Glenn Beck: Defending Hillary



BILL CLINTON: And they are trying to get her to cry uncle before the Democratic party decides what to do in Florida and Michigan because they are claiming that it only takes 2,029 votes and the first ballot to win, it takes a lot more than that if you put Florida and Michigan back in. Well, they will have to unless we want to lose the election. In case you haven't noticed, most of the media aren't for her and there have been two independent academic surveys, she's up 8 in the other poll, he's down 8. So that's the reason there's this frantic effort to push her out because she's winning the general election today and he's not, according to all the evidence, and I've never seen anything like it. I've never seen the candidate treated so --

GLENN: Hang on. Stop here for a second. Stu, have you ever seen anything like this?

STU: Never seen anything like it at all, Glenn.

GLENN: Especially when the Clintons are involved?

STU: I've never seen the media seem to pick one candidate and just favor them in everything.

GLENN: It's just, I can't think of a time. Definitely, like, not in 1992.

STU: No, no. Definitely not at any point in the Nineties. There's never a point --

GLENN: Never a time.

STU: Where they picked one side and favored it and then completely trashed the other side.

GLENN: Yeah. Shhh. Keep your voice down.

STU: Sorry.

GLENN: I never saw, like, a time, ever, when the media would just take something and just distort it and turn it upside down on its head. You know, and just run with it like it was the truth.

STU: And blatantly lie about the other side of the argument.

GLENN: It's incredible. I'm with Bill Clinton. I've never seen this happen before, either.

BILL CLINTON: And I've never seen anything like it. I've never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Stu, have you... (laughing). Have you ever seen a candidate treated with such disrespect?

STU: I've never seen it -- I've never seen a candidate been treated with such disrespect, certainly not the last seven years, definitely not (laughing).

GLENN: Anything from 1992 on, I've never seen that happen. I've never seen, like, the media just call Bob Dole "Dead Man Walking." I've never seen anything like that. Go ahead. Bill was saying --

BILL CLINTON: Just for running. And her only position was, look, if I lose, I'll be a good team player. I'll try to win. But let's let everybody vote and count every vote. I thought that was the Republican way. I thought it was the American people in Florida that disenfranchised people, not the Democrats.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, wait a minute. It was the Republican party? The Republicans were saying count every vote in the entire state. You can't cherry-pick. And if they would have listened to the Republicans, they would have won. But they cherry-picked. I just... okay.

STU: At the end he really admits what he's saying, though, which is I've never seen a Democrat candidate treated like this.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That's what he's talking about.

GLENN: "I thought it was the Republicans that did it, not us."

STU: It's okay to do it to Republicans, guys. Come on.

GLENN: We're on your side. It's just, it's amazing.

All right. So here's where the media I think got this whole story wrong over the weekend. They are still trying to figure out -- they are now calling him crazy. Have you seen this? They are now saying, oh, he's crazy -- oh, once again it's a conspiracy. You never said that it was crazy when it was a right wing conspiracy. Nobody in the media ever said that was crazy. They were like, "It's true, they are out to get them." Really? Now, he's crazy. "Oh, he's crazy. He's got that conspiracy thing again."

STU: It's like they didn't even say it was ridiculous after it was uncovered that it was true.

GLENN: It's true.

STU: Like imagine if there was a memo that came out right now from, like, all the three major networks conspiring together to go against Hillary Clinton. If that came out.

GLENN: Right.

STU: That would be the same thing as what's happened.

GLENN: And they would still say, oh, he's crazy. He's crazy? Really? He's crazy? Huh. Have you seen -- do any people that work for the media, do they watch television or read the newspaper? I've never seen anything like it. I mean, let me quote Bill Clinton: I've never seen anything like it done to a Democrat. I mean, this is the way -- this is the world conservatives live in. I mean, for the love of Pete. And what makes me so angry is the Republicans, the Republicans are Democrats now. They are not Republicans. They're Democrats. And nobody stands for anything anymore. Nobody is standing for the truth at any time. Even Bill Clinton can't go, "You know what, I can see what the Republicans were talking about. I never saw it before. I can see what they're talking about now. The media has selected a candidate."

Now, here's where the media -- I mean, absolute proof that the media is selecting and twisting and putting horrendous things into Hillary Clinton's mouth. I am not for Hillary Clinton. I got news for ya. She would suck as the President of the United States, I mean just suck beyond belief, she would be so bad. But let her -- let's fight the battle on how much she sucks. Instead, just like always, the media, the uber left, they will not ever argue the facts. They will just paint you a racist, they will shut you down, they will strong-arm -- you want to talk about fascism, this is it. We've got a bunch of fascists that are running. We've got a bunch of fascists that are in the media. We've got a bunch of fascists that are sitting in Washington, D.C. These are not Democrats. These are not Republicans. This is the uber left that are fascists. They will do anything they have to to shut people down.

Here's the latest. The latest -- and if you weren't -- if you were a -- oh, if you were a good boy, you turned off the news this weekend. If you turned off the news and you just kind of kept abreast of it a little bit, you might have seen the story that Hillary Clinton said that Barack Obama was going to be assassinated.

Did you see this story? Did you see any of the headlines? She compared -- the only reason why she's staying in is because Barack Obama might be assassinated in June like RFK. I saw that headline and I'm like, what? There's no way she's this stupid. What did she say? I can't believe it, no way. I went and I got the video. Here's the video. Listen to what Hillary Clinton actually said. She was having a conversation on, I don't know why they are trying to get me out of this race; it's un-American; it's beyond me.

HILLARY CLINTON: I don't because again I've been around long enough. You know, my husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just, I don't understand it. And, you know, there's lots of speculation about why it is, but --

VOICE: What's your speculation?

HILLARY CLINTON: You know, I don't know. I find it curious and I don't want to attribute motives or strategies to people because I don't really know.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Hello! So we can add yet another thing to the list that we cannot say. Not about Barack Obama, but we can't even say historical facts when you might be in the vicinity of talking anything about Barack Obama or his policies or anything, if you knew him, if somebody just might say "Oprah" in the same paragraph. We can't even say historical fact anymore? I mean, -- by the way, C-Span is running a special, C-Span. They are running a special on RFK and the assassination, 30 years. Oh, my goodness, the life and the legacy of RFK. "Those hate mongers. We should call the secret service. I believe they're threatening his life." You've got to be kidding me. Does Barack Obama need secret service? You bet. He got the -- he had secret service faster than anybody else. Is it cool to make any kind of reference to any candidate being assassinated or an attempt on their life? Never. Never. Not funny, not cool, not American. You don't do it. Was she doing anything like that? No.

So how did this get in the news? Thursday Keith Olbermann, he does his special commentary, and it is special because sometimes you listen to it and you're like, yes, that's very special, Keith. He gave his special commentary and he talked about how Hillary Clinton... "RFK, what's happening" thing. No, Keith, that's a special comment.

So what happens? The Obama campaign, the one that wants to keep it above the fray, the one that just wants to change the way we do politics, the ones that, they don't want to get into dirty name-calling, back and forth tit for tat; let's talk about what the American people are talking about. The Obama campaign picked up the... (mumbling), and sent it out.

The media picked it up. It's like a vicious circle. That's incredible, isn't it? Does the truth matter anymore? You're darn right it does. You're darn right it does. But it requires us to actually look at things and be consistent, to actually look at things and say, You know what, Hillary Clinton would suck beyond belief. But you know what? Beat her on the facts. I would be saying this if the Republicans were saying it. And if you don't believe me, you haven't listened to this show long enough. My goodness, don't we stand for anything? I guess I can't imagine what's coming. If Barack Obama becomes President of the United States, what do you think is going to happen? Who do you -- who is going to be allowed to say anything about this guy or about his policies or about historical facts that somehow or another he can tie into him? We have not -- you think people trying to get monkeys to testify in a court of law is crazy, you haven't even begun to see craziness until you see what I believe is coming in political correctness. This is the first truly politically correct campaign where you just can't say jack. And if you think that there are going to be a lot of voices out there, I think you are also sadly mistaken.

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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.