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Ben Bernanke is Time Magazine's Person of the Year

GLENN: Do we have a Cindy Sheehan update on Time Magazine? Time Magazine has made Ben Bernanke the Man of the Year. We actually should have gone back. When did Ben Bernanke become the Fed chair? 2005, 6?

STU: 6 or 7.

GLENN: Has it been that long already? . So wait a minute, Ben Bernanke was there at the beginning before --

PAT: At the very beginning of the melt-down.

GLENN: Where did he come from.

STU: February 1st, 2006.

GLENN: 2006. So he was there way before the meltdown.

STU: And Time's reasoning is specific. I can give you a quote here. The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. Thank the man who runs the Federal Reserve, our mild mannered economic overlord.

GLENN: Wait. He was there in 2006.

STU: Right.

GLENN: That's before anybody was saying there was a problem. The problem that the banks and Wall Street caused because they're all fat cats, according to Barack Obama, why didn't our banking and Wall Street overlord recognize that?

STU: Yeah, I mean, because this is essentially Obama's argument that he inherited the problem. You can make -- there's some validation with -- some people will argue the Greenspan thing and everything else. But he was there in the middle of it handling it. Where was he before?

PAT: Before taking the job? I think he came from JC Penney, didn't he?

GLENN: Find out where he was before that, Ben Bernanke, was he a professor?

STU: Merrill Lynch -- hold on. He's an academic, history, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sorting through a little thing here.

GLENN: He didn't send us his resume?

PAT: Immediately before the Chair, JC Penney, I think he was. Men's suits department at JC Penney. Yeah. I could be wrong. But it happened once before.

GLENN: How long does it take?

STU: I'm trying to look through the bio.

GLENN: I don't need the bio I need the resume. Get Ben Bernanke's, go to askjeeves.com.

PAT: That's where you get the real scoop.

GLENN: What was Ben Bernanke's last job?

STU: Before his appointment to chairman, Dr. Bernanke was chairman of the president's council of economic advisors from June 2005 to --

GLENN: So he was part of the -- what was he before he went into Washington?

PAT: He got a Ph.D. at MIT. That's pretty good.

STU: Dr. Bernanke already served the Federal Reserve system in several roles. Member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve from 2002 to 2005.

GLENN: In 2002 when they jacked down the interest rates, he was part of that. Just as Timothy Geithner was part, he was a Federal Reserve chair of New York. So he oversaw all of the banks here. He's the guy who missed it all.

PAT: I don't know if I would blame him completely he certainly was there.

GLENN: Excuse me? Excuse me?



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STU: Ben Bernanke?

GLENN: Timothy Geithner.

STU: Geithner, I'm sorry.

GLENN: That was his job to oversee the banks here.

STU: That's a completely different story. He was a member of The Academic Advisory Panel at the Fed in New York from 1990 to 2002.

GLENN: He's been at the Fed the whole time. The Fed is the problem here. The Fed -- Alan Greenspan said he didn't even understand these CDOs. He didn't even understand them. What? That's a problem Al. So I'm trying to figure out how Time Magazine is splitting he was part of the system but he's fixed it. He was part of the system that created it. It's like, hey, hey, Bernie Madoff, he made like $4 million for people.

STU: Let's say Bernie Madoff went and did all this fraud and made billions of dollars somehow turned it around you could make the argument that you ignore the first half of his year turn it around say that's great. But Ben Bernanke's turning it around was losing four million jobs.

GLENN: Instead of what, five? Four million jobs. Seven. Four in the last nine months or 12 months.

STU: I was thinking of it in terms of this last year.

GLENN: Yeah. No, no. Seven million jobs. That's his big deal. And even if it was $50 billion that Bernie Madoff, would you herald him as a hero? Would he be on Time Magazine the cover saying my gosh look at Bernie Madoff, he made $10 billion. He's the Man of the Year. You'd be like, yeah, he lost the first 50 billion.

STU: You know what this logic is. It's Robert Kramer. His argument was, look, I stole a couple million dollars but eventually they got it back and I was doing it because I meant well.

PAT: Or it's like a physician who beats a man almost to death and then treats him. He doesn't get back to normal he's still damaged severely. Not normal still alive not in critical condition anymore. He's in serious condition now. Hey, look what I did. I fixed this guy.

STU: Great point.

GLENN: This is fantastic.

STU: So apparently Ben Bernanke for that gets Person of the Year. The way Time breaks it up they have Person of the Year. A list, and runners up.

GLENN: Which, wait, which the A list includes what's his name? Usain Bolt.

PAT: He's in the second tier.

STU: A list is just Person of the Year. Ben Bernanke. B list is the runners up which is McKristol, the Chinese worker, Nancy Pelosi.

GLENN: Let's go through this. McKristol. How is McKristol, the guy that the president doesn't listen to.

STU: He asked for a raise.

GLENN: And didn't get it.

STU: He got some.

GLENN: His advice is so convoluted it's taken the president six months to sort through it and then come up with a different answer. All right. So he was considered. You know what that is, that is the Time Magazine going let's not alienate everybody who loves the troops.

STU: It's possible. Although he did make that story I mean big you could argue. Because if it wasn't for that, Obama could have said well we only added 100 troops.

GLENN: If that's the way that the Time Magazine spun it they didn't mean it.

STU: I'm sure they didn't either. The Chinese worker.

GLENN: Which is ridiculous. They could spin that as the slave that now owns you.

STU: Nancy Pelosi, which I think you can argue certainly should be on the Person of the Year list. She did get a lot done.

GLENN: I do think she belongs on the Person of the Year list.

STU: Usain Bolt is the other one on the B list, the sprinter, who is very fast. You've got A lister, Ben Bernanke. Those are the B listers. They have a C lister category.

GLENN: Down to the C list.

STU: Now, in 2005 that's where they stuck Cindy Sheehan. She did make the list but made it into the C lister list.

GLENN: What exactly did Cindy Sheehan accomplish?

STU: They have a write up right here. Who would have thought this mother of a soldier killed in Iraq could spoil the president's vacation and become a spiritual leader of the antiwar camp.

PAT: Who said she spoiled his vacation. Did he come out and say Cindy Sheehan spoiled my vacation? I was chopping some wood in the back then I heard this noise a big ruckus over here. She wrecked it for me. I don't remember that.

STU: Keeping a vigil outside of Bush's Crawford ranch for nearly a month Sheehan become a folksy celebrity, a hero to some and villain to others. That was the write-up. The interesting thing the C list in which she appeared also has someone who appeared, Glenn Beck, also mattered apparently in some weird way. Today. He didn't matter then at all. Today you apparently mattered. Would you like to hear some of the people?

GLENN: Yes. Are these the people that will soon prison number 1179.

STU: The prison matters C listers of time. Shocking Glenn Beck in the same category as Adam Lambert.

GLENN: Stop with the Adam Lambert thing.

STU: Constantly.

PAT: There's a certain [indiscernible] between the two of you.

GLENN: There is we ought to meet this Adam Lambert guy.

STU: John and Kate Gosselin. Hamid Karzai. Rahm Emanuel.

GLENN: Bigger list than mine.

STU: Paired Jay Leno and David Letterman together. Which I don't understand. Bernie Madoff.

GLENN: I got it.

STU: One got screwed.

STU: Come on, do it --

GLENN: Let's leave it at that.

STU: That's the end.

GLENN: By the way, I'm going to be on Leno Friday night flying out to do Leno on Friday night. You don't want to miss it.

STU: Barack Obama on this list. Manny Pacquiao. Sarah Palin. The Twilight stars.

GLENN: Hang a second. Sarah Palin does not belong on the same list with me and the Twilight stars.

STU: I don't know. The way this looks appears they're doing it in order. Number one is more important than number two on this list.

GLENN: Who is number one?

STU: I could be wrong. Number one is -- number one is, of course, obviously, just say it along with me, Neda Agha-Soltan. Which --

PAT: You don't have to explain that.

STU: Neda Agha-Soltan. Are you hearing me? Is the microphone not working? I'm saying Neda.

GLENN: I'm pretending I don't know for the listeners who don't know.

PAT: For the ill-informed talk to us about Neda.

STU: If you don't know Neda Agha-Soltan. I'm not going to lower myself to answer that.

GLENN: Pat, lower yourself and Google search just to figure out how to spell the name. She's number one.

STU: Or he, yes. One of the two is number one. Then you're number two. And then I don't know if this is actually in order.

GLENN: It can't be, Adam Lambert, it can't be.

STU: Adam Lambert number eight.

GLENN: Hang on. We'll be back in just a second.

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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