The Most Powerful Man in America Today

You know who I think the most powerful man in America is today? The most powerful man in America 100 years ago was a dead man. He still is. It's just a different dead man. One hundred years ago, the most powerful man in America was George Washington.

His eyes gazed out over this nation. His influence reached beyond the grave. We used to have to memorize in school his Farewell Address. We don't even know his Farewell Address. Most people don't even know he gave a Farewell Address. I shouldn't even say that. I bet you there's 20 percent that don't even know who George Washington is.

In his Farewell Address, he talked about this. He talked about foreign entanglements and how it would be the death of America. He talked about spending too much and how it would be the death of America. He talked about losing our faith and how it would be the death of America.

He brought up about five different things that said, "This is the secret. This is what made us who we are. These are the things you must avoid." But what's really telling is he warned us against the parties. He warned us that these two parties would start to fight and these two parties would start to make it about parties over principles, parties over country. And they would start to divide the people into two separate camps. This is in George Washington's Farewell Address. And then the parties would get so vitriolic that they would start punishing the other parties.

We heard this with Barack Obama, when he gave his speech time and time again on the road. We're going to punish our enemies. We're going to punish our enemies. How many times did we say that was wrong? How many times did he we say, "What president does that? Punish his enemies, the Republicans?" Treated us like subcitizens for the last eight years. You no longer have a voice at the table.

This was a great change. Because our president used to come in and say, "The parties don't matter anymore. I'm the president of all of America." But Barack Obama didn't do this. Why?

In Washington's Farewell Address, he said the parties would start to victimize the other. One would gain power and victimize the other party. In the end, he said, somebody who was unscrupulous, somebody who was just in it for their own honor and for themselves would then use that party and use that platform and that stage for his own benefit. And he would exact revenge, and that's how he would get into office.

That was George Washington's last warning to us. Does any of it sound familiar?

So who is the most powerful man in America today? He's a dead man.

Saul Alinsky. Rules for Radicals. Quoting: With a tip of the hat to the world's first radical, who may have lost, but at least in the end gained his own kingdom: Lucifer. End quote.

What does Saul Alinsky teach? He teaches the ends justify the means. He teaches that if you have to lie to win, it doesn't matter. He teaches you to isolate your enemies. He teaches you to ridicule your enemies. He teaches you to destroy your enemies. Whatever it takes. Even if it isn't true, if it means you win in the end, it doesn't matter if you lie.

He teaches you to hate. He teaches you to destroy. It's why the book, Rules for Radicals, is dedicated to Lucifer. Because he's the author and father of all lies.

How many people in business do business this way? Just the way business is done. They'll lie, they'll cheat, they'll steal, and they'll feel good about it because they're fine in the end.

How many people in Washington will lie, cheat, and steal? How many of us will do the same? And how many of us will do that because the ends justify the means?

Everybody else is getting theirs; I want mine. It doesn't really belong to them because they took it anyway.

If you're willing just to destroy, to destroy because I want my way. Every single true hero, everybody we learned, everybody in our history, why do you think that they have -- why do you think they have gotten rid of our heroes? Why do you think the progressive movement has done everything they can to take George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, everybody? They're doing it to Martin Luther King. "He was just a communist."

They've destroyed every hero we have. Why? Because they need you to believe that that's the way everyone is.

And, you know what, I'm at a point I don't know anymore. I don't know who my American friends are. I don't know who you are.

I know who my friends are. I know who the vast majority of my audience is. But I don't recognize the people who are shopping next to me anymore. I don't recognize the people who are not engaged in thinking, or more importantly, are using the principles of Rules for Radicals and know better.

How can we come back to a place to where we can be one?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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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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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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