Labor Day Message: WE built this!

Hello America,

We're coming to the end of one of the most crucial summers of our lifetime. Over the past few months, we’ve committed, we’ve activated, we’ve lived it, and we’ve created. We’re now in the final push to the election, and I believe that we are going to finally get some leadership in Washington that will be more focused on empowering individuals to find solutions rather than regulating the country into oblivion.

And I, along with the team at TheBlaze, are going to be with you every step of the way!

Last week, the Real News team was down in Tampa providing exclusive coverage for TheBlaze TV (formerly GBTV) viewers - and that was just the beginning. From now until the election, TheBlaze is going to bring you the truth on what is going on in the presidential race, without any of the political bias that you see in the mainstream media.

As part of our growing network, we’re adding a new show hosted by Andrew Wilkow that will premiere on September 10th onTheBlaze TV. Available for PLUS subscribers, Wilkow! will bring the popular Sirius XM radio host into primetime, and he’ll be the latest voice to bring you the stories and the opinions that you just can’t find in the mainstream media.

The same week that we premiere Wilkow!, I’m going to be joining my partners at Freedomworks for our FreePac Bootcamp in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sepetember 15th. At the event, I’ll unveil a historic project that will launch the future of the movement for freedom.  I’ll be speaking, along with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe, Deneen Borelli, and CL Bryant - and giving you the first look at a powerful new tool that will empower you to take action beyond the voting booth.

You and I both know that the problems facing our country aren't going to change over night. In November, we're simply removing the problem of progressive big government. But starting in January, it's going to be up to us - ALL of us - to work together to help our fellow man now that we've told the politicians to stay away.

One of the reasons I created TheBlaze, the network that YOU are building, was to provide a platform for you to be empowered. It’s not just a news site or video streaming network - it’s a place where you can connect with likeminded people to recharge and get the tools you need to create change in the world. With each day, we take more and more steps to build the company with that one goal in mind. And one of the ways we are trying to empower individuals across the country is through The Marketplace, an e-commerce site dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs throughout America by bringing great small businesses to a larger national platform.

Over the next few weeks on TheBlaze, you’ll see many of their stories as they respond to perhaps the biggest slam against the American Dream - “You didn’t build that”.

This is where President Obama differs from most of us across the country who do believe in the American Dream. When he says, “You didn’t build that,” he's saying you needed help from the government to achieve your success. When I think of “You didn’t build that”, I think of all of you who are out there spending your hard earned money on businesses and charities that YOU believe in. You don’t need the government to decide who succeeds and fails - you make those decisions with your dollars.

On this Labor Day, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for helping me build my company over the past decade. Because of your trust and your confidence and your support - I’ve been able to take some of my wildest dreams and turn them into a reality. I truly hope that you find value in the things that my team and I are sending out into the world.

While I could have (and did) do it without big government - I couldn’t have built all of this without YOU.

God Bless,

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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