Glenn's plea: don't unplug!


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GLENN: We had a brainstorming session last night. It was going on, I had a conference call, it went on about four different states last night with different -- some of the big minds that I really respect that I said, "Okay, how do I show people that they're not alone." Tomorrow I'm going to share the story of the Alamo with you, and I know that sounds like, "Oh, gee, I can't wait to tune in for that." You need to hear it. You need to hear it. You want to talk about feeling alone, against the odds. And why did those people stand?

I'm reading another book about the Civil War and why people stood together in the Civil War, and the lessons that I learned from history are all the same: People stand together, people will stand up and do the right thing if they realize that Ed is wrong, that they're not alone. Well, you're not. Common sense isn't dead in this country. It's just been put in mothballs. It's forcibly been taken away and put in mothballs. Our collective gut has never been better. I don't think I've ever seen -- I don't think -- let me be Michelle Obama: "For the first time I'm proud of my country." I don't think it's -- it's been a very long time since I've seen such a focused collective gut on America. It happened, the last time I saw it was after 9/11. We knew collectively what we were going to do. But our politicians were with us. Why? Because they know we would have -- well, we would have taken their skulls and cut them open and eaten their brains. I'm just sayin'. They knew instinctively that they were Americans, too. They weren't politicians; they were just one of us. Well, they've lost that "Just one of us" thing and that's what they're missing. But America's gut is good. America's gut is saying no to Tim Geithner. Politicians think they know better than us. They say yes. What was Tim Geithner's first thing he did? He appointed somebody that he needed, was very, very good for the job. Obama's all with it, you bet, Tim, you go. Who was it? Name's not important, job's not important. What is important is he's a lobbyist.

Wait a minute. Didn't Barack Obama say he wasn't going to allow any lobbyist to be appointed? Isn't this in the first week of him being on the job the second time he's broken his own rules? Oh, yeah, but rules don't matter. Rules don't matter. This guy's the best guy for the job. So Obama said yes. How could he have possibly said no to Tim Geithner who broke the rules but it didn't matter because he was the best guy for the job? Rules matter. You know that and I know that. They don't. They've forgotten it. They've come -- honestly it's like we're living in a -- it's like we're living in a cartoon. It's Bizarro world.

So what do they need to do? What is their next move? Well, their next move is to get this passed as fast as they possibly can, even though Obama's big problem with the PATRIOT Act was that it had been passed too fast. I believe the quote was, "Anytime you pass something that rapidly, you're bound to have mistakes." People are going -- they are not going to have time to really digest it and understand its full impact and meaning.

Well, aren't we moving just as fast on this as we did with the PATRIOT Act? And just as many rights are at stake because if you're not economically free, you cannot be free. 647 pages. Quite honestly I've had the best minds on my staff read the 647 pages. There are pages that they brought to me yesterday and said, "Glenn, read this. It's about illegal immigration." I read it. I have no idea. None of us could figure out whether or not that was good or bad for illegal immigration. We have no idea what it even means, and they're voting on this... today. $825 billion stimulus, which is not a stimulus. Again, 3% goes into the bloodstream this year. This isn't a stimulus.

By the way, the $825 billion is even a lie because you have to add interest. If we pay this off by 2020 which they say, "Of course we'll pay this off by 2020, of course we will." Mmm-hmmm. How exactly? If we pay this off by 2020, it's $1.2 trillion? So $1.1, $1.2 trillion if you add the interest. That's if we haven't lost our credit rating as well between now and 2020.

But here are some of the things that are in the stimulus package and you tell me if this is stimulus, if this is what is promised and that is, build America, build America into a better America, one prepared for the future. $1 billion for Amtrak. Unless you're buying signs that says "For sale" or "This train closed until it can run a profit," I don't know how that makes us a better country. $1 trillion for Amtrak. This is a federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years. $2 billion for child care subsidies. $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment For the Arts. $40 million for global warming research. I thought the science was settled! Another $2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration projects. $650 million on top of the billions or doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons. I don't even know what the hell that is, but is this again what we talked about yesterday paying for digital TV so we can all have high definition? I don't need digital TV. Do you need digital TV? This is for using the digital TV frequencies? Who's going to be using them? This is the most ridiculous -- this is not going to make us into a better America. The federal government wants to spend over half a billion dollars for new cars. We already spend $3 billion on a fleet of 600,000 cars. They want to spend $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities. I don't care if you work at a crap hole. We're tightening our belt.

Do you know that the congressional members have just voted themselves an increase to, I think it's to send you more literature about how great of a job they're doing. $90 -- I've got to get this -- ask Joe to get this fact for me. It's some staggering amount for each congressional member. I think it's $90,000 a year. For what? To be able to better stay in touch with you. Oh, campaign flyers. Oh, I get it.

By the way, higher education, what are we doing on education in higher education? This bill has $66 billion more for education. So you know, $66 billion is more than the entire education department spent ten years ago. The increase is more than what we spent for the entire department of education ten years ago, which doubled under President Bush. $6 billion will subsidize university building projects. Why? You do it. You've got all that money. Oh, no, are you hurting? Yeah, well, so is everybody else. If you think the intention here is to help kids learn, Page 257 according to the Wall Street Journal, Page 257, the bill declares, quote: No recipient shall use such funds to provide financial assistance that students that attend private elementary or secondary schools. So translation? If it's a school that doesn't have union workers, they don't get any money. No child left behind, except those that are going to private schools that actually take the burden off the state.

Schoolteachers that don't belong to a union can't get a dollar but ACORN, which is under investigation in more than a dozen states, they get a bite at $4.9 billion in this bill.

Look, I'm going to send all of this stuff out to you today in the free newsletter. We're going to break it down. There is a -- if you just play all of these things out, they have to take the opposition away. That's why Rush Limbaugh is such a target right now. That's not about Rush Limbaugh. That's about talk radio. That's about anybody that opposes this administration. They must silence those voices.

I said while I was on the book tour, and I would stand in crowds of 1,000 people and I'd be at a bookstore and people, their heads would be popping over the rows of books and I would stand on a chair and I would sometimes have a bullhorn, sometimes I would just use their intercom and sometimes I would just shout at the top of my lungs, and I would give the same message every time: You've got to find your own voice because there will come a time when the voices that you now rely on will be gone. And if that happens, America, you will feel alone because no one will be saying the things that you think. No one will be allowing -- you won't be allowed to hear Judy in Pittsburgh, Bill in Houston, Sam in Los Angeles, you couldn't be able to hear those voices and so you will feel alone, which is exactly what they need you to feel. You're not alone. And whether these voices like mine go away, they will still be in our communities. If my voice or Rush's voice or Sean's voice go away because -- and this is the way it's going to happen: Well, we've -- I mean, we've lost now the local newspapers. You've got to have -- the local newspapers, I mean, all of that great debate of what was happening in the city with the city council and whether you're going to have new parks in the new park and recreation budget, we've got to have those local voices aired some place and so it's the responsibility of those local stations.

You're going to have to be the voice possibly. So let me get you this information. We vetted it. We've made sure that it's accurate. Let me get you this information so you can be the voice, so somebody next to you today will, A, know the truth and, B, understand that they're not alone. It's not just them.

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.