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GLENN: There you go. So you can ask Glenn anything today on Friday, get your voice on the air. I want to -- one of the listeners called and asked me a couple of questions on something last hour and we started to get into this Fox Dynamics poll, and this shows really how much trouble we're in in America. Universal food. Should the government provide food for every person? 68% say yes. Healthcare, 66%. Housing, 52%. Job, 51%. 51% say everybody should be provided a job that wants one. This, gang, is socialism. People haven't been taught why socialism is bad.

Now, let me go through some of the other numbers in the Fox dynamics poll that I don't think you're going to hear elsewhere. Have you personally tried to reduce your household or personal spending because of a concern of this economy? Back on October of 2001, 32% said yes. October, a month after September 11th, October through 2001, 32% said yes. Today 79% have reduced their spending because what they think is coming. Does the current economic situation in the United States make you feel more anger or more fear? These numbers we have to watch. We have to -- and I'm going to ask them if they will continue to trend these, this particular number because this is disenfranchisement. More anger or more fear. Democrats, 32% anger, 43% fear. Republicans, 30% anger, 45% fear. Independents, 30% anger, 34% fear. The Democrats are more angry than the Republicans but, you know, within a couple of -- within two points. So it's margin of error. But I bet you those numbers on anger are going to go up, and where it's going to come from is I don't know because if I had to ask which one I am, now it's more anger, but I think it's going to become more fear. Well, maybe not. I don't -- I don't know. We'll watch these numbers.

A year from now do you think the economy will be recovering or will the country be in deeper recession? Democrats say the economy will be recovering 78%. Republicans say the economy will be recovering, 45%. Independents say it will be recovering by 60%. Boy, I hope you're right.

Does the government have a responsibility to rescue failing financial institutions? Democrats say yes, they do, 40%. 54 are opposed. Republicans, 17%, 81 opposed. Look at this number. The Democrats oppose it by 54%, are for it by 40%, yet apparently the evil fat cat Wall Street Republicans are against the bailout by 81%. Boy, it's amazing how the media spins the truth, isn't it? If you and your family were to fall on hard times, who would you likely turn to for help? Democrats, 15% say government. 6% of Republicans say government. Independents, 8%. Democrats, 64% say family, Republicans 73% family, independents 56% family.

Here's what I found interesting. If I said to you which one is going to lean on their church or religious organization, who would you say would lead that path? Democrats, 4% are going to turn to their church, Republicans 8%, and independents 16%. Even at 16%, that's shockingly low. President Obama wants the White House to take greater control over the census bureau which traditionally has reported solely to the commerce department. The results of the census affect the balance of political power in congress and the distribution of federal funds and therefore the census bureau is typically managed by nonelected officials. Do you think it's inappropriate or appropriate for the White House to take greater control of the census? Democrats say it's 46% appropriate. Republicans say it's 76% inappropriate. Independents, 63% inappropriate. And here is an amazing question, these three: In general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest, in general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest and ethical. Democrats say 73%, no, they're not. Republicans, 68%, no, they're not. In July of '02 the Fox opinion poll people asked that same question, it was 54% said they didn't think that they were honest and ethical. Now that number is 73% combined.

In general do you think most officials in this country are honest and ethical? That number is -- remember 73% combined for CEOs. Only 63%. 63% say no, they're not when we're talking about congress or elected officials. And here is the growing disenfranchisement that I've been talking to you about. Overall would you say you generally trust the federal government or not? For the first time in my life I don't trust the government, and it didn't start with Barack Obama. It started with George Bush, and it's only compounding and moving faster in the wrong direction under Barack Obama. Am I alone? Do you trust the federal government? June '02, 54% of the American people said, yeah, I do. Today that number is 41%. In June '02 only 36% said "I don't trust the government." 36%. Today 54% say no way, I don't trust them. 43% of Democrats don't trust the government. 63% of Republicans don't trust. And independents, 59% don't trust the government. Growing disenfranchisement.

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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