Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - remember when?


The February 16 issue of Newsweek, We Are All Socialists Now

VOICE: The Glenn Beck Program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: Stu, I don't even know -- I mean, we should rest for a while. Newsweek magazine is claiming that we're all socialists now.

STU: We all love it all of a sudden.

GLENN: I mean, we should -- I mean, can we stop the boots, should we stop the boots?

STU: No. I mean, I guess we are -- you are saying we've already reached our destination of socialism. So why are we still marching?

GLENN: Of socialism, yes, we're still marching.

STU: The situation, socialists, there's a lot of busy work. You know, you are digging holes and then filling them back up all the time. So this is essentially what we're doing. We're just marching for no reason.

GLENN: Do you remember when $700 billion was a lot of money? Do you remember, it seems just like October where we all freaked out over $700 billion? Then do you remember when $700 billion was approved to spend on TARP? Do you remember when it was immediately approved -- it's not Andy Rooney. You know what it is? It's like those Country Time -- let's have a Country Time lemonade commercial.

STU: We were just talking about that.

GLENN: Can you do that?

STU: Absolutely.

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GLENN: Do you remember when $700 billion was a lot of money? It was approved and then do you remember when we spent it on something entirely different? Do you remember how angry that made you? Well, apparently the makers of Country Time lemonade and Barack Obama remember that time, too. Barack Obama wants another $820 billion of your money. What to do, what to do. Tim "TurboTax" Geithner was scheduled today to announce how he planned to spend the other half of that original $700 billion. Remember how pissed you are about that?

He was going to announce how he's going to spend the other half because he's not locked into spending it the way that it was previously announced or the way we wound up spending it. There could be a third way entirely which, by the way, included overspending it by $78 billion. He could find a whole new way to spend your money. Do you remember when just a couple of minutes, just a couple of minutes ago you weren't so pissed off? Perhaps that's why today the announcement of Geithner's plan has been delayed for a day. Why remind you of the disaster of TARP when you still have time to call your senator's office and tell them not to vote for the stimulus package. Hello, Maine. Hello, Maine, I'm talking to you. Hello, Pennsylvania, I'm talking directly to you. Jeez. You probably think that people like me would be a little conspiratorial. "Surely there's another reason he's delaying this." I mean, I'm sure "TurboTax" Tim has a stomach virus or his kid has a soccer game or something that, you know, a regular guy like you that used to work for the IMF and then didn't pay his taxes even though he's a financial genius, somebody just like you is doing. Not so much according to Larry Summers, the head of the national economic council. He said on this week with George Stephanopoulos that the White House wants to keep the focus on the roughly $800 billion fiscal stimulus package making its way through congress. Quote: I think there's a desire to keep the focus on the recovery program which is so very, very important. Wait a minute. More important than the first thing we did to stop the collapse? Yeah, because this one is going to stop the collapse. Don't you see -- do you remember when the world made sense? Don't worry about it. Everything's going to be fine. They want you to focus on the $800 billion before we get to that $350 billion, which they'll do before we get to the $4 trillion that some are now saying are going to be required for us to stop the hemorrhaging at the banks. Yeah.

By the way, how much have you put on the line already? Remember, from George Washington until, what was it, August or September, we had racked up a debt of $10 trillion. Remember last year they just raised the debt ceiling to 10? "Well, that's crazy, we'll never..." and all the Democrats are like, "We have got to stop this outrageous spending!" Right. $10 trillion in August. How much have we spent so far? Since October, $9.7 trillion. But don't worry. Like I said earlier, that's only enough money to pay off 90% of all the mortgages in America.

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.

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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