UN climate chief says communism is the only hope for environmentalism

Earlier this month Business Insider wrote an article agreeing with a Rolling Stone piece that proclaimed communist economic principles were a ‘pretty good’ idea, and Glenn explained why it proved the masks are coming off. A new declaration from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, further illustrates that very point.

China is the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases, but during an interview at Bloomberg News headquarters in New York last week, Figueres said she believes the communist country is “doing it right” when it comes to addressing global warming.

“They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.”

According to Figueres, China has some of the toughest efficiency standards and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80% since 2008. She claims China is able to implement such policies because its political system avoids the legislative hurdles seen in countries like the United States.

“At least they are coming out and saying it,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The EU decided they are going to stop with their climate change nonsense. The EU is going into fracking and everything else because they can't meet their energy needs. They know this is communist redistribution, and they know now this whole thing is falling apart. Meanwhile, we are still forging ahead. And China, the UN is now saying that communism is the only way to save the planet. It will kill all the people, but it's the only way to save the planet.”

Michael Schaus’ recent article for Townhall summarized the hypocrisy of the situation quite nicely:

Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is leading the world, and should be viewed as a role-model, in the fight against environmental damage.

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She went on to suggest that China is a better steward of environmental concerns than the United States, Socialist Europe, or any capitalistic entity on the face of the planet. And, to an extent, she’s right… China would like to breathe air they didn’t have to look at… Of course, their solution so far has revolved around handing out face masks, and erecting giant LCD screens to broadcast the sunrise and sunset.

Yes, the so-called global leader on climate change has installed giant screens around its capital so people can actually see the sunrise and sunset. According to the UK Mirror, [the] “screen is now the only chance Beijing residents have of seeing the daily sunrise in their city.”

Glenn shared a picture of what one of the screens looks like:

The Mirror reports:

A lack of sky vision has become such an issue that people now flock to the screens which are located at several points.

Air pollution monitors issued a severe air warning to inhabitants on Thursday and urged the elderly and school children to stay inside until the air quality reached a safer level.

“They are putting up these videos… [because] you can no longer see the sky,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “And communism is the solution to all this? I mean it drives me nuts… Now, what was the world like 150 years ago when everyone was burning coal in their home and in their office… People would bring two white shirts to work. One you would wear until noon because the coal dust was so bad your shirt was black by the time that you got to lunchtime, so you would change shirts. That was common practice.”

“Well, hello, we're talking about how bad it is now? I don't know anybody who has ever had to bring two shirts to work because the air pollution was so bad,” he continued. “We look at people from Asia wearing the masks all the time, and we're like, ‘What is their deal with the masks’… It is so far removed from our capitalist society… And yet, our society is holding up that society as the great hope?”

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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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