Glenn Beck: Groups attending counter 8/28 rally



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GLENN: Show me your friends and I will show you your future. That's what my parents, my mother, my grandparents used to say to me all the time: Show me your friends and I will show you your future. Well, that is something that I guess doesn't matter anymore. If your children were hanging out with heroine users, if they were hanging out with felons, ex cons, heroin users, you know, you name it, would you be concerned about your child's future? Would you not have a sit down and say, hey, hey, hey, umm, you know, I know you have some good friends here but I don't understand the heroin user. I don't understand the attraction to all the ex cons you have, the thugs, the thieves. I don't you know, as a dad my daughter is dating an agnostic, okay? I wish he knew, but he doesn't, and that's okay. It's my daughter's choice, and I know that I know that my daughter has really, really good taste, I know that she is smart, I know that she is a good judge of character, and I have met this young man, and I like him a lot. He's a good, decent guy. I like him. Now, if my daughter was dating an atheist, a diehard atheist, I would say, honey, I'm sorry but I've got to say something here. He not only doesn't believe in God, he is going to take you down a road where he's going to build up walls around you and God. This is a this is a bad error in judgment. Okay, I think that's my responsibility as a dad. I think it's my responsibility as a dad if my kids were hanging out with the wrong kind of people that I would say something. Wouldn't you? Show me your friends and I'll show you your future. Well, our president is putting on a little shindig, two of them as a matter of fact, two in Washington, two rallies this month. The first one is this weekend, and I want you to know the reason why they're doing this is because they must make you feel alone. They must make you feel discouraged. They must make you say, well, that 8/28 thing, that was nothing. Now, if they don't have two million people down on the mall, it's going to be a shock. They have to have two million people. They have to. They have 300 organizing partners. This is what they do for a living.

PAT: Some of the biggest organizers in the world.

GLENN: In the world. In the world.

PAT: SEIU, AFL CIO.

GLENN: Green for All, the NAACP, the national council of La Raza, Rainbow PUSH, SEIU 1199, SEIU Service Employees, Sojourners, the UAW, the United States Students Association, the Communication Workers of America, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Center for Community Change, the American Federation of Teachers. I mean, if it's

PAT: What these guys do, they organize.

GLENN: The AIDS Walk Washington, the Clerical Workers, Action LA Network.

PAT: You don't want to mess with the clerical workers. I mean

GLENN: Seriously?

PAT: You really don't want to mess with them.

GLENN: No, don't

PAT: Don't even start.

GLENN: Don't do it.

PAT: Don't even start.

GLENN: Don't do it. You have all of the, you know, Get Equal, all of the gay rights organizations who, I mean, you have the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network. These guys organize. That's what they do for a living. So if you're not getting all of these people out and two million people out on the mall, it's a massive failure. But you won't know that. You won't know that because you'll just see, and the media will shoot it in such a way that it will look like a massive gathering, and I predict it will be. But it will it is designed to demoralize you and to make the Democrats feel like, "Oh, we've got something." Well, Democrats, I just want to speak to you. You might be fine with, you know, the AFL CIO and the NAACP and the RainbowPUSH Coalition and SEIU. I don't know why you are cool with especially the unions that are just screwing the American worker. I mean, the UAW, I mean, they have really done a good job in Detroit, haven't they? You may be fine with these, but may I just go through some of the other organizations, and this is all from the website is this 10/2/10 or is this Obama's website? Is this Organizing For America? Because Organizing For America, which is Obama's front organization, his ACORN

PAT: They are pushing it.

GLENN: They are pushing it. Okay. So just ask let me just ask, International ANSWER: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. Do you know what International ANSWER is? Do you know who's behind International ANSWER?

PAT: It's a communist group.

GLENN: It's not like, "Hey, there's a bunch of commies." This isn't a joke. This is an actual communist group. They're one of the sponsors. Let's see. The Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. What are Democratic socialists?

PAT: Umm...

GLENN: What are they? They sound nice.

PAT: They do.

GLENN: Democratic Socialists.

PAT: They do.

GLENN: Okay. The Democratic socialists in Europe are the Fabian Society. The Fabian Society is a really nasty group. It is the Fabian Society, their logo is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The Democratic socialists, if you've not heard of the Democratic socialists except here in America or you just kind of have heard it, just put it into place this way. When Yeltsin gave the, is it the Dumas, the choice of what to do in Russia, that they could have chaos and revolution and blood in the streets or they could fundamentally transform into a federation of states, the their congress was full of communists. I mean, card carrying, full uniform, diehard, I love Stalin, I love Lenin, Marxist communists. Where did they go? Well, they took their uniforms off and hung it in a closet. What's his name, you know, Putin took off his gun and turned in his KGB uniform, put a suit on, and many of, if not most, became Democratic socialists. It's a nicer name for communist.

So Democratic Socialists of America. The church of Evangelical United Church of Christ. Code Pink, you know who Code Pink is, right? Code Pink are the ones that they go and they harass our Marines in California. The Color For Change by the way, Code Pink is also, they were connected to the flotilla, the anti Israeli flotilla.

STU: Glenn, on that note, too, you talked about International ANSWER a while ago. Remember they're in the same boat here, the Anti Defamation League has hit them as saying this is a quote from their website: Answer's ideology is strongly rooted in the Workers World Party, a revolutionary Marxist, Leninist party found in the 1950s. Goes on to mention that ANSWER and the related group IAC have both repeatedly expressed support for terrorist groups determined to dismantle the state of Israel including Hamas and Hezbollah.

GLENN: Okay. Code Pink is the same thing. Color for Change, you know who that is. They were the first to boycott this program. That is Van Jones' organization. Van Jones started this organization with some other guy. I don't remember his name. He is a communist revolutionary. Read STORM. Then you have the Communist Party USA. The reason why I'm going through these is because last night I got a lot of mail and I said, if you want more information about this weekend's rally and how to organize and how to get there and how to grab a bus, just go to Communist Party USA. Now, this is akin to me saying, hey, if you want some information, go to my website at GlennBeck.com for 8/28 and there we have our sponsors and one of them is the KKK and they'll give more information on the KKK website and you go ahead and just board the bus. In fact, it may be worse for them because just speaking of numbers, communists have killed millions. KKK have killed thousands. I'd like to stand with people who kill none!

STU: That's a good safety tip.

GLENN: That's a good safety tip. Then you have the Democratic Socialists of America, you have the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, you have

PAT: And people didn't believe you last night. They did not believe you.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Go to the website. Go to CPUSA.

GLENN: Dot org.

PAT: Dot org. Click on the

GLENN: Youth, Communists For Youth or something like that.

PAT: Takes you right to all the information you need for the rally this weekend.

GLENN: Everything, everything.

STU: Again this is an event that the Obama administration's political arm is promoting.

GLENN: Right.

STU: This isn't just some crazy event that happens to agree with some of their policies.

GLENN: And these are this is the official website. So you have the Detroit Socialists of America, you have Ex Offenders Association of Pennsylvania, you have the General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church. That is important because the United Methodist Church is playing some sort of game here. It was in the New York Times, and the New York Times got heat for saying that they had endorsed this. And so The Blaze got on it and they started to call and they went to the United Methodist Church and they couldn't figure out what the Methodist church is saying, either. They are saying, well, our one board but not our general board has endorsed this. But not the principles of the organization but the principles of the rally. So do you endorse it or do you not endorse it? Well, yes, we do, but only this board endorsed. They're playing games. If you're a Methodist, you should demand: Do you stand with all of these communist organizations? You have the Humanist party of New York, you have the International Socialist Organization, you have the interfaith worker justice, you have the Jewish Funds For Justice.

STU: Was that the one that ran the ad calling you Hitler, I believe?

PAT: I believe so.

GLENN: I believe so. You have the New York City Democratic Socialists of America, you have the Peace and Freedom Party. That sounds good.

PAT: Seems to be a lot of socialist named groups.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And I believe the Peace and Freedom Party is a California, very small party in California but one that endorses like getting, you know, letting Leonard, what is the name Leonard Peltier, the guy who murdered FBI agents out of prison, the guy, you know, Mumia, they are all on that bandwagon.

GLENN: Progressive Congress Action Fund, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Democrats, queers for Equal Queers For Economic Justice, the Planned Parenthood.

PAT: Did you skip the Committee of Correspondence For Democracy and Socialism?

GLENN: I did. I didn't see that one.

PAT: I like that one. That's a good group.

GLENN: Let's see. The United Church of Christ, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, blah, blah blah. The Working Family Party and the Ya Ya Network is also.

STU: Yeah, apparently the Ya Ya Network at least what I was told by one of the producers is that they are a group that comes on when military recruiters go to schools, they come on and oppose that and tell the students to not join the military, which is a nice one. And also I should say I did make a mistake that the Peace and Freedom Party was not I remembered it being tied to Leonard Peltier, the guy who was killing, you know, FBI agents, whatever. It wasn't that they were tied to him. It's that they actually ran him for president.

GLENN: Oh.

STU: He was their presidential candidate in 2004. So I'm sorry.

PAT: An egregious error, Stu.

STU: I apologize for the error.

GLENN: I just have to ask. Does the president the NAACP and everybody wants the tea parties to reject racism, and it is easy for me to say I reject racism, I reject race divisions, I reject all those that use it for power one way or another, I reject it and those who play on those fears. Judge a man by the content of his character. It is easy for me to say why I am against racism, that I reject racism, and that you should reject racism. It is easy for me to say, and I could do hours on it.

STU: And have.

GLENN: And have. The president, will he ever reject Marxism, communism, revolutions? Will he ever reject any of those things?

PAT: Socialism.

GLENN: He has he will always joke about it, but when you're standing with people that have called for violent revolutions, when you have when you are standing with people who are calling for an overturning of the American system, don't you think it's important for the president to reject it, clearly, clearly and say communism is wrong, socialism with Marxism and revolutionaries is wrong and here is why, and I reject it, wholly and unequivocally.

STU: You could do that. Or you could officially promote their events. I mean, there's two ways to go on that one.

GLENN: One way or another.

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.

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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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