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.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

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