Viva Laredo!

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: Stop. Do you hear this? This was a total moment of frustration for me. I'm so tired of being lied to, I'm so tired of not being told the truth, I'm so tired of everybody having a political agenda. Do you know what my political agenda is? America! America! American citizens, safety, security. That's my agenda. That's the American agenda, that from sea to shining sea, if you don't have a political agenda, that's your agenda. Do the right thing for America.

Now, we might disagree on how to get there, but we're being lied to. Natalee Holloway, the media goes down to cover Natalee Holloway, for months! Let me ask you this: If she wasn't a cheerleader and she wasn't blonde, do you think they would be down there? A lot of people would say no. I like to believe that the answer would still be yes. But you know what? The kidnappings on the border make me question because, Stu, out of the 70 people that have gone missing, I think there's 60 now, out of the 60, how many of them are non-Hispanic? Do you know? Did you look? Did you find that website for me? Okay. Look on the website because they have pictures of everybody. I think they're all Hispanic. I don't know for sure. But last I looked at all of the faces, I think they are all Hispanic. The important thing is, is that they are Americans! Not that they're Hispanic, not that they're white. But could I say that the media is being racist because they're not covering these people that are missing? Sure. But I don't think so. I think they are just being political. I think you lose arguments when you cry racism when it's not racist. I think it's the sign of total desperation. And I know that. Let me point out an example. Congressman Cuellar says I'm racist, that this appearance where I was belittling, you just heard the exchange. Who was belittling who? Where I was belittling Laredo and its citizens, I did that because of racist reasons and my racism was very subtle, so unbelievably subtle, congressman, that I didn't even know it was happening, so unbelievably subtle, the things that you said I said, I never said. And you found if it was in a banner? He said that I pointed out or I kept emphasizing --

STU: What's the quote? What does he say actually?

GLENN: Quote, my whole thing is why keep saying Laredo is 90% Hispanic? I never said it.

STU: You didn't say it.

GLENN: Not once.

STU: We found one demographic banner that just says the population and the percentage.

GLENN: Okay. What does it say?

STU: It says -- let me see if I can get the exact verbiage here.

GLENN: While you do that, my whole thing is why you keep saying Laredo is 90% Hispanic. He was wrong. It's actually 95%. But why emphasize? It's Mexican-Americans. At the same time you are attacking Mexico. At the same time you are attacking corruption in Mexico. There were just so many subtle indirect attacks on our border community.

There was no subtle attacks! I'm the guy who asked for troops on the border to protect the people of Laredo, to protect not the Mexican-Americans. The Americans! Stop with the frickin' hyphen, everything else. I'm not a German American. I'm an American.

STU: And if they were Mexican-Americans and you are saying we should protect them, I would think that would mean that you are less racist. I don't even understand that. But first of all --

GLENN: But wait. But wait. If I would say we only protect Americans and not Mexican-Americans, that would be racist. If I would say, let's just protect the Mexican-Americans, that would be racist. I'm saying protect Americans. What does your passport say? What does your birth certificate say? Let's put those people first. Are you a citizen of the United States? I want to put you first. And I would think a congressman would say yes, that's my literal job description, to put citizens and constituents first.

Now, does that mean that I want anybody in America -- or anybody who is Mexican to die? No. If they are trying to kill me, sure. But I'd say that if an American was trying to kill me, too, that happened to be from Norway, a Norwegian American.

Have you noticed, have you noticed how when you lose, it becomes about race. Well, I ain't going to play that game because it ain't about race.

And did the banner say it? What does the banner say?

STU: The banner says Laredo has a population of 170,000, 90% of which is Mexican-American.

GLENN: I don't even know what that banner means. It's a demographic and we do that on everything. I had nothing to do with it. But let's just say that there was some ill intent there. The only ill intent I can make of that is that this is what the banner actually read: Glenn Beck is clearly not racist because he's asking for more protection and more money being asked for by this sheriff who happens to be Hispanic, to protect his citizens which are 90% Hispanic and to find and to talk about the kidnap victims which are, I'm guessing, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure it's damn near, if not 100% Hispanic. The only thing that was racist about this conversation apparently was that I was in it. Because I'm one of the few white guys in it. Everybody I was talking to, everybody I was trying to help, 90% were Hispanic. Me, not caring about someone's race, hadn't noticed, but I see the congressman did.

You know, it's amazing to me, it's really, truly amazing to me that I never once thought that this congressman was a racist for defending Mexico for trying to convince the American people that, okay, what we did with the Zetas, when we trained the Zetas and they went bad and now they are the biggest problem, what we did with Osama Bin Laden where we trained and armed him and then it went bad and he was used against us, what we did with Saddam Hussein where it went bad and we had to take care of it, what we did every step of the way when we get in bed with corrupt people that somehow or another I didn't think that it was racist when he said we should get in bed with the Mexican government and give them $1.4 billion, eavesdropping devices, guns, weapons, training, helicopters. When I have the proof that last time we did it with the Zetas, it really ranked out badly. I didn't think he was being racist for saying that. I just thought he was being, quite frankly, stupid. Don't you learn from history? It's not a Mexican thing. It's a corruption thing. It's not a Hispanic thing. It's a drug money thing. I mean, you know, how many times are you going to learn that lesson? I didn't assume that he was racist because he hated me because I was white and he loved Mexico and wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt because they were Hispanic like him. Never even occurred to me. But what's amazing is a U.S. congressman assumed that of me with not a shred of evidence as I was defending Hispanics who had been kidnapped by drug lords who also happen to be in bed with the Zetas. Weird. Why I would be immediately called a racist when I never had those racist thoughts. But he's not a racist for thinking that I am. Amazing. Shows a level of respect and shows how unbelievably desperate. When you actually start to uncover the truth, how unbelievably desperate they become. They cannot argue with it. They can't argue. They've just got to go to the slurs.

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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.