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GLENN: Well, here we are, one day before D-day. Welcome to the program. Third most listened to show in all of America, from New York City. I'm glad you're here. Aye-yi-yi. Wake up, America! Wake up! You know what? I've never -- I was thinking before I went on the air today I've never had so much audio of a candidate that should just destroy the candidate. Never. I mean, I don't even -- you know, you don't need to say, well, no, I think that he doesn't have a valid birth certificate. Just play the audio of him talking. And every time something comes out, you know, what was it? Last week, two weeks ago it was Joe the plumber. "Well, redistribution of wealth is a good thing." No, it's not. Then last week it was, "You know, they didn't take the fundamental restraints that those crazy founding fathers put into the Constitution." I mean, every week it's something else. This week, let's try a little coal action. Here are two cuts for you. Listen to the first one. Here's Barack Obama.

OBAMA: Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

GLENN: Stop, stop. You notice he's just like, you know, they're necessarily going to skyrocket. But listen to what his explanation is because, "Oh, that's taken out of context." No, no. He talks about how it's all going to work out in the end. Listen to this.

OBAMA: Regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers. You can already --

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. So far I haven't heard the bright spot for you, the consumer. Here we are in this economy and he wants electricity to skyrocket and all of these companies to retrofit their plants. Now, he predicted that crazy people like me would actually say -- listen. Listen to the prophet Moses -- I'm sorry, Obama, speak.

OBAMA: You can already see what the arguments are going to be during the general election. People will say, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they are going to destroy the economy; this is going to cost us $8 trillion or whatever their number is. If you can't persuade the American people that, yes, there's going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end --

GLENN: Wait, stop just a second. Some increase? You just said electricity costs will skyrocket. That's not some increase. That's skyrocketing increases, to use your own, you know, your own language here. Whatever, I don't know if I'm being nitpicky, but there's a difference between some increase and skyrocketing energy prices.

OBAMA: But over the long term because of the combinations of more efficient energy usage and changing light bulbs and -- also technology improving how we can produce clean energy.

GLENN: Get a new blender.

OBAMA: If we can't make that argument persuasively enough, you can be Lyndon Johnson. You are not going to get that done.

GLENN: Or unless, unless you control congress and you don't have a filibuster. Then that cap and trade, that changity changity change is coming our way. Isn't that great? By the way, here's Cut 2 of the coal thing. By the way, this interview is not a new interview. This is strangely yet another piece that the press only found last night. Here we go. Here's Cut Number 2 of Barack Obama's coal plan.

VOICE: Alternative including coal?

OBAMA: Let me sort of describe my overall policy. What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is more -- that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive than anybody else's out there. That was the first call for 100% --

GLENN: Stop just a second. That is fantastic, by the way. That will make us very, very competitive in the rest of the world. You know what? He's going to give businesses a $3,000 tax break to hire new people so they don't ship jobs overseas and that's going to make a very big difference when he's got the most aggressive energy tax on the planet. Gee, I think some things need energy to be able to be made. I think we've got to have -- well, we will have fluorescent light bulbs there on the workers floor. So that will help save pennies every hour. That's fantastic. How are you going to keep businesses here? Oh, I know how he'll do it. He'll start penalizing those companies. He'll start penalizing those companies that try to move workers overseas. So we'll make it even more business-friendly. I mean, Rupert Murdoch who is a Democrat, by the way, has come out today and said this guy's going to be a disaster for the economy. If anybody has actually read The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes that, you know, we talked about two years ago on this program -- I beg you, please read it -- you are seeing it all. It's all here. This is it, gang. This is the kind of policy that caused the Great Depression. Remember, stock market crash of '29. It wasn't until '33 that things just went to hell in a hand basket. In 1933 that's when everything started to collapse. What a strange surprise and weird coincidence. That's when FDR came in and started screwing with absolutely everything, from energy to unions. Huh. That's weird.

So anyway, he goes on about coal.

OBAMA: An auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases that was emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are placed, imposed every year. So if somebody wants to build a coal powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum.

GLENN: Stop. Play it again, please. I'm sorry. Play that again. Coal, coal.

OBAMA: So if somebody wants to build a coal powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being --

GLENN: Stop for a second. "Coal, it's going to bankrupt them." I'm sorry. Can we have what Joe Biden said on the rope line when he was in Pennsylvania -- or when he was in Ohio. Here it is.

OBAMA: It's just that it will bank --

GLENN: Not that one.

BIDEN: No coal plants in America. Build them if they are going to build them over there, make them clean because you're killing us.

GLENN: Stop. No coal plants here, not going to build. And what did Obama say? Obama said that's ridiculous, that's ridiculous, we're going to -- this man has been lying to the American people. They never had any intent on building coal plants. They never had any intent of actually exploring for coal. They never had any of these intents. They have been lying the whole time. Oh, by the way, it's not just Obama and Biden. It's also the leader of the Senate, Harry Reid. Here's what Harry Reid said. Remember this?

REID: I would only add to what was just said about solar. We talk about cost competitiveness but one thing we failed to talk about is those costs that you don't see on the bottom line. That, coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It's global warming. It's ruining our country. It's ruining our world. We've got to stop using fossil fuel. We have for generations taken it out of the Earth, carbon out of the Earth and put it in the atmosphere and it's making us all sick.

GLENN: Okay, stop. I just want to -- let's just put this into perspective, please let's put this into perspective. He's going to run the coal industry and bankrupt the coal industry. You're not going to be able to have a new coal-fire power plant. You are not going to have one. In 2007, 49% of every bit of electricity came from coal. We are the Saudi Arabia of coal. In the shale in Colorado, you can pump out natural gas out of the shale. We're not doing any of it. Coal is dirty. That, you've got to be kidding me. I mean, I -- there's two Americas. John Edwards was right. There's two Americas. There's the America that still has a modicum of common sense and then there's the America that just isn't paying attention anymore, has just jumped on this socialist protectionist communist crazy train that they just want the handout. They just think that everything works in magic.

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.