Glenn Beck: Obama -- genius or out of control idiot?

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GLENN: Is Barack Obama an absolute out-of-control idiot or is he a genius. Which is it? Because I believe we've now come to a place. You know, nobody can really identify him. Who is he? What does he really believe in? I know, hope and change. But what is it he really believes in? What are his programs? You never really see. The healthcare in the stimulus bill, you see the vague outline of something very spooky, but you're not sure what it is.

Yesterday TARP 2, $1.5 trillion. The spooky outline, but what is it exactly? You don't know. Here's a guy who makes Bill Clinton's first 100 days look smooth. Everybody he nominated, they were tax cheats. One was part of a socialist party. Help line some of these things up in my head here, Stu, the things that have happened. The stimulus bill, almost a trillion dollars, riddled the pork. And he says it's not pork. You've got shelters for polar bears in it. You've got to be kidding me, right? You've got condoms and abortions for Europe? That's not pork. That's a stimulus bill? He puts it out there, gigantic. Everything in it, you are looking at yourself and thinking, you're crazy. At the same time he shuts down Gitmo, which he said he was going to do, but then he pardons -- or not pardons but drops the case against the mastermind behind the USS Cole. Then he appoints an attorney general who says that, you know, he is the Holder memo is something where you can go in and say to a company, "If you don't testify against this other company, we're going to say that you were involved." So right now we'll offer you immunity if you just testify against these people. And if you don't, you're part of it. The number two guy in the attorney general's office is a guy who is, who the porn industry said yesterday, quote, "It's a refreshing change." He's the guy, he's the reason why your library has pornography in it, that you can't have the kids have their computers protected in the library. It's him. He's the reason we're spending federal tax dollars on having Playboy and Penthouse made into braille for the Library of Congress. He's the guy who stood up for child pornographers and argued the cases in the Supreme Court. That's the number two guy. Then Barack Obama announces that he's moving the census. This is gigantic on its own, gigantic. He will control the electoral college. He can control how much money goes where. He can now say, "Philadelphia, we're going to estimate that you got a million more people." He can do that because the commerce department has a set of rules. The commerce department is very transparent. You've got to do it exactly one way. You move it over to Rahm Emanuel, you don't have those same rules. He introduces the guy for TARP, you know, the guy who's the tax cheat, the guy who designed the TARP program that we didn't use. He says in a press conference, "Yeah, I don't want to take away his... or he's going to do that tomorrow and I want to make sure that everybody shows up for that." But at the same time that the TARP guy has nothing to say, the big announcement is, "We're going to try stuff we've never tried before." Barack Obama is holding a rally at the same time. "I thought you didn't want to take away from the press conference." Oh, by the way, those were both scheduled at the same time the Senate was voting for the stimulus package. Is this guy a moron or a genius? I contend he's a genius and I contend and what made me think about this today is I was driving in and I was hearing somebody on the radio talking about the healthcare package and they said, you know, you've got to call in, you've got to get this taken out, this has got to be taken out of the stimulus package. And my response is probably your response: You've got to be kidding me. How many times have I called, I want my tax dollars to be reduced, I want to be able to deduct the dollars that I spend in long distance calling congress! And I thought like you, how many times do I have to call? They are not going to get it; why should I call? And then it dawned on me, how stupid is this guy to go to Nancy Pelosi and say, "Just do whatever you want. I need about $800 billion." And if Nancy Pelosi -- this is what we're expected to believe. Nancy Pelosi designed this bill, and she just did it. She just did it. Without anybody, she just loaded it up. Well, how stupid would that be, unless you intentionally wanted polar bears in there, so somebody like Charles Schumer can say -- do you have the Chuck Schumer quote from yesterday? You have it? Go ahead and play that, Dan. Here's Chuck Schumer yesterday.

SCHUMER: And let me say this to all of the chattering class.

GLENN: That would be us.

SCHUMER: That so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments. The American people really don't care.

GLENN: Stop. Now, I could say to you today I want you to call Senator Schumer's office and tell him that you do care, you do care about those porky projects. Or are they this stupid and out of touch, or do they want everyone to focus on those porky projects? Because if you're focusing on the polar bears today, you're not focused on healthcare. Universal healthcare has been written and inserted into this bill. If you're worried about the porky process, are you concentrating on the census? As a guy who has to put shows together every day, television I have 41 minutes. There is so much -- I said yesterday there's so much I could do. I could do three hours of television and three hours of radio and still not get to everything. This guy's a genius. He's wearing you out. He is short-circuiting the only thing that stands in the way. What he has done, he -- look, what stands in anybody's way in Washington? You. Phone calls. Letters. Protests. Good. How do you take care of that? Well, here's the first thing you do. You've got to discredit, immediately discredit any of the chattering class. Anybody who's speaking out against it, they're the chattering class. So that chattering class, that's not the regular people, you know. You can dismiss them. And then try to destroy them. But you try to destroy them before they've even really said anything about your programs! Just come right at them. "Anybody who's listening to Rush Limbaugh, you don't even need to bother talking to me about anything." So come after them. And then what is Rush Limbaugh going to do? What is Sean Hannity going to do? What is everybody else going to do? They are going to say, "You know what, here's what you need to do. You need to call your senator today. You need to say you do care about this pork. You need to call them and tell them..." hmmm, how many times could I get you to do that before you are not going to do it anymore because you are going to go, Glenn, it's not going to make a difference. How many times do I have to tell you before you -- you might already be here. Before you look at this whole thing and go, "It's a tsunami. I'm not going to be able to do -- I'm just going to tune out." This guy's a genius. He is intentionally trying to short-circuit you right now. He is intentionally trying to fry the wires, trying to wear you down and wear you out. He is intentionally trying to make you feel little with this overwhelming problem. I'm going to play some audio for you and I'm going to show you what the result is of doing what he's doing because I think this is being done above him as well. I think this is being done by the Fed, I think this is being done on the financial sector. It's already worked. They learned the lessons. Why is everybody just willing to give all the money to the treasury and to the Fed? Why was everybody in congress just willing to go, okay, okay, okay, here, I'll sign it. Why? Because they didn't understand it. It was overwhelming. It was too big. Why did every economist miss it? Because it's too big, it's too overwhelming. Why did I see it? Because it's not. It's easy to see if you know what you're looking at. And I don't mean looking at -- I don't know what I'm looking at with the economy and stats and everything else. I just know a train wreck when I see it. It's the same thing here. You have to be able to step back and say, "What is it they are trying to create?" It's not about the polar bears. It's not about Guantanamo. It's not about the census. It's about all of it. They have learned the lesson that Obama -- that Osama Bin Laden is also trying to overwhelm us with. It's how we collapse the Soviet Union. Overwhelm them. Have just too many things going on. They can't do it all. Well, it's being done to our country and it's being done by our politicians to you. Overwhelm them. They can't fight all of it. Yes, you can.

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.