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I've always wanted to be a Community Organizer, because I love communities and I love being organized!

Here's The One Thing: The community organizer in chief is transforming us, but why isn't anyone noticing?

I had some people at the house over the weekend. We were all looking at this online visual psychology test. (I know, weekends with me are just wicked awesome: Psychology tests and books on progressivism — want to come over?)

But I want to show you something: Look at this and tell me what's changing in this picture. It's from the University of South Dakota Department of Psychology's Web site.

This test was based on a scientific theory called "change blindness"; a theory that I think might help explain what's happening in our country right now.

In visual perception, "change blindness" is the phenomenon that occurs when a person viewing a visual scene apparently fails to detect large changes in the scene, because there are a lot of things going on.

If you got it: Great, you are a smarty-smart pants — quit showing off. For those who didn't, the answer is the massive jet engine that's flashing right before your very eyes. Only about two out of the 10 people at my house got it — once you know what it is, it's so obvious.

This is exactly what's happening in America: The system is being overwhelmed. We're rushing massive programs and policies through at an astounding rate and we're failing to see the engine coming off the plane because Obama's using something called — honest to God — "change blindness."

All the rushing of change, even though he said this in 2004:

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BARACK OBAMA: When you rush these budgets that are a foot-high and nobody has any idea what's in them and nobody has read them…

RANDI RHODES, FORMER AIR AMERICA RADIO HOST: Fourteen pounds it was.

OBAMA: Yes, and it gets rushed through without any clear deliberations or debate. Then, these kinds of things happen, and I think this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean, you remember there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.

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But now, in 2009, it's totally cool to jam through a $787 billion stimulus bill, a massive expansion of children's health care, a cap-and-trade energy bill and, oh yeah, a complete overhaul of the entire health care industry in the first six months.

And while the president is filling up America's scene with these huge thousand-page bills, he gets cover from friends like House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers who said, with a straight face:

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REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MICH.: I love these members, they get up and say, "Read the bill." What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?

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We, rightfully so, become outraged and try to (I know, this is crazy) get our elected officials to read bills before they vote on them.

But, maybe that's what they want us to focus on, because while we are complaining about that, and the millions government spends on bridges for turtles and toilet restorations, none of that is as important as the fundamental changes currently being made to how our country works.

Don't you see? This isn't about just health care; it's about who's behind it.

Look, if a doctor is selling medicine to grandma, wouldn't you like to know if that doctor is Dr. Huxtable or Dr. Kevorkian? Kind of makes a difference, doesn't it? Just ask Michael Jackson.

This isn't about a slight change of paint color; it's about an engine completely disappearing. America's engine is being completely removed right before our eyes.

America once had this crazy concept of elected officials doing things "for the people." Now it seems our elected officials are busy doing things to the people; puppets for powerful global corporations, unions like SEIU and community organizations like ACORN:

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OBAMA: I've spent my entire adult life working with SEIU. I'm not a newcomer to this, I didn't suddenly discover SEIU on the campaign trail.

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OBAMA: Your agenda has been my agenda in the United States Senate. Before debating health care I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members. Before immigration debates took place in Washington, I talked with Eliseio Medina and SEIU members. Before the EFCA I talked to SEIU.

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OBAMA: Before I even get inaugurated — during the transition — we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.

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All I'm asking for is that you ask officials the tough questions. Who's running the show? Is it the "all-knowing Messiah," Barack Obama? Or is it special interest groups, like the SEIU and ACORN pushing their agenda?

Warning: Once you see the picture of what they are doing — just like the jet engine — you won't believe how you missed it. You'll also have sleepless nights wondering how everyone else has "change blindness" and can't see it.

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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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