Glenn Beck: Find your voice

Related: Glenn's Find Your Voice list

GLENN: I started the hour with an experience that I had at the book signings this weekend we're people said, Glenn, thanks for being our voice and for the first time I found it necessary to talk to the group that was there and I said, no, no, no. I am not your voice. You must find your own voice because whoever it is that you say is my voice may be silenced. You may be separated from them. You have to find your own voice. Times are changing. Times are coming. You need to be the leader. You need to be the leader. And so I was explaining this and I wrote that down yesterday as I was writing some things down that I wanted to share with you and then the rest of this stuff came spilling out. The first one was find your voice and then I jotted down find yourself. Who are you really? What do you believe? You most likely have never been pushed on challenged on all of your beliefs deeply and lot of times you'll just go, well, I don't know. How many of the things that you believe did someone else tell you? How many of those things that you really hold as sacred beliefs, even God, did somebody else tell you or have you found it to be true on your own? Find those things to be true on your own because then you'll have that armor on you. You'll be able to know, you'll be a source. Can you support what you believe with real facts and real encourage and no bluster? Can you support it by getting quieter when your adversary gets louder? This is a tough one: Find your weakness.

These are all things to help you find your voice. It's a list that I -- Dan, if you could, I'll send you this list and if you could just put it out for the newsletter today or maybe I'll write a special note for newsletter subscribers today, but in finding your voice, you've got to find yourself. Find your weakness. I really, truly believe that your weakness is your strength and I shall make weak things strong. The thing that -- my biggest fear, my biggest regret, the thing I was the most ashamed of was The Christmas Sweater and now it is a strength for me and what I realized is -- look. You're going to go into the battle of life and you only have so many weapons. Okay? You've got all kinds of swords. You're going to need to use all of them. At one point in your life you're going to need to use all of them and if you realize that life is a battle, is a joy, but it is a battle, why keep taking out your strength? Your strength, what are you doing? When you're preparing for battle, if you knew you had to use every weapon in your quiver, if you had to use every single sword that you had, would you only use the sharpest? Would you only use the best, strongest sword? If you knew you had to use them all? Me, I would prepare by using the weakest sword and that would be the one that I would put into the fire and I would hammer it and hammer it and hammer it and I would sharpen it and I would work with it and I would fight with it, I would do everything I could to be as familiar with that sword as I possibly could because I knew I would have to use it at some point and in the end, when I got into battle, most likely I would grab that sword because that's the sword that no one would expect me to use. So, it would give me an advantage and take away their advantage because they would start with their strongest sword and I would be fighting with my weakest and they would discount me, they wouldn't realize the power that I have wielding that one. If I wield the weakest like that, can you manage what you can do with your strongest sword? It flips everything.

You're no longer powerless because you're no longer fighting the battle going, geez, this is my strongest sword. You're saying, this is my weakest sword. By the time he gets tired, I'm going to pull out the mother. They can't use it against you. Find your weakness. Turn it into your strength. Embrace your weakness. Settle the score with your weakness. Dismiss the power of your weakness. Put it away. Oh, really? You're going to scare me? Pfft. Embrace it. Look at it. Take it out. Examine it. Share it. Look at this. This is a guy I used to be. Do you know what I learned from that? I learned this. Wow. Is that nasty? And put it away. It will never harm you again. It will never -- it will -- I promise you this: If you accept the real gift of Christmas, it will do no harm to you.

The next one to find your voice is find your values. When you're looking at what do you really believe, what are the values that you really believe and then focus on those values. Make those your focus. A house divided against itself will not stand. You can't -- you can't compartmentalize your life. You can't say I have these values at home and these values at work. You must find your values and live them all the time. Find your love and what I mean by that is the experience add Wendy's this weekend, there has been so much hate planted in this country and I admit that I have planted my fair share of crops, but I am trying to sew different things and I have been trying to sew for awhile. We must uproot the seeds that we ourselves planted. We must go in and take them out of us. Forget about the hatred in somebody else. Take it out of you. This is really -- if you want to be we, the people, it has to be me, the person, I, the individual first. Take it out of you, uproot it. Pull it out. Plant it with goodwill for those who are different, for those who have a different faith, a different party, a different income.

Find the common ties and the love for those people. To find your voice as you go down this list, then you have to find your fellow Americans. Connect them. Encourage them. Encourage those who put the Constitution and service to God first, encourage them to wake up and wake other people up. And the last one is find your joy. This one's hard. Find your joy. It is not going to come from places that Americans are encouraged to find it, in stores or in sex or in power or in money. It's not going to be found there. Where do you find your joy? You need a well that you can drink from. What is it and what makes that real? What makes that and everlasting source for you, because there are going to be hard times and if you're going to be a leader, you need to be able to find that joy. You need to know where to go. Where can you find an unlimited supply? Whatever it is for you, find it. Find your joy. Find your fellow Americans. Find your love. Find your values. Find and conquer your weakness and make it your strength. Find yourself and you will find your voice. 

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


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.