Glenn Beck: What Do You Really Want From Government?




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What is it you really want from government?

Right now, I'd settle for someone who knows how to operate a calculator. And I'd like some honesty: If you really believe some Marxist utopian system is the way to go, then make the case for that "redistributive change"; don't hide it.

Of course, I might hide it too, considering the troubles in Sean Penn's beloved Cuba and Venezuela. Despite being one of the world's biggest energy producers, they are experiencing massive blackouts and power loss. Hugo Chavez wants to cap showers at three minutes and gave a personal guarantee that you "won't stink."

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VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ (through translator): I've counted three minutes and I smell fine afterwards, I guarantee it.

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Cuba says they've "avoided" a major energy crisis, by forcing people to shut the power off. Wow, problem solved! There can't be an energy crisis with no energy, right?

Our government just keeps telling us this is about social justice, economic justice and fairness. No it's not. It's about controlling and manipulating you. To really achieve fairness, you have to have another element: honesty. You have to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Nothing adds up. Why do you think I'm looking into "other theories?" And the press won't bother to look into it. They all seem too busy making fun of my mannerisms to care about anything else.

Well, I'm going to pull the mask off their plans and just ask honest questions. I'd like honest answers, but we aren't getting them on anything.

Take unemployment: Does anyone else remember when the stimulus bill was being pushed? We had congressman claiming America was a few hours away from complete and total collapse. The president himself said this:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.

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A perpetual crisis? That sounds pretty bad to me. I guess we better pass that stimulus bill. The administration also promised America that the unemployment rate would not go above eight percent if we passed the bill. Remember that? Doing nothing our nation would sink into a crisis, one that we might not be able to reverse.

So we did something — exactly what they told us to do — at the cost of $1 trillion. And the unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent. To me, seems like if we keep doing what they are asking us to do, we may "sink deeper into a crisis that at some point we may never be able to reverse."

But, the icing on the insanity cake comes from the president, when he noticed the chart wasn't looking good for him:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Nobody understood what the depths of this recession was going to look like.

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Wait a minute. Didn't you say America will be in an irreversible crisis if we don't pass the stimulus? Now it's "no one knew it would be this bad"? I'm not an audiologist, but it sort of sounds like you knew! Unless you know of something worse than an irreversible crisis.

OK, so there is unemployment. Didn't the president just say that they saved or created 1 million jobs? Remember, I just want the truth. According to those crazies at the Boston Globe, Massachusetts received $4 billion in stimulus funds and the White House claimed to "create or save" over 12,000 jobs.

Sounds great. Until you do that thing most journalists don't bother to do — but the Boston Globe did: investigate.

One hundred and sixty of those jobs came from Bridgewater State College — full-time work study jobs for students. Great. Only one little problem: It's not true at all.

Seventy-seven thousand stimulus dollars went to the college — let's bust out the calculator here: $77,000 divided by 160 equals $481.25 — oh my gosh, I'm so rich! Thanks Obama! — or $9 a week.

Except, Bridgewater State spokesman Bryan Baldwin said the actual number of new jobs was "almost nothing.''

Almost nothing sounds more like it. How about the 90 jobs at another agency created with $245,000 for a preschool Head Start program: That's $2,700 per full-time job or $51 a week.

They aren't creating jobs. At least if they are creating jobs, they are creating jobs that won't get a family of four one Happy Meal a day for a week. And by the way you'd have to live in the box.

Now let's look at the economy. How's the president helping encourage companies to create jobs? He said he'd help, instead he's implementing — say it with me — more taxes!

In the new health care package there's a Cadillac tax — 40 percent on premiums in excess of $23,000 for family plans and $8,500 for individuals. In other words: If you have a good health care plan, you have too much. This will hurt more than just the wealthy, as many people around the country have given up extra pay for better benefits packages. Plus, the health care bill doesn't adjust for inflation, so if it doesn't affect you now, it will sooner or later because inflation is coming.

They are also planning a 5.4 percent surtax on individuals earning more than $500,000 per year and couples earning more than $1 million a year. That 5.4 percent tax will include capital gains tax. The Wall Street Journal reports: "Today's capital gains tax rate of 15 percent would bounce back to 20 percent because of the Bush tax rate repea) and then to 25.4 percent with the surtax. That's a 69 percent increase, overnight."

These are the "savings" they are banking on. And, even though he's trying to raise it now, candidate Obama knew it too, when he backed away from his proposal to raise the tax to 28 percent and eliminate it for small business:

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OBAMA: I'm mindful that we've got to keep our capital gains tax to a point where we can actually get more revenue.

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Apparently he doesn't care about losing tax revenue. Actually, I am pretty sure most politicians don't care about losing tax revenues: They already spend more than taxes bring in.

Federal spending has grown seven times faster than median income. If that was your spouse you'd divorce them if they did that to you!

If your boss decreases your pay, do you increase spending by 50 percent to get out of that hole? Of course not. What world are these guys living in?

And if you still think: Oh Glenn just hates Obama, he didn't say that about Bush. Actually, I did: This is a left and right problem. Spending has gone up no matter what party is in charge

It's this recklessness that's causing our dollar to fall apart. Ten years ago, let's say you had $1,000 in the bank. Well, you don't anymore. For every one of those dollars, you now have 70 cents. Which means you have to work an extra job or find some way to make up that difference just to be able to replace what the federal government has done to the dollar.

You are working harder for the same amount of money.

Our liability is now $344,544 per person. They justify the $1 trillion health-care plan by saving magical fairy money. They don't play by the rules the rest of us have to play by. But, if you don't play by their rules on health care, here's a new little twist: You'll be looking at a fun little stint in the clink.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: If you don't buy health insurance you go to jail? You didn't answer my question.

SPEAKER OF HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: Well... there is a... I think the legislation is very fair in that respect.

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So they are failing and lying on jobs. They are continuing to destroy our economy. How are they doing keeping us safe? Well, we've alienated our allies. We are not fighting to win in Afghanistan and the president wants to start over with a new plan? We shouldn't rush to judgment on the terrorist at Fort Hood?

None of this is real...

I'm an alcoholic. I've bottomed out before. I thought my life, my career, everything, was over. When you approach the bottom, you have two choices: Let it go until you are at the bottom or at some point you put the breaks on and say "I've got a problem." But admitting the problem is the first step. America, we've got a problem.

It's time we get in some sort of 12-step program. Because I'm going to show you the beautiful sunshine and lollipops picture your alcoholic stupor is showing you and then I'm going to take your beer goggles off.

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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.