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GLENN: Well, it's a very sad day. I'm pretty sure you are going to see every hammer and sickle flying at half staff today because we have lost a czar. The car czar Steve Rattner who we haven't been able to interview. Nobody has really inter I think CNN has interviewed him once which was a that was very gracious of the czar to let CNN really just go after him and have him on the carpet there for a couple of minutes. But anyway, he stepped down from his post after less than six months in the position. You are going to hear all kinds of stories about how great he I mean, he's stepping down because now GM is out of bankruptcy. His job is done. Well, if his job is done, then gee, why do we have to replace him with another car czar. Rattner, whose resume just screamed, "Hey, put me in charge of the auto industry, you know, that we shouldn't be running and we don't really want to run," that's what his resume said to me, he had jobs like media advisor and New York Times reporter. Who's better to fix the auto industry than a New York Times reporter, you know? He says he's stepping down because, well, he wants to spend more time with his family. Maybe, maybe. Maybe he wants to spend more time, you know, with his family before he goes to prison. Maybe. I don't know. I don't know. He probably just is completely sincere on the more time with the kids thing. No way it would have anything to do with the SEC and the New York State investigation of the firm that he created, the Quadrangle group. You know, they were just investigating to see if there were kickbacks given for participation in a $122 billion state pension fund. But I'm sure a New York Times reporter and a media advisor turned car czar had nothing to do with that in the company that he started. So but thankfully we're not going to be down a car czar for very long because God knows this country just isn't the same when, you know, when we're not, you know, running at full czar capacity. The new man is now ready to step in and hit the ground running and you are going to love this guy seriously. You thought the New York Times reporter guy was great to fix the auto industry? Wait until you hear about Ron Bloom. Ron Bloom is well, I think he practically invented the car, you know. Much more than the experience that he doesn't have in anything dealing with automotive vehicles or industry or anything like that. This is, I think he practically invented the car. You are going to breathe a sigh of relief when you find out that we have now hired a Harvard, a Harvard business trained banker who then went right to work to head up the United Steel Workers union. So we have a union official, now the car czar with the car companies that we now own and run. But not that we want to. He didn't want to do that at all. He didn't want to take over those things. Wow, I mean, who better to figure out what to do with a government and union owned industry making cars than a government employed former union guy? I mean, this thing's fixed. We're right around the corner from just raging success. America, let me just tell you this: We are having tough times, sure, but I want you to fall to your knees every night and pray for our leaders. And most importantly pray to the ghost of Stalin for your czars because they are going to need all the help they can get.

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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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