Glenn Beck: Potterville or Bedford Falls?



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GLENN: So, we have we have we have a choice to make. We have a we have a we have a choice to make. Who are we? Who are we? What is it we believe? What is America? Last night I played the clip of Potter from It's A Wonderful Life. George, you once called me a bitter, twisted old man. And I watched that clip. That is George Soros, trying to buy up Bedford Falls and turn it into Potterville. And I was thinking about this late last night and I thought, you know, the story of It's A Wonderful Life is really the story of what we're doing today. It's the same people in both Potterville and Bedford Falls, the same people. They just went a different direction. One is a town where they were told, no, it's not good, you're not good. It's about money. It's about powerful it's about Potter. The other one was a good town. They worked together and they might have had a broken down house with a banister, with a big what do you call those big balls at the bottom of the banister? broken off, a drafty old place and the people in the town don't even know what they have and they kind of resent it because they haven't gotten to do what they wanted to do, but they stood there and they did what they had to do and they were better off because of it.

I tell you vote George Bailey. I tell you that Bedford Falls is real and they want to turn us into Potterville. Frank Capra who made that movie was ridiculed. He also made Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. He was ridiculed for that. He was told by the New York Times and all the rest of them, That America doesn't exist. Schmaltz. I tell you, it's real. I tell you felt it on 8/28, you felt it on 9/12. That's who we are!

The Mr. Potters of the world come and go. It's not about our houses. It's not about our car. It's not even about the old big tree that sits in our front lawn. It's about people and who we choose to be.

Press release dated Wednesday, October 20th. Soros announces first ever contribution to Media Matters. Despite years of right wing lies, Soros has never been donated to Media Matters. Date line, Washington DC, today George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society foundations and David Brock, founder and CEO for Media Matters for America are issuing statements on Mr. Soros' decision to support Media Matters with his first ever contribution. Despite repeated assertions to the contrary by various FOX News commentators, I have not to date been a funder of Media Matters. However, in view of recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of FOX News hosts may incite violence, I now have decided to support the organization. Media Matters is the one few group that attempts to old FOX News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge FOX News posing to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.

A statement from David Brock, from the moment in early 2009 that Roger Ailes enlisted Glenn Beck to the FOX News channel's new agenda, the battle to overturn the 2008 election results that Ailes likened to the Alamo, FOX has transformed itself to a 24/7 GOP attack machine dividing Americans through fear mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends. Worse still, in recent months FOX has allowed Glenn Beck's show to become an out of control vehicle for the potential incitement of domestic terrorism. No American should be quiet about these developments. The degradation of our media and the reckless endangerment of innocent lives, George Soros, a philanthropist of the highest integrity, unfortunately, knows firsthand what it is like to be grossly characterized and flatly lied about on FOX. Media Matters is grateful that he has decided to lend his voice and support our goal of greater journalistic accuracy and accountability. We are especially pleased that in this moment of hidden right wing billionaire money corrupting our democracy, Mr. George Soros, upon deciding to support our efforts, quickly and transparently has made that support public.

George Soros has, indeed, made contributions to Media Matters in the past. It has just been laundered through other sources. This is the first time that his name appears on a check, but this is the way shadowy figures do it.

I am offering Mr. Soros an hour on my broadcast. George Soros and I can sit down and he can explain his one world government. He can explain how he's not connected at all to the Tides Foundation, how he rejects extremism. We could talk about transparency. Mr. Soros has so far declined. I would like to ask Mr. Soros to reconsider because I am going to explain what has happened between Mr. Soros, his people, and me and he probably should be there to explain his side of it.

I am telling you, quite honestly, I am making this information public because you need to know. Exposed, his danger goes down, but he has made some unbelievable moves that you should know about. The question is: Are you prepared to stand? Have you decided I have been watching my country be dismantled. I told you recently that, you know, when they were looking for toxins in my test, the first thing that popped in my mind was I know what the poison is. There is no poison. It's that I have been looking at this hideousness, this awful, hidden connection, this shadow organization. I've been looking at the early 20th century progressives who are evil and I know what that word means. I don't use it lightly. It is evil, the people that stood for eugenics, and I see the traces of it alive today.

I feel like George Bailey in Potterville. It goes against everything in me. Some people can't see Bedford Falls. I can. Those people who cannot are those who are going to write about this monolog and say, He gets all choked up over a stupid black and white Christmas movie. That's the difference between us. I believe Frank Capra saw America for what she really was, not what she had allowed herself to become. So do I. Let's just be those people. And it ends. It just ends when we choose, when we're standing on that bridge and we choose I want to live again, I want to live again.


 

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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