Glenn to college students: 'You have all the power'

Glenn welcomed a number of college students to the Dallas studios Monday night for some unorthodox teaching. While the conversation took a number of different turns, they all came back to the next generations responsibility to restore man’s freedom. For the first time in history, people are empowered to directly connect with one another regardless of geographic location. It is cheap and easy to make your voice heard. But with that power comes the responsibility to use it wisely. Here’s what Glenn wants every college student to understand.


Glenn: It used to be a big deal to make a long-distance phone call. When I was a kid, I remember getting a person-to-person long-distance phone call. You know what that is? That’s when you would call the operator. Because it was so expensive, I didn’t want to pay for that call unless I got somebody on the phone that I was looking for. So, I would call the operator and say I’m trying to call Peter in Texas. The operator would say okay, hold please. Then they would find Peter, get him on the phone, and they’d say, “Peter, Glenn, Glenn, Peter. You’re connected.” And then they charge you for it. That’s how crazy things were.

Now, you can FaceTime anybody around the world.

With Periscope, you are the journalist. I don’t need CBS News to go out with film canisters. When I was your age, they used to have to go out with film canisters, have somebody there, film it, go into a dark room, develop it, edit it, put it on, so we had a 5:30 newscast. That’s insane. You have all the power, and you know it, and so do the people that want to push this scale that way.

When you look at Facebook, and it says post, replace that in your mind, with publish. You are Thomas Paine. You’re a publisher now. You are somebody who can say your views to anyone in the world. All men are created equal. It doesn’t mean all men have something equal to say. So, it’s going to depend on whether people like your opinion and you can figure out exactly the best way to present your opinion to get more people to watch or to listen or to read, but you’re a publisher. You’re a videographer. You’re a filmmaker. You’re everything.

You don’t need the middleman anymore. That’s why government is terrified. That’s why politicians are no longer listening to you. They can only listen to each other because they’ve got to hold onto their power because you’re about to take it from them. And that’s a good thing.

We’re about to experience freedom unlike we’ve ever had at any time in the history of mankind if you can keep it. It’s the Ben Franklin after the signing of the Constitution—'Mr. Franklin, what did you give us?' 'A republic, man, if you can keep it.' It’s up to us to educate. History is never—the entire timeline of America is a blip in human history, and it’s a freak of nature.

Man has always been oppressed. It’s much more like it is in China. It’s much more like it is in Africa or the Middle East. That’s the natural state of man because natural man is an enemy to God. Natural man is an enemy to someone else’s freedoms. It’s natural man who then says I want to obey a higher purpose, a higher calling. I want to obey God, and I see my fellow man as another created being who has all the right to live and live the way he wants that I do to be able to then say, “Brother, why don’t we help each other? Why don’t we work together? And why don’t we find other like-minded people?” That’s what happened for the first time in human history, and it’s your job to renew it. Thanks, guys. You’re great.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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