Glenn Beck: 'Land of the greed and home of the slave'




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GLENN: Well, when we were doing our homework, we came across a guy named McChesney. The free press. McChesney is a guy who says, and he has been at the White House, check the records, twice now for meetings. He is a guy who says that capitalism needs to be broken apart and taken apart, dismantled brick by brick. Well, the openly socialist, Marxist magazine Monthly Review just had a conference last month. Guess who spoke there. He was fine with communists and communism. He still has a burning hatred for the United States of America. The one, the only Jeremiah Wright returns to the scene.

REVEREND WRIGHT: This magazine unflinchingly has tackled the tough issues from McCarthyism to militarism, from the Chinese revolution through the Canadian revolution to the Cuban revolution, from the lies told by United States presidents to the lies told by the United States media. We celebrate tonight six decades of dedicated service.

GLENN: Dedicated service of a socialist Marxist magazine, Monthly Review. So the magazine covered the Cuban revolution, which he said nothing bad about or any other revolution he mentioned, but the U.S. and its media: Lies, nothing but lies. Now, maybe this doesn't mean anything. Maybe I'm just too sensitive. Maybe I just haven't gotten over the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, but it never was about Jeremiah Wright really. It was about Barack Obama sitting in a pew for 20 years; what does the man believe. Surely there was nothing else controversial that night just over a month ago with Jeremiah Wright.

REVEREND WRIGHT: You stayed up front. Your starting point is, quote, no nonsense Marxism, unquote. But you dispel all the negative images we have been programmed to conjure up with just the mention of that word "Socialism" or "Marxism."

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. You'd hate to, hate to do that. Thank goodness for somebody dispelling the awful stereotypes of Marxism, you know, that we have in this country. I mean, gee, look at the fruits of Marxism and socialism. Well, wait, before I get into that, let's hear some more about the splendor of Marxism and just how bad America really is.

REVEREND WRIGHT: Grateful for the opportunity to bring you a word of Thanksgiving from those who don't ordinarily get a hearing unless they go along with the program, sing in tune with whatever is the popular tune and stay in lockstep with the political pundits who tell us what is politically correct, what is permissible and what will be tolerated from a person of color in this land, the land of the greed and the home of the brave excuse me, the land of the greed and home of the slave. (Applause).

GLENN: The land of the greed and home of the slave. May I ask a serious question, and I'm not being flippant: Why? Why would you live here in America if this is the way you felt about America? Why? I mean, I would honestly like an answer to that question. There are socialist regimes out there, there are Marxist, communist governments where your ideals are being upheld, right? Why not go to Venezuela unless, unless you would like to see Venezuela come here? Unlike those communist countries, there is no wall around this country keeping anybody in. Have you noticed that there used to be something before the total collapse of their economy called an iron curtain around those? How about the area we referred to behind the Berlin wall? Thousands, maybe millions tried to escape the oppression, the misery wrought by Jeremiah Wright's precious Marxism. And if they were caught trying to escape, they were shot. Seriously, America, what has happened to us? This kind of rhetoric used to be reviled and now it is permeating the White House! These people hid in the shadows and rightly so in America. They represented everything that was abhorrent to Americans. But here is the man who married Barack Obama to the first lady Michele Obama, baptized their children. Here is the man that Obama listened to for 20 years over and over and over again, and it is not a problem?

REVEREND WRIGHT: For the people. My work with liberation theology, with Latin American theologians, with the Black Theology Project and what the Cuban Council of Churches taught me 30 years ago the importance of Marx and the Marxist analysis of the sociologies of the vulnerable and the oppressed who were trying desperately to break free of the political economies undergirded by this country that were choking them and cutting off any hope of a possible future where all of the people would benefit. My exposure to the FMLN in El Salvador, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and my presence at the 15th Jamahiriya in Libya taught me what I have read in the pages of the Monthly Review which is as Joshua Stanton says, though we need not always agree with one another, we must do the work necessary to at least understand one another.

GLENN: Yes, we do. And see, that's why we don't force you to leave this country. We don't have erase opposing viewpoints like Venezuela does. It is not wrong to have these points of view. It's just puzzling. Marxism, where all the people would benefit, he says. Please, America, tell me you reject that thinking. Democrats, independents, for all that is holy, please. He claims that Marxism is a system, quoting, where all of the people would benefit. Where is that utopia, sir? Where is the Marxist model of success? Where is it? Where all of the people are thriving equally? We have tried to educate the young people in this country about the real fruits of Karl Marx's labor, death and oppression, from Lenin to Stalin to Chairman Mao to Pol Pot. They starved. They murdered millions of their own people. They stole liberty. They crushed freedom. In order to have one thing, not equality but control. They spied on their people. They denied free speech and the people's right to worship as they choose. This supposed reverend applauds this system and gave it over and over again every Sunday to the Obamas, and they sat and soak it in. And he is so unafraid to speak it out just last month again.

Ever since Jeremiah Wright has come into the limelight and complained about our militarism, is anyone under the impression that the communists were peaceful, that communists are an unarmed bunch of flower children? Ask the Czechs. Ask the Poles, the Hungarians about the tender mercies of the Soviet sweetness. You might want to check with Georgia, a former ally of ours, that are struggling with everything they've got! How about Latvia, the Ukraine, the Baltics, the Yugoslavs, all of Eastern Europe. And oh, let's not forget Afghanistan. And the South Koreans might have something to add to that as well as the South Vietnamese. Oh, no, I forgot. The Communist North politely invaded and wiped out the South. Nevermind. Jeremiah Wright tries to wrap Marxism up in a blanket of love and concern for the poor. The only concern he has for the poor is to make sure that everyone is equally poor, except for the ruling elite. What kind of twisted freakish perversion of the scriptures convinces people to believe that forced redistribution of other people's money is charitable? Giving is charitable! Taking is a commandment! Don't steal!

Look, here are a few of the things that we know. We know that Barack Obama was mentored by a communist, Frank Marshall Davis. We know that in his own words that he preferred the company of a Marxist professor in college and Marxist professors in college. We know that he thinks when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everyone. We know that that is one of the main tenets of Marxism. We know that he hired Van Jones, a revolutionary communist radical. We know that he hired Ron Bloom, a manufacturing czar that kind of agrees with Mao and believes that the free market system is nonsense. We know that he hired Anita Dunn and that Chairman Mao is one of the two people she turns to most. We know he hired Mark Lloyd, someone who believes our freedom of speech rights are exaggerated, quote/unquote, and that Hugo Chavez, the revolution of Venezuela was, quote, really incredible, end quote! We know that he appointed Carol Browner to the cabinet, a member of the International Socialist Organization. We know that he hired John Holdren who believes in redistribution of America's wealth and we know that this administration is eager to sign a climate change treaty in Copenhagen with the UN that will redistribute our wealth to third world nations. Now maybe, now maybe that I've done the math wrong, I forgot to carry the one. I don't know how many more pieces of evidence you need. Maybe, maybe it doesn't add up to anything. Maybe the laws of physics just don't apply to our savior and Lord in the White House Barack Obama. Maybe magic fairies will sprinkle social justice down on all of us likes pixie dust and it will be a wonderful, wonderful world where there will be no bloodshed and all of the animals will talk like they did in Disney movies. Maybe... I don't see it happening. But there is one thing I do know. We must ask the one question. We must focus on this one question: Does it matter. Does it matter that their anticapitalist, socialist, Marxist radicals in the executive branch of the United States government. We need to decide. Does it matter? For two years people looked at the Jeremiah Wright story: "Oh, he's just a crazy preacher." No, he is a Marxist, now an admitted Marxist, now with the audio from a month ago extolling the virtues of a socialist revolutionary magazine who has ties to the administration. I bring this up because I don't expect a single person to change their mind on Jeremiah Wright and think now, oh, he matters. It is jaw droppingly shocking to me every day that there are those among us that just cannot see, they can't see the perfect storm that is about to unleash its fury on us. There are those that are going to tell you that it's all blue sky and sunshine. I tell you, there's a lot of work to be done. I tell you that we are going to make it. But I don't want you to doubt for a second that the hammering you have to do and the hammering that you will take in the coming months. I don't want you to lose sight that all of that is right. It is time to build an ark because the rain is coming.

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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