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Couple Of The Year - Volume 1

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GLENN: And let me ask you this. Is there anyone in the sound of my voice that busted their boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse last week? Was anyone busting anyone else? I told you last week on Valentine's Day that that is the big day for private eyes and busting people. Because Valentine's Day is the day that you -- oh, you've got to go get a gift. You've got to go -- and so if you're having an affair, you've got to go and, you know, get them a gift or be with them for a few minutes or whatever. And if your wife or your husband is suspecting that you're cheating, this is the day that they follow you around. And women can just smell it on you. I mean, they just know. And guys are bad hiding it, you know? "You were working late today, honey." "Yes, yes, I had a lot of extra work to do." "You don't have a job." "Yeah, I was... I was working looking on a job. That's what I was doing." Yeah. "At 1:00 a.m.?" "Uh-huh -- I mean, no. Crap." I mean, just stupid guys. Did anybody catch anybody last week?

Also I was reading a psychology magazine the other day mostly to find out how many psychiatric problems I have and it's, ooh. After I stopped counting, there was an article in it on what attracts people together. What is it that brings people together initially? The article explained, you know, a lot of things. But really, I mean in a nutshell the subtitle could be Why Glenn Beck Isn't a Ladies Man back in the day. But they say that voice plays a big part. Men prefer a higher pitched voice in women. Women prefer deeper voices in men. And that's been a cross I've had to bear.

Stu, would you go for the -- I mean, when they say higher pitched women, is it just that they -- I don't -- you know, women who are like, yep, I know, it just really kind of -- I don't want that but I mean, I'm not looking for a mousey voice. That's driving me nuts.

STU: Yeah, Glenn, that's true. You don't want the squeaky voice. You want the nice pitch but I think --

GLENN: Dan, are you feeling the same way?

DAN: Yeah, man, I know exactly what you're talking about.

GLENN: I actually -- you know what? You know what kind of voice I'm attracted to in women? You know what I think is the hottest voice is the raspy voice in women.

STU: Yeah, but not the -- you don't want to go to the smoker's voice because you get that... "Hey, how are you," that.

GLENN: You don't want the -- when they're breathing in, you don't want to hear the (gasping)... so anyway, I was telling you that... yeah, you don't want -- you've been smoking for years and years, haven't you?

STU: Yeah, you want that, kind of like a piano bar at 11:00 p.m., a little rasp but it's not that much.

GLENN: Yeah. But I don't know if I could live with that my whole life. You know what I mean? I don't know if I'd like to hear, you know, "So you need to start picking up your underwear off the bathroom floor." Although that might be actually -- although that might kind of work for you.

STU: Yeah, I think it's a short-term thing.

GLENN: It might be short-term, yeah, it might be short-term. You know, the problem is, at least with me, you know, when I was dating -- and I'm still like this. I just absolutely clam up around -- well, now it's around almost everybody. I'm so uncomfortable in small, one-on-one stuff. I have no idea what to say to anybody. Isn't that weird? This is what I do for a living. And I have, like, no idea what to say. I get so uncomfortable. And if it -- when I was dating or when I was in high school, completely clam up around, you know, girls. I mean, absolutely completely silent. You go out on a date and you're like, yeah, I know, uh-huh. That's the cardinal sin, they say, for guys, you know, and especially guys like me. If your voice eclipses, your face is your star quality, you've got to keep yapping, man, and that's -- I mean, whew. The fact that I have a voice makes it my star quality over my face but that's a different -- they actually say that to women your voice can actually enhance your looks. I mean, if I would have known that in 1979, man, I wouldn't have stopped talking. Wait a minute. That doesn't work. That's exactly what I've done and it didn't work out well for me.

Article goes on to talk about humor and posture and sense and all the other indicators like facial features. You know what? I'm not a psychologist but I am a thinker and a little bit crazy. But I think they're missing a couple of factors here. I mean, you know, the posture and everything, I guess, and humor, sure, that's -- but I mean, men are shallow, you know what I mean? Legs, butts. You know, I'm just saying we're pathetic but we're on a roll here. You know what I mean, that kind of -- women, you're shallow as well. Let's be honest. Granted, you're less shallow than men and I give you that, but you're shallow. For a lot of women it's fame and money. I mean, I don't know who's worse, men or women. You know, men are willing to overlook a lot of flaws if she's hot. You know, she could rob banks for a living and be like, cool. You want to come up to the apartment? She could even be Progressive. That's how pathetic we are. She could be Progressive. She could be wearing really comfortable shoes as a Progressive and you'd be like, "Really? Birkenstocks, huh? Want to come up?" I mean, we're that shallow. "Yeah, I'm totally into a carbon neutral lifestyle." "Yeah. Yeah, me, too." "Aren't you driving a tank?" "It's a hybrid tank, though, sweetheart. It runs on vegetable oil. I stop by McDonald's and I empty their old Frialator oil, and I'm thinking about taking the profits from the wealthiest 1% and with the tank and just giving it right directly to the poor." "Really?" "Yeah. Want to come up?" And women are just as bad. Money and fame, the really sad part is it can be like local flame that works for them, you know? "Oh, you play in a band?" "Yeah, we rotate between Chip's Pub and Frankie's Bar, totally rock out." "Oh, you're so talented. That's kind of cute, too." I mean, you talk yourself into hooking up with some ugly local, somewhat famous dude and if there's money involved, it's even worse. "I was thinking that, you know, maybe you and I could go to dinner some night, you know." "I'm probably about Z that night." "All right. Well, if you change your mind, let me know. I'll pick you up in my Bugatti." "Oh, wait a minute. I think I have an opening tonight." I mean, I think that's why so many people found themselves in a predicament or Valentine's Day because, shallow, you know, pathetic. Boobs, butts, money, that's really -- I mean, that describes most of us, doesn't it? And that's why we like a good marriage success story, because naturally, you know, we're all like, "If she could put her butt in my Bugatti, we're a perfect match." And somehow, somehow or another there's a few -- I can't believe it. I mean, I've got my wife caught in such a scam, she's like a good person and everything. I don't know what the heck she's doing with me. You know what I'm saying? A few of us like, all of a sudden we've, like, we've, like, lucked out and we're sitting here and we're like, shut up. I mean, Stu and I -- Stu, God's honest truth. I don't know why we're whispering because it's not like your wives could hear us -- not hear us if we're whispering and they are listening to the radio.

STU: Good point.

GLENN: But honestly you and I have had the conversation a million times. Have no idea why my wife is married to me or why your wife is married to you.

STU: I know, I know. They got with us when we were poor.

GLENN: We were poor. I mean, we were nobodies. They really thought -- I don't know about your wife. Did your wife, did she think you had a future?

STU: She may have thought I had a future but not a good one.

GLENN: I don't think my wife -- really somebody asked her the other day. You know, they expected her to answer, oh, yeah, oh, yeah, I knew. Oh, I've always had confidence and I knew -- she didn't. Somebody said, did you know, did you have any idea when you married him that this would happen? And she just looked at them like, no, no idea, no. I thought he might be a garbage collector. Yeah, that we would be poor our whole lives. I'm like, I love you so much. I do. You're the best.

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.