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I just had a surreal day.

Films and TV shows are made here. Prison Break and Walker: Texas Ranger to name two.

Dinesh D'Sousa is filming his new movie on one of our stages and we have a film called The Revolutionary in production.

revolutionary Crews scout set locations for the film 'The Revolutionary' on horseback.

Over the last 60 days I have spent two intense hours with many of the GOP candidates. I have really gotten to know and respect Carson, Cruz, Rubio, Walker, Jindal, Santorum, Paul and Fiorina.

21804320441_e1a446d014_k Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina sits down for a one on one interview with Glenn.

I think the interviews with each have been some of the most informative interviews on who these people really are, not just their policies.

I have had many opportunities to do some pretty cool things, like two weeks ago someone asked if they could rent my Oval Office for a major film shoot and we are rebuilding it for them, and then today the Ted Cruz people were filming a doc on stage two. (We film many things on this stage. From episodes of "Dallas" and "GameStop" to national TV commercials.)

When I arrived to work today, I asked if I could see what they had planned. They allowed me to help set the shots and work with the crew. It was a crew that shot all of the mini docs for the Olympics. It was cool to be around such pros.

Pretty soon ADL came in and before we knew it, we were helping out on a pretty major piece for a guy who could be the next president! This is what I love about my staff. Some of them wouldn't vote for a Republican, but we all want to make these guys look their best and who they really are!

22308643178_7b3f4e0a83_o Presidential candidate Ted Cruz sits down for a one on one interview with Glenn.

It is a nice thing when you trust that the American people will figure it out. You never have to slight someone or film one in good light or the other in bad, like so many on the left do. (See Newsweek and the famous John McCain photo.)

It was about his faith and most of it was with his father. What a powerful story. Many in the audience were crying. The amazing thing is how closely it matches in exact reverse Barack Obama's story.

Every presidential candidate that has come by, I have offered our studios to and offered my help as there are so many in my company that believe that one of these guys could be the one that saves the Western way of life. There are many that we all (Mercury) would volunteer for. We need a good candidate.

We are so blessed. We have many really good candidates to chose from. Never in my life has there been a better field.

I said to one of the candidates before the debate last week, "please don't attack each other."

22483135862_49b4de45ef_k Presidential candidate Rand Paul sits down for a one on one interview with Glenn.

I wish we could get to a point to where they would all say, if I didn't win, I will help this guy win. I think the field is split in two. Establishment progressive Republicans and Constitutional conservatives.

You know that Kasich and Lindsay Graham would support Jeb. And Ted, Carson, Paul, Jindal and Santorum could support each other. Wouldn't it be nice if they would all move more as a block and explain the difference in choice with out tearing each other apart?

BTW, I also had a few minutes to speak with Ted about his memory thing. It is so cool. More on Monday.

Also, I think Marco Rubio is with me later this week for a couple of hours. I am very excited.

Who will be the first to speak about the immorality of capitalism as we are living it?

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Posted by Glenn Beck on Friday, October 30, 2015

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.