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

GLENN: That's right. Our march to socialism. You know, some say that Barack Obama, that cat's a socialist, man. Others say, no, no, he's just really unlucky. Every policy he happens to support just, dumb, stupid luck, brings us toward socialism. That's it. I mean, brings us there quickly, like at a trillion times the speed of light. And I know the number "Trillion" because we seem to be using it an awful lot lately. I believe that it's just luck myself, dumb, hapless luck. Sometimes that luck works out perfectly. For example, universal healthcare. You know, that thing used to inspire debate, used to last for months on the front page news: What should we do about healthcare? Now just slid into another spending proposal. Oh, sure, you may remember that Obama said he was setting aside $634 billion as a down payment to reform healthcare in his budget. Wow, where's the escrow account I want to know? Where is that Al Gore lockbox with the 300 -- or sorry, $634 billion? I mean, that's a pretty specific number, too. I mean, how did you come up with that? I mean, you must have this thing mapped out pretty well, right? $634 billion as a down payment. Well, according to the White House, quote: It's impossible to put a price tag on the plan even before the basics have been finalized. Oh, wow, so they're not able to put an exact price on it. What could the cost really be? $635 billion? Maybe $636 billion? I mean, what's a billion or two when you're talking about hope and change? Guaranteeing health insurance for all Americans may cost $1.5 trillion over the next decade according to health experts. That's more than double the $634 billion down payment that President Obama has set aside for health reform in his budget. Wow, look at that. Dumb luck. I mean, he put down a down payment, and 43% down is an awful lot, if you are buying a house or a car. I don't know if he had ID or anything like that but I hear some things don't require ID or proof of birth certificate. Anyway, I'm not sure what the standard down payment is but, you know, when you're buying horrible healthcare, is it the same as buying an overpriced house? But where does the money come from? I mean, isn't he going to be a trillion dollars or more short? No need to fear. Socialism is here. From an unrelated article coincidentally on the same day in U.S. News and World Report and in the Washington times. Quote: President Obama's climate plan could cost industry close to $2 trillion, nearly three times the White House initial estimate of the so-called cap and trade legislation according to Senate staffers who were briefed by the White House. Wow, what incredible luck. Healthcare costs an extra trillion bucks but then, hey, look in this pocket. It's an extra $1.4 trillion that we found from global warming taxes. Now we have a budget surplus. This is so easy. Global warming, paying for universal healthcare. Socialism solves socialism. It's the circle of socialism, kind of like the circle of life except not a lot of people live in the circle of socialism. By the way, if you think $2 trillion is it for global warming, remember another cap and trade bill that was co-sponsored by Obama in the Senate was estimated to be the equivalent of $366 billion energy tax hike every year by 2015. But don't worry. I mean, the White House is bipartisan. No, they are. Listen to this quote. Quote: A White House official did not confirm the large estimate, saying only that Obama aids previously had noted that the $646 billion estimate was conservative. See? They are conservative when they have to be.

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.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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