The acknowledgment of a ‘New World Order’ now has seeped into the mainstream — even a recent CNBC op-ed admitted one is ‘emerging,’ despite the world not being 'ready.' But recent steps taken by Russia to accumulate gold shows the consequences of this ‘New World Order’ could not only be huge but CATASTROPHIC for certain nations around the world. In this clip, Glenn details some of those possible, terrifying outcomes…
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GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program. We have some news for you, on your finances. We're going to talk a little bit about ESG. Mainly around what Elon Musk just said. Elon Musk said, I'm increasingly convinced that corporate ESG is the devil incarnate. Kind of a bold statement from him. I back him up on that. Also, another piece of Elon Musk news. Remember last week, he was talking about, maybe I just start a competition to Twitter. Maybe I just -- you know what, I'll start my own social media. And then he decided, I'm going to become the major shareholder, in Twitter. He now owns more shares of Twitter, than anyone else. So far, it is a silent partner. He doesn't get any board seats. But that could change. Are we on the verge of real freedom of speech, again, in the mainstream? We begin there, in 60 seconds.
So Elon Musk, I'm convincing convinced that corporate ESG is the devil incarnate. This is really good news. There are some people that are now big players that are starting to talk about this, as, A, reality. I mean, there is such a disconnect. Anyone who tells you, this is not what's going on, it's no longer Glenn Beck's crazy theory. And Glenn Beck's crazy pook. There are so many people. For instance, NYU professor of finance. Aswath -- is it HEP Domaron?
Has been writing about ESG. Listen to what he said. When I first wrote about ESG a few years ago. I did so because I was skeptical of the unquestioning belief that it had in its success. Amen. This is one of the things that really bothers me about this. Is everybody is just so convinced that this is all going to work. When they're talking about. When I first read the World Economic Forum website. And they were unveiling all of their plans. When I got to the food thing, I realized, these people are criminally insane. They're criminally insane. You're going to take 10,000 years of farming, and flush it down the toilet? And come up with a new system of farming? Literally, from seed to plate. And you're going to do that in eight years?
Really? Wow! That's not criminally insane or criminally arrogant, at all. Anyway, he said, I initially believed that it was a flawed concept, that needed fixing. But after two years of interactions with people who claim to know the concept really well, but don't seem capable of making solid cases for it. And witnessing its tablingover by well-healed entities, with agendas, I'm convinced that there will soon be room for two types of people in the ESG space. The first will be the useful idiots. Well-meaning individuals, who believe that they are advancing the cause of goodness, as they toil in the trenches of ESG measurement services.
ESG arms of consulting firms and ESG investment funds. The second will be the feckless knaves, who know fully well the void behind the concept. But see an opportunity to make money. I know those are not edifying choices, but I don't see any good ones, other than leaving the ESG space completely. Good luck. That's pretty damning. Now, let's couple this to the real world. CNBC has just run a -- a -- an op-ed, a New World Order, is emerging, and the world is not ready for it. This is written by the chief executive officer of the Atlantic counsel. And so it's somebody who is like, yay, world order. But he said, we're not ready for it at all. He said, are we ready for the New World Order? That's the provocative title of the panel that led off the ambitiously named World Government Summit last week. And it was framed to suggest that a New World Order is emerging and the world is not ready for it. There has been a proliferation of writing about who will shape the future world order, since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion in Ukraine. The tempting conclusion, should Ukraine survive as an independent sovereign and Democratic country, the U.S. and Europe-backed forces will regain momentum against the previously Russian/Chinese forces of authoritarianism, oppression, and in at least Putin's case, evil.
I think we can say that about China too, can we? Can we cut maybe to the big boy table just for a second and say, yeah. I think we can call the regime in China evil.
Sounds like good news. But there's a downside. My conversations in Dubai at the World Government Summit and the Atlantic council's Global Energy Forum show little enthusiasm or conviction for this bifurcated vision of the future. The Middle Eastern participants have no interest in abandoning relations with China. The leading trading partner for Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. Or breaking with Russia, which established itself as a force to be reckoned with, when it saved Syrian president Bashar Assad through its military invention in its war. Beyond that, our Middle East partners have lost confidence in America's commitment to global leadership or confidence, following last year's botched Afghanistan withdrawal. They also experienced whiplash, from the Trump administration that trashed the nuclear deal to Iran because we're trying to collapse Russia. (?) (?) so what did Russia do this weekend? Russia, the bank of Russia has resumed gold purchases. More importantly, they are now fixing the ruble, 5,000 rubles per 1 gram of gold. So they're on a quasi-gold standard now. If they attach a gold standard to the rubles -- this is -- this is what the bank of Russia is now doing. They've already said, we're going to shut down all oil and gas exports. Unless you buy it in rubles. Well, nobody wants rubles. They knew that. So now Russia has said, we're on a goodly standard. Now it's not exactly that. But it's close enough. So you can take gold, and send it to Russia, they'll give you the rubles. You buy the oil. You give the rubles back. They're stocking up on gold. They will be very, very bad for the United States. It will be good, you know, for gold prices. If you have that. Unfortunately, I don't think the United States has a lot of that. And will it work? Yes. Listen to this. This is from the CEO of BASF. Which I'm not sure what they make, other than they're a petro chemical company. And it's -- you know, if you watch like -- remember the days, when you used to watch Sunday morning TV shows on politics? It would be like BASF, we make everything you need. Okay. Like, what? Everything.
STU: What about the company that says, we make the things that you make better. Didn't they have a slogan like that? They don't make the that things you need, they make the things you need better.
GLENN: Yeah. So, anyway, they make everything from I don't know, tape to Styrofoam. To -- well, in this case, they make fertilizer as well. So he did a -- the CEO just did an interview, because they're talking about in Germany, what do we do without gas from Russia?
And the new chancellor is like, don't worry about it. Just turn your temperature down by 2 degrees. It will be fine. And BSAF is like, that's a recipe for disaster. That's not going to work. They said -- he said, we could be energy independent, maybe in five years. But if they shut things down, Russia covers 55 percent of German natural gas. He said, many, many things would collapse here. We would have high levels of unemployment. Many companies would go abrupt. It would lead to irrelevance damage. It would put the German economy in its worst crisis since the Weimar Republic. Many small medium-sized companies in particular, it would mean the end. We can't risk it. A delivery for a short time would perhaps open the eyes of many on both sides. It would make clear the magnitude of the consequences. But if we don't get more Russian gas for a long time, we have a problem here in Germany. People often make no connection at all, between a boycott and their own job, as if our economy and prosperity are set in stone. This is such an American problem. It will be a catastrophe. And we will feel it clearly, next year. More than this one. Because most of the fertilizers that the farmers need, this year, has already been bought. In 2023, there will be a shortage, and poor countries, in particular, for example, in Africa, will no longer be able to afford basic foodstuffs. This is a risk of famine. Oh, okay. All right. Maybe we -- maybe we should think about the whole new global order thing, a little differently. Maybe we should all sit down and have a chat together. I'm just saying. Now, let me give you two other things. In Ukraine, they can't even get the tractors out. This is planted seeding time. Field seeding time. And they can't even get the tractors out. Because of the drones up in the air. The farmers are like, I would rather not get blown off my tractor by a bomb. And so they're not planting the fields. They say, it could go down as much as 20 percent of the usual output. That might be a problem. They can't get the fertilizes. They can't go to the fertilizers in China. In fact, China is only going to produce about 40 percent of what it normally -- what it normally does. And the good news: Texas, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New York, are showing the largest decreases in overall cropland, this year.
They are planning on -- just those five states. Planning on decreasing the plantings, only by almost 2 million acres.
So that's not going to be a problem. They are growing more soybeans, but about 40 percent less corn. So we can have soy. And that soy sauce, let me tell you something. That soy sauce never goes bad. I have soy sauce in my refrigerator, you know, right next to the butter tray. It's fantastic. I've got like a year of supply. This rate. Now, it will change if we all get hungry. But at this rate, I have a lifetime supply of soy sauce. It never goes bad.
STU: Are they planting enough ducks for duck sauce? Because I don't know -- I'm concerned about that one. There's a duck sauce shortage.
GLENN: Because that one goes a lot faster.
GLENN: Than the -- than the soy does.