Maher: America, you're stupid




Bill Maher calls Americans stupid on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

GLENN: Let me start with Conan O'Brien last night interviewing Bill Maher. Here's what the conversation turned to with healthcare, and I want you to listen to what he's saying.

MAHER: But yeah, I mean, they are talking about 60 votes. Forget this stuff, 60. We can't get Americans to agree on anything 60%. 60% of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get healthcare done.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Listen to ‑‑ I mean, you've watched The View or you've heard the audio of The View or Conan or any of these shows. When usually you'll have somebody say something like this, you'll have a round of applause. Listen to the audience and their response. This is important for you to understand, not necessarily just what he's saying but what is going on here. Bill Maher, I disagree with almost everything that spills out of this man's mouth but I appreciate the fact that he at least says what he means and means what he says. You know who Bill Maher is. That's a good thing. This is the kind of person that you can actually have an honest conversation with because I mean, he will throw bombs and everything else, but at least you can have an honest conversation because he's not hiding behind some sort of political correctness and some persona that is all warm and fuzzy when indeed he's a mountain lion behind it.

PAT: He's obviously for tyranny, and he's unabashedly so.

GLENN: You don't have to even say that. Look, this is what he's for.

PAT: Well, he's for dragging people against their will to a certain conclusion. That's tyranny.

GLENN: Let's use the proper language. Let's get out of the 1700s. That's not tyranny. That's progressivism. That's what this is. This is why, I'm telling you, it is not a coincidence that I found two years ago the seeds of the progressive movement, and I started reading it saying, no way; it's not a coincidence that you heard the broadcast when I said to you, my daughter came to me and she said she wanted to take Greek history. She wanted to take ancient history. That's what she wanted her major to be in, ancient history. And I said, why ancient history? She said, because everything, Dad, that is about this country, she said everything, when you look at the country, there's just too many bad guys. We've done too many bad things, and I'm sorry, Jon Stewart, here, take out your cash machine; make more money. I wept. Because if my daughter got there living with me in my house, how does the average person survive not growing up and hating this country? And I said to her, I'm going to prove you wrong. But you're going to ‑‑ if you want me to pay for that education, you're going to have to ‑‑ you're going to have to read some of the things that I will show to you. But I'm going to prove you wrong. And the part that she really hated about American history was right around the turn of the century if I'm not mistaken. So I started doing my homework, and I went to her and I said just recently, maybe eight months ago, "You were right. You were right." A year ago I thought Teddy Roosevelt was a good guy. A year ago I didn't know anything about Woodrow

WILSON: Son. A year ago I didn't know anything about the progressives except they were responsible for progressive income tax, they were responsible for prohibition. Why prohibition? Because it's bad for you, and most people are just too stupid. They won't stop drinking. So we will drag them to it. They also dragged 150,000 people who spoke out against the war that were too stupid to understand the benefits of World War I and they dragged those people to prison for speaking out.

PAT: You don't want that to go through a court. You'd get a jury of stupid people who wouldn't come to the proper conclusion. So makes sense really. When you think of it that way.

STU: That's why you have judges to make sure the laws are right, make sure that you can't do ‑‑

GLENN: Well, you don't have ‑‑ they used to call them administrators that make sure they're right. Now they're more, well, I think they're literally called czars.

STU: You can't trust the people to vote in the right thing.

GLENN: You can't trust the companies to do the right thing. You've got to have an administrator or a czar that is over, that oversees all of that. And the next thing is a czar to look at the broken system ‑‑ see if this sounds familiar. This is their belief in the early turn of the century ‑‑ to overlook the system and make the decisions outside of the system. With the best in business and the best in political theory and the best academics and the best community people. You get those people together and they write the laws. It's exactly what's happening now. So when Bill Maher says that, you know, hey, no big deal; people are just too stupid, it's important for you to listen because that is what progressives believe: You are too stupid. It is the exact opposite of what most Americans left and right ‑‑ I shouldn't even say left anymore. Democrat and right. It's not what they believe. They believe in the individual. There are stupid people. What? I don't open my eyes and walk down the street? But you know what? If you believe in evolution, you let the stupid people destroy themselves. No, no, they claim they're there to help everyone. They are not there to help everyone. They are there to control everyone. Look at the cities of Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, D.C. The progressives have had their hands around the throats of those cities for decades. They have had the city council, they have had the mayors. In Washington D.C. they've even had the federal government telling me exactly what to do. Well, what have those cities turned into? Let's look at Chicago. What has that city turned into? Nothing but wrath and corruption. Because it's not about helping people. It's about using people to gain power, money and influence. That's all it is. That's all it is. They use minorities. They use children. They use emergencies to gain money and power. That's it. And we're doing a good thing because people are just too stupid. But listen to the response of the audience when he says this and then listen to what else he says.

VOICE: You know, with or without them, make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed.

VOICE: Good Lord.

MAHER: I'm serious. I said this months ago and people criticized me. This is where the president needs to be ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop. Max Baucus should wake up with an intern's bed in his head. Okay. Now, this is a ‑‑

PAT: Head in his bed.

STU: Head in his bed.

GLENN: Head in his bed?

STU: That doesn't make any sense at all.

GLENN: See what I mean? Look, it was said in on a comedy show. I'm assuming that he meant it comedically.

STU: He would surely give you that break if you said something.

GLENN: Oh, no, he would surely.

STU: Oh, my God, yeah.

GLENN: And if that's what he really believes, I want those people to say it. I want to know who they are. I want to know who they are. But listen to the audience.

Now, do you think I could say that somebody needs to wake up with an intern's head in their bed and nobody would report on that? Do you think there might be somebody with picket signs outside of our broadcast facility?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Of course.

PAT: No, they would be open, they would be inclusive.

GLENN: Do you think they would call me a hate monger? Do you think they would call me a hate monger?

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: If I said that they should just make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse and the people are too stupid and you're going to drag them to it, do you think if I said that that I would be called a fascist?

STU: Of course not. I mean, they would clearly understand that when you said an offer you can't refuse had nothing to do with the mob and tactics and violence, never.

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.