Glenn calls Obama a "liar" who doesn't understand "rugged individualism"

Glenn had a tough time preventing his head from exploding listening to the agonizing soundbites from Obama's Teddy Roosevelt speech. One of the sections that stood out was where Obama claims the free market has never worked before in history.

Obama said:

Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt's time, there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let's respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. "The market will take care of everything," they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn't trickle down, well, that's the price of liberty.

Now, it's a simple theory. And we have to admit, it's one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That's in America's DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. It didn't work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It's not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the 50s and 60s. And it didn't work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory.

"Who is saying 'We need to cut more taxes, especially for the wealthy.' No one.  Say a lie again," Pat said.

"The guy is a liar.  He is a liar," Glenn said.

"I've never heard a speech in my life that has more lies in it.  I don't think it's possible.  I don't think it's possible.  You've got to go back decades to find one.  Almost every sentence in this speech has a lie or a half‑truth in it.  That's tough today," Stu said.

"You know what he's talking about here?  This is where it is so disingenuous," Glenn said.

Glenn explained that he was basically saying that Adam Smith's theories on the Invisible Hand are false because it just "never worked". Unfortunately, he's forgetting to couple "Wealth of Nations" with "The Theory of Moral Sentiments."

"("The Theory of Moral Sentiments") is the part that says there's something to do with the heart, there's something to do with moral sentiments, there's something to do with right and wrong.  We've got to make sure we grow that.  Otherwise the Invisible Hand will crush you!  What do you say we put both parts of the theory together?  America is great because America is good.  The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  Read it.  Read it.  He's right.  The Invisible Hand, along with the Theory of Moral Sentiments.  That's the part the president never gets.  He never understands it.  He never talks about the goodness of America, the goodness of its people, except in grotesque terms.  He doesn't trust the American people.  He just wants to give the American people a handout.  He wants us to strive, strive to be middle class," Glenn said.

" You either believe in rugged individualism, you either believe in taking risks, you either believe in being ‑‑ in charting your own course, either that or ‑‑ either that or you're on the 'Road to Serfdom'."

"I'm a rugged individual.  I'll go with my own failures, I will go with my own successes, and I will share my successes because I have the Theory of Moral Sentiments, I understand.  I understand that I didn't make it alone.  But I don't want a damn handout from anybody.  And don't you come around me trying to take it away and trying to tell me how to do stuff."

And what about his claims that less regulation and lower taxes have never worked?

"Do you think it was the rich that were creating the metal and the lumber and the steel and the cotton and the leather and the paint and the rubber and the glass and the gasoline that went into cars in the Roaring Twenties?  Autos roared, roared in the Roaring Twenties.  They didn't fire all the cops and the teachers in 1920.  They didn't do it," Glenn said.

"RCA changed the world with radio. Along with the radio came another invention, another idea: Advertising. Now you could hear Babe Ruth hitting home runs anywhere in the country while someone else was telling you about a product. That idea that roared in the Roaring Twenties, that's when people started to hear the voice of people all around the world. Conveniences like the telephone, been around forever, right? Edison brought us movies in 1880s. You know when they started taking off? Not 1885, not 1890, not 1910, not 1915, not 1919. In the 1920s. Wait a minute, that technology had been around since 1880. You know when? In the 1920s, that was the modern era of motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney. Conveniences like the telephone, been around forever, but in the 1920s it became less expensive, more commonplace. More Americans in the 1920s had irons, vacuums, washing machines, refrigerators. All of these new products."

"Remember, the market never works. Never works."

"Oh, there was a demand for something else: Power. Huge power ‑‑ you think little spaceships came down with workers and we hired space aliens to build them? No. When somebody plugged in an iron, what did they have to have? Power. Unlike the temporary jobs or the low‑paying census jobs our government creates, per capita income increased 37%. Per capita income increased 37% from 1921 to 1929. Got it? The average person's salary went up 37% in eight years. The ‑‑ let me say it again. The average person's salary went up 37% in eight years."

"Now, what those people did with that income was invest it in paper and ridiculous schemes. That was their choice. But it was the free market that led to all of these innovations. Your life changed."

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.

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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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