Father of Ft. Hood victim calls in to radio, labels attack “domestic Benghazi”

Talk radio will sometimes lead to some unexpected phone calls. No one could have predicted that Glenn would hear from an impassioned father on radio this morning, one whose son was involved in the shooting at Ft. Hood, who had taken his own life after a battle with PTSD, and who had been forgotten by the leaders of the country he served. Howard Berry had strong words for anyone in Congress or the media who dared to call the beheading in Oklahoma, or any act of terrorism, as "workplace violence."

When the Ft. Hood shooting took place, it was written off as workplace violence. And then over the weekend, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry referred to the Ohio beheading as "workplace violence".

“It is a story that I read as a workplace violence story,” she said.

Howard Berry passionately disagreed.

"I'm so disgusted by the manipulation of the English language, how they can take something like the beheading in Oklahoma and call it a random act of violence in the workplace, when it's clearly a terrorist act. If anyone should know what a terrorist act is, I do," Howard said.

"My son was one of the victims from the first Fort Hood shooting, and that has been -- those folks have been -- it is a domestic Benghazi. We should be ashamed of ourselves. We turn our backs on the very people who volunteer to stand between us and our enemies."

"I'm sorry for your loss, and thank you for your family's sacrifice," Glenn said. "There are many of us, millions of us that know that this is BS, and honestly, I think we feel as helpless as you do, in a way, of saying what is wrong with people? What is wrong with people in Washington? When we heard that they were classifying this beheading again as workplace violence, and again, this guy is from that same Saudi mosque in Boston, you know, hello. I mean, what else do we need?"

Howard has been contacting politicians and asking them to support the victims of the shooting, including his son who took his life after struggling with PTSD.

"He was a regular guy. He had just come back from Afghanistan, I talked to him the night before the shooting, and he sounded like he had won the lottery, and he was going to get two signatures on a med card, all his guys were processed out, he was on his way home. The next thing I find out is he's involved in the shooting. My son died from post-traumatic stress. He took his life February 13 of 2013, because of the indifference our country has shown him," Berry said.

TheBlaze's 'For The Record' spoke with survivors of the Ft. Hood shooting about the response of the federal government in the aftermath of the attack. You can watch the full report below:

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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