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."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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)

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

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Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

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