Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - Indoctrination nation

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

by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Let's go to Jesse in Richmond. Jesse is going to what college are you going to, Jesse?

CALLER: Glenn, I'm going to John Tyler Community College.

GLENN: Okay. And your professor.


GLENN: We wouldn't say that he's an idiot, but he's been arguing with the new book.

CALLER: Correct.

GLENN: Okay. And one of your classmates brought the book in, which is your first mistake. You don't, you don't bring it you bring the list of arguments in.


GLENN: And you look for them in the footnotes at the end and you say when he says, where did you get that fact, you say, New York Times. And they're like, oh, well, yes, okay, New York Times. See what I mean?

CALLER: Yeah, yeah. No, I understand. I actually was caught on quoting the 5,000 Year Leap earlier in the same semester from the same guy.

GLENN: You moron.

CALLER: So anyways, that seems to happen. But it was funny because he tried to demonize you throughout that day. But the next class we came in on Wednesday.


CALLER: The extra credit that we have for our final is to find incorrect or errors in your book, any one of your books, and for every error we find in one of your books, we get an extra point on our final. And I was like, well, wait a minute, wait a minute.

GLENN: You have got to be kidding me.

CALLER: That's not fair.

GLENN: Ask him in fairness if he will do the same with Al Gore's book.

CALLER: I did that. I said, okay, so is it possible you're saying, you know, he's an extreme right side. Okay, fair enough. What about extreme left, you know? Can I take somebody on the extreme left and do that and he said, sure, but I can't think of anybody, so no. I'm like, what?

GLENN: I can't think of anybody? Okay. We can find them.

CALLER: So there goes a question for you. Can you find me an extreme left side?

GLENN: Yes. Michael Moore, any of Michael Moore's books, any of Al Gore's books.


GLENN: I mean, you will have so many points, we'll help you do it. You'll have so many extra points on Al Gore on his, you know, on his Inconvenient Truth.

CALLER: Now, the only catch, this is a political science class. So everything I find in there, I'll have to refute with my social science book. So it's typically going to be something that's more logistical than it is actually the world is coming to an end due to this catastrophic, you know, one degree in temperature.

STU: You know what's an easy one, Glenn, in Arguing With Idiots there's a whole section picking apart Michael Moore's movie about healthcare. I mean, it's point by point.

PAT: Sicko.

GLENN: There you go. There you go. There's your extra credit. Look, take my name off it. Put all of the footnotes on that chapter and turn it in. Done. You're not wait, wait. You are not plagiarizing if I give you permission, right?

STU: I don't know if that's the way it works. I think when you're in class, you're supposed whatever. This class, who cares.

PAT: Remember, remember when President Obama quoted Governor Duval in one of his speeches an exact quote and everybody said, you ripped him off! No, he told me to use it.

GLENN: So you have my permission to take the healthcare chapter which takes Michael Moore's Sicko absolutely apart and use that.


GLENN: But don't use the footnotes.

CALLER: Will do. One final note, something I thought was hilarious. When I was saying, you know, that he can't think of any, another girl that sits to the front of me ended up saying, you know, she just kind of mumbled this. She was like, well, I guess it kind of comes down to some are doing it for the money and just some are doing it to enlighten others. I was like... what? I guess that's suggesting that Glenn Beck's only reason to do it is to make money and everyone else is just to enlighten others.

GLENN: Well, you know, that is can I tell you something? That is the excuse of people who don't make money while enlightening others. You know? Because I, quite honestly I did it to enlighten others and make money.

PAT: You evil, evil person.

STU: Capitalist!

GLENN: For those people who just can't seem to put two things together and they're like, well, it's, it's... it's an academic book. No, no, it's because you can't write your thoughts down and also have it as a commercial success. Because you're an idiot.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Okay. Jesse.


GLENN: You have to send me your paper and you have to send me the results on this, and I have to meet your class. You guys have to come up on a field trip here in New York because you sound like the guy that everybody's giving their professor crap. Like, nope, you're an idiot.

CALLER: There were about half the kids there that were just about laughing their heads off while we were trying to figure out what this extra credit was going to be.

GLENN: Does everybody in the class have a copy of the book?

CALLER: No, I can say that they don't. I actually don't have one. I was going to buy one.

GLENN: You are kidding me. How many people in your class?

CALLER: I would guess about 24.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I'm going to put you on hold. Keith is going to get the address. I'm going to send 24 I'll send you 30 books, okay?

CALLER: Awesome.

GLENN: And I need to get the name of your professor because I'm going to make one out to him. Hang on just a second. That will get you extra credit.

STU: This is going to be constant F's. There's going to be a nonstop F parade in this class. It's going to be I would say that there's about a 0% chance that there's going to be a passing grade issued by this teacher.

GLENN: There's not a shot of there's not a shot of you passing the class at all.

All right, back in a second.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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