Glenn Beck: The American Power Act Is a Global Power Grab

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The earth has a temperature, a boo-boo. But we can sing the praises of the Lord Almighty God because he has sent us his prophets, Brother Kerry and Brother Lieberman, to heal the planet. They introduced a new climate bill today. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. The bill has a new name. It's cap-and-trade. No, no, wait, wait. It's not cap-and-trade. I can't get those off my mind. Don't think of this as a climate bill or cap-and-trade. Don't. No, no. It's America's Power Act. Oh. Look at the pretty logo they introduced today, too. Come on! Oh, does that bring tears to your — it's just so patriotic.

The press release from these clowns make these things sound like it's a cure for cancer. It's not. Not only is it going to solve all of America's problems — energy independence, jobs, clean air, blah-di-blah-di-blah-di — it's going to, and I quote, "transform the American economy." Wow! Joe Lieberman said that. Joe, transform it into what? Spain? No, Spain — Spain's done this. They have 21 percent unemployment. It can't be. It can't be Spain. Tell me, Joe, transform us into what? Call the White House, they have the number. If this bill is so great, why did you change the name? Because it's cap-and-trade. OK, climate bill, because we know that's a scam — I mean, cap-and-trade. Oh, jeez, and then somebody went and educated people on what cap-and-trade was. Hmm, crap! Now it's America Power Act. Huh!

This thing has been tried everywhere around the world. It's a complete failure. Even the progressive wizard, the man behind the curtain of Crime Inc., Joel Rogers, admits cap-and-trade will not help the Earth in any way, shape or form. Here it is. Watch. His words, not mine.


JOEL ROGERS, EMERALD CITIES COLLABORATIVE: I hope you all realize that you can eliminate every power plant in America and you can stop every car in America, take out the entire power generation sector, take out all of the transportation sector, and you still wouldn't be anywhere near 80 percent below 1990 levels. You'd be closer to 60 percent. It would be around 68 percent, and that's bringing the economy to a complete halt basically.


So, we could all live in tepees and we still won't save the Earth. Wow! That's going to create a lot — we're going to be all — we all have to start making tepees. We all have tepee jobs. So, it doesn't sound like it's going to save the earth. There's no evidence anywhere this has been tried that it would create jobs. It kills jobs. I think it's two-to-one, kills jobs. So, there must be something else behind this. Maybe it's going to be a miracle, because Brother Kerry is on a mission from God. Watch this.


SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-MASS.: If President Bush gets involved, if Harry Reid and all of us pull together, I think this could pass. And the reason it can pass is that we have the broadest base of support. As I said, we have faith-based community support for this bill. We have generals and admirals who believe this is a central for American security. We have major business leaders who believe this will create jobs and make us competitive.


Yes. Yes. Some people — I won't say, I won't. Because I'm an adult and a parent, I won't tell you about Christmas. It just crossed my mind. But yes, I'm sure there are people that believe this will create jobs. And the churches are behind this movement, so it must be pure as the driven snow because the churches are. It sounds great. Where do I sign up?

Oh, you know what? I found a coalition of faith-based groups. It's great. Let me show you the Web site. It's the Eco-Justice Program, the National Councils of Churches of Christ. And look, it's such a pretty scene with three different churches. Is there a synagogue anywhere or a mosque? There must be some place because they're all — they're all together for eco-justice. This is fantastic. They launched a climate change leadership training program for Jesus. Where do I donate? I had to click on "donate." Support our work. I had to go there and donate to the National Council of Churches for Eco-Justice. Now, right here at the bottom of the page — but this is only if you're paying attention — right here, right here, it's great. It says the group — democracy in action. That sounds patriotic. I had to click to find out what they're about. So, we clicked on it.

There it is. Democracy, wiring the progressive movement. Uh-oh! A 501c3 non-profit organization itself believes technology can be a decisive force for social change. "We exist to empower those who share our values of ecological and social justice to advance the progressive agenda." Wow! America, if you don't get it yet, you will.

This is why the Huffington Post/Washington Post/Jim Wallis/Obama advisor has been dropping bags of hammers on me for the last few months, smearing me. Why? Because I brought to your attention to the lie of social justice. I told you social justice — as understood by Jim Wallis and those on the progressive left, like Jeremiah Wright, those people understand it as Marxism, redistribution of wealth. Churches don't like to use those terms. Progressives do. Churches don't. Some churches use it for missionary work. And if Jesus is telling you to volunteer your time or money to do something, that's great. Social justice — the way it was originally intended? No, no, no. Redistribution of wealth. Know the difference.

I challenge you to find social justice in the Bible. Find the two words. I challenge you to find social justice in any founding document. Now, I challenge you to find the progressive movement that doesn't use the words "social justice." They use this. They do the same thing. They change the language to control the argument, to fool you into thinking that the climate bill is about climate, that the cap-and-trade bill is just not damaging. And when you figure it out, they change the name again!

Believe me, social and ecological justice, and all of this bull crap is going to be changed again. It's not the Lord's work. It is man's work for a global government. Isn't it interest interesting that a global government and governance idea, they are using the churches to do it? So, this climate, cap and — the American Power Act has no Republican support whatsoever. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who is working on a cap-and-trade bill, now is like whoa! Why? Because the progressives in the Republican Party are suddenly afraid and backing up because you are waking up. They saw what happened to Bob Bennett in Utah. And the 14-term Democrat in West Virginia? Bye-bye!

People in Washington, you should be terrified. You should. You should be afraid. But, you know, the people on the left, those who like to hide behind the curtain, they should be afraid of the progressives, because the progressives are not taking their foot off the pedal. They are exposing themselves as the radical, revolutionary country-destroyers that they are. And they realize — holy cow, am I on the right side now? Because only one is going to be standing in the end — our country, or the progressives. America is on the progressive movement. And this bill would give America a system that would charge for the use of carbon — remember, to save the planet, to create jobs. Remember those two things: save the planet and create jobs.

OK. Let's just say you run a business, you're running General Motors, except you're running it well and you actually have demand on your cars. Now, if you have demand on your cars, you have to start watching now your energy uses because after a certain amount, a cap goes on. Then you have to buy credits from other car companies or other countries — I bet there's a car company that doesn't exist in Zimbabwe that could plant a tree and sell you their carbon credits. If it hasn't gone over its cap, you have to go out and buy those. So then that way you can have the invisible gas credit. Hmm-mm. Now, it's not just car companies, it's everything. One of the most affected will be bakers because of all the ovens and everything else. But don't worry. Don't worry. This is not going to cause a price problem with bread. No. No. You'll be able to get bread. No, bread will be different. Yes, bread will be different. For some reason, bread will be different. Remember, the government can print money. Bakers cannot. So their options are — remember, save the planet and create jobs. You're a baker. You have to now pay for carbon credits. You can pay for them out of the — you know, all the money you make in a bakery. My father was a baker, so I know. We were so rich. We were so rich. Oh, I got to tell you, there is so much money in cakes and doughnuts. So your options are: fire people, cut salaries, hire people part-time, get rid of benefits or raise the prices. Well, which one is the president saying is going to happen? Because he knows. Watch.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, the electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.


So electricity rates are going to skyrocket. So, how does the baker pay for the energy? How does he pay for the extra energy and the cap? He's got to make more bread to pay for the higher energy price. But he can't, because there is a cap. How is he going to pay for the higher energy and the cap? By creating more jobs? With what? Magic fairy money? With what? It's going to destroy jobs or — I should say and/or raise the price of bread. Now, how is that helping you? How is that helping you? Oh, I remember now. That's right. We're going to save the planet. That's how it's helping you. Save the planet! Jesus wants you to save the planet.

Look, here is what I think Jesus wants you to do. I think Jesus wants you to be a responsible citizen and don't litter. Be responsible and don't dump stuff in the rivers. That's what Jesus wants you to do. We all have to share the Earth and we have to have it go on for future generations. But Jesus doesn't want a cap-and-trade system. Really? You are asked to sacrifice to save the planet. They'll have you believe that's the point of it. But let me ask you this and please, really, honestly think this through. Do you remember an instance where a politician, while in power, gave the American people politically insane news like — by the way, I'm going to do something here, just to — I'm going to do it to save something in 1,000 years from now and it's going to make your gas prices skyrocket, it will probably be $10 a gallon gas? Can you think of a politician who's ever done that?

Are we supposed to believe now that the politicians suddenly have grown spines? They're going to stand responsible for $10 a gallon gasoline but the same people won't declare war after 9/11. Really? Really? They want to close Gitmo because — really? They will tell you there's a war to save the planet and you will have to pay $10 a gallon gasoline, but they won't address Social Security collapsing in, what, two years, five years? They're going to make bread and gas and everything else, the price skyrocket, for something coming in 1,000 years. But they don't have the political courage to fix Social Security. Make sense to you, America? It doesn't.

So, now, let's try to figure out what does make sense. Let's, first of all, remember what we learned in the third grade. Plants need this dangerous invisible gas. OK? The planet. No, that's not going to be anyplace for any kind of farms or anything because it's so bad, CO2 is so bad. We learned it in the third grade. Let me show you a video here, a video made from Here it is. This plant over here — time lapse photography — getting 180 percent increase in CO2 levels. That's 30 percent higher than the worst case predictions by the end of the century. This plant, getting the regular, dangerous evil amount. Which one is doing better? The plant that's getting the "we're all going to die" amount actually seems to like CO2. Gosh, I do think — I do think I remember learning that. Maybe it was in the second grade. It's not about saving the globe, OK?

We also know that they are creating a global governance structure. Look what they're doing on every other front. Yet the IMF now is setting global standards for Greece and the European Union. We have Obama saying that he is going to put together a financial bill for global structure. IMF has also pushed a global bank tax that would create a fund to prepare for a future crisis. I thought these things would prevent all future crises. The World Health Organization is now pursuing a global tax on things like Internet usage and transactions, like paying bills online. Bill Clinton is pushing his Clinton Global Initiative. Oh, by the way, who was his — Al Gore was his vice president — that's weird — who also said that the climate bill would bring about global governance. Hmm. I think you're being scammed. You're being scammed by a group of people I call "Crime Inc."

This is the crime — this is the biggest crime because it's planetary-wide. This is the biggest crime in our planet's history. It's how all of this works. It's the thing that makes sense. Who's going to get rich? Well, we've shown you how the money goes from the Chicago Climate Exchange, how it all got there over the days. If you missed it, go to and look for this. We laid it all out. We've shown you all of it — all the board of directors of the Emerald Cities Collaborative where a lot of the money stops. It's all the usual suspects, all of them, all of them — creating green jobs. Yes, that's right. Creating jobs. Right. Now, what we haven't shown you is, you know, besides all of the usual suspects of the global, you know, workers of the world unite people and global government people, what we haven't shown you is the board of director of CCX, the Chicago Climate Exchange — which, by the way, the Chicago Climate Exchange just sold to an international company. So, it's global now.

OK. I haven't shown you who is on the board of directors but let me take you back to the words at the top of the show. The top of the show, I showed you these words. It's from a 1990 interview, at the time — can you bring the words up? At the time by the U.N. secretary general for the Earth Summit. He's now one of the directors — board of directors of CCX. This is what he said: "What if a small group of these word leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the earth comes from their actions, the actions of rich countries? And in order to save the planet the group decides isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't that it our responsible to bring this all about?"

Now, I want to be very clear here because we talked to the reporter that did this interview in 1990 up in Canada, and I want to be very clear. He was fantasizing about the plot of a novel he was thinking about writing. Yes. I want to show you the list of novels that Maurice Strong has written before 1990. Here it is. None. None. Again, he's never written a novel. But — but this is 1990. And he had this great — because that sounds like a great plot, doesn't it? How many has he written since? None. None. Wow! Wow! That's — hmm. You know what? He's been busy. He's got this great novel idea, but he hasn't had time to do it because he's involved in collapsing the global economies into the hands of a global government. Isn't that interesting? It's almost like his book — hmm. Maybe it's performance art.

This isn't about CO2. It's not about the planet. You know what this is about? This is about the evil rich people in the world, namely you, because remember, you're the wealthiest 10 percent in the world. I think you might be in the wealthiest 1 percent in the world. This is about the evil rich countries — in other words, you. That's what this is about. The guy's name is Maurice Strong. It goes without saying he's a socialist. He's also Canadian. I want to show — they don't necessarily go hand in hand. I know a lot of great Canadians. I want to show you his resume and then I need your 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."

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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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