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GLENN: Let's go to William in Portland. Hello, William.

CALLER: Good morning, Glenn. Hello.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

CALLER: Well, I'm rather upset at you and I'll tell you why.

GLENN: All right.

CALLER: I was a McCain/Palin supporter, and you spent a good part of the election season putting the knock on McCain.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: And one day you said that you didn't want McCain because he flirted with socialism and you didn't know what he was going to do but you knew what Obama was going to do and you admitted that you knew Obama was a stoned Marxist. And mine is not only to you but to the conservatives that voted with you this way. We could have had a decent ticket. I mean, we had Sarah Palin. I am terrified for the future of this country. I don't want to be a socialist. I don't want the government running my healthcare.

GLENN: Which way did I vote?

CALLER: I have no idea. That's your private business. You don't even tell me. But I mean --

GLENN: Well, no, you're saying that all you people that voted this way. I voted for Palin.

CALLER: All right, that's good. But the point is, Glenn, you spent a lot of the election season casting shadows on McCain, and I wish that --

GLENN: Yeah, because he deserves them. See, here's the thing. Here's the thing. William, you are not going to win this argument because I believe Ronald Reagan was wrong. He was wrong. The 11th commandment, thou shalt not tear down any other Republican, bullcrap. You call bullcrap when you see bullcrap, period. I don't believe in the, you know, the, "Well, shhh, keep quiet over here." Let me tell you something else, William. What would have been worse? What is worse? You've got a guy now. If America will not get worn out, if America will keep standing, if people don't tune out, you're going to be okay. But if people get worn out, then we won't be. So who gets -- hang on, William. So who gets, who wins first here? Is he going to give up or are you going to give up?

Now let me ask you this: This economy, you don't have to believe me, but when it happens, then maybe you'll say, "Oh, gee, maybe I should have listened." This economy globally is going to go right down the crapper. This economy is going -- we are going to be looking at a depression, a depression, very bad stuff coming our way. Now, you ask yourself this -- could I make my point, please, William?

CALLER: Then can I --

GLENN: You ask yourself this question, William. (Can I make mine) Which would be better for, to have a guy that is flirting with socialists to say, see, we didn't go far enough, or the guy who is completely transforming this economy overnight and tying up our businesses and labor unions and everything else? Who's going to be blamed for it? I'd rather have it not be a conservative who's not a conservative.

CALLER: Glenn, that is so crazy. By the time this guy gets done, we might not be able to undo the damage he did.

GLENN: Let me tell you something, William. By the time any of these clowns would be done, they're taking us to the same damn destination. They're taking us to the same place. It is a socialist state.

I read a stat last night on television. We were 37% of our GDP was going for government programs. 37% of our GDP is a government expenditure. Now it's going to be up about 40%. Well, gee, wait a minute. Weren't the Republicans in charge for the last eight years? They were taking us to the same place, just slower. I don't want to go that place. I will vote for somebody who says, "No, I'm not going to be socialist. I believe in the founding fathers' principles." The only reason I had to vote for John McCain was because I believed that Sarah Palin actually had a clue as to who we are. John McCain is part of it. He is in that system. Go ahead, defend John McCain. What?

CALLER: We could have had Sarah Palin in the loop. We've got a Marxist, we've got --

GLENN: Did you see what John McCain did to her? If you think that it was just the media that just trashed Sarah Palin, you're kidding yourself, jack. It was in -- that was an inside job. The Republicans are just afraid of her as the Democrats are, and John McCain was no friend of Sarah Palin. Believe me on that one.

CALLER: -- under socialism.

GLENN: What?

CALLER: I do not want to live under socialism.

GLENN: Well, then let's leave it at that because neither do I. Okay, we're going to leave it at that. I guess we're coming together. We're just building bridges to each other. Unfortunately it's the government building the bridge. I don't want to live under socialism, either, my friend. I don't think any of us do. No, I didn't say that. Julio does. Barack Obama does. Many of the people in congress do. Arlen Specter does. So what the hell. I don't, nor will I. If that's the way everybody wants to go, that's great. I ain't playing that game. I'll go to jail. I don't care. I'm not going to be a socialist. I'll move to the Bahamas. I'll move some place else. I'd rather live in a country like Canada. I've never said this. I'd rather live in a country like Canada that was socialist from the start than betray the founding fathers and the principles and have them so distorted. I will stand as long as I can stand, and I know I'm not alone. Because, William, you can go ahead and blame it on people like me that wouldn't go for socialism lite, but I'm not the enemy. Socialism lite. Oh, gee, honey, do you want rat poison or... now with 50% less of the poison. "Gee, I don't think I want either of those!" But too many people will just go up to the -- and this is why it exists because people will -- they know. You will take the lesser of two evils. They only have to provide you with two products: Poison and poison lite. Because you'll take the poison lite.

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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