Glenn's search for the truth


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GLENN: I'm trying to find what the truth is. I'm just like you. I don't know. So I'm trying to find what the truth is. But you know what? I don't want to go down crazy rabbit holes unless I have to go down that rabbit hole. Let's -- you know, somebody that can help guide me a little bit. One of the guys who's guiding me is a -- the professor, Robert George at Princeton University. Look up this guy's credentials. He's unbelievable. He's one of the greatest conservative thinkers out there, and he holds the Woodrow Wilson chair at Princeton University. So I asked him one day, I said, "Hey, by the way, I have to ask you a question. Woodrow Wilson, an okay President or just one evil SOB?" And he smiled and he was about 25 feet away from me and he came back and said, "Not really a popular thing for me to say seeing that I hold the Woodrow Wilson chair, but not really a good guy." I said, "Could you do me a favor? Could you find the best book on Woodrow Wilson. Who was he. What did he do." Let me tell you something. I just last week got a book called "Woodrow Wilson and the History of the Liberal Movement" or something like that. What is this, Stu?

STU: It's Queen of Hearts, Glenn.

GLENN: You think Queen of Hearts is going to make this better?

STU: I just say when you get into revering territory, you may hear about 15 or 20 seconds of Queen of Hearts.

GLENN: Let me think. How can I -- so I read -- so I started reading this book. It is the most boring book. It makes Queen of Hearts look good. One of the most boring books you'll ever read in your life. However, let me just say this. This is the Grand Unified Theory. This is the mother lode. This is what I've been looking for and I believe what you're looking for. You've been looking for -- you'll see things and you'll go, Nancy Pelosi, why is she doing this. Wait a minute, they can't actually believe X, Y or Z, why are they -- why is the ACLU doing this, how are these things connected. And the way most people go is right down a conspiracy theory. And I've told you before I'm starting to believe some of these conspiracy theories because they are the only things that make sense. They don't make sense. This makes sense. It is the Grand Unified Theory to understand the progressive movement. Do they know what Progressives really mean? Here's Hillary Clinton about, what, almost a year ago in one of the debates, are you a liberal. And here's what she said.

HILLARY CLINTON: You know, it is a word that originally meant that you were for freedom, that you were for the freedom to achieve, that you were willing to stand against big power and on behalf of the individual. Unfortunately in the last 30, 40 years, it has been turned up on its head and it's been made to seem as though it is a word that describes big government, totally contrary to what its meaning was in the 19th and early 20th century.

GLENN: Absolutely true.

HILLARY CLINTON: I prefer the word "Progressive" which has a real American meaning going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms, who believes that we are better as a society when we're working together.

GLENN: Okay, stop. She gets it. She knows exactly what she's talking about. The progressive movement. When you understand the roots of the progressive movement and what it really is, everything opens up for you. This is the Grand Unified Theory and here it is. Let me start with evolution. Why is evolution so important? Why does evolution, why is -- why are people fighting over evolution in such an unreasonable way? Why is it that you cannot teach anything but evolution? Okay, so we came from primordial slime to monkeys to people. Okay, that doesn't really work, but why is evolution so important? Because it's political.

Now, that may seem self-evident but I mean it in a much deeper way than what that says. It's not just political. It is politics. During the big movement, the craze, the Darwin craze, the evolutionary moments when people are like, "Oh, my gosh, maybe we came from monkeys," that changed and rocked the world and that took thinkers like Woodrow Wilson in the 1800s. Remember he was a scholar, he was a professor. It took thinkers like that and they said, wait a minute, maybe it's not just the body. Maybe it's not just cells. Maybe it's just not primordial slime that becomes a person. Maybe we can look at that in thought as well because what it means is it starts out something small and then it grows and it progresses. It progresses into something better. The progressive movement is an evolutionary idea. Its roots are in evolution. It is a progression of thought. As the body changes, as man physically changes, so do the thoughts. And they build, and they never go back. You never all of a sudden wake up and go, oh, crap, I'm a monkey again. You're always one step ahead. So you never try to say, whoa, wait a minute, I just want to be a monkey again. Or you never suddenly lapse back into monkeyhood. You were a man. Weren't a monkey, now you're better. You're a man. Got it. Now apply that to political thinking. Woodrow Wilson actually wrote, disregard these truths are self-evident, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, take that out of the Declaration of Independence. It was for them, just like the rest of it was for them. "Oh, we've got a problem with the king." These truths are self-evident to them. Why are the founding fathers so dismissed? They've got to cut your tie to the founding fathers, your love to the founding fathers. So then they can make the case that they were flawed, they were just them. These truths were self-evident to them for that time. But we have evolved past that. So disregard the Constitution. It was the evolutionary moment that said that the Constitution is living. It evolves. It progresses. Do you see how things are starting to tie in together? Everything started with evolution. It progresses. It evolves. It gets better. Even if you think that that is correct physically, is that correct in your brain, is that correct with philosophy, is that correct -- can you ever point to a time where man went backwards for a while and all of a sudden woke up as a monkey person. May I point out Hitler, World War II. May I point out that we discovered that the Earth was round and then that information was lost and suppressed and it had to be rediscovered. Men wake up to monkeyhood a lot when it comes to politics. But the liberal Progressives said, no, no, no, no, you don't. That was then; this is now. And Woodrow Wilson, in his book The State started talking about how great all the other states are all around the world. He started looking at all this stuff and saying this is great stuff, man. You know, our guys had it back then but now look at what we can do. We can progress. We can get better. And man will always believe and always know what the right thing to do is. All that a state has to do is just do it. And anybody that doesn't understand what the best thing to do is hasn't evolved, hasn't progressed. Why do they call you a racist? Why do they call you a hate monger? Why do they call you all of these things and try to make you look like somebody that was born in the fourth century? Because you are to them. You haven't evolved. They've evolved. They are more enlightened. They get it. They understand. Man naturally gets it... unless you haven't evolved. If you are trying to tie yourself back to the Constitution, if you are trying to tie yourself back to the founding fathers, oh, boy. What are we going to do with you, hmmm? This is the Grand Unified Theory. I really believe for the first time in my life I am finally understanding what has happened and what is happening.

I'm at the very beginning of this journey and I apologize to anybody in the audience that is right now pounding their dashboard going, "It's about time!" Well, I'm a self-educated guy and I don't care where the answer comes from. I don't care where it took me, and it took me a while but I think it's finally taking me to the right place and that is the grand unifying theory that evolution is true, that everything evolves, including political thought, and we have to leave the primordial scum back where the primordial scum belongs.

When you say we've got to think about what they really, truly believed back then, those who believe that evolution is right, those who believe that all political thought is right will tell you no, it doesn't matter what they thought then. Why? Because that was then. And the only way we're going to survive is if we evolve. Woodrow Wilson actually wanted to get rid of the Declaration of Independence. Forget about it. This is the guy who wrote a lot of the things. He was the guy who helped set up what is being taught in our universities. It all connects. That's why the universities are so screwed up. This is the same time period in 1920 they stopped studying the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention. What did the founding fathers really believe? They don't care anymore! That started in 1920. Now they study case law. Why? They study case law because there is no perfect law. The Constitution is irrelevant. There's the law that we had, the law that we should be striving for and where we can move it in between today. You saw this with Justice Kennedy talking about the death penalty for child rapists. He talked about we are moving to a place to where the death penalty is no longer acceptable. Not that it's constitutionally based, it's unconstitutional to do it or it's constitutional to do it, not that, well, this is not what the law is. We are moving towards a place and there is a growing consensus. This is evolutionary law. This is progressivism. This is exactly what it's all about, and it's not evil. It's just a misunderstanding. And you and everybody else are kept out of the loop. The things that you have to know to be able to see, "Well, wait a minute, I don't know if I agree with that." You know you don't agree with that instinctively but you've never been taught what really happened. You've never been taught, here's the turning point, here's what happened, here's why we've turned into what we've turned into. So if you are not taught, it just kind of makes sense that somehow or another we've lost our way, but you don't know how. But if you know how we have lost our way, well, then you can start to say, oh, oh, okay. Hillary Clinton, she wants to be an early American progressive, an early 20th century progressive. Okay, I know what that means and I know whose side you're on, I know what you believe, I know you're not anti-American. You just view America and its founding and its founding documents and everything else in a radically different way than I do. And I don't really want any of that.


 

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.