Our Children Will Right This Ship. What Should We Teach Them?

The Kondratiev Wave was an economic cycle developed by Soviet economist Nikolai Kondratiev. Kondratiev identified three phases in the cycle: expansion, stagnation and recession. Modern interpretations divide the wave into four periods, with a turning point or collapse between the first and second phases.

"We know that to be true from history . . . to the furthest back in monetary history, and you can see the Kondratiev Wave, and it stays consistent. The Kondratiev Wave is where you get green shoots. There's the four seasons of the economy. There's spring, summer, fall and winter," Glenn explained.

The economic cycles can also be tied to generational traits that develop from economic and societal conditions.

"People who were born in 1901 to 1924, they're the hero generation, and that's the generation that was coming of age in the Depression and fought World War II. The greatest American generation," Glenn said.

According to the Kondratiev Wave, these are the generations since the turn of the last century:

Born 1901 to 1924: Hero Generation

Born 1924 to 1942: Artist Generation

Born 1943 to 1960: Prophet Generation

Born 1961 to 1981: Nomad Generation

The nomad generation gave birth to what will be the next hero generation, born from 1982 to 2003.

"They come of age when winter is here because those are the ones that take us through winter and then plant the new seeds for spring," Glenn said.

Their success, though, will depend upon what we teach them. And it has nothing to do with politics, but how we train them to be the next generation of great Americans, with character, principles and values.

"If I knew I was going to send my kid to fight the Nazis, to fight communism, to fight in the Great Depression, to hold everything together, to be optimistic through all of that, and to be the one that you put all of the chips on, what would I teach my child?" Glenn asked.

Glenn made a list of essentials to equip our children for the coming storm:

• Integrity

• History

• Courage

• Righteousness

• Right vs. Wrong

• Trust in God

Beyond that, teach them about Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and other men of peace.

"They have to be taught how to make peace and when it's right to make peace. Lincoln, after the Civil War, he didn't say, 'Get 'em.' He said, 'With malice toward none and charity toward all, let's heal this land.'" Glenn said.

Then Glenn mentioned one last thing he would teach his kids: how to listen and compromise.

"I think it's going to take a very hard, long battle with our kids," he said. "And if it doesn't teach one of those things, you should run from it. Because that's the only way they'll hold on to it."

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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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