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GLENN: So, can you give me the quote from Ed Schultz here ant fairness doctrine a year ago?

STU: Yes, I can do that for you.

Glenn: Hang on. Let me start with this. This is from yesterday. Here's Ed Schultz from yesterday.

ED SCHULTZ: It is a cultural war that's taking place in America. You're exactly right. And it's being played out over the air waves of America and I hope the Democrats now turn to the fairness doctrine. It's time now for the Democrats --

GLENN: Yes. I know.

ED SCHULTZ: -- to consider the fairness doctrine, when you've got Rush Limbaugh out there saying we've got to defeat these bastards.

GLENN: Yes.

ED SCHULTZ: He is now openly admitting this he is going to work against and campaign against the Republican -- against the Democratic party.

PAT: He's been clear on that.

GLENN: He's always been --

PAT: Like this is a new deal for Rush?

GLENN: I mean -- stop, stop, stop, stop. Okay. So, there he is. This is yesterday. Here he is just before the election.

STU: This is -- who talks to -- he's talking to someone who is saying that the censor -- the fairness doctrine is coming back over at News Busters and he said, Who talks to Nancy Pelosi more? You or me? Have you talked to Nancy Pelosi ever, because if he had, once he had ever -- if he had had once ever had he done so more than -- oh, geez. This is just -- this is why I can't speak in coherent sentences. But he responded, quote, Well, I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi and no one wants to see the fairness doctrine brought back.

GLENN: No one.

PAT: No one.

GLENN: Except me.

PAT: No one else.

GLENN: Now that we have power -- I mean, listen to this. He's calling for the fairness doctrine after they've won, not after they've lost, after they've won. They still got it done, with all of the debate, and, yet, they want to shut down the debate. They want to make it even easier than it was. They've won! And they want to shut you up. Imagine what they would have done if they would have lost. Killed us all?

PAT: Does that show you how comfortable they are? It shows how comfortable they are with this bill.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: They're really uncomfortable. They know something is wrong. They know this won't hold up.

GLENN: What is the difference between this and global warming?

PAT: There is none.

GLENN: There is none. There is no difference between this and global warming. These people cannot handle a debate. Did you notice -- you know, Stu and I were talking. There was a story out that said that I was backtracking on one of the stories -- I don't remember what it was -- I was backtracking. Oh, on the Jim Wallace thing.

STU: Social justice, backtracking.

GLENN: And Stu watched the monolog and he said, Where is the backtracking there? I mean, I went further. I went further. I wasn't backtracking. And I said to him, I said, you know, Stu, this week I have finished up the radio or television shows and there have been moments where I've finished them up and I have said, -- I've looked at the staff and I've said, can anybody make an argument against that? I mean, it may be wrong as far as that's not necessarily what's coming, but can anyone say that's just crazy, because that's all people do. Anybody in the media, he's crazy, he's dangerous, he's an entertainer, he's in it for ulterior motives, whatever it is, but they never address the consent, ever, unless it's out of context.

STU: Right. And I think that's one of the issues is that these people are writing stories in a 20 minute window that they have before they have to pump out another one about something completely unrelated and it's a problem, especially frustrating for us because we sit here for three years hours every day going over these things. We go so in-depth, we talk about, you know, endlessly, theory, how long have we talked about Woodrow Wilson? Can we go any more in-depth about things like that?

GLENN: Yes, we can.

STU: Oh, no. Please don't.

GLENN: We could. We could do it tomorrow. I could add an extra hour to the show tomorrow.

STU: I don't think we should do that, but the point is it's like these people are trying to read one sentence they read on a blog or a report from somewhere else, trying to form an opinion.

GLENN: Here's the amazing thing. If you really wanted -- somebody's challenging me to a debate, notice they're all doing this, Well, I challenge Glenn Beck to a debate. I don't think so. If you wanted to have a real discussion, I would be in, but nobody wants to do that. All they're doing is angling to either, A, sell their books, hype their TV show, or just get him! When are we going to have an actual conversation in America?

(Out at 10:30 a.m.)

Glenn: I'm just looking up at the headlines. The GOP should just go for it with repeal and reform campaign. That's from President Obama. Then why is he trying to shut it down? Why are all the operatives shouting it down? Let it go. Let it go. The President said they should go for it. Everybody in watch watch said, That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. That's going to destroy the republican party! Wouldn't they want that? Are they suddenly worried about a level playing field and they want to advise the Republicans, don't do any more damage, we need a two-party system. We need you-guys to win once in awhile? Is that what that strategy is all of a sudden? I love this. Yeah. I would like to take my advice from the Democrats. Uh-huh, uh-huh. That's why I would like to also take my advice on what he should do on this program from Ed Schultz, because he's so darn successful and he's got my best interest at heart.

We have Noel Sheppard on? Noel Sheppard from NewsBusters. And, Noel, you are a guy who, God bless you, I don't know how you've done it. You've actually listened and talked to Ed.

SHEPPARD: No, no, no. I've actually never talked to Ed.

GLENN: Oh, good for you.

SHEPPARD: Yeah. No. I'm not sure that Ed and I would get along very well, although, you know, if he invited me on, Glenn, I would certainly speak to him but somehow I don't imagine it would be a friendly discussion.

GLENN: I just wanted to touch base with you because I asked Stu, I said, Has Ed Schultz ever advocated, you know, We've got to get these guys? We've got to throw these guys out of office? Has he ever done that before?

SHEPPARD: Oh, definitely. I mean, as we go back -- what I did is I've compiled a list of some of his greatest hits and most of them are quite recent.

GLENN: Okay. What are they?

SHEPPARD: He made a comment -- and let me see if I can find it. He made a comment --

GLENN: You're breaking news here because this is the first time that anyone but Ed Schultz and you have heard anything that Ed Schultz has said.

SHEPPARD: That's true. We're about to radically increase his ratings. So --

GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah.

SHEPPARD: -- maybe you ought to reconsider this whole segment, Glenn.

GLENN: Oh. Yeah. It's amazing.

SHEPPARD: As I recall back in January, January 14th -- 15th or 16th, he made a comment on his radio show and this is just before the election in -- the special election in Massachusetts, he made a comment on his radio show that if he lived in Massachusetts, I would vote 10 times --

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

SHEPPARD: -- to keep these bastards out. You've got to love him. I mean, he's honest. Right?

GLENN: Right. Oh, yeah. No. I mean, he is honest in his cheating, yes.

SHEPPARD: He's honest in his cheating.

GLENN: Right.

SHEPPARD: And I think on the same day -- I think on the same day he made a comment that if Brown wins, it will be the end of change as we know it. Now, for many of us, we hoped that that was going to be the case but based on what happened in Sunday and what's happened the rest of this week, apparently Brown's victory didn't end change as we know it, did it, Glenn?

GLENN: Ed, I would like to -- if I may quote the President, Some people are talking about this whole bill as Armageddon.

SHEPPARD: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, that's what he said about Scott Brown. It's going to be the end of change.

SHEPPARD: The other beautiful thing is so the bill has been in effect for a couple of days, three days, whatever it is and Obama is out there saying, See, they said the world was going to an end if this bill was signed. Of course, nothing's been enacted yet. So, it's kind of early for the world to end.

GLENN: Yeah. No. It will probably be -- if we can make it to 2014 --

SHEPPARD: Yeah.

GLENN: -- it will probably be 2014

SHEPPARD: Yeah. And then hopefully Obama is out of office at that point. So, it --

GLENN: It could be blamed on the Republicans. No, it will be blamed on the Republicans.

SHEPPARD: Oh, no doubt. There's no doubt, but here's another one I think you'll like. I found this. This goes back to September when Ed Schultz said on his MSNBC show -- again, we're probably now talking -- more people are learning about what he said at this moment than actually witnessed it while it occurred.

Glenn: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. No, wait, wait. Let's get this right, because I believe in accuracy and fairness. More people are hearing about it now than have watched MSNBC the entire lineup for the last month.

SHEPPARD: (Laughter.)

GLENN: All right. Go ahead. (Laughter.)

SHEPPARD: Should we rethink? We're doing this man a favor.

GLENN: No, no. I mean, please. There's not anybody who's listening to this show that thinks this guy is anything but a pin head. All right. So --

SHEPPARD: Last September, around the 24th and Ed makes the comment on his MSNBC program, the Republicans lie, they want to see you dead, they would rather make money off your dead corpse, they kind of like it when that woman had cancer and they don't have anything for her. Oh, you've got to love him. Right? And they're talking about the angry rhetoric Tea Parties, right, and the angry rhetoric on Capitol Hill this weekend.

GLENN: And that's on MSNBC.

SHEPPARD: And Ed Schultz is claiming the Republicans want people to die.

GLENN: It's unbelievable. I don't know why he's not successful. I just can't imagine why he's not successful. Ed, we're just -- Ed, I just want you to know, we're leveling the playing field for you. That's all we're doing. We're -- I'm giving permission, anybody that could listen to Ed, you go right ahead. If this sounds attractive to you, you go ahead and go over there

SHEPPARD: Well, the other thing, more recently he made a comment -- and this was actually in response to a News Busters piece that I wrote, Glenn. He made a comment that we ought to rip Dick Cheney's heart out. Now, this is the tolerant left. Right? We ought to rip Dick Cheney's heart out. That was only about three weeks ago. That was February 24th or 25th he made that comment, maybe 23rd.

GLENN: What was happening in the world where Ed all of a sudden --

PAT: I think it was -- it was -- wasn't it right around the time Dick Cheney had a heart attack?

SHEPPARD: Yeah.

PAT: And I think that's when he said it.

GLENN: So, you instead of sending flowers, you rip his heart out? These guys are good. No. They're good people.

SHEPPARD: Well, maybe he was being kind. He was saying, Dick, that heart obviously doesn't work. So, maybe you ought to rip it out and put in a new one?

GLENN: Yeah. There you go. There you go. We're giving him the benefit of the --

SHEPPARD: It's the health care reform thing. If this Obamacare goes through, Dick Cheney won't have all of these heart attacks because we'll rip his heart out. We'll give him a new one!

GLENN: Right. And do you know what? Let me tell you something. Those are the kind of doctors we're going to do that are just, I'll fix it. I'll rip it heart out and then I'll jam another one in.

SHEPPARD: But I think what's going to happen then is everybody is going to be given a liberal heart. Just imagine what it will be then.

GLENN: I don't believe liberals have hearts. They have hearts. They don't no brains. That's how it is.

SHEPPARD: They have hearts. They have no brains. So, there won't be any brain transplants coming from liberals. Right?

GLENN: Well, thank you very much, sir, and, Noel, keep up the good work.

SHEPPARD: My pleasure. Any time you need me, sir.

 

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.