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GLENN: Now, back to my question. Is the New York Times secretly for Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, anybody but John McCain? Because you can't read that first editorial and not know exactly where the New York Times comes from. These people are out of their mind socialists, as left as you can get. And then they think it's a good idea to endorse John McCain. And listen to this endorsement: "We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for President. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are all too wedded to the discredited economic theories and unwilling to even now break with the legacy of President Bush." Excuse me? I'd like to lead that charge! Let's break from the legacy of George W. Bush. "We disagree with him so strongly on what makes a great Supreme Court justice." I know. I get New York Times would like some giant black boots. "Still, there is a choice to be made and it's an easy one." All right. They hate all of the Republicans, except it's an easy choice because we have John McCain. "Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing and..." wait, wait, wait, "The George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small angry fringe." So George Bush, he is only governed from a small angry fringe. "What record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field. We have shuddered at Mr. McCain's occasional tactical pander to the right because he has demonstrated that he has the character to stand on principle. He was an early advocate for battling global warming."

Do I need to go on? "He risked his presidential bid to uphold fundamental American values in an immigration debate, a genuine war hero among Republicans who proclaim their zeal to be commander-in-chief." Remember you're nobody unless you've served in the military and yet they hate the military! "Mr. McCain argues passionately that a country's treatment of prisoners is in the worst of times says a great deal about its character. Mr. McCain was one of the first prominent Republicans to point out how badly the war in Iraq was being managed. We wish now he could see clearly past the temporary victories produced by Mr. Bush's unsustainable escalation which have not led to any change in Iraq's murderous political calculus. At the least he owes Americans a real idea how we would win this war which he says he can do, but we disagree with him on issues like reproductive rights and gay marriage." I'll get back to that in a second. "In 2006, however, Mr. McCain stood up for the humane treatment of prisoners and a ban on torture. We said then he was being conned by Mr. Bush who had no intention of following the rules, but Mr. McCain took a stand, just as he did in recognizing the threat of global warming so early. He has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, working hand in hand with Senator Russ Feingold, among the most liberal of Democrats, on groundbreaking legislation. John McCain has worked with Senator Edward Kennedy on immigration reform, but that doesn't make him a moderate. (Mumbling.) It makes him the best choice."

Holy mother of everything that is good and sacred. What the hell is happening. How is John McCain, how is he not at the bottom of the barrel? The media's love affair with John McCain, at least the New York Times says who they are. We're damn near communists. And look at him. He's pretty good. We could throw a green jacket on him. Nobody wants to talk about his flip-flops. Hillary Clinton changed her mind. John McCain has just occasionally darted right. I don't think I've ever heard him be called a flip-flopper, ever, except from a real conservative. Well, we'll do it next.

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GLENN: I mean, I just can't believe John McCain never called a flip-flopper. On abortion, 180 degree turn. He was favoring only the most minor restrictions and opposing overturning Roe versus Wade. Now he supports almost a total ban, says the Supreme Court should reverse Roe versus Wade immediately. He, of course, was a deficit hawk. He mocked supply side economics. Now he's, you know, to the point where he's claiming raising taxes decreases revenues. I mean, he completely reversed himself there. He used to hate ethanol. Now he loves it. He used to hate -- Jerry Falwell he called an agent of intolerance. Now he's giving commencements addresses. Campaign finance reform, gay marriage, everything. I mean, we should be -- here's an ad for John McCain that he should run:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm John McCain and I approved this message."

GLENN: Except you could run it this way and it would probably be more effective:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message."

GLENN: It is craziness. Sometimes I just don't understand America, I don't understand what's going on in our world.

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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.