99% vs 53%

Which side do you want to be on?

The Blaze has been covering the story of the 53% all week, explaining, "The 53% is a group of responsible young people organizing across the country. However, this group is not camping out in parks around the country and demanding the entire capitalist system be destroyed." The movement is a response the the "We are the 99%" meme that has emerged as Occupy Wall Street Protests have spread.

Now, what are the different cases being made for each side? The guys read some of the winners on air.

On the "We are the 99%" side/Occupy Wall Street

I'm the founder of an independent game development company.  When we finally launch our product, we will be drowned out in a flood of Blockbuster corporate games and our message will be lost.  I am the 99%. ("He's going to face competition once he finally gets up and rolling." - Pat ... "Where is the government to pay him for the crappy games he's making?" - Stu)

I am from an upper middle class family. I'm graduating from college this fall.  I'm fortunate enough to have a job.  I'm fortunate enough to have parents that can aid me with unexpected costs. I am fortunate to live in a state that has full scholarships dependent on GPA.  So I have no student debt. I do not deserve more than anyone else because I have been this lucky but I feel responsible for my fellow human beings.  We are the 99%.  We are all human.  Corporations are not.

I live communally with 100 people in Virginia.  We run a miniature society with government and businesses we collectively own and products, produce lots of our own food.  We aren't tuned in to TV or iPhones.  We everyone earn $5,000 a year on average and all the money goes to the community.  By sharing what we have, seven big houses, fifteen cars, a variety of talents and skills, we get by on very little.  We have no leader and there is always plenty of food, comfortable shelter and no trouble getting bills paid. We're all lucky to be secure and happy with our lives.  I choose to live this way because corporatism is destroying American government and society and because I am the 99%.

For the 53%/Non-Occupy Wall Street

I served in the U.S. military.  I had a botched back surgery.  I got out and I worked construction 50 to 70 hours a week, in pain every day. I went back to school at 30.  I've worked for everything I have.  I continue to work 60 to 75 hours a week.  I support my own family.  I don't whine, I don't pout to others what I have or what has happened to me or what I'm entitled to.  Shut up.  Get a job.  Work for what you want.  I'm tired of supporting everyone else.  I am the 53%.

I work three jobs.  I have a house I can't sell.  My family insurance costs are outrageous.  I don't blame Wall Street.  Suck it up, whiners. I am the 53% subsidizing you so you can hang on Wall Street and complain.

I was middle class until I was 8 and then I became poor due to my parents' divorce.  My mother worked a full‑time job, I had a paper route for a while, and so did she.  She couldn't get food stamps or welfare because they worked, as a paper boy.  We lived in crummy apartments.  It was all we could afford, and at that time there were restrictions on children in most places.  We lived in low‑income apartments for about eight years.  I quit school, I got a full‑time job at 16, but I had to quit and I went to live with my sister to care for her three small children while both her and her husband worked two jobs to keep their small home.  It was miserable there.  Unfortunately their marriage ended and the house was foreclosed on.  So I got a job through job corps and I got a GED.  Thankfully God led me through a couple of other jobs and sent me as a supervisor in a stable workplace where I now make more than anyone else in my family.  My income is now $56,000 a year.  Thankfully my truck, my mom's SUV, and my brother's car are all paid for now, by me.  I have never had cable.  I've never had satellite TV in my whole life.  My DSL connection is the only luxury I have, and I'm blessed to give 15% to charity. I never went to college.  My GED scores I guess would say that I had done well according to my teachers.  I love my country.  I care very deeply about the state of the nation.  I am the 53%.

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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