Glenn Beck: Obama's weak green attempt

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GLENN: That's right. I have Beaker here with me, yes, and we're doing our science portion here, President Barack Obama. Right, Beaker? Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, wow, drastic steps are being taken to save the environment, right? I mean, after all, this is the same eco warrior that pleaded with all Americans to make sure their tires are inflated every time you go out for a drive. You do that, don't you? Please tell me that you... I don't even want to hear the answer. I hope you've checked that your tires were inflated before you drove to work today. This guy, I mean, he's hard core. He's out there on the presidential limousine every day. "Johnny, I think we better pull into a station. This one's about 5 pounds under." So anyway, he's totally committed to saving the planet. So America, as the world, stands by and waits for Obama to set the standard for all of us to follow. Here is what the eco warrior Barack Obama has done so far. First lady Michelle Obama recently broke ground for an organic herb and vegetable garden in the south lawn. If you don't have fresh thyme, we're all going to burn to death in a fiery flood. Whew. Okay, I'm for, you know, organic herbs and veggies. That's cool, you know. Whatever. I'm planting a garden myself... if my city and my attorney general allow me to plant a garden. What else has he done? Has he put some solar panels there on the roof of the how about a windmill in the south lawn? And by the way, didn't we just learn that our farmers were helping the environment by not growing crops because you till the soil and carbon comes out of the Earth. Yes, it's just like lancing a boil. It's just letting all of that poison out of the Earth. Wait a minute. Isn't it natural? No, it's not. It's from fossil fuel. Which, that's an animal. Aren't animals "Stop thinking so much. Jeez, you people are so stupid, thinking so much."

Anyway, now the green, to be green you have to have a green thumb, unless you're a farmer and then the green thumb is a bad thing. If you're a farmer, you shouldn't have a green thumb. But everyone should have a green thumb... except farmers. Got it? Going to need a map of some sort. The Obamas have installed also an environmentally friendly wooden swing set for their children on the White House grounds. Cushioning under foot is made from recycled rubber tires. All right.

So we cut down trees to build a swing set, putting cut up tires on your lawn, that's environmental now. And, the housekeeping staff at the White House is making the switch to greener cleaning supplies. Wow. They're making the they haven't made it yet. They're making the switch. Haven't they been in office since January? Isn't that just like, "Hey, you want to stop at the store and get the green stuff?" I mean, what exactly is in the process of switching to greener cleaning supplies? I mean, go shopping, once. That's where my list ends, but apparently, you know, I'm a what was it I was called from RFK? I'm a corporate toadie. What do I know? Oh, these people at the White House, I mean, don't they know about the climate crisis? We can't afford to waste another minute. Haven't they heard the speeches? They should give the iPod that President Obama gave to Queen Elizabeth with all of his speeches on there. I mean, we, let me just quote from I have this one memorized. It's not written down in front of me with a piece of paper. I have it memorized. I'm etching it in my heart every day. Quote: The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. We are condemning future generations to global catastrophe. Will we stand by while drought and famine and storms and floods overtake our planet! End quote. Huh? That's a good one, huh? I guess so we're going to stand by for a little while. We're making a list of, you know, how to switch to greener cleaning supplies, what we're doing. And we're building a swing set right now. We're busy. Also in the White House greening process, complex managers have asked engineers and grounds keepers to use greener products whenever possible. Wait a minute. I'm just there's not even a mandate in their own home? It's, "Whenever possible." What was that last thing there? Committing future generations to global catastrophe! Will we stand by while drought and famine and floods... whenever possible. We'll do something. Outside experts on green buildings report that the administration is seeking out information about what's feasible. Seeking out? Shouldn't you have that at your fingertips? I mean, you should have that kind of like in a pocket Constitution thing. Wait a minute. Hang on. I got it. And by the way, isn't this also the same guy who says, we're going to bankrupt the coal industry. Damn the cost. It's the right thing to do... whenever possible. I mean, now he's checking into the feasibility of what floor wax is environmentally friendly. We're going after the coal companies! Shut them down! That floor wax, I don't know. Is it feasible to get one a little bit better than that one? "Not really have it in the store yet." Oh, all right. Well, just, I mean, if it's feasible, go ahead and do it. As soon as you go shopping. No rush. No rush. Don't worry about the global catastrophe or the drought, the famine, the storms and the floods overtaking the planet right now. When you get around to it, go ahead and do it. And don't get it unless, of course, it's feasible.

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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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