The future of the conservative movement

Tuesday night on The Glenn Beck Program, guest host Dana Loesch opened the show with this:

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again."

A quote from Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address as governor that serves as an important reminder that freedom, liberty, and the understanding of tyranny is not genetic. Freedom and liberty have been taken for granted for a long time in this country, and the result has been a generation of apathetic 20-somethings that don't know what tyranny looks like.

Or so media would have you believe.

Dana was joined by a studio audience of people that the media would have you believe don't exist, young conservative activists, "the future of the conservative movement."

America is at a crossroads and young conservatives know what's at stake for them - the choice is clear. America as the founders envisioned it, with a small, limited government, or what you see at Occupy. A group of young Americans revolting because Uncle Sam didn't give them enough. A new class of citizens who don't understand that if you rob from the rich to give to the poor, no one is better off for it.

"One choices gives your freedom of government intervention in your speech, your religion, your assembly, your press. One grants you due process and doesn't impede petition for redress of your grievances," Dana said.

The other choice, she continued, looks more like Rahm Emanuel and other authority figures in our country who use intimidation to shutter businesses and shut down the freedom of thought and speech of anyone with an opposing viewpoint.

"A choice that removes your 4th Amendment right upon travel. A choice that demolishes the 10th Amendment's soft sovereignty of individual states. A choice that makes you financial responsible for your neighbor while denying you the decisions that effect your cost."

For years we've been told that the Democrat Party is the "party of the youth," and lately they've been trying to keep their boot on the neck of the youth by offering them cradle to grave care - "the ultimate nanny experience."

It has become socially acceptable for a 26-years-old to be on their parent's health insurance and still living at home with mom and dad - a description that used to be the description of a loser. Because of the growing nanny state, the nation's debt is growing out of control.

"Every child born is now born into servitude with a personal share of around $50,000 worth of national debt."

Despite this, every child in America is being told that they have to go to college to be successful. But not just any college, society is teaching young Americans that trade and tech schools just aren't good enough.

"So we go into debt to pay for an education that can't be used after graduation because no one is hiring. Why is no one hiring? Business can't plan ahead because Congress fights over whether or not they're going to increase taxes on job creators."

Dana went on to explain that the youth-loving Democrats pushed to artificially lower the interest rates of student loans for 1 year, something that would have to be subsidized by a decade of higher taxes on businesses that file as S-Corps. Sounds great, right? Except, when these students graduate they can't find jobs. Why? Businesses lack the capital to hire them - like the majority of businesses that file as S-Corps.

The Democrats have a different motive than the average young adult who is going to college, looking five years into the future at what they hope do with their education. No, the Democrats aren't worried about the future of these students looking at six-figures of debt. They're worried about how to hold onto their power and win the next election, so they're using the concept of "free education" as a sales campaign for the youth vote.

"This was the lens the Democrats attempted to reach the youth, with their faceless, composite freak, Julia," Dana said. "Julia is the Democrats dream woman - faceless creation with no mouth and no voice...Her entire existence was provided for by the government," Dana explained. "There is no freedom in that."

"Our generation, we crave freedom," she continued. "I've said it before, we are the true counter-culture. We are like salmon swimming upstream. We recognize the danger in seeding liberty for convenience. The hand that feeds you is the hand that holds you down. And instead of dedicating on cop cars in the street, we're taking the fight right to congresses doorstep. This is one of the reasons the media has tried so hard to pain the Tea Party and grass roots as old and out-of-touch. Their entire narrative is destroyed the moment the recognize how youth lead it truly is. We are living proof that liberty sells."

"We don't want to be the generation that loses that freedom, so we're giving it all we've got."

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.