There Are No More Exits, So What Now?

Yesterday at this time, I was driving my tractor, cutting the alfalfa. There's nothing like it. It’s like fly fishing, if you've ever done that, or painting. It really doesn't take a lot of brain power, but it takes an awful a lot of attention. You’re thinking constantly, “Is the line straight?” (At least, I am.) “Oh, good God, here am I, coming up to a corner again.”

It gives you a time to be quiet and distill.

I spent my vacation up on our ranch, on our farm, and I painted. I didn't pay attention to the news at all. I've never done this on vacation. I didn't write or answer any emails. I didn't look at the news. That's so rare for me. I just wanted things to be quiet and to distill.

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Yesterday, while I was cutting the alfalfa, a farmer friend of mine came walking out in the field. I had been looking forward to talking to him because I believe, as Thomas Jefferson used to say, I trust a man whose hands are in the soil and in the earth. There's something that roots him.

He climbed up into the tractor and closed the door, and I pushed the throttle up, released the clutch, and said, "I'm a little lost." He said, "You're not alone, Glenn. I've talked to four people just recently." He said they kind of had a meeting of the minds. One of these guys is a former big wig at the CIA, another one is a federal judge, and another one is just a spiritual giant --- but they're all friends, they all grew up on farms, they all still know what's real. He said, "We got together. We spent the day together, and we just talked, and we all agreed that the nation is in trouble. We all agreed that Hillary Clinton is just a nightmare."

"Who are you guys going to vote for?" I asked.

Let me take you back a week before when I was in Los Angeles. I spoke to a man while I was there who's a big Democrat, been a big Democrat, everybody I spoke to in Los Angeles was big Democrat and voted Democrat their whole life.

One in particular struck me, because he was incredibly honest. He looked me straight in the eye and said, "The Clintons are the most corrupt people I have ever seen. They are corrupt to the core. Their foundation is crooked. Their only desire is to enrich themselves and to grow global power for them and their family." It took my breath away, but then he followed it with, "But Trump." I laughed, because I've heard exactly that same conversation, except in reverse.

I'm in the tractor. My friend tells me of his mini council of four friends, and he went into it confident that his smart, ethical brain trust would come together and develop a plan. Instead, they argued with each other, passionately, but still with respect.

Two were on the #NeverTrump bandwagon, and two were #NeverHillary. None of them liked Trump. All of them really despised Hillary, agreed that she would be an absolute disaster. Mainly, everything was based on the courts.

When he left the tractor, Raphe climbed in. He sat on my lap and steered. He watched the front tire; I watched the back.

I settled on two things: FDR said this back in the 1940s. Ronald Reagan said it. John F. Kennedy said it. Clinton said the same thing. There's going to come a time --- and they even put a date on it; they said it was around 2016 and they were talking about social security --- there's going to come a time if we don't pay attention to these things now, we will have no good options left. Every option we have will be bad.

It's what I've been saying, that we're passing all the exits, and there's a bridge out, there's no place to go. There are no more exits. Do you stop and climb down off the bridge and possibly fall to your death? Or do you just gun it and just go off the bridge?

There will come a time when all of the choices we have to make will be bad, and each choice will be unacceptable. Clinton? Unacceptable. Trump? To me, unacceptable. Third party? To me, unacceptable. Because of the consequences of each action.

We were taught when I was a kid, we don't talk about religion, and we don't talk about politics. Boy, was that a mistake. Only because I think they were turned upside down. We were taught that talking politics will make us enemies. And recently, it has. But for a long time, it just was a way to get us to all shut up. When we had common principles, where we could have solved some arguments because we had common principles, we didn't talk. And we lost the common principles. And now, when we argue, we don't have those common principles to bring us back together --- so we never come back.

This may be the one time we should heed this advice: Don't talk politics. At least to clarify, talk politics, push each other, really understand the other side. Empathize when the other side isn't happy with their decision either. Everybody has a gun to their head and everybody doesn't like the choice that they're making, with few exceptions. Only a few people feel good about their choice for this decision. And mainly, this time almost everybody is voting against someone or multiple someones. That's never good, but the bridge is out.

What are we voting for? Can we stay bound by facts and reason and yet say, "Okay, there is no right answer? "

There are people I really respect, but disagree with --- and they disagree with me. But this election, I think, I can't tell you I see the answer. And I don't think you can really tell me, if you're humble enough, that you really see the answer either. Everybody is saying, “Yes, but we can hope that he or she will do this.” Yes, but well, that's different than knowing from record. And what we do know about record of both of them is abysmal.

Yes, I can hope that he's going to do X, Y, and Z. But I also fear that he may do W and M and P. And the same with Hillary.

So nobody can come to me and say, "Look, Glenn, here are the facts." Why do we accept that one side is telling us a lie on everything and the other side --- our side --- is completely honest? They're politicians. “No, they're not. He's not a political…” Okay, he's a corrupt businessman. We have to recognize at this point nobody really knows what the right thing to do is. Because of that, we're no longer in charge.

I don't believe that the Lord will save us, because a good parent never saves his children from the consequence that they knew was coming, but they refused to listen. They just said, "I'll do it my way. It doesn't matter. I want this." He's not going to save us from consequences, because that's a bad helicopter parent, and the one thing he isn't is a helicopter parent.

We made this mess. This is of our own choosing. FDR began to warn us in the present day, but George Washington said it in his farewell address. He laid this decision out in front of us and said, "If you don't listen to me now, you're going to face this decision." We have to pay --- faithfully, humbly and without guile --- the consequence, knowing that man is not just, especially right now.

Where is the justice? There is no justice. Man is not just, but God certainly is. So don't look to me or anybody else for an answer. Because I, for one, can't give you one.

I was quiet for a week because I was begging for an answer to help me make sense of this: “Give me something to say to people.” Here it is: I got nothing of value to say.

You have to find it inside of yourself. You have to find out what is right, based on eternal principles and eternal ethics that we all claim to uphold, then choose your own course and pursue it with malice toward none.

Because I believe we all are truly trying to do the right thing.

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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.