Thanks a lot Harvey: Can you believe #MeToo is only a year old?

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If you don't believe in Divine Providence, I want you to consider what this weekend is. The October 5th weekend, exactly one year ago to the day, began the #MeToo movement. The New York Times ran their bombshell story on Harvey Weinstein, and it's been twelve straight months of #MeToo madness.

Now I don't want to sound insensitive to the overall issue of sexual abuse. It's an absolute nightmare for anyone, male or female, to have to endure. We can all stand together in solidarity against violence against women, violence against men and violence against children.

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But the overall #MeToo movement is an out of control monster. In the span of 365 days, 429 people have been accused in a total of more than 1,700 allegations. And keep in mind, these are just the high profile cases spanning Hollywood, government and big business. If you add in the lesser known cases the number of accused doubles to over 800.

Now these numbers are relatively easy to find, but guess which numbers aren't… the amount of convictions. Good luck finding those. That seems kind of relevant doesn't it? You would think the #MeToo movement and the rest of the media would be eager to post those numbers, but they never do.

#MeToo has devolved from the post Weinstein fallout as a movement that counts accusations as facts and rushes to collect heads as if they were fighting in the French Revolution. Evidence doesn't matter, corroboration doesn't matter… the accusation is all that is important. That's what this movement has become.

This entire, very public, process has finally given us a glimpse into what it looks like when the rule of law is replaced by mob rule.

But Divine Providence reveals itself in mysterious ways. I mean, I refuse to believe that on the anniversary of the #MeToo movement we are given the biggest example, on the largest stage in the country right now, for how far #MeToo has fallen, and how dangerous this mob rule mentality is. The Senate is voting on Brett Kavanaugh twelve months to the day of when this all began. Over this past year, we've never seen any of these #MeToo cases played out in a courtroom. But now, we've finally seen one. We saw the mob salivating for Kavanaugh's head even though they had no evidence… no corroboration… and everyone the accuser said could back up her story flatly denied it ever happened.

The only thing that existed was the accusation. And that right there is the story of the past three hundred and sixty five days. I feel awful for the Kavanaugh family in the way this has gone down, but this entire, very public, process has finally given us a glimpse into what it looks like when the rule of law is replaced by mob rule. This process has been painful, but it has taught us a big lesson. The presumption of innocence is one of our founding principles. If we abandon our principles, what happened to Judge Kavanaugh could be the standard for all of us.

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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We're going to be doing an amazing broadcast on Thursday, July 2nd, and we will be broadcasting a really important moment. It is restoring truth. It is restoring our history. It is asking to you make a covenant with God. The covenant that was made by the Pilgrims. And it's giving you a road map of things that we can do, to be able to come back home, together.

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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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