Glenn Beck: Potterville or Bedford Falls?



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GLENN: So, we have we have we have a choice to make. We have a we have a we have a choice to make. Who are we? Who are we? What is it we believe? What is America? Last night I played the clip of Potter from It's A Wonderful Life. George, you once called me a bitter, twisted old man. And I watched that clip. That is George Soros, trying to buy up Bedford Falls and turn it into Potterville. And I was thinking about this late last night and I thought, you know, the story of It's A Wonderful Life is really the story of what we're doing today. It's the same people in both Potterville and Bedford Falls, the same people. They just went a different direction. One is a town where they were told, no, it's not good, you're not good. It's about money. It's about powerful it's about Potter. The other one was a good town. They worked together and they might have had a broken down house with a banister, with a big what do you call those big balls at the bottom of the banister? broken off, a drafty old place and the people in the town don't even know what they have and they kind of resent it because they haven't gotten to do what they wanted to do, but they stood there and they did what they had to do and they were better off because of it.

I tell you vote George Bailey. I tell you that Bedford Falls is real and they want to turn us into Potterville. Frank Capra who made that movie was ridiculed. He also made Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. He was ridiculed for that. He was told by the New York Times and all the rest of them, That America doesn't exist. Schmaltz. I tell you, it's real. I tell you felt it on 8/28, you felt it on 9/12. That's who we are!

The Mr. Potters of the world come and go. It's not about our houses. It's not about our car. It's not even about the old big tree that sits in our front lawn. It's about people and who we choose to be.

Press release dated Wednesday, October 20th. Soros announces first ever contribution to Media Matters. Despite years of right wing lies, Soros has never been donated to Media Matters. Date line, Washington DC, today George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society foundations and David Brock, founder and CEO for Media Matters for America are issuing statements on Mr. Soros' decision to support Media Matters with his first ever contribution. Despite repeated assertions to the contrary by various FOX News commentators, I have not to date been a funder of Media Matters. However, in view of recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of FOX News hosts may incite violence, I now have decided to support the organization. Media Matters is the one few group that attempts to old FOX News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge FOX News posing to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.

A statement from David Brock, from the moment in early 2009 that Roger Ailes enlisted Glenn Beck to the FOX News channel's new agenda, the battle to overturn the 2008 election results that Ailes likened to the Alamo, FOX has transformed itself to a 24/7 GOP attack machine dividing Americans through fear mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends. Worse still, in recent months FOX has allowed Glenn Beck's show to become an out of control vehicle for the potential incitement of domestic terrorism. No American should be quiet about these developments. The degradation of our media and the reckless endangerment of innocent lives, George Soros, a philanthropist of the highest integrity, unfortunately, knows firsthand what it is like to be grossly characterized and flatly lied about on FOX. Media Matters is grateful that he has decided to lend his voice and support our goal of greater journalistic accuracy and accountability. We are especially pleased that in this moment of hidden right wing billionaire money corrupting our democracy, Mr. George Soros, upon deciding to support our efforts, quickly and transparently has made that support public.

George Soros has, indeed, made contributions to Media Matters in the past. It has just been laundered through other sources. This is the first time that his name appears on a check, but this is the way shadowy figures do it.

I am offering Mr. Soros an hour on my broadcast. George Soros and I can sit down and he can explain his one world government. He can explain how he's not connected at all to the Tides Foundation, how he rejects extremism. We could talk about transparency. Mr. Soros has so far declined. I would like to ask Mr. Soros to reconsider because I am going to explain what has happened between Mr. Soros, his people, and me and he probably should be there to explain his side of it.

I am telling you, quite honestly, I am making this information public because you need to know. Exposed, his danger goes down, but he has made some unbelievable moves that you should know about. The question is: Are you prepared to stand? Have you decided I have been watching my country be dismantled. I told you recently that, you know, when they were looking for toxins in my test, the first thing that popped in my mind was I know what the poison is. There is no poison. It's that I have been looking at this hideousness, this awful, hidden connection, this shadow organization. I've been looking at the early 20th century progressives who are evil and I know what that word means. I don't use it lightly. It is evil, the people that stood for eugenics, and I see the traces of it alive today.

I feel like George Bailey in Potterville. It goes against everything in me. Some people can't see Bedford Falls. I can. Those people who cannot are those who are going to write about this monolog and say, He gets all choked up over a stupid black and white Christmas movie. That's the difference between us. I believe Frank Capra saw America for what she really was, not what she had allowed herself to become. So do I. Let's just be those people. And it ends. It just ends when we choose, when we're standing on that bridge and we choose I want to live again, I want to live again.


 

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

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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.

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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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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