Glenn Beck: Biden increases gaffe count

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GLENN: On the road for 8/28. We're in Washington, D.C. You don't want to miss tonight's super, super classic TV show. Also Joe Biden, is he even in town? Because he's sure, sure, he's great. No, sure, he's great.

STU: You support him for, what, president of the world? Because you said he's great, he's a great man.

PAT: Secretary general of the UN.

GLENN: Sure, sure.

PAT: King of the world.

GLENN: So he had quite an interesting statement over the weekend.

PAT: Yeah.

BIDEN: The reports of the death of the Democratic Party have been greatly exaggerated (applause), greatly exaggerated.

STU: He is kind of paraphrasing

BIDEN: It's because of you guys. It's because of you guys.

PAT: What?

BIDEN: I'm here to tell you that on November 3rd.

GLENN: Who is he talking to?

PAT: A group of Democrats.

GLENN: A group of Democrats? What guys? Sure, sure, I got that but specifically who? We should probably look into it because he could be talking to the Center For American Progress.

PAT: Could be, could be.

GLENN: He could be talking to that evil what is that, that front group that we're not even sure that

PAT: Americans For Prosperity? Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: You heard the president say.

PAT: You don't know.

GLENN: They may be terrorist organizations.

PAT: You don't know if they are getting money directly from Osama Bin Laden himself.

GLENN: It could be from Boris, the bad guy from the Soviet Union? Remember him, Boris?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It could be coming from Boris.

PAT: And you are not talking about Yeltsin.

GLENN: No, I'm talking about Boris and Natasha.

PAT: From Bullwinkle.

GLENN: Yeah. Those guys, eaty feety beaty weety, and then all of a sudden Boris comes and gives them a bagful of money.

PAT: Could be.

GLENN: Could happen.

PAT: You don't know.

GLENN: You don't know. Anyway, just saying.

BIDEN: November the 3rd, the day after this coming election, there will be in Washington D.C. a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate (applause). That will be the case.

PAT: Yeah!

GLENN: Yes.

BIDEN: And we're not illegal. I make book on it. We have an economic policy and a plan for prosperity.

PAT: Get this.

BIDEN: That lay in financial instruments, credit default swaps.

PAT: Default swaps.

BIDEN: Collateralized obligation, subprime mortgages.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Hold on. Did they change any of those things?

PAT: No. No, they continued them all.

GLENN: Sure, sure.

PAT: And by the way, did George Bush start credit default swaps?

GLENN: Sure, sure.

PAT: Did he start the subprime mortgage thing?

GLENN: Sure, sure.

PAT: No.

BIDEN: Administration had a Ponzi scheme masquerading as a vision.

PAT: Get that?

GLENN: As a Ponzi scheme.

PAT: And it was his.

GLENN: So hang on.

PAT: Some subprime mortgage crisis.

GLENN: We just found out today. The CBO came out on Friday actually and said that we have added $4.1 trillion to the debt.

PAT: Why would you spin it that way?

GLENN: What?

PAT: It's $4.4 trillion if I'm not mistaken. Nice spin on that, Glenn.

GLENN: Huffington Post has me again. $4.4 trillion. Now, what was the debt when everybody including the Republicans well, no, I can't say this. Including the people like us that were on the air saying, uh, Bush is spending us into oblivion, what was the debt? What was the debt in 2008?

PAT: Wasn't it $10 trillion? When he left office, it was $10 trillion.

GLENN: $10 trillion.

PAT: Now it's $13.3 trillion?

GLENN: Well, you've added 4.4.

PAT: So it's going up. By the end of the year I think it's

GLENN: If we had $10 trillion when he came into office, we've just added $4.4 trillion. We got a problem, gang. We're 18 months in.

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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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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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