Glenn Beck: Baio and Beck

GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK is the phone number, and I have to we were just talking off the air about, I have Michael Bublé's new CD and it's fantastic and if you are a long time listener to the program, you know Michael's been on the program a few times, been on the television show with us, and he's a great guy. But I want to give him full permission to claim that we have never met. And even if we did meet at one point or we did, you know, we were seen together, he hates my guts because I think I'm poison now for people like Michael Bublé. God bless him. So remember, Michael, you met me he was crazy. He wasn't even making sense. I just, I just try to play long, just make him go away. Go ahead, I got it, I got it. Between you and me, his new CD is well worth the price. Download it on iTunes or grab it. It's really, really good.

So now this weekend I get a tweet from somebody who is retweeting something that Scott Baio had written. Somebody was saying something about him and he was like, you know, you shouldn't follow me because I'm a fan of Glenn Beck. And so I see these tweets going back and forth where they're starting to bash Scott Baio for saying that he likes me and I'm like, oh, boy. And so I decided to tweet, good job, Scott Baio. And then it got ugly. And so I wanted to get Scott on the phone. Hey, Scott, how are you?

BAIO: Good morning.

GLENN: How are things?

BAIO: Things are, things are well, Glenn. How are you? It's a pleasure to talk to you.

GLENN: Good talking to you. You know that's the way usually people start with after they've been seen with me or they've stuck up for me or something. You'll say, how are things? And they'll go, well, you know, things are pretty, you know, things are pretty good.

BAIO: I'm actually just half asleep in my bed. It's raining here. No, but I watched you. Was it CNN or MSNBC you were on before?

GLENN: Good God almighty it was CNN.

BAIO: I watched you there. So yeah, I've been a fan for a while.

GLENN: Did you what is your life like now that you have said that you're a fan? Because I've seen some of the some of the stuff that comes in to me, you know, from death threats, you know, all the way.

BAIO: Right.

GLENN: Did you expect the kind and are you, first of all, are you getting nasty tweets now about you?

BAIO: I get nasty tweets for saying nothing.

GLENN: Who's like on Twitter, I'm going to take Scott Baio down?

GLENN: I get nasty tweets and I do a show nobody likes. But no, it doesn't bother me. I've been doing this, Glenn, since I'm a little boy and people have been talking bad about me since I'm a little boy. And it's okay. It's part of the game that I'm in. And at a certain point, you know how's your daughter, by the way, Glenn?

GLENN: You know, really good. And I understand we have something in common. You have a daughter of special needs as well.

BAIO: No, I don't. But we have a our daughter was falsely diagnosed with a metabolic disorder when she was very young, but she's healthy and fine. And we started a foundation called the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation which deals with metabolic disorders. And anyway, so my life that stuff doesn't bother me. I speak my mind. I speak my mind at my work and it doesn't affect me. But what I wanted to tell you is that's when I knew you were a good guy and it didn't matter what people said about me in terms of me watching you, when you choked up on television talking about your daughter. And I just thought, oh, man. And I wouldn't have gotten that until I had my own daughter.

GLENN: Yeah.

BAIO: And I respected you for that and I know a lot of people probably said it was an easy play for you. I don't think so, to do that on air. But anyway

GLENN: You know, they actually say that I'm acting. Don't you think

BAIO: That's what I meant to say.

GLENN: Don't you think if I'm acting, don't you think I deserve an Emmy?

BAIO: Yeah, I thought you were really good.

GLENN: Seriously I said the other day, I demand a damn Emmy. Put your money where your mouth is. If I'm acting, then I deserve a damn Emmy.

BAIO: You were really good.

GLENN: No, I want it. I want the Emmy. That's fantastic. So

BAIO: But anyway, it doesn't bother me.

GLENN: How long have you been, if I may, how long have you been "Out" as a conservative?

BAIO: Well, my wife, I campaigned for Reagan, for Bush 41, and so as far back you know, I've been thinking this way since I can remember. This is how I was raised. This is the neighborhood I grew up in. There's certain beliefs that I have.

GLENN: Where do you live now?

BAIO: I'm sorry?

GLENN: Where do you live?

BAIO: I live in L.A.

GLENN: Good God almighty, what is wrong with you?

BAIO: Yeah, I know. It's pretty hairy out here.

GLENN: You ain't kidding.

BAIO: Where are you, Philly or New York?

GLENN: I'm in New York.

BAIO: I don't know which is worse. But and somebody said on the Twitter, why am I going against the grain in terms of my beliefs. And I said, I thought I was the grain. I thought the things that I believed in were the things that this country stood for. And there's very few things that I truly believe in and

GLENN: Hang on just a wait a minute. I've got to go back to that. Why would you go against the grain on what you believe in?

BAIO: No, no. They felt that what I believed was against the grain.

GLENN: Yeah, but what difference does the grain make if you believe in something?

BAIO: Well, I don't know. And my argument was I thought I was the grain.

GLENN: You are.

BAIO: I thought the way that I thought in terms of politics and country

GLENN: Yeah.

BAIO: Were things that I grew up with. I believe in the military. I believe in people doing for themselves, which is what I was taught as a boy. You provide for yourself; don't look for anybody. I believe in keeping what you make, or most of it. And I believe in killing bad guys.

GLENN: See, that's the problem. That is the grain of America. But too many people see dismiss those, depending on what their party says they're for. The parties mean nothing. The candidates mean nothing. It's the grain. And if the candidate is for the grain, then okay, that's my guy.

BAIO: Right. And my problem really is with both sides, Glenn, as it is yours. I had a problem with Bush. And I met him, and I agree with a lot of what he did and I disagree with a lot of what he did. But I don't want people telling me what I and I don't care which party you belong to, independent, Republican, Democrat, the kook party, it doesn't matter to me. As long as what you're telling me is real and it's the truth and it's something that I can say, you know what, I agree with this guy on you know, it's like buying a house. If you can get seven out of the ten things you want in a house, you buy it. And this is what you're going to get with politicians.

GLENN: Let me make a recommendation. If you're in Los Angeles, I don't care if you get eleven out of ten things, don't buy the house.

BAIO: (Laughing).

GLENN: Scott Baio, the name of your foundation is what again?

BAIO: Bailey Baio Angel Foundation. It's for children with metabolic disorders, which is a sort of small community, and we've had it for about a year or so. And it's just to bring awareness to metabolic to expanded newborn screening and to people with metabolic disorders. That's the short of it.

GLENN: Scott, best of luck to you, man. Sorry for the hassle and you'll learn your lesson. Don't tweet about me anymore.

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.