Glenn Beck: The lies haven't changed



8.28.10: The Documentary


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GLENN: I want to talk to you a little bit about the lies that we have had. I played Brother, Can You Spare A Dime and Happy Days Are Here Again at the top of the hour to show you that the lies haven't changed, they haven't changed. That was the Great Depression and we're repeating everything in the from depression with you her adding something oh, so special to it. We're adding just a touch of the Viamar Republic. The reason why you don't print money is, well, first, we had a promise made in Bretton Woods, called Bretton Woods I and then Bretton Woods II, where we said, We'll be the gold standard. We'll never devalue our money. Well, we have. We did it -- first we got off the gold standard in the 1960's and then we said, we're just going to buy everything. The reason why you can't stop buying stuff is because we promised the rest of the world that's what he would do. We'll build their economies by buying stuff from them. When we got off the gold standard because we wanted the great society, that was the deal. We had Vietnam and the great society. We couldn't afford it. We didn't have enough gold. We said we're going off the gold standard. The world freaked out. We said, Don't worry. We're not going to make refrigerators or TV's anymore. Japan, you can make the TV's and somebody else, China, you can make the refrigerators. We'll buy it from you. So, you'll get our money. That was by design.

You don't print money because it devalues. They are stealing from your wallet and your bank account right now as the more the money -- the more money they print, the less your dollar is worth. That's why you will see oil prices go up, because it's pegged to the dollar. So, Saudi Arabia gets their money one way or another. We can have plenty of oil, but as they devalue our dollar, if it's $80 for a barrel of oil and we say we're going to -- we're going to print more money, they'll say, that's fine. Then that same $80 a barrel, it's now 85 because you've just knocked $5 of value off of your 80. So, we'll just keep charging you more. Prices go up. Your dollar is worth less. Viamar got into the trap of we can't afford it, it will trash if we don't, exactly the same things that you're hearing now. If we don't spend money -- remember Joe Biden, well, if we don't spend money, you'll say the mow, Joe, how can -- we've got to spend money to get out of this great debt? Yes, that's what I'm telling you. Remember that? That is the Viamar trap. You've got to spend money and keep printing it and if you don't, the economy stops and then it's chaos. But the other side is if you keep printing it, you'll never be able to get out of it and so your money will be worthless. Bring in spooky dude, George Soros who says what we need is a managed decline of the U.S. dollar because it's time for one global currency. Mark my words, you watch for George Soros to say these words: I don't believe Washington has a handle on this. They're -- he'll most likely say they're going to stop spending money or they're going to give these tax cuts and I don't believe that the U.S. currency, I don't believe the dollar is going to last. I'm very concerned about it. When that happens, it's the beginning of the end. Mark my words. Watch for his words. It's only happened four times in world history, right before a monetary crash and all four times it's been George Soros who has published those words.

Ben Bernanke first said under oath, we are not monetize our own debt, meaning we're not going to buy our own debt. That's you saying, Oh, Glenn, I need to borrow money for a house. Okay, Glenn. Are you going to pay me back? Yes, I am, Glenn. Okay. Then I'm going to charge you 5% interest. Okay, Glenn. Can we make it 4? Okay, Glenn. It's 4, but you've got to promise you're going to pay me back and you take the money out of your wallet and then you just take a piece of paper and pencil and you write, I owe you the money for the house. Okay, Glenn. You better pay me back. That's what's happening. They said they wouldn't do it. Then we caught them about a year ago because we tracked the bond numbers. When they sell a bond, they were selling it through a third party and then buying it back themselves two weeks later. They didn't want to get caught. Now they're just saying they're going to do it.

Do you remember when they said there wouldn't be inflation? We're not going -- these people like Glenn Beck, they're so worried about inflation. (Laughter.) We're worried about deflation. Yes, I'm worried about deflation, too, but at some point inflation is coming.

I don't think our houses have lost all of the value yet. I don't think we're at the bottom, gang. Do you? And then inflation, they're now seeing this week inflation is going up. Why? How is that possible? Bernanke is now saying we had high index rates. Joe, is that right on the bonds? It's an in flex rate, right? Interest? How about -- I'm trying to remember what that's called when you have to increase the payout. Pardon me? No, no, no. For the port bonds. Anyway, they have to give you more money in the future to buy these bonds. It's interest, really. That is a sign of trouble, huge spike in the bond sales this week, meaning people don't want to buy them. So, the Fed is buying them directly now and the Fed says, We have to print more money. Pat, when are they printing more money? Is it next month?

PAT: November, yeah.

GLENN: November they're printing more money. Gang, it's coming. What was required at Viamar was this: Politicians who explained to the German people, Guys, we are going to go through hell. We are going to go -- we're going to -- when we stop printing money, we're going to -- it's going to fall apart and people are going to lose their jobs, but we have faith in people that we can hold it together and we can restart our economy. That's the conversation that we need to have here in America, but no one will have it. Instead, they are wishing and hoping that hope and changety change, change, change will somehow or the other work for the first time in human history.

PAT: And they seem to be setting up exactly what happened in the Viamar Republic to finally turn that situation around.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And that's after the hyperinflation, what saved Germany? They valued land. They went to a land standard and that's what -- they burned the rest of the money and they based it all on land and what is the Federal Government doing here now? But taking over all our property.

GLENN: They're taking the property. They're --

PAT: 98% of all new mortgages.

GLENN: They've got all -- 98% of all new mortgages are underwritten by the Federal Government. You will become a renter to the Federal Government. If there's any way you can pay off your house, you should pay off your house. And I know people will say that's nuts, but I'm telling you, you've got to own things, because that is what they did in Viamar. They just took it. I don't know if you're going to be able to keep it. We've never been in this situation before. Very few countries have and none of them have come out the other side. That's how dire this situation is.

 

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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