Glenn Beck: Chavez seeks arms from Russia?

Moscow Rules

Glenn: Author of the new book Moscow Rules, Daniel Silva is with me and I've said before, there's a handful of authors out there that I think are doing what Hollywood used to do in the 1940's and that was inform through entertainment many and there are a lot of things that people, you know, you will listen to, but you'll tie them all together, but you can't get your dopey friends together, if you are spooked at all by Putin, Russia, you can read it and really enjoy it and hand it to one of your friends and say, it's not anything and when they read it they go, yeah, most of that stuff really happening right now.

So, Daniel, you and I were talking on the set a couple of days ago about what's really going on in Moscow and then I saw a story in the paper about how Moscow is now being courted by Chavez and he's begging them, please arm me for the evil America.

Silva: You know, no one likes people to say "I told you so," but two nights ago you and I had a conversation about the fact that Russia is selling arms, flogging its arms to a veritable rogue gallery of the nations around the world and what happened the next morning? We picked up the newspaper and there is Hugo the great or excuse me, is it Ugo

Glenn: Ugo.

Silva: sitting next to little Dimitri, Diminutive Dimitri as I call them and they have agreed on a package of arms worth $1 billion.

Glenn: And by the way, that billion dollars comes from Citgo gas.

Silva: Oil.

Glenn: Yep.

Silva: Yeah, this is unfortunately not the first arms package that has been negotiated between the Russians and the Venezuelans. According to my research, they have already purchased $3 billion worth of Russian weapons in the last three years. 23 military helicopters, 24 SU jets, and I believe there are some submarines that are going to be in the new package. They've been negotiating for this for a long time. So, you know, it's reverting to that old Cold War sort of behavior, where you're going out and you're finding friends among the crappiest of the leaders out there and it's all it gives the Russians another advantage. We buy very few, the world buys, I should say, very few finished products that are stamped made in Russia, other than vodka, you know, arms of one of Russia's only true ex experts other than oil and natural gas and so they need a market.

Glenn: Let me tell you something, Daniel. This morning I got up and Adam who works with me brought over some a canister of bullets because we'll go out target, you know, shooting and everything else.

Silva: Uh huh.

Glenn: And he brought out a box of bullets and sat them down and they're made in Russia and I said, What the hell are you doing with Russian bullets? And he said, Oh, you know, Russia is big into bullets and everything else and with the war going on you're buying your ammunition from Russia. I'm, like, what are you talking about?

Silva: A very interesting as speck of the deal that's on the table and that is that they want to build an AK 47 factory in Venezuela to license the production of AK's.

Glenn: That would be perfect.

Silva: Which is exactly what Latin America need, more than AK 47's flowing around so that Ugo can sell, ship off AK's to whoever he likes and they don't need to go to Moscow for them.

Glenn: There is also two other stories in the paper, while Obama was meeting with the Lebanese prime minister, at the same time Russia was arming Iran and just last week Russia tried to buy every bit of carbon fuel from Libya. That's all of their natural gas and all of their oil.

Today there's a story I don't know if you've seen this one about the Arctic. Have you seen this one?

Silva: I have not seen the Arctic story, but they lay claim to vast portions of the Arctic. I have talked about, you know, the expansionist

Glenn: Russia.

Silva: Russia and I remember a few months ago they went down and planted some kind of Russian flag on the sea floor. They believe that the Arctic or a large portion of it is theirs.

Glenn: And now we know why and I'll explain after the top of the hour, because there are vast, vast reserves of oil now. While we're playing footsy on this global warming thing, they are locking up the world's reserves. It is bad, bad news. I'll give you proof positive at the top of the hour.

Daniel Silva, author of Moscow Rules, thanks, man.

Silva: Take care.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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We're going to be doing an amazing broadcast on Thursday, July 2nd, and we will be broadcasting a really important moment. It is restoring truth. It is restoring our history. It is asking to you make a covenant with God. The covenant that was made by the Pilgrims. And it's giving you a road map of things that we can do, to be able to come back home, together.

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