Glenn Beck: Inconvenient segment, fluorescent light bulbs



Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them


by Steven Milloy

GLENN: I hate fluorescent light bulbs, hate them with everything in me. Hate them, hate them, hate them. My kids, I'm not burying food. You know, Bill O'Reilly was like, oh, he's storing up food and burying food in the backyard. Nope, you know what I have buried in the backyard? Incandescent light bulbs. George W. Bush as a Christmas present to you and me, he banned incandescent light bulbs, 2012, 2013 you are not going to have the incandescent light bulb anymore. And I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. I hate that ugly sterile light. They suck all the happiness and joy out of your life and also they're a pain in the ass to get rid of. If you break one, we showed this on TV the other day. If you break one, I mean, it is a 12‑step process to get rid of it. You just don't sweep it up because it has Mercury. Now, I've hated it because it's a pain in the neck, it doesn't solve global warming, they are ugly. You name it, they are being forced on us. I don't want them. But I had no idea that they were actually killing people. Did you know that? Green Hell today, our Inconvenient Book comes out, is it today in paperback? And there's a new chapter and it's a very good chapter. Kind of an update on everything. This was a best seller for I don't even know, 25 weeks or something like that on the New York Times best seller list and it's a great book, and it's out in paperback. But anyway, we wanted to do an inconvenient update for you on green energy and light bulbs. Who knew that they were actually killing people? Steve Milloy is with us. He's the author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Take Control of Your Life and What You Can Do Stop Them. Hello, Steve.

MILLOY: Hey, Glenn, thanks for having me.

GLENN: I had no idea that they were killing people. How are they killing people?

MILLOY: Well, apparently all these bulbs were made in China. We used to make the incandescents in Kentucky but can't co‑that anymore. So we make these compact fluorescents in China where there are basically no occupational standards, safety standards and it turns out that more than 90%, more than 90% of the Chinese workers making these bulbs have been poisoned with Mercury because you can't make these bulbs without Mercury.

GLENN: How do you mean ‑‑ 90% of the workers in China been poisoned with Mercury?

MILLOY: Right. 90% of the workers have been poisoned so badly that they have to be hospitalized.

GLENN: How are they being poisoned?

MILLOY: Well, they just work, you know, they work with Mercury. Mercury is a, you know, a toxic substance in high enough doses and these guys are, you know, putting the Mercury in the bulbs and apparently, you know, they don't do it in a very safe way. They must almost I guess handle the Mercury with their hands, I guess, and ‑‑

GLENN: Do you think it's possible that maybe they are waiting for us to sign the Kyoto treaty before they start handling Mercury properly?

MILLOY: I don't know. You know, China's got a long way to go in terms of environmental protection and occupational safety laws and, you know, right now we're saving the planet but killing the Chinese

GLENN: We're not saving the planet. I'd actually consider ‑‑ I wouldn't do it but I'd consider it. I mean, I can't take it. You know, I was in the Bush White House in the oval office and I think I may have been the only person that's ever done about, but he turned around for a second and, you know, you just don't want to say, so George, what's in the lamp? What kind of lights do you have? So as he turned around, I looked into the shade and it was one of those stupid curly light bulbs. I swear to you if the secret service weren't there, I would have taken a lamp, I would have! Thrown it at the fireplace, Mr. President. But the secret service was there. So I backed off.

MILLOY: You know, these bulbs are expensive, they don't work because they are made with cheap components, they are poisoning workers, they are actually ‑‑

GLENN: Yeah, but they're Chinese. Al Gore doesn't care about the Chinese. They don't count. They have more. We'll make more Chinese.

MILLOY: Yeah. I guess, you know, that's ‑‑ with the DDT ban, you know, we killed all the poor Africans, no one cares about them, they can't see them.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay, so I'm interested because you say, and what you can do to stop them, that's in the title of the book, and what you can do to stop them. All right, go ahead.

MILLOY: Well, I think that people first need to educate themselves. This is not about the environment. This is about the left social and political agenda. You need to grab your politicians, local, state, federal by the lapel, shake them until they understand it and people need to get active. While we come home at the end of the day, spend time with our families, have dinner, the greens are out there at those city council meetings, county council meetings, planning commission meetings announcing their agenda and the politicians only see them. You know, we start to make a change with the tea parties, you know, we talked about this before. We need to have green tea parties where people, you know, protest that, you know, the cap and tax that's coming down the road, you know, President Obama wants to put smart meters on our house to ration electricity to us, you know, in the hottest day of the year when you set your thermostat at 72, you know, President Obama through your local utilities is going to reset it to 82. Now, if you want that kind of stuff to happen, you know, don't ‑‑ keep doing what you're doing, but I think that ‑‑

GLENN: People say that that's ‑‑ people say all the time, Steve, that that is ridiculous, that that's never going to happen. I mean, what is it going to take besides it actually happening for people to understand this is what they're going to do? They are going to regulate the temperature in your house for the common good.

MILLOY: Glenn, I have wasted the last 13 years trying to educate people on the science behind the green movement. They haven't taken to that. So now I'm going, well, this is what they're going to do to your lifestyle and they're going to tell you where to live, how many children you can have, where you can work, what kind of car you can drive, how much energy you can use, what kind of food you can eat, how much water you can have, what kind of toilet paper you can use, I mean, they are regulating light bulbs in your house. If people don't understand, then I guess they are going to have to experience it.

GLENN: So Steve, I'm doing a piece tonight on GE and actually ACORN as well and I'm trying to track down all the more than of ACORN and I'm finding all these front organizations, and it's stunning the corruption that is going on and no one is looking for it, nobody wants to find it, nobody wants to see it because everybody is in on making money. When it comes to the green movement, tonight I'm also doing a segment that we started just producing this morning. I saw some of the pieces of it this morning that, you know, you have Jeffrey Immelt coming out and saying about healthcare and green that he's so excited because the future is all about a Fusion of industry and business with the government.

MILLOY: Right.

GLENN: And it's going to be great.

MILLOY: Right now ‑‑ well see, you know, and the thing is Jeffrey Immelt, he wants government laws to make people buy his windmills. He wants government laws that, you know, get healthcare off his back because he doesn't want to pay for healthcare for his workers. He would rather have the government do or the taxpayer.

GLENN: But also GE health ‑‑ I mean, GE is going to get so unbelievably wealthy from the federal dollars being spent on GE products.

MILLOY: It's the corpocracy. And this is another thing that people ‑‑ you know, I used to be against antitrust. I think that, you know, we need more antitrust now. We need to split up these big companies because they're cozying up with the government. It's terrible.

GLENN: Objection, Steve, thank you very much. I'll talk to you again. He's the author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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