Glenn Beck: Lindsey Graham has a secret?

GLENN: So let's play this audio and set this up for us, Pat, will you?

PAT: All right. This is William Gheen who is the head of ALIPAC and he was making a very impassioned speech yesterday about immigration and then he was talking about some of the opponents to securing the border and enforcing the law. And one of the people he brought up was Lindsey Graham.

GLENN: Okay, here's what he said.

PAT: So here's what happened.

VOICE: Sometimes I wonder what it would take to make a person sell their own country out like that. And there's one thing that it could be that I'm going to put out in the open here today. It's a secret that Lindsey Graham has. It's no secret in Washington, D.C. The Democrats know this secret. The business industries in Washington that won't open borders in amnesty know the secret, the general public doesn't know this secret. I hope this secret isn't being used as leverage over Senator Graham. So today I say Senator Graham, you need to come forward and tell people about your alternative lifestyle and your homosexuality. Come out of that closet, Lindsey. Come out of that long time closet. Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you. At least we know about Barney Frank and nobody's going to hold it over his head. Look, I'm a taller person. I don't care about your private life, Lindsey, but as our U.S. senator, I need to figure out why you are trying to sell out your own country and I need to make sure you (inaudible).

GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second. I agree with only one part of that. You cannot be hiding a secret. You cannot be hiding it. If you are having an affair, you don't you think that somebody's not going to use that against you? If anything and, you know, he could be, he could I don't care what he's doing. I don't care. If he's doing something and he's afraid of people finding out. I'm playing monopoly every single night 3:00 in the morning when I should be reading what's in the healthcare bill and I've been playing Mo Knopf alley. If you are afraid of that, say it. Say it. Get it out so no one can use it against you. Beyond that, is that really, I've never first of all, the audience surprises me. I've never heard this before. Have you ever heard rumors of this?

PAT: No, but apparently they have been circulating.

GLENN: I've never heard this, never heard this.

PAT: I didn't, either, and that's why I kind of looked into it on the Internet and there's I guess been speculation for years supposedly but I've never heard it.

GLENN: So where did this take place? Because this crowd obviously knew it. I mean, if I were in a crowd, I would have been going, "What?"

PAT: What?

GLENN: What?

PAT: Where did that come from?

GLENN: I didn't hear any gasp or anything like that.

PAT: Didn't seem to be any surprise.

GLENN: What is he talking about?

PAT: There was some laughter like maybe he was kidding at first, maybe that's what they thought? I don't know.

GLENN: I don't know. But the last point I want to make on this is, is that really the most likely thing to make Lindsey Graham, as he says, sell out his country? First of all, I don't think you are selling out your country if you're for this. I think you're just really wrong. I don't think that I think there are because I've met them Republicans and many Americans that understand that if you don't solve the immigration problem and you allow it to be played against you by the Republican Party, you will not have a conservative in office, a Republican in office for the next 60 years, and I believe that. I believe you are we are looking at a time right now. Unfortunately we don't have anybody that could play this expertly on the GOP side. And root it in principles and values and things that are absolutely true. If it's not done right, anything that happens on the border will destroy the Republicans.

PAT: You have to be absolutely unafraid, unashamed, and you have to know where you stand.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: And when people start throwing the racist thing around, you do, you have to slap that down.

GLENN: Correct. But also, you have to know, you have to be able to not position it but make sure that it's clear that it's not hey, I mean, there are very few people that can do it. And so what people who are of, I think who are just politicians and I think Lindsey Graham is this who are just politicians and a progressive politician, I think what he's thinking is we can't let them have this. Otherwise we won't get another Republican in and that's I think that's his motivation.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Not anything he may be hiding. I think that's much more him saying, Republicans, we can't lose this, we've got to have this, we've got to have this, so we've got to lead the way! I think that's what's happening with Lindsey Graham. I think he's wrong in his approach and I think he's a progressive. I have no love for Lindsey Graham, none. But I think that's much more likely than a skeleton in his closet. I don't know his closet, I don't care what's in his closet. I will echo the one statement from this speech, and this goes to all politicians and every member of the audience: Don't put anything in that closet. You got a skeleton? Get it out. Because it has power over you at every minute that it sits in that closet. Don't let them do that because they can use it against you.

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?

Watch the video clip below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video clip below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

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.