ACORN: Tea Parties = bowel movement

ACORN CEO: Tea Parties a 'Bowel Movement,' Future Will Be Worse Than Segregation

GLENN: Okay. So let me play the audio now of Bertha Lewis from ACORN. Here's two things that we said would happen, and we said this would happen, oh, I don't even know, beginning of last summer, that ACORN would fold and go undercover with a different name. That is exactly what has happened with ACORN. They are now dismantling ACORN piece by piece, city by city, and they are reopening them under different names.

The second thing we said would happen, I said and this one hasn't come true yet, but you are now beginning to see the beginning of it. I said, learn from the Monica Lewinsky story. Don't have the argument that he's a socialist, they are socialists. "Yes, they are." "No, they're not." "Yes, they are." "No, they're not." Does it matter, does it matter that they're socialists because I said they are going to come out and say, "Yes, of course we're socialists, but this system doesn't work and, look, we've already got all these social programs working, and it's not so bad." And many people will say, "You know what, yeah, I'm kind of with them." So is socialism bad? You must get people on the record right now. Get to Twitter. Get to Facebook. You tell people. I just ask this question: Is socialism the answer for America? Does Karl Marx hold the answer for America? Is any form of Marxism good for America? Get them on the record now. Because it's coming and here is the first sign from Bertha Lewis. Listen.

LEWIS: First of all, let me just say any group that says I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist is all right with me. (Applause).

GLENN: Stop. Any of these groups that say I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm socialist is all right with me. Got it? Young, Democratic and socialist is all right with me. And the crowd applauds.


LEWIS: You know, that's no large thing to do, to actually said I'm a socialist. As you guys know, right now we are living in a time which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era.

GLENN: Stop, stop. "As you guys know," she says, "It's no small thing to say that I'm a socialist." Why? News week said we're all socialists now. Boy, does it all come together? Do you see why they're exciting, why they have fought and tried to discredit? Because they know that Americans, at this point at least, do not look fondly on socialists. That's why you've got to fight what socialism is and Marxism. You've got to fight that battle because they are know they are about to be exposed. It's only a matter of time. So she says, I know it's not easy to say those things because especially at this time, we are at a time that will dwarf the McCarthy era. We're at a time, according to Bertha Lewis, that will dwarf the McCarthy era. All right?

LEWIS: It is going to dwarf the internment during World War II.

GLENN: Stop. It will dwarf the internment of World War II. Let's just get our arms around that.

PAT: Who is she afraid of? Who are these who is this entity that's going to come and take these people away? Nobody's in power. Nobody has the power to do that except the government. And the government are the ones who were doing all the socialist policies.

GLENN: Now, now, wait a minute. Now, now, wait a minute here. If you truly understand progressivism, it is exactly what I said you on the left better be careful of. I am afraid of a swing too far with a progressive right or a progressive left. Let's dismantle progressivism. Let's dismantle this giant government. Let's go back to the Constitution because the Constitution would bar people from being rounded up like in the internment camps by the beloved FDR, a Democrat progressive. Hmmm. Gosh, that kind of hurts, doesn't it? It's going to dwarf the atrocities done to the Japanese and German Americans in World War II, it's going to dwarf the atrocities of the internment that was done by the progressive Democratic FDR. Progressivism allows one to build a camp and intern people.

Now, I don't know if Bertha Lewis is talking about FEMA camps, but she should watch my show because I've debunked the FEMA camps. But while debunking them, I said the structure does exist if you get a government that declares an emergency and says we need to round people up. They're not planning it. They're not doing it. But the structure does exist because we have a progressive government. So she sounds to me like it's going to dwarf the internment of World War II. So she must have some information. Can a member of the press please ask Bertha Lewis at ACORN today if she's a conspiracy theorist? Could somebody in the mainstream media ask Bertha Lewis to explain these comments? Is she talking about FEMA camps? I'm just, I'm not sure. I'm not sure what she's referring to. I'm not sure also if she's referring, is she gosh, she sounds like a conspiracy theorist and a fear monger. Well, so far at least she's not preaching hate. That's good that she's not saying, you know, anything hateful about anybody.

LEWIS: We are currently in a period that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Did she just say that we're currently in a period that is going to dwarf Jim Crow and segregation. Wow. That's quite a where is that coming from? So are you saying that Barack Obama is going to put policies into place that will be like Jim Crow? Because I man, I find that hard to believe. Who would be because it wouldn't be me because I don't have any power. Wouldn't be the tea parties because we don't have any power. See, they don't even listen to us. This is how much power the tea parties have. We wanted to stop healthcare and they did it anyway. We wanted to stop the stimulus package and they did it anyway. We wanted to stop TARP and they did it anyway. So I don't know how we can build these internment camps, round people up, because I think the FBI would probably look for us if we started putting them in our basement, if we started putting up razor wire in our neighborhood. But then did she also say segregation? Because you know what's really weird? You know that we didn't have a segregated army? You know who segregated our army, resegregated? It's so the progressive Woodrow Wilson was the one that did that, the progressive, the progressive Woodrow Wilson. That's so you got the internment camps from FDR and segregation from Woodrow Wilson. I got it. Progressives.

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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. So let me just finish up with Bertha Lewis because there's something about you, the tea partier, that Bertha Lewis wants you to know. First of all, she's okay with anyone saying you are a socialist and she knows it's hard, and you are probably going to be I'm using her words probably going to be rounded up in an internment camp. Wow! What a FEMA conspiracy theorist.

PAT: And who is going to round them up? The Boy Scouts?

GLENN: Not the Boy Scouts.

PAT: Brownies?

GLENN: Don't know, don't know. Maybe tea partiers in the FEMA camps that the tea partiers have. I don't know. I've debunked the FEMA camps, but she is obviously thinking that there is some sort of internment camp that is being built right now.

PAT: Is there a tea party law enforcement

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: group?

GLENN: I don't know. I don't want to speculate.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: But somebody in the media should ask her this because that's quite a statement from the head of ACORN. The head of ACORN. That's quite that's quite a statement.

PAT: Bold.

GLENN: All right. So anyway, so this is what she said. But she also wants you to know that, you know, people who have differing opinions, they matter. They matter. Remember, a good portion of the country, you know, sides with the tea parties. A good portion of the tea party movement is paying taxes. Those taxes are going to ACORN. So how does she feel? A woman who's getting tax dollars from the American people, many of whom are tea party members? How does she feel about the tea party? Here she is.

LEWIS: And they are coming after you and they are going to be brutal and impressive. They have already shown it to you. Get out into the street. You really have got to circle the wagons. This is not rhetoric or hyperbole.

GLENN: Stop. So they are coming after you. They are coming after you. They are vicious and they've already shown you that they're vicious. I know, man. When grandma brings out the lawn chair and she sits there.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: It is vicious. It is vicious. So that's who they are. They're so vicious. They are coming after you. Wow, this just sounds like a paranoid, crazy, insane, should be locked in an asylum possible evaluated.

PAT: Treated. She definitely needs treatment.

GLENN: Definitely needs treatment. FEMA camp, fear mongering.

PAT: Hateful rhetoric?

GLENN: Dangerous.

PAT: Isn't it dangerous?

GLENN: Hateful rhetoric. My gosh.

PAT: Wow, I hate to see it.

GLENN: I know the media's going to be all over this. So they are coming after you and they're vicious. So you better organize. Organize? For what? Well, at least she, at least she's not going to name call.

LEWIS: This is real. This rise of this tea party so called movement, bowel movement in my opinion.

GLENN: So hang on just a second. Boy, that was okay, she did name call. She called tea party members a bowel movement. But at least she's classy.

PAT: (Laughing).

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.

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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.

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