Speaking at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Glenn Beck had an unexpected warning for Americans: socialism "works perfectly."
"Let me be the first to tell you that socialism does indeed work. In fact, it works perfectly as it's designed every single time," Glenn said at the gathering in National Harbor, Maryland.
He explained that because the goal of socialism is "equality for all, the equality of outcome," the goal of socialism is achieved when everyone is equally poor and dependent on the government.
"With socialism, it doesn't matter how hard you work, inventive you are, everyone and everything is equally miserable," Glenn said.
"In a free-market society, there can never be equality," he continued. "It's the greatest system ever to be devised by man, to lift entire continents out of equal misery and poverty. Capitalism has made the world, yes, more unequal, but we've lifted billions of people out of poverty."
"Socialism is about equality, but it's not about fairness," Glenn continued. "Capitalism is not about equality, but fairness and justice are its objectives."
"When it comes to economics, equality and fairness are not synonyms. The stated goal of socialism is to achieve equality for all. The true goal of capitalism is to achieve liberty and justice for all. And that is why the left doesn't like our pledge of allegiance, that and God," he added.
"We are Americans," Glenn continued. "But, with all humility and without any more hesitation, we must stand up and declare that we are conservatives in the tradition of Washington and Lincoln and Reagan, and we must stand for the Bill of Rights, which grants each of us liberty."
Watch the full speech in the video below:
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