Glenn Beck: Canada's wonderful healthcare system

GLENN: The Premier of Canada is coming to the United States to have surgery. Is it heart surgery?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah, heart surgery. And I suppose that's just because Canada has such great heart surgeons and heart hospitals.

PAT: He doesn't want to take any of them away from the regular.

GLENN: Well, you don't want to think about that because there's plenty of doctors and hospitals and medicine to go around for everybody.

PAT: Yeah, I didn't mean to say that they were rationing care up there.


PAT: Or that there would be any kind of lengthy wait because we all know with socialized medicine that's not true.

STU: It's like a challenge because it's so easy to survive heart surgery in Canada.

PAT: Good point.

STU: You might as well go for the

GLENN: He's like, look, I want to help the Americans get better at their lame skills.

PAT: So he's giving some crappy surgeon who's probably just removed somebody's feet to get a bigger feel fee. He just wants to give them some practice.

STU: Yeah. I like that.

GLENN: We pray for the Canadian Premier and his heart surgery that he doesn't have his tonsils removed as well for extra fees down here.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Probably will. That's probably going to happen.

GLENN: Should we warn him? Should we warn him?

PAT: We should. We probably should.

GLENN: I think we should. We should put some tags on his feet: Don't remove these.

STU: Yeah, if you write on marker, if you have permanent marker and you write on your feet, please do not remove.

PAT: I mean, can they read, though? Can American doctors read?

STU: Yeah, that's a good point.

PAT: Maybe a nurse or something.

GLENN: Why is he coming here? I mean, if you are going to go for superior medicine, why don't you just go right directly to Cuba?

PAT: Because they're one, I think they are one place ahead of us. So they are not as bad as we are. So he probably figured we needed the extra practice, not Cubans.

GLENN: All right. Well, that's big of the Canadian Premier.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: And I hope the president points this out in his speech.

PAT: He is taking his life into his hands by coming here.

GLENN: You know, so many of these leaders of these countries come here and do the same thing just to help us get better at medicine.

PAT: I bet their people weep at their sacrifice, do you think? Like when Italy's leader came here for surgery. I'll bet Italians wept. As a people they probably broke down and wept openly.

STU: I think that's probably true actually, yeah.

GLENN: Like little girls just crying in the streets.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: He's so beautiful.

PAT: Remember when Fidel went to Spain.

STU: Again just to help? Just to help out?

PAT: Just to help an inferior medical system.

GLENN: When you leave one country and say I can get better medical care in Spain, you know.

PAT: You know.

GLENN: You've got some good medical care happening in your country.

PAT: Well, that's what we learned from Michael Moore when he did that Sicko. And it was just, I think a lot of people learned from that and obviously Danny Williams, the Canadian Premier, is one of those people who learned, U.S. needs some help, needs some help.

STU: What's interesting is Moore took a boat over to Cuba and what's interesting is that the boat floated. All the way there.

GLENN: So our best to the Canadian Premier who is do we know what hospital he's in?

PAT: No, it doesn't say. It doesn't say. Maybe they are keeping that quiet.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, you wouldn't know which hospital was the worst.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what I mean, which one has the doctors most likely to cut off the Premier's feet or take out his tonsils just for the extra cash.

PAT: Remove an ear. Who knows. I mean, these guys don't know an ear from a heart. They don't know what the deal is.

GLENN: It is really, truly amazing how the media is I mean, if you were just objective at all, at all, you have the Premier of Canada coming from this utopian medical society of Canada here to have heart surgery because it's not routine because it is difficult. Then on the same day you have the president of the United States saying, "Hey, by the way, you know, I tried to be very clear that you should be able to keep your own doctor, but some of the things slipped into this bill under the cover of darkness. May have gotten in there that won't guarantee that you can keep your own doctor." My gosh!

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: Where is the press?

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.