Glenn's fav founding father

Glenn Beck CNN Commentary

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Glenn: We were just talking a little bit about history and I'm wondering if anybody did anybody see if the history lesson I gave on about Che Guevara? It made it even into the top 10. Usually we're the No. 1 or No. 2 most read story when we publish an editorial, but this week we had Che Guevara and it was it's quite amazing when you actually look at the history of who this guy is. Everybody buys the T shirts because it's cool. Everybody thinks communism is neat and it amazes me how nobody knows the history not only of killers but of our own country. Dan, what was the thing you got from the history channel on our founding fathers?

Dan: Yeah. This was a special that I downloaded on the founding fathers and founding brothers and the description and the show description of Sam Adams is this. It says Sam Adams was a rumpled pugnacious man who failed as a variety of professions before finding his niche as a revolutionist with a knack for inciting violence.

Glenn: By the way, joined by my best friend Pat who is filling in for Stu today who is sleeping because it was a long night. Anyway, give me John Hancock. I love that one.

Dan: Oh, yes, a wealthy aristocratic merchant, was also a known wine smuggler and he had a junior economic stake in breaking away from Britain.

Pat: It was all about the money for him.

Glenn: I didn't like the way the HBO John Adams special portrayed Franklin, as a real womanizer. There is absolutely no evidence, there is not a single letter, there's not a single there's no evidence of that, none whatsoever.

Pat: But it's just absolutely 100 percent embraced now, just as the Sally Hemings thing is with Thomas Jefferson.

Glenn: Didn't the DNA say.

Pat: No. The DNA said it was one of 26 members of the Jefferson family. That's what DNA said in 1998. One of 26 potential members of the Jefferson family. Thomas Jefferson, it could have been him, more likely it was either his brothers or one of his nephews. One of 26 Jefferson men.

Glenn: So, I don't

Pat: His daughters

Glenn: It wouldn't surprise me with Jefferson.

Pat: Oh, it would surprise me a great deal. It was not in his character.

Glenn: Tell me Jefferson's character. You know, he used to be my founding father. Good God. How did this train go off the track? Stations, I apologize for the there isn't a soul listening. I don't know, Pat. I think my favorite founding father is Thomas Jefferson. Geez

Pat: Founding fathers are interesting.

Glenn: George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, my favorite founding fathers.

Pat: What's the problem with Jefferson?

Glenn: I loved Jefferson but he was too conflicted. I see him as the most human out of all of them.

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: And he was because he was very conflicted, you know, he was against slavery, yet, he died with slaves. He was you know, he was he couldn't overcome his own human nature, where I think Franklin didn't necessarily do that, but Washington definitely did.

Pat: Oh, yes. There's never been a better man on the earth.

Glenn: Never been. There's by far never been a better President but quite possibly

Pat: You're forgetting Jimmy Carter. Right?

Glenn: Oh, you're right.

Pat: Yeah. Jimmy Carter.

Glenn: Yeah. He only had the burning helicopters. Washington had

Pat: And double digit unemployment and

Glenn: Yeah. He was great

Pat: Interest rates.

Glenn: George Washington never won a Nobel prize.

Pat: No, he didn't do anything with Israel and Egypt.

Glenn: By the way, speaking of this ADD moment, have you read Brad Thor's book, "the Patriot"?

Pat: No, but I've seen a lot of stuff from you guys on it.

Glenn: It was the No. 1 book last night.

Pat: Is he the Salmon Rushdie of America?

Glenn: This guy is

Pat: I want to read that.

Glenn: If you love Thomas Jefferson, you have to. It is the Di Vinci Code of Islam and the you know, instead of Leonardo Di Vinci, it's Thomas Jefferson.

Pat: They're going to stinking kill this poor guy.

Glenn: I think they will. He says he takes it seriously and I know that he's got some

Pat: I heard him on your show. It doesn't sound like he takes it seriously.

Glenn: He should, but he doesn't. You know, he was as cavalier as I was, you know, four years ago.

Pat: Kind of know better now, don't you?

Glenn: Oh, yeah. Well, stop me from saying what I believe is the truth.

Pat: Right.

Glenn: But I at least know.

Pat: And you've got to take some precautions.

Glenn: He is taking precautions. You've got to read it. So, anyway, we were talking about some history and stuff like that and this is how out of control we've gotten in this country. I had an incident with a battle flag of Gonzales.

Pat: You've always liked the Come And Take It flag.

Glenn: It's a Texan flag.

Pat: It was a flag from the battle of Gonzales. The settlers are Texas were given a cannon from the Mexicans, from the Mexican government, and then they wanted it back and they tried to take it back and the settlers were going to give it back and so there was a big battle over, we want to take it back and we're not going to give it back to you. So, they said

Glenn: This is the worst version of this story. So, it's the worst. You've got it all wrong. I mean, there was a cannon involved there was a skirmish between the Mexicans and the it was not a gift to the Texans.

Pat: It was given to the Texans.

Glenn: It was given to the governor of the Texas region that it happened in and the Texas

Pat: Was he a Texan?

Glenn: No, he wasn't.

Pat: The governor was living in Texas at the time.

Glenn: It's my understanding that Mexico had come in and had a big battle. They were occupying that area.

Pat: Yeah, well

Glenn: But that the governor was given this deal, he was out when the Texans kicked all of the

Pat: I'm not even going to listen to you anymore. I don't even have any idea what you're talking about.

Glenn: I know that. So, anyway, it was a big deal. The flag said Come And Take It. It has a cannon on it.

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: And it's just the greatest it is the way America should be. Really? You want a piece of this? Come And Take It, with the implication you know, the implied threat of, we'll kick your butt if you try to!

Pat: Yes.

Glenn: And I was flying that at my house and my neighbors complained because they thought it was wildly aggressive and so and so I wanted to hang the Benjamin Franklin, you know, from the Thomas the John Adams series, I love the flag with the snake on it, it's cut up and it says Join Or Die. I actually had it changed to unite or die because I was afraid, after what I went through with the Come And Take It.

Pat: That would be too aggressive.

Glenn: That Join Or Die, they would say he's running a compound cult and he's going to kill us all. I hate my neighbors.

Pat: So, how did unite and die go over in your neighborhood?

Glenn: I haven't had a complaint.

Pat: Did you explain it to them? Did you explain the story to them?

Glenn: Are you ready?

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: I had to explain it at a zoning meeting.

Pat: And how did it go over?

Glenn: Not well, no, no, huh uh

Pat: It was ugly, then.

Glenn: There were, like, 23 people on the zoning committee where I had to explain the flag. No, no, no, no, no, didn't go well. Didn't go well. But thanks for asking

Pat: Sure.

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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