Ann Coulter explains the importance of the 2014 elections

Ann Coulter, author of Never Trust a Liberal Over Three - Especially a Republican, joined Glenn on radio this morning to talk about the latest issues with Obamacare and what it means for the Republican Party in 2014. After agreeing that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday was “arrogant” at best, Glenn asked Ann to respond to this gem from President Obama yesterday:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is true that some Americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old individual market are getting notices from their insurance companies suggesting that somehow, because the Affordable Care Act, they may be losing their existing health insurance plans. This is the, this has been the latest flurry in the news. If you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That's what it for.

“How do you respond before I have an aneurysm,” Glenn asked Ann.

“The old, the old system was: You got to pick the health insurance you wanted. Now, the government will tell you what plan you must get. So you know, if you're a gay guy, you have to get full maternity care,” Ann said. “I know a lot of doctors they told me people think they're getting something free. You know, no. All [the doctors are] allowed or required to tell [their patients] is, you know, don't smoke, wear a seatbelt, silly things like that. But if [the patients] say, ‘While I'm here could you look at this rash on my arm?’ No I'm sorry you'll have to make an appointment for that. So your big free no co-pay visit for preventive services just requires a doctor to read you a list of, you know, PC preventive health rules.”

As Glenn explained, any rollout is going to have its problems, and everyone knows you sometimes have to break a few eggs. But in this case, the government appears to be breaking the entire system.

“It's very important to repeal this as soon as possible, which is why winning congressional elections next year is so vitally important… Republicans can get this done if they take the Senate back and hold the House… As soon as we have a majority, we will rid of you this,” Ann said. “I mean Obama has the media covering for him. These liberals, these Democrats in the media, they are out right lying about it. But people are going to get their new health insurance premiums in the mail, and I think enough of them are going to know they're being lied to.”

Earlier this week, Glenn asked a very simple question about the Obama Administration: Who’s in charge? Time and time again President Obama seems to find things out from the newspapers – just like you and me. The latest offense? The fact that days before the disastrous Obamacare rollout, the President seemed woefully unaware of any potential problems.

“I said earlier this week, if he didn't know then there's been a coup,” Glenn said. “Who doesn't tell the President? You have a study that shows all of this stuff. And you don't show the President and you allow him to go out and say these things? Who's running the country because, obviously, this guy is not. There's nobody in the Administration that will tell him, ‘Mr. President, I want you to know, you're not telling the truth here.’”

“Oh, you're giving him way too much credit,” Ann concluded. “He was lying and he has to lie because, if he had told the truth, if Democrats told the truth about Obamacare, even with their majority in the Senate and the House, they could not have passed this.”

Watch the entire interview below:

Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

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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