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GLENN: I am just watching the video of what is happening in our country and I almost said I can't believe it. But I can. It is the beginning of what I have been warning was coming our way for a very long time. And I cannot impress upon all those involved: Peace. Do not do anything stupid. And I know how difficult that is. Believe me. We just have to be extraordinarily careful. Last night I wrote on Twitter I am an imperfect messenger and I have been going over in my mind in the last two months all of the stupid stuff that I have done in my life. All of the things that with hindsight just ‑‑ let me put it this way: You know how we spent most of our life saying, "Oh, it doesn't matter what we do?" We're about to find out, oh, yes, it does. Oh, yes, it does. And it is hard to bridge the gap between sanity and insanity. It is hard to bridge the gap between the life that we have lived for so long and the life we're about to go into. Do you remember when I said to you last year, when I said to you, "Please, the only thing that will make any difference, the only thing that will matter will be your word. Don't defile your are honor, your integrity, your word. Let your yes mean yes. Your no mean no. Values and value." If you didn't hear that message a year ago, I ask that you hear it now. I don't know exactly ‑‑ I don't know how to do my job anymore. I don't. I don't. I was thinking about it last night and thought, maybe ‑‑ I've been saying for two some years, when people start to say these things, when people, when there's somebody else willing to say these things, willing to do these things, I can go away. I can be done. And I can just go back and just do what I want to do. I'm not this guy. I've told you this for a long time. I'm not this guy. I don't want to be this guy. I don't like walking down the street anymore. I walk down the street and it's either somebody who is so gracious and so nice, or just hates my guts. It's not what I ever wanted to do. But I found myself in a position where I thought I have to do it because it's what I believe. I believe that so many people now are waking up and they are feeling the same thing. You don't want to do it. You don't want to say these things. You don't want to go to these town hall meetings. You don't want to believe the things that you're beginning to believe. It was easier a year ago when I played the clip for you about Barack Obama saying that he was going to build a well‑funded civilian defense force.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We cannot to continue to rely only on just the military to achieve the national security objectives we set. We have to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well‑funded.

GLENN: It was easier then to say, "No!" Then as I started to interview people that used to work at ACORN and it started to dawn on me that ACORN was the beginning of it. It is an ACORN. It is a seed. It's a seed that's going to grow into a mighty oak. Have you ever listened to the name, the acronym, what is it Action ‑‑ what is the acronym for ACORN, Pat, do you know?

PAT: American Community Organizers Reform now.

GLENN: That's the dumbest name I think I have ever heard. They came up with ACORN then found the words to the name to be able to make it into the acronym. Why? Why would they want an acorn? Because it's something that's small that grows into a mighty oak. The mighty oak. SCIU is part of ACORN. They have infiltrated now Americor. Americor has been a good organization. The people in Americor, many of the people in ACORN, they don't ‑‑ they don't know. They don't see it. It's a hostile takeover. What has happened to these organizations, at least Americor is what is happening to our country. It is being fundamentally transformed. When I said that they were building a civilian force, nobody wanted to believe it. I still don't want to believe it. But when you see The Drudge Report today where the AFL‑CIO has come out and has promised to counter anyone speaking out at these meetings that they would counter anybody that was having problems at these town hall meetings, you ask yourself; is that not a civilian force? When you see what's happening across the country, where the Democrats actually have the balls to stand up and say, "This isn't a grassroots effort." And they hold people out of these meetings until the SCIU and ACORN members, again the roots of the civilian force, go in and take the seeds. What is happening to our country? You know, when I said SCIU and ACORN, these were the brown shirts. People said that's crazy. And I hope to God it is. But you tell me what they are if they're not thugs enforcing the will of the masters in Washington. Be very careful, because the things that I have told you on this program were coming are here. We are in the most dangerous point in our republic, I believe, since the Civil War. We may be in the most dangerous place ever, because our people are different. Our people are not as connected to God as we once were. Beyond that, the world is wildly unstable. I told you, what was it, the beginning of July or the end of June, that I had one of the first English translations of a book that is being published in America in about two weeks. It's called "The Coming Insurrection" these are communists that are saying attack the families. You must disintegrate the family. You must disintegrate society. You must disintegrate. All of it must be destroyed. That's happening with the extreme left. There are those on the extreme right that also would like to destroy everything so they can rebuild. A revolution is not the problem. The problem is never revolution. The problem is who takes control of the revolution? Anybody says that they want violence and they want a revolution. Back them up off of that. Because where is George Washington? Where is the man on the stamp? If you don't have a strong man of real character, you won't survive, because someone else will take that role. I can give you a list of bad people on the left and the right that would love that control. I can't give you a single name of a man that is modeled after George Washington. Not one. But he is here. But somewhere he is here. We need more ‑‑ we need more time. We need more time. There's great, powerful ‑‑ there is great and powerful hope. There is great and powerful hope. There are miracles that you will witness in your lifetime. Great, grand, mighty, powerful miracles that you will witness. But we must be prepared. We must be peaceful. We must be armed with the truth. We must be armed with the truth.

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.

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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