Vladimir Putin goes AWOL, returns with massive military exercise, nuke talk

Where has Vladimir Putin been for the past 11 days? Was he attending the birth of a secret love child? Was he sick? Was there a coup? No one in Russia is talking - but Putin’s now gearing Russia up for war. Most Americans haven’t heard about ‘Operation: Atlantic Resolve’, which has put troops in a line between Russia and Europe. Now Russia is bringing up nuclear weapons and organizing a massive military exercise. What is going on?

Here's some background:

"I have had a serious feeling and prompting that we need to educate you on the armies of Armageddon, which is ISIS/ISIL. That's what they believe they are. The army of Armageddon. And they are targeting the armies of Rome. This ties directly in to Russia," Glenn explained on radio today.

"Putin has stated that he is reestablishing the third Roman Empire. [Russia is] becoming the armies of Rome. They're going into the Crimea, which they have taken, and they're taking that and reestablishing that as the head of the Roman Empire, the spiritual head of Christianity. Putin has said that Christianity is lost and they are the defenders of the faith. This is why they're going after the homosexuals in Russia. This is why they're becoming more fascistic and religious fascistic. They are setting themselves up to be the ones who the world turns who when ISIS...starts to attack," Glenn said.

So what did America just do in Europe?

The United States has joined NATO in Operation: Atlantic Resolve, something many Americans have never heard of.

CNN explains, "The U.S. Army says it will soon be sending armored Stryker vehicles on a 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity to allies in the wake of recent Russian actions in the Ukraine and Crimea that have Eastern Europe on edge."

"Most Americans don't understand that we have done something called Operation Atlantic Resolve. Atlantic Resolve has solidified our treaty with NATO. And we have now dropped all kind of arms and men into the old former Soviet Union, into all those Baltic states, and we have literally drawn a line between Russia and Europe. And we have troops now in align across Europe. And it's Operation: Atlantic Resolve. And basically it is us saying, Russia, you're contained. You are not to go any further," Glenn said.

What was Russia's response and where was Putin over the past 11 days?

Over the weekend, Russia released an interview with Putin saying they were prepared to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Glenn believes the interview was a response to Operation: Atlantic Resolve, but Putin himself had been out of the picture for 11 days. So who authorized the release of that video and where was Putin?

"This last week was his perceived response, but he was gone," Glenn said. "So who authorized that? Now, you could say that there's speculation, and this is what I speculated but I didn't realize he was gone for 11 days -- you could say that he was gone because his girlfriend is having a love child. So maybe he was out having a love child. But he's not a sentimental guy. There's no way he went out and disappeared for 11 solid days without any trace of him for a love child."

"In Russia they were speculating there was a coup and this was the worst possible scenario, because they just killed the guy [America] would like. I don't think Putin was behind this. They just killed the guy who was said, 'hey, we can't do this to the Crimea. We shouldn't be going into the Ukraine.' They killed in a guy and sent a very strong message."

"Then two weeks later, Putin disappears. Before he disappears one of the hard-liners says to the press that Putin better watch himself and better straighten up. This is the guy who's saying we need to reform the Soviet Union. We need to push back through. He's a very big fascist. He is in charge of the military. He's a bad guy. And he said he better watch himself or he's going to end up like Nicholas the Czar. Well, we all know what happened to Nicholas. Nicholas and his family was killed. Then a week later, Putin disappeared for 11 days? Then somebody says, hey, let's release this old tape of Putin and couch it in the terms of Operation: Atlantic Resolve, that we'll use nukes."

"Then [Putin] comes back a new man, totally refreshed and saying, we are going in and in fact we're going to do a massive military exercise to show NATO we're not afraid of you. Something happened in those 11 days. I don't know what. But something happened in those 11 days."

What now?

"So I want you to pay attention that Russia is on war footing now," Glenn said. "Everything that we worried about on 'The Root: Red Storm Rising' you can watch it now, just download it or stream it now from TheBlaze.com. But watch that, because we laid some of this stuff out about a month and a half, two months ago. And these were the things we were warning about."

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.