Glenn Beck: March to socialism - 'if this stimulus is passed'



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

GLENN: Oh, that's right. For all our problems right now, we're still the greatest country on Earth. We're always setting records that make other countries sit back and, oh, they are just like, wow, how's America do that? Well, we've done it again, gang. We're number one. We just set a new record for the largest debt. Congratulations, America. You now owe $11 trillion. The whopping number has a major ramification for President Barack Obama who is trying to push through a raft of big picture bills on healthcare, energy, education, climate change while also attempting to stabilize the swooning economy. Oh, top it. This is what the press is writing. Stop that. When is gigantic debt and a faltering economy slowed down the socialism train, you know, other than the Soviet Union? But forget about that one. There were other things going on. Like they had a war going on, too. You know, they were fighting Osama Bin Laden. I mean, Soviet Union never had a stimulus package like ours, and I'd like to point that out. I remember when we were first being told about the glorious stimulus package and Barack Obama went east to East Peoria, Illinois? Remember he was standing there at the Caterpillar plant? That was so great. Oh, it's just, I still, I can smell the patriots in the air. I can see the red, white and blue behind him. I just know that it was a patriotic thing to do because there were blue-collar workers, there were people wearing hard hats, there were tractors or a Caterpillar in this particular case and there were flags. And I thought, my gosh, this has got to be good. And I listened and it was. Remember he told us that the CEO of Caterpillar told him that he will be able to rehire some of the employees that have already been laid off. If he would just only pass the stimulus package. Oh, it was so great. But I don't do it justice. Listen carefully. This is what he said.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is time for congress to act.

GLENN: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I hope they act in a bipartisan fashion.

GLENN: Oh.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But no matter how they act, when they do, when they finally pass our plan, I believe it will be a major step forward on our path to economic recovery.

GLENN: That's fantastic.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I'm not the only one who thinks so.

GLENN: Really?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yesterday Jim, the head of Caterpillar said if congress passes our plan.

GLENN: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: This company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.

GLENN: Oh, that is fantastic, America. That is --

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's a story I'm confident will be repeated at companies across the country.

GLENN: Oh, it sure is going to be repeated and several -- took 11 minutes before the CEO of Caterpillar came out and said, "I didn't actually say that." You know. He said, "I mean, if it's possible, if the stimulus package passes and the economy recovers down the line, we may possibly be able to rehire a few of those people that were laid off, but maybe." But that was before he felt the true power of the stimulus package. Now that congress has acted in a bipartisan fashion, it's finally passed. And the true blessings of the stimulus package can rain down upon the tiny hard hatted heads there at Caterpillar and their employees. Hang on just -- this was just handed to me. Caterpillar notified an additional 2,454 workers in three states Tuesday that they were losing their jobs as the company continues to try to bring production in line with plummeting demand.

So anyway, so not only are they not rehiring laid-off employees like, you know, we were promised by the president. "Jim just told me that they were going to do that." So now they are announcing thousands of new layoffs. But wait. That's not the worst part. Where are the vast majority of the layoffs coming from? Would you believe the exact same factory in the exact same city of East Peoria, Illinois that Barack Obama made the promise at. Whether you believe it or not, it's true. But if we act now and we act in a bipartisan way, if we could just pass a second stimulus package, Caterpillar will be able to do more of these things, and I think it's a story that will be repeated many times in companies all across this great land.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's a story I'm confident will be repeated at companies across the country.

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.

 

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.