Democracy Spring: Communism Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

The left has glorified the "Arab Spring" of 2010 as an uprising by the people and for the people --- but what is a "spring" and is it really a good thing?

“You have to understand, when anybody puts ‘spring’ in there, they know what that means. You may not know what that means, but they know what that means,” Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Who are “they” and just what is a spring? The short answer is “they” are communists. The longer answer involves George Soros and the groups he funds:

• Black Lives Matter

• NAACP

• Occupy Wall Street

• Muslim Brotherhood

The first “spring” took place in 1848 and was spearheaded by Karl Marx. The “Spring of Nations” targeted the governments of Europe and was meant to topple all repressive regimes. Marx moved to France when he was kicked out of Germany and, thankfully, his “spring” failed and failed again. The “Arab Spring” was the first apparent success story for this type of movement, but it was by no means the people who made it happen.

“The first time it really worked was the Arab Spring," Glenn said. "And it was the same kind of people. Remember, it wasn't the Muslims that did it. It was the Muslim Brotherhood, assisted by American communists and Occupy Wall Street and the Bill Ayers and all of those guys, Code Pink, they were the ones assisting that."

While "Democracy Spring" sounds like a noble movement, a "spring" is all about toppling the status quo and bringing down the current system of government. Why would anyone want to do this? For George Soros, it's just for fun --- and a little profit.

Glenn played audio of George Soros talking about why he chose to take part in these disruptions.

“The first part was this subversive activity, disrupting the passive regimes. That was a lot of fun,” Soros said. “And that's actually what got me hooked on this whole enterprise. Seeing what works in one country, trying it in the other country. So it was like a kind of --- it developed a matrix, in fact, that we had national foundations, and then we had certain specialized activities.”

This is all important to know because this summer, Donald Trump surrogate Roger Stone has called for the #DaysOfRage --- a term that comes straight out of the summer of 1968.

“Summer of Rage is what Donald Trump is calling for. And make no mistake, he is planting the seeds,” Glenn said. “And I have to tell you, it's either the biggest coincidence, or he is part of this idea of the leftists, to bring us down to our knees.”

Knowing the goal is chaos and toppling the government, it’s no surprise the Muslim Brotherhood is targeting Washington, D.C. and the city where the Democratic National Convention is being held – Philadelphia.

“[Trump] is friends with George Soros, but I don't think that he's part of the bringing down of America," Glenn said. "But in the end, it will be part of that because chaos leads to that, top-down, bottom-up, inside-out."

As this election continues to heat up, as discontent continues to rise and as you begin to hear more about the “Democracy Spring” --- remember what it’s really about and don’t give in.

Featured Image: A Bahraini protester shouts slogans during clashes with riot police following a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising, on February 12, 2016, in the mainly Shiite village of Sitra, south of Manama. (Photo credit: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

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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