Glenn Beck: Dark Knight = W?



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GLENN: Stop the music for a second because I'm really confused. I don't know, I -- my whole world is upside down. I need somebody on the phone that has seen Batman. I sat in a movie theater over the weekend with my family and I didn't know what to say. I walked out of the movie theater and I was -- you could have hit me in the head with a shovel. I looked at my daughter and I said, I'm confused. And she just smiled at me. And I said, was -- did I -- she said, no, Dad, no. No, that was -- that was a movie that you should have liked. Boy, that really kind of said it all about the war on terror, didn't it? I said, I was sitting through the whole movie going, what am I missing? They've got to be saying that this is wrong somehow or another and I'm not smart enough to figure that one out. You can go to Batman and you can enjoy Batman on the surface. I tried. I just wanted to go see Batman. I tried, but I -- I'm watching it the whole time going... what? This is quite possibly the best movie on the war on terror I have ever seen. The Joker they called a terrorist. Not like a bad guy, not like -- at one point they were like, he's a terrorist; he's going to kill. Well, we should understand him. What do you want to understand about him? He wants to kill everybody. Kill him before he kills you. What? I... I thought this was like a practical joke on me. I thought at the end it was going to be like, And you see what happens when Batman goes bad and decides just to engage in rendition? Go to a foreign country and get the bad guy, snatch him off the streets and fly him... hello? Was anyone else confused? I don't think I've ever seen them -- which makes -- Stu, could you look this up? Was this made in the United States of America? What, it's Warner Brothers, right. Are there other Warner Brothers? Are there like two Canadian Warner Brothers? Is it the Warner Brothers that we know? Skip and Pippy Warner? I don't know which ones those brothers are, but is this an American film? I haven't seen any -- I haven't seen any movie like this. I don't think I've been to a movie that had a political message since 9/11 that didn't piss me off, not one. How did this movie ever get made? Have you seen this movie yet, Stu?

STU: No, I have not.

GLENN: You've got to go.

STU: I want to. I really do. I liked the last one a lot. Everyone's saying great things about this one.

GLENN: No, no, this isn't like the last one. I liked the last one, too, but I didn't rush out to see Batman because I didn't fight the crowds and everything else.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I would have taken baseball bats to people: Get out of my way, I'm going to see Batman. I can't believe. And where is anyone that's talking about this? Why isn't this -- I mean, I know we've seen, we had Andrews Clavin on, what, last week when the -- two weeks ago when the movie first came out. He is a conservative writer who has just come out of the closet and he's --


STU: (Laughing)

GLENN: He has.

STU: You have to.

GLENN: No, he has. I can't remember all the things that he's written but he's a big Hollywood writer, and he wrote this book. Oh, shoot. What is it? It's a -- I mean, I saw myself in it. It's -- so you know, it's very offensive if you are a conservative because it's got language in it like you wouldn't believe, but it is the character. It is the way the guy is. It's me. It's the way I used to be. Just a hard living, you know, bad guy. And so I'm reading this book of his and I can't believe it because I'm like, oh, my gosh, it's my life in many ways, the way I used to live it, and now I'm -- you know, I've come to my senses. I try to be a decent guy and I see the world a different way than I did 20 years ago. And I couldn't believe it, and we were talking and he said, yeah, I'm on the blacklist now. He said, I'll never work in Hollywood again. And so he's come out of the closet and he wrote, like, three weeks ago that he went to Batman and it was George W. Bush, Batman is George W. Bush. He's right! I mean, I can't --

STU: Has to be unintentional, though. Did they slip up?

GLENN: I don't know. This -- I'm serious. What part of this movie did I miss? I sat in the whole thing. Am I so stupid that I didn't, I didn't see the overwhelming message that all of this stuff -- I mean, Stu, eavesdropping. Batman starts eavesdropping and, you know, there's an outrage on it. He's like, got to do what you got to do, brother.

STU: Did he institute a No Bat Left Behind policy?

GLENN: No, he didn't get into his other policies. I mean, it was, it was incredible. Absolutely incredible. The people of Gotham -- I don't want to give it all away, but there's one point where the people of Gotham are put in an impossible situation by "This terrorist, the joker," and they make an incredible decision. This, this movie, unless -- I mean, I'm serious. Unless I've missed something, this is what I've been talking about since September 11th. When the movies kept coming out, I kept saying, "Would you please, Hollywood, when are you going to get it? Would you please look at the superhero movies. The only blockbuster movies you have are these superheroes." Why? Because they are Americans. They are people fighting for truth, justice and, dare I say it, the American way, that it is good conquering evil, that good doesn't somehow or another become evil. It is tempted to become evil but it doesn't. When is Hollywood going to start making these movies? They just did. It's called Batman. And how satisfying is it that Batman now has made more money in a three-day or four-day weekend than any other movie, made more money in a ten-day period, now has made more money, I think it's, what, almost $400 million and it's, what, fifteen days ahead of Shrek which broke all records making $400 million? Is that right?

STU: Yeah. Shrek is at 400 -- their final capture was $441 million. Dark Knight 17 days has pulled in 395. Now, it's got a shot to pass everything outside of Titanic and maybe even Titanic. It's coming up to 600 million.

GLENN: I think this movie has so many layers, especially when it's so fascinating to me that nobody in the media -- I mean, guys. Stu, when you go and you watch the movie, look at the bat signal. What does the bat signal look like?

STU: A bat.

GLENN: A bat. Look at it and tell me that it doesn't strangely not really make it into a bat but almost could look like a W? I mean, it's --

STU: (Laughing) Is it George W. Bush?

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: I don't think that that's happening.

GLENN: I left there. I was crazy. We stood -- it's the only movie that I have gone to in I don't know how long where I sat there after it was done and I was -- I swear to you it was like you hit me with a shovel and I was like, I don't think I understand that movie. Really that was my first thought, "I don't think I understand that movie." Because I agreed with it! How satisfying is it and how add it is that no one in the media, no one from Hollywood, nobody is saying anything about the message about this movie. The message in this movie -- excuse my language, but I have waited so long for this kind of movie, I can't believe that -- I'm going to go watch it a second time. The thing is almost orgasmic. It is like you're watching and you're like, you -- the first time you watch it, I swear to you you watch it with -- you're waiting for the other shoe to drop. I waited for the titles because I thought maybe they had these disclaimers and they're like, yeah, we just want you to know Batman's an evil son of a bitch. You know what I mean? I can't believe it. Maybe it was just me. Maybe I missed it.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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