Glenn Beck: John McCain's 'Musical Woes' ??



VOICE: Barack Obama, John McCain, two candidates, one winner fighting to the bitter end. The Battle of the News Headlines starts... now.

STU: Well, yesterday was a very interesting day as John McCain steamed get two mildly positive headlines but I'm sure that's going to turn around. We're looking for some very -- some attacks that have no substance for them. I think that's what I'd like for in the first half.

GLENN: All right. Let's go with John McCain, headline number one from today's paper, McCain calm over cancer scare. I don't even know what headline number two means: McCain's musical woes. Dan, you've got to look up that story. I can't even imagine. What is John -- did he go see Mamma Mia? John McCain headline number three: John McCain's negative attacks against Barack Obama hit a low mark. John McCain says media is biased towards Obama but it's McCain who's been getting a free ride. Here we are at the half, about ready to go in and see the next four headlines. These headlines will be for Barack Obama.

STU: That's basically exactly what we expected for McCain. Looking forward to Obama, we expect positive embrace from the media. That's what he gets on a daily basis.

GLENN: And here we go, headline number one for Obama: A hug for Obama, a handshake for McCain. Headline number two: Obama says he's becoming competitive in red states. Headline number three: Obama, new sheriff in town. I mean, what does that -- oh, does he think he's a cowboy? And the third. Mr. President? Not quite, but quite presidential.

VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top, glowing headline after glowing headline. Gee, what a frickin' surprise.

GLENN: Dan, what is John McCain's musical woes? What is that?

DAN: Give me one second. Hold on.

GLENN: I mean, that's just -- oh. And here's another one. I'm assuming this one, John McCain's negative attacks against Barack Obama hit a new low mark? Is that the one where he won't -- he will go to the gym but he won't go visit the soldiers in Germany?

STU: That's, I'm sure that's that, yeah. You know what, I -- look. Barack Obama's going to run 15,000 terrible ads and 527s will do it, too, but John McCain's ads stink so far. I don't understand this. Like, I -- it's not his place to be criticizing Barack Obama that he's going to the gym instead of going to visit the troops. It just seems like a silly sort of hackish attack. And then --

GLENN: Well, it's -- compared to like, for instance, he says he won't take on Jeremiah Wright.

STU: Right. That's something of substance. Like, he --

GLENN: Well, no. Because John McCain sees it the wrong way. John McCain sees the Jeremiah Wright thing: Oh, that's race and that's religion. No, it's not. His theology is political theology. It is a Marxist theology. And if somebody would stand up and say, look, I don't want to talk about anybody's religion, I don't really care about anybody's religion. But this is a Marxist theology. And look, here is this phrase from this individual called Lenin, here's this phrase from Marx, here's this phrase from Castro, here's this phrase from Jeremiah Wright. Now let me give you the phrase from Berlin that's awfully familiar. You know what I mean? If you would just take on and say, look, this has influenced the man. No matter what he says, it has influenced the man. And it's not about religion and it's not about race and it's not about loud, flashy preachers. But he won't do it.

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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