Bob Costas: Redskins a 'slur’ and ‘insult’ to Native Americans

During last night’s Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC, veteran sportscaster Bob Costas decided it was his turn to weigh in on controversy over the Washington Redskins moniker. We already know how President Obama feels about the NFL franchise’s suddenly controversial name, so it was only natural that Costas interrupt the dual between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins to offer his two cents on the topic.

“Well, I want to talk to you about somebody I think is a very smart man and I've had a lot of respect for over the years. But… I think he's gone full-fledged senile,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But the nice thing is, in his senility, he still has remained wildly arrogant. Here is the one, the only, Bob Costas on the Redskins:”

“He goes on for about two minutes on the Redskins,” Pat explained. “You know, there are some names, like the Braves and the Seminoles that are really legitimate tributes to Native Americans. And he goes on and on and on.”

So what is the takeaway from Costas’ couple minutes of blabbering?

COSTAS: ‘Redskins’ can’t possibly honor a heritage or noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent.

“Wouldn't it have been nice if Bob had done a little research on that,” Pat asked. “And part of the set up was that he said a majority of Native Americans are offended by it. 90%, Bob [are not offended by the name]. Technically that's a majority.”

On Friday, Glenn released a video that explained how overblown this situation as begun. The outcries of President Obama and those in the media seem to suggest a majority of Native Americans are offended by the Redskins moniker. In reality, that is simply not the case:

“It's, again, the arrogance of the white man,” Glenn said of this controversy. “And again, where does that arrogance come from? From Manifest Destiny, it came from the government. It came from people who were in control… Look at George Washington. He was a friend of the Indians. So was Davy Crockett. He brokered most of the deals we had. The reason he left Congress is because Congress said, ‘Well, those deals aren't working.’… And he left Congress because he couldn't take it anymore. He figured out that the guys in Washington are all about power and they don't have any honor. That's who it always is, the people in power or those who are protecting those in power. Bob Costas is trying to make us hate each other even more.”

“It is the progressive way. They know better than you,” Glenn concluded. “This time, they happen to be in the 10% of really smart people. And 90% are wrong.”

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

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Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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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.

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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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