Glenn’s special gift for Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol was one of the leading ‘conservatives’ to bash Glenn for warning about the uprising in Egypt back when the Arab Spring first began. Well, it’s safe to say Kristol ended up looking quite foolish as the country fell into the hands of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. On radio this morning, Glenn shared a special gift that he made for Kristol to commemorate his buffoonery: a-one-of-a-kind book.

“I have something very, very special right here that we have to savor,” Glenn said. “I have in my hands a book we published ourselves, just for William Kristol. There's one of one. It is Stand For Freedom, by Bill Kristol… We want to thank him for the sweeping of the Arab Spring in the Middle East because it is working out so well. I just want to remind him that 98,000 are now dead in Syria, and he had a lot to do with that. Congratulations, Bill. And all of the wonderful freedom gifts that have been given to the world because of his buffoonery, and so this is really nice.”

The cover of the book features a picture of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, while the inside features pictures of Egypt (courtesy of Business Insider’s Robert Johnson) contrasted against Kristol’s truly brilliant foreign policy remarks.

“This is somebody here who's dead, in a car in Egypt,” Glenn said of one page in the book. The picture is accompanied by this Bill Kristol quote:

The United States must support the Egyptian awakening as a paramount moral and strategic interest in real democracy in Egypt and freedom for the Egyptian people.

One of Glenn’s personal favorite lines from Kristol involves a comment he made about Glenn’s predictions in Egypt:

When Glenn Beck rants about the Caliphate taking over the Middle East and lists the connections between Caliphate promoters and the American left, he brings to mind no one such as Robert Welch and the John Birch society. He's marginalizing himself, just as his predecessors did in the '60s.

Other pages of the book include garbage filled speech and gunshot riddled buildings, while Kristol continued to encourage Americans to “greet the Arab Spring with enthusiasm and support.”

“Well this is the conservative Bill Kristol who is saying we have to absolutely have troops and arm people, even the cannibals, we have to arm them in Syria because this is a golden opportunity, and we don't really have a choice, so we should go right into war. And to I thought it would be nice just to mark this momentous occasion as we go into the next Spring by publishing a little book just for him,” Glenn said. “It's only one copy and it's just for him. Stand for Freedom, by Bill Kristol.”

“What I'm going to do is I'm going to write a nice little note in there. I have one other little gift I will give him. I think I am going to give him – not the original – I have the original, but I don't trust Bill Kristol with anything, so I will give him a nice copy of the Neville Chamberlain letter to Hitler, saying I just met with your Hitler youth, and you guys are good,” he continued. “I think [Kristol would] have a lot of respect for Neville Chamberlain.”

“He is a genius,” Pat joked.

“America,” Glenn concluded, “if you ain't listening to Bill Kristol on what you need to do for your foreign policy, you aren't listening.”

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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