CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 16th

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 171,105 (up from 136,388 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 6,531 (up from 4,995 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 77,783 (up from 70,437 Friday)
  • 158 Countries have confirmed cases (up from 129 Friday) 4 more have suspected cases
  • 7% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization), down from 9% Friday and down from 19% just 3 weeks ago
  • US has 3,802 Confirmed Cases and 69 Deaths, up from 1,762 cases and 41 deaths Friday
  • In the US, only West Virginia does not have at least 1 Active Case

Sign of Things to Come?: Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan Runs Out of $100 Bills https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/14/a-bank-in-midtown-is-cleaned-out-of-100-bills/
  • So many people sought huge sums that the bank branch, at 52nd Street and Park Avenue, temporarily ran out of $100 bills to fulfill large withdrawals, according to three people familiar with the branch's operations.
  • The shortage hit after a rash of requests for as much as $50,000, said two people who witnessed the rush. , some waiting for over an hour to close out accounts.
  • ATMs stayed full, routine transactions weren't affected, according to the Bank manager.
  • By Friday afternoon, a fresh supply of big bills had arrived from the New York Federal Reserve, and no customers were turned away without cash in hand.
Italian Journalists & Doctors Urge US/UK to "Shut Down" to Avoid Italy's Fate https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8112777/Italian-urges-UK-lockdown-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.html https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-cautionary-tale-italy-dont-do-what-we-did/?utm_source=digg
  • Italian journalist Mattia Ferraresi has urged the US & UK to lockdown now amid the pandemic via an Op Ed in the Boston Globe.
  • He calls mass quarantine an 'exercise in humility' as Covid-19 cases pass 24,000 in Italy.
  • Top Italian Doctor Giuseppe Natalini also called Italy's crisis 'catastrophic, unimaginable'
  • "Our country has universal healthcare, so patients aren't turned away from hospitals here. But in a matter of days, the system was being felled by a virus that I, and many other Italians, had failed to take seriously", he said.
  • 'It didn't have to come to this. We, of course, couldn't stop the emergence of a previously unknown and deadly virus, but we could have mitigated the situation we are now in, in which people who could have been saved are dying. I, and too many others, could have taken a simple yet morally needed action: We could have stayed home."
Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health Endorses 14-Day National Shutdown for US https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/anthony-fauci-urges-coronavirus-national-shutdown/
  • Dr. Antony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urged Americans to shut down more aggressively as the COVID-19 spreads.
  • On MSNBC's "Meet the Press" Mr. Fauci endorsed a 14-day "national shutdown" to help slow down the virus. He explained that he has brought it up with the administration, which is generally open to his ideas.
  • "I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing," he said.
  • Making the TV rounds over the weekend, On ABC's "This Week" the doctor explained that lockdowns helped China and South Korea fight the rapid spread of the disease in their countries. China, he said, has reached its peak and is starting to see the number of cases drop, whereas South Korea has flatlined.
  • However, he warned that while its hard to predict exactly how long the virus will be a threat, "The U.S. should prepare for this to last for several weeks or a few months," he said.
Los Angeles Joins New York, Chicago & Seattle Closing all Bars, Nightclubs & Restaurants https://www.facebook.com/MayorOfLA/videos/239667167195511/
  • The announcement was made via Facebook Livestream.
  • "To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, I'm taking executive action to temporarily close bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues, and other establishments in the city of Los Angeles." Mayor Garcetti said.
  • "These orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will stay in place until March 31 unless extended."
  • "There is no food shortage and grocery stores will remain open. We're taking these steps to help protect Angelenos, limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and avoid putting a dangerous strain on our health care system."
  • New York will leave restaurants open for now, but requires a 6 foot separation between guests and overall capacity limitations of 50% normal occupancy.
Putin Attacks The West Just As We're Most Vulnerable https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/15/putin-unleashes-strategic-hell-on-us/The New Challenge: How To Keep America's Store Shelves Stocked With Food and Supplies https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2020/03/13/companies-that-feed-america-brace-for-labor-shortages-amid-worry-about-restocking-stores/
  • Food producers and supply chain managers say there is generally enough nonperishable food on shelves, in warehouses and on the production line to last several months. Bu labor shortages due to a shut-down, illness or travel restrictions could create localized supply disruptions.
  • The challenge could soon be getting that food to the right places once local distribution centers are wiped out.
  • In addition, millions of Americans, who previously got food at restaurants or in school or at work cafeterias, will have to serve themselves at home, with food bought from grocery big-box enterprises.
  • "The replenishment cycle is going to be the real test here," said Sean Maharaj, a supply chain expert and managing director at AArete, a consulting firm in Chicago. "Manufacturers don't sit on a lot of extra inventory, so what do you do when everything you have is depleted?"
  • Beyond that, industry officials acknowledge some uncertainty about how exactly they will be able to replenish their stocks if factories and ports worldwide are short-staffed.
  • Over the past decade, retailers have moved aggressively to become more efficient by slimming down on inventory instead of stockpiling in warehouses.
  • "Turns out Just In Time delivery systems have a downside," said Maharaj.

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.