Glenn interviews John Hagee

Last year Glenn was the keynote speaker at the Christians United For Israel event in Washington, DC. Hard to believe it’s been an entire year since Glenn was there, but it has and this Tuesday in DC the event is happening again. Anyone who stands with Israel will no doubt be enduring hatred from the anti-Israel crowd - take a look at the list of those brave enough to stand up to them.

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GLENN: If I were ever asked to make a list of people that I have deep, profound respect for that are alive today, people that I think are true heroes, that list would be very, very short and toward the top of that list would be a man that I really knew very little about four years ago and got to know him and as we got to know him, we -- honestly -- I don't even know if I've told him this, but we had conversations on, geez, look what the media says about him. I don't know. Does anybody really know him? Do we know? Is this a guy -- the more I got to know him, the more I got the respect him and I truly mean he is on a list, a very short list, of heroes and people I would like to be more like. John Hagee is on the phone with us now.

John, are you how sir? He's also very quiet. He's a man of very few words, which I appreciate. Can we open up his line? Why is the line not open? There he is. John?

HAGEE: Good morning to you, sir. It's a pleasure to be with you.

GLENN: How are you?

HAGEE: I'm doing well. Thank God.

GLENN: You are -- I -- honestly, John, I tell the story about a meeting that we had in Washington DC. Was it a year ago?

HAGEE: It was. A year ago this coming week, by the way.

GLENN: My gosh. It seems like it's been five years. Time flies when you're having fun.

HAGEE: It was a great night.

GLENN: It was.

HAGEE: You were the keynote speaker for the Night to Honor Israel and the house was packed and it was a moment in time that we will always cherish.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you that I think of the minutes that we had earlier in the afternoon alone where you gave me advice on what my life will be like if I stand with Israel, et cetera, et cetera, and at one point you kind of got lost in the story and I think it was -- you were reflecting more on what your life has been like and it was one of the most memorable moments, really, truly, honestly, John, of my life. I at that moment realized, truly, who you are and what you have sacrificed for your stance on Israel. You, your wife, and your family, and I am honored to know you.

HAGEE: Thank you. And God bless you for all that you do, Glenn, and thank you for being a light in a generation that's lost its decoration and for seeing evil in the word and being courageous enough to call it evil.

GLENN: So, you are doing the Christians United For Israel event again Tuesday in Washington DC?

HAGEE: It starts -- it starts Monday morning and we have our opening session. I'm going to be one of the speakers. We're going to have Irving Roth who is a Holocaust survivor to describe what happens in a society that starts thinking away the rights and liberties of everyone but especially begins to torment and persecute the Jewish people, as we're seeing anti-semitism in this nation rise to a new level, especially on the university campuses of the nation. Tuesday we're going to have an intelligence -- a Middle East intelligence briefing from Michael Homeline, Gary Bower, Eric Stackelback, Senator Joseph Lieberman. We're going to have the prime minister of Israel live and then Wednesday -- Tuesday night we're going to have the night to honor Israel where you spoke last year. At 7:00 I'll be speaking. Ambassador Michael Orrin will be speaking. He's the Israeli ambassador. Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann will be speaking and Wednesday we go see the senators and members of the House of Representatives from 9:00 in the morning to 6:00 p.m. to tell them why we support Israel and especially what it is we want them to do at this point in time.

GLENN: Tickets, by the way, are still available. I'm assuming there are some tickets still available?

HAGEE: Absolutely. All you have to do to attend is register to go and if you want to register to go, you go online to CUFI for Christians United For Israel, CUFI.org or you can call 1-877-706-2834 and if all of that fails, you can register in the lobby at the convention center in Washington DC.

GLENN: Okay.

HAGEE: And we're on.

GLENN: Okay. Here's the thing. I just want you to know and then I want to change subjects and talk to you about a couple of other things. I want the listeners to know I have joined three organizations in my life. One, my church; two, the National Rifle Association; and, three, CUFI. I am a joiner. I am not one of those guys. I don't believe, necessarily, in organizations and I'm more libertarian than that. These three organizations I truly believe in. If you want to be with a group of people that really, truly make a difference and get Israel and what's coming here in America, it's CUFI.

Okay. So, John, let's -- let me switch gears here and just kind of -- let's talk a little bit about -- what do you think is happening in the next year with -- with Israel and with the Middle East? We have -- we've had the guys who are Muslim Brotherhood and are talking now about a caliphate established in Jerusalem and President Obama has invited this guy who's now the new President of Egypt, invited him to the White House. We've had another terrorist organization invited and given a Visa so he could come and talk to our President. We're on the wrong side, John. What's coming?

HAGEE: What we have seen happen in the past few months is actually a rebirth of the Persian empire and Egypt failed for one reason is that the President of the United States walked away from Mubarak and I said as soon as that happened that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over because they are the most organized group in the Middle East and, sure enough, that prophecy came true. What we are now seeing is that Israel is visibly being surrounded by people who have intentions of destroying Israel. That would be Egypt. That would be Syria. That would be Iran. That would be Hamas. That would be Hezbollah.

GLENN: It would be Russia.

HAGEE: Russia, Hezbollah are funded, trained, and equipped by Iran. It's not a matter of if there's going to be a war in Iran. It's only a matter of when and when it comes, it's going to be a whopper.

GLENN: Okay. Let me switch to politics real quick because I've got to let you go, but the election, a lot of people -- I hear this from the left media and from the, I think, ignorant media of knowing who we really are as a people, is Romney's Mormonism going to play a role in this election?

HAGEE: Very little. The American people are very, very disturbed about the socialistic trends of the Obama administration and this administration is socialistic. People need to say that and people need to know that and for people who failed political science, it means big government that takes over your life in every day. The blatant disregard for law and order has people concerned about this election that have not been concerned for decades.

GLENN: I had a guy call me a little while ago, said there's no difference between Mitt Romney's big government and Barack Obama's big government. I countered to him that we don't survive another administration run by Barack Obama.

HAGEE: That -- freedom and democracy will not survive four more years of Barack Obama. What we are seeing in the 90-state birth where they're starting to even legislate what you can drink, how many ounces you can have, your kid goes to school and there's a -- some kind of Federal regulator there that says, no, your child can't have the lunch you brought from home which consisted of a healthy meal, they have to have this lunch, and on and on and on and on it goes, the regulation becomes so extreme, they're going to be 16000 -- I had a Congresswoman tell me this -- 16000 new IRS agents put on duty or hired.

GLENN: Yes.

HAGEE: To manage the Obamacare because it's a tax.

GLENN: Well, there's the -- there's the ad that Romney should be running. He is creating jobs, they're just all to the IRS. Pastor Hagee, I appreciate it. I want you to go to -- if you're anywhere -- if you can go to this event next week, please go to CUFI.org. It's 50 bucks a seat. Just register. If you can't --if you can't make it, please donate to these guys. This is the best Christian standing with Israel and the Jews organization, I think, that is out there. It is -- it's not one -- it's not anything the press tells you it is. It is none of that. It is about the truth and it is about love and this man I so respect. If you find it in your heart to support him and his cause, please do. CUFI, CUFI.org and go there now. John, we'll talk to you -- are you coming in for Restoring Love?

HAGEE: Absolutely. I'm going to be there in Dallas next week, next -- no. Week --

GLENN: Two weeks, two weeks from --

HAGEE: No. The 27th and 28th. I'll see you then. God bless.

GLENN: My best to your wife. Bye-bye.

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.

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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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