Glenn Beck: GOP united against stimulus


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GLENN: There's a lot to talk about, one of which I'd like to hear your voice on the stimulus package going down in the House with the Republicans at least. It did pass but not a single Republican voted for it and six Democrats voted against it. And it's amazing to me. Let me ask you this: The news media had this last night. The news media had this right away. Have you seen the newspaper coverage on this today? For instance, here's the front page of the Wall Street Journal: House passes stimulus package, $819 billion jolt to the economy aims to reshape education, healthcare, deficits to store. The Houses pass an -- blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada. I'm looking into the second House bill is one of the largest single stimulus packages in history, almost equal to the entire cost of the annual federal spending under congress' discretion.

You hear that? The House bill is one of the largest single stimulus packages in history, almost equal to the entire cost of annual federal spending under congress' direction. A parallel Senate measure is expected now to top nearly $900 billion if the bill was enacted, yada, yada, yada. I am looking now on the whole front page of this story in The Wall Street Journal, not one place does it say this was not bipartisan.

Now imagine if we would have went to war. Think of something that is as controversial as this is. This is the largest spending bill ever. Here we come into this thing almost as much as they spend an entire year in discretionary spending. A lot of people dead set against it. Highly controversial. Full of pork and packages and campaign promises. Can you imagine if George Bush would have done this and every single Democrat would have voted against it? Do you think the newspapers would have reported that this was a nonpart -- this was a unipartisan bill, this was just the Republicans that passed it, that no Democrats. The story would have been today that the Republicans would have bulldozed their heads like a bull in a China shop, pig headed. They didn't even consult with the other side. It all would have been that. But the media needs you to believe that everybody's on this, everybody's okay with this.

I saw a poll that 51% of the American people are for it, 37% of the American people are against it and the rest don't know. Don't you think that maybe you should figure that out? Are you that clueless that you're not even paying attention to -- don't you think you should figure this one out? Our very republic is at stake. Our Constitution hangs by a thread. If this bet works, great. Great. Amen. If it doesn't, then what? Most people, I'll bet you most people think that the banking problem is going to be solved with this stimulus package. They think that, "Oh, the banks are going to be solved, too." We're talking now about $4 trillion. If Bank of America or CitiBank start to go under -- well, start to go under -- actually go under, if we have to take this bad debt, we're talking trillions of dollars more. What happens to this country when they figure out, you know, the dummies are like, "Yeah, I just watched American Idol. Simon will tell me if something important's going on." What happens when the average Joe sees that we just passed this huge stimulus bill and nothing happened because only $20 billion of it is actually going into the bloodstream here in the next 12 months, when we've spent all of this money and nothing really is going on, plus we're going to have to bail out these banks even more. When they come back, when Obama comes back to the trough and says, I've got to feed some more pigs," and the pigs are being fed again. And then when things get bad even some more and he needs another stimulus bill, how many times are these people going to go to this well? And I want to make it very, very clear, it was George Bush and the Republicans who started it. It was George Bush who said, "We've got to do what we've got to do, panic, panic, panic!" So he started this march to socialism.

Now on top of this here's the thing I -- while Al Gore is, you know, testifying in front of the Senate yesterday and he just, "I've got to tell you the truth, Earth is doomed." I'm going to show you tonight, way before the icecaps, way before the ice will melt in your freezer, something that is much more perilous to our way of life. Something that, you know, he's worried about poverty and global strife and, "Oh, there's going to be wars for energy and food and everything else," long before climate change does any of that, not in 100 years, not in 1,000 years but possibly in 12 months to two years something really endangers you and it's printing of money, and we're going to put it in an Al Gore fashion tonight so you can package it up and viral video, put that -- send it to all your dope friends that you're like, "Jeez, if there's some way they would see the reality."

We have been talking about something, Stu said to me this morning, "Glenn, you've been talking about this for two years." But when I actually see it, and it's the same response from every single person I've shown this to, they've all gone, (gasping). Am I wrong, Stu? It takes your breath away.

STU: That is the exact term I would use. It is absolutely breathtaking.

GLENN: I'm not kidding you. I've had people, other things, "Well, I don't know," or, "Wow, that's bad," or, "Ooh, that doesn't look good." Every single person I've ever shown this to, their response is... it's breathtaking, absolutely breathtaking. And it's just part of the perfect storm and we're going to illustrate it and then we'll have it up on the website tomorrow so you'll be able to share it with all of your friends. But see, this perfect storm -- do you know that Putin yesterday talked about the perfect storm? That's what he called it? By the way, if you are a new listener of this program, I apologize. Bringing you up to speed here. The perfect storm is something that I laid out about four years ago, and it dawned on me that Osama Bin Laden was telling the truth again, you know. I took him seriously in the Nineties and nobody would listen. Now everybody wanted to put their head back in the sand. And I remember saying in 1999, "Take this guy at his word. This guy's not bluffing. He's going to do it." There are going to be buildings and bodies in the streets of New York. It's going to happen. We've got to stop this guy. And nobody wants to take anybody at their word. These guys don't bluff.

And so I started, after 9/11 I heard Osama Bin Laden and he said, "You know what I did to Russia, or what I did to the former Soviet Union I'm going to do to America." And I thought, you arrogant, you are never going to do that. And by the way, you didn't do it. We did. It was Ronald Reagan. No, no, it was a perfect storm that did it. Ronald Reagan played a huge role, but the Pope was the one who sowed the seeds of discontent with Ronald Reagan in the former Soviet bloc. It was Margaret Thatcher who really held their feet to the fire. It was Osama Bin Laden with funding from us that got them mired into a big war that they couldn't afford to fight. At the same time Ronald Reagan stood tall and said, "This is an evil empire and it should be destroyed. This is an evil empire and you've got to wake up, world. Get yourself out of this evil empire or they're going to destroy you." And then he made them spend themselves into oblivion, and they did it. And all of a sudden overnight the Soviet empire was gone. What everyone said couldn't happen was gone.

It was a perfect storm. Well, do any of these things sound familiar? We're mired in a war, not one that we can win but one that we're running out of money to fight. We are mired in this gigantic financial crisis. Mark my words, they are going to tell us we have to bail out Mexico because it's too big to fail. Mark my words.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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