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GLENN: Oh, yeah. Here's the headline today: Moscow to seize grain control. On the exports of grain, Russia has planned now to form a state grain trading company to control up to half of the country's cereal exports. This is intensifying fears that Moscow wants to use food exports as a diplomatic weapon in the same way that Gazprom has manipulated the natural gas sales over in Europe. The diplomats now say this is a giant step backward into the Soviet era. What does this have to do with Barack Obama and him being the savior of the universe? This story about taking a giant step backward into the Soviet era is one page.

In The Wall Street Journal, too fit to be President. Speaking to donors in San Diego fundraiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowds that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics and throw his candidacy off track: Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough. But in a nation in which 66% of the voting age population is overweight and 32% is obese. Could senator Obama's skinniness be a liability? That is four pages long.


GLENN: Yeah, there's nothing better, huh? The Soviet empire's rebuilding, but is Barack Obama too skinny? Is he too fit to be President? I can't take it. He's new. He just needs to put on some meat on his bones, says Diana Koenig, 42, a housewife from Corpus Christi. A Clinton supporter said, "I won't vote for any beanpole guy." The last overweight President was elected in 1908. William Howard Taft, 335 pounds. You have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody in the same kind of shape as Barack Obama. What a surprise we have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody that appears the way Barack Obama does. All the way through it talks about how his -- how he's so in shape, it might be a liability for him. Quotes his doctor as saying, "He doesn't have an ounce of excess fat on his body. He's just that great."

Then he goes on to say in the article that he loves fried chicken, he's a junk food lover, "I'll eat the wings." Yet he doesn't have any -- he doesn't have any problem keeping the weight off. So the Wall Street Journal wonders if he struggled with weight loss, wouldn't it make him seem more human? Wouldn't it make him seem more human? I don't know. The last two paragraphs of this story: Senator Obama is not without vices. According to Dr. Scheiner's medical report he has quit smoking on several occasions and is currently using Nicorette come with success, although some voters say that that even adds to Senator Obama's somewhat superhuman Persona. I mean, quote: Really, who quits smoking and doesn't gain any weight? I can't take it. I can't take it. Is he too fit to be President of the United States.

You know what? Joe, our researcher, is on vacation for a week but here's what I -- this is the number one project I'm having him work on when he comes back. Stu, what do you think of this? Try this theory out for size.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: I would like to take the Barack Obama stories about him being too fit, him being superhuman and I would like to compare them with the stories from the Soviet Union about Putin. Tune what made me think of this? Do you know what made me think of this? Yesterday on the front page of we had the superhuman Barack Obama on the beach with his shirt off. When was the last time you saw the President of the United States with his shirt off? Can you name any other President?

STU: God, no, I can't, but I do remember the Putin thing.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Putin posing with his shirt off, looking all manly, carrying guns and everything else and how the women swooned over Putin. All of that stuff is orchestrated in the former and soon-to-be again Soviet Union.

STU: Yeah, remember we even had that song in Russia that was a huge hit that was, like, praising him?

GLENN: Dan, do we have that song? Listen to this song, America. Tell me that this doesn't sound like every song, like Ludacris, made here about Barack Obama. This is about Putin.

(Music playing)

GLENN: This song is, I want to sing like Putin. She's singing....

(Music playing).

GLENN: You know, all of the men over there, they're drunk, they're slovenly, they don't know how to treat a woman. But Putin does, and I want -- here it is. I want a man like Putin. At the same time this is coming out, they've got pictures of him where he's posing with his shirt off. You tell me the difference. I want to go back and I want to compare the stories that are done on Barack Obama here with the stories that have been done on Putin over in Russia. Then I want to take those two stories and I want to compare them with the stories that were written about Mussolini because Mussolini, you've got to remember, was absolutely loved in America. I don't have to go over to Italy to find those. I can find those love letters to Mussolini here, from here in the New York Times and Time magazine. The press absolutely loved Mussolini. We are creating our own dictator. We are creating our fearless leader.

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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