This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," May 25, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GLENN BECK, HOST: A lot of your friends may just be waking up and they're just starting to say, well, wait a minute, maybe the spending is out of control. Maybe they're not telling me the truth. Maybe there's another agenda. Maybe there is something wrong with some of the people in Washington. Maybe they are Marxist.
Well, they better catch up soon, because we're moving on; they're moving on.
The world is on edge and whether you want to admit it or not, that is your call. Those who will survive will stand in the truth. They'll do the homework: They'll work, they'll listen, they'll watch. Those who will not survive will push their heads farther into the sand.
I want you to know this isn't — I don't say these things, you know, we've shown you just 20 minutes of things that we've said that are right. And it's not because I'm some genius or anything like that. You're not either. We're just all willing to look at the truth. We're willing to get out of the box that people usually think in and accept the realm of possibilities here and just put the puzzle pieces together.
It is normal for people and your friends not to want to believe any of this stuff. It is. I mean, I don't want to believe this stuff because it doesn't end well if it's true. But if it is true and we don't pay attention, it's definitely going to end up there.
Eventually, if we avoid things, things get worse and worse and worse, and people listen less and less and less. I mean, how do you think the Germans built concentration camps in towns — that were just right outside of town? How? Because people don't want to believe horrible things.
If you want to survive, you have to look at things that are true and prepare. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
I don't want these things to happen. Who does? But we have to be willing to drop politics and just think as Americans. Democrat, independent, Republican — look out of that box because we're entering a new time. Things have changed.
This time period that we're in that we're entering now is a very small window. It happens every time in history. I call it the "Archduke Ferdinand moment." And I talked — I've been talking about this for years, but here it is — a year ago, November 17, 2008:
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BECK: I've been talking for five years about something I call the perfect storm. And I said, all of these things — financial problems, wars, you know, enemies within, enemies without, all of these things — every single one of these things we've handled and this country can deal with. However, we have never dealt with all of them at the same time. And if two or three of them spiral out of control, I've been warning for five years: Guys, we're in a different world. It is not the same.
We're — I kept looking at the news this weekend and some of you would say to me, Glenn, what would happen if such-and-such? What would happen if this happened? What would happen if this happened? And I keep thinking to myself: Archduke Ferdinand. We are sitting on a tinder box, and a spark or a match would make us burn like California. And it's not just us, it's the whole world. It is on the edge.
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BECK: OK. Now, I showed you this yesterday: This is from The Washington Post: "One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction." They said: "If — and it remains an if — trouble starts the trigger may well be obscure to the concerns of most Americans, a missed budget prediction by the Spanish government, the failure of Greece to hit a deficit reduction target, a drop in Ireland's economic output."
OK? You wouldn't even notice that stuff. It's like the Archduke Ferdinand — started World War I. They shot him. Who knew this guy? Most people in the world didn't.
We also told you about mutually assured destruction; how, in order to prevent wars, it was announce in a book "Tragedy and Hope" that the countries would intertwine their economies.
Here it is:
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BECK: Mutually assured economic destruction, OK? No weapons involved, just money. Tie it all together. When we're all tied together, when one falls down, we all fall down. If America falls economically, the entire world will fall. If China falls, the world falls. Europe falls, the world falls. Got it?
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BECK: OK. This is something, an article from The Wall Street Journal today — today: "Europe's Banks Hit by Rising Loan Costs." In this article it says: "The banking world is extremely interconnected and still very fragile." It talks about mutually assured destruction without ever saying it.
Finally, I talked to you about how Europe, where it was headed and how they were about to repeat the mistakes of the past — watch:
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BECK: We're going down the wrong tracks —
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BECK: OK. All right. I guess we are not going to show you that. I said, we are going down the wrong tracks and here's what was going to happen. You were going to have communists and you were going to have Nazis. We were going to repeat the mistakes of the past in Europe.
Today, of course, The Times and everybody else said, no, that's absolutely crazy. Here's today in The London Telegraph: "Europe's deflation torture is a gift to the far left. There is typically a lag time between economic shocks and social fury. Luckily, there is no fascist threat here at this time. It is the more benign Marxist left that stands to gain."
Those are the people who are way ahead, worldwide, the Marxists. We told you that. We were made fun of it.
Now I have to pick apart The Telegraph. Do they not — I mean, I can't even read German — do they not just pay attention? This is a German newspaper. Harry was — where were you, Harry, when you got this?
Harry was overseas and he got this on a plane and brought it in. I can't read German. But I do see the "Nazi-fest" in this. What does this say? That there are these neo-Nazi bands that are performing now in the country and they're being tolerated. They're being tolerated.
The crazy Nazi right is rising over there. That's why our right — small government — and our left — big government — needs to be decided. Small government is the answer. Not big. The socialists, Marxists and Nazis use big government.
All right, that's where we've been over the last couple of years. I think we have a pretty good track record. We've been wrong as well. But the big picture has been right.
That is important to admit and address because if you are going to a doctor, you want to go to a doctor with — the one that can actually — has a good record of diagnosis.
We have a pretty good one. Again, not perfect one, but pretty good. It's important to know because I want to tell you what is coming next. I hope I'm wrong on this, but everything seems to be falling into place.
And in the end, tonight, I'm going to leave you with a very simple answer. It's important. It's a solution. So don't miss a second.
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