Glenn Beck: Who is Stuart Chase?

GLENN: In a book called When the War Ends. The Road We Are Traveling, 1914 1942. Stuart Chase wrote this, free enterprise into X. He said many more studies will be needed before the mystery is cleared up, but we have something called X which is displacing the system of free enterprise all over the world. We don't know yet what to call it. We can describe its major characteristics.

Got it? He said there's something called X. We could call it communism, we could call it fascism, we could call it state capitalism. But he said we don't really know what it is. But here are the things that are going on. Free enterprise into X. First one, a strong centralized government; two, executive arm growing at the expense of the legislative and judicial arms; three, the control of government bank or banking, credit and security exchanges by the government; four, the underwriting of employment by the government, either through armaments or public works; five, the underwriting of Social Security by the government, old age pensions, mothers pensions, unemployment insurance and the like; six, the underwriting of good housing and medical care by the government; seven, the use of deficit spending technique to finance these underwritings.

Let me say that again: Seven, the use of deficit spending techniques to finance these underwritings. This was new in 1942. The annually balanced budget has lost its old time sanctity. Eight, the abandonment of gold in favor of managed currencies; nine, the control of foreign trade by the government with increased emphasis on bilateral agreements and barter deals; ten, the control of natural resources with increasing emphasis on self sufficiency; eleven, the control of energy sources, hydroelectric power, coal, petroleum, and natural gas; twelve, the control of transportation, railway, highway, airway, waterway; thirteen, the control of agricultural production; fourteen, the control of labor organizations, often to the point of prohibiting strikes; fifteen, the enlistment of young men and women in youth corps defeated to health, discipline, community service, and ideologies consistent with those in authority; sixteen, heavy taxation with special emphasis on the estates and incomes of the rich; seventeen, not much taking over of property or industries in the old socialistic sense, but the formula appears to be control without ownership.

Let me say this again: Not much taking over of properties or industries in the old socialistic sense. This is written in 1942. The formula appears to be control without ownership. It is interesting to recall the same formula was used by the management of the great corporations in depriving stockholders of power. And 18, state control of communications and propaganda.

So who is Stuart Chase, who wrote this and said, something is afoot and it's going to change the free market enterprise, and this is the sign of state capitalism, fascism, or communism, but we'll just call it X. Who was he? Well, you probably have never heard of this book. You've probably never even heard of his name, but he was a Fabian Socialist. He was a member of the Fabian Society at Harvard and a friend of Walter Lippmann. Walter Lippmann was the guy who every journalist in America has studied and hails as a hero. He was a eugenicist or eugenics guy. He was a progressive, he was a member of Woodrow Wilson's administration. He was a really evil dude. When he when Walter Lippmann heard about Fabian Socialism, he said the guys opened up for him. But Stuart Chase just went and became a Fabian Socialist with him at Harvard. Stuart Chase appears again in the 1930s in American history because he's the one that coined the term, the New Deal. He's the one that was in the, what was it, the kitchen cabinet for FDR, his panel of experts to help transform the world, transform America? The guy who coined the New Deal and helped FDR sell it and get it out and shape it said there's something strange going on with the free market system in 1942. And it's changing. And these are the signs that will change it into state capitalism and abandon the free market. We have done every single one of these things. The guy who helped design the New Deal pointed them out to us. Don't miss tonight's show and tomorrow and Monday's and DVR the show. If you DVRed last night, it is an hour on Fabian Socialism and it is an hour that I probably had more mail on saying I had no idea. I had no idea about any of this stuff. But in every letter I got, pro or con, they all said the same thing. It's the scariest episode. It used to be fun to connect the dots. This one wasn't fun to connect the dots with. It's not, but you must connect the dots.

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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.