Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - 'A' for effort

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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: All righty then. Wow, this country is going to be so fair very soon. Are you dumb enough to fall for that? Friendly and balanced sounding title, fairness, fairness. When you actually look into the policies to see what anybody is actually doing, it's anything but fair. For example, the Fairness Doctrine. Without knowing what it is, you'd be for it: "Well, yes, I'm for a doctrine of fairness." Who doesn't want fairness? But when you read about it for, like, 15 seconds, you see it's a socialist attempt to shut down opposing voices so you don't fall for it. But guess who is falling for fairness? College students. Recent study by the researchers at University of California-Irvine found that a third of the students surveyed said they expect Bs just for attending lectures, and 40% say they deserve a B just for completing the required reading. Wow. Everybody showed up and participated. I mean, wow. I mean, why punish them with that evil competition thing? Quote: I've noticed an increased sense of entitlement in my students and wanted to discover what was causing it," says Ellen Greenberger, leading author of the study Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors it was in the journal of youth and adolescence. "I want to find out what's causing this?" Gee, I don't know, where could our nation's students be getting a sense of entitlement from? I can't think of a single person that's promising the moon and the stars and stopping the oceans from rising and "You deserve it and you've worked hard and you've played by the rules. Here, have this." Jason Greenwood, a senior in the University of Maryland, echoed that view. He said, "I think putting in a lot of effort should merit a high grade. I mean, what else is there really than effort that you put in?" I don't know. I always thought there was something called a result. Jeez. We would all be working with light bulbs that don't work. I mean, do you know? I mean, he worked really hard on the light bulb. He got it wrong 5,000 times. "I've done it 2500 times. Can't you just buy my light bulbs?" Who cares how much time you spend on building a bridge if it collapses, you nincompoop! "Hey, we worked two years on that thing." Yeah, now it's in the water. Maybe you should have spend a little more time. "You're not going to pay me? I did all my work." If you put in an effort and you get a C -- I'm quoting from the article -- what is the point? If one goes to class and reads every chapter in the book and then does everything the teacher asked and more, then they should be getting an A for their effort. No, A for effort was something that stupid people used to tell each other to make them feel good. "Who got an A for effort? You did. You got an F for full facts but an A for effort." That's right, that's the way I fell it, too, "Affeit." Here's the point: In America we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are not guaranteed equal success. What would be the point of school at all if everybody just got A's for showing up? Why not just show up and then, you know, be on the computer all day? Why even bother with the school? Let's just give everybody a C because they didn't show up. You know what? Why don't we just give everybody the same house, the same job, the same everything. After all, everyone's trying. It's a community. It's a collective. It's the board. Sarah Kin, she's a junior English major at the University of Vermont, she agreed: I feel that if I do all the readings and attend class regularly, I should be able to achieve a grade of at least a B. Wow. Isn't it a shock that Obama dominated the college vote? It's really -- a B just for showing up. Wouldn't it be great if we just, if we all just showed up to work and then went to all of the meetings and we've got to keep our job even if we're not really doing them? I mean, after all, excuse me, I showed up on time. We're doomed if we don't turn this around in our kids.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: All righty then. Let's go to Greg in Philadelphia. Hello, Greg, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn.


CALLER: Listen, you know, I wanted to say I have a friend that he's trying to -- before he gets, you know, real deep into it, he lost his job, he has, you know, enough money in reserve. He did everything right, you know, where he saved his money and everything for hard times. And since he's lost his job, he's been paying his mortgage, but he's realizing, you know, there's nothing out there to get and he can't -- he's looking at as "I'm not going to be able to pay my mortgage anymore." So he called his mortgage company, and I'm kind of being vague on the facts.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: They explained to him about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have some program, I'm not sure what it is. But they said instead of being proactive about it, what you're best off doing is wait until you're late on your payments for about three, four months and then they will be able to step in and help you.


CALLER: It's like, I don't understand that.

GLENN: It's insanity.

CALLER: I'm a young guy, I'm 26 years old and I just -- you know, I bought a house and I pay my mortgage and I'm like, you know, if somebody's going to be doing everything right and, you know, they're looking at a situation where they're like, "Look, my reserves are running out; is there anything we can do before it gets to a point" I mean, but Obama is saying --

GLENN: No, they won't do it. I have several friends, I have several friends who one a year ago, a year ago called said and my whole business is starting to shake apart here; can I refinance, can we work on this? Is there anything that we can do? Nope, nope, nope. Finally this October said, "I am in real trouble. I am upside down. I can't do it. How do I do this? I can't sell my house, been trying to, can't sell it, yada, yada, yada, what can I do? Is there anyone?" "Nope, what you need to do is you need to start foreclosure proceedings first. So just start defaulting on your mortgage." He's like, "But I have a good credit score. I'm trying to work. Please work with me here. You know you're not going to sell the house." In the last month he's been talking to them: "You're not going to sell the house. Now you're going to be upside down and I'm going to be upside down. How about we work on something and get through this?" "Nope." It's nuts. In his case I believe it's because he put 50% down. He's a guy who did the right thing. He put 50% down. So he owns half of the house. So they don't care about him. They can get the whole house back and even if they sell it for 50%, it's still an asset. So they're just screwing him because they're not upside down in the house. It doesn't make any sense. There's no reason here. There is no reason. And you know why? Because they are going to try to solve this again with big programs and universal everything and the federal government. Well, you lose connection with reality. "Well, we need more oversight." No, you don't. You know what you need? You need a banker that you know, that sits right across the desk from you. You need a hometown bank. You need somebody that knows you, knows the community, knows what's going on, isn't beholden to all of these people all around the world. They are just doing the right thing and they can say, "John, I understand your problem. Yes, I know you're a good guy; we'll work on that." We need to start working locally again, not univer sally.

VOICE: And now another moment you probably missed.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And we're also going to work to stabilize, repair and reform our financial system to get less money for schools and police and fire departments. Those are the values we have to restore now at this defining moment.

VOICE: That was another moment you probably missed on the Glenn Beck program.

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.