Glenn: Talk radio is not going to be destroyed

What started off as a discussion of UNC asking a local radio station not to mention their sports program during The Rush Limbaugh Show quickly became a passionate defense of local businesses during radio today.

The Blaze reported:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has asked a local radio station known as “Rush Radio” to stop mentioning both the school and its Tar Heels sports program during the broadcast of Rush Limbaugh’s talk show, the North Carolina News and Observer reported.

The university has similarly asked for no references to Limbaugh’s show during broadcasts of its football and basketball games on the station, WRDU 106.1.

The school’s actions, announced last week, are a direct response to Limbaugh calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified in favor of insurance coverage of contraceptives. Local residents petitioned the school to sever ties with the station over the controversy, according to WCHL 1360.

Now, I haven't talked a lot about the Rush Limbaugh thing. We have mentioned it. We have discussed it, but I haven't given you a plan of action because, quite honestly, I'm working on one that is far beyond what I'm going to talk to you about here, but thank goodness somebody is taking a stand. When I see the UNC Chapel Hill tells radio station to stop mentioning its sports during the Rush Limbaugh show, what is that? What does that mean? When they attacked this program and attacked me on FOX, what they did was they went after our sponsors and they went after all of the sponsors and we were left with only the sponsors -- honestly, only the ones I wanted now, the ones who understand who they're dealing with. What they're trying to do is force us out of business. Because they can't beat us, because they can't get you to stop listening, because they can't win an argument, they have to put us out of business. Now, they tried and they couldn't and so then they applied political pressure and they still couldn't do it, but believe me, because I believe in divine providence, I saw the writing on the wall and we started working on GBTV 18 months ago," Glenn said.

"This is why I've been saying to you cryptically, freedom of speech is about to be lost. Let me be clear now. What they're doing is they are now talking us on three fronts," Glenn said.

What are the three fronts? National Advertisers, Scatter Spots, and local businesses.

"What they're doing is Media Matters has gone out with their little Chieftains and they've gone out and they've assembled an army of hatred and destruction and they are going after and they're writing down all of the clients," Glenn explained.

Several radio stations have told Glenn that they have gotten phone calls from people asking for their client list.

"They are organizing throughout the country," he warned.

Glenn used the example of 'Bob's House of Cars'. "Here's, you know, Bob's House of Cars and they are now giving that list to a national group," Glenn said.

"Now, Bob, he comes in and all he does is he fixes cars. He's a mechanic. He wants people to know I fix cars here locally. He happens to know a lot of people that listen to Rush Limbaugh. It works for his business. So, he advertises. He advertises on my program or on the local radio station, not even in Rush Limbaugh (national). And Media Matters has their goons call up and harass Bob."

"Let's say Bob lives and works in Dubuque, Iowa. They're calling from Maine, they're calling from Florida, they're calling from California," Pat added.

"And they are overwhelming the switchboards so Bob can't get any radio calls through," Glenn said. As a result, customers can't get through to Bob.

"Bob has no idea what he's dealing with," Glenn said. "Remember that story that came out about Media Matters about three months ago where they said, 'We go after the local journalists, we go after the small ones because we can scare them because they've never had to deal with anything like this before, they don't know what hit them.' That's what's happening to local advertisers."

"It's the equivalent of blocking the parking lot so people can't pull in to buy products and they're doing it and they now it," Stu said.

Stu said if someone was doing this in person - forcibly stopping a person from engaging in commerce - they would be arrested.

You can get more information on the methods of Media Matters and their ilk HERE

"This is about small business. They are getting you, they are getting you where it hurts every time. Small business is what creates this country. It creates 75% of all jobs," Glenn said.

"And they are deliberately stopping small business from doing business. They're not just boycotting it. They're stopping them from doing business," Pat added.

" We must stand together. Now, I want to give you a website. Defendsmallbusiness.com. These people have decided that they are going to go after it and they are going to stand against Media Matters. They're going to stand against these people," Glenn said.

"I want you to go there. You'll sign a petition in support of small businesses and the right of free speech."

"That's Step 1. By this summer I'm going to give you Step 2 and I'm telling you, small businesses, small businesses, we are going to stand together. We are going to stand together. You have to decide, is it worth it? Small businesses who are on this program, I urge you to do your new spots. I will help you do your spots that say, we're a small business and we are not afraid. We're a small business and we stand with the -- we may not agree with everything that Glenn Beck says or Rush Limbaugh says or Sean Hannity says. We may not agree with everything they say, but we have -- they have a right to say it and we are proud and we will not sit down. And I'm telling you, you start doing your commercials like that on these radio stations and you will see an outpouring of people that are willing to come into your store to support you. You have to identify yourself. They are trying to scare you away and let me tell you, they are not just doing it on the spots, on national commercials. They're also doing it on the local commercials to put small businesses out and they are attacking our affiliates. Our affiliates are under attack right now."

"Decide where you stand. These affiliates are deciding where they stand. The small businesses are deciding where they stand. Have you decided?" Glenn asked.

"Small business, I grew up in it. I know it. I have a small business. I had six employees. Now I have 130. I know how hard it is to stay in business. I know what it's like."

"Talk radio is not going to be destroyed. My freedom of speech will not be impaired," Glenn said.

 

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.

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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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