The World Is Upside Down: Hillary Embraces American Exceptionalism; Trump Rebukes It

Is America exceptional or not? Which position would you take? And what does American exceptionalism even mean?

"Listen to this from Hillary Clinton after eight years of an apology tour. Listen to what Hillary Clinton actually had the guts to say," Glenn said Friday on his radio program.

HILLARY: He said very clearly that he thinks American exceptionalism is insulting to the rest of the world. In fact, when Vladimir Putin, of all people, criticized American exceptionalism, my opponent agreed with him, saying, and I quote, if you're in Russia, you don't want to hear that America is exceptional.

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"She's known to be a liar. There's no way that that actually happened, and I cannot believe that the Democrat is taking the American exceptionalism position. Here's what Donald Trump actually said," Glenn said.

DONALD: I don't like the term, I'll be honest with you. And people are going to say, "Oh, he's not patriotic." Look, if I'm a Russian or if I'm a German or if I'm a person we do business with, why -- you know, I don't think it's a very nice term. "We're exceptional; you're not." First of all, Germany is eating our lunch. So they'd say, "Why are you exceptional? We're doing a lot better than you." I never liked the term. And perhaps that's because I don't have a very big ego and I don't need terms like that.

"All that's progressive think," Co-host Pat Gray said. "Because you're saying something about yourself, and you're not saying something about the idea of America."

The term "American exceptionalism" came about in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It had nothing to do with American people being better than any other people. It had to do with the idea and concept of America because it allowed exceptionalism.

"People would come here with nothing, and they would change the world. They would gain everything," Glenn said.

"Because of the opportunity we provided them," Pat added.

"It's the laws that we had, the Constitution. The stability of the Constitution has made us exceptional, not the people. What the people are able to do because of the Constitution," Glenn said.

That's why conservatives were so offended when Obama went on his so-called apology tour, saying America was no more exceptional than any other country when he addressed graduates at West Point.

OBAMA: I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.

"Conservatives could not get their arms around the idea that a president would say I don't believe in American exceptionalism. It was a first," Glenn said.

And now Hillary Clinton, who was part of Obama's administration for eight years, tries taking the high ground and tout American exceptionalism.

"Let me ask you this -- the theory -- and I've heard this from several people and some conservative icons, that conservatives are better off with Donald Trump because he's able to take us where we all should be anyway," Glenn said.

"Like to show us we're not exceptional," Pat scoffed.

"This is progressive thinking entirely. And this case was made after the amnesty thing: Look, only Donald Trump could take conservatives to a point to where they are just going to, you know, have amnesty. And everybody else couldn't get that done. But he has done it in a way where now finally we're on the right path for amnesty," Glenn said.

Evidently, we were just too stupid to figure it out before.

"So, did you actually believe in American exceptionalism in the past, or were you only mad at Barack Obama because he said it as a Democrat?" Glenn asked.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

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Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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