Glenn Beck: More monkey business


Obama Delegate Stays With Campaign After ‘Monkey’ Remark

GLENN: So I don't know about you, but I've called my kids monkeys before.  Well, I told you yesterday there was a story that for some strange reason the media just doesn't want to pay attention to.  What it was was a delegate for Barack goes out into a Chicago suburb and goes, hey, monkeys, get out of the tree; it's not made for the monkeys to swing around in it.  I could see myself saying this.  Unfortunately for her the children that were playing in the tree were African-American.  By the way, the delegate's not white.  The delegate is Hispanic, but she must have learned the racism and hatred from white people because Hispanics can't be racist, at least according to Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology.

So she says to the neighbor -- because I am assuming -- I'm making this part up.  I'm assuming the neighbor said, what did you call my kids?  I don't know.  That hasn't been reported anywhere.  Can't get a journalist to follow this story.  Hasn't been reported anywhere.  I do know that the neighbor did call police.  Hey, Stu, is that your first reaction?

STU:  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  Call police?

STU:  Yeah, as soon as you hear -- if someone were to say something to you, I mean, I know I just immediately call authorities.

GLENN:  I know my mother would have -- if she would have said something, which she wouldn't have done.  If she would have said something, she would have said, come on, kids.  Just remember sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you.  Would have done that.

STU:  Well, wouldn't she also have realized that it wasn't a derogatory word?

GLENN:  Well, my mother would have but I can't relate because I'm white.

STU:  You're a typical white person.

GLENN:  I'm a typical white person.

STU:  That's been punished with four babies.  So what do you know.

GLENN:  How many more signs do you need?  Wait until I tell you the pie story.  Oh, this one will blow your mind.

All right.  So she goes out and the neighbor calls police because she said, hey, the tree's not made for monkeys climbing on it.  So the police come, they give her a $75 fine.  Now, I told you last night that the mayor of this town knows this delegate for Barack Obama and says she's not a racist, and I apologize for the police -- the police shouldn't have given her a ticket.  I'm sorry for that, it shouldn't have happened and she's not a racist.

Well, Obama's campaign -- this is the way it was spun yesterday and yet you don't know what the truth is because the media's not looking for the truth.  The media is in full-fledged "Let's elect Barack Obama our next President" mode.  So God only knows, but the way it was in the media yesterday was that Barack's campaign asked her to step down as a delegate.  We told you that she stepped down as a delegate.  Barack Obama's campaign said nothing.  Just in light of her divisive comments, it's best that she steps down, okay?  Well, now the mayor has come out and said she's not a racist and she's saying, wait a minute, why am I going to stand up and -- basically I'm admitting that I'm a racist, and I'm not a racist.  Thank you.  Thank you for having a spine!

So now she steps back.  Now she steps back and she says that -- now she steps back and she says, wait a minute, I'm not a racist.  She is going to now get out and try to get back into the campaign, get back in as a delegate.  So this leaves Barack Obama into some sort of weird position of, what is he going to do?  What is he going to do?  His campaign has already come out and said that her comments were divisive.  Now can he come back out and say, oh, no, she didn't mean it, when he abandoned her?

Stu, we were talking about this earlier.  Who were you talking about that -- who was it we were talking about just a second ago?  I'm sorry.  I'm so distracted, riddled with ADD.

STU:  Tiger Woods?

GLENN:  Well, tell the Tiger Woods example.

STU:  Well, Tiger Woods, earlier this year a golf announcer had said -- they were joking about how Tiger wins every tournament and Tiger, one of the golf announcers, a female said, oh, you know, maybe -- they were talking about how, hey, maybe everybody should gang up on him to get him out of the tournament.  She said, oh, maybe they should lynch him in a back alley.  She said it as an off-the-cuff comment but obviously there's racial overtones there or whatever.  So everyone freaks out.  The world starts up, you know, going on fire.  The media, firestorm, everyone's, you know, accusations flying everywhere and, you know, what was she going to get fired, step down, Imus stuff was played over and over again.  Tiger Woods comes in and says, actually, I know her, she's a friend of mine, she regrets the comment; I consider the issue over.

GLENN:  And it's done.

STU:  Well, apparently the Golf Channel still suspended her.

GLENN:  Was it a big huge thing?

STU:  It wasn't.

GLENN:  Yeah, yeah.  Has it destroyed her career?

STU:  Not at all.  It should have just been over.

GLENN:  Right.  And did Tiger Woods, did Tiger Woods say, those were divisive words, blah, blah, blah?

STU:  It's over, over.

GLENN:  It's over.  Putting those kinds of things, A, into context; B, knowing that people say things that are stupid or -- oh, gosh.  I mean, how many times have you as a human being said something.  You know, Barack Obama, you want to understand race, okay.  Then why don't you listen to white people who try really, really hard not to say anything divisive.  Some of us are trying really hard not to be divisive, yet your preachers are go on TV and use the N word.  If I use it, my career is over.  Your preachers can use the N word and then lecture me at how it's acceptable, it's okay.  No, it's not a problem.  Yet I'll be destroyed if I use it.  And you know what?  I don't want to use it.  I never have used it.  I think it's an ugly word.  I don't want to ban it because I don't believe in banning.  "I'm sorry.  We could give you the Nazi national anthem and, you know, let's ban some books while we're at it, too."  But I don't use it.  I think it says something about your intelligence if you do use it honestly.

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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