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GLENN: Last night Virginia governor Bob McDonald declared a state of an emergency. There is a significant storm that is supposedly going to bury a big part of the State of Virginia in snow. I mean, you know, I understand Virginians don't, they don't you know, I guess they are just not the people that could wear wooden teeth anymore. You know, they are just, wouldn't you say?

PAT: That's not such a bad think you.

GLENN: You had so much respect for Virginians, they were out there doing it. You know, Thomas Jefferson was out there doing it, getting his hands dirty. Now a little snow.

PAT: Now we can't...

GLENN: I can't even doesn't snow very much in Virginia and looks like it's going to be the worst snowfall in the state in about 20 years and the reason why I bring this up is because

PAT: Global warming, first of all, global warming.

The Bold Fresh Tour will STILL BE PLAYING in movie theaters this Saturday night. We are taping the show in Tampa in HD tonight, Friday, and you will see that in movie theaters nationwide tomorrow night. Buy your tickets now!

GLENN: First of all, full of crap. But also we have a major scheduling change for the Bold Fresh Tour. As many people know, Bill O'Reilly and I have a live show scheduled tomorrow in Norfolk, Virginia. We have decided to cancel the show tomorrow in Norfolk, Virginia.

PAT: Sold out show, by the way. So, you know, the bloggers are all, they shouldn't sell any tickets. Nobody wants to see them. Sold out.

GLENN: Sold out. Now listen. I want to make it, I want to make it clear that we are cancelling it but we have already rescheduling the show for Friday, May 21st. Now when I had to make this decision this morning, I did think about it. The people that would risk their lives to come see the show, I could start the show with you're the survivors, you were the ones that made it. There are maybe hundreds of people that got into their cars against all odds and all advice that are just in ditches now. But you made it. I did think about how much you would appreciate the show.

PAT: Could have been a great speech on the Intrepid American spirit, couldn't it?


PAT: It would be great.

GLENN: Yes, yes.

PAT: But no.

GLENN: Could also be really, really bad. So we decided that we were going to reschedule for May 21st and if you are coming from other parts of the country, I can't, you know, apologize for God. You are really going to have to get your apology from him. But I know a lot of people are coming, you know, from all around the state. The alternate choice was to wait out the storm and see what happens in a last minute cancellation. I thought that would make things much worse because then people would get in the car and they would, you know, risk their life. "I made it in what?!" So we want to give you as much notice as we possibly can. It is cancelled, again, Norfolk, and it is Friday, May 21st. I promise you now that I am going to idle my SUV 24 hours a day, seven days a week until that date just to make up for enough CO2 to make sure that it doesn't snow again in May in the Virginia.

PAT: Good idea.

GLENN: But by the way, this does not affect the movie theater thing. What this means is we're going to film Tampa here today because Tampa was the only place we could get the uplink and everything else. We've got a TV crew, this massive TV crew in Norfolk that had been there all week setting up. But we've hired another TV crew to come out now and they are doing Tampa. So you will see that tomorrow night in the movie theater. So if you are coming to Tampa, dress up because you are going to be seen by the rest of the country in movie theatres all across the country.

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


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.