Ask Glenn Anything


Best Of Callers - Volume 5

Despite the fact that Glenn Beck has debated thousands of angry callers on the air during the decades of his career --- and won the arguments a stunning 100% of the time---people just can't resist the urge to call in and state their case. Like watching a train wreck, it never gets old listening to someone call up and get totally owned. Which is why we are proud to present Glenn Beck's 'Best of Callers Volume 5'. You'll get the idiots and so much more, including (but not limited to) 'celebrity' call-ins, actual good callers, and Stu reporting live. It’s the Best of Callers Volume 5---get your idiot fix today!

VOICE: And now it's time for... Ask Glenn Anything.

GLENN: Yes, that's right, ask Glenn anything. Our number is 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Let's go to Paul in Charleston. Hello, Paul, welcome to the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn. Hey, first off you are a great man, and I love you to death and I'm with you all the way. I think you are doing a heck of a job.

GLENN: I feel a "But" coming.

CALLER: Glenn, you there?

GLENN: Yes, I am.

CALLER: Okay, okay. I'm also an environmentalist, okay? And I want to explain something that, what you're missing when, where these environmentalists, why they are freaking out. I want to use the analogy of a cat. Anybody that knows anything about cats, you have ever seen one infested with fleas. When that last flea hits that cat, it drops the cat down. It's done. You've got to rush it to the emergency room and the vet. Whoever's gone through this, you know, understands what I'm talking about, especially with a flea infested cat.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: Here's the

GLENN: Hang on just a second, Paul. I'd just like to point out I hate cats and I don't know what you're talking about because I've never had a cat. I don't trust people with cats. But I am getting a second dog tomorrow.

CALLER: Okay. Well, I mean, I kind of think you're joking because I don't think you would use the word "Hate" to anybody. But what

GLENN: No, cats I hate.

CALLER: I love everything, Glenn. I love everything.

GLENN: I don't.

CALLER: Everything that God created, everything that God created I love.

GLENN: I don't.

CALLER: I love everything.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: What happens with the environment? When that last flea even attacks that dog or that cat, okay.

GLENN: Do you love fleas? Seriously, God created fleas. Do you love fleas?

CALLER: Glenn, I love everything.

GLENN: You love everything, okay.

CALLER: I love everything that God created.

GLENN: May I just say then you would not then put a flea collar on your cat?

CALLER: Glenn, there's differences you are not letting me finish. You are

GLENN: No, I'm just trying to understand. If you love everything like cats, but I put a cat collar around my dog.

CALLER: Everything that God created is God's creation, you know?

GLENN: So you just, you then but evidently like Jesus would do, pick the fleas off your cat and release them back into the wild.

CALLER: Well, I haven't been able to do that when I comb them out but sometimes the fleas get the better half and I got to depend on the medical world.

GLENN: Do you try to resuscitate them? I'm just trying to understand. I'm just trying to understand where the line is with you.

CALLER: Because you haven't let me finish my point of the call.

GLENN: All right. I'll try. I'll try.

CALLER: I could, I'm not afraid to resuscitate my cat. I'll do it. That's how much I love cats.

GLENN: No, not your cat. Your fleas.

CALLER: Oh, the fleas? You know what, they are hard to drown. I mean, they're tough.

GLENN: You wouldn't drown something, though, that you love?

CALLER: Well, if it's

GLENN: Do you hold the little flea head in a bucket of water? Is that what you're trying to tell me, that you comb them out of your cat and then hold their heads underwater and try to drown your

CALLER: I can't believe how much you are interrupting me. All right.

GLENN: I'm sorry, go ahead. Go ahead, caller, you are on. Go ahead.

CALLER: All right, all right. Oh, I love you, buddy, I love you.

GLENN: No, go ahead. I love you, too. I love you are one of God's creatures and I love

CALLER: You are great. You should have seen me the other night here. Okay, the last flea that bites that cat puts that cat down. It's down.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Now, where is the environmental freak?

GLENN: But that's okay with you because that's God's way of the fleas taking over?

CALLER: Everything

GLENN: If that's the way God wants it?

CALLER: Everything lives off of everything. We all have to survive.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: And even the minuscule spree and the minor bacterial growth around the air.

GLENN: So what you are saying is we're all parasitic in nature.

CALLER: I'm not going to use the word parasite, but we do live in a world that survives off of each other's things. Like the trees survive off of our oxygen, our CO2.

GLENN: Right. Our CO our what? What do the trees survive on?

CALLER: Okay, I heard you talk. I heard you talk about

GLENN: All right, I'm sorry. I was about to trap you, go ahead.

CALLER: Oh, no. Hey, I'm armed and ready.

GLENN: Okay, go ahead.

CALLER: Okay. When that last flea bites that cat

GLENN: Oh, good God, you are still on the cat.

CALLER: I know. Here's the problem. When the last tree is cut down on the planet, when does it affect, when does it become beyond return?

GLENN: I don't know because we're not down to the last tree. In fact, there are more trees on the planet than there were 100 years ago.

CALLER: I would refer you to a, I believe it's a 1967 geothermal shot of space of the united of the world and look at the amount of lights that have come into play. Now, with lights come

GLENN: Lights. Okay, hang on just a second. Lights, all right, we're talking about lights because I will give you, there are more lights on Earth I thought we were talking about trees or fleas. I'm not really sure. But I will give you that there are more lights on Earth than there were in 1967.

CALLER: When that last tree is cut down, when does it

GLENN: Okay, you call me back when the last tree... (laughing)... is about to be cut down.

CALLER: Billions of trees left. But when that one within that one billionth, when it starts taking environmental change, people that environmental excuse me, environmentalists I tell people I'm very familiar with the readings of biblical and prophecies and scriptures like that.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: See, as an environmentalist I tell people, you know, I'm very familiar with the readings of biblical and prophecies and spirituals like that.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: I tell people, I said, you don't have to worry about God destroying the earth, sir.

GLENN: Don't have to what?

CALLER: You don't have to worry about god destroying this Earth right now because nature's going to beat him to it if man keeps doing what he's doing because

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: We don't think like the Egyptians did where their water was pure and clean and, you know, the amount of pollutants that are going in our water and poisoning our children

GLENN: Weren't they hold on just a second. Would you agree with me that the Hindus are very spiritually aware of I mean, they don't eat cattle and anything else, right?

CALLER: The Hindus are what?

GLENN: The Hindus are very spiritually aware, in a way they are very spiritual in nature, et cetera, et cetera?

CALLER: I have not studied the Hindu culture.

GLENN: Okay. Well, you know, they are very spiritual in nature and, you know, they won't eat cattle and, you know, they believe in the circle of life, et cetera, et cetera and they also crap in the river like the Egyptians used to. So I beg to differ with you that the that maybe the rivers weren't as pure as you seem to recall them being in Egypt. They were bathing in them.

CALLER: Our food and prescription drug intake in this America is poisoning our children. And it's

GLENN: Our prescription drug intake? Is this about are we going back to the fleas?

CALLER: Well, you do use I do use a prescription drug, half the amount recommended by the vet and three times a year. People kill I mean, drugs are out there to overkill and overuse.

GLENN: Okay. So what you are recommending, doctor, is that everyone takes half of the prescription drug medicine that the doctor prescribes?

CALLER: I'll tell you what, I'm also, I'm a very healthy person.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: I'm self employed. I have a small business. I do not

GLENN: Do you take prescription drugs?

CALLER: I do not own health insurance out of my own choice because I eat very healthily. I stay away from you know, look at that video

GLENN: Let's say this. Let's paint a scenario here. You are having a tofu sandwich made with entirely organic materials and you are on hang on. And you are on your bike because you are a very healthy person, as you are eating your tofu and alfalfa sprout sandwich, all organic. You are wearing hemp biking shorts and you have no health insurance because you are a very healthy man. And I'll give that to you. I don't know you, but I'm just going to let's just go with this scenario. How is that tofu sandwich going to help you with no health insurance as you are hit by a truck?

CALLER: Okay. We're talking about an accident versus somebody's versus

GLENN: Right. But you have no health insurance because you are a very healthy person, until you are hit by the cattle truck on its way to the butcher shop for McDonald's.

CALLER: Well, I hope and pray that that guy that's driving that truck gots an insurance policy that will cover my medical payments.

GLENN: All right. So we've got hope, and change. And I think we're there. Paul, thank you very much. I appreciate your phone call.

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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