Three Things You Need to Know - November 9, 2017

Screaming Helplessly at the Sky

You could hear the screams from a block away. The shrieks sounded desperate and filled with agony.

The screaming went on for what seemed like hours. But their cries for help would not be answered. Because there really was nothing to save them from.

These group of protesters were helplessly screaming at the sky.

Literally.

Last night activists gathered together on street corners in New York City, Chicago, and DC, to attend a Facebook event called “Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election.”

People actually RSVPed and showed up in major cities to shout into the night sky about how much they hate Trump.

Sure, it’s a better way to relieve their frustration than trolling people on social media and typing nasty messages to those with different political views, but come on.

Do these people have jobs or families or anything better to do with their lives?

Were there no reruns of Friends or Golden Girls to watch last night?

Was there no fresh paint to watch dry?

That would be a better use of their time. If you’re a leftist activist at least take some sort of peaceful action or come up with a witty limerick to chant. You’re better than this.

Screaming helplessly at the sky just makes you look ridiculous and won’t eject Trump from office. But it will add a ton of unnecessary CO2 to the atmosphere. And you don’t want that, do you?

Racial Graffiti Hoax

What defines who you are?

In late September, five black students woke up to find a message written on the marker boards outside their dorm rooms. The messages read, “Go home n*****.” The students attend the Air Force Academy’s Prep School, hoping to become cadets at the Air Force Academy.

In the aftermath of Charlottesville and the NFL national anthem protests, these hate messages just threw gasoline on the fire of racial debate in America. How could racism like this exist at one of our nation’s most prestigious military academies?

The messages prompted Lieutenant General Jay Silveria to gather the entire Air Force Academy student body and staff for a forceful rebuke. He said, “If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect – then you need to get out.” Video of his rebuke was viewed over a million times on YouTube.

This week the Air Force Academy Prep School announced they have one less “cadet candidate” in their ranks. He has been expelled because he admitted to writing the racial slurs outside the dorm rooms of his black schoolmates.

It also turns out that this racist incident was a hoax because the perpetrator was actually one of the five black students.

Why did he do it? Apparently, it was a weird attempt to get out of trouble he was in for other misconduct at the academy. This sounds like an immature teen who made a terrible decision – one he’s already paying for now that he won’t have a chance to attend the Air Force Academy.

But this is not a time to gloat and say, “See? These alleged hate crimes are all hoaxes!” Some of them are hoaxes, but real hate crimes still happen in our country. Racism is still a cancer in our society.

This message obviously isn’t getting through to our youth, so I’ll repeat it – your skin color does not define you. Your background does not define you – it affects you, but it doesn’t define you. Unless you let it. What was it someone said?… something about being judged by the content of your character? Only you define you.

If we all spent a lot more time working on the content of our own character, we wouldn’t have time for racism, real or imagined.

Al Green's Deadline

Parlor tricks and sideshows. That’s what the Democrats are resorting to. Yesterday, Texas Democrat Al Green stood before the House and gave his colleagues a Christmas deadline to vote on impeaching President Trump.

This is hardly the first time he’s done this. Green actually unveiled formal articles of impeachment last month. Spoiler alert: it never made it to the floor for a vote. Now, I’m no law student or anything, but I’m just gonna go out on a limb here. Maybe you need evidence or a reason to impeach a sitting president? I know that sounds crazy… I mean, I’m just saying.

Even if Democrats DID have somewhat of a good reason to attempt an impeachment, it would never make it through the House. So what is Green doing?

Hardly anyone is talking about this, but the Democratic Party is in serious trouble. Eight years of Obama has left it bankrupt and even extorted by the Clinton campaign. Funding continues to be a disaster. The RNC raises over 3 times the amount of money as the DNC month after month. All the hoopla has been on the Virginia election, but Republicans still have governors in over 30 states. Over 20 states have GOP control in both the governorship AND the legislature.

It’s no surprise what we’re seeing now. Donna Brazile has declared open war on her party. Why? She’s clearly jumped on team Bernie, but - ultimately - she probably just wanted to sell books and make some money. Congressman Al Green knows there’s no shot his impeachment call goes forward. Why’s he doing it? For the same reason Brazille did what she did… to get some attention and raise some money.

Democrats are in serious trouble. They’re broke and they lack any cohesive unifying message. They’re not connecting with anyone. So what can we expect to see the next few months leading up to the midterms? Parlor tricks and sideshows.

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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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