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VOICE: The Glenn Beck Program starts more truth behind America’s March to Socialism.
GLENN: That’s right, we are and happy socialists, we’re all socialists now, don’t forget, I know it because Newsweek magazine told me so. You see, capitalism — and I should probably define this. That funny little system that turned the world at a place where we lost our teeth at 9 years old, married at 12 and died at 22 to a place that instantly complains when we can’t access a video file on a server in China in four seconds. You know, that capitalism, it’s dead. I can’t wait until our children can die at 22 again. Oh, sure, there was a time when someone like Ayn Rand was popular, but those days are over. Ayn Rand, by the way, she wrote books like "Atlas Shrugged" about how the individual working hard and innovating, you know, was the backbone of a civilized society and that the government is constantly standing in their way flexing its muscles and holding us all back. So antiquated now. That time is over.
In completely unrelated news, Ayn Rand’s "Atlas Shrugged" sold more copies in 2008 than any other year since its release in 1957. You know what, there’s been — there could be a lot of book burnings that people are just taking it off the shelf and just burning it. Americans — I’m quoting from the article — Americans are flocking to buy and read "Atlas Shrugged" because there are uncanny similarities between the plot line of the book and the events of our day, says Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center For Individual Rights. Americans are rightfully concerned about the economic crisis in government’s increasing intervention and attempts to control the economy. No. Ayn Rand understood and identified the deeper causes of the crisis we’re facing, and she offered in "Atlas Shrugged" the principled and practical solution consistent with American values. That’s weird. Because there seems to be a lot of people mistakenly not realizing that capitalism is dead. Hello, why are you reading the book? It’s over. By the way, despite the fact that sales were at an all-time high in 2008, sales of Ayn Rand’s "Atlas Shrugged" have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with the sales for the same period last year, which was a record. But remember, capitalism is dead. And it’s weird because, you know, the economy the way it is, I mean, who’s buying books? Maybe it’s just that people are so confident that things are going to turn around, you know, that it’s going to turn around really, really soon that they are out just spending their money like water." Hey, this magical system of socialism, it’s going to cure everything.
VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck Program.