Glenn Beck: Left attacking people of faith


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GLENN: Let's I want to talk to you a little bit about now, what is the name of this thing, Pat?

PAT: Oh, this seven mountain man thing?

GLENN: Yeah, the 7 Mountain Mandate. Why did you find it? Okay, good, good, he's got the sources. He's got the sources. It was some guy that, it was some preacher, I don't know who he was, and he said I mean, why don't you just take a chalkboard out? He went to this big writing tablet and he just started drawing these mountains and he said that the problem with the world right now is that there are seven mountains and one is the media and one is government and one is, I guess family life, I don't know. I don't remember what all the seven mountains were. And one of them is church. And church has just said, we're just going to occupy this little mountain. But that's not what we're supposed to do. As church people or people of faith, we're not supposed to just occupy that pew on Sunday or Saturday. We're not supposed to do that. We're supposed to be children of God. We are supposed to believe in something. And those things are supposed to permeate our life, and we're supposed to effect the nation as a whole. It is really what our founders did. Our founders, there was no separation of values and principles that you got in church. Those things you lived. I'm getting a lot of mail from people that are saying that I'm being pessimistic right now because I'm saying there's nothing that's going to solve this but God. All right. May I, just ask a question? Since when is God the last resort? Since when is God going, no, no, I got it, I got it, stop with your God thing, I got it! If I don't have it, then we'll call God. When? Doesn't it say on our money "In God we trust"? Don't we put him first? Isn't that the point? Isn't that the point of why I believe we got here is because we no longer put him first in our life? Thou shalt not have other gods before me, and that includes you as a person. As somebody who has driven off the track, as somebody who has just destroyed my own life, do you know why I destroyed my own life? Because I knew better. Because I'll do it my way. I knew what my life was supposed to be. I knew where I was supposed to go, et cetera, et cetera. No, I don't. Have no idea.

Can I tell you something? And many in this audience will probably agree. We were having a conversation in the hallway and both the guys said, I don't think we should have this conversation. And I'm going to have it anyway. I think I'm possibly ending my career right now because the day I decided and I told Stu and everybody on the staff. I said, you know, the day we really start talking about God, you'll know that I think that we're in real trouble, and I hoped that we would never get there where I had to just be real open and honest and say, get on your knees and pray. The day I told the staff, do you remember, Stu? The day I told everybody we're going down the God road is the day that I had a very expensive research study done on this program and they came back and they said, your audience loves you, your audience will tolerate your temporary insanity here and there and they're fine and blah, blah blah, blah blah, they love the show, et cetera, et cetera... but. And they said this right at the very beginning: The only thing your audience won't tolerate is you talking about God.

STU: Wait a minute. Don't characterize the audience like that. That's not true.

GLENN: What did they say?

STU: They showed a level of being uncomfortable with really overt God stuff they were behind faith, a lot of them very religious.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But uncomfortable at times when you got really overly religious in that really personal religious sort of way that you do.

GLENN: Which we do all the time now.

STU: Pretty much, yes.

GLENN: Yes. We do all the time now.

STU: Pretty much, yes.

GLENN: And so and I looked at the guys and I said, well, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to waste anybody's time or money here, but that is where we're headed. And that's what we're doing now. And we do talk about God openly, et cetera, et cetera. And so I don't know if this is going to work or not. But it's not about it working or not. It's not about a business decision. It's about doing what you feel you are supposed to do. I do what I feel I'm supposed to do. And that sometimes means success, sometimes that means failure. It will always mean success for your soul but sometimes in the world it means failure. I don't know. I just know I'll be where I'm supposed to be if I just keep doing those things. Media Matters is now and the left is starting to smear me because they are saying that Glenn Beck says God talks to him. I got news for ya, Arianna. God's talking to you, too. God's talking to everybody. And he's not telling me what you should do. He's not telling me what you, Arianna Huffington, should do. He's telling me what I should do, what I should say. He can tell everybody else whether they should follow or not.

PAT: You are saying God speaks to His children? (Laughing). Oh what parent speaks to their children? --

PAT: I mean, you tell them one thing and then they are on their own the rest of their lives.

GLENN: I got news for you.

PAT: You don't just continue to talk to them.

GLENN: We're all prophets of our own life and our own family.

PAT: Whoa!

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

PAT: Whoa!

GLENN: You should listen to that still, small voice for your life.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

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.