Highlights from CPAC

CPAC 2012 has officially come and gone. There were a lot of great speeches, insightful panels, and a few really bad occupy CPAC chants ...seriously, "hey hey, ho ho, CPAC has got to go" ...really?

Despite the terrible chants of the (paid) Occupy CPAC protesters, the majority of young people at CPAC were actually attendees. Every year the number of young people at CPAC grow, and if it they aren't already, college students will soon be the majority of CPAC attendees. From college students to young adults, the crowded speeches, panels, and hallways of CPAC are full of young conservatives ready to get the message out--something that gave CPAC a very optimistic vibe. As much control as the left has over the universities and the entertainment industry, the number of young conservatives are not only growing, but these young adults are much more active in this movement.

CPAC appears to be coming more grassroots every year ...that, or grassroots is becoming more establishment. The organizations that sponsor the event, the new media panels, and the media used to cover the event is a product of new media activism, most often used by those in the tea party. This is an event where people are often recognized by their twitter handles, YouTube videos, or blogs before they are recognized for their name or their face--it's all about content. As much as the CPAC crowd probably loves Fox News, this conference was primarily covered on the internet with live streams, blogs, and twitter.

Regardless of which candidate has the most support or who gave the most engaging speech, one thing was blatantly obvious at CPAC--the media is changing. iPhones, iPads, Wi-Fi and 3g can be thanked for the growing number of young people that are politically aware and active. There is a media power shift in the works--the power of messaging, facts, relevance, even who, where, and when you want to get your news from is all coming back to you, the individual.

Here are a few highlights from this year's CPAC.

Highlights from Thursday, February 9th at CPAC

Read about Marco Rubio’s speech: “Marco Rubio: Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?”

Rick Perry on the border

Blog Bash: Video of the Year goes to… Attaaaaack Waaaatch

Highlights from Friday, February 10th at CPAC

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum addressed CPAC this morning. See a recap and watch the full speech.

Congressman Allen West (FL-R) took some time to visit Bloggers Row…

In case you missed it… Earlier today on radio Glenn caught up with SE Cupp live from CPAC

The image that silenced bloggers row…

SE Cupp asks CPAC attendees who they would like to see run against Obama in November: GBTV’s Straw Poll

Highlights from Saturday, February 11th at CPAC

Joe the Plumber is back, and looking for a different job title. SE Cupp checked in with everyone’s favorite plumber to see what his big plans are for 2012.

Chuck Woolery took a few minutes at CPAC to talk to SE Cupp about an upcoming appearance on The Glenn Beck Program to make a big announcement.

Scott Rasmussen breaks down the CPAC Straw poll

What does the GOP presidential nominee have to do to make Grover Norquist happy? Find out in his interview with SE Cupp…

Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament, quotes the founders and warns America.

Occupy CPAC was no match for Sarah Palin during her keynote speech.

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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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