Pat Buchanan Interview



GLENN: All right. Let's go to Pat Buchanan. Pat, welcome to the program. I have to tell you, you have been called everything from political genius to a hate mongering racist but more and more it seems like more and more people will start calling you absolutely right because what you have been talking about for years and years is now showing up in everyday living rooms and people are saying, wait a minute, this is bad news. Now you've come out with some new information. You say America might be over.

BUCHANAN: Glenn, what I'm saying is congratulations on your book.

GLENN: Thank you, sir.

BUCHANAN: What I'm saying is I see a nation which used to be one nation and one people even though we were segregated in the 1950s and working to end that, I see America decomposing and deconstructing, deconstructing, breaking down along the lines of race and ethnicity and class and different moralities and I think America's becoming what Theodore Roosevelt warned us against, which is the squabble of tangling nationalities.

GLENN: Yeah.

Day of Reckoning

by Patrick J. Buchanan

BUCHANAN: And I think that's happening for a variety of reasons. One is the culture of war we are in which has divided us so terribly. Another is the mass immigration from peoples, from countries and continents who have never before been assimilated. The third is the complete collapse of the melting pot that brought our grandparents and great-grandparents and sort of forced us all together to become something new called Americans. I see all these things happening and I think all of us see them out there. And what I'm pointing out in the book "Day of Reckoning" is we've got a perfect storm of crises ahead and that is one of the biggest.

GLENN: I have to tell you, Pat, I said this 18 months ago. I posted on my website and said it on TV and I've got to tell you, I got hammered for saying that there is a perfect storm coming. And everybody always pulls it apart and says, oh, we're mark, we'll survive. And I said, we've never faced this many huge problems. Any of these by themselves we could deal with, but they are all coming together at the same time, and most Americans do not see this storm that is coming, and it is truly frightening if you care about our country.

BUCHANAN: We could just list a few of them. The dollar is heading in the direction of the Mexican Peso. We see it every day. You've got the United States involved in two wars and the chairman of the Army chief of staff says our Army is breaking. We're committed to defend 50 or 60 countries around the world and we're adding to it when our Army is half the size of what we had in the peace time years of Ronald Reagan. We see Social Security and Medicare, they are headed right down the road toward us.

GLENN: Let me ask you a couple, let me ask you a couple of pointed questions, Pat. First of all, I look at Social Security and Medicare and I've seen the table of pain that Secretary Snow put out and was the reason why he was kind of brushed to the side of what it is going to take to be able to survive this economic crush that is coming our way. When you look at that and you know the realities, how is it these politicians can add prescription drugs and then on top of it be talking about healthcare? With the dollar going down, it is almost like it's being orchestrated.

BUCHANAN: Well, you know, you sound like me, Glenn.

GLENN: I know, and that scares the bat crap out of me.

BUCHANAN: 10 shows this morning I've been saying exactly that. Look, we've got Medicare, Social Security going to eat up the entire budget. And we add prescription drugs and now we're going to add national health insurance. Look, all this is going to eat up the entire budget of the United States, you'll have to double taxation. We don't have the money anymore.

GLENN: It's not only that we don't have the money. If you take, if you went house to house in America and say, America, I'm going to convince you, give me all of your stuff, if Americans gave all of their stuff to the government, we still would not be able to cover what we're already on the line for.

BUCHANAN: You know, I think I saw it, David Walker, he is head of the accounting office of the comptroller general.

GLENN: It's amazing, isn't it?

BUCHANAN: You are talking about $57 trillion in unfunded mandates that you are going to have to pay. Where are they going to get the money for this? You can't tax everything.

GLENN: You know, Pat, I tell you we tried to get this guy on for a while and the policy has always been, GAO doesn't talk about things, but this will show you how freaked the people who are not connected to the politics of this thing really are. Here's the guy who does the numbers crunching and he's now starting to say, to hell with it; I've got to tell people about this.

BUCHANAN: Exactly. He is walking around. He is like a Cassandra walking around warning us. But I'll tell you, Peterson did a book a number of years ago right down this line on Social Security. There are others that have done it. There are others, even journalists who are saying, what are you going to do about this. And obviously, look, the politicians, they don't want to say, well, you know, we may have to raise the age of retirement, we may have to cap benefits, we may have to do this or that. And that's just Social Security. And as I list in my book, Medicare makes Social Security look like a little bookkeeping error.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, absolutely. Let me real quick, because I'm running out of time and I know we have a half hour with you on television tonight. Do you believe, do you believe in the conspiracy theory that we have forces in our government, we have forces in global corporations and we have forces outside our country that are trying to take our sovereignty and push us all together in one European Union style government?

BUCHANAN: Sure. I think it's wide open, I think it's right out in the open. I think the corporations all consider themselves global. They don't like the idea of borders, they don't like the idea of different laws. They want the United States, Mexico and Canada united the way European Union is so they got one big economic market. All is economics. You've got Mexican president Vicente Fox who is out of office now is open about the fact that he wants a basic merger of the United States and Mexico much like the European countries have been merged together. I think this is on the table. I think it is ongoing. That is the greatest single threat to American sovereignty. And Glenn, while the tremendous battle has been fought by the American people to defeat this amnesty bill and to demand action on the border, that great coalition sort of dissolves, they go back home and these guys are working night and day on K Street and other places to move us in that direction. Half of the largest economic entities on Earth today are not governments. They're corporations.

GLENN: Yeah.

BUCHANAN: Global corporations.

GLENN: The "Day of Reckoning" and it is here, my friend. And Pat, you'll join me for a half hour of television tonight and we'll get into this and so much more. I wish you the best and thank you for having the courage to stay the course and speak your mind and speak out for as long as you have. I think Americans are starting to see more and more how right you have been. Pat Buchanan, thank you, we'll see you tonight.


Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

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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