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GLENN: First I want to go back to Dianne in California because Dianne is in Bakersfield. And Dianne, it must be a crazy situation in California where, you know, one side just doesn't even understand the other side anymore. You are living in a state that can't pay its bills and yet you could pay all of them and then some if you just uncapped the oil and gas wells that you currently have drilled.

CALLER: Well, you know, we have a saying that they tilted the United States and all the nuts rolled to California and I think that that kind of sums it up. I mean, there are people who are very conscientious, very conservative and we live in a state that is just out of control and it's out of control in every part from top to bottom, everything. And so we just do. I mean, we're people. We stay involved. We vote.

So anyway, but I think the big thing with us as a family is we just made a decision. We have always lived the values and principles that you're talking about and so it's -- that part's already in place. What we have done also is to become as self-sufficient. I was raised by parents who lived through the depression.


CALLER: And they had me later in life. And so all the lessons they taught me sometimes at the time I thought, why are you washing out baggies, mom.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: Can't you just go and buy some new ones. And I understand now, you know, what they were talking about. Both of them have passed on and I take the lessons that they taught me and I'm applying them in my life. We're teaching our children and our grandchildren.

GLENN: You know what? You know, I came to Simon and Schuster who is our publishing partner and I came to them last August and I said, "I want to change the books. We're working on another book. And I said, I want to change books. I want to put one ahead of that. And I said, what I want to do is I want to write a book on our grandparents and the lessons of the Great Depression that have been lost. And they laughed at me quite honestly and said, "Oh, Glenn, he's talking about depression again like it really has" and now it's too late to do anything about that.

You know what, if you will, Dianne, in the next couple of days I'm going to give out an e-mail address and I would like to hear, I'd like to have -- we'll put it on the website. I'd like to have pictures of people's grandparents or their parents and I'd like to know the lessons that they taught because they're lost. Most of us made fun of them, you know, after so many years. Do you remember they used to save all the Christmas paper and they used to wash out the baggies and they used to do this and that. But we haven't passed that knowledge on and some of us didn't get that knowledge, you know, because our grandparents had passed away or whatever. I think we need to recycle that knowledge and make that available to the average person. So if I asked you, Dianne, to send me the lessons that your grandparents taught, would you and your family be willing to e-mail those lessons to me and share them with others?

CALLER: Oh, absolutely would.

GLENN: Okay. I'll give a --

CALLER: It's very timely, very timely.

GLENN: I'll give an address. I'll give an address on the website, for the website in the next couple of days. Don't mail them yet but think about them and maybe start to prepare that and I'll give it to you in the next couple of days.

One other question for you, Dianne. In California my deep throat who has been advising me on stuff for the last couple of years who's really the guy who really warned me, and he is at a very high level and involved in all of this stuff and he said to me about six months ago, he said, study the Weimar Republic. And that was my first indication that we were going to start printing money beyond your wildest imagination, which we are doing now. He said, study the Weimar Republic, and I have, and one of the things that I found is when the middle class feels betrayed, when the middle class feels like if I play by the rules, I get screwed, the whole thing falls apart. When you are living in California and you paid your taxes and you live the right way and everybody else is getting a bailout and you can't even get the state to give you a refund on your taxes that they owe you, they send you an IOU, that's troubling to me. What is the atmosphere in California like? What is the average middle class person that's doing the right thing, living the right way, playing by the rules, have you noticed an increase in tension at all?

CALLER: Well, not only tension but just plain fear. People -- the unknown is really the scariest because if you have kind of a plan and you know where you're going, that's one thing. But when the plans constantly are being changed and you have no input into those plans and everybody keeps telling you what you're going to do but then they keep changing it, you have no stability and that creates fear, it creates unrest, it creates as you say disenfranchisement and so the problem is you really don't know what will happen because when people hit their breaking point, you know, what starts happening with, you know, people in shopping lines and cars? You know, you start seeing the road rage, you start seeing things happen in schools, you start seeing all of these things are just symptoms of the big problem which is people just feel disconnected. They feel like they have no say. They feel like when you say something, people don't listen.

Can you imagine how I feel calling Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein to get help? I mean, it's insane. So the things that I would tell people is connect that to the one source that you can go to for everything and that is God, and from there get your priorities in place, know that your family, your churches come first, you got your work after that. You have -- you know, everything else is just kind of off to the side. And by the way, if you got all of those things straight, you'll be fine. And we just look at it, take care of ourselves as best we can and that's all we can do. We can be politically active, we can do all the things that you're kind of pointing to and telling us to get together as people. We talk a lot and we talk to friends, we talk to neighbors. And it's just to change the tide. And so we appreciate the fact that, you know, that we are getting a voice and we have sent in our pictures. We do surround them. I'm not hopeless and I don't feel like, you know, there's just no way I can turn. If I rely on God and I get involved and do everything that I possibly can as a wife and a mother to help protect my family because that's the most important thing to me, then, you know, I'm going to be fine.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't think I am. If you were hopeless, if you were three, four minutes ago and you thought nobody else gets it, how much hope do you have that you just got really logical common sense-based advice from someone in California!

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


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.