Caller 'rather upset' with Glenn


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GLENN: Let's go to William in Portland. Hello, William.

CALLER: Good morning, Glenn. Hello.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

CALLER: Well, I'm rather upset at you and I'll tell you why.

GLENN: All right.

CALLER: I was a McCain/Palin supporter, and you spent a good part of the election season putting the knock on McCain.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: And one day you said that you didn't want McCain because he flirted with socialism and you didn't know what he was going to do but you knew what Obama was going to do and you admitted that you knew Obama was a stoned Marxist. And mine is not only to you but to the conservatives that voted with you this way. We could have had a decent ticket. I mean, we had Sarah Palin. I am terrified for the future of this country. I don't want to be a socialist. I don't want the government running my healthcare.

GLENN: Which way did I vote?

CALLER: I have no idea. That's your private business. You don't even tell me. But I mean --

GLENN: Well, no, you're saying that all you people that voted this way. I voted for Palin.

CALLER: All right, that's good. But the point is, Glenn, you spent a lot of the election season casting shadows on McCain, and I wish that --

GLENN: Yeah, because he deserves them. See, here's the thing. Here's the thing. William, you are not going to win this argument because I believe Ronald Reagan was wrong. He was wrong. The 11th commandment, thou shalt not tear down any other Republican, bullcrap. You call bullcrap when you see bullcrap, period. I don't believe in the, you know, the, "Well, shhh, keep quiet over here." Let me tell you something else, William. What would have been worse? What is worse? You've got a guy now. If America will not get worn out, if America will keep standing, if people don't tune out, you're going to be okay. But if people get worn out, then we won't be. So who gets -- hang on, William. So who gets, who wins first here? Is he going to give up or are you going to give up?

Now let me ask you this: This economy, you don't have to believe me, but when it happens, then maybe you'll say, "Oh, gee, maybe I should have listened." This economy globally is going to go right down the crapper. This economy is going -- we are going to be looking at a depression, a depression, very bad stuff coming our way. Now, you ask yourself this -- could I make my point, please, William?

CALLER: Then can I --

GLENN: You ask yourself this question, William. (Can I make mine) Which would be better for, to have a guy that is flirting with socialists to say, see, we didn't go far enough, or the guy who is completely transforming this economy overnight and tying up our businesses and labor unions and everything else? Who's going to be blamed for it? I'd rather have it not be a conservative who's not a conservative.

CALLER: Glenn, that is so crazy. By the time this guy gets done, we might not be able to undo the damage he did.

GLENN: Let me tell you something, William. By the time any of these clowns would be done, they're taking us to the same damn destination. They're taking us to the same place. It is a socialist state.

I read a stat last night on television. We were 37% of our GDP was going for government programs. 37% of our GDP is a government expenditure. Now it's going to be up about 40%. Well, gee, wait a minute. Weren't the Republicans in charge for the last eight years? They were taking us to the same place, just slower. I don't want to go that place. I will vote for somebody who says, "No, I'm not going to be socialist. I believe in the founding fathers' principles." The only reason I had to vote for John McCain was because I believed that Sarah Palin actually had a clue as to who we are. John McCain is part of it. He is in that system. Go ahead, defend John McCain. What?

CALLER: We could have had Sarah Palin in the loop. We've got a Marxist, we've got --

GLENN: Did you see what John McCain did to her? If you think that it was just the media that just trashed Sarah Palin, you're kidding yourself, jack. It was in -- that was an inside job. The Republicans are just afraid of her as the Democrats are, and John McCain was no friend of Sarah Palin. Believe me on that one.

CALLER: -- under socialism.

GLENN: What?

CALLER: I do not want to live under socialism.

GLENN: Well, then let's leave it at that because neither do I. Okay, we're going to leave it at that. I guess we're coming together. We're just building bridges to each other. Unfortunately it's the government building the bridge. I don't want to live under socialism, either, my friend. I don't think any of us do. No, I didn't say that. Julio does. Barack Obama does. Many of the people in congress do. Arlen Specter does. So what the hell. I don't, nor will I. If that's the way everybody wants to go, that's great. I ain't playing that game. I'll go to jail. I don't care. I'm not going to be a socialist. I'll move to the Bahamas. I'll move some place else. I'd rather live in a country like Canada. I've never said this. I'd rather live in a country like Canada that was socialist from the start than betray the founding fathers and the principles and have them so distorted. I will stand as long as I can stand, and I know I'm not alone. Because, William, you can go ahead and blame it on people like me that wouldn't go for socialism lite, but I'm not the enemy. Socialism lite. Oh, gee, honey, do you want rat poison or... now with 50% less of the poison. "Gee, I don't think I want either of those!" But too many people will just go up to the -- and this is why it exists because people will -- they know. You will take the lesser of two evils. They only have to provide you with two products: Poison and poison lite. Because you'll take the poison lite.

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.

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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.