Glenn arrives in Wilmington

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GLENN: Yesterday we were in Cleveland in the morning. And then we went to Strongsville. Then we went to Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati. The bus rolled into town last night, and we went because we have to have a food fest, really that's what this whole show is about. People think, oh, you're doing really good stuff. No, just going around the country eating. So we stopped in Germanville. The village. German Village. I can't understand a thing they're saying that's okay they can't understand what I'm saying either. We went to German Village, which I've never been to. That's a cool town. How many people live there? Anybody have any idea? It's really -- I mean, it's surprisingly large, is it not? Pat are you just going to be?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That is good.

PAT: Always a question. Do I know what the population of Germantown is?

GLENN: It's a big place. I'm wondering if anybody had a guess.

STU: 9,314.

PAT: I was going to say 7,612.

STU: 6,984,000?

PAT: 8403.

STU: 68 trillion.

GLENN: So anyway we went to German Village -- German Village, and we went to, what's the name of the place? Schmidt's. Schmidt's Sausage Haus, spelled with a U and an A. It's fantastic. They're fans of the show. If they're listening now keep making the sausage because we're coming back. You go to this place and it's German sausage and sauerkraut, and it's packed at least it was when we got there. It was packed really, really good. And then you walk outside and there's a fudge house right across the street.

PAT: Which they also started.

GLENN: I thought to myself: Jesus --


Am I at your house now?

STU: That is the intersection that he comes back to.

GLENN: It really is splits the mountains to get to the sausage and fudge house. And last night we got in about 11:00, and they kept one of the pizza houses opened, which was delicious. What was the name of it? Generations Pizza. Great, great pizza. And it's all family-owned and operated and everybody was there. And people from the town were there, and I asked who is from around the country, people from California, North Dakota, Georgia, what am I missing? Virginia. Houston.

STU: I want to say a lot of people from Detroit which made me think they were just escaping at really any cost.

GLENN: It really was. Really was. They didn't even know who we were. It's just I'm from Detroit. It's insane. They're eating each other in the streets. Didn't they just close down part of Detroit recently, like 20 percent? Were we on the bus and we heard.

PAT: They said they were shutting down services. Shutting down services.

GLENN: Good night, everybody, that part of Detroit. See you later, good luck, you're on your own, we're not coming back to this part of town. That's what's happening now in Detroit, which I don't really understand how you do that.

STU: Everybody's moved out of the city so they don't have any revenue to provide services to the entire --

GLENN: That's when you bring a bulldozer.

STU: No, I think they're actually listening to you. They're bulldozing houses.

GLENN: They should have done that in 1975.

PAT: Or they might think of a sausage house and a fudge factory. Bring back some people to the area.

GLENN: Wouldn't be bad. Wouldn't be bad. So then this morning we got up. We stayed at the General Denver Hotel, which is this little hotel right across the street. Built around, what, 1900, 1910, something like that.

PAT: Did you want guesses again? 1812.

STU: 1704.

PAT: 2006.

STU: 2,109.

PAT: 1403.

GLENN: So we --

STU: Columbus, really?

PAT: That's what I heard.

GLENN: Yeah, not really sure. That was a bad guess, you think? You'd be lousy on Jeopardy. So last night, before we went to bed, we went over right next to the hotel is -- I'm sorry, I don't remember the names of any of these things. What is the name of the prayer house right next to it?

PAT: Anybody know the prayer house.

GLENN: Wilmington Prayer House. Guesses again. So we were at the prayer house last night. Have you been across the street to the prayer house, anybody?


GLENN: Go across the street. Like right now, go. No. It's fantastic. Went in last night. It was probably about 1:00 when we went in. And they have taken an empty storefront and redone the whole thing. I thought it was in honor of me. But, no, they've been there a long while. All chalkboards, across all the boards. People write down and say so and so has cancer or so and so is struggling for an answer on this. And people pray 24 hours a day seven days a week for the town of Wilmington.


GLENN: It is such an incredible place. I mean, it is -- it's unlike anything I've ever seen. Last night, 1:00 in the morning, there's a musician there. And anybody see the Truman Show? Do you remember the Truman Show where the guy was playing the soundtrack live with spooky dude George Soros? And he was playing the sound track? There was a musician there playing music while people were praying. It was so unbelievably cool, and I was talking to the lady who started it, and I actually sat at one of the chalkboards, and I said a prayer. And I wrote on the chalkboard my prayer that the nation would see Wilmington. And I don't mean that they would see the trouble, they would see the strife. This is a town that's 12,000 people. They lost 7500 jobs. Not that they would see that. They've seen it. You watch 60 Minutes and see that, that's all they show you. What they need to see is the people. They need to see the joy. They need to see the teamwork. They need to see the people coming together. And as I wrote that on the chalkboard and I walked back into the back and I gave the woman who started this great place a hug and she said, "You know, I started this a few years back." And she said, "I just, you know, I just stood where I was told to stand." And she said, "It came to me I should start a prayer center here in town." She said, when I had that thought, I had the impression that it would be the start of something for the nation. That it would -- that the eyes of the nation would see this and it would inspire them and we would get through our tough times."


And I took her back over and I said, "Let me show you what I just wrote on your chalkboard." I have a documentary film unit that actually -- they're all Ohioans, I don't want to base them in New York, it will taint them. So they're all here in Ohio. And I got a call -- the reason we're in Wilmington, is I got a call about, I don't know, six months ago, and they said, "You have to come to this town. You have to see this town. Can we take some extra time and shoot some things in this town so you can see it." I said sure. So we watched this little mini, you know, eight- or ten-minute documentary on Wilmington in my office when they got back. And I said, "We gotta go there. We have to go there."

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.