Glenn Beck: Have Our Leaders Abandoned Common Sense?





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I know progressives have tried to tell you otherwise, but you don't need to be a rocket scientist to lead America. A degree from Harvard or Yale is not a pre-requisite for president. There are only two essential traits all leaders need: Integrity and some good-old fashioned common sense. You need to be able to look at a problem, see what works and go with it.

We seem to have completely abandoned anything remotely close to common sense.

Today we're going to try and simplify things. What would your grandparents say? The news today must have them spinning in their graves.

Stock markets around the world took a dive last week and again on Monday. The Asian stock market tumbled by the most it has in 14 months. Why? I mean, we all heard the great news from the president about how unemployment went from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent and that the economy is getting "stronger every day":

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: This report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.

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OK sure, 95 percent of the jobs "created" in that report were temporary government census jobs. And we now have more census workers — 564,000 — than in the following industries:

Oil and gas extraction (about 165,000 workers)

Electronic and appliance stores (about 480,000)

Air transportation (about 456,000)

Rail transportation (about 216,000)

Utilities (about 557,000)

And sure, because we have hired so many workers, the cost of counting Americans is skyrocketing. The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion.

What are we spending the extra $10 billion on?

And sure, of the jobs added last month, roughly 96 percent were census workers — temporary positions — but other than that, what's the big deal? Does anyone think spending $14.5 billion on temp census workers is good for the country in the long run?

What would your grandparents say? Probably something that made a lot more sense than these clowns are saying today.

We've told you Europe is falling apart. Over the weekend, we find out that Hungary looks like it's next to go the way of Greece. The euro is at a new four-year low. Iran is selling off their euros. And Eurozone nations announced they are setting up a $1 trillion bailout fund to "soothe"' market jitters. How is this soothing? They don't have the money.

America's wealthiest state, Connecticut, just had their credit rating reduced from AA-plus to AA, as they prepare to borrow $956 million to close a budget gap — after borrowing money last year to cover a deficit of $947.6 million. President Obama is about to push our national debt higher than U.S. gross domestic product: Meaning we could take everything we make and sell in this country for an entire year and not pay for the small debt we owe.

Something else was happening in Europe: There was another Bilderberg meeting. I don't know much about these people — I know about the Build-a-Bear people and they're brainwashing our kids with teddy bears. If they're half as evil as he teddy bear people, look out.

My critics right now are saying, Oh boy, here goes that conspiracy nut Glenn Beck again, he thinks the Bilderbergs are taking over. Please, I don't believe in any of that nonsense — my critics just want to paint me into a kook. Besides, you don't need a conspiracy site to know what these supposedly elite and powerful people were "secretly" meeting about. They weren't talking about their golf handicaps; they're talking about the economic shape of the world. They're asking if the euro will survive. They're wondering if America will survive. What will the world look like a year from now?

Here's the not-so-secret that most people don't know: America's economy is based on spending. No matter who the president is — pick your favorite one — they most likely will never say the economy is in trouble, because they know that 70 percent of our economy is based on spending. The world economy stops if you stop spending. That's why Obama can look you in the eye and with a straight face say it was a good thing that we spend $14.5 billion on the Census.

Again I ask: What would your grandparents say to that logic? They'd say we spent too much; it's broken and we can't fix it with more spending. Time to take your lumps and move on. And then they'd smack you with a shovel for being so stupid.

Why is Greece in trouble? After joining the supposed economic safe haven of the Eurozone, did they build useful infrastructure? Did they free up people to create a brighter tomorrow? No, they thought it would be great to have people retiring at fifty; give everyone free health care, free this and free that; increase government handouts and create nothing except debt.

The sad part is two Australian comedians made more sense out of the dire situation than anyone in the press so far.

Where do they get the money? They don't.

The politicians and the uber-elites are playing a game. They're in bed with the world labor unions. They've spent us into oblivion while all the time telling us it's OK. It's not. Here's the fun part. Government will raise taxes on you. When you say no, the labor unions — who are in bed with government — will start civil unrest, which government will blame on you. This is the endgame and the only loser is you.

This is from the World Socialist website:

"In recent days, a number of media commentaries have predicted a similar eruption of social unrest of revolutionary dimensions as a direct result of the worsening economic crisis. These warnings are accompanied by dire predictions that Europe will suffer the return of nationalist tensions, the emergence of fascist movements and even war.

"Writing in the Financial Times May 24, for example, historian Simon Schama stated, 'Far be it for me to make a dicey situation dicier but you can't smell the sulfur in the air right now and not think we might be on the threshold of an age of rage... in Europe and America there is a distinct possibility of a long hot summer of social umbrage."

"In The Observer of May 30, Will Hutton, its former editor... declares, 'The future of Europe is in the balance. the potential disintegration of the euro will be a first-order economic and political disaster.... What will emerge will be a Europe closer to the 1930s. Fearful, stagnant and prey to vicious racist and nationalist ideologies.'

"Deutsche Welle writes that these warnings are 'Closer today than at any other time since this current financial crisis-the worst since 1929-began... The deep anger brewing in these countries is fermenting worldwide against the same institutions, the same people, and the failure of global capitalism'

"Deutsche Welle concludes with comments by Marie-Hélène Caillol... 'This crisis is directly connected to the end of the world order as we know it since 1945 — and even earlier since the European colonization process. Therefore, the whole global fabric centered on the U.S. for 60 years is slowly collapsing, generating turmoil of all sorts.'

"When she was asked where all the social unrest ends, she answered: 'War. It's as simple and as horrifying as that.'"

There are forces trying to make you believe everything is OK and that more government and more spending is the way to go. There are forces who want to gain more international power and control. And then there's you.

Our Founders had faith in you. I have faith in you. Have faith in yourself and the principles our parents and grandparents had that made this country great. And have faith in God. It's pretty simple, really.

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The far Left has intensified its push toward Marxism for months now, but it's more than clever catchphrases or slogans. Their radical rhetoric and policies have violent consequences.

Calls to defund the police have led to officers being ambushed and killed. Crime is spiking in record amounts all over the country. Critical race theory has the government, corporations, and now schools brainwashing Americans to believe the entire system is systemically racist. And it's paved the way for actual violence in the streets from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck exposes their endgame: tearing the entire system down. Marxists did this in the Soviet Union and China, among other places. Millions died, and the first to feel the brunt were always the landowners and farmers. The most recent example of this is happening in South Africa, where Glenn reveals terrifying on-the-ground interviews.

As American farmers now also face unprecedented racial discrimination by our federal government, award-winning South African journalist Lara Logan warns of what could happen if the seeds of Marxism aren't uprooted now.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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