Understanding This Upside Down Urinal Is Critical

World War I was billed as the war to end all wars, a war that would be over quickly. In the first bloody month, more than one million soldiers were killed. Many people began to lose faith in the system, feeling misled and that everything was meaningless. Born from that was the Dada movement.

Dada or Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. It embraced elements of art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and politics. Dada was not so much a style of art like Cubism or Fauvism, but a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto. The movement began notably in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich, Switzerland, spreading to Berlin and across Europe shortly thereafter.

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The name "Dada" was chosen deliberately because it had different meanings in different countries --- rocking horse, shampoo, wet nurse, yes, tail of a sacred cow --- effectively making it meaningless. The first major piece of art from the movement that gained international attention was Fountain, a 1917 work produced by Marcel Duchamp. Fountain was a urinal turned upside down.

"They took ordinary objects, and they said, 'That's art.' It was the destruction of art. It was the destruction of everything. It wasn't the beginning of art. It was the end. And it was an informal international movement that spread from Europe, all across North America," Glenn said Monday on The Glenn Beck Program.

The artist, writers and intellectuals of Dadaism believed that reason and logic were a part of the bourgeoisie capitalist society that led people into war.

"I want to read a quote. See if this sounds familiar," Glenn said.

We have lost confidence in our culture. Everything has to be demolished. We will begin again after the tabula rasa -- which means clean slate. At the cabaret Voltaire, which was in Switzerland, we began by shocking common sense, political opinion, education, institutions, museum, good taste. In short order, the entire prevailing order.

"They believed that they had to destroy society and wipe the slate clean and then things could begin again. And then things would make sense. But everything had to be destroyed. The "tabula rasa," which is clean slate. They had to clean everything up.

The culture became nihilistic, where everything had to be destroyed, discredited. In Germany, that chaos led to the Nazis and the Weimar Republic to restore order.

"If you go and look at the Dadaist movement, you're going to be taken to all the art. But it is the philosophy behind the art that is the important part. When you understand the philosophy was to degrade and destroy and make everything disgusting, then you'll be able to understand it," Glenn said.

You'll also see how it directly mirrors much of what is happening in society today. One of the communist plans for America was to destroy art, make it obscene and ugly.

"It's one of the 46 or 48 goals," Co-host Pat Gray said.

"Yeah, of the Communist Party in America. It is from the Dada movement," Glenn said. "And the savior of traditions in Germany against the Dada movement came from --- Adolf Hitler."

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Featured Image: A gallery assistant views 'Fountain Marcel Duchamp' at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on December 14, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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