Beck: Youth Climate Activists Are ‘Radicals’ Being Organized To ‘Kill The Parents’

Monday, lame-duck Fox News host Glenn Beck equated the 10,000 youth climate activists who participated in the Power Shift conference this weekend with dangerous “radicals” who want to kill their parents. At Power Shift, climate leaders Van Jones and Al Gore exhorted the mostly college-age participants to engage with the older generations by asking moral questions about American values, just as young people did during the Jim Crow era. Beck falsely claimed the advice was to “not to listen to your parents!” Continuing further, Beck said these are “the same radicals” who talked about “kill[ing] the parents”:

The more things change, you see, the more they stay the same. These radicals are the same radicals that used to tell each other in the 1960s, “Don’t trust anybody over thirty. Don’t trust your parents!” Bill Ayers said, “Kill the parents! Kill your parents!”

Watch it:


During his attack, Beck interrupted a clip of Van Jones’ keynote address, which began, “When your uncle Joe, who loves Fox News, starts talking to you, and starts dominating the discussion . . . ” Beck then broke in, “Listen to what he’s saying. ‘Don’t listen to the elders in your family.’”

Of course, Beck didn’t let his audience listen to the respectful and honest message Van Jones had for the “uncle Joes” of America:

You have the opportunity to say to your uncle Joe, “Excuse me, sir, don’t you believe in liberty? And if you do, how can you live in a country where every American is forced to be an energy consumer for the rest of our lives? Shouldn’t we have the right as Americans to be energy producers?”

Watch what Beck wouldn’t let his Fox News audience see:

The young Power Shift leaders are actually organizing to make BP pay on April 20.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.


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Photo from Kevin Trotman via flickr
written by Brad Johnson, a ThinkProgress blogger.


Charli S.
Charlotte S6 years ago

What has happened to common sense?? Should you listen to your parents if they are saying things that are wrong? This is how the Nazi youth movement was funded. By parents who supported the Nazi's and wanted their kids to do so too. What would have happened had the kids said NO. According to Beck they would not be doing the right thing. Unless we protect the earth, there is not going to be anywhere to live and then what????

Beck sometimes you're such an idiot.

Sharon Balloch
Sharon Balloch6 years ago

Yes Margartet he was young.. he was young enough to imagine shooting himself to the music of Kurt Cobain if that gives you any idea of who this lost and deluded man really is...

SuSanne P.

Beck is Certifable without a doubt. I can't speak of him humainly so I'll comment on what he wouldn't allow Fox to air. The Video. The Truth.

Kathy M.
Kathy Melton6 years ago

The bible speaks of false prophets. It's scary that so many people listen to what he says.

Sarah M.
Sarah M6 years ago

Beck is a complete idiot. It would be best if he completely disappeared from the public eye.

Christine T.
Ciara T6 years ago

Wow. Such ridiculous claims. How anyone can listen to and actually believe Beck is beyond me.

carol a.
carol R6 years ago

What a great idea! Kill the parents so the new generation has a clean place to live! Maybe it's a good idea. (Tongue in cheek).

Walter G.
Walter G6 years ago

Beck, judging from what I read here probably boosted this laudable youth movement by mentioning his objections to it. I read what is written above and I am ashamed that my generation, now elderly people, has paid basically lip service to the cause of human survival against greed. The majority of us read, write, but do not act. What goes around comes around, and this climate as well as other issues is coming back around to hit us right in the back of our ancient heads! Another thing, we had better start to pull together on important issues like our survival, and stop the bickering, slander and childish name-calling I read above, or we will never make any meaningful progress towards saving our own lives as we know them now.

Myraida Diaz
Myraida Diaz6 years ago

I am a kid of the 60's. I love animals,nature all, liberty and people.INCLUDING MY PARENTS that are not here anymore. We had an important generation gap that NEVER changed my respect ,consideration,care and love for them. I am as i thought i would like to be. My kids are free,respectful ,productive, caring and loving . Of course, they are compromised with life,peace and the protection of the planet. Something wrong with that?
Exactly the contrary of what this person is talking about.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda6 years ago

Let's all support the youth activists and plant a tree with our butterfly credits now.
Beck is a very strange man. It is hard to tell whether he is really mad or whether he is doing all this for the money. Actually, if he is doing all this damage fort he money, then he is also mad.