For the First Time, I Understand What the Scriptures Mean About Scales on Their Eyes

Michael Blouin wrote in and said this:

How can one man so dedicated to American history and the preservation of our principles be so wrong about the presidential campaign and Trump, to where he will endorse the socialist Democrat Hillary Clinton by his actions against Trump?

First of all, he was speaking about me and I think he's wildly mistaken.

So I wrote back:

May I say, Michael, perhaps I believe as Washington did, that to receive the "protection of Divine Providence" we must be a righteous nation and a righteous people.

Perhaps I do know more than just American history, and I have studied revolutions all over the world, South America and Europe, and how they begin and end. And I've done it for the last ten years.

Perhaps I have studied not only Marxism and social democrats, but also progressives, Fabian socialists, populists and nationalists from the last 150 years and know all the warning signs. And I know how ALL of those movements ended.

Perhaps I went down to the border because it was the best way to exhibit love. To feed and clothe the poor and poor in spirit WHILE DEMANDING that we secure our own borders and send these children back home.

Or perhaps you are right. The guy you listened to for the last ten years, who has proven himself to you time and time again as a man who believes deeply in the country, in God, perhaps that guy has suddenly changed. And the guy who held all of the opposite opinions from you, until recently and still holds socialist opinions on health care, banking and bailouts, is telling you the truth.

I understand what the scriptures mean about scales on their eyes for the first time in my life. 

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN:  Michael Blouin wrote in.  He said, "How can one man -- me -- so dedicated to American history and the preservation of our principles be so wrong about the presidential campaign and Trump, to where he will endorse the socialist Democrat Hillary Clinton by his actions against Trump?"

First of all, I think you're wildly mistaken.

So I wrote back:  May I say, Michael, perhaps -- perhaps I do believe, as Washington did, that to receive the protection of Divine Providence, we must be a righteous nation and a righteous people.  Perhaps I do know more than just American history.  And I have studied revolutions all over the world, South America and Europe, and how they begin and end.  And I've done it for the last ten years.

Perhaps I've studied not only Marxism and social democrats, but also progressives, Fabian socialists, populists, and nationalists from the last 150 years.  And I know all the warning signs.  And I know how all of those movements ended.

Perhaps I went down to the border because it was the best way to exhibit love, to feed and clothe the poor in spirit, while demanding that we secure our own border and send our children back home.  Or perhaps you're right, the guy you've listened to who has proven himself to you time and time again as a man who believes deeply in the country, in God, perhaps that guy, for the last ten years, has suddenly changed.  And the guy who held all of the opposite opinions from you, until recently and still holds socialist opinions on health care, banking, and bailouts, is telling you the truth.

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GLENN:  So glad that you've -- so glad that you've tuned in today.

I -- I -- you know, that -- that Facebook post that I read a minute ago really shows me -- this morning, I got up, and I thought, "I understand scales from the eyes."  I really do now.  Because it's not people who I've always disagreed with.  You know, we felt scales were on the eyes, but we didn't -- they weren't -- that wasn't our circle.  I don't run around in the Democratic socialist circles.  I don't run around with people in Occupy Wall Street.  So I don't relate to them the same way.  You know what I mean?  We don't relate to the Barack Obama supporter in the same way that I can relate to a Trump supporter.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  Because I feel like, "We're brothers, dude.  We've been in this constitutional thing from the beginning with each other."

STU:  Many of the same battles, you were on the same side.

GLENN:  Right.  Correct.  Correct.  And so I've wondered -- I've seen now the scales on the eyes.  And I didn't realize it until that particular email.  And because that particular email -- he wasn't being mean.  What he was saying was, "How can a guy, who I've listened to for so long, who I know loves American history, who wants to preserve the nation, how he can now support a Democratic socialist, Hillary Clinton?"

STU:  Which you're not.

GLENN:  Right.  Which I'm not.  But that goes to the scales.  Because that doesn't even make sense.

Now, if you've just started listening to me, you've never listened to me, maybe you can accept that.  But if you've listened to me for ten or 15 years, something in you has got to say, "Something's not right."  

Now, you could jump to, "Glenn Beck has been paid off by George Soros."  And some have.  "Glenn Beck is a closet globalist and has been paid off by the Clinton Foundation or Soros."  But you would have to justify, how did I do a week of the puppet master on Fox News?  How could I be the guy who rang the bell about George Soros louder than anyone else --

STU:  Or, someone who, as they click post on whatever they're sending on you Facebook, has available at GlennBeck.com/serials, an entire week about progressive donors, an entire week about Hillary Clinton's scandals, an entire week of the progressive approach to not only health care and education --

GLENN:  Right.

STU:  I mean, it's just a non-stop --

GLENN:  Right.

STU:  We've been doing this for so long.  There's so much evidence.  Even right now you're fighting against what Hillary Clinton wants.

GLENN:  Yeah.  So it doesn't make sense.  So, again, reason has stopped.  

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  But the reason why I say the scales are so intense is, you've taken someone who you've trusted -- and I've thoughts said, "I don't want your trust.  I don't ask for your trust.  I don't ask for it."  I want to earn your trust.  And you judge me by the fruits of my labor.  You judge me by what I produce and what I've done over a long period of time.  Everybody is going to make mistakes.  But over a long period of time, over the last 15 years, I would hope that I have earned your trust.  Maybe I haven't.

But for those who felt that I have, you have to ask certain questions.  And I'm willing to answer any of them.

"Glenn, how could you -- okay.  Perhaps it's because there are many things that I believe that I shall never say, many things that I believe, not know.  Many things that I believe that I shall never say.  But I shall never say the things that I do not believe.

So perhaps there are things that I believe, but can't prove.  There are things that I believe, but could be wrong.  That I'm not going to say because I don't know how things work out.

But I have done my study enough to know what things look like and what warning signs are.  And I have done my homework.  And because of the -- everything that George Washington warned us about, that these two parties would come at odds with each other -- I mean, he lays it out so clearly.  And that there would start doing injury to one another, and they would injure each other so badly that it would become a cry for vengeance on the other party and that reason would be lost.  And then at the end of the two-party system, someone would rise up from outside of the two-party system.  And he would come and join one party because he could see it would empower him.  And he would say, "I'm going to finish them off, and I'll be your defender."  And that would be the end.

That's George Washington.  Now, perhaps I believe that.  But the scales are there.  So the question is:  How do we -- how do we go and get around those scales?  Because it's happening in all of society.

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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

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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.