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this Holocaust in America.

GLENN: But she didn't have a problem with that. No, no, that's political speech. The Republicans are causing a Holocaust. No, no, that's fine. That's just political speech. Hey, did somebody say you lie? I'm sorry, Nancy. I'm sorry.

James Carville was right about one thing: I don't know a football bat from a hockey court. If you've listened to this show longer than 15 minutes, you know it. I've never pretended to be otherwise. I'm not into sports. I really don't care about the Olympic games, in any country. Oh, I'm a red blooded American. Sure, I remember when we used to have an enemy. When we used to have the Russians, I used to root for us all the time. Going up against the Russians? You bet. As soon as this country has an Olympic games where we're going up against another enemy, oh, I don't know, like the Washington Senators, you let me know. I'll be there rooting for America. Once the games are on, I want us as the United States to rack up more medals than every other country on Earth combined. But seriously, how many of us TiVo the network coverage of the Romanian synchronized swimming team going for the bronze? My problem with the games potentially coming to Chicago was corruption. I know. It's hard to believe there might be some corruption in Chicago. You'd think all of the corruption was at ACORN and the headquarters of SEIU and New Orleans, but I hear, pray tell, corruption in Chicago? It was also about spending, spending money we don't have. Oh, and a little thing we used to call priorities. Nothing makes sense in this country anymore if you talk to anybody who has any kind of power. It doesn't make sense, especially for the president to be involved like he was. And for all these leftists to suddenly feign some wild patriotic flag waving fervor over the Olympics is just about as disingenuous as it gets, and I think I'm going to vomit on somebody's shoe. Michael Moore, step to the plate. Weren't these the same people who are now just rooting for the competition of the game, to come to Chicago? Aren't these the same people who decided it was too threatening to keep score in little league baseball or soccer? I wonder if Nancy Pelosi remembers all of those horrible feelings, the rhetoric that is shouted from the ball games. Little Billy's feelings might get hurt if he actually had to learn how to handle defeat. If little Billy actually had to learn what was necessary to win next time.

There is a movement sweeping across the nation where in soccer leagues parents aren't even allowed now to cheer in their kids' matches. I'd like to remind them, go to hell. These are the same people who decided that when scores were kept, their little darling could lose every single game they ever played and at the end of the season they would still receive a participation trophy. I'm sorry, but what precious metal is the participation medal in the Olympic games? Will Bulgaria's Stephen Sissyton be awarded a competition medal for finishing 14th in the 100 meter dash? What about poor Stephen Sissyton? No, there are no medals there. But this is who they are. And the lack of pushing our kids, the lack of telling them, "Hey, get off your butt. The lack of telling them that, you know what, sometimes you lose. Teaching them that "every score is always tied, everybody's a winner" has gotten us here. But that's what these progressives do. There are those who insisted on rewarding game balls for everybody after little league baseball games. Not to look for the most valuable player after the game. No, no, no. Instead every player is a valuable player no matter how crappy they are. Bobby, great job. Sure, you're a crappy player, but we'll never say that. You struck out six times today, but you almost fouled one off the third inning. Oh, way to go. Didn't Bobby do great, everybody? Oh, he's fantastic. No! Bobby stinks at baseball! And he will never be good if he doesn't learn what he needs to learn and that is life isn't fair. Sometimes you stink. Sometimes you are not meant to play baseball. Sometimes you are meant to play a different position. Sometimes you are meant to be an artist. Sometimes you might be a garbage man. But whatever it is in life, you can be the best that you can be in your related field. Not everybody has equal talent. Not everyone has equal rewards. There's no such thing as equal score. Even God keeps count. These are the geniuses who realize that red ink was too intimidating on school papers. Oh, my gosh, it's going to hurt their feelings and then they are going to run out and they will play dodge ball? That's so dangerous! Tag! Tag! It could hurt! It could kill! It could maim! And now? Now we're expected to believe that they, they are all about the thrill of victory and the agony of... defeat? What? The human drama of athletic competition. Yeah, that's what they're all about. And if you believe that, I have a football bat to sell you that you can use in your very own hockey court.


 

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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