Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - Czar Jones

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

by Glenn Beck

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GLENN: You know, I know that we just played some stunning audio from Van Jones and the idiots are going to say things like...

PAT: Oh, what are you talking about? That was nothing to it. That was a long time ago, like you've said.

GLENN: March.

PAT: You admit it was clear back   how old were you in March?

GLENN: The same age I am now. March.

PAT: Stu, how old were you back in March? What grade were you in?

STU: The same grade.

PAT: I mean, please, it's ancient history. The guy wasn't even the green jobs czar.

GLENN: He was the green jobs czar.

PAT: He wasn't even the green jobs czar.

GLENN: Like weeks after he gave this speech, weeks.

PAT: And he transformed, he changed his mind, he became a capitalist... when he   there's no way he could have known. There's no way.

GLENN: Who? The president?

PAT: No.

GLENN: He couldn't have known that Van Jones was a known communist.

PAT: How is he going to know? What, does he have Google or something, the White House? They don't let him have that. I bet you the president doesn't even get to look at his Blackberry. And if he does, it can't get online. Maybe it's like mine. It's always looking for service.

GLENN: Right, okay.

PAT: And then there's no   I mean, you can't just willy nilly hop on the Internet as president of the United States and look for information.

GLENN: Okay. Stop the music for a second. Here's what I want to do. I want to play the quotes from Van Jones. This is from March. Play them   

PAT: Oh, I want to play the quotes from Van Jones, March.

GLENN: I'll just play them. Could you play the whole thing, not the short version but the whole thing in context first.

VAN JONES: All we do is take out the dirty power system, the dirty power generation in a system and just replace it with some clean stuff, put a solar panel on top of this system. We don't deal with how we are consuming water, we don't deal with how we're treating our other sister and other brothers' species, we don't deal with toxins, we don't deal with the way we treat each other, if that's not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you'll have. This is all you'll have. You'll have solar powered bulldozers, solar powered buzz saws, and biofuel bombers and we'll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines and we'll still have a dead planet. This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system.

GLENN: When will America wake up? The left has started a revolution no different than Hugo Chavez. When Hugo Chavez was elected, he was elected by Democratic process. But he did not tell the people when he was running that he was a communist. Can we stop that this man, Van Jones, is an average everyday capitalist American? If we don't deal with how we treat each other. This again is code language Marxism, language. How are we this is social justice. Now we're into green jobs and social justice.

VAN JONES: If that's not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you'll have. This is all you'll have solar powered bulldozers, solar powered buzz saws

GLENN: Stop for a second. Let's just take these, take these one at a time. Solar powered bulldozers. That is for breaking new ground and building new buildings and expansion. These are zero growth people. So expansion. You don't want to expand. That's bad for the environment. Then what did he say? Solar paneled?

PAT: Solar powered buzz saws.

GLENN: The buzz saws, that's for cutting the tree down, then what's next.

VAN JONES: Biofuel bombers.

GLENN: Biofuel bombers. So this is an antiwar statement, okay?

VAN JONES: Fighting over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines and we'll still have a dead planet. This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel.

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop, stop, stop. This movement is deeper than a solar panel. Now, you might say that, oh, well, you're reading too much in. You haven't read enough about this man. He is a communist. He wanted revolution. When he found the green movement, he realized, as did the people who wrote the stimulus package, financed by George Soros. The Apollo Alliance, financed by Tides, the Tides Foundation. This is as left as you can get. When they figured out that if we could just take environmental justice, combine it with those who wanted social justice, which is code language for Marxism, and combine those two with the muscle of labor unions, you'd have the unholy trinity. That's when he decided to go legit. That's when he decided to change his rhetoric. That's when he was taught: Change your tactics, change your language.

Do you happen to have, Pat, for me the audio of when the yellow man is yellow   or mellow? Do you remember that guy? This is the reverend that Barack Obama had at the inauguration. And again he's an old guy and this is old language, and this was the excuse, this is the way these people talk, it's from old days, this is the way, you know, these preachers were back then, blah, blah blah. You give him the benefit of the doubt. He was just given a medal of freedom award from the president just a couple of weeks ago. Remember this.

VOICE: We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.

GLENN: Okay. The same kind of language by Jeremiah Wright. Same excuse. These are old guys; they are like your crazy uncle; this is just the way they talk, et cetera, et cetera. This is exactly the way that Van Jones used to talk, until he started to mellow out and realize if I go mainstream, I can get   what was the quote, Stu, that we had last night? I'm willing to give up my pose, my radical pose for radical ends.

So in other words, I'm willing to be   I'm willing to show my   do you have the exact quote? Give it to me.

STU: Yes, I do. Hold on one sec.

GLENN: This is exact quote from Van Jones.

STU: Okay, here we go: I'm willing to forego the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of the radical ends. And it rhymes, too.

GLENN: This is what is happening in the White House. Now, whether Barack Obama is part of it, that's for you to decide. He clearly knows about it. If he doesn't know these guys pass, if he doesn't know who Van Jones is, then this man should not be allowed near the nuclear weapons, nowhere near. He shouldn't be allowed to use the phone! It's called Google. This is the most out of control administration in the history of time, if he didn't know. There's no way he didn't know. So now the question is, well, what is Barack Obama's real agenda? How could he possibly put this guy in for green jobs? Because it's not about green and it's not about jobs. It's about social justice. The red man, well, that's just old. The red man can get ahead, man.

Here's what it sounds like in today's language by someone who is not engaging in youthful indiscretions. This is what it sounds like in March of this year, weeks before he is appointed a special advisor to the president of the United States. Old language: When the red man can get ahead, man. New language:

VAN JONES: And our Native American sisters and brothers who were pushed and bullied and mistreated and shoved into all the land we didn't want, where it was all hot and windy. Well, guess what, renewable energy. Guess what, solar industry. Guess what, wind industry. They now own and control 80% of the renewable energy resources. No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth. Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity. Give them the respect 

GLENN: Good God almighty.

VAN JONES: that they deserve.

GLENN: There is no difference between that and the time when a red man can get ahead, man.

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


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.