Haters gotta hate: No love from the left for black conservatives

Glenn took a call during this morning's radio program from someone the left likes to pretend doesn't exist: an African American who is opposed to the policies of Barack Obama and bigger government.

Russ, from Connecticut, is in his mid-40's and grew up in a time when a lot of people living in his community were dependent on the government to get by.

"In my community you have a lot of people on welfare, a lot of people were dependent on the government.  And at some point people were skeptical, but over time you have more people who were dependent on the government," Russ explained to Glenn.

Russ believes that dependency lead most of those individuals to trusting the government — thinking it was "their friend".

"I think that's what Barack Obama is trying to do now," he said. "Basically get more people trusting the government who are dependent on him saying, 'look, we're your friend. We're here for you.' Look at what it's don't to the black community?"

He went on to point out that 90% vote Democrat.

"When he first came out, during his first election, he said something critical about black men. He said they need to take care of their kids."

After Barack Obama made that statement, Russ noted that he was attack by Jesse Jackson on cable news.

"You step out of line and start talking about personal responsibility and they [the far left] snap you back," Russ added.

The same figures snapping at anyone preaching personal responsibility are the same ones complaining about how bad government is. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, even Reverend Wright — they all like to point a finger at big government…until that government check comes through, Russ noted.

"Once they write that check, they're good," he said.

Russ's main point was this: 90% of the black community is voting for Democrats, but they haven't delivered anything but food stamps, government housing, and welfare for as long as her could remember. Combine that with a horrible public education system teaching kids to look to the government when you need help.

People who do know the truth need to start speaking up, Glenn noted. He told Russ that he no longer cares what the media says about him — it's time people are no longer afraid of what is going to be said about them if they're on the side of the truth.

Deion Sanders experienced the media backlash of standing with a conservative . Sanders, who didn't do or say anything politically charged, simply tweeted out a picture with Glenn when he saw him in the Dallas studios one day last week. Since then, he has been on the receiving end of an enormous amount of backlash from the left on twitter.

They've tried to make him into a horrible person because he was standing next to "racist" Glenn Beck. The comments that have been made about him and tweeted to him on Twitter have been nasty. Twitchy highlights a few of the attacks HERE.

It seems that the "diversity" the left is always promoting does not apply outside of their particular narratives.

"People have to realize that our freedom is at stake and that we are going to lose money, we are going to — we're going to be broke in the end and we're going to — we're not going to have a reputation in the end," Glenn said. "But that happens, whether you stand or not.  I would rather be free with nothing than beholden to somebody."

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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