Glenn Beck's American Revival
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GLENN: I'm a little riled up today. I'm so sick of what these people are doing to the country and the fact that the truth doesn't matter. It does to you. But it doesn't do anybody ‑‑ anybody ‑‑ in Washington. Doesn't matter. It doesn't matter to the press. It doesn't matter.
STU: I didn't notice you being riled up. I didn't see it at all.
GLENN: Well, I know you're not riled up. Let me play ‑‑ this will do it. Let me play in Brussels, at the EU, this is our Vice President of the United States speaking to the European Union. BIDEN: "Not only am I pleased to be back here in Brussels for the second time as vice president. As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington D.C. as the "Capital of the Free World." But it seems to me that in this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history, and which serves the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title."
PAT: Brussels, yes, the capital of the free world. I've always thought of it that way, haven't you?
GLENN: No, I've always hated it just because of the sprouts.
PAT: But you think of Belgian waffles ‑‑
STU: That's good.
PAT: ‑‑ those are good.
STU: Good beer. Don't they have good beer there?
PAT: Have you ever been there.
STU: Never have. Have you?
PAT: Yeah, I was there last weekend.
GLENN: Have I been there? It's great.
PAT: Is it? Brussels?
GLENN: It's great. It's like being in the really cold, nasty smoky part of Germany where everybody speaks French.
STU: That's a combination.
GLENN: It's that nice.
STU: Is that on the brochure? Is that in the ad for Brussels?
GLENN: I don't know. That's what got me to go there.
STU: Dark, smoky Germany.
GLENN: You like the feel of the grimy, smoky part of Frankfurt but you'd like everyone to speak French.
PAT: We're your vacation haven, and don't forget to try our sprouts.
GLENN: The worst.
PAT: Like you, I'm just sick ‑‑ I'm sick and tired of hearing the slap‑down of America and the building up of the rest of the world from American officials.
GLENN: Now, you have to ask yourself. Why are they doing that? Why are they doing that? You could say they're just being nice to people. Excuse me? Since when are we so nice we say we're no longer the capital of the free world? And you know what? He's accurate. We no longer are the capital of the free world. When you have 41 percent of your income from a country coming from the private sector, only 41 percent, yeah, you've got to ask yourself what kind of freedom is that.
STU: I've got to say, though, the only reason why we might still be the capital of the free world is because everywhere else sucks worse.
STU: I'm not saying we should be proud of that. But Brussels?
GLGLENN: Everywhere else is going the other direction. Spain is starting to cut their government and their give‑mes. So are France. So is Greece. What the hell are we doing? We're going the opposite direction.
STU: Right. We haven't learned the lesson at all.
GLENN: No, no, that's not true. We have. The Americans have. Americans understand. You don't have this president going at 41 percent ‑‑ find out what poll that is. See who that is.
STU: Drudge has it at 42.
STU: There's a flash.
GLENN: Doesn't say who it is. Galloping. Find out who it is. 42 percent. Once you get to 41, you can't turn it around. Historically, you cannot turn a 41 percent, 42 percent approval rating around. Unless something dramatic happens. So why are they doing all of this? Why would you ‑‑ do you have the ambassador from China speaking to China saying, well, we brought this up early and often? My goodness, we had ‑‑ we had to sit down with China right away and just tell them, man that law in Arizona, that sure sucks, huh? We're working on that as racists in Arizona. Why would you do these things? I contend because you're going to need the president and this administration and this Congress are going to need the world on their side. Because the world is going to blame us when the economies collapse. Because it's capitalism. And there's a new move to communism. And what is going on in China. They'll tell you, no, we're just moving towards a system like China. What is the system of China? What is it? What is it? Help me out. Explain it. Define it. What is it? It's communism. No, no. I have friends that do business over in China. I think they're nuts. Do business in China. If you make over a certain amount, you're done. You're done. You don't outperform anyone else. You can rise to a certain level, and then you're done. If you want to do anything else, you're dead. I don't care what anybody tells you. Their officials numbers, there are only 34 ‑‑ what is it, 34 million people that are in poverty in China. Bull crap. It's like 800 million people are in poverty. And I don't mean American‑style poverty. Oh, oh, I can't get a job, I gotta go beg for three years.
PAT: Almost everyone who lives outside the city is poverty‑stricken.r> GLGLENN: Poverty‑stricken. Nothing. Nothing. And we're going towards that. What does that do? That keeps the political class in money. That keeps the political class rich. And it moves the world. Well, that's fantastic. So they need cover. Because the rest of the world is going to blame capitalism. Who is the one that brought the world capitalism? Us. Who is the one ‑‑ they're all going to say ‑‑ they're already saying it in Greece. You gotta blame the United States. We're thinking about suing those banks. Well, the president is going to need to blame it on somebody. He'll be able to say, "You know what, you are so right: I've been with you the whole time. Congress is with you. A lot of the American people are with you; but we've just got a few problem people we just need some help with. Boy, those people, there's the policies of the past. I want those people to sit down and shut up because those people are the ones that cause the problem not just for America but for the entire world."