Glenn Beck: Lesser of Two Evils





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The people spoke in Missouri on Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly to reject Obama's mandate that forces people to buy health insurance. It's going to be fun to watch the White House explain this one.

Of course, we already know what they're going to do. Barack Obama will say that conservatives and Republicans just want to go back to the same old ideas and block progress:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They have not come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people. They don't have a single idea that's different from George Bush's ideas — not one.

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The president is right. The Republicans don't have a lot of new ideas. He should talk to the Tea Party people. But Mr. President, I first heard your ideas back in 1848. You've got ideas that have unquestionably failed — and failed spectacularly — every single time they've been tried throughout history.

They'll just say, Oh, it's never been done right. But, broken economy after broken economy, continent after continent, I'm not sure it will ever be done right. I'm not exactly eager to give it another whirl, are you?

But I will say that Barack Obama is right in one regard when he says the GOP hasn't recognized their mistakes:

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OBAMA: Understand, it'd be one thing if the Republicans had seen the error in their ways.

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He's right. Republicans have not had their come-to-Jesus moment. They are still doing the same thing. Take Trent Lott on the Tea Parties: "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples... as soon as they get here we need to co-opt them."

It's big government politics as usual, only the GOP is slightly smaller than the Democrats. They're all progressives. And that's the biggest problem our country is facing today: You aren't being presented with a real choice. You're forced to choose the lesser of two evils.

Where have I heard that before? Oh that's right, from Carol Quigley, it's in "The Overton Window": "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies... is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

That's exactly what we are facing today: progressive vs. progressive-light. And that's by design.

We told you about Joel Rogers a few weeks ago. He's one of these big powerful progressives who several of these bogus front organizations progressives use to funnel money around — as he was co-founding The New Party (a radical leftist party), he said this: "The Democratic Party has an abusive relationship with progressives. Democrats take our time and money and then almost always move to the right. The best way to end an abusive relationship is to develop the ability to leave it. We need a meaningful threat of exit from the Democratic Party — a new party that can punish unaccountable Democrats by running against them."

That's genius. That's almost like the Tea Party. I want you to read the whole article on this guy and what he says — you can do that at GlennBeck.com or sign up for my free e-mail newsletter and it will be included there.

This was the plan from the beginning. They didn't want to start a new party, they wanted to have a legitimate threat so that Democrats would actually have to listen to them, for fear that they'd eventually defect and defeat them with the New Party.

Well, guess what, Democrats, you've sold pieces of yourself time and time again until there is nothing left of you. Now all that's left is the hostile progressive part of you. The Democratic Party is over. It's the progressive party now. And Republicans are the traveling down the same path only at a slightly slower pace.

Any time President Obama is cornered on socialism questions or over spending, what does he — and accurately — point out? That Republicans do it too.

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OBAMA: The truth is, some of these comments when you actually ask, "Well, this is based on what? This notion that Obama's a socialist, for example?" Nobody can really give you a good answer, much less when they, you know, make...

HARRY SMITH, CBS NEWS: They would say mandating that people have to buy insurance or something like that.

OBAMA: The sort of plan proposed by current Republican nominee Mitt Romney? So, it doesn't make too much sense.

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That's not an answer to the question, but he's right. Republicans do it too. That's the problem: We have been tricked into boxing ourselves into Republicans or Democrats and defending those sides at all costs. All the while, they've both morphed into the same exact thing. We think we have a distinct choice, but it's really one in the same.

There used to be an option in this country; an option that believed in small government. An option that actually listened to what you said and even cared about it too.

Last night I showed you how progressives think they know better than you, but that's not a problem exclusive to the left. That's Republicans, too. Lindsey Graham was getting hammered by Tea Partiers for his left-leaning tendencies and they said they would vote him out. Graham's staff made this statement: "(Graham is) a thinking person's conservative. I expect him to do well among voters with IQs in triple digits."

See? He's smarter than you.

So, you are not really being presented with choice. You are not really being listened to because you are just the stupid, ignorant masses and Washington will do whatever it chooses to do.

Let's go back to Missouri. Tuesday night they had to vote on the insurance mandate in Barack Obama's health care bill. It was a close call: 71 percent to 29 percent voted against Obama's mandate. But do you think that's going to stop the administration from going forward? Of course not.

You've been ignored all the way; 59 percent still want to repeal the health care bill. This isn't about you — it's about them.

There's an interesting poll from Rasmussen: Eighty-four percent of citizens say the country is heading in the wrong direction. But in the political class — the ruling class — 67 percent feel we're on the right track. That's a 151-point spread. We're a republic; shouldn't that gap be closer?

Politicians are going in one direction, we are going in another. That's the French Revolution.

Fire them. You cannot spend 34 years in Congress and not be arrogant. You can't abide by the law when you are above it. We need term limits.

Who wins in the end: you or them? Let's take a look at the scoreboard:

>Who's getting extra power: you or the federal government? That would be them

>Who knows what's in the 2,500-page bills? That would be them

>Who is exempt from having to live under these laws? That would be them

>Who gets stuck with the bill? That would be us

>Who has to pay when they "fix" the inevitable problems with even more government? That would be us

It's both parties. One is a jet fighter the other is riding horse and buggy, but the destination is the same: Big spending, arrogance and corruption.

Do you remember when Nancy Pelosi promised to drain "the swamp" of big spending, corruption and arrogance back in 2006? Now she's claiming victory:

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SPEAKER OF HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: When I came in, I said we'll drain the swamp. And we did. We passed the most sweeping ethics reform in the history of the Congress.

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Does anyone think we are better on corruption now? Even the slimiest of the slime in Washington, Barney Frank, said Maxine Waters was wrong. Washington views corruption as standard fare. The president said Charlie Rangel, facing multiple ethical charges, should retire now "with dignity." Dignity? If you or I did what he did we'd have been in jail.

Retire with dignity? Why didn't we just let Bernie Madoff retire with dignity? That's the division of the ruling class yet again. You go to jail, but they retire with dignity. Then, Al Sharpton comes out and says this:

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REV. AL SHARPTON: If you begin to see a pattern of people being called on to be investigated, allegations that end up [to be] nothing. One would be very naive not to say "well, wait a minute, why should we rush to judgment?" Particularly when we have Charlie Rangel, who has done so much for his district and the country and Maxine Waters. And we've already seen two high-profile black leaders hit heavy by the media and then nothing's there.

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The more things change, the more things stay the same. I told you back in January that they would divide us on race. How did I know? It doesn't take a rocket scientist; just know history. When progressives get in trouble — backs against the wall — they do things like play the race card. That's why they fire people, because they think we might talk about their record. They are running scared! The case falls apart when the record is corrected.

Does anyone remember the accusations made by John Lewis? He was spat on and said the N word? We all heard that story, but did anyone see the correction from The New York Times? They removed this story because it's never been proved. Has anyone talked about that? No. The desired message was sent. Mission accomplished.

We're being divided. Put into boxes and kept there. If they can get 5 percent here and 7 percent there, pit us against each other, they get to keep their power.

America, we are being used.

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Glenn is one of the most outspoken critics of the World Economic Forum and their vision to use crises to reconstruct the world order known as The Great Reset. The recent WEF summit in Davos confirms what Glenn has long warned about: globalist elites seek to upend our democracy, freedoms, and way of life to achieve their utopian climate goals. Here are 15 quotes from the 2023 Davos Summit, revealing their true intentions in their own words:

1. Saving the planet

When you hear the word, "Davos," the first thought that should pop into your mind is an elite group getting together to save the world from imminent climate disaster... at least they think of themselves that way. According to John Kerry:

I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet.

2. Private jets

What most people think when they hear the word "Davos" is a group of global elites flying in on private jets to talk about climate change... and yes, John Kerry does own a private jet, no matter how many times he denies it:

I fly commercial [...] Exclusively.

3. Global Collaboration Village

You always hear some weird, dystopian projects coming out of WEF, like "The Global Collaboration Village," a new metaverse community aimed at strengthening "global cooperation." It sounds like the next installment of Brave New World. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the WEF:

The Global Collaboration Village is the pioneering effort to use the metaverse for public good, to create global cooperation and to strengthen global cooperation in the metaverse or using metaverse technologies. For me, it's a dream coming true because the village allows the Forum to create a more larger and open platform where everybody can participate.

4. Climate revolution

However, the core theme throughout WEF summits is the immediate need for a climate revolution and how businesses are selfishly blocking the revolution because they want to make an extra buck. Here's how John Kerry summed up the sentiment:

How do we get there? The lesson I have learned in the last years [...] is money, money, money, money, money, money, money.

5. Do or die

This often turns into alarmist language, like having to choose between wealth and our planet's survival... Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at University of Amsterdam, said it eloquently:

If we do the minimum at this pivotable moment in our history, then we and our children – even if we are rich – will live in the danger zone. But if we – business people, governments, citizens, cities – take action today, then we and our children will have a future worth looking forward to.

6. Colossal risks

Potsdam Institute's director Johan Rockström, used similar language, claiming we are "taking colossal risks with the future of civilization":

We are taking colossal risks with the future of civilization on Earth, we are degrading the life support systems that we all depend on, we are actually pushing the entire Earth system to a point of destabilization, pushing Earth outside of the state that has supported civilization since we left the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

7. Rain bombs

"Colossal risks" like... rain bombs? We didn't make that up. Ask Al Gore:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs.

Courtesy of the World Economic Forum

8. Survival comes down to this

How do we secure our survival? According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, we have to "end our addiction to fossil fuels." This entails wiping out our entire energy industry, displacing millions of workers, and relying on global governments to usher in a new green industry. In his words:

So, we need to act together to close the emissions gap, and that means to phase out progressively coal and supercharge the renewable revolution, to end the addiction to fossil fuels, and to stop our self-defeating war on nature.

9. Complete transformation

It isn't hyperbolic to argue that the globalist climate goals will completely transform the world economy. Even EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted:

The net-zero transformation is already causing huge industrial, economic and geopolitical shifts – by far the quickest and the most pronounced in our lifetime. It is changing the nature of work and the shape of our industry.

10. Scientific necessity

Of course, to bring about this "net-zero" transformation, we will have to override small, "political expediencies" like democracy to do what is "scientifically necessary." According to Zurich Insurance Group’s head of sustainability risk John Scott:

We’re living in a world right now where what’s scientifically necessary, and what is politically expedient don’t match.

11. Illegal hate speech

Doing away with "political expediencies" would also require the censorship of dissent, which would likely manifest in hate-speech laws. When asked by Brian Stelter how the discussion of disinformation relates to everything else happening today in Davos, European Commission VP Věra Jourová shared this prediction:

Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law.

12. Climate first

We will also have to forego national interests on the international stage. America won't be able to advocate for policies and interests that benefit Americans. Instead, we will sacrifice national interests for the sake of global climate interests. French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said:

The key question is not China First, US First, Europe First. The key question for all of us is Climate First.

13. The role of war

We can also expect globalist leaders to use crises, like the war in Ukraine, to expedite the "net-zero transformation." Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz said:

Ultimately, our goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 has been given an additional boost by Putin’s war. Now we have even more cause to move away from fossil fuels.

14. Blame game

Globalist leaders will continue to blame ALL of the crises in our society on climate change to justify the "net-zero transition," from the energy shortage to "mistrust, selfishness [and] xenophobia." Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez said:

Our present struggle is not only against Putin or the energy shortage. It is also against fear, mistrust, selfishness, xenophobia, and environmental disaster. And its outcome will define life in the West and beyond for decades to come.

15. Sacrifice for the greater good

While we sacrifice our national interests for the sake of the "greater global good," we can expect our foreign enemies, like China, to benefit. Suisse Chairman Axel Lehmann said:

The growth forecasts now for China is 4.5%. I would not personally be surprised when that would be topped.

Conclusion

Glenn has been clear about the distinction between wanting to transition to green practices on your own accord and being forced into that transition by globalist, unelected elites. Leaders at Davos will continue to use alarmist language to justify their crackdown on democracy and freedom to bring about their leftist utopia. We have to cut through the alarmist language and in order to protect our freedoms.

Glenn has focused on exposing the dark side of the gender movements waging our culture war, and now, there's a new "trend" emerging as an offshoot to the transgender movement. A growing online community, particularly of men, who consider themselves "involuntarily celibate" or "incels" believe they can live a better life as a trans woman. Why? This community purports the world is rigged against men, particularly against traditionally "unattractive men." What's the solution? Stop being a man...

Incel or "involutarily celibate" communities have existed online in the dark corners of Reddit and Discord for years. The groups are marked by a hatred towards women, blaming them for rigging the world in their favor and denying them of sex. Several members of this growing community have been responsible for large acts of violence, most notably Alek Minassian, who killed 10 and injured 16 after driving a van into a busy area of Toronto in 2021.

However, the transgender movement has presented a new option for incel members: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... or, in the Transmaxxers' case, "become them."

The online Transmaxxer's Manifesto says, “Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.” According to the manifesto, transitioning to female not only opens up a different pool of sexual partners, but moreover, you gain access to female-only spaces and are “able to extract resources from males.”

“Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.”

Another member wrote, "If you do not currently feel like living as a female you might have to work on fixing that ... Identifying as male or being emotionally attached to a male body is bad for you if being male results in you living a bad life.”

This new movement is significant because it is in stark contrast to the mainstream narrative that "transgenderism" is an innate quality. Now, it can be an "option" people choose for social advantage. A moderator going by the alias “Vintologi” on the Transmaxxing Discord server, which boasts over 1,200 members, told The Daily Caller:

Transmaxxing is about transitioning for personal gain rather than focusing on things like "gender identity." ... What matters when it comes to medical transition is whether or not said transition would actually be beneficial, thus the extent to which gender identity is innate does not inform us much regarding when medical transition is appropriate.

One incel member on Reddit lamented that he can't Transmaxx to "have sex with white trans women" and to have "all the benefits of [being] female."

Transmaxxing sheds light on a concerning issue as an increasing number of people, particularly the youth, identify as "transgender." What used to be considered as a "finge case" is now being seen as a social advantage. Glenn recently sat down with de-transitioner Chloe Cole, and the amount of pressure she experienced to become a transgender man AS A TEENAGER was ASTOUNDING. She discussed the new community, friendships, and affirmation she gained when she started her transition journey, and she lost ALL of those social perks when she began de-transitioning. She exchanged affirmation for death-threats, friendships for stone-cold silence.

Transmaxxing is a very specific example of a larger movement that is deeply concerning. Not only is the thansgender ideology problematic on its own merits, but now, we are seeing a rise of a distinction of "social advantage" based on gender affiliation. This is deviating away from the original notion that transgenderism is an innate quality. Now, many consider it more "socially advantageous" to identify as transgender than with your biological gender.

At the same time President Biden's misplaced classified documents were sitting in his house, garage, and office at the Penn Biden Center, a whole lot of Chinese money was flowing around him. Is this just a coincidence, or did the Chinese get anything in return? Investigative journalist John Solomon joins to break down what was going on here ...

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Here are 5 RIDICULOUS moments from the Davos summit

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Glenn has been warning about the dangers of the World Economic Forum and The Great Reset, which is the WEF's goal to utilize the crises like the COVID pandemic to create a leftist Utopia. Now, these goals continue to take shape at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos. Here are five ridiculous moments from this year's summit that shed light on their ultimate vision Glenn has been warning about.

1. Ex-CNN host Brian Stelter hosts the WEF panel on "disinformation," calling for the criminalization of "hate speech" in the U.S.

The former host of Reliable Sources was fired from CNN in 2022 for raking in the network's worst ratings since 2019. CNN's CEO at the time, Chris Licht, accused Stelter of "drawing ire from conservatives" for misrepresenting the facts and propagating false narratives to demonize conservatives. Licht fired Stelter because he was a liability to CNN's attempt to "re-brand" itself as a "reliable" news source.

You would think the World Economic Forum could have found a more credible host for its "disinformation," than Brian Stelter, and it comes with little surprise Stelter's panel called for the continued censorship of conservatives.

Stelter asked his panel, "How does this discussion of disinformation relate to everything else happening today in Davos?"

Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourová answered "illegal hate speech" from right-wing extremists, and then called for the criminalization of hate speech in the U.S., asserting, "I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law" within the EU.

As former Trump advisor Stephen Miller pointed out, Stelter's refusal to further challenge Jourová's call for censorship is indicative of his failed career as a journalist.

2. Al Gore warns of "rain bombs," "boiling oceans," and "xenophobia" as a result of climate change.

Gore's speech "speaks" for itself...

After asserting that we're creating an "open sewer" in the troposphere, Gore exclaimed:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice and raising the sea level, and causing these waves of climate refugees!
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Speaking of refugees, Gore blamed the mass migrations of people on... you guessed it... climate change! Of course this leads to "xenophobia" and "fascism," so if we hate "xenophobia" and "fascism," we need to stop climate change IMMEDIATELY. Plus the rain bombs...

Does this sound reminiscent of the "Man-Bear-Pig?"

Courtesy of South Park

3. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann urges for 1 million people to NOT eat meat—predicting a "meatless future."

It wouldn't be a World Economic Forum summit if bugs didn't take center stage. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann said he was inspired by his 24-year-old daughter to stop eating meat to fight climate change and urged one million people to stop eating meat to balance out jet emissions—like the jets his fellow attendees used to travel to the conference?

Here's what he said:

If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems."
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Of course, finding "alternative sources of protein" means... you guessed it... BUGS. The EU is already cutting down on cattle farms and promoting the building of insect farms to initiate this "protein transition."

4. John Kerry calls Davos attendees a "select group" with an "almost extraterrestrial" plan to save the planet.

Kerry's opening speech at Davos shows the type of elitism the attendees believe about themselves. They are the "special ones" who can gather at a Swiss resort town to discuss how to "save the planet" and the "little people" who are too ignorant to have a say in the matter. His words speak for themselves:

When you start to think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we — select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet [...] I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet [...] f you say that to most people, most people think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, or whatever, and there's no relationship. But really, that's where we are.
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Well, not everyone was amused...

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson called Kerry’s words, "Liberal delusions of grandeur." Jordan Peterson also tweeted, "Who are you going to sacrifice to save the planet, @JohnKerry -- and do you think and how will you ensure that they have any say in the matter?"

5. Davos attendees traveled on more than 1,000 private jets to the conference.

Greenspace, an environmentalist research group, estimates the total emissions used by Davos attendees on their private jets while traveling to the conference is equivalent to "about 350,000 average cars."

Greenspace also found that 53 percent of all private jet trips were short-haul flights of less than 470 nautical miles that "could have easily been train trips." This comes amid the EU's push to ban short-distance flights and opt for train travel instead, which many continue to point out.

Closing thoughts

What once sounded like conspiracy theories are now taking shape amongst the global elites at Davos. As Glenn continues to shed light on the dangers of the World Economic Forum, here's how YOU can fight back against their goals that threaten our freedoms and democracy.