Former Sec. of State blames media, Tea Party for nation's problems

Because progressives really don't want to admit that spending and a lack of constitutional values are responsible for the trouble the country now faces! What kind of excuses does Colin Powell come up with for why Washington can't find any solutions? He blames the media and the Tea Party.

General Powell said, "The tone is not good right now and our political system here in Washington, particularly up on the Hill, Congress, has become very, very tense, in that two sides, Republicans and Democrats, are focusing more and more on the extreme left and extreme right. And we have to come back toward the center in order to compromise. The story I like to tell is our Founding Fathers were able to sit in Philadelphia and make some of the greatest compromises known to man. Tough, tough issues. But they did it. Why? Because they were there to create a country."

"Congress now that can't even pass an appropriations bill. And we're running this country on a continuing resolution.What else are they here for but you to pass appropriation bills? And so we have got to find a way to start coming back together. And let me say this directly. The media has to help us. The media loves this game where everybody is on the extreme. It makes for great television. It makes for great chatter. It makes for great talk shows all day long with commentators commenting on commentators about the latest little miniflap up on Capitol Hill. So what we have to do is sort of take some of the heat out of our political life in terms of the coverage of it so these folks can get to work quietly."

Glenn had trouble listening to General Powell's statements, expressing concern that the former Secretary of State would claim that the Founders compromised their values.

"They didn't sell out their values. They didn't sell out their values. They had shared values. We don't have shared values anymore. Mr. Colin Powell, I'm sorry, sir, but we don't have shared values. When you have people who are living like animals on Occupy Wall Street, they're raping and no one is saying a word, we don't have shared values anymore. How do you compromise with people who want to collapse the system?" Glenns said.

Glenn said that unlike Occupy Wall Street and their supporters, the Founders were focused on forming a more perfect union - not destroying the system. Glenn argued that the Founders merely had to convince others that there was strength in unity.

"You can't sit down at a table with Occupy Wall Street. Their stated goal is to destroy America. That is their stated goal," Glenn added.

Powell then moved to the Tea Party, saying "The Tea Party point of view of no compromising whatsoever is not a point of view that will eventually produce a presidential candidate who will win."

"This explains why you see Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich being the lovers of the right's media. The right loves these guys. Loves them. Why? Because the progressives in the Republican Party absolutely know that the American people want a big government guy still. You still have to have a big government guy. Of course you do. You have to have John McCain or Barack Obama. You have to have that. You have to have, you know, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. You've gotta have that. You can't have somebody who believes in small government," Glenn said.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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