Glenn Beck: Obama disconnected?



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by Keith Ablow

GLENN: Keith is a friend of mine and, you know, just a very good psychiatrist and an all around decent human being and also willing to say the tough things and he doesn't and he's you know, he's not a stupid man. He just doesn't say things that yeah, this will get a lot of he's not that kind of guy. I asked him a couple of weeks ago when I saw the President's response to Fort Hood, when he came out and he gave, you know, a speech about the native Americans for two minutes or three minutes and then it was, like, Oh, yeah, by the way, Fort Hood happened, something was wrong and I asked him to look into it and tell me his thoughts. What was it we were talking about yesterday, Pat, about and I said, get Keith after low on the phone, because there was another, there was yet another disconnect with President Obama. He had another sign that this guy is living in a different world. I don't understand what this is. I don't know what's going on. Keith is with us how. Hi, Keith.

Ablow: Hey, Glenn. How are you?

Glenn: I'm good. Tell me, first of all, is it healthy to for the citizenry to ask these kind of questions of this guy seems disconnected, strangely connected to things that that most Americans don't even understand or they're, like, what? That's a problem? And then strangely disconnected to things like, oh, I don't know, make a decision on the troops in Afghanistan.

Ablow: How could it be anything but healthy, unless we're to think of ourselves as three year olds with a parent we ought not question, up to make sense of the decisions and the thought processes of your leaders so that you can measure your own instincts, thoughts, and intentions against those things, so that you can say, Wait, does this person reflect whether he believe it or not and I think right now there are a lot of decisions that are being made by this administration that seem to be windows on the administration's thoughts and feelings but without a statement of principle that people can either sign on to or reject.

Glenn: Okay. We were talking about the bowing to the Japanese emperor and this is the second time he has bowed to a king. The President does not bow. The first time he did it in Saudi Arabia and they said, oh, well, he wasn't bowing. The Saudi king was seated and so he was just, like I didn't believe that at the time, but fine. Now he's done it and it was a 90 degree bow to the Japanese emperor which since George Washington we have never done. The White House lied about it. Our question was: When the people cried out last time and there was a problem, did he did he did he not just even care about what people said? Did is it possible

Ablow: Correct.

Glenn: that he did it again and he was, oops, I did it again. What does that mean?

Ablow: The actions of the President taken on their face would indicate that he has a particular philosophy that he sees as better than and justified more than particular feelings of patriotism or American ideals that the citizenry might hold dear. I think that his actions, if not his words, would say the country occupies no special place in safeguarding freedom particularly, no more than any other nation ought to and that we ought not think of ourselves as in any way elevated beyond anyone else's principles or deserving of a special seat at any table. So, we bow to foreign leaders, we apologize profusely for having stepped to the plate when we thought it was appropriate to defend the rights of people around the world. There is a tremendous retreat going on here and I think, if you put words to it, it might sound something like, I believe in the inherent goodness of people and that you may need to suffer a whole lot when you give up your seat at the table in terms of leadership and defending principles because who knows what's going to happen, but what flying the flag and defending it, that's no answer.

Glenn: Hold on just a second. Back in just a second. 1 888 727 BECK, 1 888 727 BECK.

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Glenn: Holy cow. Welcome back to the welcome back to the program. We have Keith Ablow. Keith?

Ablow: Yes.

Glenn: Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and friend of mine, just a good guy, level headed guy. Pat and I were talking during the break. Pat, do you have the audio that from Andy Stern?

Pat: Yes.

Glenn: Listen to this audio.

Stern: Because workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore. It's the way we're going to have to do our work. We're trying to use the power of persuasion and if that doesn't work, we're going to use the persuasion of power, because there are governments and there are opportunities to change laws that effect these companies. I'm not naive. We're ready to strike. It started last summer with the so called big box. Unions in every Kmart, every Wal Mart labor wanted it; business didn't. We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live. There are opportunities in America to share better, to rebalance the power, and unions and governments are part of the solution.

Glenn: Okay. Stop. Okay. Keith, here's the guy who's been in the White House more than anybody else, 22 times. I think Hillary Clinton has shown up in the log four times. This is the guy who has designed the health care package, something that now has a lower approval rating than Hillary Care did and, yet, they're pushing it forward. They know they're not trying to hide anything. They are

Ablow: No, they're not.

Glenn: They're telling us, workers of the world unite, share the worth, redistribute the health.

Pat: New world order. Those were things that were never spoken 10 years ago. 15 years ago it was all conspiracy stuff. They're saying it out loud in the open.

Glenn: Why are we not hearing these things?

Ablow: Well, I think it's the language we're not used to hearing. We've had the benefit of responsive government. Whatever your party, whether you felt some in some ways marginalized at times or not, in general, there after way to be heard and a sensitivity to the needs and feelings of the population. What we may have here is someone with the galvanized steel clad perspective on sharing and distributing wealth, on moving dramatically towards socialism, on backing away from America as a leader in the world, toward freedom, using every means at its disposal and because that's a heartfelt value doesn't matter what people think. Who really thinks that it's smart to bring terrorists who knocked down buildings on 9 11 to the heart of Manhattan?

Pat: How do you get Americans

Ablow: whether people will suffer PTSD symptoms again and be retraumatized? Who's going who's accounting for whether people will avoid the city like the plague and cause an economic catastrophe for the city because no one will travel there during that time? In the name of what, exactly? And the answer, I think, is in the name of an unspoken principle so far, it hasn't been enunciated, but all the behaviors add up. We don't have

Glenn: You watch the show, Keith. Please tell me I'm wrong. I can only add these things up into something that is a consistent picture of a picture that looks nothing like the republic, looks nothing like the Constitution of the United States, looks nothing like the free market system.

Ablow: That is the direction I wish I Glenn, I would tell you that you're wrong because, look, my work is the thing that I care about the most about, is when people have a set of facts and they're misinterpreting them, often I can help them see something more accurately and change their lives or their perspective on the world and believe me, I would do it here if I thought you were wrong. If you add everything up and you say how can it be that the feelings of a whole population about bringing these people to the breast of the major metropolis in our nation is ignored, how can it be that someone can address a gathering after 13 people are murdered on a military base and dozens more injured and say nothing of it for two minutes other than that the native American agenda is being advanced by this President.

Glenn: So, how so, how is it how does the average person that is listening to my voice, the average person listening, gets it, is standing right there going, yep, I know, I know, but I can't get my friends to listen. How do you get the people who's I mean, you just stand there an say you look at these people and say, what the hell is wrong with you? What are you talking about? Listen. How do you get them to listen?

Ablow: And, look, I think you've got to give them fact after the fact after fact. Did we or didn't we elect a President who close to remain in a religious gathering with a pastor who was spewing hate and essentially catering toward the ruffled feathers of particular minority groups what were they angry, did he or didn't he stay there? Did he or didn't he have that two minute gap when he somehow didn't understand how we felt about losing American servicemen? Did he or did he not ignore the feelings of the city of Manhattan and this nation and decide to treat terrorists and people with whom we're at war as common criminals in a city that will be jeopardized potentially by doing so? All of these things need to be presented and then, look, here's another example. You know, they now raise the breast cancer age where you're supposed to get mammograms. You think this is disconnected? Don't do it at 40, do it at 50. You think that socialized medicine that, this health care plant isn't going to start monkeying around with what kind of preventive care is necessary to save money? Of course they are.

Glenn: They're denying now this is anything to do with raging. Bull crap

Ablow: Bologna. Of course it does. Listen, as I talked to three doctors today. Hey, just out of curiosity, guys, are your wives going to start going in still, even though they're 42, 44, 46? Oh, yeah, they're, even if we have to pay for it, they say.

Glenn: And they will.

Pat: Is it too late for the guys, if they're still, like, give them a chance, that doesn't mean is it just I mean, do you just move on? Do you just give up and move on to the next person or is it possible to get through to somebody who doesn't see it?

Glenn: One minute.

Ablow: I think it's absolutely possible to get through to people. You know, I deal with denial all the time. Sometimes people have to come to this office a dozen times instead of twice. They may have to watch your show 20 times, not three times, but eventually, you know what? People have a barometer of the truth inside them. Sometimes it's sensitive. Sometimes it's a little insensitive, but it's there.

Glenn: Thanks, man. We'll talk about. Dr. Keith Ablow.

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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