Glenn Beck: Two Views on the Road to Recovery





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America, let's be honest: Isn't there a part of you that would much rather be talking about "American Idol," "24," baseball or cheesecake — anything else besides this what we talk about every night? But we've got Marxist revolutionaries fundamentally transforming and attacking the republic and moving us towards a global community.

I hope and pray that I'm completely wrong, but if I am, it's the most extravagant case of bad luck circumstances in the history of mankind. You have two options right now and you have to decide which one you believe — because both of them can't be right or even partially right. And only one of them can be clandestine, dangerous and radical.

Scenario Number One: America and the world are on the road to recovery! And spending trillions of dollars we don't have and more taxes is the way out of it

Scenario Number Two: We aren't on the road to recovery. There is real, grave economic trouble ahead and radicals are looking to take advantage of (and even cause) economic collapse

I believe the latter is true. Have you noticed that the media and the tweets and the bloggers never take apart the facts our program present? They usually only call names. That is perhaps because if you see how right we've been on a few things, you'd have to consider that what I'm suggesting to fix our country is not radical, hateful or racist. They are the principles and the values we know to be true:

Thrift

Humility

Charity

Moderation

Hard work

Honor

So, here's your choice:

Thrift vs. spend

Humility vs. arrogance

Charity vs. redistribution of wealth

Moderation vs. excess

Hard work vs. entitlement

Honor vs. corruption

If you haven't yet decided which scenario is true and who is telling you the truth, let me give you the two sides. On one side you have this guy:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: This morning we received additional signs that the worst might be behind us —

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Everything's peachy. Or you have what we've been telling you:

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GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007: Punish these businesses through the economy, not through government but through the economy, let these businesses fail and entrepreneurs will step to the plate. And we're going to have a tough few years here, but we're going to get back together and we'll be stronger because of it. That's the American way to do it. But she's not going to do that. If, God forbid, something happens, it's just going to have a massive program after massive program. But by the time this election rolls around a year from now, we will be in recession. This economy is going to start slowing down and start coming down.

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When I made that prediction, the Dow was just over 13,000 — a year later, it closed at 8,451. I also warned about the massive big government programs coming:

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GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, JANUARY 16, 2008: They are all going to start talking about things like that. Well, why don't we just make housing a universal right? Soviet Union did it. Well, they can't afford their health care. Well, why don't we just make health care a universal right? Why don't we just make food a universal right? Why don't we just start nationalizing some companies? I'm telling you, gang, if the economy gets bad enough and the wrong people are in, those are the kinds of policies that will be coming our way.

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Just about a year later, Obama signed his $789 billion stimulus package and this past March, Obama signed his health care reform bill into law. Here's one more:

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GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, JULY 26, 2007: I'm telling you, I really, truly believe we're going to have universal health care and I don't think you're going to be able to do anything to stop it and here's why. You've got these giant global corporations that are so in debt from, you know, their promises they made for the unions. You know, the autoworkers just, my gosh, $100 billion in unfunded promises on taking care — people retiring to 55 and living until 80 or 90. How are you going to pay for that? You can't. The auto industry in America, let's be honest, it's not going to be able — it will collapse.

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Two years later, General Motors filed for bankruptcy — a move once viewed as unthinkable.

Now here's the latest news on this — and tell me if you've heard this on another network or from the administration or if you've only heard it here on this program: The euro is collapsing. Investors are abandoning the euro.

Both France and Germany have reportedly threatened to pull out of the euro if no solutions to the crisis are found

The president of the European Central Bank warned that Europe was facing "severe tensions" and that the markets were "fragile"

Obama adviser Paul Volcker warned of the "potential disintegration" of the euro and he added: "Clearly, I think we have to say that the euro failed and fell into a trap that was evident at the beginning."

What happens if the euro folds? Bond values of the weaker European nations (Spain, Greece, Portugal) will plummet; financial institutions will take a bath and it will ripple through the global market. France and Germany will be affected heavily because they hold vast amounts of bonds from Spain, Greece and Portugal. And America is deeply intertwined with the banking institutions of France and Germany.

Why do you think Obama was on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Out of sheer love for Germans and Greeks? Because it matters to us as well. So you've got massive trouble to the global economy coming. This doesn't just stop at Greece. We're on our way there; Arnold Schwarzenegger came out and said California's situation is just like Greece.

We've got SEIU intimidating bank executives by showing up at their homes and on their private property and Citigroup's top economist says that "the public finances in the majority of advanced industrial countries are in a worse state today than at any time since the industrial revolution."

Merkel said over the weekend that with the rescue package "we have done nothing more than to buy time until we have brought order to these competitive differences and to the budget deficits of individual euro countries."

Buying time for what, exactly?

The worst is not behind us. This is a trillion-dollar stall tactic.

It'd be like if your car broke down and it would cost double the value of the car to save it. Would you do it? Of course not. Unless, the dealer promised you a trade in a few weeks down the road. That's what they are doing — except they haven't told you what the trade in will be. I'll spare you the suspense: It's going to be a Yugo. A global socialist vehicle that's nothing like what we have. It's coming and quickly.

America, by my count, this is your third warning. That people are buying time to prepare. Are you preparing? Because it's going to come down to these two choices: Who do you believe? As John Nicols, co-founder of the radical Marxist group Free Press said: "Hungry people fighting over food don't usually make real sound decisions."

So you have to make yours now. Do you know enough to be able to defend liberty? Are you strong enough? You are the last line of defense.

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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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