Glenn Beck: Comrade Update - The Great Depression!

GLENN:  Comrades!

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  Comrade, I have to speak in hushed tones today because I've been out partying all night.

STU:  Vodka, comrade?

GLENN:  Sure, okay.  And my voice is a little sketchy.  So I've got to keep my voice down, but good news from the Western front.

STU:  More good news.

GLENN:  Oh, good news just doesn't stop today.  Today the good news from the Western front is, first of all, our British friends, the paper -- you see it on the front page of the Drudge Report, they have declared that America is in a Great Depression.  Now, comrades, you might think that if you listen to that Glenn Beck program every day that Glenn Beck might get on the air and say, "See, I told you so" but you'd be sadly mistaken.  They're wrong.  We're not in a Great Depression.  We may head for a Great Depression, we may end up in a Great Depression.  I don't know.  But we're certainly not in one.  And their evidence is the good news from the Western front.

This article goes on to say that the reason why they believe we're in the Great Depression is because there are more people getting food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  So people must be starving.  Well, unfortunately, or fortunately for those of us who look for good news from the Western front, the real story behind this is not a sign of Depression but a sign of something else that I have also said is coming, that in three to five years we'll be a full-fledged European socialist style country.  What makes me say something that insane?  Well, food stamps for one, Medicaid the other.  Listen to the stats.  More people are standing in line for food stamps than ever before in our nation's history.  Not being reported is that during the last decade, eligibility requirements to obtain food stamps has been relaxed, and for the first time our Government is advertising food stamps.  "Hello, friend.  Do you need food stamps?  I'm Uncle Sam and I'm here to provide that safety net for you."  The cities where food stamps have been advertised, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Raleigh/Durham, Denver, Chicago, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Philadelphia.

Stu, do me a favor.  Run the list of the top 10 cities with illegal aliens in it, will you?

STU:  Sure, I'll look it up.

GLENN:  I'll bet you that New York City maybe, Los Angeles, San Diego, maybe Las Vegas, Albuquerque are in the top 10.  Just check it out for me.

STU:  Yes, comrade.

GLENN:  And then do me another favor.  Find out the format of these stations.  Find out, run a list of what the format is on these stations that they're advertising.  Find out if they're English-speaking stations.  Find out what they are for me, will you?  The idea here is that we're not only advertising, we are lowering the eligibility.  In New York Mayor Bloomberg restored access to individuals by reversing the rules that Rudy Giuliani put in.  So as soon as Rudy Giuliani left, Bloomberg, who is a frickin' socialist Progressive -- good news, comrades -- he's reversed a lot of the rules.  So during the last seven years, more and more people keep joining.

I told you three weeks ago that now a full one third of everyone who lives here in New York City is on Medicaid.  Good news from the Western front.  The number of city residents receiving food stamps dropped down under Rudy Giuliani to 798,000.  However, Mr. Bloomberg has changed the policies and the food stamp case load went up to 1.1 million by 2004.  I don't have the latest numbers.  City council also enacted legislation over the mayor.  He vetoed it but the city council went ahead anyway and allowed New Yorkers to apply for food stamps online and by fax and made the applications available at soup kitchens.

California pushed for an effort to bring food stamp applications or applicants to apply over the Internet and making the restrictions, narrowing them down and making it easier to get food stamps.  USA Today has done an analysis of 25 major government programs and found that the enrollment in these programs has grown 17% since 2000.  The population of our country, by the way, grew 5%.  Food stamp enrollment climbed from 17.2 million to 25.7 million in 2005.  Congress has made it easier to get food stamps as well.  And they've also changed Medicaid.  Medicaid wants a program for people on welfare broadened dramatically since welfare reform happened in 1996.  Remember when we thought we won?  Just like the Soviet Union, they never went away.  They found a different way to socialize us.  Welfare reform in 1996, Medicaid has been expanded.  It's now aimed at the families of the working poor, especially children.  Medicaid overtook Social Security as the Government's largest social program, and it is now upside down.

So this is the stuff that will lead us to a Great Depression because we will go completely broke and not be able to afford anything, but it is not a sign of the Great Depression.  It is a sign of another prediction coming through and that is we are going to be a full-fledged socialist country within three to five years if we don't wake up.  We've got to wake up to these things. 

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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