Glenn Beck: Michelle -- Keep the spirits clean

Michelle Obama: It Means The World That "There Are Prayer Circles Out There"

GLENN: Well, look. There's an awful lot of power that Barack Obama has, a ton of power.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And he doesn't want to lose that power because he has tons of power, lots and lots of power. Now, you may wonder --

PAT: Should we pray for their power?

GLENN: We should pray for their power.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Now, you may say to yourself, gee, Glenn, why are you saying that he has tons and tons of powers and concentrating on all the power that he has and pray for his power? Make sure that he keeps his power? He has a lot of power now. We have the power and when I say we have the power, you ask yourself, who is we? What do you mean by that, Glenn? Well, I don't know exactly. I'm just babbling on myself, but here's Michelle Obama.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Once again, we have the power. You know, we got this man in office. I think we're all proud of Barack and his accomplishments. Everybody I know in our community are praying for him. Every day we feel that and let me just tell you listeners that it means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circled out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us.

GLENN: The spirits clean?

MICHELLE OBAMA: So, that means a great deal. So, we've come a long way, but we've got to keep it coming and this election is going to make a statement about whether, you know, Barack's power and support is as deep. There are people who are questioning whether his support is as deep, you know. They want to make out like, well, this is just a one-time thing. Right?

PAT: I want to make out like that, like this is just a one-time thing

STU: Yeah. Well --

PAT: I freely and openly admit, yeah, I want to make out like this and I'm praying for Barack every day,

STU: Of course.

PAT: That he'll change his big government socialist-type policies.

STU: And what kind of evidence is there that this would be a one-time thing, that his approval rating has dropped by 30 points and he --

GLENN: Well, he has a lot of power.

STU: -- and HE might lose the Senate and he's going to lose up to --

GLENN: But he has power and the spirits around him are clean.

PAT: Yeah. And his power is deep right now.

GLENN: What? Is he channeling Joe Biden all of the sudden? He's a very clean spirit.

STU: I thought we were complaining about that.

GLENN: He's an articulate spirit, very clean spirit. We're trying to keep them -- all the spirits around us clean and articulate.

PAT: Good-looking, clean, articulate spirit.

GLENN: What is that?

STU: I don't know. I thought we were making fun of Christine O'Donnell for witch craft and then she's talking about clean spirits all-around here. It seems like -- I don't understand. I thought we weren't supposed to talk like that.

GLENN: Well, why would we have a problem with Christine McDonald when we have --

STU: O'Donnell? You're thinking McDonald's because you're eating. That's why you're thinking McDonald.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. My schedule is very packed. So, here's the two days after the doctor's like, can you slow down a bit? I'm like, yeah, yeah, whatever. I've got to eat now and do a show and write a book and I'm working on a stage show. Shhh, Doc. Call me back later. I'm busy.

So, why would we worry about her? Why would anybody make a big deal out of her being a witch, when she's not, when not only do we have, you know, we're keeping the spirits clean, have you ever heard a Christian ever talk about that, keeping spirits clean around us?

PAT: It's an interesting way to put things.

STU: Was she meaning, like, the vibe around her, the positive energy type of thing.

PAT: I guess. I'm not reel really clear on that.

GLENN: Have you ever heard it? Have you ever heard keep the spirits clean around me?

STU: No.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Do you remember when Hillary Clinton was in with -- what was it? The Ouija board or something? Remember, when she was in office, she was -- it wasn't the astrologer. That was Nancy Reagan. There was something that Hillary Clinton was doing. She had a --

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. She had a seance or something. Do you remember that?

STU: I don't believe I heard about that.

GLENN: No, no. Look this up. You look this up.

PAT: I'm going to?

GLENN: She had a seance and remember she said that or somebody said that she was trying to contact Eleanor Roosevelt's spirit?

PAT: Now that you mention Eleanor Roosevelt, I kind of remember that.

GLENN: You didn't believe me yesterday with Hugo Boss and the Nazi uniform.

STU: That's true. I did not.

GLENN: Look it up.

STU: I'm looking.

GLENN: While they're looking it up, doing the homework that they should have done, you know, before I even said it, they should have been prepared for that Eleanor Roosevelt --

PAT: That's clear, that's clear. The Hillary seance.

GLENN: If the spirits were clear around you, you would have known, or clean and articulate.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: They would have known.


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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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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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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