The left is going to lose their minds when they hear this argument in favor of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels might just be the most demonized thing of the past two decades. Oil spills, holes in the O-Zone, toxic chemicals, fracking, global warming. The list goes on and on. The anti-fossil fuel narrative is so strong that you can see people on both sides of the political aisle condemning them. But one man has made a moral case in favor of fossil fuels. Once you hear it, you'll never look at fossil fuels the same way again.

Related: Check out Alex Epstein's book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

"My background is in philosophy," Alex said. "And when you take philosophy, you question assumptions. If you look at the assumptions behind all the arguments against fossil fuels, they turn out to just be incredibly irrational. So for me, it was really a logical thing. I saw this thing that everybody is arguing about, and it turns out if you think through it logically, the majority is completely wrong."

"When you grow up, at least in modern America, you're taught this narrative. And George W. Bush actually help promote this, that fossil fuels are an addiction. So there's something that might be convenient on the short-term, but the long-term they're destroying us. And you're given three basic reasons: One, they're causing depletion. Two, they're causing pollution. And, three, they're causing global warming or climate change."

How does Epstein combat that argument?

"In any endeavor in life, you have to be clear in what is your primary purpose, and then what's the secondary purpose? If your ultimate goal is to maximize human well-being, then you care about your environment as a means to maximize human well-being. But you don't think of it as minimizing your impact on the human environment," Alex explained.

"We have to distinguish between a negative impact on the planet and a positive impact. What the green philosophy says is we should minimize impact as such. So let's take the decision to build New York City. If New York City was up for a vote today, does anyone believe that the environmentalists would yes? What about Chicago? What about the first hospital? What about any given baby? No. So the idea is that if humans have an impact, it's bad as such. Now, the rest of nature can have any impact it wants. So there's really a fundamental bias against humans. And I think everyone has bought into anti-impact as an ideal. Where it should be, you want anti-negative impacts for humans. So I'm a humanist that cares about my environment. I'm not an environmentalist."

Alex said the key with his arguments in favor of fossil fuels is to start by asking what maximizes the well-being for human beings.

"They key is getting what energy is. Most people have no idea how valuable energy is. So energy is our ability to use machines to improve our lives. Every human being in the United States has an average of 96 machine servants doing work on his behalf. You know, we ourselves are very weak. Physically we're very weak. That's why we have a life expectancy of 30. We can't do much work. If we have machines that do work for us. We can get so much done. We can build hospitals. We can build roads."

"If you get that everything in our lives have improved by machines, if the machines don't have fuel, they die. They don't work. They're like us. So fossil fuels are the best source ever of machine calories. They give all of our machines the calories they need to work. If those calories become scarce or expensive or unreliable, everything starts to shut down. Certainly Mercury Studios. But a lot of stuff besides it. The agriculture shuts down. And every cent you add, say to the price of oil, that means the diesel fuel and the tractor that grows our food becomes more expensive. That means our fertilizer becomes more expensive. So energy is fundamental."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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