Glenn Beck & Ben Stein


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LENN: I don't think we need -- let's just move past it.

STU: I think we need to get the truth out.

GLENN: I think we all know the truth and I think we can move past it. This is not making my own life any better. Ben?

STEIN: Well, I feel wound to say that it was my idea to eat the cheeseburgers but I don't think it was my idea for you to smoke.

GLENN: I believe it was.

STEIN: I don't think it was, with all due respect.

GLENN: With all due respect, how old are you?

STEIN: 63. Well, wait a minute. What possible relevance does that have to --

GLENN: I'm not saying -- look, I'm not saying that you are starting to slip a little but I'm not not saying it, either.

STEIN: So you think maybe I suggested it to you, then I forgot.

GLENN: I think you said to me, Glenn, it would be funny to smoke. And I said, Ben, but I don't smoke. Better yet, we don't smoke, as my wife pointed out. And you said, Glenn, do it or I walk.

STEIN: I don't think that was exactly how it went, Glenn. I don't think that was exactly how it went.

GLENN: I'm worried about your health.

STEIN: No, I don't think that was exactly how it went at all, but I admire your -- you should be running for office. I admire your imagination very, very much. Now, that was not my idea at all. Sorry.

GLENN: That's what I heard.

STEIN: Well, that's scary if that's what you heard because I shudder to think what else you heard.

GLENN: Let me ask you, what kind of profits are you making now, Mr. Stein, on the -- all of the ventures that you're involved in? I'm just using the politician thing.

STEIN: Well, I mean, I make a living. It's a very small living compared to yours. It's tiny compared to yours. I barely am able to get by, but I get by a little bit.

GLENN: You barely get by?

STEIN: Yes, really.

GLENN: With your like 1400 houses? Every time I talk to you, you're like in a different city. You're like, yeah --

STEIN: That's because I'm traveling around giving speeches trying to earn my living. I don't have a giant, enormous super radio show like some people do.

GLENN: I have to go around and give speeches, too.

STEIN: No, you don't. You do it so you can get money for your cigarettes. You do it so you can get money to buy the world's most exotic cigarettes, some special brand you have made only for you in North Carolina.

GLENN: Called Marlboro.

STEIN: Well, that's the label you have put on them but they're specially made for you with the highest quality vintage tobacco.

GLENN: You know, Ben, you had you were on. We were talking a little bit about oil at the beginning of the TV program. Did you actually go back and watch the testimony? Did you see it?

STEIN: I saw a little tiny bit of it. You know, I have a simple theory about it. People hate those upon whom they are dependent. They hate -- teenagers hate their parents, students hate their teachers, patients hate their doctors. People hate those upon whom they are dependent.

GLENN: Well, then why don't we hate the people in the Middle East?

STEIN: Well, because we're scared of them and they are not close to us. We hate those upon whom we're dependent and we are also close to. We're also terrified, certain parts of the political spectrum are terrified of the terrorists and don't dare challenge anybody in the Middle East except Israel, of course, and they are ready to kick around anytime.

GLENN: Stu just said what do you mean we don't hate the people in the Middle East? When it comes to people in congress, everybody just wants to get in bed with Saudi Arabia.

STEIN: Yeah, that's true.

GLENN: It's crazy.

STEIN: Saudi Arabia, that's one thing. Everyone wants to get in bed with Syria and they're dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, dangerous people. Dangerous people, really, really scary, really, really scary. Very terrifying people. And I just see in today's news that they are now getting new nuclear facilities.

GLENN: Yeah, isn't that great?

STEIN: Yeah, that's great. They are really great.

GLENN: So Ben, you are an optimist.

STEIN: Well, I'm sort of an -- I'm an optimist in America, yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, what else is there? Really?

STEIN: Well, there's Israel and there's Canada.

GLENN: Okay, all right. I'm an optimist on Israel and Canada.

STEIN: Good, good, good. God bless you. God bless you.

GLENN: So here's the question. How do you see us getting out of -- I mean, did you see that oil was up at, like, $135 today?

STEIN: It was up and then it pulled back. Maybe it's just barely $133. It's got to be abominable. I want to tell you something. I was at dinner last night with a group of energy traders in Houston.

GLENN: Hmmm. You mean like Enron people?

STEIN: Well, there are several of them, not all of them, were ex-Enron guys and they were very smart, sharp guys and they denied they were purposely driving the price up for speculative profits which is like I say a waterfall denying that it flows down. But it's very clear to me that this is, in fact, a speculative bubble. They said to me, "Well, look," they said. We're doing this based -- the price is going up based on the new idea that nobody's ever had before that we're running out of oil. I said, we've been saying we're running out of oil for at least 40 years, maybe 100 years. So that's not a new idea. Maybe it's truer now or closer to true. No, what's new now is a wild speculative mania by the speculators. You're right: In the long run we're going to be in a terrible crisis.

GLENN: So how do we -- when does that bubble burst?

STEIN: Well, I don't know. You never know when bubbles burst. But the Internet bubble lasted about four years and everybody said it's a bubble, it's a bubble, it's a bubble. Then when people said, well, maybe it's not a bubble, that was when it burst. It's got to be a bubble. Nothing has happened to move it. It has moved 25% in 30 days. That's unheard of except for a bubble.

GLENN: Wouldn't the fastest way to burst a bubble to get serious on getting our own oil? Wouldn't the -- they say -- Schumer said yesterday --

STEIN: No.

GLENN: What?

STEIN: It wouldn't be the fastest way. It would be a sure way but it wouldn't be the fastest way.

GLENN: What's the fast way?

STEIN: There is no fast way. It can't be done. It just can't be done.

GLENN: Maybe my way would be the fastest way.

STEIN: No. I'm just saying I don't know of any fast way. I don't --

GLENN: You are saying you don't know -- do you know a faster way than my way?

STEIN: Yeah. A faster way than your way would be for the energy information agency to come out and say, with all due respect, we don't think we're at peak oil. If some responsible agency of the government, which may be a conflict in terms. If some responsible agency of the government came out and said we are absolutely unequivocally not peak oil, that would probably do it.

GLENN: You are right. You know, a faster way than that is when space aliens come out of the sky and say, here, WD-40, we've made it into a miracle energy drink.

STEIN: I know, but it is quite possible. Look, let me back up. Today there was a UN-based energy organization that came out with a very scary forecast about oil supplies.

GLENN: Right.

STEIN: I think if it's a UN agency, in all likelihood somebody's bribing them to say it. If it's a French-based UN agency, I would guess -- this is just a guess -- that some energy trader is bribing some economist or statistician there to come out with that report. If somebody at the energy information agency is in the United States said we totally don't believe that; we think that we are not even close to peak oil, that would have a huge impact on the price.

GLENN: Let me just ask you total non sequitur here. Your dad is a guy who came down with, was it trickle down economics?

STEIN: No, he's no longer living. But his phrase was supply side economics. The trickle down has been around forever. His idea was supply side, that mainly if you lower taxes, you will increase supplies and that will effect inflation because at that time the big crisis was inflation and the supply siders were saying that by cutting taxes, we would lower inflation, which was a totally new idea and turned out not to work. But it was a totally new idea.

GLENN: All right. Thank you so much, Ben.

STEIN: God bless you. And next time corned beef and pan Russian dressing.

GLENN: And I will not listen to you about smoking or putting poison --

STEIN: No, inhale a cigar.

GLENN: See, that's exactly what he did to me yesterday. That same kind of voodoo that he does.

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.