It’s official: Col. Allen West is a Texan

Colonel Allen West joined the radio program today and announced he’s moved to Texas, as he is now President & CEO of the NCPA in Dallas. West is a strong, liberty minded conservative whose surprising re-election loss in Congress shocked the political world. Glenn asked West for his thoughts on a wide range of issues, including ongoing world events. Watch the conversation below where West and Glenn discuss ISIS, terrorism, World War III, political allies, and our country's future.

Rough transcript below:

GLENN: The boys asked me earlier today because I believe we're on course, without moral clarity, we're on course, between Russia and what is happening in the Middle East, a global war.

WEST: You're there.

GLENN: Yes.

WEST: You are there.

GLENN: We're at the beginning.

WEST: Yeah, we're not recognize it. And I hate to say this, but if there's a message that I can send to my former colleagues, I would not support the president's resolution because it does not have any clarity.

GLENN: Correct.

WEST: What you heard him present yesterday was really just a repeat of what he said back in August. We're going to degrade. We're going to defeat. We're going to destroy.

Now, a year ago, ISIS was about 3,000 fighters when they come over. It was the reconstitution of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Now they're 50,000. And it's so funny that you had his counterterrorism expert testifying before, I think a House committee, talking about the 18,000 fighters that have come into -- into ISIS, but yet the president is talking about their morale is down.

There is a complete disconnect. And like you said, once again, there is no specific strategy or clarity. How do we defeat them diplomatic -- how do we isolate them economically? How do we then use, you know, the leverage of information systems to defeat them ideologically. We can't do that because we have a president that won't even say Islamic terrorism. How will you defeat the enemy when you don't recognize the ideology driving them?

GLENN: I answered the boys this morning when we were talking about this. I said, I think we're on the verge of World War III.

WEST: Yes.

GLENN: And it is not worth -- because they said. Can we defeat them without ground troops? And I said I wouldn't send any ground troops or anybody in until we have moral clarity. Because all we're doing is throwing bodies into something -- it's just a meat grinder. It's just a meat grinder.

PAT: But if ever somehow obtain moral clarity, and we won't as long as this guy is president, but can you defeat them without ground troops?

WEST: No, you can't. The only time in the history of United States military we defeated someone with air power, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Otherwise, you have people to close with and destroy the enemy, if that's the task that you want to achieve, is to destroy them.

PAT: And could you not at this point put together a pretty solid Islamic Middle Eastern coalition with us? Jordanians, I would think would be on board. The Saudis would be on board.

WEST: You have Egypt.

PAT: Egypt.

WEST: Well, see, I don't trust the Saudis. Because a lot of the funding for Wahhabism and a lot of these ISIS fighters are being fueled out of Saudi Arabia. And, of course, 15 of the 19 9/11 conspirators were out of Saudi Arabia. But, Egypt, definitely. Jordan, definitely. The Kurds, the Peshmerga, definitely. The United States of America. And then you probably would be able to get some support out of the UAE. Because when I was in Afghanistan, the UAE special forces were operating there in southern Afghanistan. That's how you build a coalition.

GLENN: But we are -- like you said with the Muslim Brotherhood. We're against Egypt. We're on the wrong side.

WEST: We're sending the wrong message.

GLENN: No, no, no. We're on the wrong side. We're on the wrong side not just sending the wrong message. What is your opinion of what's happening with Benjamin Netanyahu right now?

WEST: That's even worse. There's another strong ally we could have. But instead, the Obama administration is sending campaign operatives to work against him. Why would you want to work against your best ally and the best leader that you have on your side? You know, no one is going to join a coalition of the United States of America when the United States of America is not leading. Coming back to what you just said. There is no moral clarity. This is about -- as clear as mud. When you look at what the president -- he didn't ask for any authorization going into Libya. Look at what Libya has become. Look at what is happening in Yemen. And this story that potentially a state department representative told United States Marines to destroy their weapons as part of an evacuation of an embassy.

GLENN: From Yemen. Right?

WEST: Yes, from Yemen. And I think that is the third embassy that the United States of America has closed since 2010. So not only --

GLENN: That's insane.

WEST: Not only are we on the wrong side. We are sending the wrong message to our allies.

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.