Glenn Beck: Redford's new weapon


The Glenn Beck Program published this, An open letter to Robert Redford, after the 2004 Presidential Election. Read it as a PDF file here...

GLENN: Now, speaking of Robert Redford, he has been -- quoting from an NPR article. Don't ask me why I'm reading NPR. Let's not investigate that too deeply. Robert Redford has been, quote, fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years, from producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying congress. Really? That's fighting on behalf of the -- producing documentary films about solar power? You know I was just at Sundance. Sundance, great place, beautiful place. Really, really spectacular. You know what I loved about Sundance was the environmentally friendly soap that they were using in the soap dishes. No, it was really good. No, it was -- Tania said, "I love this soap. It's environmentally friendly." And then we ran out and so we had to go down and it was hard -- because there's all these little cabins and everything all around and we stayed the weekend there and we were, you know, driving around. I got lost and so I had to go to the Sundance place and luckily they helped me find the way back to the cabin. They had one of those, you know, those big SUVs. In fact, they had a lot of them. They're beautiful, too. Stu, have you seen the new Lexus SUV?

STU: No, no, no, you're thinking of something else. You are thinking of another story because this was -- you were talking about Sundance and Robert Redford, and Robert Redford for the Earth for decades, he's been producing documentaries about solar -- no, no, but solar panels.

GLENN: No, no, I didn't see any solar panels there but they had these great SUVs from Lexus, they had a whole fleet of them. They were great and they take you up to the cabins and go around.

STU: Glenn, you are embarrassing yourself. This is Sundance, Robert Redford.

GLENN: Yeah, Robert Redford, Sundance, yeah.

STU: What you saw was a wind powered car.

GLENN: No, it's weird, I didn't see any wind-power there, either. Lots of electricity, tons of electricity going on. Just pumping up -- and you should see. They're building these new houses up there. They are spectacular. There's this one place where they cut down all these trees and they built this really -- huh?

STU: No, no, they didn't cut down the trees. They're part of the natural landscape and --

GLENN: No, no, they cut them down and there was this gigantic house. I think this thing must have been at least --

STU: 500 square feet or something to save energy.

GLENN: No, it was like 10,000 square feet. I think it was a vacation home. But it was 10,000 square feet. So if you had the money to buy a place like that, you could just take your private jet and just fly into the area. You can take -- I don't know if Sundance does this with their SUVs or you just have to call for a car service but you have the car service or the Lexus SUV from Sundance meet you at the airport, you drive 20 minutes into the beautiful mountains. I mean, it is spectacularly beautiful. And then you just take that SUV right up into that 10,000 square foot vacation home and it's -- and I don't know if the vacation home comes with the soap that is organically, you know, organic and environmentally friendly or you have to buy it.

STU: So you're saying it's -- I mean, I thought you, for a minute I thought you were trying to make some, you know, point against Robert Redford but now I understand you're saying he's just offsetting with the organic soap.

GLENN: Yeah. There was organic, like, salsa, too, I think. I'm not kidding you. I think I had organic salsa. And it was -- again we just took one of the SUVs down to the bottom of the hill and then got some of it. But anyway --

STU: Are you sure you don't mean took the Prius?

GLENN: No, I didn't see a Prius there. Anyway, I was talking about Robert Redford. You know, he's been lobbying congress, you know, flying back and forth to Washington and stuff to fight for the environment. By the way, may I just have an ADD moment? Have you seen the cost of the Democratic National Convention? You know they're doing all the green stuff, everything has to be green, all the coffee has to be green, all the cups have to be green. You know, they're making sure there's tricolored food because it looks healthier and everything else. They actually have a green of the convention president or head of -- that is overseeing how green it is. Can I ask you something? Is it just me that thinks they should just do like a teleconference. Why don't they just do something like on the Internet where they have all the convention delegates just on the Internet? Because that's new technology. I know the Democrats are looking for new technology. That's new technology that they could use today. You know, why drill? Why drill? Why not use the new technology that we have today to hold your convention instead of having everybody fly in from all over the country. It's great.

Anyway, Robert Redford has decided that he's got a new venture and a new venue for environmental activism. It is called Slam Poetry. I don't even know what slam poetry is. Does anybody know what slam poetry is? Do you know what slam poetry is, Stu?

STU: That's the thing that cures the Earth, right?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Yeah, it is. Robert Redford is now venturing into poetry to help fight global warming. I just have to say it's a good thing, for Osama Bin Laden, that Robert Redford isn't, you know, the head of the team that's looking for Osama Bin Laden so seriously because, you know, I can hear him right now, vicious, vicious. He's like, guys, he's still out there; write some more poems, damn it, haikus, sonnets, something, hunt the man down. Because that's really what's going to -- whew.

I guess this is what we should expect from Robert Redford. I mean, it is the guy who brought us The Horse Whisperer. If I remember that right, it was a nine hour movie about -- I don't remember what it was about, but I remember that the camera was zooming in to the horse's face for about 90% of the time and I think you were supposed to think -- did anybody remember the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull? It was kind of like that except for dull. I would have gotten up and laughed but by the time I realized this thing just isn't going to get any better -- have you ever had your butt fall asleep to where you've been sitting so long and your butt falls asleep and then all of a sudden your legs don't work and you know you're going to, like, fall down as soon as you get up? That's what it was. I was watching the horse whisperer and I'm like, my butt hurts so bad because it's dead asleep. So I had to sit there and try to wake my butt up before I left and by then it was into the fifth hour and you just, you've got to see how the thing ends by then.

Anyway, Robert Redford said words are just words without action, but I think what we're seeing here today with these poets is the beginning of action. Bob, I'm not a poet but I'm not sure that the first quote, words are just words without action, it didn't really help explain why you're writing poems about global warming, you know, and how it's a helpful thing. I -- poems are just words. They are. I'm pretty sure that poems are just words. Government officials, you know, barely act when they're being jabbed with pitchforks. I mean, I really seriously have talked to somebody about making me a torch. Now, I know I've got a lot of extra time on my hands. You know what I mean? You know, you're working. Me, I'm thinking things like that: I need a torch; where do you get a torch. I've actually seriously discussed with somebody, how do we make a torch. We're making torches and buying pitchforks! Do you think a poem is going to do anything, I mean besides brainwash our kids. Oh, maybe that's the point. He says, I think what you're seeing here is the beginning of action. Redford said, "We're going to see the children take this to the next level." Bob, how do you sleep at night? How do you sleep at night? I mean, if global warming was really so bad, so horrible, going to kill us in the next five minutes, you know, if we don't act and we're all gonna die, shouldn't we be doing more than writing poetry? I mean, seriously. "Well, yeah, Glenn, that's why we're doing slam poetry." Oh, I'm sorry.

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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