Glenn Beck: We Love You Too, Van Jones





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I told you last week about Van Jones getting the NAACP Image Award. Here's how he closed his speech:

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VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS 'CZAR': To my fellow countryman, Mr. Glenn Beck. I see you and I love you, brother. I love you and you cannot do anything about it. I love you and you cannot do anything about it. Let's be one country. Let's be one country. Let's get the job done.

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The implication here is that I don't love him. Well, I'm sorry you misunderstood, Van — I love you too. This is like an episode of "Barney & Friends" — we all love each other. But I'm not sure why he is making this personal; I never made it personal about him. I never called for his resignation. I didn't want him to quit; I wanted him to keep talking.

I am one of those "old school" people who think the First Amendment applies to everyone — even 9/11 Truthers and communists. When I disagree with someone, I don't try to have them silenced; that's what they do in communist countries. In fact, when everyone was expecting me to gloat and celebrate over Jones' resignation — which, by the way, he did at midnight over Labor Day Weekend — my first day back from the long holiday here's what I said:

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GLENN BECK: I didn't ask for Van Jones to resign. If Americans want the version of America that Van Jones sees, well that's fine, but we need to have a discussion. It can't be done under the cover of darkness. There needs to be questions and answers.

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His resignation didn't further the dialogue. No one answered any of the real questions. And America needs answers — especially when there are those in the highest offices in the land who are trying to fundamentally transform this country.

Van Jones has a very different idea of what America should be. He's a self-avowed communist. He was a member of STORM — a radical group that wanted to overthrow the government. He's trying to transform America under the guise of "green jobs" to transform America into a red state and move away from capitalism. So we can talk all day long about how much we love each other, but his agenda was in the cover of darkness until we shed light on it.

But the question was never about his agenda, it was about the president's agenda.

See, my agenda is wide open: I'm for the truth; I believe in smaller government and lower taxes. When you are out in the open, you have the courage of your convictions. But it seems this administration has used people like Van Jones to cloak their convictions in "green."

So let's talk about that "one country" Jones mentioned. I'm all for that. But it can only be one country — not two. And there is a battle over what the country should look like. I happen to think it's a republic, but progressives think it's something else. And unfortunately, they aren't presenting the true progressive agenda to the public because they know it's a losing battle.

Take Van Jones. Here's what we know:

He's a communist revolutionary: In 1994 he started STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement). The group held study groups on theories of Marx and Lenin and had hopes of a "socialist utopia"

He defended a cop killer in 1999 when, as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer, he helped coordinate a protest march on behalf of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal

He believes the free market is dead

He was a 9/11 Truther, listed as a signer of the 9/11 Truth Commission petition that called for an inquiry into evidence that government officials were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks

In January, 2008, Van Jones said that white polluters are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities

He wants a green economy to replace a system of oppression and exploitation

What I wanted to know is: Does the president believe these things? Is he OK with these things? Well, that question was just answered.

I had my suspicions he did when I saw this clip from Valerie Jarrett:

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VALERIE JARRETT, WHITE HOUSE SENIOR ADVISER: Van Jones, we were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We have been watching him really — he's not that old — for as long as he's been active out in Oakland and all of the ways that he has... the creative ideas that he has. So now we have captured that and we have all of that energy and enthusiasm in the White House.

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It's taken us from then all the way until now and an NAACP award, but we finally have the answer. Here's what Van Jones said while out on his rehab tour during an interview with Suzanne Malveaux:

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JONES: I was fully candid, I mean, about my past, about the ideas that I explored.

I was a mid-level White House staffer.

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So they knew exactly who he was. And I don't care if he was a mid-level staffer or not, if the vetting process turned up a candidate who thought convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal was worthy of excusing, extolling and painting into a hero, I wouldn't want that person taking out the garbage, let alone being "mid-level."

But now it's clear — yes, the White House knew Jones was a communist.

So we don't need to know anything else about Van Jones — case closed. We got it — he's a radical who has latched onto the green movement. I hope he has a great green life creating lots of pretend jobs building solar panels and wind-turbines. God bless him on his quest to get everyone to fill their car tires to the proper air pressure.

But this doesn't mean the problem is solved. Have you noticed, while on this rehab tour, no one is asking Van Jones if he is still a communist? No one will ask him if he has rejected communism and rejected Marxism and if he now believes in the free market system. Because he has said in the past that the free market system doesn't work. Let me give it to you in his own words:

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JONES: How is that capitalism working for you?

QUESTIONER: What?

JONES: How is that capitalism working for you?

QUESTIONER: What?

JONES: How is that capitalism working for you this year?

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Jones has no problem mocking a free market supporter on stage, but when he knows the cameras are on, he's a little more careful. The bottom line is he wants to progress away from capitalism. I don't want to misquote Van Jones — because we are BFFs — so here's his own words:

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JONES: Right now we're saying that we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to some kind of eco-capitalism where, you know, at least we're not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it won't be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression altogether. But, that's a process.

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"A process." It's a process on the way to an extreme goal: Complete revolution through the green movement. It's just a vehicle to him. Progress — baby steps. Progress implies you are moving forward. But progressing to what? Total government.

Van Jones is just a piece of the puzzle. He's just one small witness in a large case. You see, it's not personal, it never has been. It's about the president's agenda. I'd like to ask him which of these things he believes.

The president was the most progressive, far-left senator in the Senate — even further left than Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist. He had a communist childhood mentor; sought out Marxist professors at college; went to a Marxist church for 20 years; told Joe the Plumber it's good to spread the wealth; is having the government take over banks, car companies, and now we find out this weekend that he knowingly hired a communist revolutionary. He put a man who does not believe in the free market system, yet somehow we are supposed to believe he can build green jobs in a free market system?

The president also appointed Ron Bloom to build our manufacturing base:

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RON BLOOM, WHITE HOUSE MANUFACTURING 'CZAR': We know that the free market is nonsense.

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So we have two people now hired by the president to create jobs and they don't believe in the free market. What jobs? Government jobs — baby steps to total government.

We're going to show you about Andy Stern in a minute— he's another chief adviser and architect for the president. He said this:

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ANDY STERN, PRESIDENT OF SEIU: There are opportunities in America to share better in the wealth, to rebalance the power. And unions and the government are part of the solution.

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Do you honestly believe you could assemble a more hostile team to the free market system if you tried?

Back to the question we were asking: Van Jones said he was vetted and it was a rigorous process. Now we have the evidence we only had a hunch on before.

So I again issue the question to the White House: Mr. President, what is it you truly believe? Will you denounce radical communism, Marxism, socialism and progressivism? Will you tell me the turning point? Will you tell me the turning point in your life, where you left the Marxist crowd and said "Boy that was stupid." No one seems to ask the president about that. And you know what, I would have thought it was laughable to ask that a couple of years ago. But good gosh don't you wonder?

I just want the debate out in the open. No more "nudging" and trying to use behavioral science to get Americans to accept progressivism. And I think they are close to taking the mask off. I think they are dying to just let it out.

Again, we don't need to know any more about Van Jones. And Van, I love you too. I'll be sending you a Valentine's card next year. But know this: My problem has never been with you. I know who you are. My question has always been about the president's agenda.

So the question now goes to the president: What does he truly believe and what is his real agenda?

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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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