Lori the 'Pinhead Progressive'


Glenn is seen here on the Insider webcam listening patiently as Lori, the 'Pinhead Progressive', talks about the marvels of socialized everything.

GLENN: Let me go to Lori who is in Philadelphia.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: Hello, Lori.

CALLER: I have a new name for myself. I am a proud Progressive pinhead.

GLENN: Are you?

CALLER: I love it, yes.

GLENN: Good.

CALLER: I have two points for you. One is --

GLENN: Wait, wait. Do we get to have a dialogue or are you going to make the two points and then hang up?

CALLER: No, no, no, no. I'm going to make the two points and then you can comment.

GLENN: Then you'll stay with me so we can have a conversation.

CALLER: Okay sure.

GLENN: Okay, good.

CALLER: And I am a listener because I like to converse with my conservative friends.

GLENN: Good for you.

CALLER: The point you made about Barack Obama, the bill, the $210 billion.

GLENN: $210 billion, yes.

CALLER: I know. Well, guess what, Glenn. If you were Tom Friedman, you would probably understand and like some of what he has to say. I believe that you as a capitalist should be investing heavily into those companies that will be so-called green collar companies.

GLENN: Oh, so it's -- wait a minute. So what you're saying is it's --

CALLER: I'm saying it's going to be economically feasible for you as a capitalist to make some money off of this.

GLENN: My gosh, can I tell you something? You are exactly right.

CALLER: I know.

GLENN: You are exactly right. You have just -- wait a minute, wait a minute. You have just developed -- oh, wait, it wasn't your idea. You've just copied exactly what Putin is doing in Russia and what they are doing in China right now. They are combining communism, socialism with capitalism.

CALLER: Exactly.

GLENN: It is the future.

CALLER: I -- well --

GLENN: Well --

CALLER: Regardless of -- no, it's absolutely right.

GLENN: It is right, exactly what -- wait a minute. I want to make sure you understand what you're saying. What China is doing now, a giant government system, what Russia is doing, nationalizing things and giant socialist system and capitalism together is the very right thing to do.

CALLER: I am only pointing to the specific bill, the $210 billion.

GLENN: The Green Corps.

CALLER: For green collar industry.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: I believe that that is a smart investment in the future.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: And it's time that the country really get off their butts. Why did GM -- wait, let me finish.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: GM just lost, you know, a ton of money. We need to stop putting our head in the sand, and we can make it economically feasible and a profit-making industry if we all kind of just get behind it. There is no denying that this is an important way to start thinking.

GLENN: I think you're exactly right, as long as you forget that we don't have $210 billion. We're going to borrow that money from the Chinese.

CALLER: Well, okay. You may be right in that fact.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: I'm only merely saying that investing in that future is a very smart thing

GLENN: So you can't --

CALLER: And you might want to --

GLENN: Hang on, Lori. You cannot dismiss the fact that the head of the GAO, the controller of the, the comptroller of the United States, the chief bean counter, he was appointed by Reagan and then reappointed by Bill Clinton and voted in unanimously or confirmed every single time. He's the chief bean counter. Never, ever made a political statement, has come out and said by 2040 if we don't cut spending --

CALLER: I agree.

GLENN: If we don't stop -- listen to yourself, Lori.

CALLER: I agree.

GLENN: If you don't -- do you know what he said? Do you know what the end is, by 2040 what happens? By 2040 what happens?

CALLER: We're going to be under China's control.

GLENN: No.

CALLER: Well, something like that.

GLENN: No. Why don't you listen to the fact.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: This is the fact from the GAO. That by 2040 we will only have the money to pay just the interest on these loans that we currently have. So in other words, there is no Department of Transportation, there is no Department of Education, there is no Department of Defense, there is no Department of Green Corps, there's nothing left by 2040 if you don't take these programs and stop them right now.

CALLER: But Glenn, Glenn.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: When was the last time that we were in a balanced budget?

GLENN: Balanced budget? I can't tell you the last time we had a balanced budget.

CALLER: Okay. Well, you know what? You are trying to prove that I'm not making, you know, a good, good statement, but I think that what the point is that it's more -- I'm trying to make the point about the industry. I'm not trying to make a point about the spending. I agree. I do have -- wait, let me finish.

GLENN: You can't separate them!

CALLER: Wait. I believe --

GLENN: You can't separate them.

CALLER: Glenn, you're interrupting. I believe, I do believe that a smart congress and a smart White House can get their act together. I think there's been huge mistakes. You agree there's been huge spending mistakes. Just because I am a pinhead Progressive doesn't mean I think we should have big government. My second point, only --

GLENN: You are just -- wait. I'm not going to let you go. No, your second point -- Lori, you're not going to your second point. You're not going to your second point until you allow me to respond to your first one. You cannot pull that off, my friend. You say, I'm just saying that they could get their act together. I'm just talking about this industry. You cannot separate just talking about this industry and you cannot say, well, the Government could get their act together by spending an additional $210 billion. It doesn't work, Lori. You have to be consistent and that's the problem with not just Progressive pinheads but with too many people that claim they're conservatives as well. You must be consistent, period.

Now, you have a second point?

CALLER: Yes. My second point as a Progressive pinhead is that when you find a lot of obscure viewpoints about the 11-year-old, I mean, you find things that are so outrageous and --

GLENN: Oh, wait. Wait, wait, wait.

CALLER: Wait!

GLENN: I just want to verify.

CALLER: I'm speaking on behalf of a lot of us Progressive pinheads. You are not really speaking for us. We don't agree with that crap, either.

GLENN: Yeah, I know. I'm just -- the people I quoted a half hour ago were just good friends of the Clinton and helped her design the "It takes a village" kind of ideas that she had. They are just longtime Clinton friends and advisors, but that's --

CALLER: Okay, but you shouldn't lump -- you know as well as I do, Glenn, and I know this doesn't help your radio show, but most people are not one way or the other.

GLENN: I understand. Never said that.

CALLER: We aren't.

GLENN: I said -- Lori, what I said were people like you, don't you refuse to look at the facts. And you've already just proven this. You refuse to look at the actual facts. You want to gloss over everything. You are saying people don't actually believe that. The point of that monologue was, you don't believe in that, Democrats don't believe in that, but this is something that has been designed by the Progressive pinheads of the early 20th century that Hillary Clinton self-designates herself as. Not the pinhead part. This is who they are, and you are being lumped right in and you are just following blindly. You think you're not, but you are because you refuse to look at the facts.

Tell me about the UN resolution on the child, Lori. Do you agree with it or disagree with it?

CALLER: What? Wait. Guess what. I listen and I probably do more reading about politics than most of the people that I know. However, there is a certain point when you have to live your life and you have to -- you cannot specifically know about every fact, okay? And if we count on you to provide us with all those facts, we're only hearing one side, Glenn. We need to hear the other side.

GLENN: I understand. That's why you can watch anything on PBS, just about anything on CNN, just about anything on ABC and anything on CBS and anything on NBC and everything on MSNBC.

CALLER: And Fox.

GLENN: So there's me, there's Rush, there's Fox and then everything else. What?

CALLER: But what I'm saying is an informed person, somebody who really wants to be -- just to be informed. I'm not going to classify myself as a conservative because I like being a Progressive and I'm proud of it. However, I think it's very important for people to listen to both sides and you have to --

GLENN: Tell me the roots of the Progressive movement. Can you tell me what the first things that they did?

CALLER: I have no idea. I just --

GLENN: Wait. You're proud of it.

CALLER: But I like the name. I like the name Progressive because it's forward thinking.

GLENN: Because it says something about you. Thank you, Ms. Prius driver. Unbelievable. She has made every point. I mean, there's nothing else left to be said. "I like the name. It says something about me." Forget about all the facts.

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

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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.