This town wants to be the friendliest vet town in America

The government has done a great job proving just how terrible they are at actually taking care of people, especially veterans. We all know that true solutions don't come from the top down - they come from individuals. Welcome Home Montrose is a true grassroots group that wants to turn Montrose, CO into a support system for veterans to come home, heal, and transition back into society. Hopefully, they can be a model for other towns across the country. The people who volunteer at Welcome Home Montrose are tired of admiring the problem, and are actively looking to do something to change it.

The program was conceived by Melanie Kline, a local businesswoman who saw a gap in services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and what veterans needed to truly return to their community after active duty.

"Well, the right thing is for the members of the community, any community, and it started in Montrose, to be able to reach out and create like a bridge that would be helpful for those that are leaving military life and entering civilian life so that they can be more successful and have an opportunity to thrive," Kline said.

"I think that the truth is the VA takes really good care of them physically and their training and that kind of thing and then doesn’t give a lot of help for integrating back with your family, back with your children, into a community where you’re going to be a community member," she added.

One way that Welcome Home Montrose helps veterans integrate back into the community is through their Dream Pilot Program. The website explains: "The Dream Job Pilot Program is a living feasibility study, creating job training through mentorships in a safe no-fail environment for medically retired service members while they guide our efforts to create a No Barriers community for their specific needs.

"People come out of the military, and they often have a G.I. Bill, an opportunity for education, but the dropout rate in college is really high. What the Dream Job program [veterans] try it, live it for six months with someone whose life is that career.  Follow them around, let them tell you, let you see if you’re really going to like it before you spend your G.I. Bill, before you sit down in a classroom with people who don’t have anything in common with you or know where you’ve been.  Make sure that you have that will to do it.  Make sure it’s really going to work for you," Melanie explained.

Judi Boyce is one of the veterans who has been lucky enough to have gone through Welcome Home Montrose's Dream Job Program.

Boyce said, "I fall under the forgotten ill category of Wounded Warriors, being a female and not being injured in combat.  I had been overseas and had started having issues where my arm and leg were going numb and thought it was a pinched nerve, and about six months after that I ended up having a stroke and was told I had a very rare brain disease that the only way to fix it was brain surgery.  So I’ve undergone two brain surgeries, the second one in which I had to learn to walk all over again."

From a young age, she always wanted to be a cook, a party planner, or a photographer. Welcome Home Montrose was able to help get Boyce an apprenticeship at City Hall, where she was able to help with local event planning.

"I helped plan a picnic for the city hall workers and their families and stuff, and I love kids.  I enjoy working with kids.  I was a camp counselor and everything before I joined the military, so I kind of made sure that I was put in charge of helping out with kids games and kind of I know a lot of teambuilding things, but we had a blast with that," Boyce said.

"I had spent seven years in foster care from the age of 7 to 14, and the only person that was steady with everything was my CASA worker, and I was approached about them doing a dodgeball game to raise awareness and money for both CASA and the Boys and Girls Club," she said.

How can you help Welcome Home Montrose?

"Take a look at what we’re doing and understand that it’s not rocket science and that something just like what we’re doing could happen easily in their community and get in touch with us and learn how to do that," Melanie said.

As for donations, Welcome Home Montrose prefers to look to the local community rather than the government. In fact, they turned down an offer for a million dollars that came from the government.

"When you keep it organic, and you keep it in the community, the money you do raise is more personal.  There’s more involvement from the local community.  And any individual or any businessperson needs to meet the veterans so they understand why they want to help," said Kirk Hartman, a board member on Welcome Home Montrose and a local businessman.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil


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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.