Arguing with Idiots - Andrea Mitchell


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


by Glenn Beck

PAT: Did you see that George Soros is not a leftwing guy?

GLENN: Do you have the audio of this?

PAT: This a relief because we've been worried about George Soros

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: being, you know, kind of out there on the leftwing fringe. Not at all.

STU: I was fairly convinced. But hey, ACORN is endorsing Republicans. So who knows.

PAT: That's right. So I mean, the whole world is kind of changing. I think you've said it before. The paradigm is changing.

GLENN: Yeah. So when you have a Republican being endorsed by ACORN which if I were a Republican, I would run from that endorsement. But when the Republicans decide, hey, let's pick this person as a candidate and they are endorsed by the working family parties and also ACORN, then you know you've got a paradigm shift and you pretty much know what you have in the Republican Party. But hey, there is hope. Lindsey Graham is stepping to the stage.

Now, the second thing is Andrea Mitchell on television talking to, who was it?

PAT: Orrin Hatch, Senator Hatch, yeah. He's being picketed, I guess, because of his what was it? It's his support for something or other.

GLENN: And Orrin Hatch is not I mean, is not the guy that you think of as a tiger for, you know, for anything. I mean, you know, God bless Orrin Hatch. He is a very nice man.

PAT: I'm sure he is.

GLENN: And I love him, you know, and he's a good man. However, I mean, he is not exactly the defender of liberty at this point, you know.

PAT: I won't call him like his good close personal friend Ted Kennedy was the liberal lion. I certainly wouldn't call Orrin Hatch the conservative lion.

GLENN: The conservative lion, yes. But he's not anyway, so he's on with Andrea Mitchell, and Andrea Mitchell tears into him. Now listen to this.

HATCH: Now, by the way, moveon.org is an ask your will you say organization. It's funded by George Soros, he is about as leftwing as you can find in this country and they are up to one thing and that is to smear good people and frankly they are not going to smear me without getting kicked in the teeth by me.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. That's the Orrin Hatch that I miss!

STU: That's a lion.

GLENN: There's the conservative lion.

PAT: That's not a teddy bear.

GLENN: That's the Orrin Hatch that I want to see more often.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That guy. Yes, Orrin! Yes!

PAT: Exactly.

GLENN: By the way, did you notice that when the president didn't have a problem with the Chamber of Commerce when they were in the bag for the bailouts, when they were in the bag for the stimulus package. But now that they've come out against healthcare

PAT: They are the worst.

GLENN: They are the worst and need to be destroyed. It's the politics of the past, okay? Wait, wait, wait. You liked them the last two times, but they disagree once and they must be destroyed by the White House. This should tell you exactly what we've been talking about this week. They are this White House does not enjoy your right to free speech. But let me tell you this: I predict the harder the Chamber of Commerce fights against Barack Obama's policies, the more money and the more power they'll gain. And let me make this prediction: The fewer candidates that the Republican Party runs like Lindsey Graham and those endorsed by ACORN or the Working Families Party that actually mean it, the more Republicans sound like Orrin Hatch did here in this little snippet, the more money they'll raise, the better chance they'll have of winning. Call me crazy.

All right. So Orrin Hatch just let Andrea Mitchell have it about George Soros and here's what happened.

MITCHELL: I don't know. I wouldn't characterize George Soros that way. He supports a lot of different groups including the Clinton global initiative. But you're entitled to your opinion on that.

PAT: Awesome.

GLENN: So George Soros is not lefty.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Because he does a lot of great things like the Clinton global initiative. Right?

PAT: That rightwing kookery? He supports that?

STU: That is a that's not a perfect, like, example of how out of touch media people are.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: You don't think that Clinton you do remember was a Democrat, and he's talking about a global initiative which if I I mean, if I remember right it's all about climate change and all these other leftwing causes and she doesn't even consider that leftwing. What is leftwing? It's the Democratic president's global initiative!

GLENN: Somebody go to Clinton global initiative or whatever it is. Go to that website. Look at their mission statement. Been a while since I've seen it. Just read their goal or objective or mission statement, whatever it is. I mean, and tell me this isn't, this isn't crazy, socialist, leftwing nonsense, no.

STU: Well, first of all it's a dot org. So we know it's nonpartisan. Let's see. Commitments? Or about us? Let's see what "About us" is.

GLENN: I don't remember.

STU: Okay. We've got an "About us."

GLENN: Yeah, try

STU: Accomplishments? Our model?

GLENN: Try "Our model."

STU: Okay. Let's see. The Clinton global initiative is unlike any other organization or event. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates cross sector partnerships. That sounds fantastic, cross sector partnerships?

GLENN: Partnerships, I love those!

STU: That in turn create and carry our projects carry out projects of their own choosing. CGI members come from a wide variety of professions. Well, that seems very there's nothing wrong with that.

PAT: That's diverse.

STU: Cultural and religious backgrounds. Wow, that's fantastic. And geographic regions. It crosses all those barriers. Heads of state, corporate and nonprofit executives, academics, media representatives, religious leaders, university students and global citizens join global citizens join with the CGI community to develop unique solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

GLENN: Yeah, I can't find it, but there's there is this unbelievable

STU: Yeah, I thought there was a mission statement type of thing.

GLENN: There is a mission statement some place that just talks about I can't find it now. Where it just, I mean, it's all about, you know, global citizenry and how we all just need to be together in one global, one global community.

STU: It is called a global initiative. Here's the things that they have accomplished. Are you ready for these? More than 10 million children have gained access to a better education. That's fantastic. That's not right or left. I mean, unless you're left. Then you say that it's left. But when you want to present it in the middle, then you say it's in the middle.

PAT: Well, you say it's left because the rightwing wants to eat children. The left wants to educate them.

STU: You can't educate an eaten children. Children that have been devoured is impossible to educate.

GLENN: Children that have been educated will say, hey, you shouldn't be eating me.

PAT: Good point.

STU: Good point.

GLENN: Thank you.

STU: The equivalent of 60 million metric tons of CO2 emissions have been

PAT: Really?

STU: The equivalent of that.

GLENN: Now, the equivalent of that. Not that.

PAT: What would that mean, the equivalent?

STU: But whatever it is is equal to that.

GLENN: So they planted a really big tree. That's carbon offset nonsense.

PAT: Yeah, yeah, I love that.

STU: In fact, as you brought that up, more than 33 million acres of forest have been protected or restored.

GLENN: Those are or restored.

STU: One of the two.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Is that like jobs created or saved?

STU: Or saved. Trees that have been created or saved under this plan.

GLENN: Wait. Hang on just a second. Give me the forest thing again.

STU: More than 33 million acres of forest have been protected.

GLENN: Protected.

STU: Or restored.

GLENN: Or restored. To what?

STU: I don't know. Like when International Paper cuts down a paper, you know, a forest to build paper and then they plant the trees, does that count?

STU: They do that anyway. Weyerhauser cuts them down and replants them. Otherwise they don't have paper.

STU: Right. Which is in their best interest to do.

GLENN: Weyerhauser, we're just restoring forests, that's all we do.

STU: You joke, but that's where the carbon offsets go.

GLENN: I know, to people who are already restoring the forest so they can cut it down again!

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.