This is one of those things I ask you to go with me on but I want to talk to you
about a real change of course and a real direction. I believe that I have hit my
maximum footprint. We have about 30 million people that listen and watch and
read every single month. We have 30 million people within the Glenn Beck
footprint. That's one tenth of the American population. I have been telling you
that these things were coming. I have been ringing the bell as hard as I can. I
have pledged my life, my fortune and my sacred honor over the last five years,
and you have, too. And you have been here. And last hour I did an opening
monologue and tonight we'll show you the video. It is, it's stunning. It's
stunning what happened just over the weekend, the things that we have said were
coming are now here. And I have been thinking lately about, you know, where do I
go from here. And where I go from here is grassroots. Where I go from here is,
quite honestly, away from New York City. Where I go from here is into real life.
I am the answers don't lie in New York City, they don't lie in Chicago, they are
not in Washington, D.C. They are at your home and your town hall and your
community. They life within your own life. And that's where our problems are and
that's where the solutions are. So I want to start with something that you
people say what does the average person do, Glenn? What do I do? Because I don't
have a lot of money and et cetera, et cetera. And I've told you food storage. I
can't tell you, it may sound ridiculous to you but I can't tell you how
important it is. And you will hear let me tell you something. You will hear my
words ring in your head. Do not be the person that said, oh, jeez, I wish I
would have listened to him. Get food storage. Now, if you don't know how to do
that I told my wife last night, do you know who bought up just tons of land in
Brazil for sugar? George Soros. Isn't that weird? I told my wife last night, I
said, buy sugar, honey. Buy sugar. Buy flour. These things are going to staples
are going to become extraordinarily expensive. Look at this. I don't know if you
guys saw this, but the classic Thanksgiving dinner? This is a chart, and I'll
hold it up for the Insiders but if you look at this, it shows that in 1986 the
price of a classic Thanksgiving dinner pick it up on 3. There it is. The classic
Thanksgiving dinner. And you'll see that it's pretty much flat line because
that's adjusted for inflation. If you don't adjust for inflation, here's the
cost. And inflation really is just inflating the money. That's all they are
doing is they are inflating the money.
PAT: It's like the cost of buying the Twelve Days of Christmas gifts?
PAT: You know where the calling birds went out? I mean, that's
GLENN: You can't even
PAT: I mean, that's, you know, turtle doves, you can't even get a good turtle
dove anymore. You can't.
GLENN: Don't even talk to me about the pipers piping.
STU: I've been trying to get the lords a leaping for a while.
PAT: They're expensive.
STU: They are out of my price range.
PAT: You know why? You know why they are expensive? Unions. Union members.
STU: Union leapers?
GLENN: Communists? Communist union members?
PAT: The lords, they are all communists union members who make about $72,000 a
GLENN: All right. Pipe down! All right, so here's the thing. Costs are going up.
People say how do I afford it? "Glenn, I'm on the line now." The average person
now, this isn't obviously everybody. The average person and I cannot believe
this has $20,000 to $25,000 worth of excess stuff in their house. Now
PAT: That's hard to believe.
GLENN: That is really hard to believe. My wife and I went through our house this
weekend and we put sticky notes on everything we're going to sell.
PAT: You're not including, like, furniture that you actually sit on, TVs you
use, that kind of stuff?
GLENN: No, we did.
PAT: You are including that?
GLENN: No, no, no. No, no, no. Not stuff you
PAT: Stuff you're using or stuff that you're not using?
GLENN: Some stuff you use and stuff but you don't need. You know, it's extra
stuff. It's like, you know what, we don't need this, you know. But mainly it's
stuff you don't use.
GLENN: You know where we found a lot of stuff? In boxes in the basement.
PAT: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
GLENN: And in, like, cupboards. Stuff you've got in the back of the cupboard and
you're like, I forgot we even had this. You know what I mean? We found stuff
this weekend that we had just put away from another move and we're just like, I
don't even remember having this. It's like you got a whole new set of stuff.
GLENN: And so what we did is we put sticky notes on everything and we are going
to put it up on Upillar and we're selling it. And what I'm selling it for is
probably different than what you're selling it for. I'm going to encourage you
to do this right now. I want you to talk to your spouse tonight, and I want you
to go through your stuff. And your husband or your wife is going to think you're
crazy. I don't really care anymore. I don't care what anybody thinks of me
anymore. You think I'm crazy? Fine. Woo hoo, great, make fun of me. I mean,
stand in line on that one.
What I'm asking you to do is sell it, for one of three reasons. Go through and
find out what truly is meaningful in your life. Find out what you need. We've
got so much crap. We have so much clutter. We have so much materialism in our
lives that it clutters.
For instance, I am trying to convince my wife right now, and me, get rid of the
cellphones. Now, this is really no, no, no, I know this is really, really
bizarre and most people can't do this, but I want to get rid of them because I
don't want the electronics in the house.
PAT: You never use yours anyway.
GLENN: I know.
PAT: You might as well get rid of it.
GLENN: I know, but my wife uses it and I call her on hers all the time. We leave
them in the car or something else. I don't want all the distractions in the
house. I don't want them with the kids. I just don't want them.
STU: That's legitimate to try to keep them out of the house obviously. You know,
they're great for emergencies, there's uses for them.
GLENN: Yeah, yeah, and that's why I'm saying I have different reasons for it.
I'm not saying, you know, don't have a cellphone. That's ridiculous. But get all
these things that were supposed to make our lives easier have made them more
STU: Well, you've seen those Windows, the Windows phone commercials they have
been airing lately which is their entire ad campaign is if you get a Windows
phone, you'll get off the phone faster. Like we'll give you all your updates on
one page and I mean, I don't know if it's any good but that's their pitch to
you. It's what they are seeing in people is that they want to get off the phone
and start reconnecting with actual people.
STU: That are near you.
GLENN: We have to do that. So anyway, you can what I want you to do is I want
you to go through your house. Because if you have let's say you have $5,000
worth of stuff in your house that you just don't use. You've got sitting it's a
gift somebody gave you. Get rid of it. And here's why. One, pay off your bills.
If you had $5,000 worth of stuff sitting in your house that you don't use, if
you could get rid of it and you could raise $5,000, could you pay off your
credit card? Could you pay down your debt? What could you do with it?
Two, if you had $5,000 and you had paid down your debt, how about food storage?
Could you use $5,000 do you know what you could buy with $5,000 for food
storage? Enormous. Enormous amount.
PAT: You get a year's supply for five people.
GLENN: That's enormous. Pay it off and get your food storage. People have been
asking me, "Glenn, we want answers. What do we do?" Politically? Politically
it's in Broke. All of the answers that took us a year, over a year to do. Well,
this stuff has taken me about a year to come up with as well and this is just
the beginning. First step, get rid of your stuff. Sell it. The stuff you don't
use, sell it and pay down your debt and do food storage. I would do food storage
The third option for people who are in my situation is I have found a town in
Ohio, and I will tell you about it in the coming days, but I want to recreate
George Bailey's It's A Wonderful Life at the end, that end scene. And my wife
and I have found a food pantry that is really struggling. And I mean, these guys
puts their hands on the shelves every day and pray on these shelves and say,
Lord, help us fill these shelves. Well, I don't know what the Lord's doing but I
know what we're doing, and we're going to help. And we are going to raise money
out of our own stuff and we're going to help other people with it. I'm going to
try to lead by some example here and show that we can help each other out, and
we can do it without really hurting ourselves at all. Helping ourselves. It's
good for us. It's good for me to get rid of this crap in my life and it is good
for the other end. So will you join me on this? I will give you more details.
Upillar. It will probably be up there by next week. I'm going to post all my
stuff on Upillar and there's some great stuff. And I mean, there's some stuff
there that, I mean, there's some stuff there that is, you know, one of a kind
of, you know
PAT: Did you put the Pujols bat up?
GLENN: No, I didn't. I didn't do that.
PAT: Oh, I see.
GLENN: No, I didn't.
PAT: That's something you need! That's something you need, is it, Mr. Beck?
GLENN: There are a few things that my wife said no to and that was one of them.
I did put our pool table up, made just for my family. It says made for the Beck
family. Put that up. I love the pool table. My wife's like, which was the last
time you played pool? And I'm like, okay, it's been about a year and a half, but
I love it. And she's like, pool table is going. I said, and the pool table goes,
the brand new beautiful exercise equipment that we had to have, good stuff, it's
been used about three times. Gone! And I am happy about it.
STU: Isn't this just an excuse for, like, wives to be able to nag over things
they don't like?
GLENN: Oh, no, no, no. No, no, because it's like, oh, really? That's going? Do
you know what else is going? This is going. "I like that." You never use it.
STU: This is sort of like a trade war.
GLENN: It is, it is. It's great. It's really great. It was very liberating this
weekend. So please talk to your spouse about doing that. And we'll give you some
more information as we continue to move on.