Occupy Oakland turns violent overnight

Jon Stewart says that no one would be down with somebody throwing trashcan through a Starbucks - but last night thats the kind of thing that happened at 'Occupy Oakland' which is quickly becoming the epicenter of the protests as things begin to cool off in the Northeast. But even though the place descended into full scale riots, the news was still trying to say that the protesters were "mostly peaceful". Does it matter that a small number of protesters actually gave into their violent tendencies? Does it matter that they embraced the radical pose to achieve the radicals ends?

One group, the Oakland Liberation Front, put out this message:

Are you a passivist? How dare you even ask for nonviolence when violence has already been used by the police. Will you still be standing there with a peace sign when all the police spray the crowd with water canons? What if they fire teargas from a helicopter? Will you be able to stop the LRAD, the Long‑range Acoustic Device from confusing, controlling, and then arresting comrades? The answer is no. You two will experience the terror and more. Your efforts, your bodies. Your bodies? Wow, that sounds almost like "blow yourself up. " Your bodies, your peace signs are the exact forms of medication the State requires to neutralize people's individual assertion to their own desires, goals, reclamations, joy and anger. If you desire economic justice, then we encourage you to pursue it. Meanwhile, we wild ones will go beyond that demand. We seek total transformation of society. We seek the complete annihilation of capitalism. We want to start over together. We're going to begin that process on Wednesday. We won't stop if you don't stop us. Are you with us or against us? Signed, the Oakland Liberation Front.

"For the most part people are not members of the Oakland Liberation Front... but there are some that are," Glenn said. The important question is if their statement matters. What does it mean for the people of Oakland.

"By the way, Van Jones is from Oakland, California. That's where he really planted his radical roots. By the way, completely unrelated: Oakland is now being called the capital of the Occupy Wall Street. That is strange. There's a capital now," Glenn said.

In the middle of the riot, a man was trapped in his car when protesters surrounded him and wouldn't let him move forward. The man slammed on his gas and ended up hitting one of the protesters but he was ultimately released by the police to the fury of protesters.

"This is a real problem because you're going to now start dealing with things that you never thought you'd have to deal with. Have you ever thought that? 'What do I do if somebody blocks my car in the middle of the road. What do I do?'" Glenn said.

"Look, there is a point where you gun it. I don't know if this guy made the right decision about where that point is but there is a point," Stu said.

"I don't know what the right thing is. I do think he made the wrong move. But what do you do? God forbid I have my children in my car," Glenn added.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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