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)

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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