Glenn Beck: Battle of the Headlines

GLENN: Well, it is Monday, a new, fresh start. I saw a poll that shows that Barack Obama is winning, what is it, Dan, 86%?

STU: Yeah, a mere 86% of the vote in Europe and McCain has a whopping 6%. 8% are really thinking it over, though.

GLENN: Now, I would, I would think that with 86% of Europe saying Barack Obama is my guy, there might be a headline somewhere that we could find saying, if Europe thinks he's that great, maybe we should run in the other direction.

We go to Stu for a little pregame analysis on the Battle of the Headlines today.

STU: That's right, Glenn. I mean, you said it correctly when you said you figure if Germany really likes him, maybe that would be something to point out that it's not particularly a good thing. They haven't exactly elected the best people in the past.

GLENN: You're saying that Germany has a bad voting record.

STU: Some would say that they've made an occasional error in judgment.

GLENN: I don't know what you could possibly be talking about, but let's go right to the Battle of the Headlines. Here comes headline number one for John McCain: China criticizes McCain, Dalai Lama meeting. Headline number two for John McCain. Chuck Hagel says John McCain is treading on very thin ground. John McCain reverses himself on affirmative action. And, what a surprise, had to have one, angry McCain needs to make way for old optimism.

We go to the half now because I'm a little torn on this, Stu. Your analysis.

STU: Yeah, very interesting there, Glenn. The first two headlines, China criticizing McCain and Chuck Hagel criticizing McCain, those could very well be taken as positives.

GLENN: I have to ask you. John McCain reverses himself on affirmative action. Was he for it or against it?

STU: You know, I don't know, off the top of my head.

GLENN: I have no idea. He could go either way, and now has.

STU: I'd like to find out.

GLENN: Apparently. All right. So we go into the second half. Here's headline number one for Barack Obama. Obama admits drop in Iraqi violence. Was more -- no, there's -- he admits a drop in Iraqi violence was more than he had anticipated. Obama declares foreign trip a success. That's from MSNBC. In Berlin hope for the fall of other walls. I don't even know what that one means. Barack Obama, president of Europe.

VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top, glowing headline after glowing headline. Gee, what a frickin' surprise.

GLENN: All right. So you've checked into the Barack Obama -- or the John McCain on affirmative action. He used to be for it and now he's against it. Well, that's great. We've got these guys -- this is like fish. I went fishing with my son this week even. It was like, they're just flopping around on the side. Bang them in the head with a hammer, I'm telling you. They will stop flopping around for a while. For the love of Pete. And I love this one: Berlin, hope for the fall of other walls. It wasn't hope that brought the Berlin wall down. And it wasn't sunshine and lollipops that put it up. I mean, it's just -- aye-yi-yi.

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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