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Our glorious revolution is taking hold. The American pigs are bowing to our every whim without even knowing it. In their puny capital in Washington, they're making sure all Americans will drive a car they don't want — just like Russia's Lada!

Those capitalists will say that these tiny cars, which cost $1,300 more, will fold like tin foil in crashes; in other words, global warming won't kill them, the car crashes will.

But of course they would say that! Even a child knows how smaller, efficient cars benefit the collective with lower pollution.

Then look at how the swine treat their banks and credit card companies; borrow and spend your country into our grip! Those pigs will say banks should be allowed to repay government loans so they can go back to business as usual and people with good credit shouldn't have to cover the deadbeats.

Well, what do they know? Isn't it obvious that all companies would benefit from at least some nationalization?

And, how could I forget California, where our plants have infiltrated better than anywhere else. What could be more noble than a state that saves the lovable sea otters and protects its own from the perils of toxic dry cleaning? Sure, those capitalists will say that California should not threaten to fire police or teachers when they are still spending money on the sea otters.

Oh, how foolish!

Take heart, comrades, the Americans are saving everything but their money!

OK — stop.

Gang, I want to ask the question that so many people were asking of George W. Bush when it came to the Iraq war: What's our exit strategy?

Let's start with the auto industry's new CAFE standards to fight global warming (or whatever it's being called these days). The government isn't content with just firing car company CEOs and slashing ad budgets; it's now telling Americans they need to drive a less-safe car, because otherwise they're harming the planet.

When is enough, enough?

Then there's California, which spends money on stupid things — like $226 million for biodiversity conservation; $5.6 million for the Arts Council; and $404,000 for pesticide pollution prevention. And it also goes into tens of billions of dollars of debt; what's going to happen when Tuesday's propositions fail and the state is $21 billion in the hole?

Will they be bailed out? Then maybe New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts will follow suit. Will it stop with the complete annihilation of the state governments and a full-blown federal system?

And finally, China, which has learned a lesson we haven't when it comes to spending: They save more than half the money that goes into their economy — compared to the U.S., which saves 8 percent. (Seventy percent of our economy is based on spending; isn't it clearly catching up with us?)

On top of that, China is working with Brazil to axe the dollar and they're gobbling up natural resources, spending many billions of dollars on gold mines, copper mines, oil fields and much more.

How can our country hope to remain as the lone superpower when China has so much momentum on its side?

It's time to teach your kids to speak Mandarin Chinese!

The problem with our government is that they waste time and money focused on fixing the crisis of the day, rather than looking at the bigger picture.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.