Glenn Beck: Ask the Right Question




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Thanks to stimulus money, Vice President Joe Biden announced a re-opening of a GM plant.

The people of Detroit are so excited; they'll be put to work once again! Of course, they'll have to commute... to Wilmington, Delaware. But hey, that's why they invented car-pooling.

The vice president made it pretty clear, as he cut the pretty ribbon, that the stimulus package is really nothing but a giant special interest package. Even President Obama's economic team admitted the best days of the stimulus will be behind us by mid-next year.

Umm, there were never any good days: Your actions hurt small businesses!

The first stimulus was a failure because it didn't jump-start the engine that creates 80 percent of jobs in this country: small businesses. While Biden is opening up GM plants in his hometown, small businesses (according to The Wall Street Journal) struggle to get loans and they are too scared to hire or expand; they sit paralyzed in fear as Obama gobbles up and re-structures large chucks of the economy.

At the same time he is hurting them, he pays them lip service:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Small businesses have always been the engine of our economy, creating 65 percent of all new jobs over the past decade and a half, and they must be at the forefront of our recovery. That's why the Recovery Act was designed to help small businesses expand and create jobs.

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Your actions hurt small businesses, but your words heal. They don't match. Why? Is there possibly another agenda at play? Let me show you Barney Frank's words from Monday:

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REP. BARNEY FRANK, D-MASS.: We will be providing a mechanism for putting non-bank financial institutions out of everybody's misery. There will be death panels enacted by this Congress, but they will be for non-bank financial institutions that will not be considered too big to die. And I say that because we have this euphemism that we are going to be resolving these institutions. It has not been my experience that when someone says that they are going to resolve something, they kill it. We are talking about dissolution, not resolution. We are talking about making it unpleasant for the entities...

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Death panels for the free-market system... that's great. They get to control more and more companies — dictate salaries, companies can't takes the risks they want, pay CEOs what they want — but Tim Geithner has carte blanche to do anything he pleases with the $317 billion left in the TARP fund, no questions asked.

Is that the system you want?

I have been asking the wrong questions every night. I can't get answers from the White House even though they have a phone dedicated to them whose number only the communications director has. I think I have to stop expecting answers from them and I need to start asking you: What if I'm right? Does it matter?

I learned a critical lesson after Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal. When the news of the affair broke, almost everyone on the left said, "That's a right-wing lie. He didn't have sex with her." We'd say: "Yes he did." They'd say: "No, he didn't.

Remember?

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ROBERT S. BENNETT, CLINTON ATTORNEY: She's under oath saying there was nothing. The president adamantly denies it. I smell a rat in all of this.

BENNETT: This is about embarrassing the president of the United States of America — plain and simple.

FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON: I can state unequivocally that, as my husband has said, these are false allegations.

ANN LEWIS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: The president of the United States said that there was no sexual relationship. That's pretty clear language.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: I think we have an overwhelming case that the president did in fact perjure himself before the grand jury perjury, obstructed justice.

REP. RAHM EMANUEL, D-ILL.: The only thing that matters is the truth as it pertains to two questions: Did he have a sexual relationship and did he ask her to lie? And the answer to that question is no and no.

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Then, after it turned out he did have sex with her, the left changed their tune to: "So? It doesn't matter. It doesn't affect how he governs the country."

So, the lesson I learned was that we must ask the right question — right now. The question we should have asked at the beginning was: "OK, but what if he did; does it matter?"

The same thing is repeating itself all over again. These are Marxists. No, they aren't! Yes, they are. No, they aren't.

For almost a year now, this show has been virtually alone trying to piece this story together. The story that there are Marxists and anti-free market radicals in and around the White House. We should have seen them coming; it started with Joe the Plumber:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everyone who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success too.

Everybody is so pinched that business is bad for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.

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Was it confined to that one, isolated statement? If so, maybe I could understand the mind-numbing ignorance of the media.

Oh, gee whiz, Glenn, it was one comment, made in the heat of the campaign. Let it go.

No, unfortunately, it started a long time ago:

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OBAMA: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully: The more politically active black students; the foreign students; the Chicanos; the Marxist professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

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But, gosh Glenn, that was college. Who wasn't a Marxist or, at least, who didn't hang out with Marxists and structural feminists in college?

Well, I didn't and I don't know anyone who did. But, let's fast forward to 2001:

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OBAMA: One of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil rights movement was, because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.

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Couple that with this:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE BARACK OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

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And I've made my case. And apparently it's such a strong case, that it's gone absolutely unchallenged that there are communists, revolutionaries, socialists, Marxists and followers of Chairman Mao appointed by Obama to executive branch positions in the government.

I even set up a phone with a direct line to the White House for them to call to correct any falsehood. That phone has never rung — not once. Why? Could it be, because the person on the other end of the line is one of the followers of Mao?

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ANITA DUNN, WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: The third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-Tung and Mother Teresa, not often coupled with each another, but the two people that I turn to most...

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Even when they got rid of Van Jones — an admitted communist who shouted spreading the wealth ideology from the rooftops:

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VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS 'CZAR': No more broken treaties! No more broken treaties! Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth!

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Even then, the administration never addressed the real issue. Nor have they addressed Anita Dunn's issue — apart from her lame excuse that she was joking. But no rational human being believes that, once they've heard the tape.

There has been no response to manufacturing "czar" Ron Bloom's bizarre disavowal of the free-market system:

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RON BLOOM, WHITE HOUSE MANUFACTURING 'CZAR': Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they are convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power. That it's an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun...

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Or Mark Lloyd, the FCC's diversity "czar":

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MARK LLOYD, FCC DIVERSITY 'CZAR': In Venezuela, with Chavez, a really incredible revolution, a democratic revolution...

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Science "czar" John Holdren talked of the need to redistribute America's wealth:

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JOHN HOLDREN, WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE 'CZAR': I think ultimately, the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume, in terms of energy and material resources, in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.

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I've got hours of evidence. But let me just give you the latest one from — again — Barney Frank:

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FRANK: The right wing took control of government and ruined it. They gave it a bad reputation. Now that we are trying on every front to increase the role of government in the regulatory area, we run into this public opinion that says "Hey, those are the guys who screwed up Katrina."

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I mean, at this point, you have to be trying not to pay attention to miss this pattern. There is so much anti-free market rhetoric from Obama and his top officials, you'd either have to have been living in a cave in Afghanistan with bin Laden and a herd of goats or you are so deeply in love with Obama, that you can't detect a single flaw in him.

But, if you still don't see it, ask yourself: If it were true, would it matter?

America, you must decide. Stop having the "they're Marxist; no, they're not" argument and ask yourself this question:

Of all the things we've told you and were right about — the dollar; the banking crisis; the stimulus; TARP; Van Jones; Anita Dunn; Anita Dunn's husband; the "czars"; ACORN; cars.gov — I could be wrong that these groups or people are all Marxist, but they are definitely not friendly to the free market system.

So, forget the label — I don't care if you call them Fred-ists — look at what they are doing to the free-market system. They are dismantling it brick-by-brick, which are the exact words that one of the advisers on the media to this president has called for: Dismantling capitalism brick-by-brick.

Are you willing to have the greatest force the world has ever seen — freedom and the free-market system — go away in the middle of the night — taken from you, from your children — while you argue the wrong question with your friends?

Decide now: Do you believe in the free market? Because what if I'm right?

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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.