Glenn Beck: Obama suddenly a deficit hawk?

Video from G20 in Toronto

GLENN: I'm shocked and you probably will be, as well, but the G-20 has turned violent.

PAT: What?

GLENN: I know.

PAT: What are that's Tea Partiers doing up there in Toronto, Canada? What are they doing?

GLENN: No. They're not Tea Partiers.

PAT: Tea Partiers, we've been warned about it because, I mean, Nancy Pelosi had seen this kind of thing before and here it is again. Here it is again.

GLENN: And you couldn't be more right. She has seen this kind of violence before, and she knows exactly who it comes from. They are from the communist and from the revolutionaries and from the anarchists on the left. They are the people that --

PAT: Not the Tea Partiers

GLENN: I know. It's strange.

PAT: It's really weird.

GLENN: I would like to ask the President this question: Mr. President, why are we going against the rest of the world? Why does America continue to separate itself? Why can't America be more like Europe? Does anybody have an answer? I'm just wondering what it might be.

The rest of the world doesn't respect us anymore.

PAT: We're spending too much.

GLENN: We're spending too much. He came out with a statement over the weekend, and I think this pretty much says it all.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And one of the interesting things that's happened over the last 18 months as President is for some reason people keep on being surprised when I do what I said I was going to do.

GLENN: Stop for a second. I haven't been surprised at all. Have you been surprised?

PAT: Not in the least.

GLENN: Have you been surprised at all, Stu? I haven't been surprised.

PAT: I've been surprised at the people who are surprised

GLENN: I am, too.

PAT: We keep pointing out the fact he said this all along.

GLENN: No. It's pretty amazing. Especially -- I'm not even surprised when he starts to do the things that he said his wife would do.

MICHELLE OBAMA: And Barack Obama knows that we're going to have to make changes, we're going to have to change our conversation.

GLENN: Conversation.

MICHELLE OBAMA: We're going to have to change out tradition, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.

GLENN: This was right -- she said this right before she was taken off the road. He knows that we're going to have to change our traditions and our history. Hum. So, I'm not surprised at all when he says -- you know, when he does the things that he says he's going to do.

I can't wait for that civilian defense force that's as well-funded, as well-equipped as the U.S. military. I can't wait for that one. That's going to be exciting, but make no mistake. Don't be surprised when he does what he says he's going to do.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: So, I say I'm going to reform our health care system and people think, Well, gosh, that's not smart politics. Maybe we should hold off. Or I say we're going to move forward on don't ask, don't tell. Somehow people say --

PAT: Cap and trade.

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  -- you know, Well, why are you doing that? I'm not sure that's not good politics. I'm doing it because I said I was going to do it and it's the right thing to do. And people should learn that lesson about me because next year, when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country --

GLENN: Country.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: -- I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up because I'm calling their bluff.

GLENN: Oh, hang on just a second. Hey. Mr. Poker Player, you can go ahead and call my bluff. You go right ahead. Go right ahead.

Now, let me guess, if I were the President of the United States and I wanted to piss more people off, what would I cut? I wouldn't cut welfare. No. I wouldn't cut out the freebies. No, no. I would probably raise taxes and go after the military. That's probably what I would do.

PAT: Exactly right and then when the Republicans start screaming, he will say --

GLENN: We all have to sacrifice.

PAT: I thought you-guys were all big spending opposition people.

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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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