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GLENN: There's a Pew study out today, the Pew Commission called Red Ink Rising: A Call to Action to Stem the Mounting Federal Deb. This is, you know, the committee for a responsible federal budget. This is pretty frightening stuff. The looming fiscal crisis and the federal debt and the I mean, it goes on. It's, I don't even know how many pages this thing is. It's 30 pages. And basically what it says is even if we come out of the recession, it may not matter. And it won't matter for very long because you've got total destruction of wealth coming. Our children are going to be enslaved by what we are doing right now. It is the Cloward and Piven strategy. It's the final phase of the Cloward Piven strategy, which is collapse the system. When you collapse the system, what are you going to run to? Well, Cloward and Piven, they figured it out that you have to have the structure in place. You have to have something that the system collapses into and that's what we're building right now.

You know I said this on the air last night on television, I think it was, at least I was thinking it, that, do you remember if you are a radio listener of mine, do you remember when I was saying to you, when I first said they're going to come for a bailout of the banks. I think we were on that before it was announced because of some of my connections. I had a, who I've referred to now for years as deep throat call me and say bailout is coming. He said it's the only way, Glenn. Otherwise this thing flies into the side of a mountain. He had been walking from the Fed building, treasury building in Lower Manhattan the night before he got home and he called me. He had met with everyone from the Fed and the treasury and he said, I walked down the street and he said, I'm just looking at all the faces of the cars that are driving by me. And he said, they had no idea, nobody has any idea what's coming. He said, we need time. We need time so people can wake up and be prepared. I said, I'm trying to wake people up. Well, that's why the TARP idea, before it was named TARP or the bailout, before they put it into politics, before they actually started saying what it was, that's why I was for it. But that's not what it turned into. That's why in three or four days I was against it. Because I realized they are not going to use this. They are going to use this time to say and this money to say, see, we fixed it. And they haven't. They have only bought us time. Now, those who know, what are they doing? They are fundamentally transforming our system. That's what they're doing. They're putting things in place so when it does collapse, they will be there.

Now, have we done that? Have we done that ourselves in our own life, that when things collapse, do we have to run to someone? I told you, was it Monday? Is it Thursday today already? My gosh. Monday I told you on this program that I had heard from an adviser friend of mine, and he is not a guy who has ever said, Glenn, you're on the money, Glenn, you're he's a very measured man. Very well respected. Has advised presidents on both sides of the aisle. He's a he is a very respected, measured individual. He said, Glenn, look at history. There's a window of opportunity. And the very bad guys and the very good guys are going to use this time period right now. I can feel it that it is true and I think you can feel it as well. We are the fringes are going to become more and more important, and the fringes on the left and the right need to be avoided. We need to watch carefully the fringes.

Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

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.

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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."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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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.