Tom Cruise video hits the internet

GLENN: All right, here is a tape from Tom Cruise. Now, this was not -- this tape was not made for mainstream release and that's why the Church of Scientology is trying to stifle it and shut it down and everything else. However, I mean, we were just talking off the air with the Insiders. You know, I've made a tape for my faith and it's made for release in my faith about how I came to be who I am and the bottom of my story and everything else and that's distributed, et cetera, et cetera, through my faith. That's fine. It's not mainstream. It was made for that. But if somebody goes and takes that and puts it on television, I'm not going to sue them for it. It was never made for mainstream but it's who I am. That's what it is. You know what I mean? I don't think there's anything relevant in there necessarily for, you know, television, et cetera, et cetera but, you know, God bless you. You want to do it, fine. I don't care.



Tom Cruise Scientology video leaked


A four-year-old video of Tom Cruise, best know for his role as a stock car driver in the movie Days of Thunder, has been leaked to onto the internet.

STU: More personal with you? You've been talking about your butt surgery for the last three weeks.

GLENN: No, no, but what I'm saying is it's not news. It's news.

STU: Your butt surgery is for some reason.

GLENN: No, do you see what's in USA Today? I don't know why this story just won't go away. Shut up about my butt. I got up this morning and I opened up USA Today and there's the giant story about my butt in USA Today and I'm like, why? Who cares about my butt? Can I be famous for something else?

Anyway, so here's that story. It's out there. I've made it. Fine, you want to put it on TV, whatever. I'm not going to sue you for it. I'm not going to try to stop you from showing it. I don't understand why Tom Cruise and Scientology -- I understand it wasn't made for mainstream release but why would you care if it's released? Maybe because they know it's weird and a little creepy? Because Tom Cruise just kind of stares at the camera for a while and he's got a weird laugh and kind of talks in circles. Now, on the surface he says some things and you're like, okay, I want to be the kind of person that stops at the scene of an accident.

Tom Cruise is the kind of guy who I think he's thwarted several people who are purse snatchers. He tracks them down and gets them, man. I mean, I like Tom Cruise for that. He's actively involved. And if that's what Scientology gives to him, God bless him.

Here's the tape. Listen to this.

CRUISE: I think it's a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist and it's something that you have to earn because a Scientologist does. He or she has the ability to create new and better reality and improve conditions.

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop. Take Scientology out and just put Christianity in, Judaism or whatever. You put that in there. There's nothing wrong with that statement. That's what he believes. You have a better chance at reality, you have a chance at changing things. Okay, so nothing creepy here.

CRUISE: Being a Scientologist, you look at somebody and you know absolutely that you can help them. So for me it really is KSW and it's just like, it's something that I don't mince words with that.

GLENN: Stop. Hang on just a second. You have to hand it to him. He doesn't mince words with it and he's proud of it, then why are you suing. I mean, I don't understand why you are trying to stifle this tape. The other thing is it's really KSW? Stu, do you have any idea?

STU: I have no idea what that is.

GLENN: It's all KSW to me.

STU: OMG, LOL, it's one of those.

GLENN: I'm with you on that. It's a little freaky, the Mission Impossible thing. I mean, I think we should stop with the Mission Impossible thing quite frankly. Going to the Scientology thing, I don't think I need to hear the first three bars of the Mission Impossible thing over and over for ten minutes but now I'm just picking.

CRUISE: Don't mince words with that, with anything. But that policy for me has really gone, boy. There's a time once where I said, you know what, when I read it, you know, I just went, this is it. This is exactly it. Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident, it's not like anyone else. It's you drive past; you know you have to do something about it because you know you're the only one that can really help.

GLENN: Okay, stop. This is where I'm kind of nitpicking here. I mean, I think maybe the ambulance workers would be the ones that would help, too, you know. I like the sentiment that if you see -- I mean, I drove with a guy who's in my faith and, you know, there was an accident on the road and he pulls over and I'm like, what are we doing? He's like, Glenn, it's an accident. I'm like, yes. He's like, maybe we can help. And I'm like, oh, wow, yeah. Never thought of that.

I mean, so I like people who are like that, but he never -- if he would have looked at me and said, Glenn, we are the only ones who can help, I would have said, you need to have a drink. What is wrong with you. I don't think we're the only ones that can help. Maybe we can help, yes, but this is where it starts to get into that spooky arrogance of Tom Cruise. Listen to the next couple of lines.

CRUISE: That's what drives me is that I know that we have an opportunity and -- to really help for the first time effectively, to change people's lives and I am dedicated to that. I am absolutely uncompromisingly dedicated to that. Wards are there to help but we, as also the public, we have a responsibility. It's not just (inaudible), it's not just me. It's you, it's everyone out there. Rereading KSW and looking at what needs to be done and saying, okay, am I going to do it or am I not going to do it, period. And am I going to look at that guy or am I too afraid because I have my own ethics, to put in someone else's ethics. And that's all it comes down to. And I won't hesitate to put ethics somewhere else, you know, because I put it ruthlessly myself. And I think that I respect that in others and, you know, I'm there to help. I'm here to help. And my opinion is that, look, either you're on board or you're not on board, okay? Just if you're on board, you're on board just like the rest of us.

GLENN: Stop. This is a little -- is there an innocent, more innocent way to read it? Stu, is there a more innocent way to read it? I mean, you know, you're either on board or you're not on board. It's just a little spooky.

STU: Yeah. You know, he's -- I mean, like again if you -- I guess you could put that into, if you just substitute a religion for religion, I mean, there's certainly a lot of people who would say, hey, you know, the only way, you know, you can really achieve true peace and salvation is by -- you know what I mean? There's certain --

GLENN: I know. But if I was listening to a minister and they said, you know, you're either on board with Jesus or you're not on board and that's just the way it is. You're either on board or not on board. It wouldn't be a good recruiting message for me.

STU: This is what I'm saying. Scientology deals with the same problems that the Democratic party does in some ways in that they love the fact of having celebrities be with them but then unfortunately those celebrities have to talk about them and it leads to many problems because these celebrities many times are not smart, they're not well spoken, they don't know what they're talking about. It happens all the time. And he sounds --

GLENN: He sounds like he knows what he's talking about. Look, here's the thing. Here's the thing that I guess it all boils down to. It doesn't matter if it's Scientology or not. The guy's a religious zealot and if you want to be a religious zealot, be a religious zealot but then make -- you know, don't be uncomfortable that you're in the category of a religious zealot. Don't be uncomfortable that all of a sudden you're Mel Gibson who is very, very Catholic and seems to be very, very weird Catholic like his father and kind of the weird, you know, 800 AD Catholic that also hates Jews. I mean, I don't even know what that Catholic is. But that's who he is. All right. Well, now, deal with it. You know, if you are a religious zealot, you are a religious zealot. Just understand that you can't have it both ways. You can't be a religious zealot and somebody who's like, you're either in the boat or you're not in the boat and then have everybody look at you like, gosh, I just want to hang out with you. Because I don't care what your reaction. You could be Buddha and say that to me; I don't think I want to hang out with you.

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.