Matthew McConaughey: The Voice of Reason and Decency in Hollywood?

In the middle of a recent interview for his new movie Gold, actor Matthew McConaughey did something nearly unheard of from Hollywood: He spoke common sense about Trump.

He's our president. And it's very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we've ever had. At the same time, it's time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years.

Alright, alright, alright. Finally, someone speaking common sense from Hollywood.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Let's go to the Matthew McConaughey audio. Do you still have that, Pat?

The Matthew McConaughey audio.

PAT: Get it in a minute.

GLENN: He was -- he was in the middle of an interview for a new movie that he's in. And if you don't have it, that's all right. We'll pick it up in a minute.

He was -- he started in on the situation we're in right now.

Did you guys take that as a slap in Hollywood's face, a slap on the back of Donald Trump, or did you just take that as, "Hey, I -- I think that maybe we should all as I remember down?"

Do you have it, Pat?

PAT: Yeah, I have it.

GLENN: Yeah, go ahead. Play it.

VOICE: Every single American actor or art-y type who comes over to London dumps on Trump. You all completely hate him.

Do you think it's time that maybe Hollywood and the culture elite of America gave this guy a break?

MATTHEW: Well, they don't have a choice now. He's our president. And it's very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we've ever had. At the same time, it's time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years.

So anyone -- even those who may strongly disagree with his principles or things he's said and done, which is another thing, we'll see what he does compared to what he had said -- no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it's time to think about how constructive can you be, because he's our president for the next four years, at least, president of the United States.

GLENN: Isn't that just common sense?

PAT: Yeah, I think so.

GLENN: You can even look at it and say, "Look, the guy wants a 1.1 -- or at least a 1 trillion-dollar stimulus package."

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Why would you be spitting on him when you know he punches back twice as hard, when you could get a lot of stuff done -- I'm not condoning this. This is not what I want. I don't want a $1.1 trillion stimulus package. But he does.

Why wouldn't you be embracing him, instead of marching in the streets? $1 trillion can make a lot of things happen.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Why wouldn't you on the left be going, "You know what, let's see where he's going?"

PAT: We could work with that.

GLENN: We could work with this.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Right. Think of this, this is a Republican president who proposed a 680 billion-dollar maternity leave and childhood program, okay?

And day one of his presidency, there is a Women's March against him for being, oh, so conservative.

GLENN: Isn't that amazing?

STU: Why wouldn't you instead -- and believe me, I'm glad they're not doing this because it might very well work. But if you were a liberal and wanted to actually get things done and get these big programs locked in for all eternity -- because when they come from Republicans, they will never go away -- you would be able to lock these things in forever, if you went to him and said, "You know what, we don't really like this immigration ban. But I don't even want to talk about that. Let's talk about your maternity leave program."

Because if you want to know the approach that's worked with Trump, as far as moving him to the left, it's not yelling at him and screaming at him. It's Ivanka and Jared Kushner's approach

GLENN: Nope.

Yes.

STU: They're both Democrats. I mean, she leans very left on social issues. And what have you seen? That proposal from point example one. Number two, all the executive orders that have come in and Trump has reversed. He didn't reverse the LGBTQIA ban --

GLENN: No.

STU: -- with executive order.

GLENN: He kept Obamacare.

STU: He codified it. So far, he has. But, I mean, we don't know what's going to happen with that when he's still --

GLENN: Well, he said yesterday that it would be at least a year before he'd get to that. The longer it drags out, the less that's coming out.

STU: But there's an approach that works with Trump, and it's working with him, as McConaughey is talking about.

There's actually ground to gain there for them. I hope they continue to protest them in the streets because I think it hardens Trump against those positions. So it's very good for us. So in a way, I really kind of hope they continue that.

GLENN: But it's really bad -- can I pick it up there? Because it's not very good for us. When I come back.

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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