The key to tonight's TV show? Independence.

"Tonight the king of all mockery," Glenn explained on radio this morning.

Pat said, "I will tell you this, though: If any of these critics had one molecule of honesty, the least they would do ‑‑ I mean, forget whether or not they think you can do it. Go ahead and disparage you for saying, oh, that's ‑‑ please, he can't do this. But you have ‑‑ if you have one molecule of honesty, you've got to say, 'But wow, obviously this guy is just not some radio dufus. Look at the vision here. Look at the scope of this thing.'"

"Wired magazine started to mock me and they were like, okay, we have to tell you some of the things that Glenn Beck has been talking about this week, and we all ‑‑ I know we all hate him, but what we're ‑‑ what we want to mock him on, we have to remember that's what Steve Jobs did and, wow and, okay, let's mock him now."

"I just got a note from Ray Kurzweil who's apparently been watching all week, and this is a guy I think is the most ‑‑ he's the smartest man and quite honestly I think the most dangerous man in America. He is now the head of artificial intelligence development for Google. He is the world's leading futurist. And just got a note from his assistant who said he wants to do an interview with me, or they want to do an interview with me for his futurist newsletter. I mean, who gets the Ray Kurzweil newsletter? Because based on, they've been watching all this week and based on the things that I see coming with technology and that we're going to do, they want to do an interview with me. It's a ‑‑ it's a ‑‑ I feel weird with all of this stuff because I know they can be done. And I know they will be done. And I know we can do them with integrity and honor."

"This is so clear and been so clear for so long, and I just ‑‑ it's like when we went to Jerusalem and I couldn't ‑‑ I didn't know what I was supposed to do and then I arrived at the place and I'm like, here, here, here and here. Know it. Knew it. It just downloaded to me. I know this. I know this. And I can take you ‑‑ anyway, watch tonight. It will be mocked and ridiculed, but -"

"It will," Pat jumped in. "But it's amazing. I mean, even if you don't think that this can be pulled off, you've got to say, wow, that is something else. Because it ‑‑ I mean, it's really, it's an amazing vision for what can be."

"Independence is what can be. Independence. Watch tonight at 5:00. And if you missed any of the last four shows, you can watch them on demand. But we've laid out the future. And you know me. You know what I believe is coming and you know what I believe, you know, the dark side of the future. Let me show you the light side of the future. Let me show you we ‑‑ it is up to us. It is up to us. It is not written in stone. You want a different future; then join me on a different future. I can't warn people about the future anymore. I can't do it. I can't do it. It's killing me. I don't want to do it; I can't do it anymore."

"I will tell you this: I will continue to watch the news and I'll continue to show you the road signs of, now approaching this exit. Next exit, 23 miles. Got enough gas in the tank to make it there? I'll keep giving you the warning signs along the way and tell you where we are on the map, but I'm charting a new course and I'm looking ‑‑ I keep going back to Martin Luther's statement that even if I knew the world was going to fly apart tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. You still have to plan for tomorrow. You still have to have a brighter future. And I still believe that it is up to us. We still can make a different choice. Join us tonight at 5:00."

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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