March to Communism: 'Fairness'

GLENN: I mean, let me tell you what is coming, okay? There is two things that are coming and this is why you have to understand history, or we are destined to repeat it, two things that are coming. One, the fairness doctrine is coming back and I firmly believe this. For those of you who are long-term listeners of this show, you will enjoy this next sentence. I was in bed last night with Tania and we were talking about the fairness doctrine.


 DAN: This poor woman.


 GLENN: She brought it up. She started it. She said to me -- I said, honey, I've got to do X, Y and Z, blah, blah, blah. And she said to me, Glenn, when is this going to be enough? When is this going to end? And I said, honey -- because we were talking, you know, ten years. And I said, honey, I think it could end quickly. I said, I think we may only have about two years left for me to be able to be in the radio business. I've done this job for 30 years. I think I may have about two years left. And she said, well, what does that mean? Are you going to say something stupid? And I said, no, no, I don't think talk radio will exist as we know it in two years, and I'm not -- you know, I'm not Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh will survive, but voices are going to be weeded out and cut in half.


 I told you yesterday about Barack Obama's fairness doctrine where he wants to balance the media, where he wants to make sure that those who own the nation's audio spectrum understand their responsibilities. He wants to bring back basically the doctrines of the 1930s. Why were these put in in the 1930s? They were put in the 1930s for a reason, because the New Deal was there and there were enough voices saying we can't do the New Deal. The New Deal is what actually lengthened the Depression. It was World War II that brought us out of the Depression, not the New Deal.


 Now I open up the paper today. Michelle Malkin has a story, the Junk Attack on Talk Radio. You have Republicans that are now coming out. Phil Gramm is coming out and saying these talk radio people say, "They have principles but it's their ego and their power. They're well known and they're used to having power." Really? I'm the one used to having power, Senator? I am? "They're all talking junk now. There's a ton of them, Republicans that are talking junk and talking about, we've got to stop these guys who have all of this power." I don't understand how I have all of this power and yet, you know, all of the news networks are telling us that talk radio has no power because we couldn't stop John McCain. It doesn't make any sense. What I have is an opinion and if people don't want to listen to my opinion, they can go away. And as they go away, my ratings will go down and I can't sell the sponsorships and I will go out of business. That's the way it works in America. But not according to these senators. Now Republicans as well. Why? Because talk radio did not follow my advice, but they came to their own conclusion as well a couple of years later. You've got to dissever yourself from the Republicans. They're taking you to the same damn place. Both sides of the aisles are the enemy. Both sides of the aisle are the ones who are lying to you. Find the Republican or the Democrat or the independent that won't lie to you and vote for that person. Don't go into these parties. Well, that's too dangerous.


 Barack Obama, if he sweeps, or John McCain if he gets in, neither one of them. Barack Obama has a fairness doctrine in his platform. John McCain has every reason to hate my guts, Rush Limbaugh's guts, okay? Has every reason to do it. These Republicans now see talk radio as a liability because they no longer see us in their pocket. They no longer see -- they now are saying that our audience, Republicans, that our audience, nothing but zombies. You're not a zombie. You're a thinking human being. You come here because you want information. If you take my information and you use it as fact and walk away and go, yep, that's the way it is, you're a moron, and I don't think you're a moron.


 So that's the first level. I think talk radio, I think voices are going to be silenced after this next election. I hope I'm -- believe me I hope I'm wrong, my accountant hopes I'm wrong. Everyone I know hopes I'm wrong. And maybe I am. Had a pretty good track record so far on kind of seeing -- some things I'm wrong on, big picture stuff. Disagree, Dan?


 DAN: This one is tough to disagree on especially because -- no, you definitely have a great track record, first of all. No doubt about that. That's pretty clear. But it's tough to disagree on this fairness doctrine thing because look at -- they are just going to have a green light, whether it's Obama or somehow Hillary.


 GLENN: Green light.


 DAN: Green light, Democratic congress.


 GLENN: There will be no opposition.


 DAN: And even McCain, even McCain would be with that.

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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