Muslim day at Six Flags: on 9/12

GLENN: We wanted to start with the beach music because it's Muslim Day at Six Flags and this is an argument we had in the hallway. Well, I shouldn't say we. All of us in the entire Mercury compound had an argument against Joe, my chief researcher. He's like, it's a private company; they can do whatever they want. Yes, Joe, we're not really arguing that. "It's a private company. They can have Muslims anytime they want." Yes, they can.

PAT: We know, Joe.

GLENN: We know. They're a private company. For now, they're a private company and they can do whatever they want. "Yeah, that's right, they can do whatever they want." Yes. What we're arguing here is maybe Muslim Day with all of the kiddies and the, you know, the dragon, you know, floaties around them going to the water park might be in bad taste on 9/12. "They're a private company, though." I know. "What, you wouldn't be, you wouldn't be holding them out if it was another religion." No. I think I would be if the Amish, if it would have been a pack of Amish that took wagon trains and drove them into the World Trade Center and their carriages exploded.

PAT: The extremist Amish are it's a frightening group, frightening group.

GLENN: I think I would say it's bad taste to have, you know, horse and buggy day on 9/12. I think I would have been might be bad.

STU: Their use of explosive butter was it was devastating.

PAT: Their churns are quite explosive with the right mixture inside.

GLENN: Abraham, what are you doing? Why, Jedediah, I am just mixing the chemicals for the explosive in our butter churn.

PAT: What is thou doing?

GLENN: (Laughing). Oh, my gosh.

STU: You'd think at the very least a large corporation like this would sit back and say, "Look, you know, I don't think anyone has any problem with having a day. I think it's fine."

PAT: It's fine. Today.

GLENN: Today. Muslim day for a whole week, I don't really care.

PAT: July 20th.

STU: It seems impossible that they would not realize that this would fire some people up and you wonder why they did it.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Like why wouldn't you pick, you know, July 14th or whatever it was, you know. It seems like they made that specifically for a choice and you wonder as a large corporation, they couldn't have been so oblivious of this that they didn't notice.

PAT: There's no way. Not if they're Americans. Come on. The sensibilities, that's what we it's the same thing we had with the mosque at Ground Zero.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Opening, the grand opening on 9/11 next year, the 10 year anniversary. I mean, it's just and then you find out all these things about the imam here.

GLENN: Well, what do we know about Six Flags? Do we know anything about Six Flags?

STU: It's a huge corporation that's had some financial troubles.

GLENN: Who owns the huge corporation? Who owns it?

PAT: Saudis. I don't know.

STU: You are just making stuff up.

PAT: Just making stuff up.

GLENN: That sounds you know in today's world?

PAT: Yemenis.

GLENN: Come to our yack park. The rides are so wild, your kids will be yacking at our yack park, the Yemeni yack! Don't talk back! That would be great! We'll have a jingle: Yemeni yack, don't talk back. I'm opening it in the sands of Saudi Arabia.

PAT: They like it. And then they can have the argument, hey, how can an American open up over here?

GLENN: How come why are they having American day on July 4th?

PAT: Hey.

GLENN: Hey.

PAT: The day they invaded Afghanistan! Wait!

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Seriously think about it flipped around like that. If an American corporation were to do something that insensitive, it would never happen. It would never, ever happen.

GLENN: On the day that they on the day that we invaded Iraq, imagine going over and having, at their water park, American day at their water park. You think?

PAT: You think there would be

GLENN: You think there would be anybody here in America that wouldn't say, "Guys, I think that's a bad that's in bad taste. That's in bad taste." We wouldn't do it.

PAT: Never.

GLENN: Because that wouldn't be our intention to stick a stick in their eye.

STU: Especially as a look, the bottom line is

GLENN: Which, bottom line is, I'm bringing up the stick in the eye. I don't know if

PAT: Oh, boy, here we go. Are we doing it?

GLENN: I don't

STU: If this is where it's going, please.

GLENN: Please. I don't know. I saw a lot of I saw a lot of blogs yesterday. A lot of people are speculating on my possible loss of vision. In fact, I think it goes further than that. It's total and complete blindness. And they're speculating now that I may be just faking my eye condition as a ratings ploy, and I have to tell you, you got me. There's nothing more exciting than listening or watching to someone who is slowly, over his lifetime, possibly going blind.

PAT: Are you willing to turn over your medical records? Can we take a look at the examination? You said you took a bunch of tests. Let's see em!

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: Can we see the spots of discoloration on your retina?

GLENN: May I just answer that?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Sure. You can see them, but I can't.

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Well, possibly someday down the road. All right. So anyway, you were saying, Stu? We were talking about? Muslim Day at Six Flags.

STU: I think, you know, like, for example, I doubt there will be many people in what was the example? Afghanistan or Iraq that would make the argument, "Well, that wasn't normal Americans didn't attack us. It was that evil George Bush and I think maybe it's okay."

GLENN: Normal American?

STU: But I think we would make the argument here, we would make the allowance that look, you know, a normal Muslim family it's Muslim families day, normal Muslim families did not bring down the World Trade Centers.

GLENN: Let me ask you something.

STU: But you think as a large corporation you'd understand some sensitivities and you just wonder why you'd pick that weekend of all weekends to put it there. I mean, are you just asking for controversy?

GLENN: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I can't imagine that in 1948 they would have had Japanese Day at the water park on December 8th.

STU: Yes, it would be probably would not have occurred.

GLENN: Like, now, I don't think that's really and I you know what? Well, I know this to be true because what Barack Obama says he's fighting against, only the progressive FDR and Woodrow Wilson did. The Japanese wouldn't have done it because they were afraid the progressives would round them up, again! So they wouldn't have so they wouldn't have done it. But I can't even imagine a Japanese family thinking that would have been in good taste. I can't imagine being a Muslim and thinking, "You know what? Honey, let's get in the car." I think it would be in poor taste. You don't think now, maybe, now maybe me because I just don't sometimes you are like, "This is a guy thing." Really? I never thought of it that way. But the Muslim women have got to be like, you know, like my wife. Wouldn't your wife say, "We are not going to the that's in poor taste. It's the day after the anniversary of 9/11."

STU: Well, here's an example. Let's say they did a let's say there was a terrorist attack and it was some crazy Tea Party extremist guy and then, you know, a few years later the day after that attack they have Tea Party day at Six Flags.

GLENN: Let's do this. Let's do this. Let's say that Timothy McVeigh because Oklahoma City. Do you think that you would have tyrants be damned day at the amusement park in Oklahoma? I mean

STU: Because we would argue, hey, look, we had nothing to do, that's a nut job but still you understand the sensitivities there.

GLENN: You have eight or nine years, would you have, eight or nine years after Oklahoma City and you were still engaging in terrorist activity, there were still terrorists happening around the country and the world by the group of people that, you know, Timothy McVeigh would have been in, okay? Do you think you would have anyone at all that was associated with that group? Even if they say we're not Tea Parties are a great is a great example. I hate Timothy McVeigh. I don't think anybody glorifies Timothy McVeigh. I've never met anybody that glorifies Timothy McVeigh. The guy was a killer. But I don't think in Oklahoma City it would be a good idea to have, you know, a big water park day.

STU: Yeah, militia day or something at the water park.

GLENN: Yeah, militia day, better than the Tea Party. It's militia party.

STU: A lot of militia members would be like, wait a minute, we had nothing to do with that.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: But still you would understand the sensitivities. Especially as a big company you'd understand them. Maybe the members of the group might not pick that up but I mean, if you are a big company and you know this is going on, especially, again, on something that's known for the date. I mean, Oklahoma City, you know, people know it as Oklahoma City bombing. This is known as the date. It's known as 9/11.

GLENN: Yeah, you could easily say like 8/28, I didn't know that was the "I Have a Dream" speech day. But everyone will remember 8/28, coming down the road everyone will remember 8/28 not necessarily with Martin Luther King but they will remember it for what we're doing because it's the day. You can easily, I have no idea the day of Oklahoma do you know the day that Oklahoma City was bombed?

STU: April, right? 19th, 20th?

PAT: I think, somewhere in there.

GLENN: Okay, so you're better than me. You know why I don't know that?

STU: Oh, is this going to happen every day?

PAT: I hope so.

GLENN: As long as it drives the left crazy, I'll do it every day twice a day a hundred times a day. The more they hate it, the more I'm going to do it. I may have to have I may tonight I may have to take an eye test on air. I could schedule it at a different time, but I and it's painful! Sure, they don't stick anything in my eyes or anything like that. I just have to look at a card but... (sobbing), oh, the pain! The pain!

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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