Glenn Beck: Who is Stuart Chase?

GLENN: In a book called When the War Ends. The Road We Are Traveling, 1914 1942. Stuart Chase wrote this, free enterprise into X. He said many more studies will be needed before the mystery is cleared up, but we have something called X which is displacing the system of free enterprise all over the world. We don't know yet what to call it. We can describe its major characteristics.

Got it? He said there's something called X. We could call it communism, we could call it fascism, we could call it state capitalism. But he said we don't really know what it is. But here are the things that are going on. Free enterprise into X. First one, a strong centralized government; two, executive arm growing at the expense of the legislative and judicial arms; three, the control of government bank or banking, credit and security exchanges by the government; four, the underwriting of employment by the government, either through armaments or public works; five, the underwriting of Social Security by the government, old age pensions, mothers pensions, unemployment insurance and the like; six, the underwriting of good housing and medical care by the government; seven, the use of deficit spending technique to finance these underwritings.

Let me say that again: Seven, the use of deficit spending techniques to finance these underwritings. This was new in 1942. The annually balanced budget has lost its old time sanctity. Eight, the abandonment of gold in favor of managed currencies; nine, the control of foreign trade by the government with increased emphasis on bilateral agreements and barter deals; ten, the control of natural resources with increasing emphasis on self sufficiency; eleven, the control of energy sources, hydroelectric power, coal, petroleum, and natural gas; twelve, the control of transportation, railway, highway, airway, waterway; thirteen, the control of agricultural production; fourteen, the control of labor organizations, often to the point of prohibiting strikes; fifteen, the enlistment of young men and women in youth corps defeated to health, discipline, community service, and ideologies consistent with those in authority; sixteen, heavy taxation with special emphasis on the estates and incomes of the rich; seventeen, not much taking over of property or industries in the old socialistic sense, but the formula appears to be control without ownership.

Let me say this again: Not much taking over of properties or industries in the old socialistic sense. This is written in 1942. The formula appears to be control without ownership. It is interesting to recall the same formula was used by the management of the great corporations in depriving stockholders of power. And 18, state control of communications and propaganda.

So who is Stuart Chase, who wrote this and said, something is afoot and it's going to change the free market enterprise, and this is the sign of state capitalism, fascism, or communism, but we'll just call it X. Who was he? Well, you probably have never heard of this book. You've probably never even heard of his name, but he was a Fabian Socialist. He was a member of the Fabian Society at Harvard and a friend of Walter Lippmann. Walter Lippmann was the guy who every journalist in America has studied and hails as a hero. He was a eugenicist or eugenics guy. He was a progressive, he was a member of Woodrow Wilson's administration. He was a really evil dude. When he when Walter Lippmann heard about Fabian Socialism, he said the guys opened up for him. But Stuart Chase just went and became a Fabian Socialist with him at Harvard. Stuart Chase appears again in the 1930s in American history because he's the one that coined the term, the New Deal. He's the one that was in the, what was it, the kitchen cabinet for FDR, his panel of experts to help transform the world, transform America? The guy who coined the New Deal and helped FDR sell it and get it out and shape it said there's something strange going on with the free market system in 1942. And it's changing. And these are the signs that will change it into state capitalism and abandon the free market. We have done every single one of these things. The guy who helped design the New Deal pointed them out to us. Don't miss tonight's show and tomorrow and Monday's and DVR the show. If you DVRed last night, it is an hour on Fabian Socialism and it is an hour that I probably had more mail on saying I had no idea. I had no idea about any of this stuff. But in every letter I got, pro or con, they all said the same thing. It's the scariest episode. It used to be fun to connect the dots. This one wasn't fun to connect the dots with. It's not, but you must connect the dots.

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In just the past few days, the Senate passed an unprecedented $740 billion spending bill amid an inflation crisis, we found out that the IRS purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo ahead of plans to hire 87,000 new "enforcement" agents, and on Monday the FBI raided the home of a former U.S. president. It's pretty safe to say that there's a whole lot going on in this country that we've never seen before, and conservatives had "better wake up," said Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Program."

"This is the beginning of an entirely new kind of America. And when it is all implemented, look out! The only other thing that I think [Democrats] could do to really polish us off is [use] emergency orders. If [President Joe Biden] goes for emergency orders and declares a national emergency over the weather, we're going to be cooked," Glenn said.

Glenn went on to explain why he believes a new "season" is on the horizon for our nation, but it’s not all bad news. He said he's hopeful for a new class of politicians to enter Washington, D.C., and, while no politician is perfect, a few such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can still surprise us.

DeSantis always seems to be ahead of the curve on hot-button issues, and he tackles them the legal way without abusing his power. Just look at how much the media is trying to paint him as evil. That’s a telltale sign that "he’s on the right track, at the right speed. And he's taking all of it on," Glenn said.

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Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

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