Glenn Beck: Obama's socialist climate czar

GLENN: Let me tell you something. For those of you who think climate change is real and manmade, you should know this, that -- I mean, you don't have to be a socialist, I guess, to believe in global warming. It's just that almost everyone who does believe in global warming is a socialist. I mean, believes in manmade global warming that now can be fixed and reversed or whatever. And we've got the tools to fix it. Almost everybody who says, "I've got a plan to fix it" is a socialist. And let me just give you this quote. This is from An Inconvenient Book: Kyoto is -- and I'm quoting -- the first component of an authentic global governance, end quote. Jacques Chirac, 2000. It is a global governance idea. I read this weekend about a new green deal that the UN is starting to push, that there needs to be a new deal but it needs to be based on green. And guess who would go ahead and implement that for us. Isn't that great? We could take all of the money that we're spending on the bailouts -- this is really the idea -- take all the money that we're spending on the bailouts and put it into a commission to be able to have a global green society that we could have a revolutionary new government. Scary? Scare you yet? Huh? A revolutionary government, a world body that would concentrate on bringing the world together through clean energy. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

Well, the new global warming czar listed as one of the 14 leaders of a socialist group commissioned for a sustainable world society. Socialists International, an umbrella group for many of the world's social Democratic parties such as the Labor Party over in Great Britain, says it supports socialism and is highly critical of U.S. policies. The group's commission for a sustainable world society, the organization's action arm on climate change, has developed -- says the developed world must reduce its consumption and commit to a binding and punitive limit on greenhouse gas emissions. Mmm-hmmm. Mr. Obama who said that action on climate change would be a priority tapped Mrs. Browner for her new position last month as the White House coordinator of climate and energy policies. This appointment does not need Senate confirmation. She was tapped by the Obama administration. She's been on the board of directors for the National Audubon Society, the League of Conservation Voters and the Center For American Progress. She was also former vice president Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection committee member as well. Her name has now been removed from the Gore organization's website. The Socialist International website did not have a copy of her June 30th speech but the agenda for the meeting had her scheduled to speak as part of a panel on how do we strengthen the multilateral architecture for sustainable futures. So in other words, how do we knit ourselves together as a globe?

Also on the panel was Sergey Mironov, speaker for Russian legislature's upper chamber and close ally of Vladimir Putin, Zhang Zhijun, vice minister of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee; Jesús Caldera -- it may actually be Jesus here. I'm not sure -- the former minister of Employment and Social Affairs for the Spanish Socialist Workers Party. That's who she was speaking with. Socialist International bills itself as the world body of Democratic Socialist movements. Its members range from Israel's Labor Party to France's socialist party to those who won the Angolan civil war with the aid of Soviet and Cuban troops. The organization distinguishes itself from violent or revolutionary communist parties. However, some such group, Chinese Communist Party have been invited to its events and guest organizations. The Democratic Socialists of America, not the Democratic party, is listed as the group's U.S. representative. She is also listed as an individual member of the Socialist International but not a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In its meeting in 2008 in Santiago, Chile, Socialist International endorsed global governance -- that's a quote -- as the solution to the world's problems of climate change and peace. It's working out real well in the Middle East now that we have the blue helmets involved.

Socialist International regularly blasts the construction of fencing along the U.S./Mexico border. The fence was approved in congress with Mr. Obama's vote in the Senate.

You want to know what's coming? All you have to do is, all you have to do is watch the news that isn't being reported in the mainstream media. You know and I know that green is going to play a very large role. And they are going to be able to get green because people like me will tell you, "You know what? Here's the thing, guys. We're not putting any of this money into anything sustainable. We're not putting this money, this bailout money, this $1.3 trillion in stimulus into new energy. We need to take and build some real, real future infrastructure. What we were doing during World War II was building a nuclear bomb. We were building jet engines for the first time. We had something to move into the private sector after the war. Now what are we doing? And so people will say, "Well, wait a minute, hang on. Obama, they are trying to work on new energy." Yeah, but are you doing it with a global framework? See, the only reason I want to invest in green energy, I'll invest in something new but I'll let the private sector do it. The only way I want to do it is if we in the end can be able to have this technology and we can sell it to the rest of the world, pay ourselves out of this debt. But I don't think that's going to happen.

There's one more story here I want to share with you before we move off of this. I read Pravda this weekend. Have you read Pravda, I mean lately? I know, you instead just -- I try to cut down on paper. So I just read the New York Times. Same thing, I know. Here are the headlines on Pravda: Will Obama give in to reparations. Headline number two: Obama prefers to guide his political stars himself, just like Abraham Lincoln. Next story: Sanctimonious hypocritical preaching by the imperials. It's become rather common yearly and sometimes even monthly occurrence in the imperial elites of America as they gallop in on their white horses and read the riot act to the rest of the world, sometimes even to the EU on how to be a good republic. That is rather humorous as far as republics go because the U.S. is definitely a failed republic. Then the next story: The beginning of hope. Obama's election may lend sucker to those who argue that the laws and policies designed to remedy racial discrimination by promoting opportunity and diversity are no longer necessary. Is it the beginning of hope in America? Then: Russian politicians being cautiously optimistic about the new American phenomena, Barack Obama. I love this story: A change for the better. Only Satan could have been worse than the Bush administration. Next story: Eight years of hell are over. Next story: The American election system. And it talks about how the voters in America are completely uninformed and that the systems don't work.

The evil empire, if you will, is back. The Russians are looking to be the great global power again. Whether you like the fact or not, the Cold War is started again, the Cold War has started again and this one may not be just a Cold War because they need the price of oil to go up. Things and events are going to happen to be able to spike that price of oil because they need it. There's -- I just believe that there is, with the green New Deal being proposed now by the UN, with what happened last week with Merkel and Tony Blair and Sarkozy saying that capitalism as we know it is dead and needs to be revamped, in this new capitalism there is a place at the table for the state? That is called fascism. Capitalism is just a vehicle, but when you introduce the state into it, it's fascism. And unless we educate ourselves, unless we really know what's going on, we will have neighbors and friends. And that's why you have to wake people up. Your neighbors and friends will say, "Oh, my gosh, yeah, but we're in so much trouble, we've got to do this." The groundwork is being laid right now by people who -- do you trust the new global climate czar of the Barack Obama administration, somebody who's a member of the socialist party, somebody who likes global governance? Is that who we have become? That's why you need to wake your friends up now because in time the truest thing that was spoken on the campaign trail I think came out of the mouth of Joe Biden and that is, there will be a global event in the first six months. I don't know if it will be in the first six months, but it's coming. And he said, "We will do things that will seem wrong, but you have to trust us." No, I don't think we give our trust out like that. We gave our trust out on many other things like "You'll never violate the value of a dollar."

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

UPDATE: Here's how this discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.

'The fool builds walls': China blasts Trump over tariffs

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I can picture it now: Thousands of years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, standing before hordes of his followers, in the Qin Dynasty, with a bright red bamboo hat on, and chanting, "Build that wall!"

It took a couple centuries to build the thing, but it got built. And it has been carefully maintained over the last 2,000 years, but, today, the Great Wall of China is so massive that astronauts can see it during good weather conditions from the lower part of low Earth orbit. The wall boasts over 3,000 miles of towers and brick embankments, with over 1,200 miles of natural defensive barriers. It's worth mentioning that the Chinese government is also exceptionally good at imposing digital walls, so much so that China ranks worst in the world for internet freedom.

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So it's a little strange to hear an editorial run by a major news network in China criticized President Trump for his proposal to build a large wall along the southern border of America.

"Following the path of expanding and opening up is China's best response to the trade dispute between China and the United States, and is also the responsibility that major countries should have to the world," the author wrote. "The wise man builds bridges, the fool builds walls."

Similarly, the Pope told reporters in 2016, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

If you've been to the Vatican, you know that it is surrounded by enormous walls. The same goes for all the celebrities who live in heavily walled compounds—a safety measure—but who have also vehemently criticized President Trump's plans to build a wall.

You know the adage: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses." Perhaps the phrase needs an update: Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

An immaculate Nazi doctor hovers over newborn. He probes and sneers at it. "Take it away," he says. This is the very real process that Nazi doctors undertook during the era of Nazi Germany: Nazi eugenics, the studious, sterile search to find children who would define a pure breed for the German lineage. The Übermensch.

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During a speech to a delegation of Italy's Family Association in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis referred to this cruel Nazi practice, which he used as a comparison to the increasingly popular process throughout Europe of "ending" birth defects, by offering abortions to women who have babies with chromosomal defects.

Here are two passages from the Pope's remarks:

I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away.

And:

I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves.

When CNN got the quote, and it shocked them so much that they had to verify the quote with the Vatican—in other words, it didn't fit the usual narrative.

It didn't fit the usual narrative.

The Pope also addressed claims that he has dedicated himself to LGBTQ causes:

Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of "diversified" families: different types of families. It is true that the word "family" is an analogical word, because we speak of the "family" of stars, family" of trees, "family" of animals ... it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God, man and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don't believe.

The media have largely seen Pope Francis as the cool Pope, as the Obama of Catholicism. It'll be interesting to see how abruptly and severely that perspective changes.