Glenn Beck: Highest youth unemployment ever

GLENN: I want to tell you a little bit about I was telling you about the minimum wage and how minimum wage, we said, would be a problem. Bernays came out don't even start. Bernays came out and he said, basically, you create the problem and then you have the solution all ready to go. So, when people say, Oh, my gosh, fix this, you push them Cass Sunstein would say nudge them into where you want them to go.

Now, I told you a couple of years ago that the jobs for youth going to be in trouble. Well, now we are. We have the highest youth unemployment rate, I think, on record. Well, what do we do about it? What's happening? Who's got a solution? Does anybody have a solution for what we're going to do for jobs for the youth of our nation? Oh, yes. Oh, yes, yes, they do. And here is the wonderful, wonderful solution and it's not just from one source. It's from several, several sources. The first one is Andy Stern's solution from SEIU, which is really weird because it's exactly the same solution from the Center For American Progress, which is exactly the same solution that came out of the White House in a trial balloon. Well? You don't understand that?

STU: It's so weird because it's all the same one and they're all these different groups. What are the odds that they come up with the same idea? It's got to be, like, 50,000 to 1?

GLENN: I know. It's really, really strange, but Center For American Progress same out with a report in November. Andy Stern comes out with it 10 months later. They the Center For American Progress said national service is about unlocking potential as it is about meeting needs, it's not a strategy to create short term jobs but, rather, a proven pathway to create long term unemployment opportunities for youth who might remain jobless or unemployed in dead end low skilled jobs if they are employed. They said for less than 1.5 billion Congress could engage 150,000 individuals in national service for one year term of service, cost $14,000 per individual. Now, here's what Andy Stern has said. That was from the Center For American Progress. Assuming that the average annual cost of $15,000 per person, for just 46,000 for $46.5 billion, we could offer every 16 to 24 year old a job in national service. He's got a new idea to create now 12 million new jobs. Make good environmental citizens out of them. Today I promise you under my leadership the Department of Education will be committed partner to the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society. This according to Arnie Duncan. So, we have Arnie Duncan saying let's come up with ways to make environmental citizens out of the youth. We have Center For American Progress saying let's give jobs to youth and Andy Stern saying, yeah, let's create $12 million. For the youth. This is as coincidental as when Cass Sunstein wrote about, you know, maybe restaurants should just replace french fries with carrots in his book Nudge and then, coincidentally, the President's wife says she's advised for her children by a doctor that she should replace french fries with carrots and maybe that would be a good idea for restaurant owners to do. What are the odds? What are the odds? You'll hear this idea from several different sources and then all of a sudden someone will really step up to the plate at the right tame and say, Hey, I have this idea.

STU: It almost sounds like a consensus, the way you're describing it. All these people are saying the same thing?

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: Exactly the way we should go, then.

GLENN: Some might say it's C O N. Some might even say that it's another word that just is spelled C O N, but that's just not for me to say. That would be for the American Center For American Progress to issue a report on and then maybe Andy Stern could come out with another idea that seems suspiciously similar to that and then maybe Van Jones can come out with an idea and finally, the first lady can come out with her idea, all of them exactly the same, some of them word for word. Wouldn't that be wild? Seems to be happening a lot lately. You know what they say, though, great minds think alike. CO N. What? I'm letting you finish the word or just leave it at that, whichever you prefer. Consensus, conspiracy, con job. Hey, whatever. I'm easy.

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


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.