CREATE: Glenn reveals ambitious plan to work with musicians, artists, filmmakers and more!

On GBTV tonight, Glenn revealed the final piece of the solution to fix the country - create! He didn't just discuss the immorality and filth in the current culture, but also the reaction for people of values and faith to just run away and withdraw from the culture rather than to create something different. So he came up with a solution - one that involves him working with artists and musicians in aggressively pushing back with messages of hope and goodness. And, most importantly, he encouraged viewers to join him, not as passive observers but as active artists and creators in whatever way they could.

“America has always been about creating and doing,” Glenn said as welcomed people to the final night of special shows focusing on fixing the country.

Taking a break from the news of the day, Glenn chose to instead reflect on the history of American ingenuity to start the show. He ran through some of the incredible American inventions – focusing on everything from Edison and the Kinetoscope to the iPad.

“Edison saw the good in the invention. He was an amazing man -- he never stopped thinking and trying -- no matter how preposterous the idea seemed. For example, he actually tried to make concrete furniture such as beds and chairs. Even concrete pianos. Needless to say that one didn't work out, and neither did his 'mechanical cigar'. But that didn't stop him. He once said, ‘I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.’ He just kept creating, and sometimes he got it right.”

“He's also is the first to record the human voice,” Glenn said.

And since Edison, the world has now gotten to the point where the iPad can access and play music without wires from anywhere there are cell towers. Glenn’s concern, however, was what content and music and art was now out there in the culture that could be consumed on this technology.

“While our technology has progressed, our culture has regressed,” he said.

WATCH him explain the cultural problems below:

Glenn talked about how many of the Billboard Top 100 songs have title like “F**k You” and “S&M”, while shows like Glee feature high school kids dancing in lingerie. Meanwhile, shows that talk about God, faith, and family have been left behind, and the very few that remain are treated like jokes. Glenn even discussed his own professional difficulty discussing faith and the risks he has faced because of it.

“I've actually lost (radio) affiliates because they say I talk about God,” he said.

But how do you push back against the current path of popular culture?

“It's everywhere. You know it and I know it. Teens engaging casual sex. Violence. Profanity. Nudity. We know the problem, it's not hard to miss,” Glenn said.

And what is the typical response of conservatives? They complain about it and threaten to throw the TV out. But they don’t actually try to change it, in fact they have given up in a lot of ways.

“This is the one area where we've abandoned our entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of being like Edison and trying 10,000 ways to be part of the solution we just throw our hands up in the air and wave the white flag,” he said.

“We're against something instead of being for something. And meanwhile, artists are thrust into a toxic atmosphere where if they aren't willing to live on the cutting edge of culture and create filth you don't get a job.”

“Why are we just giving the culture over to those who seek to promote filth? Why are we just complaining about it? How about we do something about it. Yes! That's what we are going to do here. Create.”

“Right now our idea on culture is 'It's bad. I don't like it, it's not good for myself or my children'. And we distance ourselves from it. That doesn't create anything. America moves forward when people are creating,” Glenn said.

Meanwhile politicians, the studios, the networks, the record industries are working with outdated systems that don’t work and are doing everything they can to punish small businesses and punish the creators, but Glenn promised that is about to change.

“This day is the biggest challenge of all four and arguably the most important,” he said.

Glenn said, “Creation is what moves us. It's what informs us. It's what motivates us. In many ways it's who we are. That's why the Marxists of the early 20th century laid out a detailed action plan to change culture. You can change the way people perceive things and the way they act. We know this is true because we've seen it happen in our own lifetime, right before our eyes in real time.”

Does Glenn expect people to go out and buy a studio and start making TV shows and movies? No. But Glenn wants everyone to recognize how they are creators.

Now, Glenn admits that he had a slightly different plan in store for tonight’s show, one that will be revealed soon, and that lawyers and studios and more stopped him from being able to execute it as planned. However, he did want to give viewers an hint at what he was doing to push back on the current status of our culture.

He discussed his plans to find musicians who had a message that celebrates faith and American values rather than some of the filth that is out there currently. He also discussed plans to get involved with films and how he and his team were developing new systems to create media outside of Hollywood and New York.

He explains below:

And he also introduced the first artist, Kalai, who would be performing at Restoring Love:

Stay tuned to GBTV for more on Glenn’s plans for taking back the culture in the weeks ahead.

 

 

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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