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GLENN: Let me also express that tomorrow is Beck University's kickoff. We are starting Beck University, which I hear CBS and MSNBC —

PAT: Are they in love with that?

GLENN: — love. They love this idea. They think that it is a very good idea. Nobody, nobody is saying that, you know, educating yourself is a bad thing. Nope. Nobody's saying that you have to pass by the sentinels, the guardians of education and only — that's the only way you can ever learn. Nope. Nobody, nobody is saying that, hey, continued education in any way is a bad thing. A

STU: That's really weird because I've heard all of those things specifically from these sources?

GLENN: Really?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: How about this. Surely nobody's saying that there's only certain professors and certain people that should be allowed to teach.

STU: That's exactly what they are saying.

GLENN: That's weird.

STU: That is so weird that you would think of that as not a possibility.

GLENN: And as Beck University rolls out and as we start to tie ourselves to other universities, you know, Beck University is clearly not a university, but other universities are going to be tied to Beck University. They are going to be providing actual classes. Now, the first three classes that we're doing are faith, hope and charity, and David Barton — and this is really kind of the thing that we've been doing on stage but we thought, you know what, we'll let this, you know, as our kickoff, we'll do these three topics. David Barton does a half hour class every week and it is on the faith of the founding fathers and all of the things that you never learned in school, all of the documents, everything else, he will show them to you. He will show them to you. And it's a half hour class and then there's, you know, a time for question and answers and then you can, at the end, you know, decide whether you want to go on or not. It's free with your subscription to the Insider Extreme which is, what is that, $9.95 a month?

PAT: Something like that, yeah.

GLENN: And then we are going to offer actual college courses with Beck University for $9.95 a month. You go ahead —

PAT: It's a good thing it's not a real university. Can you imagine how bad the football team would be?

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: I mean, that would be —

GLENN: It would be bad.

PAT: It would be sad.

STU: Very good point.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Except I am a natural sportsman

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: we found out with this weekend.

STU: Glenn, a comment coming in on The Feed: If we watch Beck University, will we be as smart as Pete Stark?

GLENN: No. No.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Nobody is. Nobody is. So we can't promise that. I've —

PAT: We've got to do something on him.

GLENN: I've never realized how snotty and arrogant these people — these people are exposing themselves in ways that I never thought possible, as just the snottiest snobs, educational snobs I've ever seen. You can't learn. First, you don't read enough. And then when we prove them wrong because, you know, we're setting all kinds of book records for just, you know, Road to Serfdom, not an easy read, by the way, now you're not reading them. You are just putting them on — so in other words, you're so stupid, you buy a book and then you don't read it. You just have it: I want to look at pretty cover. Then they're not the right books. Then you're — you shouldn't be educating yourself. You've got to have somebody that oversees these things. And it's not just anybody overseeing. It has to be the right people, with the right cre — really? Would those be the people that made Woodrow Wilson the eighth best president in our history? Would those be the people that made FDR number one best president in our history? FDR? FDR? That shows such a lack of understanding of our history and our country. If you want to say he's the most transformative, well, you'd have to have him take a back seat to Barack Obama. But if you want to say he's the most transform — well, maybe even Woodrow Wilson. If you want to say he was the one in the wheelchair, he's number one.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: But the best president based on what? Based on what?

PAT: Well, he got us out of the Depression, Glenn.

GLENN: No, he didn't.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: He elongated the depression.

PAT: He got us right out of the depression. Bang.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: All his policies kicked right into gear, got us out.

GLENN: It just shows completely intellectual dishonesty. You know who one of my new favorite people is? And I can't believe I'm saying this because I hate almost everything that comes out of this man's mouth now in policies. I think he's unbelievable on the policies and the things that come out of his mouth, but I think the guy's an American icon and a hero, is John Lewis. I've been reading about John Lewis. I've been reading about the Civil Rights Movement. That guy was amazing. Now, he may stink on ice right now, but in the category of standing up for what you believe in, literally taking the lumps, you know, his childhood was amazing, this guy's amazing. Amazing. Now, these intellectual honesty. I don't like the guy. But I have to point out if I'm going to point out John Lewis, I've got to point out this guy's amazing in this category. Intellectual dishonesty is what's happening. They paint Woodrow Wilson and FDR as these great presidents. In what — how exactly? He got us out of the Great Depression with the New Deal? The guy who designed the New Deal, Morgenthau said in 1938 or '39, "It doesn't work, we've got to stop. We haven't created any new jobs and now we have a giant..." this is the guy who designed it with Wilson — or with FDR! He's one of FDR's good friends! He didn't have an axe to grind. He was intellectually honest. But that's been completely wiped away. Nobody even talks about that.

Well, how do you say that he got us out of the Great Depression with the New Deal, when the designer of the New Deal said in congress, it doesn't work; we've got to stop. That's the problem. The problem is there's no intellectual honesty.

Look, you want to disagree? That's fine. You want to say, hey, well, you're coming to this conclusion and I come to this conclusion? That's fine. You want to point out, well, wait a minute, you haven't done enough research on this guy? That's fine. But I talk to these historians that don't have — they have no clue. They have no clue. I'm not saying that I'm smarter than them. I'm not saying surely that I'm better educated, but I'll tell you this: I'm still intellectually curious and still intellectually honest. And that's the difference, and that's what we should be fostering.

Pete Stark is a guy who will just say, shut up, shut up, you don't know, do you have a degree, do you have a degree? Take your degree and stuff it in your pants. By the way, I do have a doctorate. Take your degree and stuff it in your pants. My grandfather helped build the moon rover. My grandfather was the shop steward and the chief machinist at Boeing. He had a fourth grade education. He couldn't even read the blueprints. But if there was a tough part to be made, my grandfather made it. You don't have to have a degree. Self education is not a bad thing, but man alive, these people just want to control everything.

Did you see now — you ready for this one? Homeland Security is now editing and now blocking sites that have controversial opinions. Now remember what this government is trying to do. They are trying to get everybody onto the government program. They are trying to get you employed. Those are the only jobs that are being created. And as you become a government employee, your websites now, your computer will be blocked on anything that is controversial. You want to talk about keeping people in the dark, you want to talk about becoming China, there it is. The Department of Homeland Security? Bullcrap. You know who that is? Cass Sunstein. "These are controversial websites." Cass Sunstein. "They're conspiratorial websites." There's no definition on what a controversial website is. What is that? Because I have a feeling that Cass Sunstein and what's her face, Napolitano, I'm guessing that they might have a slightly different definition of controversial website and controversial opinions as opposed to our founders. I don't think public debate could be called controversial by our founders. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm just a dummy, a self educated dummy. I go to Beck University and, you know, well, I won't ever amount to anything. Neither will you. That's why we've got to listen to the big boys like Pete Stark because he's got, like, sheep skin and stuff. Sure, you got sheep skin but that's actually on a sheep still. They took it off. It looks like paper and they wrote stuff in Latin that you can't understand, nor will you ever. It just says, hi, I'm smarnimus maximus and I know better than you.

Beck University, highly controversial. You'll find it on the website at GlennBeck.com. That is, you'll find it there unless you're a federal employee. I'm guessing GlennBeck.com is one of those controversial websites that has been blocked by the federal government. Soon, soon to be blocked at a computer near you.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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