Telling: Stu saw Zero Dark Thirty, Glenn saw Les Mis

It was a movie kind of weekend for the crew. Stu, like most normal guys on the team, saw Zero Dark Thirty. Glenn, notorious for watching and actually liking Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - went to see Les Mis. Glenn wouldn’t be able to catch a football if it were handed to him - but he sure can review a musical. Who soared and who flopped?

Unsurprisingly, Stu raved about Zero Dark Thity, calling it the feel good conservative movie of the year.

"It was fantastic," Stu said. "I thought it was great. And, you know, by the way, a lot of people were talking about this as it's going to be too nice to the Obama administration. Completely untrue. If anything, this will ‑‑ watching this movie justifies everything conservatives have been saying about the war on terror for the past 50 years."

"We could find out someday that this was all made up and all of this reporting is wrong. But if the movie portrayed it accurately, which I believe it does, and all reporting says that it did almost too good of a job, some of it ‑‑ some information that maybe shouldn't have been out there was the complaint against it, that they ‑‑ the woman who headed this up was a real woman in this scenario was 100% sure. And the other people in the room, they portrayed it as the least sure they were, that Osama Bin Laden was living in this house was 60%," he said. "And they sat on it for four months. Now, remember what we've always been told about Osama Bin Laden, that the guy's shifty, he's moving around from house to house, he's untraceable. If the that were true, they would have never had him. They waited way too long to act on this information, and it was much of it bureaucracy where this administration waited, it waited, it wanted to be sure. They went against the recommendations of the CIA who wanted to just bomb the building and not risk the lives of our soldiers. They did it anyway. I mean, this movie is the conservative feel‑good movie of the year."

Meanwhile, Glenn went to go see the musical Les Miserables. (Yes, Stu saw a military movie, Glenn saw a musical. No shocking).

"I went to see Les Mis and it is fantastic. I was nervous because they've never made a good movie about Les Miserables. Les Miserables is one of the best stories ever written and then this is a great musical and blah, blah‑blah and it's our family's favorite musical and a favorite story and we were all nervous. We went and we were like, they could just butcher this. It's brilliant. It's absolutely brilliant. Anyone how much they spent, $65 million on it. Somebody ‑‑ they got a deal on that. Anne Hathaway is, I don't particularly like her. I think she's a good actress but she was brilliant. That's some of the best acting I've ever seen. She was brilliant in that. Hugh Jackman, halfway through you I tuned ‑‑ I turned over to Tania and I said, 'Tania, that's Wolverine. This guy's Wolverine.' He's brilliant in this. Brilliant."

"It is ‑‑ it's the biggest epic movie. It is on the scale of, like I would imagine Gone With the Wind must have felt like at the time. It is just epic in its nature. I don't think I've seen a movie done like this with such attention to detail and it's just, I hate to say this but it's a sweeping epic."

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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