Glenn Beck: 84% say America on the wrong track

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GLENN: Now, let me give you now the latest stats on right track, wrong track. Now, this is something that I don't like. I don't like this poll because because it never really tells you

PAT: What does it mean?

GLENN: Barack Obama and I can both say we're on the wrong track. He wouldn't, because he could say that because he would be looking at the same conditions but look at the solutions differently. Say, yeah, well, we're on the wrong track because the Republicans are whatever and I could be saying that we're on the wrong track because we're too socialist and he's he might say we're on the wrong track because we’re not socialist enough. So, it's too nonspecific, but I want to give it to you because if you add another stat to it, it does take on meaning. Right track, wrong track is now at 80 percent wrong track?

PAT: Uh huh.

STU: Well, it depends on what group you're talking about. Rasmussen does a split of basically mainstream voters and the political class. You want the political you want the mainstream voters.

GLENN: Mainstream voters.

STU: Yeah. Mainstream voters 84% say that the country is going the wrong direction, off the track.

GLENN: Okay. 84%. Now, give me the political class and then give me the distance between each other. Now, what the political class is are those in Washington, those who are the ruling class.

STU: Right. The political class is saying 67% of them are saying that we're on the right track. So, the political

GLENN: Almost polar opposites from the people. The people who are in the political class, the ruling class, are almost polar opposite.

PAT: A little out of touch.

STU: Yeah. You've got a 51 point swing there between the two classes and

GLENN: No, no. A what?

PAT: 51 points

STU: 51 point swing. So, if you figure 67 I don't have all the breakouts here, but you figure it's 76, 33 in favor of it for the political class and 6 to 84

GLENN: No, no. You have the add the degree of swing. You have to add the 67 or 60 whatever and 84 to show the degree. You're going in the opposite direction, it's 180 degrees.

STU: Hum. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for there. I mean, the typical way I would calculate a swing in the polls would be two groups and the difference between them in support which here would be 67 to 16a 51 point swing, which is about the largest swing I've ever seen on anything.

GLENN: No, no. Add these two add these two numbers together and you see your distance. If you add these two numbers, you will see the difference between us. 87% say we're going this direction

STU: 84, yeah.

GLENN: Whatever. And 67 are going the other direction.

PAT: Yes

STU: Yes.

PAT: I see. So

STU: There's probably something above my head there.

PAT: So you're saying we're going different directions on the same line. So, they're 67 points over here and you're 84 over there, you would add those together.

GLENN: This doesn't make any sense to you?

STU: Because it's the same question.

PAT: 148 is what you're going for. I'm not sure it works that way, but I see

GLENN: You're making fun of me. Our toying with me now, like a little mouse.

PAT: I'm just trying to figure out where you're going and I think that's it. Right? You're saying a linear line.

GLENN: Linear line. You're going

STU: This isn't working, no, it's not inches if you have two sides line. One says right direction and you use that for the politician elites and then the other says wrong direction.

GLENN: He's making fun of me.

PAT: Which is 84% of the people.

GLENN: He is absolutely making fun of me.

PAT: I'm trying to make it work for you. I'm trying to get to that 148 number that you want, and sadly

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: I don't think I can I helped you do it.

STU: If you say that the political class is a plus 34 on this question, which 67 to 33, say, and you say the mainstream is minus 68, add 84 to 16, then you can get to 102 point swing if you want to go that way.

PAT: Okay.

STU: I don't know why we want to go that way. That's just doubling the

PAT: If you take both ends of the tangent and you multiply it by pi

STU: Yeah. Exactly. Then you've got to go at least 9 digits.

PAT: Then you take X and you multiply it by relativity over Y

STU: And you put it in the pythagorean theorem.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: You've got work that in there.

PAT: Of course you do.

STU: Once you get that in

PAT: You carry the 2, bring down the 1.

STU: Divide by the upper tractor.

PAT: Then you get Glenn's number of 143 point swing.

STU: 143,000 point swing.

PAT: Yet, when you multiply that number by 100

STU: Thousand

PAT: Thousand

STU: Million, and then you're there.

PAT: And you're right there. It's just that easy. It's just that easy.

GLENN: You're just going to keep going, aren't you?

STU: We have some more time in the show.

GLENN: Just keep going,

STU: There's a gigantic swing there.

PAT: There's a gigantic swing there, no matter whether it's 51 points or 17,386 as Glenn would like it to be. It's big.

STU: Really big.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

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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