Obama to Africa: “The planet will boil over” if you have access to air conditioning and big houses

President Obama’s trip to Africa took another interesting turn with his announcement of a new energy initiative – Power Africa – that will seek to bring reliable energy to the continent. While the policy may be noble in theory, the president’s choice of words when introducing his plan was anything but.

Speaking at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday, President Obama claimed that “the planet will boil over” if everyone has access to air conditioning, automobiles, and big houses. That is, unless the world finds “new ways of producing energy.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Ultimately you think you about all the youth that everybody's mentioned here in Africa, if everybody's raising living standards to the point where everybody's got a car, and everybody's got air conditioning, and everybody's got a big house the planet will boil over – unless we find new ways of producing energy. And tomorrow, or the next day when I visit Tanzania, I'm actually going to be going to a power plant to focus on electrification.

“There's your key,” Pat asked. “The Tanzanian power plant is our key to world energy and tomorrow he's going to figure that out? How about a guy so egomaniacal that he [says]… ‘We already have the market cornered on big homes and cars. Sorry. You're out of luck until we figure this thing out in Tanzania.’ Come on.”

The speech is classic Obama – scolding ‘evil’ Americans for driving SUVs and having large homes. The elitist left in the U.S. eat this nonsense up as they fly around the world in their private planes, but given the audience for this particular speech, President Obama comes across as aloof, insensitive, and tone deaf.

“He's saying [this] to people who are living in squalor, who are living in nothing,” Glenn said. “‘Pay no attention to the airplane the size of your neighborhood that's sitting on the tarmac that we probably had to put down so we could land our stupid plane here. You can't have a big house. Pay no attention to that big white house that I happen to live in.’ It is absolutely insane.”

“It's embarrassing,” Pat continued. “It's embarrassing for the president of the United States to stand with people who have nothing and tell them they can't have anything either.”

Instead of telling the people of Africa that they should not have access to any of the amenities we enjoy in the United States, President Obama should have reminded the people of Africa who are living in poverty that they are not alone, and we are working hard to find new, innovative, and sustainable ways to improve their quality of life.

“Instead what [he] should be saying is: We're working hard in America and the whole world is working hard because you see what we have and you might say, ‘I don't agree with their lifestyle. I don't agree with what they believe in, et cetera, et cetera. But I'd like to have air conditioning. I'd like to have a great job. I'd like to have a car. I'd like to have that.’ And that's what our goal is,” Glenn explained. “Our goal is to find ways to create energy so we can all enjoy the splendor and the wonderment of today's world.”

“Exactly right,” Pat added. “You're talking to people who don't have mosquito nets. Two million of them are dying every year because they don't have mosquito nets, or they can't use DDT. I mean, it's unbelievable.”

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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