Glenn Beck: Can you say conflict of interest?

GLENN: Okay, so I haven't figured this out. Let me go to, let me go to Pat and ask him. Pat, have you noticed that Toyota is testifying now in front of congress?

PAT: I have.

GLENN: Mmm hmmm.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Isn't congress the owner with the American people of Toyota's two big competitors?

PAT: Yes. Yes, they are.

GLENN: So isn't this like the board of directors of General Motors calling Toyota to testify in front of them on television and demanding that they explain why their cars are so bad?

PAT: Oh, and they're angry, too. They're, they are outraged about this situation.

GLENN: Are they?

PAT: Yeah. Oh, yeah. As you could imagine let's say I mean, if ExxonMobil called Shell to testify before them, they are a little upset with their business practices.

GLENN: Have you heard anyone talk about this yet?

PAT: No. No, I haven't.

GLENN: How come?

PAT: I don't know.

GLENN: How is that completely missed?

PAT: Everybody's talking about just the, you know, the brakes and the acceleration and all of those things and nobody's ever seemed to even notice: Oh, and by the way, these are the owners of GM and Chrysler and they are taking another competitor.

GLENN: These are the people that are running it, these are the people that own it, these are the I mean, we have don't you see the moral hazard that we're in now? Our congress has no credibility when they call, for instance, any bank to testify. You are going to call let's say they call a collection of small local banks to testify. Who are you to tell me this? You're the competitor. You are CitiBank. You are trying to put us out of business. You are Bank of America. Who are you to call me, Toyota? I mean, this is the quite honestly this is the attitude I would take. I mean, you wouldn't win and my shares would fall and, you know, Toyota would be out of business, but that's why I'm not running Toyota! But that would be the attitude I would take. Who are you? The owners of General Motors and Chrysler? And you're telling me to explain myself in front of you? You are my competitor!

PAT: It would at least be worth bringing up, wouldn't it? I mean, if you didn't even say it with a nasty attitude, could you at least bring up the inappropriateness of the whole procedure?

GLENN: Yes, I think you could. I think you could.

STU: There's a story in The Wall Street Journal today, too, talking about how these cases of recalls are typically handled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but the Toyota case was led by Obama transportation secretary Ray LaHood. If it's going to be coming from the normal area and the journal goes into, too, about how a lot of people who have big union money are all the people calling for all this. That's not to say that Toyota didn't do something wrong and that they should you know, they obviously had some serious problems there but the way it's going down

GLENN: What is the problem? Because they seem to have first they had first they had gas. Then they had brakes.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Then they had something else.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: That's odd that Toyota's having all of these problems.

PAT: All of a sudden.

STU: Yeah, I think it's an all of the above thing and I don't think that they are denying they are having the problems.

GLENN: No, no, I'm not saying they are denying at all and I'm not saying they are having the problems.

PAT: But this all goes to your point, Glenn, in the inappropriateness because the government got themselves into the situation. Their credibility is gone. And so to have these kind of moral authority, who are you?

GLENN: They have none. This is, you know, an impossible, impossible situation now.

Now, I just want to throw something out here. Apparently it's a chip problem. Have we verified this yet?

PAT: They don't know.

GLENN: That it's a brain problem in the car. We had a we have a watchdog who is at one of the bigger software chip manufacturers in the world and this guy's pretty I mean, he is an "Out there" thinker, but he's pretty reliable. This is a theory only. He said, you know, you can fry those chips. You can deprogram those chips, and it's an odd thing that those chips would have these problems if this indeed is the problem. There is now a theory that is going on that some competitor took and this is corporate sabotage.

PAT: So somebody's, like, shooting some sort of ray gun at these people?

GLENN: I don't know. Whoa. You have a ray gun?

PAT: I have a ray gun.

GLENN: Holy cow.

PAT: I disabled the brakes on 1400 cars.

GLENN: Turn your radio off if you're driving!

PAT: 812 now.

GLENN: The ray gun is getting you!

PAT: 3,282 cars.

GLENN: Stop, stop!

PAT: 4806 cars are now in trouble.

GLENN: What model? What model?

PAT: All models, all makes appeared models.

GLENN: All right. So

PAT: Just, it's in a certain city. I'm not going to even name which one.

GLENN: Holy cow.

PAT: That's 5,312 cars now.

GLENN: So here is the, here is the idea, that a competitor is this is corporate espionage or corporate sabotage. Somebody's going in and disabling these chips. I don't know if that is a legitimate theory at all.

PAT: Now, is this theory by competitor, is he talking about, you know, GM and Chrysler?

GLENN: I have no idea. No, no, I have no idea. He is not assigning a blame anywhere. He is not assigning. He is just saying that this can be done. If it is a brain problem with the car, it can be done. It could be a competitor that took Toyota out.

STU: I guess anything's possible. Doesn't seem particularly plausible.

GLENN: You know, I don't know if it's I mean, he wasn't suggesting this, that it was, you know, it was Van Jones at night with the... with the ray gun in the library! He's not, you know, he's not suggesting that, nor am I. But when you get into a competitive situation, you want to make sure that our government never, ever looks like they are using something to help themselves. And now congress is on the hook for GM. Nobody by highlighting Toyota's problems, they are helping American made cars. By highlighting Toyota's problems, nobody notices that the guy who helped Rahm Emanuel make $16 million in a separate deal, who didn't have any car experience at all and then later Rahm Emanuel pushes up the ladder and gets him to be the CEO of General Motors just got a $9 million bonus. For what? Is General Motors fixed? Are they I mean

STU: It's getting fixed quickly with this news.

GLENN: Oh, it's fixed.

STU: Isn't this a great lesson to

GLENN: Like my dog has been fixed.

STU: Isn't this a great lesson, too, for environmentalists, I mean actual real environmentalists? Environmentalists, the hero of government and environmentalism was Toyota. And the bottom line is when it comes down to government power and money, that's going to trump your cute little leaf on your dashboard. Like it doesn't if you might be really the person who's out there fighting for a greener planet but the government, when they when it comes down to their pocket books and their power, you are going to become a pariah to them. You are going to become the enemy whenever they can make you the enemy if it comes down to money and power.

GLENN: Remember, remember when we talked about 24 a couple of days ago and we said look what was happening on 24?

STU: Uh huh.

GLENN: And everybody was always like, "Oh, no, no, okay, sure, my ex boyfriend beat me up and I went to jail because of him. But if I just help him this one time, he'll leave me alone"? No. Congress is your ex boyfriend that used to beat you up. That's who congress is. They will never change their stripes. It is government, as George Washington says, is a necessary evil. These guys will always that's why there's restraints on power. They will always go bad. Just know that going in. That's why we restrain their power. That's why we keep them as small as we can. That's why we have checks and balances. Once you get rid of the checks and balances, these guys are going to run roughshod over everything.

STU: Yeah, you don't want to let anyone get power like that into the wrong hands just like you don't want to let a ray gun get into the wrong hands.

GLENN: Jeez, how many

PAT: 6,497 vehicles.

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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