Glenn Beck: Obama fears 'on your own' society


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GLENN: Obama has warned, "George Bush called this the ownership society but what he really meant was 'You're on your own society.' And John McCain apparently wants to continue this." Yes! Is this a trick question?

Stu, you want to continue a "You're on your own" ownership society?

STU: Is that one of those things where if you were to go into a store and purchase something, you would own it yourself?

GLENN: You would own it yourself. You wouldn't have anybody else -- but what that implies, Stu, what you're saying is you wouldn't be able to go up and give them food stamps.

STU: No, no, of course not. Let me ask you this. Let me ask you this question because I want to make sure I'm understanding this. You are talking about a society in which I would exchange currency for product.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But I would not have any right to reclaim that currency because I needed it?

GLENN: You are exactly right. This is crazy, this is crazy. Let's say you start a business, all right?

STU: Right.

GLENN: And you fail.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Because of whatever, economic conditions, you put it in the wrong place, you suck, your last name is Ebola and you thought, hey, the Ebola Eatery is a good idea. No! You fail.

STU: So you fail and then, of course, the government comes in and they give you the money.

GLENN: No, no. What John McCain wants to happen is you fail, too bad for you.

STU: So you are saying that they will say something to you as they are giving you the money back that you lost.

GLENN: No, they don't give you the money and they done even say anything. It's just, you fail.

STU: Well, wait. How do you have your money with your business?

GLENN: You don't have the money. That's the kind of society that John McCain wants. But not Barack Obama. He's giving a speech now on shared prosperity. By the way, I believe that's code for socialism. Here's a comrade -- what did you say, Stu?

STU: That's not code. That's pretty much, that's the slogan. He's not hiding it, is he?

GLENN: I don't know. Here's Mr. Barack Obama now.

SENATOR OBAMA: Committee on banking supervision, the international accounting standards board and the financial stability forum to address the same problems abroad. The goal should be to ensure that financial institutions --.

(Soviet national anthem playing.)

GLENN: So we need more regulations. Got it, okay.

SENATOR OBAMA: Third, we need to streamline a framework of overlapping and competing regulatory agencies, reshuffling bureaucracies should not be and end of itself.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Wait a minute. Could you replay that a bit, Dan? What did he say? Go ahead. Play it again.

SENATOR OBAMA: Third, we need to streamline a framework of overlapping and competing regulatory agencies. Reshuffling --

GLENN: Stop, stop. I would like to cancel repeating and overlapping government bureaucracy. What do you say? Competing government agencies? The only time these people believe in capitalism is when it's inside the government itself? But yet it can't fail. "We'll have it compete against each other but we'll never let either one of them fail." This is communism on steroids. We're combining the two. What a nightmare. I can't -- you know what, stop, stop. Stop.

You know, here's the thing. This is where Barack Obama's preacher comes into play and I wouldn't have been able to tell you this had I not done the homework on Black Liberation Theology. First of all, I don't believe that Barack Obama, in his heart of hearts, hates the white man. I do believe that Jeremiah Wright does. That's just my guess. I don't believe that Barack Obama does. I don't believe that he's like, oh, yeah, slavery, we've got to be repaid. His church believes that. He doesn't, I don't think. He will go along with it. I do believe his wife believes it. I do believe his wife has no real affection here. She doesn't see America the same way we do. She sees it much more the way Jeremiah Wright does, but let me tell you something. Wives influence, big time. Just ask Bill and Hillary Clinton. However, I do believe what Barack Obama -- he says, oh, I heard a lot of offensive stuff but, you know, that stuff, you know, I don't agree with that. If I would have heard more of that, I would... what is he hearing in Black Liberation Theology? Black Liberation Theology is shared prosperity. It is Marxism. It is about government. It's barely a religion. It takes religion and puts it on top of government. It shows you how you're supposed to frame a government through religion. It is Marxism with Jesus instead of Karl Marx. And it's a black Jesus that hates you, honky. That's what Black Liberation Theology is.

Now, I'm not saying that Barack Obama says, yeah, Jesus hates you, honky. I am saying that he has taken the part of the Jesus which I don't know what color he thinks Jesus is. It doesn't matter. I hope it doesn't matter to Barack. But he has heard the message of Jesus that shared prosperity is the thing to do. Hope, change, Marxism. This guy is a socialist and all you have to do is listen to his words. And once you've listened to his words after you've read the words of his pastor and spiritual advisor and you've read the words of his spiritual advisor's spiritual advisor and you've done your homework on Black Liberation Theology, you know you don't have to listen for the code. You know it. He's saying it. He just speaks a different language than you do or I do because he's been attending a -- his framework is his church. Shared prosperity. He warns again -- and I just want to quote this. This should chill you to your bone. George Bush called this the ownership society but what he meant is that a "You're on your own" society. Yes, you are on your own! What happened to us? Before World War II, before the Great Depression and the New Deal, people down South were looking at the federal government when they came in under Hoover after a big flood and they said, get the hell out of here! Who are you, the federal government, to come in and try to rescue us? That's who America was! How did we lose that?

I heard a woman in Arkansas actually say we have waited for FEMA, we have waited for the trucks to arrive, we have waited long enough! And I thought to myself, yes! You have! Do it yourself! Get the hell out! I don't ever remember -- I remember, I grew up in Mount Vernon, Washington. Small town. I remember bagging sandbags for the Skagit River. It used to flood all the time. I've been in touch with my hometown recently. They are still redesigning the downtown. They are still trying to make it flood-proof. Still floods. Still need flood insurance. Why? Because the Skagit comes up. I remember sandbagging with my dad when the town was flooded. Had to do everything we could. My dad took his back out. Couldn't work for a week. Not once did I hear my father say, "Where was the government? Where were they? I put my back out." Not once did he say, "I should sue somebody. The city is involved, they should have done this." He didn't. He was part of a "You're on your own" society, and I for one want to be a part of an "On your own" society. I don't think that's a bad thing. Doesn't mean we don't help each other, doesn't mean we don't care for one another. You don't expect anybody to do anything! Your spirit hasn't been crushed. Good heavens, are we not Americans?

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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