Obama calls harvesting of organs in Africa ‘craziness’ and 'cruel' - so why support Planned Parenthood?

On radio Thursday, Glenn played audio of a Q&A session with President Obama and young African leaders that was practically dripping with irony.

In response to a Kenyan woman's plea to bring attention to the ritualistic killing and harvesting of body parts of people with albinism in Africa, the president decried the practice, calling it a "foolish tradition," "craziness" and "cruel."

Glenn couldn't help but wonder how harvesting body parts of aborted babies was any different.

Watch the following video for Glenn's reaction or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript, it may contain errors.

GLENN: With the conversation that's happening in America, the conversation that the president has been silent about when it comes to Planned Parenthood and the fact that they are positioning women coming into -- for an abortion, they're positioning them in a way with ultrasound to make sure that they can cut the baby up, without cutting the wrong organs that they have already presold. Sick.

Here's the president in Africa. Listen to this.

VOICE: As you may know, Mr. President, persons in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise this issue with the heads of states from African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Did you hear what the question was? The question was, Mr. President, can you please address with some of the leaders here in Africa, because we have a -- we have rituals that are done here where babies are taken, killed, and their body parts are harvested for ritual purposes.

Here's his response.

OBAMA: And folkways that need to be respected. That's part of who, you know, each culture is; each country is. But there's also just foolish traditions. And old ways of doing business.

PAT: So the ritualistic harvesting body parts is foolish.

GLENN: Is foolish.

PAT: It's a silly old tradition. We don't need that.

GLENN: Now, if you were doing that for research.

PAT: That's perfectly legitimate.

GLENN: Right. This is not wrong. It's foolish. You have more?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That was it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because he did go on. And he did go on to say that the harvesting of body parts needs to stop.

PAT: But not here in America. Not here by Planned Parenthood.

GLENN: Just in -- just in Africa.

PAT: Now, he should have asked the questioner, well, are they also doing mammograms? I mean, sure, they're harvesting body parts for ritualistic purposes. But do they also do mammograms?

GLENN: Yes. Also, I don't want to stop them if they're doing any kind of health care services for women.

PAT: Right. Do they provide contraceptives?

GLENN: Yes. If they provide contraception, then you can harvest all you want.

PAT: Then it's okay. Then we're sending you $500 billion a year to continue to fund that.

STU: Do they donate to the Democrat National Committee?

GLENN: Yeah. I'm not really sure. But if they do --

STU: If they do that, then...

GLENN: They might be foolish, but I'm not going to look into it.

STU: No. Not at all. They won't even watch the videos. If they're doing something illegal, they wouldn't even watch the videos to see if it's illegal.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: Other than that, they're on top of it.

GLENN: I haven't seen anything about harvesting. What? Harvesting?

PAT: I don't know if she had in clue as to what's going on with the Planned Parenthood thing. I don't know if she's making that connection. But amazing coincidence, if not.

STU: I don't think so. It seems like she's concerned with issues going on in Africa.

PAT: And then it happens to coincidence with this Planned Parenthood stuff. I mean, his answer is not even that strong for harvesting body parts ritualistically.

GLENN: No, it is. I posted this up on Facebook.

PAT: It's a foolish tradition?

GLENN: Yeah. No. As my head was about to explode, I posted this on Facebook. You won't believe this. It reads like the Onion. I don't have any words for the lack of self-awareness for our president. Here it is.

He told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs for humans that are killed as part of African ritual was, quote, craziness and a cruel tradition that needs to stop.

He warned of dehumanizing margin groups of humans and the problems that arise when, quote, you are not able to see someone else as a human being.

People are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise these issues with the state of African countries and bring these atrocities to an end. That is what the reporter said.

He decried the practice and encouraged the people to do everything they can in their power on behalf of all vulnerable humans.

Young people, you can lead the way and set a good example. But it requires some courage because of old thinking. People will push back at you. And if you don't have convictions and courage to be able to stand up for what you think is right, then cruelty will perpetuate itself. If there's one thing I want all leaders to come out with, it's this notion of, if you're strong by taking care of people who are vulnerable, if you look the after the minority, look after the disabled, look after all the vulnerable, you will be strong. You are not strong by putting people down. You're strong by lifting them up. That's the measure of a leader.

I couldn't take it. There's no self-awareness in this man.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Zero self-awareness. He's literally talking about the harvesting of organs in the most vulnerable. He's talking about -- there's trouble when you stop seeing people as humans with a right to disagree. Oh, my God.

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


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.