Glenn: Trump a 'bully,' 'unpresidential' and a 'part of the problem'

Trump supporters claim to be finished with politicians and want someone who speaks the brutal, politically incorrect truth. But anyone fed up with the broken system in Washington needs to take a long look at some of the comments coming from The Donald at last night’s debate. He admitted to giving money to politicians in exchange for favors - including Hillary Clinton! Even worse, he was proud of it. Can someone who takes advantage of the broken system really do anything to change it?

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In the adult table, the big loser was Donald Trump. And while he continued to say things in a way that Americans will connect with, I think he showed himself as a bully. As very unpresidential. As somebody who could not back up his big words with actual facts. More importantly, he demonstrated that he is actually part of the problem.

When he was asked about immigration and he was asked about, why isn't this happening? Can you tell us about Mexico? What he said was, because our politicians are stupid.

That's not true. Our politicians are not stupid. Some of them are. They're corrupt. They are bought off by big business, big donors, and they don't listen to the people because they want the cash, they want the power. They want the position. And Donald Trump in a most amazing paragraph I've ever heard any presidential candidate say, identified himself as the problem. But he's so lacking self-awareness, that it didn't connect with him. But I do believe it connected with the American people. Listen to this.

VOICE: Fifteen years ago you called yourself a liberal on health care. You were for a single-payer system, a Canadian-style system. Why were you for that then, and why aren't you for it now?

DONALD: First of all, I'd like to just go back to one -- in July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq because it was going to destabilize the Middle East. And I'm the only one on this stage that knew that and had the vision to say it, and that's exactly what happened.

VOICE: But on Obamacare.

DONALD: The Middle East became totally destabilized, so I just wanted to say.

GLENN: Rand Paul was against it.

DONALD: As far as single-payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. It could have worked in a different age, which is the age you're talking about here. What I'd like to see is a private system without the artificial lines around every state. I have a big company with thousands and thousands of employees, and if I'm negotiating in New York or in New Jersey or in California, I have like one bidder. No one can bid. You know why? Because the insurance companies are making a fortune because they have control of the politicians. Of course, with the exception of the politicians on this stage. But they have total control of the politicians. They're making a fortune. Get rid of the artificial lines, and you will have yourself great plans. And then we have to take care of the people that can't take care of themselves. And I will do that through a different system.

RAND: News flash, the Republican Party has been fighting against a single-payer system for a decade. So I think you're on the wrong side of this, if you're still arguing for a single-payer system.

DONALD: I'm not -- I'm not -- I don't think you heard me. You're having a hard time tonight.

(laughing)

VOICE: Mr. Trump, it's not just your past support for single-payer health care. You've also supported a host of other liberal policies. You've also donated to several Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton, included. Nancy Pelosi.

GLENN: This is it. Listen to this.

VOICE: Explaining those donations, saying you did that to get business-related favors. And you said recently, quote, when you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.

DONALD: You better believe it.

JEFFY: You better believe it.

DONALD: If I ask them, if I need them -- you know, most of the people on this stage, I've given to, just so you understand, a lot of money.

(laughter)

RAND: Not me.

(laughter)

VOICE: Not me.

VOICE: But you're welcome to give me a check, Donald, if you would like.

DONALD: Many of them. But I have --

VOICE: Donald if you end your campaign, I hope you will give to me.

DONALD: Good. Sounds good. Sounds good to me, Governor.

I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people. Before this, before -- two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And, you know what, when I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. That's a broken system.

VOICE: So what did you get from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi?

DONALD: Well, I'll tell you what, with Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding.

PAT: What?

DONALD: You know why? She had no choice because I gave. I gave to a foundation that frankly that foundation is supposed to do good. I didn't know her money would be used on private jets going all over the world. It was.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. He has proven himself as being part of the problem. Up until two months ago, well, do you have any principles? He talked later about his bankruptcy. And in his bankruptcy, he said, yes, I used the system. I used the system. Well, we're looking for somebody who says, I know this is the system. But I'm not doing it. Because this is wrong. I care about my country more than I care about my success. And if anybody believes that this man gave, you know, half a million dollars or whatever he gave to the Clinton Foundation, if you think he did that so he could have the Clintons come at his wedding, there's two problems. One, he is fiscally irresponsible. Two, he's so friend-less he has to buy his friends. That doesn't make any sense at all.

We do not want somebody who buys their way into the system. And he's proud of it. He is proud of it.

The big loser last night was Donald Trump. Clearly the big loser.

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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.