Glenn interviews O'Reilly

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GLENN: Do you remember the blizzard in 2010? It was a global warming thing. In Norfolk, Virginia we had to cancel a Bold Fresh Tour with Bill O'Reilly. The makeup date is May 21st at 8:00 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center. But because that one is sold out, we've added a matinee May 21st at 3:00 p.m. and so we would love to invite you there to come and see that. Tickets are available for the 3:00 p.m. show. Then we're going to hit the road again June 18 in Columbus, Ohio at the nationwide arena. June 19th we're going to be in St. Louis at the Chaffetz arena which I just did something at, what, about three months ago and it was sold out. Great arena. And when Bill gets there, we tear it up. For tickets go to The tickets are going fast. Why? Because Bill O'Reilly is there and he's with us now. Hello, Bill.

O'REILLY: That's right, Beck. You define that perfectly, that is why the tickets are going fast. Particularly in the Tidewater in Virginia, we want everybody in the Richmond area, we want everybody in Virginia.

GLENN: Everybody.

O'REILLY: To wise up real fast. Go to And this is the hottest ticket of the summer. You can forget about Springsteen. You can forget about Bon Jovi. I didn't think of Bon Jovi. Let me ask you this.


GLENN: Have you always been this humble?

O'REILLY: You know, it takes a lot of work.

GLENN: Yes, it does.

O'REILLY: To be as humble as I am.

GLENN: I know it does. I know you work on it all the time. Bill, let me ask you this. This is a serious question: Have you heard the Bertha Lewis audio yet?

O'REILLY: Yes, I have. And I am featuring it on the Factor this evening.

GLENN: Will you ask her if she's a FEMA camp conspiracy theorist?

O'REILLY: You know, look. I had her on my program. I don't know if you remember that.

GLENN: I do.

O'REILLY: She came on. Very respectful, by the way.

GLENN: Yes, she was.

O'REILLY: This is when you and I were just beating the hell out of ACORN. And I have to give credit to Beck even though it pains me.

GLENN: It does.

O'REILLY: Beck got on this early, for you radio listeners, if you don't watch us on television, shame on you, first of all. But Beck got on her very early and we discussed it, Beck and I. And I said, let me send my guys down to New Orleans.


O'REILLY: And I sent the Factor guys down there and they found out that tens of millions of dollars were going to a funeral home, a former funeral home.

GLENN: Wait, why do you

O'REILLY: A bunch of guys, you know, were sitting there just counting the money and it was off the chart. And because of that, Beck and I got the Louisiana attorney general to launch a full blown investigation of this, of ACORN and its finances. And off that congress just said no more public money. Now, in an effort to save her butt, Bertha Lewis, the CEO of ACORN, came on the Factor and but she is a hard core socialist. This is one of the times I agree with you. I mean, this woman is a hard core socialist, maybe a communist and, you know, it's power to the people right on, let's bring back Huey Newton.

GLENN: And the News?

O'REILLY: No, that's Huey Lewis.

GLENN: Oh, okay.

O'REILLY: Good try.

GLENN: So Bill.


GLENN: Here's Barack Obama. Play the clip of Barack Obama, you know, talking about ACORN. Here he is.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know you've got a friend in me, and I definitely welcome ACORN's input. You don't have to ask me about that. I'm going to call you even if you didn't ask me.

When I ran Project Vote, voter registration drive in Illinois, you know, ACORN

GLENN: Stop. It goes on for a while.

O'REILLY: Yeah, but why would you be surprised? I mean, he was a community organizer in a black neighborhood in Chicago where ACORN is all over the place. So why would you be surprised that he would be with them?

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Hang on just a second. I'm a good and I know you are, too, Bill, you are a good church going guy. You go every Sunday, I go every Sunday. We try to live it in our lives, yada, yada, yada. Great, got it. Just because somebody goes to church and I go to church, if they are going to the church of Lucifer, I don't reach out and say, "Hey, buddy, we both are church going guys." Here's Barack Obama

O'REILLY: Let's be fair to Obama here. And I can just hear some of your audience screaming right now.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

O'REILLY: But let's be fair. Barack Obama

GLENN: I was not being fair?

O'REILLY: Was a guy with a plan, okay? He's a man with a plan.

GLENN: Uh huh.

O'REILLY: In Chicago's south side.


O'REILLY: All right? And he has his eye on higher office all the time. He gets the job, and he's not going to investigate ACORN or Bill Ayers or Reverend Wright.

GLENN: You don't have to investigate. Bill, if I took you wait, wait, wait, wait. If I took you over to a friend's house and my friend had gone to jail and had blown up the Pentagon and was famous and I thought maybe you're an intelligent guy and you might know, do you think on the way over, I might go, hey, by the way, we're going over to this guy's house, I don't know if you know he is, but he blew up the Pentagon; don't say anything about it. Don't you think that conversation happened? It's not like, "Wait a minute! You blew up the Pentagon? What?"

O'REILLY: I think it this is how it goes down, not just with Barack Obama. With almost every politician unfortunately. They make a calculation, all right? "How can I use ACORN, how can I use Ayers, how can I use Reverend Wright."

GLENN: He's wrong.

O'REILLY: You know, is it going to be a backlash against me.

GLENN: He's wrong.

O'REILLY: And they weren't smart enough to figure out that there would be.

GLENN: Just want to let you know he's wrong.

O'REILLY: I may be wrong but I'm trying to tell you what realpolitik is. This is what they do.

GLENN: Not him. Not him.

O'REILLY: If ACORN was helping Barack Obama, which it was

GLENN: You know, you have it right except exactly at 180 degrees in the wrong direction. He is, he is a guy who does what he has to do.


GLENN: But you're starting to the starting point for you is he's a guy who just loves the founding fathers and the Constitution and everything else.

O'REILLY: I didn't say that.

GLENN: Hang on. And he's just kind of, you know, he's doing he's making friends with these Marxists and these radicals and everything else and he's just using them because he gets elected. No, no, no. No, no, no. I think he's a radical and he's

O'REILLY: You might be right.

GLENN: And he's using the useful idiots who are like, "No, he's not a... that's crazy."

O'REILLY: You bet, yes.

GLENN: He's saying what he has to to get elected.

O'REILLY: You might be right. But in a court of law

GLENN: Wait, wait, say that again.

O'REILLY: If you were to take that in now.

GLENN: I think I could win.

O'REILLY: You'd lose.

GLENN: I think I could win.

O'REILLY: There is not

GLENN: I've talked to judges about it. I think I could win.

O'REILLY: No, you would lose, Beck. In fact, you'd be assessed court costs and you'd have to pay Barack Obama. Just like

GLENN: That's why I'm asking, that's why I'm asking people right now to buy a ticket. To buy a ticket to see Bill O'Reilly and I on stage.

O'REILLY: It's a riot. Give me 30 seconds. Do you have a break that you have to take?

GLENN: Yes, I do.


GLENN: Give me real quick.

O'REILLY: If people should buy Father's Day presents in Columbus and in Virginia and in St. Louis, take your dad. Go with your dad. That will be the best Father's Day gift you could give him. Beck and I put on a show you'll never forget.

GLENN: You can have the old man go see Bill O'Reilly. Have the old lady come see me. Chicks dig me. Mother's Day, mom loves me. Mom loves me.

O'REILLY: And how could you not?

GLENN: Available at Bill, talk to you later.

O'REILLY: All right.

GLENN: Thanks, man. Bye bye.

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.