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8.28.10: The Documentary


This is our first full-length documentary and it’s going to blow you away. It’s an exclusive inside look at the making of the 8-28 Rally. When we say exclusive, we mean it. From the time Glenn arrived in Washington DC to the time he took the stage our cameras were rolling. You will not believe what went on behind the scenes. Learn more...

GLENN: Tonight is the show that we check in on people. It's been 40 Days and 40 Nightss since 8/28 when I challenged people to understand and really live. Understand every word in the last line of the Declaration of Independence: With firm reliance on the protection of divine providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. And I put a blueprint together for national survival based on that. Not to have faith, it's different to have faith than it is to have a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence. That I think goes beyond faith. But the four steps on this one, if you want to have firm reliance on divine providence, first question you have to ask yourself, does God exist and do I know him. Not do I know him because everybody told me he existed or I just go to church because it's the thing we've always done, or whatever. Look, you have to choose between existing and living. It's better to live than to exist. So is there a god, yes or no. Do you really know him and why do you know that he exists? Why? What evidence do you have? Prove it. Question with boldness even the competent existence of God.

Then the next step is who am I to him? The reason you have to answer this question is because it will empower you. It will also humble you at the same time. It's a very interesting relationship when you recognize who you are. You are his literal son or daughter. He is your dad.

You know, somebody said to me the other day, I was with I was actually with a rabbi the other day, and I had dinner with him and we were talking about things and he said you know what, Glenn, you know what people forget sometimes? He said, and I think you've forgotten it in your case with your health. He said, I've heard you say several times that you know it will all be fine and whatever God's will is it will teach you and lead you to a better place, and I said yes. And he said, what is the one thing that you like to hear from your kids and it makes you it's just something that they say that you know that you've done a good job. And I said, I don't I mean, besides the obvious ones, I don't know. And he said, Daddy, come here; I need your help. Remember, God needs to hear that.

The very next day I'm talking to another person who is very spiritual in their life and we were talking about something entirely different. She said, you know, I just heard a talk yesterday. She said, I just have to tell you, Glenn. She said, she said it was this lady who was talking about herself. And she said, you know, I can't do it, I can't make it. You know, I'm just stupid, or whatever it was. And she said, the other woman who is a spiritual giant said, tell me about your daughter. And the woman started to glow. And she said, what would you say if your daughter said those things? And she said, oh, well, she wouldn't say those things because she's not that way. And she said, she's just so smart and she's just so great, and she would be wrong and I would tell her that. She said, at your desk do you have a picture of your daughter? And she said, no, but I keep a picture of my daughter on my dresser at home. And in sage advice the woman said back to her, just remember that God has a picture of you, his daughter, on his dresser. And he thinks the same way about you that you feel about your daughter. Who am I to him? It's humbling and empowering at the same time. And it also helps you have firm reliance on divine on the protection of divine providence because dad loves his children, dad protects his children. Know that the kind of protection he offers is eternal in nature, and it's the best kind.

And the last step on that first part of the 40 day and 40 night challenge is pray on your knees once a day. Tonight you'll see on the Fox News Channel at 5:00, I brought a bunch of people in who took this challenge. They were at 8/28 and they took this challenge. And they told me that their lives have changed. And one of the, one of the things that one of the guys said was, when you said pray on your knees every day, I thought that was ridiculous. You can pray anywhere. I said, I know, I can pray in my car, you can pray anywhere, I know. And he said, I didn't understand it, but I did it anyway. He said, I get it. It's not really about God. He doesn't need you on your knees well, yes, he does in some ways. Only to teach you the lesson. I guess I'm saying the same thing: This is why you pray on your knees. Because it teaches you your place. It humbles you. It reminds you that the reason why you see, the reason why you live, the reason why you breathe, the reason why you talk, the reason Him. Him. Make sure your kids see it.

You know the other thing is you'll see in this documentary at GlennBeck.com, for Insider Extreme it's a 90 minute documentary. Renew the spirit of 8/28 tonight by watching that tonight. Bring your family around and watch on Insider Extreme the 8/28 documentary. It's really powerful. It is so powerful. Really, really uplifting. You'll feel it. Even if you weren't there, this will probably be the closest you will get to feeling what happened on 8/28.

But in that documentary there's one point where and you'll know it when you see it. There's a father who's sitting out on the lawn and he's talking, and he's talking about why he was there. And he's surrounded by his children, and he has four children around him and one of his sons. And he's talking about the importance of this country and what this country is, and his son at that point looks right he's sitting behind him and looks up and looks right at his dad, and you can see he's burning a memory. He is engraving a picture and a feeling of what his father is saying. And when I saw that, I thought, our children are watching us right now. They are watching us. Everything that we do, everything that we say, everything, all of our values and our principles, if we're not living them, they will notice it. Just by doing a few things in our life right now will change theirs. We're not I guess maybe I just have a different feeling of responsibility of my children. This is not an unhopeful statement, but I've always felt my children's lives will be better than mine. They will have more opportunities. I no longer believe that in the same way that I did. I don't believe that they will have more opportunities as I understood them even two years ago. They will have different opportunities. But they're going to have to they're going to have to fight and scratch and push for every single opportunity. It's going to be harder than it was, not easier. But if we teach them the right things, they will be prepared. Our schools are not teaching them these things. And the best way to teach is through example. Please take the 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge. It is available at GlennBeck.com. There's a blueprint that is a desktop and it's what's on my set every day, but we made that desktop so you can download it and put it on your computer, and you can look at it every day. And I urge you. I urge you. I'm taking many of the things out of my office, I have here in the last few months. I've always had pictures of my children, and last year I started putting pictures of people I look up to in my office and now I'm just putting those things in front of me now that inspire me to be better. And I ask that you would do those things. That which you gaze upon you will become. Gaze upon the people and the ideas that you want to become. Or if you can't think of it that way, that you want your children to become. Become them. Because they are gazing upon you.

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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