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.

Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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