The Christmas Sweater Announcement

GLENN: Let me address, now that we're past Labor Day and everything else, I just want a programming note for anybody who listens to this program a lot. I want to give you a little update on what's coming up this fall on the Glenn Beck program. I've told you this has been the hardest year of my life and my goal this year is just to stay alive, quite honestly, because it has been just this has been a very rough year and everything is now coming down to the last three months and after November things have or I mean, sorry, after January things are changing. But all these things have kind of been on the plate for a while now. It all starts with, of course, the election, and I want to bring you up to speed on radio and television on the election.

Not only I've tried to focus everybody here recently on the things that the media just won't tell you. I think I'm beginning to understand my role a little bit better and also not taking my role so seriously. We want to double the comedy during this election season for the radio program. But also the information that I want to give you, I want to make sure that we're giving you the things in concise ways, and that's difficult for me, so it will make a difference in your life, it will make a difference in your friend's life. So if you are looking for information, we'll be able to package it for you so you can digest it and you can bring it to your friends because I think that's what you need. I know I listen to the radio and I'm like, come on, man, I've got ten minutes; give me something I need. And you really didn't need the supercollider thing, but hey, y'all may be dead by Sunday.

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That's what we're trying to do on the election. Right after that you may have heard me talk about the Christmas Sweater. If you have been listening to this program or you've been to my Christmas shows, I've told you a story about three minutes about the Christmas Sweater. It is the last gift that I gave for my mom before she committed suicide and it is something that took me 30 years to understand and 30 years to really put into place what that Christmas Gift was all about. I have decided, against the advice of almost everybody, to write this. We made it into a novel. About two years I've been working on it. At the same time we began working on the Christmas Sweater, the show, the stage show. And we're about finished with both of them. The book is now finished and it's going into print and it is coming out the day after the election. It is a novel, and it's to tell you the truth, it started out a lot more fiction than it is, but I couldn't it wouldn't it just, it wasn't right until it was damn near true. Only a few names or places have been changed. But it is the story of redemption, and much to against the advice of everyone, again, I mean, Simon and Schuster begged us to change the ending and they're like, the end? What? What? And it showed and God bless the people of Simon and Schuster. I mean, this is the biggest printing they're doing or something like that. It's a huge printing. They have got their neck out on the line on this, but it shows how many people really don't understand the real meaning of Christmas and I think you do. And this book is I don't know. Maybe, you know, the five people you meet in heaven, the Tuesdays with Morrie kind of thing that you are going to be able to read. And everybody who has read it has said, "Oh, my gosh, I see me." So that book comes out the week after the election. And unfortunately because of the election, it's coming out the week that Stephen King is releasing his book. Which is kind of great because just to be in competition with a guy who called me Satan's younger mentally challenged brother is just, oh, it's going to drive him crazy. It will just drive him crazy. Nobody really expects to sell more than seven copies but I have a feeling that this is such a universal story that it will connect. Then at the same time we're doing a book tour and a stage tour in, is it six weeks, Adam? Four weeks? Four or five? Four weeks, I'm doing 47 cities, plus the radio, television and stage. And we're going to a lot of small towns where, you know, people are busy clinging to their God and their guns and, you know, I'm going to try to pry them away for just a second, but we're coming to a city near you, in November and December. Coming up on the website soon. We're going to announce the stage shows, which is the first time ever, I have, that I have been working with, we have fully scored this stage show. We just went into the first rehearsal last week, we're going to have an orchestra but they played the music behind the production and it's just let's put it this way. Adam, who does security for the show, he was crying. It is it's really a touching, great, great Christmas Story. And we'll give you the details on when that is coming. Also on the website you can preorder your copy of the Christmas Sweater. The last three days I've been signing the autographed pages which are going to be bound into the book. The other cool thing is it comes in this it's like, whose book is this? They showed it to me and I'm like, you've got to be kidding me, right? It comes it's delivered in this leather box that looks like it's wrapped and has, you know, autographed copy and stuff. So it's perfect for Christmas. Plus, I wanted to do something special on this. If you get two autographed copies, we're going to send it to a soldier or a family in your name so they can also have a Christmas Gift from you. And you can find all that information right now at GlennBeck.com. The tour schedules are going to be posted in the next couple of weeks. And until that time, we'll talk to you about all the things you need to know about the election. But that is available now at GlennBeck.com, and they will be available until Christmas or until supplies last. And I'm just very excited to share this with you, I really am. This is quite honestly this is a losing proposition, the stage show is a losing proposition. Everyone has done the financials on this show and we're spending more money on the production of this show than I think we made in two tours last year. Don't expect to actually make money. We just like to break even with it. But it is I feel passionately about this. This is one of the most important things that I have ever done, and I had to get this story right and now the only thing that's standing in the way of it is a good performance from me. But it is it's something that you're going to want to see and you're going to want to experience and we're just thrilled. You know the technology that was behind John McCain, you know that big huge screen that was like whatever they had that for, that's the technology that is just the backdrop of our show and we've had a Disney artist that has been animating the stuff for it. It is really, truly going to be an amazing thing. Nothing like this has ever been done before. So check it out. You'll find all the details coming soon at the website at GlennBeck.com. It's the Christmas Sweater.

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.