Lose Yourself in Service to Others

Wednesday on radio, Glenn shifted his focus from the headlines to listeners and how their lives has changed since 2006. There's a climate of fear and division in the country, leaving many confused about what to do and where to focus their energy.

Jim from Virginia offered some stellar advise.

"What I've decided to do is just focus more on charitable giving and helping those that are struggling. And that's what I appreciate about your work through Mercury One. Years ago, you know, the church did most of that work, and the government has taken that away from us. But I like that through Mercury One, you're working with charitable organizations to go in and help people that are in need," Jim said.

Losing oneself in service usually has a dramatic impact, influencing a person's outlook by making a difference in other people's lives.

"How has that changed you, or how has that affected you?" Glenn asked.

"It's given me a closer walk with Christ, for one, because I feel like I'm doing His work. You know, when you go into these places where people have lost everything and you can give something back to them . . . the looks on their faces and how thankful they are for the work that we've done for them. Actually, they don't realize that it's kind of selfish on my part because I feel like I'm getting more out of it than they are," Jim said.

Glenn agreed.

"It is one thing that we seem to always forget, and that's what service gives back --- and it's gratitude," he said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Let's go to Jim in Virginia. Jim, how has your life changed since 2006?

CALLER: Well, I'm -- what I've decided to do is just focus more on charitable giving and helping those that are struggling. And that's what I appreciate about your work through Mercury One. Years ago, you know, the church did most of that work. And the government has taken that away from us. But I like that through Mercury One, you're working with charitable organizations to go in and help people that are in need and building back homes and doing things that you can to -- especially in disaster relief. And my family has gotten involved with a group -- a local group here that's a Christian-based disaster relief organization called God's Pit Crew, that goes around into these areas that have been devastated by disasters. And they worked helping restore and rebuild people's homes and churches. And just -- it's --

GLENN: How -- how has that changed you, or how has that affected you?

CALLER: Well, it's given me a closer walk with Christ, for one, because I feel like I'm doing his work. You know, when you go into these places where people have lost everything and you can give something back to them -- and, you know, the looks on their faces and how thankful they are for the work that we've done for them actually, they don't realize that it's kind of selfish on my part because I feel like I'm getting more out of it than they are.

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: Because I'm able to help them and give something back to them.

GLENN: Jim -- Jim, thank you very much. It is one thing that we seem to always forget, and that's what service gives back. And it's gratitude.

Grace, in Pennsylvania, how has your life changed since 2006?

CALLER: Well, I'm 26 years old. So I have gone to college, graduated, gotten a job, and gotten married. (chuckling)

GLENN: Wow. Congratulations.

CALLER: Thank you.

Yeah, I think the biggest thing that's helped change my life and bring perspective is that relationship with Christ, like the last caller was talking about. And I just want to say, you always talk -- it seems like you focus sometimes on the negative. And I just want to help you encourage you as well because there are a lot of good things going on in the world. And you have really been a family to a lot of us out here. Very conservative and very focused on my faith, and there aren't a lot of voices that I can go to and hear, talking about the politics and the faith, and just being a good person, being consistent. So thank you for that.

GLENN: You're welcome, Grace. Thank you. Inspiring to hear somebody that's 26 years old and listening and active and working hard. Thank you so much, Grace. Congratulations.

CALLER: Yeah, thank you.

GLENN: You bet. Buh-bye.

I will tell you that Mercury One started an intern program. And we could really use your help at Mercury One. That is something that is all reliant on you. And we would sure appreciate your donation at mercuryone.org. But we have -- we have started a -- a leadership program with David Barton. And the millennials that are coming through our door are truly remarkable. Truly, truly remarkable.

And we're going to continue to introduce you to them, all through the summer. And you'll want to help and be involved for the next generation. Mercuryone.org.

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.