What is a caliphate? Here’s what Glenn said in 2011

Way back in 2011, Glenn began to warn America about the end goal of Islamic groups like the Muslim Brotherhood: the Caliphate. No one wanted to believe that extremists would be working to conquer the Middle East under Islamic rule. The libs in the media called Glenn “crazy” and a “conspiracy theorist”, but flash forward just a few years and no one can deny that the endgame of ISIS is an Islamic State sweeping the Middle East (and beyond)! Here’s what Glenn predicted when the Muslim Brotherhood was first coming to power and the so-called experts mocking him. WARNING: If it happened in 2011, it will more than likely happen again.

Rough Transcript Below:

GLENN: The reason why we are starting here today on the caliphate is not to hold ourself up, but to ask you this one question: Who is an honest broker of information and why do you watch the news? If you watch the news to figure out what happened today, then you are taking a passive role in what is happening in the world. What is happenin today has already happened. You can't affect it. However, if you watch the news, to try to figure out what is coming our way, so you can be prepared, then you should listen to the people who are giving you the information in advance, not those who are mocking and ridiculing those who are proposing different theories.

Did you notice something missing from the MSNBC clips? You didn't hear any of the hosts mocking any of their guests or correspondents for discussing this idea of a caliphate, which is quite a change of tone for them and the rest of the media, especially considering that when this came out, and any mention of the caliphate in 2011, this is what MSNBC and others in the business were saying about that crazy conspiracy theory?

VOICE: Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity across the street at the Fox news channel, seem to be having a hard time this week.

GLENN: Caliphate. Caliphate.

GLENN: Their plans for North America, we showed you in their own words, that their goals include the transformation of America into an Islamic State. The destruction of the Western World.

VOICE: We call this segment seriously for a reason.

VOICE: This is, I do not use the term lightly, loony toons.

VOICE: Who's behind the sudden overthrow of the Egyptian government? Now, a lot of people point to a generation of young tech savy Egyptians who want a better future for themselves and their children. Simple answer. And sure Occam's razor says the simplest answer is usually correct, but fortunately, Glenn Beck isn't allowed near razors.

GLENN: I'm saying a global caliphate is coming.

VOICE: Yesterday, when we were give you the latest news from Cairo and the White House, Beck was preaching the coming of the caliphate. That's right. Why is Beck selling this fear? Because he doesn't want to deal with the problem at hand.

VOICE: I also think the other thing that's so worrisome, is it its very hard to understand how you undo the disinformation, because you and I can talk about how it's patently ludicrous the caliphate is around the corner, but the people that are watching Fox don't trust you and me, and so it doesn't carry much water and they probably don't trust the "New York Times" or a million other sources that could sort of monsteriously debunk it. How you get outside that relationship, that is the really the hardest nut to crack.

VOICE: Can you imagine how stupid our debates are going to be about foreign policy in this country for the next few months after Fox spent the entire week of the Egypt revolution broadcasting these conspiracy theories?

GLENN: Now, you can't blame MSNBC. They are only being good little soldiers for the president.

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.

Watch the clip to hear Glenn tell the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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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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