A blast from Glenn's past

GLENN: Let me tell you a little story about something that happened to me this week and I'm going to show this on television because you really need to see it. I'll talk about that probably next week. If you're watching on Insider Extreme. I want to show you something that was sent to me. This is an old colonial uniform, the minutemen from the American Revolution. This actually was sent to me by a woman in Seattle. She wrote to me at Glennbeck.com, which we get about 5 to 7,000 Emails a day, and I have a woman who goes through all of them and gives me summaries and she passes on a lot of them for me to read as individuals. This was one of them. I don't know, Glenn, if this is a waste of time or what this is, but I thought I should send this one to you. It has a photo attached to it. The letter said, dear Mr. Beck, I don't know if this is yours or not, but it has your father's name on it. It says Bill Beck inside, and it says Mt. Vernon, Washington, and I happened to have found it. I'm in a vintage clothing business, and I happened to be going through all of these clothes to see what I was going to buy or not for my shop, and she said I didn't really look at it. I just picked it up and I thought, wow this is really unique. What is this? She said I looked at the stitching on it. I looked at the way it was done and I thought somebody really spent a lot of time on this and this was really made, you know, with love and it was made by hand. She said so I threw knit a big bag and when I got home and I was going through it for my shop, she said I really looked at it and I was looking at the stitching. She said I opened up the inside and it says right here and I remember this was taken from one of my father's jackets. My dad had one suit, and my mother took this out of the jacket and it says for the wardrobe of Bill Beck, the varsity shop, Mountain Vernon, Washington. The varsity shop was a men's clothing store down the street from our Bakery and my mother took it out of that suit and put it in this. I talked about how the tea party needs to stop dressing up and I know from experience and we've talked about it before, I know what happens when you start to dress up in colonial garb.

[ Whistles ]

We did it as kids. I was part of it. I did it. This jacket was made by my mother. She took and she made the patterns. She was so amazing. She made the patterns. She looked at books and looked at old colonial uniforms and made a pattern and then made this by hand and she made all of the uniform is for this little colonial militia thing that my parents started. The reason why they started it, it was 1973, I think, the reason why they started it is because our town was dying, and I grew up in Mt. Vernon, Washington. That's in the Seattle area. There's no colonial anything out west, but there is a little town that my folks and I we would go up as a family and we just loved. It's up in the mountains in the cascades called Leavenworth and I don't know if it's still like.

This Leavenworth, everybody now in the White House, oh, you'll be in Leavenworth again, my friend. Leavenworth is this little like German Alps town, and it's just really cute and it's just really unique. So when our town started to die because the mall came into town, my folks knew that you had to change the way we did business. Well, they decided that Leavenworth was a great town of people. We could make something really unique and since the bicentennial was coming, people were thinking about the history of our country, we're in Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Washington. Mt. Vernon is the home of George Washington, Washington State, named after George Washington and there's nothing like it. Why not brick the industries and put in, you know, gas lamps and make the town into a little colonial town, a little Williamsburg. That was my folks' idea. About half the town liked it. The rest of the town was living in denial. Oh, we don't need to do that. I remember my father, I remember my father standing in his shop over the Bakery bench in the back with flour and icing all over him and he would look at the jeweler and he would look at the guy who ran the varsity shop and he would look at these guys and they would be, Bill, Bill, it's temporary. It's not that bad. The mall is a fad. I remember it. I remember it all. And my father saying things have changed. We're in this together. If we don't change, if we don't do something different, we're not going to survive, and so my mother made these uniforms and we would go and parades and everything else. We would marched in the Rose Bowl in 1976. We were the first nonband marching unit ever in the Rose Bowl. So this lady wrote to me. She said is this your father's? I told the guy on my staff, call her back up and say yes, but find out what she's going to charge me for it. I can only imagine what she's going to charge for this. He didn't come back into my office and I forgot about it and earlier this week, we were delivered a box and in it was my father's jacket. She didn't charge a dime. She thought I should have it. But this is where the story becomes truly amazing.

PAT: She's suing you for $27,000.

GLENN: Thank you for wrecking it. Seriously, thank you for coming in and just have a heartwarming. Now you're not going to hear the ER of the story. You'll have to wait. Now you'll have to wait.

[ Laughter ]

GLENN: I don't mean until after the commercial. Now you will have to wait.

PAT: This is something I'm looking forward to.

STU: Why do you want to punish the audience because of Pat?

GLENN: Top down. I'm at the top. You as the audience have to force me to do the thing that you know I want to do.

[ Laughter ]

STU: I don't like this philosophy at all.

GLENN: It's a teaching mechanism. It's to show you what Obama is doing.

STU: Do we get the story after this break?

GLENN: No, actually because I want you to meet her. She's flying in next week.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. I want you to meet her because she has an amazing story.

PAT: Does she know about Nimrod?

GLENN: I don't think it's strong enough to say I will hit him so hard that his whole family will be dizzy. I think I will say pat I'm going to chop you and your family into Pieces.

STU: Wow.

[ Laughter ]

GLENN: You'll meet her next week. But tomorrow, you are going to find out why this is such an amazing thing to happen this week. This just came to me two days ago and tomorrow, I announce something that This is so cool. It's just so cool. You don't want to miss tomorrow's episode.

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.