TARP ain't nothing compared to pension problems

Does John Boehner cry too much? Did Rush say something mean on radio today? Did you hear who Ricky Gervais insulted during the Golden Globes? These are the stories dominating the news every day, while the stories that have a significant impact on the country are being ignored.

As Glenn said, “I don't care if the [Boehner’s] a crybaby all the time.  What difference does it make?  Have you noticed the country's on fire?  Have you noticed that we now, the federal government says that the states are behind in their pension payments by $2.5 trillion.”

“They're now coming out and saying $2.5 trillion is what the states are behind now in their pensions,” Glenn said. “So what are they doing about it?  Well, did you know that John Boehner cries a lot?  Did you know that Rush Limbaugh is causing violence?  Pay no attention to the fact that Detroit closed half of their schools to be able to pay for the pensions.

Stu pointed out that they haven’t closed schools yet, but it is being discussed as an option in the next two years. “So you could have two years of education left if you're in fourth grade,” Stu joked.

Not only is Detroit considering closing half of its schools because they are running out of money, but Camden, NJ is set to lay off about a quarter of the cities workforce, including half of the police. No worries, it’s just regularly called one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

“So what they're going to do in Camden is because they're behind in pensions is they're just going to ‑‑ they're just going to cut their police officer force in half.  Now, that would be the place that I would start,” Glenn said sarcastically.

Thankfully, they aren’t cutting public services like the train from Trenton to Camden. “You're like, I'm in Trenton.  Man, I wish I could see a city worse than this.  You just hop the train and you go right to Camden.  Let's say you're in a shooting in Camden and you're like, I need time to reload.  You just get onto the train and the doors open up and you're in Trenton ready to start duking it out again.  It's fantastic!  It's fantastic.  And that train only ‑‑ that trip is like $1.50.”

“Yeah.  No, it's not good and, of course, as governments do, the train, which they had this beautiful concert venue down there, you go to a concert on the train, but the train stops running before the concert is over.  So you can't take it back and you're just stranded in Camden, which, how could that go wrong? ,” Stu said.

Glenn jokingly said, “If we could just get 60‑kid classrooms and no police officers, I don't see trouble coming.”

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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