Eco-terrorist wannabe Steven Lerner still works for SEIU

Last week, Glenn was very careful to say that Steve Lerner could not be confirmed as a current employee of SEIU. Thankfully, Wade Rathke came along to clarify that not only is Lerner still affiliated with SEIU, he’s on the payroll. Glenn reacted to the news on radio this morning and laid out exactly what this means. (See The Blaze story here)

“ACORN founder Wade Rathke has been busy mocking the story that broke,” Glenn said.

“And yet didn't he just say that not only is Lerner still with SEIU but he's also being paid,” Pat said.

“He says he has not been fired by SEIU.  He was placed on leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union,” Glenn said.

“ A lot of people get paid to think through,” Stu joked.

Glen joked, “ I tell you what I wouldn't be doing.  I would not be plotting the economic decline ‑‑ collapse of the United States of America.  I'd be on a beach.  I'd be like, I'm busy.  I am busy and I need another Mai Tai to think this through.  That's ‑‑ I'm very ‑‑ I'm this close.  Wade would call me:  Glenn, are you still thinking?  Yes, I'm ‑‑ man, I'm close.  You wrecked my concentration.  Now I need another month.”

“But it's not like, though, Glenn, this guy is still going to high level meetings at SEIU.  It's not like he's attending conferences among leadership,” Stu said, mocking the idea that Lerner has no influence when he is speaking at major conferences the The Left Forum.

‘This is Wade Rathke, placed on leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union but he was certainly present at the recent international executive board meeting,” Glenn said.

“The Blaze writes, ‘This is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that his ties to the plot to destroy the American economy are tied now much more closely within the ranks of the organization that time and time again President Obama has declared to be the most important to him strategically and politically. ‘”

Remember what President Obama has said about SEIU in the past? “I spent my entire adult life working with with SEIU,” the President said while campaigning. “ I didn't just suddenly discover SEIU on the campaign trail. Your agenda's been my agenda in the United States Senate.  Before debating healthcare, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.”

“We were so careful on SEIU to say that he was not part of SEIU when this story broke because we didn't want to smear SEIU and say that they were connected to a guy who seems to be plotting,” Glenn said. “And so we didn't want to smear the whole SEIU.  And now they are coming back to us and saying, how dare you smear him by saying he's not with us.”

“And this guy is not a nobody.  There's no way the president of the United States does not know Stephen Lerner or know of him.  There's no way.  This guy is a huge, huge power figure on the American left with the unions.  Huge.”

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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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