The American Dream...by Van Jones?

Glenn’s old friend Van Jones is showing up in the news again, this time (shockingly!) on the Huffington Post. Van’s seen the trouble that has spread across the globe and thinks it’s time people get together and do something about it. He calls this “The American Dream Movement”, and Glenn have his reaction to the story on radio this morning.

“The American Dream movement, an idea from Van Jones, where Van Jones says we've got to come together.  He sees the trouble that is happening now all around the country, and he wants to come together.  He feels there's trouble if we don't.  He's worried.  He's worried about the way we're pulling ourselves apart.  That can't happen.  And Van Jones wants to make sure it doesn't,” Glenn explained on radio this morning.

“We've got to work together.  We've got to put something together quickly.  Can somebody put together a Facebook page?  Rebuild the Dream.  It's fantastic.  And he's asking people now to come from all over, come from all over the country and please help save the union.  Well, somebody was able to put a Facebook page together and they got it together pretty quickly.”

Shockingly, it seemed like people were able to organize themselves pretty quickly in order to make Van Jones’s call to action a reality.

“Unfortunately as we will show you tonight on television and post on The Blaze soon, the growing of the American dream movement was an idea that was discussed on July 18th, 2008.”

“July 18th, 2008, a series of sessions were held at a Netroots Nation conference and this session was called Growing the American Dream movement and it featured three speakers.  David Bonior, Tom Woodruff and Leila McDowell, all three believe that the Free Choice Act would be instrumental in building union power,” Glenn said.

“Do you remember when they were talking about the free choice act?  And they said it was about Hispanics and the American dream?  Except we told you that it was about unions?  And that, of course, was a conspiracy theorist?”

“They said the American dream movement would be instrumental in building union power and only large union numbers would ensure a positive change David Bonior sums up when he said more union members ‑‑ and we'll play this for you tonight.  More union members mean a better progressive movement.  You can't have a successful progressive movement without a workers movement.”

And what was it Andy Stern said about workers movements? “We are beginning.  We have offices now in Australia and in Switzerland, in London, in South America, in Africa.  We've been working with unions around the world.  And what we're working towards is building a global organization because workers of the world unite is not just a slogan anymore.  It's a way we're going to have to do our work.”

“So the American Dream movement that was born out of passion from Van Jones just a few days ago where he's watching what's going on and saying, "Somebody's got to do something.  We ‑‑ the country's going in the wrong direction.  We have to be good to each other."  It was born, of course, in a Huffington Post article on February 22nd, the American Dream union ‑‑ movement.  Although all of the SEIU announcements of the moveon.org sponsored 50 state rally went out on the 23rd, Jones had this idea in his call to action just the day before.  And it was so powerful that SEIU and moveon.org just started moving people right away.”

“Tom Woodruff who spoke at this session is the Director of Strategic Organizing to Change to Win at SEIU.  Now, both the American Rights at Work and SEIU are sponsors now of this new idea, completely unrelated to the, you know, conference that they had in 2008.  American Rights at Work and SEIU are sponsors of the 50 Day Rally on 2/26.”

“But Van Jones had this idea and the others are not connected at all.  Not connected at all,” Glenn concluded.

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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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

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