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GLENN: This just came in from the Jerusalem Post. Glenn Beck confounded his

colleagues in the media when he brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to

the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC for a rally called

Restoring Honor. The speaker said nothing controversial. The crowd was

enthusiastic but not rowdy. U.S. President Barack Obama was never even mentioned

by name. In the event, the massive crowd gathered. They prayed. They celebrated

American military heroes. They listened to patriotic speeches and songs. Then

the participants picked up their garbage and went home.

So, what was it all about and why do so many people see it as a watershed

event? Although Beck called the rally Restoring Honor, it really wasn't about

restoring honor. It was more about restoring something even more important. It

was about restoring the American creed, the creed that is so engrained that it

has served as the subtext of every major political and civic speech by every

American political and civic leader since the 18th century. The American creed

has two main components. First, its core belief is that America is an

exceptional country and the American people are exceptional as a nation. Second,

it asserts that, as Abraham Lincoln said first outright, America is the last

best hope for mankind. The reason Beck's rally was a watershed event is that in

the age of Obama, millions of Americans for the first time feel the need to

reclaim what they believe is their birthright as Americans, because what

distinguishes Obama from his predecessors is that he is the first American

President who clearly rejects the American creed. This basic truth was first

brought to the public's attention during Obama's visit to Turkey last year, when

a reporter asked him, Do you subscribe, as many of your predecessors do, to the

school of American exceptionalism, that sees America as uniquely qualified to

lead the world or do you have a slightly different philosophy? Obama replied, I

believe in American exceptionalism just as I suspect the Brits believe in

British exceptionalism and Greeks believe in Greek exceptional; that is, the

President said, no, he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. He rejects

the American creed. This is why Beck's rally was important, because it's the

building block of America's national DNA.

At the rally Beck and the crowd assembled, committed themselves to repairing

the damage that Obama is causing.

That's not quite right.

With the multitudes who congregated to the Lincoln Memorial two weeks ago,

they understood that America's greatness as a nation is entirely predicated on

its creed. If the creed is abandoned, while America may hang on for awhile, its

path to ruin will be sure. Lincoln once called America God's almost chosen

people. In saying that, he linked American history to the history of the Jews,

whereas the Jews singled ourself out as the chosen people by agreeing to accept

God's law. In Lincoln's view, Americans accepted the burdens and the gifts of a

unique national path and mission in accepting the American creed.

It goes on, but it's right. We are in a precarious place. I'm going to show

you tonight a couple of charts and a couple of facts. I'm going to show you what

the White House is now saying about the Bush tax plan. I'm going to show you

what George Soros is up to. Tomorrow and the next day, I'm going to show you the

real intent behind the kindness and compassion of those who want to save the

earth, those who just want to take care, make sure everybody has healthcare.

I'll show you who -- I'll show you the monster that hides behind, but the most

important thing that I have to share with you is that the seasons are changing

and I hope we go into spring but I fear we're going into winter, metaphorically

speaking, of course, for those bloggers who don't understand things like this.

We must reach in and be our higher self. No. We must reach in and be our highest

self. The call of the American -- the call to American -- America's greatest

generation is coming. Are we prepared to be leaders? Are we prepared to be

people that help? I know there are people, as we pointed out, there was one we

talked to on the Mall on Saturday at 10-2-10 who said to fight and kill the

capitalist class is okay. There's going to be a lot that are willing to fight,

but blessed are the peacemakers. Have you prepared to lead as a peacemaker,

because in the end they will be the ones that will win. Don't miss a second of

the Glenn Beck program. DVR the next four nights. You don't want to miss a

single episode. 5:00 o'clock on the FOX News channel.


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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All of us.

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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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