Something that happened 151 years ago fills Glenn with hope today. What was it?

The below is transcribed from the opening monologue of Glenn's radio show:

151 years ago today, the world began to change again because of America. 151 years ago today, a man rode on a train quietly, just scratching out a few words on the back of a piece of paper. There's only one photograph of this. He appears in the photo blurry. 151 years ago today, a guy who was known as Moses at the time, a guy that the world later compared to Moses, great statues and monuments were made of this man. One is in Washington, D.C. The other one is in the harbor of New York. The Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is actually made for this man who at the time was known as Moses. Moses, a direct descendent from Father Abraham.

151 years ago this man, tired, beaten. I think lost, confused, a man of profound sorrows, stood up and said:

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, it was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now, we're engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We're met on a great battlefield of that war. We've come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives, that this nation might live. It's altogether fitting and proper that we should do this, but in a larger sense we cannot dedicate. We cannot consecrate. We cannot hallow this ground. The brave men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It's for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work to which they thought here and so far nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that these honored dead from them we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their last full measure of devotion and that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from this earth.

One of the greatest speeches given by any man, given by our Father Abraham. Our Moses who freed the slaves.

Our pilgrims came here. They saw themselves as children of Abraham. They saw themselves as picking up the mantel of Moses and the lost children and tribes of Israel and coming across the great ocean, coming across the great sea, led by God, to come here, our pilgrims. Our pilgrims that on the second slave ship went and took the slave ship, freed the slaves and imprisoned the slave ship masters. Our pilgrims who were not the great terrorists, who were great friends to the Native Americans. Others came, but our pilgrims came with God in their heart.

Some of our founders were bad, bad people. But most of our founders were great, great men. They wrestled with slavery. But they knew that there was hope. They chose hope in us. They knew in their generation, they could not get it done. For all the Progressives that are expecting our founders to be perfect, may I remind you that your label "progressive" means exactly what they did. We cannot get it done in this generation. But we will move the flag as far as we can down the field and we will make progress.

Finally a man who had been abandoned by his father, a man who was loved by his mother until she died, a man who had to raise for a year in the wilderness his little sister, alone, eating twigs, nuts, berries, anything that he could find. A man who was so afraid of his father when he returned a year later and said, this is your new mom, that's how he introduced his wife -- this is your new mom. That he ran to hide behind the skirt of this total stranger because he was so afraid of his father, a father who said you're not going to read. There's no reason for you to read. But he learned and he was taught by his stepmother. A man who later said, everything I am I owe to my mother. The man who went through profound sorrow, found himself on the field of Gettysburg after losing every single battle. How he must have prayed, Lord, how can this possibly be? I'm here, I'm here. I'm trying to free the slaves. How is this happening to our nation? I understand, Lord. I understand. If every drop of blood that was drawn by the end of the lash of the whip needs to be paid for by the drops of blood drawn now by the sword, if that is the payment required, I understand. We will wash ourselves in blood. We will make ourselves clean in the blood of the lamb. Onward Christian soldiers.

He believed it was right. But it wasn't until Gettysburg that pushed him down into the ground. Losing battle after battle, asking, why, why, why, Lord. General, tell me why. What is it? Why won't you fight? What is it that you refuse to do?

It was after Gettysburg that he declared a day of fasting, a day of humility, a day of prayer and a day of thanksgiving. He said, we must humble ourselves or we're going to continue to lose battle after battle. We must understand, we don't have any of the answers, none of the answers. We've tried all the answers. Man has tried. We have tried to get rid of slavery. We have tried to set men free. We have a chance, for the first time in human history, we have a chance of changing the world. Look at what we've already done. And look at this cancer that is eating us from the inside. For the first time in human history, a nation had a claimed to be a Christian nation and actually was a Christian nation had split itself on the Bible and half of the people said, well, the Bible says I can have slaves. The other half knew better.

The other half listened to the pilgrims and said, no, no, that's not what the Bible says. It's immoral. Listen to this. It is immoral for you to take the bread earned by the sweat of another man's brow. Now, we say that's slavery.

But I just want you to listen to what they said. It is immoral for you to take your bread that has been earned by the sweat of another man's brow. How many of us are doing that now? How many of us have sold our children into slavery because we want the bread that is being earned by another man's brow. And that doesn't mean somebody who's out in the field being whipped. That means our children or our grandchildren or our great-grandchildren. We're approaching a century. We're approaching a century of our entire GDP. If we take everything that we make in a country, in this country, for 100 years, we will finally be debt-free. Every dime we make. That doesn't -- we don't pay for our food. We don't pay for our energy. We don't pay for our housing. We don't pay for education. Every dime we make for a hundred years we go to pay down the national debt. In 100 years we'll have it paid off. Congratulations. It's immoral. It's immoral to take your bread that has been earned by the sweat of another's brow.

But here's where I get hope today. Because today I ask you to do one thing. Today I ask you to really take into consideration one thing that I believe is one of the more true things that I've ever, ever seen. And that is that which you gaze upon you become.

What is it we're gazing upon?

We spend every day looking at the problems. We spend every day looking at Washington. What are we doing? We're becoming just like the problem. We're becoming angry. We're becoming vengeful. Some are becoming win at all cost, any cost, doesn't matter. Ends justify the means. Well, they're doing it. We better play that game, too. That which you gaze upon you become. And we become hopeless.

Darryl Strawberry was on with me last night. You want to talk about hopeless. Here's a guy shoving needles in his arms. Here's a guy taking heroin. He said outside, I had everything. Inside I had nothing. I didn't even know who I was as a man. I knew who I was as a ballplayer.

I know who I am as a broadcaster. Who am I as a man? Are you a car salesman? Are you a salesman or a rep? Are you a business owner? Are you a teacher? Are you a doctor? Are you an attorney? Who are you as a man?

I ask you today to change your attitude just for 24 hours. That which you gaze upon you become. I choose hope. That's what Abraham Lincoln did after he gave the Gettysburg address. He said we need to humble ourself. We need to choose God. We need to know where hope comes from. After he did the proclamation of thanksgiving, after he dedicated everything to God, rededicated, made a new covenant with God, just as a man named Abraham had done before, we won every battle after.

I choose hope.

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.