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PAT: That's right. And Chris Matthews explained that I think night before last. He came out with this new poll and he showed how stupid people really are.

MATTHEWS: We finished tonight with a stunning new poll that shows only a minority of Americans, 42% believe the president of the United States was born in this country and therefore eligible for the office. The new CNN survey released today found that just 23% of Republicans believe Obama is a native born American.

PAT: Wow.

MATTHEWS: This means that most Americans and three quarters of Republicans harbor either the belief or suspicion that the president is an illegal alien, that he was not born here, never went through a naturalization process and therefore is a potential subject for deportation. Well, this will strike many listening to me now as crazy. Do people really mean it when they tell pollsters that they do not believe President Obama was definitely born in the U.S.? Do people really believe he was born in Kenya and if so, to a Kenyan mother or in Indonesia? Do they really believe that the announcement of his birth in the Honolulu newspapers in August of 1961 was part of some long term, well executed conspiracy to create the appearance of Barack Obama's birth on that day which is what it says in this standard certificate you are looking at you are looking at released by the State of Hawaii you see now.

PAT: What we brought up yesterday on the Fourth Hour when we talked about this and by the way, you can listen to the Fourth Hour immediately following the show every day on the Internet Extreme.

STU: Insider Extreme, yes.

PAT: Insider Extreme. I did the same thing Glenn does, didn't I?

STU: Yes, it is on the Internet which is where you might have got that thought but, yes, it is Insider Extreme.

PAT: But the point is he I forgot the point. What was the point?

STU: Was the point potentially is that Chris Matthews speaks as if he has a train to catch in three minutes?

PAT: At one point, yeah.

STU: Why what is wrong with him?

PAT: I know.

STU: Why he's breathless throughout this entire commentary. The word "President" has more than two presidents. Not precedent. It's President Obama has a lot

PAT: That's a bunch.

STU: President Obama, where we're up to like six syllables, he does it in two.

PAT: He's got a lot to say. He has to get it in, you know.

STU: And he's so breathlessly attacking evil tea party members that he can't even stop to speak correctly which I guess is understandable. And that's the least of his offenses there. I mean, it's the typical response. They run these polls and they try to build them up to prove that the typical Republican or the person on the right is just this racist hate monger who doesn't have any actual policy concerns with this president. He is somebody who just can't take the fact that we have a black president.

PAT: Yes.

STU: And he looks different than you, and I can't take it; I don't think he was born here.

PAT: And the only people talking about this Birther nonsense are Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Alex Jones. I mean, they are playing right into Alex Jones, the father of all conspiracy theories, right into his hands.

STU: Right.

PAT: They are the ones who are keeping this going, they and the administration because it helps the administration.

STU: Right.

PAT: To paint people as crazy. And look, if you are a Birther, leave it alone! Please.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: You don't need it.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: There's so much real stuff here to get our teeth into. You don't need to worry about this Birther nonsense.

STU: Right. The vast majority of people haven't thought about whether President Obama was born here or not because it's not an issue.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: The guy was born in Hawaii. You've got to get over that. And MSNBC just keeps bringing it up constantly because it's the only issue Obama wins on right now.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It's the only thing he could he has to convince everyone that the people opposing him, the 65% of people who want to repeal his stupid healthcare plan must all be racist Birthers. That's all he has.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

STU: And that's why they bring it up constantly. And they do it with these polls which are completely ridiculous. The bottom line is most people haven't thought of these issues. So when you get this happens in polling all the time. When you get an issue that's unfamiliar to you, people answering a poll will essentially look at the context of the question and guess at it. Many times it's because they either like the guy mentioned or don't like him. For example, 10% about 10% of people think Barack Obama is the Antichrist.

PAT: 10%?

STU: 10%. About 10% of people think George W. Bush is the Antichrist. It's the same people. If you really hate Barack Obama and someone's asked you a question about Barack Obama and when you're asked a question by a pollster, you internalize the fact that it must be an actual debate. So there's a certain amount of people who go, yeah, I hate Obama, yeah, him, he's the Antichrist. It's why 35% of Democrats thought George W. Bush was involved in the 9/11 attacks. It's because they didn't like George W. Bush. So they will say anything that will hurt the guy. That is what happens. There's a certain segment of our population that goes down that road every single time. But when you actually look at the poll and break it down, it tells a completely different story. The only headline you are getting from this poll is that 41% of Republicans are Birthers. That is what is repeated constantly by, you know, everybody on the left right now. But what it really says, if you really look at the numbers, is if you were to talk to a random person in America, if you were to walk up to any random person in America, you would have about an 11% chance that they think Obama was born outside of the U.S. About 11% of people think he's definitely born in the U.S., he's not a U.S. citizen, but 11% is a great estimate of any wacky question that you ask a poll. As I said, 10% think George W. Bush was the Antichrist. About 10, 11% will say anything to any poll. So it's really not significant. But so if you go, random person on the street, 11% chance that they believe he was born outside the United States. But if you were to gather all the Birthers, all the people in the world, that are in America who think that he was born outside the United States and you gathered them all in a room and you went up to one random one and you asked them, hey, what party are you in, 35% would say that they are Republicans. 35% of Birthers are Republicans. 42% of them are independents.

PAT: Wow.

STU: 23% are Democrats. So if you walk up to summarize that in case you missed it, 65% of Birthers are not Republicans.

PAT: Jeez.

STU: 65% are not Republicans. I mean, and they try to, like you know, they fool with these numbers, they try to add leaners to it and everything else. But even when you add leaners, you can add all the leaners you want and you still get to the point that 59% of Birthers are not Republicans. So this is not I mean, Birtherism is bipartisan. I mean, more accurately, opposition to Birtherism is bipartisan. There's not a lot of people who believe it, and as they believe it, it's just a random grouping of people with a slight edge to the right just because they don't like Obama, but this is not something that you could come out and prove anything on. It's a really vague question that does not it does not illustrate anything other than people don't know how to read polls in the media.

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.

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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.

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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.