Hear This Warning: The Future of the Conservative Movement Is in Jeopardy

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's radio monologue from August 29, 2016.

I want to talk to you --- not about the election. I'm going to ask you to take a longer view of what is happening.

I've been doing my homework for a couple of weeks on one particular aspect of what is going on in the country and around the world, and it is something that we have talked about off and on for the last two years. By the time I'm really diving into this, I expect that you and others will say to me the same thing people said when I started talking about Woodrow Wilson.

I said, "You have to understand Woodrow Wilson and the progressive movement."

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And people said to me, "Glenn, 'progressive' movement? I mean, 'liberals' --- it's the same thing!"

No, it's not.

"You need to understand the roots of progressivism," I said.

Nobody believed me for a long time, and now progressives are known as progressives, and this audience, at least, knows the roots of progressivism --- and that is wildly important.

But there's something that I think is as important as the caliphate was back then. If you remember, no one knew what a caliphate was, and everyone said that was fantasyland and dismissed it.

I will tell you that I am in the midst of doing research, and I will bring all of it together in the next month, I hope. I feel exactly the way I did about the coming caliphate, which is now a reality. I feel as strongly about this as I did in 2006 and 2007 about the coming market crash, which happened. I feel as strongly about this as I did about telling you about progressivism and the roots of it --- and I need you to hear this warning.

I'm going to introduce you to some people that you are going to say make no difference, but I am telling you, it is the future of the conservative movement if you don't know who these people are. Everyone will say, "They're unrelated. It doesn't matter." And I am warning you now: This is the direction of the country.

I'm going to teach you a lot about the history that I am learning right now and show you why what's happening is simply a repeat of the past.

Where are we right now?

We are in a place --- because of 9/11 and because the system has been corrupt for a very, very long time --- 9/11, we thought we were going to get into a war and we were going to win the war and then come home, right? We thought it would be pretty easy. And we'd win the war and we would come home and we would teach everyone a lesson. But that war now has gone on for 15 years.

We were kind of betrayed and began to ask, "what the hell is going on with the war?" This started back in 2003 and 2004, when we realized we're not fighting this thing to win.

What is happening?

We had already been weakened by political correctness. And then we started to question our parties, we started questioning our government. Then we started questioning our banks. Then we started questioning our justice system and our police officers, to the point where we have nothing left that we believe in.

People are hungry. They are frightened. They are unable to afford life. They don't feel like anybody is listening to them. They don't feel in control. They don't feel like they belong to anything. Most importantly, no one feels like anything makes sense anymore.

Would you agree with those statements so far?

Betrayal and lies in the media.

On top of that, we feel the media has betrayed us and the media is not telling us the truth. Now the media is starting to fractionalize even more. And now the right media is split in half, and both sides are saying, "We're telling you the truth."

Meanwhile, while that war is going on, the people, again, feel like they're being lied to. The people who were their friends. Many think that I have changed and somehow or another I have betrayed the movement. Other people who are in this audience think that others like Matt Drudge or Breitbart have changed and have betrayed the audience.

Basically, everyone in America feels that they have been lied to by someone who they recently trusted, after they lost faith in everything else. They feel like they've been lied to and betrayed by people who were only saying what they said for their own gain and their own power.

We don't believe in our own friends anymore. Even our families are breaking down. The traditional idea of marriage and what a family is, the traditional idea of what a man or woman even is has broken down. Would you agree with that?

Stay alert.

Many people are now in an apathetic state to where they have just checked out and said, "The world doesn't matter, nor do I. And so I'm not paying attention."

Then on top of it, we have forces in the country that are mocking absolutely everything, and there is anger and rage at the system.

We have entered the world of the destruction of the politician. Now the destruction of the parties. The destruction of both parties and the politicians. And now we are entering the destruction of the entire system.

Looking ahead.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to lay out for you why we're repeating history --- the history leading up to World War I, which in turn, leads to World War II. I ask that you listen and share this with your friends and family.

It's not about politics. It's about the future of America and the world.

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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


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.