Glenn Beck: Be good to each other

GLENN: You know, one of the things that -- we're in a tough situation as we always seem to be because we never seem to leave a political cycle anymore which is great because it can keep us divided the whole time and we never get to unite. We're in a political cycle where, you know, where we have to talk about tough issues and there are people on both sides of issues that intentionally want to divide us. Some of us don't. Some of us divide unintentionally. I know I'm divisive unintentionally sometimes. Maybe sometimes I'm intentionally divisive. I don't know. Try not to be. Try to be a better person. Don't always succeed. But we want to be. We want to be those better people. We want to be good people. That's why people want to believe in Barack Obama because they want to be that person. They want to be better than we are. They believe in a better America. That's why I've been telling you that I think Barack Obama has a lot in common with Ronald Reagan. Not in policies, not on philosophies but on that hope of that shining city on the hill, that we are a better people. But where are the honest brokers? Where are the people who are really, they exist outside, outside of you. Do they exist, do they exist in Washington? Does it matter if they exist in Washington, as long as they do exist with you?

Last weekend I had to go down to Walt Disney World and -- I mean, I had to. I was doing some work for the Children's Miracle Network and they asked me to give a keynote speech and I also emceed their awards dinner for them and it's amazing. It's amazing to walk through Disney. My favorite part of Disney is probably most people's least favorite part of Disney. My favorite part of Disney is Main Street. It's when you first walk through those gates and you get off the monorail and you walk through the gates and you get to see Main Street and you get to see the Castle. And the reason why it's my favorite part is because that's where the magic happens for me. The magic doesn't happen in the Pirates of the Caribbean, the magic doesn't happen on the, you know, "It's a small world" ride. The magic happens when you first walk in and you see that and I think the reason is because the magic of Disney is not in the audio-animatronics. The magic of Disney is you believe that the world is a happy place, it's the happiest place on Earth. You believe that people are good to each other. The Disney employee likes their job, or at least that's what you feel. They're good. They make you feel good. They are always smiling. Maybe it's fake. I don't know. But you feel good and you have that moment of magic where you feel like it can be this way. The magic is you're elevated into a higher place. You are elevated into a -- maybe it's a place of the past, maybe it's a place that never existed, it's just a place that we want to exist but it's a place to where people are good to each other.

It was so fantastic this last weekend to be there and to see Main Street and to recognize what that magic is, that it's just being good to each other, that's all it is, and then meeting one individual that you've never heard, a very famous family that you've never heard of this guy. His name is Virl. Virl is deaf. Virl has a younger brother who is also deaf, two boys that were born of the family, first two boys. The family was told, don't have any more children because they're all going to be born deaf. Well, the parents decided, well, I don't care if they're all deaf or not; we're going to have more children. The next child that was born was not deaf. The child after that was not deaf.

Well, the family decided that they needed to raise some money to be able to pay for some hearing aids for Virl and his brother and so what they did is they taught their four boys barber shop quartet, the four boys that could hear, and they would go and they would sing at little parties and things like that and they would raise money just to be able to buy hearing aids for the two older brothers. That's when Andy Williams came into the picture, and Andy Williams saw the four boys and said, you guys are fantastic; you have to be on the show. The parents said no, no, no, no, no. They said, no, Andy Williams said, you've got to travel with me, you've got to be on the TV show, let's do six months together. The family said, no, we're just a family, we're just doing this to be able to raise the older boys, get them some hearing aids. That's all we really wanted to do. Well, they thought about it and Dad woke up in the middle of one night and said, you know what, I think we should pray on this, I think maybe we should -- I don't know. Maybe we should have the boys go with Andy Williams. They did, and the family over the years grew in size. Now I was on stage with, I think 136 Osmonds. The one who taught the Osmonds, Donny and all of his brothers, their dance moves, the one who taught Marie how to dance was Virl, the deaf brother, the oldest Osmond, the one that never, ever went on stage. I know this story because I stood behind stage and I watched the Retrospective on the big screens that was out for the audience and I was watching it in reverse standing next to Virl. I watched this man with such -- he had such great pride in his family. There was no, gosh, I never was recognized, I'm not on stage, the family is on stage, but I'm just standing here where no one will ever see me, backstage. He looked up at that screen and watched his family with such great pride and he looked at me and he said, my parents were as close to perfect as you can imagine. I said, Virl, they had to be. They had to be. A deaf kid being born to a family, imagine. Imagine someone being deaf, being born to a musical family. What are the odds that two deaf children are born to one family that would just listen and say, you know what, let's do it. What a difference that family has made as they, because of those two boys, they started the Osmond Foundation which then became the Children's Miracle Network which now raises millions of dollars for children's hospitals every single year, now is starting to go global, is over in Ireland and Scotland and England and soon will be spreading all around the globe, all because of a guy you never heard of before because he's never made it to stage, the guy who's never heard the cheering of the crowd for his family but has stood silently behind stage and watched him. Virl Osmond. Don't tell me that one man, don't tell me that one person can't make a difference and please don't ever try to tell me that a disability holds you back.

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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