Glenn Beck: New Survivalism

GLENN:  Just incredible.  And I don't know if you saw this in the New York Times.  God bless you for not reading the New York Times.  It was out yesterday in the New York Times.  The headline was "Duck and Cover."  It's the new survivalism.  "The traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage holed up in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned good goods and ammunition.  But that's not what comes to mind with Barton M. Biggs.  He is the formal chief strategist at Morgan Stanley.  He sounds like a nut already, doesn't he?  Yet in Mr. Biggs's new book, "Wealth, War and Wisdom," he says people should "assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure.  I'm sorry.  The former chief strategist for Morgan Stanley said, what again?

Assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure.  Your safe haven must be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food.  Well, this guy's crazy.  It should be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc. Think Swiss Family Robinson.  Even in America and Europe there could be moments of riot and rebellion when law and order temporarily completely breaks down.  The article by Alex Williams says survivalism is not just for survivalists anymore.  Faced with a confluence of diverse threats — a tanking economy, a housing crisis, looming environmental disasters, and a sharp spike in oil prices — people who do not consider themselves extremists are starting to discuss doomsday measures once associated with the social fringes.

Motivated by a belief that the credit crunch and a bursting housing bubble might spark widespread economic chaos, he began to take measures to prepare for the unknown over the last few years:  Buying old silver coins to use as currency; buying G.P.S. units, a satellite telephone and a hydroponic kit; and building a simple cabin in a remote West Texas desert.  If all of the planets line up and things do get bad, those who have not been prepared will be trapped in a city with thousands of others needing food and propane and everything else.  Esteemed economists debate whether the credit crisis could result in a complete meltdown of the financial system.  Former vice president of the United States informs that mass flooding could result in disease and starvation.  Perhaps -- the former vice president of the United States informs us that global warming could result in mass flooding, disease and starvation.  You heard all that, right?

STU:  I certainly have.

GLENN:  Or perhaps even a new ice age.

STU:  I'm sorry.  You said --

GLENN:  Sorry.  I missed that part of Inconvenient Truth.  No, to say that Al Gore is saying it's going to be either really, really hot or really, really cold.

STU:  Or really, really the same.  It's going to be one of the three.

GLENN:  Or go back between really, really hot or really, really cold.  They are not sure.  It will be some sort.  One thing about the temperature, too, is it's constantly changing but it's going down right now.

STU:  And you can read the temperature anywhere in the world and you'll find there is a temperature that exists there.

GLENN:  I have to tell you because in the East the sun is still rising and I have to tell you that we have projected the temperature from 5:00 this morning to this time right now and there has been dramatic change upward in the temperature.

STU:  In one day?

GLENN:  In one day.

STU:  I bet people --

GLENN:  No, no, no.

STU:  People are waking up and thinking --

GLENN:  No, they are in denial.  And we have projected that if this continues to rise like it is right now in New York City because we've already seen an 8 degree temperature change and it's in the winter.  So if this continues to happen over the next two weeks, we believe that it will be over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit here in New York City.

STU:  And this is the intraday climactic shift you talk about.

GLENN:  Yes, I talk about it every day.  Now, later on this afternoon I may be talking about how we could all freeze to death.

STU:  We're headed towards an ice age.

GLENN:  Ice age.  Because I don't know if you've noticed this.  Around 7:00 it starts to cool a little bit.

STU:  You know what's weird.  It's because it all seems to correspond with that giant ball of fire in the sky.

GLENN:  No, please, the sun has nothing to do with it.  It is man.

STU:  Just because something --

GLENN:  It is man.  It is not the sun.  It is man.

STU:  Just because the sun can --

GLENN:  Man is the one that's going around the Earth.  Not the one.

STU:  I understand that but what I'm saying is that just because the sun --

GLENN:  Stop.

STU:  -- can change the temperature here definitely has nothing to do with the .7 degrees over the last few years.  Nothing.

GLENN:  Stop it right now.  So here's my favorite part.  Here you have the chief global strategist for Morgan Stanley in a new book saying, hey, listen, things could break down and the whole country could look like Katrina because of this global economic thing that's happening.  So you should just be prepared.  Then they go into -- and Al Gore says it could get really, really hot or really, really cold.  And then they go into, hey, it's not just for crazy people.

You got the guy who was the chief global strategist, finances for Morgan Stanley.  Hey, it's not just crazy people like him.  It's also -- I love this -- Joyce Jimerson of Bellingham, Washington.  She was a coordinator for a recycling composting program affiliated with Washington State University in Bellingham, Washington.  She's made her yard into, quote, an edible garden.  So it's not just crazy people like the guy from Morgan Stanley.  It's also -- what was her name?  Joyce who's got the edible lawn.  Now, Joyce, I just want to say -- because she's worried about global climate change and how you are going to need food.  Let me just ask you this in Bellingham, Washington.  Do you have a fence around your yard?  Do you own a gun?  Because if you've turned your whole front yard into a garden and there's no food, I don't think people are going to obey the keep you have the garden sign that you've put there in your front yard.  I'm just saying.  And I'm wondering how you are going to defend -- just assuming that somebody who used to run the composting program for a university is a liberal.  I'm also wondering how you are going to defend yourself when you say, I was just prepared.  And they say, no, you are hoarding all the food.  It's evil people like you that just don't want to share all your food.  How you are going to defend yourself.  I'm just wondering.

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.