Glenn Beck: Pelosi's book bombs




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GLENN: Nancy Pelosi has -- oh, by the way, hello, you sick twisted freak. From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. My name is Glenn Beck. Nancy Pelosi is still blocking offshore drilling. Stop the music. Listen to this one. She is still blocking offshore drilling even though now a majority, slim that it may be, a slim majority of Californians now favor offshore drilling. What? Now a majority, slim majority now favor offshore drilling. Those are Californians that are for it. Wow. Nancy Pelosi's awfully popular. By the way, I saw -- last night on the Drudge Report -- I don't know if it's still there. On the Drudge Report Nancy Pelosi's book was, like, 800 something -- it was like -- let me go to the Drudge Report now. It was like 843 last night. She's got a new book out. I just clicked on the Drudge Report and looked for the story. Last night when I went to bed, I look it up and I see. There was like 843 and I went, oh, my gosh. Nancy Pelosi, she's 843. But you know what? That will spike. Her new book is coming out. That will spike because now Drudge has that and people will be clicking on the book because they don't -- oh, God forbid Nancy Pelosi looks bad. It was 843 when I went to bed last night. Now after a full 12 hours or so of Nancy Pelosi being on the front page of the Drudge Report about her book, she's now climbing the charts. She's down to number 1,610 on Amazon.com. So that was pretty -- that's pretty good. Actually, you know what? I've spent some time looking for other books.

VOICE: And now another book currently more successful than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: Well, it's -- I mean, there's -- you know, there's a couple -- you know, the obvious big-time author, Tori Spelling, has sTORI Telling. It's a small S and then TORI, sTORI telling, like Tori Spelling? Isn't that funny (laughing)? She's beating Nancy Pelosi.

VOICE: This has been another piece of crap book that's a smaller piece of crap than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. I've got more.

VOICE: And now another book currently more successful than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: More successful than Nancy Pelosi right now on the best seller list, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book.

VOICE: This has been another piece of crap book that's a smaller piece of crap than --

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. I got a better one.

VOICE: And now another book currently more successful than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: It's been out for a year. "An Inconvenient Book."

VOICE: This has been another piece of crap book that's a smaller piece of crap than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: Well, I resent that. It's not a piece of crap book. It's just been out for a year and yet I'm proud to say my book, "An Inconvenient Book," beating Nancy Pelosi.

You know what, let me tell you something. This is how out of touch the Democrats are. Nancy Pelosi is -- I mean, could she be more unpopular right now? This is what you get when you vote against something and not for something. I think most people voted against the Republicans in the last tour of duty there at the voting booth. I think most people were voting against the Republicans and so they voted for people like Nancy Pelosi. And now Nancy Pelosi is blocking legislation to start offshore drilling. They are -- the country's crying out, would you please start drilling. But congress has gone on vacation for a month. Now, some Democrats, this according to the San Francisco Chronicle, some Democrats are getting ancy fearing the party's stance could hurt them in the fall elections, but Pelosi insists opening new areas to drilling won't lower gas prices in the short-term. Well, how about the long term, Nance? She believes a vote would only help the GOP blame the Democrats for high gas prices. She says, "I will not give this administration an excuse for its failure." You know what, are you four? I don't care whose fault it is quite honestly, Nancy. Let me give you the benefit of the doubt. You didn't get us here alone. The Republicans had lots of opportunity to do it. They didn't do it, either. You both suck. Now fix the problem. She's blocking a vote on offshore drilling because in her own words, quote: I'm trying to save the planet.

Stu, could you just look up, could you Google for me something real quick?

STU: Surely, Glenn.

GLENN: Okay. Could you just Google the oath that members of the house of representatives have to take when they put their hands on the Bible?

STU: Sure, I'll look it up.

GLENN: All right. Just look it up for me real quick. That should be pretty -- she says, I'm not going to be diverted from a political tactic from a course of action that has a big picture view. A vision about an energy independent future that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and focuses on those renewables that are protective for the environment. I am trying to save the planet.

Do you have it yet, Stu?

STU: Glenn, I'm searching oath for the house of representatives and I'm going to save the planet, and I do not see it.

GLENN: Can you just search for the oath? I'd like to -- let me just hear the oath that she took.

STU: I don't see it yet. Hold on.

GLENN: I believe it's protect, defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God. I believe that's what it is.

STU: My computer's not working, Glenn. I can't tell you what it is.

GLENN: All right. Is that the new technology?

STU: Yeah, new technology is coming.

GLENN: You know what, it's coming soon. Don't worry about it. Stu okay.

GLENN: Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I believe that's what it is. From all, you know, from -- what is it, all threats, foreign and domestic. I don't, I don't -- I'm sorry, I don't see "Save the planet" in anybody's -- does anybody want that as the oath of office for the speaker of the house or any member of congress or the President of the United States? Does anyone want the "Save the planet" in? Because we can vote on that. Why don't we vote on that, shall we? Save the planet. Now, I know right now there are some hippie dope-smoking San Francisco listener going, "This guy hates, man, if we save the planet, we'll save ourselves. Why do you hate the planet? You can destroy the planet and not exist." It's crazy because usually hippies are the ones that have the bumper stickers, "Act locally, think globally." Saving the planet would require us thinking locally. I believe if we save ourselves, we'll save the planet. Now, how could I possibly say something as crazy as that? I don't know. I mean, I'm watching the Olympic games starting next week where, you know, everybody's wearing surgical masks, you know, and you can't even see -- everybody's eyes are red. They had to go out and take slaves from the countryside and clean out all of the algae in the harbor there because of industrialized waste. No, but don't worry. We're the big problem. Once you destroy America, once you cripple America and America no longer has the economic power in the world to be able to be the industrial leader, to be the intellectual leader, to be the economic power, once you put us on the ropes and make us dependent on places like Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and China, oh, my gosh, you're right. The planet's going to be fixed. Because I believe that China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, I believe those countries will be much more kind to the environment than we could ever be. Don't you agree? I mean, Russia, they're so cute and cuddly. China, oh, I just love them to pieces. Oh, it's great. And you know what? They take those bodies out of the rice paddies when they drown the little children in the rice paddies. The government takes that's out. They don't leave them to decay. Of course, if they would decay in the rice paddies, it might make good fertilizer. Have they thought of that? Somehow or another we're the big enemy. And these people think that if we cripple ourselves somehow or another, the planet's going to get greener. I mean, do these people -- have they read the newspaper lately? Has Nancy Pelosi -- or has she been busy on her book? She's probably been busy on her book. I wonder if there's another -- hang on, let me look for another book that is beating Nancy Pelosi right now. Oh, got one.

VOICE: And now, another book currently more successful than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: More successful than Nancy Pelosi's new book, My Horizontal Life, a Collection of One-Night Stands.

VOICE: This has been another piece of crap book that's a smaller piece of crap than Nancy Pelosi's book.

GLENN: Do they read the paper or are they busy trying to write their own books? Are they paying attention at all to what's going on?

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.

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

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.