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GLENN: In today's New York Times, The Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse For Rebellion on Right.

STU: Seems like a balanced beginning, isn't it?

GLENN: Pam Stout has not always lived in fear of her government. She remembers her years working in federal housing programs watching government lift struggling families and job training and education. She beams at the memory of helping a Vietnamese woman get into junior college. But all of that was before the Great Recession and the bank bailouts, before Barack Obama took the White House by promising sweeping... change. And multiple fronts before her son lost his job and his house, Mrs. Stout said she woke to see Washington as a threat, a place where crisis is manipulated, even manufactured by both parties to grab power. She was happily retired. She had never been active politically. But last April she went to her first tea party rally, then to a meeting of the Sandpoint Tea Party Patriots. She did not know a soul, yet when they began electing board members, she stood up, swallowed hard and nominated herself for president. "I was like, did I really just do that?" She recalled. Then she went even further. Darkness is about to envelope her. Worried about hyperinflation, social unrest or even martial law, she and her tea party members joined a coalition, Friends for Liberty that includes representatives from Glenn Beck's 9/12 project, the John Birch Society, Oathkeepers, a new player in a resurgent militia movement. Militia movement?

When Friends of Liberty held its first public event, Mrs. Stout listened as Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff, brought 1400 people to their feet with a speech about confronting a despotic federal government. Mrs. Stout said she feels as though she had been handed a roadmap to rebellion. Members of her family said she's disappeared down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories! But Mrs. Stout said she's never felt so engaged. "I can't go on being the shy quiet me. I need to stand up!" It goes on and on and on and on and on, for twelve pages. Frequently led by political neophytes who prize independents and tell strikingly similar stories of having been awakened by the recession.

Look, we're getting together: Okay, all right, here's our story. When the recession hit, we started worrying about jobs. "Nobody's going to believe that." Shhh! If we all say it, they will have to believe it. "But how about some of us say we were awakened on September 11th?" That's good, that's good. Let's go there. Some of you do the September 11th and I think and then some of you say you woke up at the border and then others will say the recession! We'll be able to fake them all out! It will be great! And then we will take over the world.

PAT: You know why they believe that way? Because that's how they operate.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: That's how the left operates.

GLENN: This is often the point when tea party supporters say they began listening to Glenn Beck. With his guidance they explored... the Federalist Papers! They explored exposés on the Federal Reserve! Some of them even looked into the works of Ayn Rand! And then there were those that went to constitutional seminars. It's true! Many describe emerging from their research as if reborn into a new reality. Some have gone so far as to stock up on ammunition, gold, survival, food, crazy! In anticipation of the worst for others, though, the transformation seems to amount to trying a new ideological outfit on, embracing the rhetoric and buying the books. By the way, Arguing with Idiots available at bookstores everywhere. Tea party leaders say they know their complaints about shredded constitutional principles and excessive spending ring hollow to some oh, I know given their relative passive nature of mostly the Bush years. In sum, though, their main answer: Strict adherence to the Constitution, would comfort every card carrying ACLU member. Yes, yes, it would. But their vision of the federal government that is frequently at odds with one that both parties have constructed. Yes. Has nothing to do with the White House having a new approach and attacking harder those that oppose the White House.

STU: Those couldn't be connected. There's no way those two could possibly be.

PAT: That is what I hate about you! You take two plus two and you'll tell us it equals four.

STU: Yeah!

PAT: That's so ridiculous!

GLENN: I know.

PAT: Just say two plus two and leave it alone!

GLENN: That's why I said completely unrelated.

PAT: Thank you. Okay.

GLENN: Man, you are a conspiracy theorist.

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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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:


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