Glenn Beck: Why vote for Obama?

GLENN: Putting the radio back into Radio City, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I want to talk to you about Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. He is the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. He says a lot of things that quite frankly are crazy, a lot of things I disagree with, but I want to play this audio of the superdelegate for Hillary Clinton, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and what he says about the American people voting for Barack Obama.

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: They are looking at Barack Obama and saying this is our chance to demonstrate that we have been able to get this boogeyman called race behind us and so they are going to vote for him. You know, whether he has credentials or not, whether he has inexperience, I think all that's out the window.



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GLENN: You know what, I think he's exactly right. I think that's what's going on. I think the media has given this guy a pass six ways to Sunday and they're to the going to do their job. They want him as a candidate. And I believe the media for the most part thinks that America, not New York, not Los Angeles but, you know, those people that just won't learn in the rest of the country. They really, truly believe that we're all racists and that we haven't paid a high enough price yet, and there are a lot of people in the rest of the country that have been convinced by the media or their professors or their textbooks or whatever it is that we're a bad nation, that we haven't atoned for the sins of the past. They are so eager to not be a racist that they will do whatever they have to do just to prove it. Look, see? "I'm not a racist; I'm for Barack Obama." If that's why you're voting for Barack Obama, you're right. You are not a racist; you are a moron. If you vote for him because you agree with his policies, great, but let me just -- may I speak to white America here for a second? Unless you owned slaves, unless you've insisted on separate drinking fountains in your life, unless you're Robert Byrd, unless you're currently wearing a little KKK pointy hat, slavery is not your fault. I know. I know it's crazy to say that. You had nothing to do with slavery.

Now, I'm sure that Barack Obama knows this, you know, because I'm sure there were times that he was listening to the right Reverend Wright as he was maybe reading from the Bible occasionally? I don't know. Do they do that in this church? I know that Barack Obama wasn't listening at the times when anything controversial was said. So maybe he was just listening when he was reading from the scriptures. But I believe you can find in there some place that the sons are not held responsible for the sins of the father. Or in this case our great, great, great, great, great-grandfathers. And in my particular case, a great, great, great, great-grandfather that was living in another country! You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're responsible for the sins that you commit. You're responsible -- if you're a racist now, you're responsible for that. If you're in the KKK, you're responsible. You're not responsible for the sins of others. You're not responsible for the faults of others. You're not responsible to make other people happy, either.

You know, Lincoln said that we have washed the sins of this country with blood. He was right. The blood that was spilled in this land over the Civil War is phenomenal. Nobody has any idea anymore -- because nobody studies history -- nobody has any idea the impact the Civil War had on this country in the cost of treasure, in the cost of cities, in the cost of blood. Nobody has any concept. We've never faced anything like that here in America, nothing like it. We washed the sins of slavery away with blood, and our forefathers, our founding fathers, knew that it was going to happen. Benjamin Franklin talked about it. "The longer we wait on this, the more we hesitate, the more we don't stand up to stop it now and stand up to the businessmen in the South, the more blood that's going to have to be spilled." They knew it. They talked about it. They debated it. They did everything they can to stop it. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was life, liberty and property but our founding fathers, the racists that they were, knew that if they put life, liberty and property in there, the South would say, you can't touch us. In the Declaration of Independence it says "Property." Slaves are property. So they changed it. It amazes me that in our twisted version of America we're living in, that's being inflicted on us, that's being jammed down our throat, in this twisted version of America that we live in right now, I cannot hold my child responsible. I can't hold -- we can't hold somebody responsible for doing poorly on a test. We can't hold them responsible for murdering somebody. "Oh, they're 14." I can't hold them responsible. Barack Obama doesn't want to have them punished with a child. I can't hold my children responsible for their own sexual activity. I can't hold Wall Street or the banks responsible for their own bad business practices. I can't -- God forbid we hold anybody who has a mortgage that they can't meet, God forbid we hold them responsible. Yet today seemingly the only ones who are being held responsible for anything are the people who had nothing to do with slavery and yet somehow or another I'm responsible for slavery, I'm responsible for all the racist things that have happened in this country because of the color of my skin. I'm being held responsible for not only things that I never did but I'm being held responsible for things that I find reprehensible. You know what? I ain't responsible and I'm sick and tired of being told that I am. I'm not responsible. I had nothing to do with it. You have nothing to do with me; I got nothing to do with you on how happy your life is or how successful you are or how much of a failure you are, just like you don't have anything to do with my success or failure.

I try to do the right thing every day; sometimes I make mistakes. You try to do the right thing every day; sometimes you make mistakes. Our country is not some independent entity, although people are trying to make it that. It is supposed to be a direct reflection of us. Our country tries to do the right thing, but we make mistakes. The only thing that I'm responsible for are the choices that I have made. If I'm wearing a pointy little hat and I'm listening to the radio and I'm like, "I can barely hear what he's saying because this pointy little hat's covering my ears," you know what? I'm responsible for that behavior. Just so you know, I'm currently not wearing a pointy little hat, nor have I ever worn a pointy little hat, nor would I ever wear a pointy little hat.

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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