Glenn Beck: Pathetic trap attempt by caller


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GLENN: Yes, from Texas. Go ahead, Sabra.

CALLER: Yes, I was wanting to tell you, Glenn, thanks for being middle class today, for mentioning the word and being middle class.

GLENN: Okay. Gee, that's an odd way to phrase that. I talk about America and not just the middle class all the time, Sabra.

CALLER: I know.

GLENN: Why would you mention it that way?

CALLER: Well, I just not to offend. I was just wanting to tell you I appreciate it and that I was I don't really know what is what makes middle class and I was wanting to ask you a few questions.

GLENN: Sure. This doesn't sound like a setup at all, Sabra. Just you know what, let's stop playing the games. Just say what you want to say, Sabra. It's okay to have an opinion. You don't have to trap anybody. You don't have to be cute. Just say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: Well, no, I was just wondering

GLENN: Yeah, stop with your wondering. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: All right.

GLENN: Make your point.

CALLER: All right. My I was wondering

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: Do you ride a train to work?

GLENN: Do I ride a train to work?

CALLER: Uh huh.

GLENN: Sabra, say what you mean and mean what you say. Are you trying to insinuate that I'm not middle class because I never claimed to be middle class.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

GLENN: I'm sorry my gosh, the fake surprise coming from you. Sabra, have a conversation as a human being. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: All right. Well, I didn't mean to offend at all.

GLENN: You are not offending. You're wasting time. This is what politicians do. Stop being a robot. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: Okay. I was feeling middle class myself and you were

GLENN: What does it what do you mean you were feeling middle class?

CALLER: Well, I believe I'm middle class as well and so and I was

GLENN: As well as who?

CALLER: Of you.

GLENN: I'm not middle class. I grew up lower middle class. I have been middle class my whole life. I'm now successful and make a good living. So I wouldn't put myself in the middle class category. You'd have to go to somebody like Joe Biden to find real middle class.

CALLER: Because he rides the train.

GLENN: That's his claim, yes.

CALLER: Okay. And has he lived in the Midwest, do you think he's lived in the Midwest where the

GLENN: What is the point, Sabra?

CALLER: Well, I was just wondering middle class, since Mr. Biden is middle class, I'm just confused what middle class means.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, I think everybody is confused what middle class means. I think everybody is confused with what middle class means and everybody's trying to everybody's trying to put everybody into a middle class box. Everybody's trying to be that middle class person. Here's my definition of middle class, somebody who busts their ass every single day to put food on their table, somebody who is just struggling every single day to make it through the day to be able to get your kids down into bed and safe, somebody who's fighting for their family every single day of their life. I don't think it necessarily has anything to do with income. I think it has everything to do with a mindset. Somebody who is trying just to live the American dream. Does the American dream stop at a certain income level? Does it start at a certain income level? Stop with the categories! Stop telling me about the middle class! The middle class is shrinking. There it is. "See, I told you! The middle class is shrinking!" Yeah. I'm pulling this off the top of my head but I believe it's 11%, it might be 13%. It shrunk by 11%. Fortunately for that class the upper class grew by 11%. The idea is we should be encouraging people to get out of the lower class into the middle class and the middle class into the upper class. The idea is to fatten the upper class. The middle class is shrinking. Now, why are we setting up a system where we are trapping the lower class? How are we trapping them? We're trapping them by telling them, "You'll never make it. You'll never make it. You've got to have me to do it." That is a ruling class! And it is strange that it's always the politician upper class that's doing it. It's always people like Michael Moore or Barbra Streisand that somehow or another have you seen the nose on that woman? somehow or another one of the ugliest movie stars out there since Lon Cheney in makeup, made it! How? How did she make it? How is she hosting this $28,500 a plate dinner tonight? Because she worked hard. She took her God given talents and she never said she never said never. She just did it. But once she did it, then she started telling everybody, you can't do it. You can't do it. You know one of the most amazing stories I've read in a long time, do you know about Helen Keller? Everybody learns that Helen Keller was this great woman, "Oh, she did it herself." First of all, she wasn't the first woman to do it. I mean, I can't believe I'm taking down Helen Keller today, but the woman was a communist. By the time she was 25, full fledged communist, supporting Lenin and everything else he was doing. And she was then preaching, "You can't do it." Helen Keller was saying you can't do it, you can't make it? Why is it that all of a sudden the people who have come from the bottom make it and then all of a sudden try to tell everybody else that they can make it? I don't understand. Oh, maybe I do. It's about power.

Let me go to Bill. Hello, Bill, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn. I'm just wondering... when you say... Joe Biden... and you say middle class, I just... I'm just sitting here wondering... in the middle, in the central... let's say 0.5

GLENN: All right, thank you very much for your phone call.

(Break)

GLENN: Yes?

CALLER: Hi. Glenn?

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: This Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yes, it is.

CALLER: I was just listening to your show and you said something about Joe Biden being middle class (laughing)?

GLENN: Yes, caller, get to your point.

CALLER: So you're saying Joe Biden, middle

GLENN: No, Joe Biden said he was middle class.

CALLER: (Laughing). Okay, you're saying

GLENN: No.

CALLER: I'm just wondering

GLENN: No, no, Joe Biden said that he was

CALLER: I'm just wondering. I'm just wondering, okay? You're saying middle like 50%, you're saying it?

GLENN: No, I'm not saying it. I'm not saying it.

CALLER: You are talking about the middle class, right?

GLENN: Joe Biden. You are talking about the middle class.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I mean, this woman I mean, please, please don't play the political games, please. I'm a professional at this. You're not. This is like you know, this is like somebody coming up, you know, the guy working the jackhammer going, "Hey, I bet I can work that." No, really this is what I do for a living. I do this for a living. I'm going to be able to spot this a million miles away. Really. So let's just cut to the chase. Can't we just talk as human beings? Can't we? Just don't play the games.

Hang on.

STU: (Laughing). You're talked about medium class, aren't you? Like the same amount of people on one side of the class is the same amount as the other? You are saying that? I just want to make sure I understand. Wait, hold on. Classes? What classes did you ever take? (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). Oh, golly.

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.