Glenn: "The President is a pathological liar."

"The President is a pathological liar."

That's the bold statement Glenn made to his radio listeners this morning, and not one he makes lightly.

For the last four years, President Obama has toured the country, often making false claims or not following through on past promises — but lately, the lies have escalated to a disturbing level. A level so alarming that Obama-fan David Letterman even noted his disappointment.

Glenn let President Obama do the talking this morning, allowing our "leader" to back up his claim in his own words.

The first example was from Monday night's debate during a question on the subject of sequestration.

"This is so unbelievably dangerous to the United States," Glenn said this morning. "It is a fiscal cliff that will pound us and tear us apart. It will debone the military — it's automatic, bloody cuts."

Before playing the president's words during the debate, he wanted to explain why it's so important.

"The president knows that anybody who knows about this [sequestration] — if you're debating Mitt Romney — you can't say that this was your idea," Glenn explained. "You can't have anything to do with it, and you have to get off this topic right away, because a business-mind, like Mitt Romney, somebody that can actually talk to you about the fundamentals of the economy, will tell you exactly what this will do to it."

Basically, President Obama "had" to distance himself from it and had to say, 'it's not going to happen.' Unfortunately for the president, not only does Glenn have the audio from the debate, he also had audio of the president discussing the sequestration over a year ago.

President Obama: "First of all, the sequestration is not something that I proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen."

…and here's the old one:

President Obama: "It's going to happen — one way or another. We've got 1 trillion dollars locked in, and either Congress comes up with 1.2 trillion dollars, which so far they've failed to do, or the sequester kicks in and these automatic spending cuts will occur that bring in an addition 1.2 trillion dollars in deficit deduction."

"I think the president is being very very clear here," Glenn said sarcastically. "That's going to happen. That's not going to happen. That's going to happen. That's not going to happen."

"I hope he hasn't caught Romnesia," Stu joked.

Bob Woodward (not exactly a "conservative hack") described the president's word on the sequestration to Politico like this:

"'What the president said is not correct. He is mistaken, and it is refuted by the people that work for him.' Woodward reports in his book that White House Office of Management Director Jack Lou and Legislative Director Rob Neighbors took to proposal for sequestration to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then it was presented to Congressional Republicans."

So the Republicans were not first, but third on the proposal for sequestration.

"So the president is lying to the American people," Glenn followed up. "And his own people have verified it in Bob Woodward's book."

So the first lie is that Congress proposed the measure. The second lie is that it wouldn't happen.

Again, here are the president's words during the debate on the sequestration:

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  "First of all sequestration is not not something that I proposed.  It's something that Congress proposed.  It will not happen."

Twenty-four hours later however, President Obama does an interview with the Des Moines Register:

"So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims he wants to reduce the deficit — are going to be in a position, where I believe, we're going to solve that big piece of business."

It's important to point out that this quote from the Des Moines Register was supposed to be off-the-record.

"He thought no one would ever hear about it," Stu pointed out. "He was talking to reporters to try and form their stories. He did not think that anyone would ever hear those words."

But the Des Moines Register did its job, unlike most media outlets. The Des Moines Register thought thought it was too important and that the people of the United States deserved to hear this.

Pathological? Sure sounds like it. Surprisingly enough, this is what he is now touting on the campaign trail about Mitt Romney:

President Obama: "There is no more serious issue on a campaign than trust. Trust matters.  And here's the thing: Iowa, you know me.  You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. There's some folks in this crowd that have probably been flowing me since I was running for the United States Senate. Like this guy right here, who I served with in the United States Senate, George Shatter. And you could take a video tape of things I said ten years ago, twelve years ago, and you could say 'man, this is the same guy'."

"We're going to do that!" Glenn said.

"Because, as he said, trust is important.  There's nothing more important.  Just like Nixon said, "You have to know if your President is a crook."  Well, it is important now isn't it? I'm so glad Mr. President you brought this up."

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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