Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Got Time for a Podcast?

To follow on to Bayou Renaissance Man's post about blogger Small Dead Animals.

Go to Glenn Beck Program Podcasts and at the top of the page click on Hourly.  This only holds the last few days; look for hour 2 of today, 6/23/20.  After stumbling around for a half hour, I found a link to embed here so that you can get it for the foreseeable future.  Once the audio starts it's worth skipping ahead to about the 5 minute mark to avoid some commercials (just click on a faux audio plot; the timer is on the right - or drag the slider across on the bottom of the linked page).  The part I want to direct you to is the first "half hour" of the radio show.  The podcast is all the content in an hour of broadcast radio, so the whole thing is 41 minutes long and the interview ends at about 23 minutes on the timer.  That means you have 18 minutes to listen to.

The topic is the Great Reset, a Top-down-driven, Crony Socialist Revolution that we seem to be living in the early days of.  The Small Dead Animals post leads into this.  The big picture idea is to crash the dollar as the world's reserve currency and completely wipe out the world's economy then replace it with a crony socialist system.  I get a couple of financial/economic email newsletters and they have been talking about the economic situation that's central to the story (sample here from Bill Bonner). 
In an article published on the World Economic Forum’s website, WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said “the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.”

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” Schwab added. “In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), said we need to use the present crisis to help “rebalance” the global economy.

“We need to design policies to align with investment in people and the environment,” Burrow said. “But above all, the longer-term perspective is about rebalancing economies.”

And they weren’t alone. Numerous other influential world leaders spoke at the WEF event, including Ma Jun, the chairman of the Green Finance Committee at the China Society for Finance and Banking and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China; Bradford Smith, president of Microsoft; and Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.

Specifics for the plan have yet to be laid out. Those will come at WEF’s meeting in Davos in January 2021, the theme of which will also be “The Great Reset.” But, like the Green New Deal, it’s clear that the purpose of the plan—as the quotes previously listed reveal—is to move the world economy toward socialism, using climate change and COVID-19 as justifications.
The podcast is an interview with Justin Haskins, whose "about the author" box reads:
Justin Haskins is editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com. Haskins is a widely published writer and political commentator, the senior editor and founder of The Henry Dearborn Institute for Liberty, and the editorial director and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.
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  1. Ok, I'll give them half of what they want. They can hyperinflate the dollar, which will produce a debt jubilee. The loans on my house, land, and car vanish and I now own these items free and clear. My retirement vanishes, but it was a Ponzi scheme and never existed anyway, so I didn't lose anything. When the dollar hyperinflates, the government stops being able to pay its employees, so all the laws go away for lack of enforcement. Then I'll go right back to the free enterprise of making products and services and selling them.

  2. Am I surprised that the "Elites" want to return to a dictatorial form of government that they run for their own fun and profit at the expense of a prosperous middle class. They want a two class system of Rulers and Serfs no matter what terms you use to describe the two classes. The whole American Experience upset the thousands of years of their rule and they are angry. These people are sociopaths who think their happiness deserves the deaths of 100's of millions of people to satisfy their bloodlust.

  3. The Powers That Be always and everywhere want a dictatorial form of government that they run for their own fun and profit at the expense of a prosperous middle class. The purpose of the American Revolutionary war was for a new American elite to steal the taxpayer-cattle from the British elite. The Whiskey Rebellion makes this perfectly clear. The US Constitution was nearly identical to the British government, with only the names changed (House of Lords/House of Commons vs. Senate/House of Representatives; the King has to keep the nobles happy so is not as powerful as advertised to the serfs). The high cost of enforcement across the Atlantic ocean kept the European elites out. The Native Americans were technologically and thus militarily uncompetitive with American settlers. The strategy problem for the elites was the continent was so big that the libertarian Quakers in Pennsylvania could simply ignore the organized criminals' shakedown demands. After the East was settled, people could still escape West. The time and space which imposed costs on enforcement allowed free enterprisers to retain profits and compound them. Liberty and earned wealth was the result of geography, not culture. As we're seeing today in American big cities, density lowers the cost of enforcement and so enables oppression.