Glenn: I'm trying to be a better husband. I'm trying to be a better father. I don't want to joke about it.

Glenn and Tania just celebrated their anniversary recently and there was some on air controversy surrounding the ‘ring incident’ and the jokes that came in the aftermath. While it seemed like good fun at the time, he has a different perspective on it a few days later. Glenn talked about the new direction he’s heading in as a husband and father on radio today.

"I would like to have a personal moment here, Pat, and Stu. Because I ‑‑ well, you (Pat and Stu) too. You too in your behavior. Now it's rubbing off on me and I'm making easy jokes. I think I said this to you guys on Monday or Tuesday and we've kind of been talking about it all week kind of off the air, and you guys know that, I mean, I have the greatest wife in the world. We all do. And I love my wife. And when the ring was flushed down could have easily ‑‑ I mean, I did. I mean, it was like ‑‑ it's easy jokes. Easy jokes," Glenn said.

"But for the first time in my career, I think, since being married to Tania or even dating Tania, I have ‑‑ I've made easy jokes like, 'Yeah, I know. Well, she's ‑‑ she's calling me fat,' all this stuff. Well, that one actually she did, but -."

"I played down the incident and honestly it doesn't seem to bother her, which might be something else that we need to look into, but doesn't seem to bother her that these jokes are going on. I don't want to. Today I made an easy joke 15 minutes into the show, 15 minutes into it and I'm like that is ‑‑ that is just the easiest joke ever, and it's at the expense of my wife. Why would I do that? I do not want to do that."

" I've always hated guys, always hated when guys are like, "Yeah, the old ball and chain,".

Glenn said that when Tania goes out with girlfriends and when she comes home "We'll talk and she has always said, 'I'm amazed how I get around so many women and they just throw their husbands under the bus.  And they just, you know, they just do it.'  And I said, guys are the same way.  I don't want to be that way."

"I've been divorced before and I've been in a relationship that had marital problems, and I'm glad I'm not in that," he continued. "And I don't want to ever speak anything into existence.  I believe in the power of the word.  You speak things, say things, you speak them into existence.  I'm not going to do that.  I don't want to do that as a joke."

After Stu gave Glenn a hard time over the new rules, Pat clarified, "I think the heart of this is you don't want to joke that the relationship is on the rocks."

"Right. There are some things that shouldn't be joked about," Glenn said. "And my marriage to my wife is sacred."

Glenn explained, "Maybe it's I'm sensitive because I've turned a new leaf this year and I've ‑‑ I sense something different in me for the very first time in my life and I mean, Pat knows me better than anybody and, you know, I beat myself up on being a bad dad, and I'm not a bad dad.  I'm just not the dad I want to be.  And it's hard.  And I'm ‑‑ and I'm not a bad husband.  I'm just not the husband I want to be.  And I have felt so strongly in the last three months and especially in the last month or last two and a half months.  Since the election really, I really evaluated my life, and what are you doing spending your time?  What is it ‑‑ and I'm really, for the first time in my life, really not only wanting to change but sensing a change for the good.  And I don't want, I don't want to joke about things because I'm sorry.  I do believe in speaking things into existence.  And I just don't want to joke about things on that, which I'm trying to do.  I'm trying to change as much as I possibly can.  I'm trying to be a better husband.  I'm trying to be a better father.  I don't want to joke about it.  And I have no problem joking about how much, you know, you wouldn't want to be Tania, married to me.  I have no problem with that.  I have no problem with all that stuff.  It's just, I guess I'm sensitive on the sanctity of my relationship with my children and the relationship with my wife because I want it so badly.  I want it to be good," 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.

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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."

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