Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - White House Edition


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


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: That's right, Arguing With Idiots. This is a book where it shows you how to win all of the it is the best book of facts to win the argument of the free market system. You know, that whole freedom thing is a good thing, at least with those of us here on the program. Today a special White House edition of Arguing With Idiots.

PAT: Yeah, I heard your clip of Anita Dunn, the White House official who said Mao was one of her favorite political philosophers.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: But what you missed, Mr. Fatty Fat Fatso was that she got that from Republican Lee Atwater. Aha! I got you on that one.

GLENN: Yeah. We can't find that. We can't find any record of any Lee Atwater saying anything like that, you know. And I can't say that I'm a Lee Atwater expert here, but I've heard nothing that indicates that Mao was Lee Atwater's favorite political philosopher. You know what I mean? Or one that what did Anita say? One that she turns to most often. I haven't seen anyone produce the evidence that she actually got this from him, but here's the thing. If Chairman Mao was Lee Atwater's favorite political philosopher, then Lee Atwater sucked as well. I don't care about the parties. That's your game, not mine.

PAT: Well, John McCain even quoted Mao in his speech. I didn't hear you complaining about John McCain!

GLENN: Right, right, I've never been on the record complaining about John McCain. But here's the thing and the White House should understand this no one on the planet thinks that quoting someone is the same as naming them as their favorite political philosopher or someone they turn to most often. No one. If the White House believed any of their voters had more than four brain cells, they wouldn't even attempt to try this defense. For example, do you know who does a lot of quoting of Adolf Hitler?

PAT: Who?

GLENN: Holocaust museum. Yeah. But nowhere at the Holocaust museum do they say Adolf Hitler was one of their favorite political philosophers. I think that would be newsworthy if they did.

PAT: Yeah, you won't talk about the comparisons you've made in the past I noticed.

GLENN: The problem here is not making comparisons. You know, your line of attack is totally bizarre and so is the White House. Why would comparing things be controversial? You could fairly describe a good portion of my job as comparing conservatism to liberalism. I think it's quite clear that there's one of them I like and one of them that I don't.

PAT: Well, don't try to change the subject here. You brought Adolf Hitler up and you won't talk about, what you don't talk about ever is the fact that you compared Adolf Hitler to Jesus! You don't even mention that, I noticed.

GLENN: Who's got a blog organization reading my old books? You do. Well, it was as much of a comparison as my last point about Hitler and the Holocaust museum. One use Hitler quotes for good; the other for evil. The point that I illustrated with Hitler and Jesus was that they both stood up and said, "Follow me, I have answers." One used that approach for good: Love one another; the other used it for evil: Kill all the Jews. But the larger point here is we've come to a time where the White House is comfortable citing Mao, a man responsible for the deaths of 70 million people as their favorite philosopher and the person they turn to most often, while we're supposed to feel bad about citing Jesus for any reason whatsoever. Well, guess what.

PAT: What?

GLENN: Jesus is one of my favorite philosophers. The guy I turn to most often. In fact, in the countdown, he comes in all the way at number one. And I don't apologize for it. I don't need a communications department to make excuses for it, either.

PAT: I knew it! This is all about your religious zealotry. Guess what? You forgot one thing about the Bible.

GLENN: Yeah? What's that?

PAT: Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins! That's what!

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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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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