Glenn Beck: Gore does 60 min




Al Gore is asked the tough questions on 60 Minutes...

GLENN: Cut 2, please.

STAHL: He hired the agency that made the caveman and talking lizard ads for GEICO to create global warming commercials.

GLENN: Stop. He's going to spend $300 million on global warming commercials. May I ask Lesley Stahl, did they do any homework on who's paying for these commercials? Where did that $300 million come from? Can I ask Lesley Stahl, did she talk to him about the hedge fund that he started with his own money so he's going to profit on this particular cause? He's going to make money? The more people buy into it? It's almost like what he charges ExxonMobil with. It's weird, except that's not a giant corporation. This is a private individual that is personally being called the prophet of it and I'm wondering how you spell prophet, Al Gore.

All right. So he's hired all these people to make commercials.

VOICE: Now, the first thing we run on television... we didn't wait for someone else to storm the beaches of Normandy.

STAHL: The ads will start running this week --

GLENN: Stop. We didn't wait for somebody to storm the beaches of Normandy. I'm sorry. Is he advocating a "Go it alone" policy? I thought a "Go it alone" policy was what's wrong with George W. Bush. We can't go it alone, we shouldn't go it alone. We didn't wait for someone else to storm the -- well, not because of the frickin' liberals and Democrats, I'll tell you that. You can bet that Al Gore and -- that's William Macy, isn't it? Isn't that William H. Macy that's doing that? That's William H. Macy. You can bet that all the Progressives in Hollywood would be screaming that we shouldn't go it alone in Normandy! And here's the other problem. Normandy was Normandy. Normandy, America could go in and take care of it. Of course, we didn't take care of it by ourself, did we? We did it with allies. But even if we did it with allies, it was part of the world against another part of the world. With global warming you can't do that unless you'd like to separate all the airspace with giant walls. No, we can't build any walls or anything in this society, either, because of the Progressives. So I don't know how we're going to keep our air separate from the rest of the planet. I don't know how that's going to happen. I don't know how you go it alone in this particular issue and win because it affects the entire planet and we all have to do it or it's meaningless. We just cripple our economy -- or maybe that's the plan -- we just cripple our economy and not the rest of the world's economy. It doesn't work like Normandy but I know that's probably a little complex for people to understand who are trying to tell us how to regulate global temperatures.

STAHL: The ads will start running this week on the broadcast networks and cable channels in a blitz as sweeping and expensive as a big corporation's rollout of a new product.

VOICE: We can't wait for someone else to solve the global climate crisis. We need to act. We need to act now.

GLENN: Who's paying for it?

GORE: Don't tell me we can't solve this. We can solve this if we put our minds to it.

STAHL: Now, the rest of the future ads are going to stress this bipartisan coalition that's coming together on this.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. What a surprise, a bipartisan effort. Who would have ever guessed that a popular cause where there's profit in front of it and lots and lots of money to be made by gigantic corporations, who would have seen that politicians would line up to help? When there's votes to win or power to be gained? Who would have seen that one coming?

STAHL: Now, with some surprising pairings.

GORE: Yeah, Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, two people who don't agree on much at all are doing an ad together.

STAHL: And several other unlikely couples like pat Robertson and Al Sharpton.

VOICE: We strongly disagree except on one issue. Tell them what it is.

GLENN: Global warming?

SHARPTON: Tell them what it is, Reverend Pat.

ROBERTSON: That would be taking care of our planet.

GLENN: Stop! Play that again. Can you play that last? They all agree on one issue. What was it?

SHARPTON: Tell them what it is, Reverend Pat.

ROBERTSON: That would be taking care of our planet. It's extremely important.

GLENN: Oh, my goodness, taking care of our planet. I thought we were talking about global warming. Oh. Because I disagree with global warming but I agree with taking care of our planet. Who doesn't agree with taking care of our planet? Oh, my gosh! That's like, "You know, Barack Obama and I disagree on many things but when it comes to George Bush, we agree. He should wear shoes. We agree on shoes." Taking care of our planet is not the same as what Al Gore is shopping, but maybe that's just me and a little too deep for the surface reporting you seem to get from 60 Minutes.

GORE: We all share the exact same interests in doing the right thing on this.

GLENN: We do.

GORE: Who are we on human beings? Are we all --

GLENN: We do. We all agree. We have all -- so much to lose if we don't do the right thing. Where we disagree is what the right thing is that we should do.

GORE: Are we destined to destroy this place that we call home, planet Earth? I can't believe that that's our destiny. It is --

GLENN: Stop. Are we destined to do that crazy thing like destroy our planet? I can't believe it. I'm a messenger of hope. Thanks, Al. I don't believe we're the ones to do that, either. I guess we agree on taking care of the planet.

GORE: Not our destiny, but we have to awaken to the moral duty that we have to do the right thing and --

GLENN: Stop. So now it's the moral duty. I'm sorry. I thought the moral majority was a bad thing. Now he wants to teach us about morals. Now it has gone from something that people like me have called a religious cult for a while to a cult of celebrity, back to a religious cult because now they are getting all these religions in. Oh, yes, the religions. We need to get -- it's a moral imperative. You're a bad person. God sees you as violating his commandments and his covenants if you don't do this. You have Al Gore teaching you about the moral imperative. Isn't that fascinating, from people who have hated the moral majority, who have said you've got to get religion out of politics. Now they're going too religion, to save something that's surely not a political move. It's global warming that's our moral imperative. The most important thing morally we've had to face in this, at least in this generation maybe of all time.

GORE: And get out of this silly political game-playing. This is about survival.

GLENN: This is about survival. It's about survival. Really? All of the ideas that they have proposed, Stu, will buy us in 100 years, how much will it buy us?

STU: Well, it depends on which, you know, one of the idiotic programs you're talking about but typically in 100 years it will buy us about a year, give or take if we're talking about Kyoto, that sort of thing. It's a year or two in about 100 years.

GLENN: So it's about survival. No, it's not going to save the human race if this is happening. It will buy us a couple of years. So that's what we're really talking about. Politicians working together, taking care of our planet, to do the right thing. Let me ask you something, Al. Who are you to decide what the right thing is? The people have decided what the right thing is. They believe in it. They just don't believe we can do anything to really effect it or change it in a sensible way. That's why you're mounting a $300 million ad campaign. $300 million ad campaign. Wow, that's a lot of money. I wish 60 Minutes would have told us where that money was coming from but we'll save that for another journalist some other time, maybe 100 years in the future.

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.