Arguing with Idiots - Kevin in Columbus



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


by Glenn Beck

PAT: Kevin in Columbus, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Yeah, I am glad I came right behind this veteran. I'm a veteran myself and I don't feel like my face was slapped. And the thing is this man can, no matter what, he can do nothing right for you people that oppose him. Just like when he showed up at the ceremony.

PAT: Wait a minute.

CALLER: Somehow it's a photo op. So no matter what he does

PAT: Hang on, Kevin.

CALLER: You guys are going to have something to say, I don't care what it is.

PAT: Can we

CALLER: And also he got credit this morning I heard from Ms. Palin about removing "In God we trust" from the front of the coin. I guess it's on the edge of the coin. Actually that was brought up in 2005 approved by President Bush. But

PAT: Wait a minute. Slow down, Kevin. Kevin, can you hang on a second? Hang on. I can't speak for what Sarah Palin says. I haven't even seen the story yet.

CALLER: You speak for what she says any other time. Now why is that?

PAT: I do not speak for Sarah Palin. I can only answer for what we're doing.

CALLER: You uphold what she says. You agree with

PAT: As I told you, I haven't even seen the story yet. Obviously he's not responsible for that. That was done we were seeing stories about "In God we trust" on the side of the coin instead of the front or the back a year or two ago. And so that's been going on for a long time. Listen, Kevin, I'm leading to a point here, if you would hang on. Hang on. Kevin, Kevin, this is the Glenn Beck program, not the Kevin program, all right?

CALLER: Yeah, but I called this program a couple of times and you guys hang up.

PAT: Kevin, I'm trying desperately to work with you here, okay? Will you allow me to do that?

CALLER: As long as you don't hang up on me.

PAT: I'm not going to hang up on you.

CALLER: Okay.

PAT: As long as you're reasonable.

CALLER: I am. Okay, go right ahead.

PAT: Now, if I can get in, a word in.

CALLER: You can.

PAT: I would like to know now, you said we don't give him credit for anything. What do you give Barack Obama credit for so far?

CALLER: Okay, I give him credit for having the guts to try to change a healthcare system for one that for so many years is sucking us dry. I just had an incident a couple of months ago

PAT: Wait a minute. I don't no soliloquies here, okay? No monologue. You give him credit for hang on, Kevin

CALLER: You are not working with me like you said.

PAT: I'm trying to. I'm trying to desperately. God bless you. I let you you gave the example! Now I'm trying to respond to the example.

CALLER: If you will let me

PAT: Sarah, can you bring them down for a second? Okay. You gave the example. Now I'm going to address the example. How can I give him credit for something over which I feel is about to destroy the country? Kevin, when you're trying to fix a problem and the problem is let's say, let's say that a car has bad tires on it, okay? Are you with me so far? You've produced a car. It has bad tires. You don't throw the car out the window. You don't demolish the car. You change the tires, okay? The healthcare system we currently have does have flaws. Let's say it has a flat tire. Let's fix the tire. Let's not smash, demolish and throw into the scrap heap the car. We have the best healthcare system in the world, Kevin. Do you disagree with that?

CALLER: I disagree with that, yeah.

PAT: Who Kevin, who has a better healthcare system than the United States of America? Share it with me now. Who?

CALLER: I don't know because this is the one I'm in. I don't really know.

PAT: How can you not say please don't make ridiculous statements on the show then.

CALLER: That's what you are doing. You are talking about

PAT: If you can't think of a single other country turn him down again. If you can't think of another country that has a better system, how can you say we don't have the best? I mean, there's a lot of countries that come immediately to mind. Cuba has a system like we're talking about going to. Great Britain has a system. Many other countries. Canada has a healthcare system that is run by their government, okay? We have the those, the leaders of those countries all come here when they're sick. All come here, from Prince Charles to Fidel Castro. Well, he didn't come here, but he went to Spain, okay? So he went elsewhere for healthcare because their system sucks, Kevin. So other than healthcare, what else has Barack Obama done that we should give him a chance on?

CALLER: I mean, everything that he's tried to do, you are not giving him a chance to

PAT: Let's not speak in generalities. I've given him a chance on Afghanistan; he's made no decision. The day he came into office, he signed the abortion funding around the world. He raised he's raising taxes left and right. He lied about lobbyists. Are you okay with that? He said he wasn't going to have a single lobbyist. He lied about it! That's already completely out the window. You're okay with that? You're okay with communist Van Jones. You are okay with Marxist Mark Lloyd. You're okay with extremist John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunn, all of these Maoists, these don't mean a thing to you, Kevin, seriously? You don't have any problem with this?

CALLER: You are making a mountain out of a molehill.

PAT: Communists are making a mountain out of a hole hill? Kevin, please, please, Kevin, Kevin, Kevin. Kevin! Hang on. I've been waiting for a caller like you for months now. Are you seriously going to tell me in the United States of America that communists and Marxists in the United States government, that's a molehill? Are you seriously going to get on this show and make that statement?

CALLER: That's right. Because I see it. I see it every day. I listen to you guys every day, and you are making the same accusations, getting everybody all worked up in a frenzy for nothing.

PAT: Are they false? Kevin, are they false?

CALLER: Most of them are, yeah.

CALLER: Are the accusations we've made false? Can you show gray) Okay, if there is any merit to any communists or Marxists in this government, if there's any merit to it, that's a molehill?

CALLER: You call them communists and Marxists. That's not what I call them.

PAT: No, no. No, no. Van Jones called himself a communist. Kevin, get off the phone. I'm done with you. You're pathetic. That is unbelievable to me. There is an example of an absolute blind follower of Barack Obama. No problem with his statement last Thursday, no problem with communists in the government. Self admitted communists like Van Jones. Haters of the free market system like Mark Lloyd, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, manufacturing czar whose name escapes me right now. Are you kidding me? That's not a problem? Since when? 888 727 BECK. 888 727 BECK. Pat Gray on the Glenn Beck program.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

Watch the clip to hear Glenn tell the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

Uttam Sheth/Flickr

Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.