The World Is Upside Down: Hillary Embraces American Exceptionalism; Trump Rebukes It

Is America exceptional or not? Which position would you take? And what does American exceptionalism even mean?

"Listen to this from Hillary Clinton after eight years of an apology tour. Listen to what Hillary Clinton actually had the guts to say," Glenn said Friday on his radio program.

HILLARY: He said very clearly that he thinks American exceptionalism is insulting to the rest of the world. In fact, when Vladimir Putin, of all people, criticized American exceptionalism, my opponent agreed with him, saying, and I quote, if you're in Russia, you don't want to hear that America is exceptional.

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"She's known to be a liar. There's no way that that actually happened, and I cannot believe that the Democrat is taking the American exceptionalism position. Here's what Donald Trump actually said," Glenn said.

DONALD: I don't like the term, I'll be honest with you. And people are going to say, "Oh, he's not patriotic." Look, if I'm a Russian or if I'm a German or if I'm a person we do business with, why -- you know, I don't think it's a very nice term. "We're exceptional; you're not." First of all, Germany is eating our lunch. So they'd say, "Why are you exceptional? We're doing a lot better than you." I never liked the term. And perhaps that's because I don't have a very big ego and I don't need terms like that.

"All that's progressive think," Co-host Pat Gray said. "Because you're saying something about yourself, and you're not saying something about the idea of America."

The term "American exceptionalism" came about in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It had nothing to do with American people being better than any other people. It had to do with the idea and concept of America because it allowed exceptionalism.

"People would come here with nothing, and they would change the world. They would gain everything," Glenn said.

"Because of the opportunity we provided them," Pat added.

"It's the laws that we had, the Constitution. The stability of the Constitution has made us exceptional, not the people. What the people are able to do because of the Constitution," Glenn said.

That's why conservatives were so offended when Obama went on his so-called apology tour, saying America was no more exceptional than any other country when he addressed graduates at West Point.

OBAMA: I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.

"Conservatives could not get their arms around the idea that a president would say I don't believe in American exceptionalism. It was a first," Glenn said.

And now Hillary Clinton, who was part of Obama's administration for eight years, tries taking the high ground and tout American exceptionalism.

"Let me ask you this -- the theory -- and I've heard this from several people and some conservative icons, that conservatives are better off with Donald Trump because he's able to take us where we all should be anyway," Glenn said.

"Like to show us we're not exceptional," Pat scoffed.

"This is progressive thinking entirely. And this case was made after the amnesty thing: Look, only Donald Trump could take conservatives to a point to where they are just going to, you know, have amnesty. And everybody else couldn't get that done. But he has done it in a way where now finally we're on the right path for amnesty," Glenn said.

Evidently, we were just too stupid to figure it out before.

"So, did you actually believe in American exceptionalism in the past, or were you only mad at Barack Obama because he said it as a Democrat?" Glenn asked.

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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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