Glenn Beck: How much is enough?

Some in Glenn Beck's staff prepare for the coming economic doom by stocking up on instant hamburger helper and bottled water from their remote location in Florida...

STU:  I understand that.

GLENN:  Stu and I are having an argument off the air.  He's a big believer on duck sauce and catsup packages are your survival kit.

STU:  I don't have any duck sauce at my house.  I have never said I don't have duck sauce.

GLENN:  You are not American if you don't have duck sauce and hot mustard.  I mean, like lots of packages of them.

STU:  It does feel like that.  At one point there was that and the soy sauce packets.  But my point is we're talking about food storage.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STU:  That, you know, Dan is saying that -- because I started making fun of him saying he only had a couple of days food in his house and I'm like, that's not true because when you get down to a scenario where you need to use your food storage, it's not buffet time.  You don't start eating -- you know, you don't go crazy and spoil yourself.  You are going to minimize your calories, you're going to eat what you need to do to survive, you're going to make sure your child has enough food to survive and be as healthy as possible.  But this is a meltdown situation we're talking about.  This is not a four-course scenario.

GLENN:  Right.  But I believe -- there are two things that I'm advocating that I don't know how to get it across to you.  First of all, first of all -- and that wasn't an elitist thing.

STU:  No, I want you to help me understand.

GLENN:  I don't know how to get --

STU:  I'm confused.  I'm just a normal -- okay, go ahead.

GLENN:  The two scenarios are that, one, there is a meltdown, okay?  At that point, I'm sorry, catsup packages are --

STU:  Well, then describe to me the meltdown.  You mean meltdown as if there's no food in any grocery store anywhere?

GLENN:  Meltdown could be anything from let's say a hurricane -- you know, you lived in Florida, we've all lived through hurricanes.  You know what it's like.  It's madness because everybody goes in and they're like, Cheetos!  And they go in and get all the Cheetos and the water and you go there's nothing, nothing available.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  So it could be a hurricane.  Meltdown scenario also is, you know, we could -- look, are you telling me that if Osama Bin Laden crashed an airplane into a Saudi Arabian oil field and blew up a lot of the oil fields, we wouldn't see $175 a barrel oil right now?  That shock itself would shove us into the Great Depression.  It would shut -- because it would be such a rapid shock and also everything would spiral out of control.

STU:  I don't know if I agree with that.  The point is we don't need to describe the circumstances to get into it.  You are saying every grocery store has nothing in it.

GLENN:  No, I'm saying that we are in a Great Depression.

STU:  A long scale Great Depression.

GLENN:  Correct.  Now, I don't think that we're headed for the Great Depression but I really, truly believe that our grandparents would slap us across the face.  Why?  You are too young to remember this.  I'm 45 years old.  I remember my grandmother saving the bacon grease.  I remember her pouring the bacon grease out of the pan and keeping it up above the stove in the kitchen.  She kept it there.  My wife yells at me all the time.  She is like, why are you saving bacon grease?  I said, because it was bred in me.  The reason why it was bred in me is because my grandparents taught me that.  Our grandparents would slap us across the face and say, you are no arrogant that this could never happen to you?  It happened to me.  And it was so huge that for two generations those lessons lasted.  And now we've forgotten.

STU:  No, that's significant that that is one sort of -- that's different from the hurricane, though.  That's a completely different subject.

GLENN:  Completely different.  I don't think, being in New York, I don't think we're going to get hit by a hurricane, although I hear global warming is going to make them stronger.  And I also don't think at this point we're going to hit a Great Depression.  Here's the other one.  Either way, if those two happen, you with your catsup packages are going to be hungry.

STU:  I would be -- I am prepared for, certainly prepared for the hurricane.  Absolutely 100% am prepared for that.  You are talking about Great Depression where there's -- I would still think that in a Great Depression there's still people eating.  It wasn't like a -- it's not a --

GLENN:  Yes, except most of our grandparents grew food.

STU:  Right, right.

GLENN:  If you had access to a little bit of green where you could grow something.

STU:  We know the bread lines in the Great Depression were famous but that doesn't mean that no one ate.  It was difficult.  It was very difficult.

GLENN:  Not unlike anything this country has ever seen.  We can't even relate to what -- if you didn't have a grandparent that lived through it, you can't even --

STU:  I did have grandparents that lived through it.

GLENN:  Right.  And they will tell you it was nothing like -- "Oh, well, it's a little slowdown, it's an economic," blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  I've got seven seconds here to wrap this up and I can't.  Those are two scenarios that are not, you know, catsup package.  But the other part is what we haven't even touched on and we'll get to that here in just a second.  Hang on.

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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