5 SCARY stories about freedom from Glenn’s Europe vacation

5 SCARY stories about freedom from Glenn’s Europe vacation

Glenn is back from a two week vacation, but it wasn’t all sunshine and roses. In fact, his time spent in both Scotland and London, England, showed him just how far Europe has succumbed to far-left policies. And some places, he says, may have moved beyond the United States: ‘No one is screaming freedom over there.’ In this clip, Glenn details 5 stories —like the 15 minute cities, the ‘Terra Carta,’ no air conditioning, and more — that taught him so much about the dire situation facing our neighbors across the sea…


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GLENN: I think I want to start -- I think I want to start with what I learned over in Europe.

That takes us down the road of dark future even more.

ESG is -- is really, truly just the beginning.

I went over to Scotland, and London. For the last two weeks. It's been a week in Scotland. Met with the -- a wonderful couple of scholars over there.

I'll talk about later. And really, began to understand, A, how far Scotland has already gone.

Scotland, that's Braveheart. Freedom. No one is screaming freedom over there. They're already implementing 15-minute cities. Fifteen-minute cities. Are cities that are so bizarre.

Are cities where you walk. Where you don't drive. Everything that you want is within 15 minutes.

Because the car is going to be eliminated.

And I need that's hard to believe, but it is true.

And I'll lay this case out for you, as the show goes on.

But we are headed toward a zero carbon world. That's what they're pushing.

That will mean the end of almost everything as you know it.

They're implementing these 15 minute cities. Already, they're on the path to eliminate the airports. There will only be two airports in Great Britain one in Heathrow, that's in London. And the other I think in Glasgow up in Scotland. That's it. Everything else, you're going to have to take a train for. And it will have to be an electric plane.

Your cars and moving from city to city, is going away. This is so evident when you come over to England or Scotland. You see it already in play. The cars, the taxicabs are all being replaced by electric. And the cabbies hate it. Hate it.

First of all, we were over there. And it was 80 degrees.

There is no air-conditioning, to speak of. In -- in England or Scotland.

None. None. Now, normally, they have cooler temperatures.

But it's -- the exact same as it is in Seattle.

It reminded me so much of growing up in Seattle.

It's the same weather. And in the summer, you'll have really hot days. And that's why people have air-conditioning, in their cars and their homes, in Seattle.

Many days, you can just open up the windows. Because it gets cool at night. Same thing with London.

But it's 80 or 90.

And last summer or summer before, it was up at 100.

When you're in a city, baking at 100.

When you're at a theater or restaurant. You are seeing a show. And there are a thousand people, sitting on top of each other, in one room. It gets really hot, really fast.

No air-conditioning.

And that's not just because they can't retrofit the buildings.

It's because air-conditioning is a thing of the past.

And when you say you can't retrofit the buildings, it was very interesting, because I went to Windsor castle.

That's the home where Charles and the Queen used to live.

It was the only place that felt like America. It had plenty of air-conditioning. You know how in some cities, especially New York, you're walking around on a really hot day? These stores will actually opening their doors, so when you're walking by on the sidewalk, you feel this push of cold air. It makes you want to go into the store, and get cool.

That's how they attract people. No.

Not in England. They don't do that. Except at the palace of the king. Who, by the way, I believe it was him or, you know, maybe one of his staff or sons. I don't know who it was. But the royal helicopter landed at Windsor castle. And I thought, that's interesting. You would think that helicopters would be a thing of the past. As would air-conditioning, if you truly cared about the planet. By the way, I learned this too.

I don't pay attention to England. Pat is here. You know the Magna Carta, what was that, Pat?
PAT: What was that? It's like the forerunner to our Constitution.

GLENN: Yeah. Right. It was the first document for the rights of?

PAT: Man.

GLENN: Man. Okay. Did you know that king Charles has introduced something new called the Terra Carta?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Yeah. I didn't know that either. The Terra Carter.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: What is -- terra is Latin for? Earth.

PAT: Earth. Jeez.

GLENN: Earth. This is the rights of the earth charter, okay?

And they usurp the rights of man.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: So it --

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: They say it goes hand in hand with the Magna Carta, but it doesn't. The earth has rights that cancel out some of man's rights.

Is this how far this is going. By the way, the White House has just approved and supports the new proposal, as do all of the key players in the UN.

They are already acting as if this is a done deal. But the United Nations has released now, and everyone seems to be on board. And it's coming at us like a freight train.

Our common agenda.

Our common agenda.

Now, can I ask, have -- have you voted for anybody at the UN?

Because I have never voted for anybody at the UN. They've never called me up, and said, hey. We're the UN.

We're doing a survey. We're coming up with a common agenda. What do you think? What should be on our agenda?

Because I think in America, they might have found. A lot of them would have said, to get rid of the United Nations.

But their common agenda is an expansion. And a major expansion of Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030.

Its foundation is essentially the great reset, but with several massive editions. Including, a plan to give the United Nations sweeping emergency powers.

You -- this is The Great Reset on steroids.

The -- I really -- I love the emergency powers. The emergency platform would give the United Nations, the ability to actively promote and drive an international response, that places the principles of equity and solidarity at the center of its work.

The UN, along with its stakeholders of the world, including academics, governments, private sector actors. Meaning, global corporations. And international finance institutions, will be there to ensure there's a unified global response to whatever that crisis might be.

Now, it's weird. Because I went to the -- I went to the London School of Economics. Which a lot of people will associate with Hayek, uh-huh. The London school of Economics should be associated with George Soros, okay?

I have some pictures I will show you, probably on television, this week. But I learned a lot. I learned a lot. And I went to the bookstore, and I just picked up a couple of books. These were all in the same section.

It seems to be the same series. One was hurricane season. One was just called emergency. And my favorite is: Drive your plow over the bones of the dead. That's one of my favorite. So I have some reading to do in front of me. They seem to be preparing for an emergency of some sort.

Now, they also in this, have a digital compact. A global digital compact. I'm quoting. Part of our common agenda proposal calls for massive public collection, use of data and global regulations. It also calls for a robust accountability criteria, and standards for digital platform and users to address disinformation, hate speech, and other harmful online content.

End quote.

So, in other words, the UN is taking a role of governing speech online, including social media. Now, there's a ton, I could tell you about this.

But this is what we talk about in the book Dark Future. Sustainable and equitable rules for technology.

Now, we're telling you about the World Economic Forum. I'm telling you today, there is more information today out now from the United Nations that backs all of it up.

The one thing I learned -- I learned so much.

I learned so much.

One thing I learned is, the English are very concerned about the United States.

I had somebody behind the counter. I was talking to him. And he said, where are you from the states? I said, Texas. And he said, how are things? And I said, in the United States? And he said, yeah.

And I said, not as bad as you might think in some places. Worse than you would think in others.

And he said, we watched the news over here closely. Another couple of guys gathered around the counter, and they were looking at me and listening and nodding their heads. He said, we're very concerned about the future of America.

And I said, well, you should be.

But you should also be concerned for your future as well.

Because we're all connected now.

And I paid the bill.

And as I walked out, he looked at me. And it was so heartfelt, it was so odd.

He looked at me and he said, hey. Please be careful over there.

They're very concerned.

Why Conservatives Need 'Indoctrination Centers' | Liz Wheeler | The Glenn Beck Podcast | Ep 196

Why Conservatives Need 'Indoctrination Centers' | Liz Wheeler | The Glenn Beck Podcast | Ep 196

Liz Wheeler, host of “The Liz Wheeler Show,” wants everyone to know that our children are being attacked by “forces of Marxism.” It’s NOT an exaggeration, and her new book, “Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids,” shows exactly how the far Left has the nation’s youngest citizens in its crosshairs — especially within America’s public schools. In this episode of “The Glenn Beck Podcast,” Wheeler joins Glenn to outline exactly where these attacks are taking place. Plus, they discuss why Planned Parenthood recently has become a major force in the trans rights movement, the woke villainization of white, Christian men, and the biggest misconceptions regarding AI (artificial intelligence).

The DUMBEST Takes on the Border Crisis Glenn Has Ever Heard | Glenn TV | Ep 308

The DUMBEST Takes on the Border Crisis Glenn Has Ever Heard | Glenn TV | Ep 308

Multiple Democratic officials are speaking out after their policies have destroyed their cities. Is sanity finally coming back to America? On today’s Friday Exclusive, Glenn reacts to the sudden shift in Democrats' view on illegal immigration, even though some mainstream politicians are still holding firm. Also, Glenn responds to a Texas House member who claimed that Biden’s only crime is ‘loving his son.’ Next, Glenn explains how sinking the lifeboat will cause more tragedy than safety. Lastly, Glenn reacts to a shocking clip of a British official coming out against multiculturalism and a Polish official defending his anti-illegal immigration stance.

GOP & Fox News Are DEAD: Glenn Beck Reacts to 'WORST' Presidential Debate | Glenn TV | Ep 307

GOP & Fox News Are DEAD: Glenn Beck Reacts to 'WORST' Presidential Debate | Glenn TV | Ep 307

Were there ANY winners at the second GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox Business and Univision? Glenn calls it “the worst debate of my lifetime” and reveals who was the REAL loser. BlazeTV hosts Stu Burguiere, Steve Deace, and Pay Gray join with their raw reactions to candidates North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and former Vice President Mike Pence. All hosts agree the candidates failed to provide the conservative base with a real conversation, especially since many of the questions could have been asked by MSNBC. They also address the bizarre appearance of Fox moderator Dana Perino introducing Hillary Clinton at a recent Clinton Global Initiative Event. And what about the elephant NOT in the room? Was Donald Trump, who chose striking UAW workers over debating candidates, the only winner? With the leading GOP candidate facing 91 felony indictments, Steve Deace says, “This is how we do assassination in America today" and that it’s vital we choose a strong second-place nominee … FAST.

THESE are the parts of the government Glenn would LOVE to SHUT DOWN

THESE are the parts of the government Glenn would LOVE to SHUT DOWN

The United States is once again on the verge of a government shutdown, but should Congress cave and pass a continuing resolution to spend a lot more money and save us all ... or do we not need saving? Glenn reviews what would actually happen under a government shutdown and which agencies we should probably shut down anyways. Maybe we need "15 Days to Slow the Spending."


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GLENN: All right. So here's what we have to do this weekend, beginning tonight at midnight, if we don't sign the CR, and continuing resolution, which will give just a buttload of money. Just keep spending, exactly like you were spending last year, and no real accountability for any of it.

And we have to add some more for a war.

If we don't sign that by tonight, we have to shut the government down. Pat Gray is joining us.

What will you do as of 12:01, tonight.

PAT: Well, Stu gave me a suggestion. Because I was confused what I would do when I came in. What am I going to do? What was your suggestion that I should do? Now, this is in the eventuality, of a government shutdown.

GLENN: Okay. Are you well read enough, to give a recommendation?

STU: I mean, I would be concerned if I was going to be held to some legal standard.

GLENN: Right. Because you're not not an expert.

STU: I'm not an expert. But I was thinking you could continue living your life exactly the same way.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Oh. Well, that's weird. What about the catastrophe that is -- what about that?

STU: Yeah. You would -- in this particular scenario. It's a fictional scenario, at some level.

GLENN: Okay. You're not a doctor. I think this is dangerous.

STU: What were the things you were going to do?

PAT: Do those things.

STU: The things you weren't going to do, don't do those.

PAT: It's crazy talk.

GLENN: All right. Hang on a second. Here's what's going to happen. Here's what's going to happen, okay? This is from the O and B. The Office of Management & Budget.

And they have now released the contingency plan.

So here's what's going to happen.

Now, please don't panic.

But economic indicators like the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs report could -- could be delayed. This month.

PAT: Don't say that.


The federal mediation and conciliation service, which is charged with promoting labor management cooperation.

PAT: They'll still have that, right?

GLENN: Well, yes. Yes.

PAT: Good.

GLENN: However, they would have to cut back in its -- they won't close. But they'll have to cut back in some of the things they do.

And this all amid the strike with the auto workers.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: What are the unions and the -- and the -- you know, the plants going to do? Without federal officials. They'll never be able to do anything.

PAT: No, they won't.

STU: And the thing is, we're so a used to high efficiency from the government. That when you lose that -- society --

PAT: It all goes sideways.

GLENN: Time to throw everyone a bone here, so you don't panic. The Federal Reserve activity will be unaffected. So they can still raise the interest rates on November 1st, no matter what happens.

PAT: Good.

STU: Great.

GLENN: The Federal Trade Commission, however, would stop the vast bulk of its competition and consumer protection investigation.

PAT: You can't be serious.

GLENN: I am serious.

They have -- the vast bulk of them, would just stop.

STU: So some of them would continue?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: But the vast bulk of them -- what percentage does that translate to?

GLENN: Don't know. Vast bulk.

This is from the O&B.

The Security and Exchange Commission, will not review or improve registrations from investment advisers, broker dealers, transfer agents, rating organizations. Investment companies. And municipal advisers.

They're not going to be able to -- if you try to register --

PAT: At the SECC.

GLENN: You won't -- you won't be able to do it.

STU: What is that? For a new fund? Or something? New rating. A two-week process probably?

PAT: What about the FDIC? Do you have information on the FDIC?

GLENN: No, they still do not have all of the -- they're scrambling for this information.

STU: They didn't see this coming.

GLENN: Now, again, to give you some good news.

The IRS has not released this plan for the potential shutdown. However, previous plans have said that the IRS would use funds from Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act.

STU: Oh, good.

GLENN: To keep employees paid and working.

PAT: Thank heaven.

GLENN: And the union representing the IRS workers are saying, new plans are being discussed, that would involve some furloughs. However, businesses and individuals, who requested that six-month extension for your tax return in April. You will still be required to file by April 16.

PAT: Well, of course, you would.

STU: Yeah. By what date? October 16th. I was going to say, I thought I had more time.

GLENN: Yeah. Emergency relief is going to be a problem. A shutdown would create increased risk, that FEMA, their relief funds, could be depleted.

So there's a risk, that their funds could be depleted. If large additional catastrophic disasters occur. During the shutdown.

STU: Now, of course, they would very easily pass funding for that almost immediately. But still, we should deny that that would happen.

We will deny that any of these people will get their money afterward.

We all know they will retroactively pay off all of this stuff anyway. It will be a vacation for many people.

PAT: They've already done that. For many people. So, yeah. Sure.

GLENN: For those of you concerned about, hey. What about my energy?

What about the environment?

This is what this Draconian shutdown is going to do.

PAT: Thank you, Republicans.

GLENN: The interior department, which does all of the designing for the Capitol building, and the interiors, and pick out the drapes.

Oh, no. Apparently, it doesn't do that. The department of interior, will retain limited discretion to use permits for energy projects on federal lands and waters, when user fees are attached.

So they'll -- they'll retain just limited discretion, to issue those permits. You know, for drilling, and things like that.

PAT: They don't have full discretion.

GLENN: No. Not during a shutdown.

PAT: During a shutdown. Oh, no.

GLENN: A funding lapse would paralyze -- to develop would require environmental analysis for all energy projects. Highways. And other infrastructure.

The EPA, may be able to continue some IRA-funded activities.

As well as other attempted works such as settlement-funded cleanup at some Superfund sites.

PAT: Let's hope that is the case.

GLENN: Now. The White House is warning, most EPA led inspections at hazardous waste sites, as well as drinking water at chemical facilities, it's got to stop.

PAT: Oh, wow.

GLENN: So your drinking water. Could go completely -- it will stop.

PAT: It will turn to mud this weekend.

GLENN: Well, by Sunday. Maybe Monday.

The Energy Information Administration, which publishes snapshots of the US oil inventory.

It will continue to collect and publish data on schedule. But they say, at least initially.

At least initially. Our nuke sites are going to be maintained. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, however, will stop all licensing of new nuclear facilities.

PAT: Oh, there's so many of those going up too.

Because, I mean, we did the last one in 1978. And bang.

GLENN: This is going to stop.

PAT: Well, there's no new ones.

GLENN: But it will stop.

STU: This was the week. This was the week it would happen.

PAT: And now, thanks to you, MAGA Republicans.

GLENN: Right. Now transportation and travel.

Travelers could face delays as air traffic controllers and transportation security administration officers.

PAT: That will continue.

GLENN: Will be working without pay.

PAT: But without pay.

GLENN: Yeah. So people will --

PAT: I mean, they really are not. They will be paid. Just maybe not time.

GLENN: Right. Which is a hassle.

PAT: It is a hassle. I won't deny that.

GLENN: It is a hassle. However, Amtrak, they will keep transporting those 12 passengers. They will just keep going.

PAT: Is Ange going to continue to tell stories, about how many miles Joe Biden has traveled on the train.

Will he be there? Even in death, as he was when he told the story to Joe Biden?

GLENN: I don't know.

Now, passport and Visas will still be issued.

PAT: I thought those would be delayed. But they're not going to?

GLENN: Efforts to defend the nation and conduct ongoing military operations, will continue.

PAT: Right.

STU: That's good.

GLENN: Burials and tours, at Arlington National Cemetery would continue.

STU: Did anybody doubt, they would stop burying the bodies.

They'll just pile up, until we open up the government.

GLENN: COVID-19, response research including vaccine and therapeutic development by the US government will continue.

PAT: Will continue.

GLENN: The National Institute of Health, might have to postpone clinical trials for diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's, according to the White House. So this may throw him from solving cancer.

We were so close to him coming through with his promise of curing cancer, but it's the damn Republicans.

STU: We can actually check that at any point. If you go to, HasJoeBidenCuredCancer.com.

GLENN: Can you check that real quick? We're really close.

STU: Has Joe Biden cured cancer?

No. Cancer still exists as of today.

GLENN: Food stamps for low income people. The disabled, and others could be delayed.

There's no excuse for that. There's no excuse for that.

That is just to trot out the downtrodden.

The people that just say, look at what's happening. If the IRS can stay open, food stamps can stay open. Social Security checks will be delivered. Applications for benefits processed. However, people will not be able to verify benefits or replace cards.

Most national parks will be closed. The Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art may close.

PAT: Don't say that.

GLENN: Cemeteries. Monuments. Visitor centers. Worldwide housed under the American Battle Monuments submission, will close.

STU: So are they -- and you said the national parks will close.

That means that many of these open field areas, will -- will not be opened?

GLENN: Yeah. They will -- they will build some fences around those things.

STU: Are they -- we don't seem capable of building fences.

GLENN: They're closed.

But I will tell you, you know they're big on the blue.

They will just be -- I make sure you're out there.

And you enforce that law.

You have somebody coming into the national park.

We don't have bathrooms that are open.

No. What are they going to do, poop in the woods, what kind of animals do you think we are?

PAT: Well, we're animals that poop.

STU: Sometimes -- sometimes that works. At least for many, many centuries.

The Capitol Police will not get paid under this.

PAT: What!

STU: They will -- they will --

PAT: They're under assault again. Just as they were during the insurrection.

STU: By the same people. The extreme MAGA Republicans.

PAT: You're exactly right.

By the same people.

STU: Now they'll get their number later. But for now, they won't get paid.

Except, for them. Unlike thousands and thousands of other federal workers, they actually will still have to do a job.

Most of the federal workers that will get all their money and then not have to do their job for however long this takes.

Which is a terrible, terrible --

GLENN: Just -- I -- I am in. I am in.

I mean, I think we should take a vote, who wants to open it back up?

I think 15 days, to slow the curve of spending. Fifteen days. Let's just do that.

Let's meet again in 15 days. And see if we can open the government up.

STU: We probably --

GLENN: Well, we might. We might.

Fifteen days, to slow the curve of spending.

PAT: And then after that, 30 days are up. After 15, then the 30. We might need another 18 bucks after that.

GLENN: Well, I don't know -- I don't know if the government will survive that.

You know, it may not survive that. Of course, the American people did it for a year.

STU: Yeah, and they don't care about them surviving.

GLENN: No. Nobody really cared about them surviving.

STU: Can I also say too, we talk about these big government cuts that we should do. We think there are things to do, to make the government smaller, and more like it was supposed to be. You know, a limited government.

GLENN: Yeah. We're not talking about any of those, I want you to know.

STU: But maybe we are. You know, haven't they unintentionally identified all the cuts here. Haven't they just said, hey, whatever we're going to just stop doing, the unnecessary parts of the government that can just shut down.

GLENN: You mean those nonessential?

STU: Yeah. The nonessential stuff, we stop doing. And the essential stuff, we stop doing. And we'll go from there. We'll talk about, maybe we need to add this back in. Maybe we can get rid of this other thing.

But isn't that a good starting point? Whatever you say is nonessential, I promise you we should not be doing it.

GLENN: I'm not sure of that. I mean, you know, we're talking about --

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

We're talking about things like the interior department.

Just having limited discretion to issue permits.

STU: So there will be still issuing permits. But they will have limited vegetation.

Maybe we shouldn't be doing so much permitting. Maybe people should be able to do a lot of the things they want to do.

But if there are certain needs for certain permits. Then the limited permitting might just cover that.

GLENN: Well, you go ahead. While we're all drinking poison by next Wednesday.

Just from our tap, from our homes. While sludge, nuclear waste.

Syringes are pouring out from our kitchen sink.

PAT: So syringes might pour out of our taps?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: How do they get around the curves?

GLENN: Are you an expert?

STU: No.

GLENN: Are you a doctor?

STU: I'm not a doctor.

GLENN: I am. Let's move on. Very dangerous.

Keep going, Republicans. Keep going.

Do not buckle.