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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.
GLENN: Yes, that's right, comrade. The most difficult problem in the fight against terrorism is, of course, what? Education, right? Biggest reason so many young people in the Middle East are out in the front lines willing to blow themselves up is because either the lack of education or that Hamas is educating the kids in the school. "Well, we never have that problem here." I mean, they just don't know the difference between the crap that they're being fed by some nut job terrorist in their schools and the truth, so the battle of socialism is raging here in America and they are targeting our youth. Most people don't even know it. Don't believe me? Try this on for size. Students at a New Jersey elementary school just got a lesson in climate change and solar power from a solar panel manufacturer. Hmmm, I don't know if anybody's noticing the conflict of interest here, but it kind of sticks out at me. How would the school have reacted if I came in and pitched them with this one: Yeah, I'd like to bring in a representative from my company to talk about how our dependence on foreign oil is too high." Well, that sounds really great. "Yeah, and one way to reduce it is for our company to be allowed to start drilling here at home." "Well, what's your company?" "ExxonMobil. So is this a go? Because I've got to get back into my big Cadillac with the horns on the front."
Employees of the Sharp Electronics Corporation at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in New Jersey recently were brought in to teach a lesson on climate change and renewable energy. The cartoon image of an ailing Earth with a thermometer sticking out of its mouth was the opening slide in their presentation. Quote: It turns out that the temperature of the Earth is actually rising, end quote. Really? How about that. Have you looked at a thermometer this year? I'm sorry, that's -- "You can't do that one day, one year." You're right. Let's look at it the last 10 years. Sharp began its solar academy program in the United States in October 2008. Wow, October. October, November -- whoa, right before Barack Obama was elected as president. "The initiative is based on a similar program in Japan that since 2007 has been presented at 700 schools and 50,000 students." Wow, 50,000 students just in Japan in 12 months. "There's a war raging, the war of ideas, and common sense is losing. It makes business sense," according to Stuart Mitchell, the chief strategy officer for Sharp, who started the American version of the program. Quote: The big picture is you really want to tie your focus on social responsibility as a company into your business models. Quoting: The more that students learn about climate change and the more they learn about the importance of renewable energy, it ties back to feeding into our business model of being in the solar business. Does anybody have a problem with this one? That's not community service. That's indoctrination, jack. But nice job of disguising it, you know, with the subtleness of a bad boon and the stealth of an elephant.
The renewable energy portion of the presentation mentions several technologies including hydro, wind and ocean power, but solar panels quickly become the focus. What a strange coincidence. The focus just somehow shifts to solar energy. Just part of the responsibility tying in with the business, right? I mean, that's the responsible thing to do. Students watched a short video about how solar panels work and then tried a hands-on activity in which they discovered how much work is required to power a 60-watt light bulb with hand cranks compared with using a small solar panel.
When's the last time you had to crank up the light bulbs for your house? "At the end of the class the students were given workbooks and a Sharp brand solar-powered calculator to take home with them." Wow, if solar power can power a calculator, surely it could power the world's biggest economy. Don Chiossi, another fifth grade science teacher, also gave the program two big thumbs-up. "We cover all forms of energy in our classroom but to have people come in from the community and talk about it helps even more." Plus -- quoting -- plus, the kids love calculators. Oh, well, the kids love calculators. Oh, let's not pay any attention to what's going on here. The kids love calculators.
"The students for their part did seem to enjoy the class, though they weren't without questions for the Sharp team." Quote, one student asked, "If you use only solar power, what would you use at nighttime?" See? At the end, at the end we always try to leave you with just a little hope.
VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.