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GLENN: I was glad to see Barack Obama in the new Chevy Volt. Whew. This thing is going to tear it up.

PAT: Now we're fixed.

GLENN: America is back on the right track. The General Motors electric car, the Chevy Volt, it will cost $41,000.

PAT: What a bargain, though.

GLENN: No, no, seriously, when you hear what it can do?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: When you hear when it can now, you sound like you are not

PAT: No, I'm setting up what it can do, it's an amazing

GLENN: This is great.

PAT: An amazing vehicle.

GLENN: It can travel 40 whole miles on an electric charge.

PAT: 40 miles!

GLENN: 40. 40. Now

PAT: 40

GLENN: Hang on. Nissan has the Leaf out and that can travel 100, but this can do 40!

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah. America, you are

PAT: 40 miles!

GLENN: back on track, and he

PAT: And only $41,000.

GLENN: $41,000, but you can go 40 miles.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's for me that's almost home.

PAT: And then the gas engine kicks in.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And you start destroying the planet again. But those 40 miles, man, you are home free

GLENN: 40 miles.

PAT: and you are home free until you need to get rid of the battery and then it sits and decays and destroys the planet, but other than that

GLENN: All you need to do seriously all you need to do is plug it in.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And then you'll get that free energy right from the wall.

PAT: But wait.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Doesn't that energy come from electricity which you were paying for and using?

GLENN: No, comes from the wall. Comes from the wall.

PAT: Yeah, there's energy in the wall.

GLENN: I know. That's why I bought the house. That's why I plug, like, the iron in.

PAT: It's wires and it's all hooked up to things.

GLENN: I don't know how it works but I get it right from the wall.

PAT: Yeah, there's

GLENN: Everybody has it. That's the greatest thing about it. Everybody if you have a wall, you have one of those plug in thingies that you just plug your car in and it's free energy.

PAT: It's not free. It's not free.

GLENN: No, it comes from the wall. I know it's not free. I mean, I pay for it, you know, when I buy my house, I buy the wall and then that stuff comes out of that wall.

PAT: Comes out of your utilities, you know, like your electric bill every month.

GLENN: Excuse me?

PAT: Yeah, you are paying for that.

GLENN: You know, this is the biggest scam because I've already paid for my wall.

PAT: I know. I know.

GLENN: Why do they make me pay it's a scam.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: It's a scam.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: They are making me pay for the wall and then they make me pay for the same wall.

PAT: It's capitalism, I'm telling you.

GLENN: It's evil of capitalism. That's what it is.

PAT: You don't get this under communism because you don't even have electricity.

GLENN: And you don't even have walls.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: But that's a different story. We'll get down to the scam of them charging you extra for the wall. But this car can run 40 whole miles!

PAT: Not 30.

GLENN: Not 30.

PAT: Not 35.

GLENN: No, not 100 like Nissan.

PAT: No.

GLENN: But let's not concentrate on that. Let's go for the 40 whole miles and the president has pledged to put a million plug in vehicles on the road, which is where they will be usually off to the side of the road, you'll able to see them. But right off to the side of the road he said he's going to put a million plus vehicles on the road by 2015.

PAT: And they are smart looking, too.

GLENN: Oh, are they? I haven't seen the picture of them.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Are they really?

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Seriously they are hot?

PAT: Oh, so hot.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yes. If you love the old style like Volvos, you know, that were boxy and ugly, these

GLENN: What about

PAT: These are

GLENN: But those are safe.

PAT: These make those look like Ferraris.

GLENN: Now, let me ask you this.

PAT: It's hot.

GLENN: Is it really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Now is it at hot as, like, you know those old black army glasses that, you know, you used to get?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, if you were well, if you had government eye protection, you'd get the glasses.

PAT: The horn rimmed?

GLENN: Yeah, you'd just get the black the big black, like Drew Carey classes. You would get those because it was a government program. So you could get that or you could get the gold wire frames that everybody in the military either wears the black glasses or the gold wire frames? Yeah, that's socialized eye care. I just want to throw that in. But is it as stylish as that?

PAT: Nearly. It's nearly as stylish as that.

GLENN: Oh, so I haven't hit that standard yet?

PAT: Not yet. But they are getting close.

GLENN: I'm looking at pictures. Wow, there's a lot of stylish cars. No, that's

PAT: Is that not a Volt right there? What is that?

GLENN: No, that's the green eye. That's BMW and oh, that's a sweet one oh, no, that's Mercedes.

PAT: That is a sweet one.

GLENN: Wow, look at that one.

PAT: And that's not the VP volt, either.

GLENN: That's Hyundai. I'm just looking. I'm going to find it. That one's kind of nice. That's Peugeot. What a piece of crap but it looks nice.

PAT: Peugeot, wow.

GLENN: Wow, what is that? Oh, this is the Scorpion. I've never even heard of the Scorpion. Oh, that's Chinese.

PAT: For those joining us on radio, and that's pretty much everyone, we're going through pictures of cars at the auto show? Is that what you are scrolling through?

GLENN: Well, this is the Beijing auto show. It's the he have Chevy Volt is supposed to be there and they're up against wow, that's ugly. Is that it?

PAT: That might be.

GLENN: No, that's the Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

PAT: Oh, okay.

GLENN: And their new car, the iCar.

PAT: The Dongfeng? Be clamoring for that one, I've got to have me a Dongfeng. Man, oh, man.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? We are going to be lucky to be driving a Dongfeng. We are going to we are headed for the crap heap of history, man. We're like, wow, you remember

PAT: Remember when we could have had a Dongfeng? Oh, those were the days.

GLENN: Remember when we used to laugh at dong fangs? Now

PAT: Good times.

GLENN: Those days don't come back. Now the richest among us are lucky to have a Dongfeng.

PAT: (Laughing). They cost over $300.

GLENN: $300 well, 300 yakels. They're $15 trillion or 15 yakels.

PAT: (Laughing). Is that the new monetary unit coming?

PAT: Yeah, the yack he will?

PAT: After hyperinflation it's the yack he will?

GLENN: Yeah, made entirely out of yak.

PAT: I didn't know that.

GLENN: Yeah, if you seriously, and I just give this to you real quick. Invest in yaks so you can own a Dongfeng. That sounds actually, that sounds actually dangerous.

All right. So we have the Chevy Volt. So is there really anything else to do? I think we can pretty much go home.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Let me first apologize. Let me first apologize to the president of the United States and all those, all those that I must have sounded like an idiot when I said the government can't run General Motors.

PAT: See, out of retrospect, that looks pretty stupid now, Glenn, doesn't it?

GLENN: Well, I don't know if you heard.

PAT: Like to have those facts.

GLENN: 40 miles.

PAT: Yeah, I did hear that.

GLENN: For $41,000.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: That is sweetness. That is sweetness.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: Now, I remember driving the hydrogen car. Did you ever see that hydrogen car that I drove?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: I drove, for about a month, what was it, the Fusion? Do you remember, was it the Fusion?

PAT: That sounds right.

GLENN: I drove that car. It was a General Motors car, drove it for about a month.

PAT: And you loved it, right?

GLENN: Loved it, loved it. First thing that the United States government did when they came in?

PAT: Stopped it.

GLENN: Yeah, they stopped that one. That was great. I think they had that up to 200 some miles? I think it was like 230 miles for before you needed a new charge

PAT: Before you needed gas or charge?

GLENN: Hydrogen. You needed $8.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: $8 for, I think it was like 250 miles. And the problem was is that, I mean, they had to keep bringing me a new one because the because the only hydrogen station I think was in either White Plains or New Jersey which was, you know, about 100 miles away and so, you know, I'd drive it and then it would be like, oh, jeez, now I've got to go to the hydrogen station because it's 100 miles away and then you'd get the hydrogen and you'd drive 100 miles and you're like, I've got to turn around and go back. But Shell had worked on had made a deal with General Motors and they said, you create the car and we'll put hydrogen stations in all of our gas stations. And they could make the hydrogen by using water. All they had to do is take some of that free electricity out of the wall that you get and shock the water somehow or another and it would make hydrogen and so Shell was going to put stations so everywhere there was a Shell gas station, you would have hydrogen. They

PAT: What happened?

GLENN: The United States government took over General Motors.

PAT: Why did they do you know why they shut that down? What was their reasoning? I don't remember. I just remember they shut it down.

GLENN: It was good. It would have put America possibly back on top.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: It would have led technology. It would have helped Shell. I'm just help me out. It was fantastic.

PAT: Quiet, too, I'm guessing?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Quiet and fast.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. It was built on the back of another I'm trying to remember which

PAT: Like on a chassis of something else?

GLENN: Yeah, chassis of something else. And I stepped in and I thought, this thing is going to be gutless. Stepped on it; it was fast, it was quiet, it was great. I would have owned one in fact, I think I did something. There's probably some place on YouTube where I was driving it and I showed it and I explained it. This is like three years ago. And I did a little time thing. I actually made a little video. It was actually I think for my kids originally. And I said just, kids, I want to show you. You probably have one of these now. You know, if it's 2030 and you're watching this. But this is the first hydrogen car made in America. And as it turns out, one of the only now that we see.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I was thrilled with this technology. I thought this was I talked to all the people at General Motors and I had seen the you know, I hadn't actually seen the car but I had seen the, you know, all the mock ups and everything else about the Chevy Volt and I know they were excited about it, but it's ridiculous. We get 50% of our electricity think of this. We get 50% of our electricity is there a bomb going off in here or something?

PAT: That's what I was wondering.

GLENN: It's probably your stupid computer again.

PAT: It's not my computer.

GLENN: Don't worry. It's just a bomb. We get about 50% of our electricity from coal. Now, we're trying to cut okay, I'm going to take a break because this is bothering me. I don't know what that sound is, and let me take a quick break here.

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?

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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.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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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.