Is this the most controversial thing Glenn has ever said?

Below is a transcript of Glenn's monologue from Monday's Glenn Beck Program.

I want to talk to you here about something that has been probably the most controversial in my audience of anything that I’ve ever talked about, and that is surrender, surrender, but not the way everybody thinks. I think that we have got to be more like Martin Luther King than Patton. Otherwise, we lose.

Remember, the theory is top-down, bottom-up, inside-out. And we’re starting to see the radicals bring that bottom up. There are poking every, the border, you’ll hear about that coming up in just a second, but it’s bad. Here’s what’s coming next for the American people, I believe. These are the things that the average people will begin to feel if you’re not already in these.

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You begin to feel invisible. The average person, and this is Americans left, right, center, but not the people who are centered in politics. Those who are driven by politics will not feel this way because they will be trying to grab power. This is the average Democrat, the average Republican, the average independent, who are not geared towards politics. They have just let the parties dictate who they are, but soon they will see that neither party is telling them the truth.

And so those people who are just the regular neighbors that we had, not the politicians or the people who are in the parties, they will begin to feel invisible – nobody’s listening to me, nobody sees my plight. They will work harder for less. We’re all probably doing that already. They’ll begin to wonder why. Why am I doing any of this? Our kids will wonder why am I going to school, and I’m going to rack up all these bills? Why?

Most importantly, the next one, they will see others not abiding by the rule of law. When that one happens, it’s trouble, because this, why am I doing that when I could just steal it, when I could just take it, when I can just play the party game, and I’ll just take it? I’ll control others. That’s when things really come out of control, a crisis hits, and we will look for something or someone to unify. This is what’s coming now. This is the new chalkboard.

So what is the answer? Here comes the controversial answer, and I don’t think it’s really, shouldn’t be all that controversial. Have to have faith, and you add to faith virtue and to virtue knowledge and to knowledge moderation, moderation patience, patience reverence, reverence kindness into charity. This comes from 2 Peter, and this is the path.

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We have to start just increasing our faith, have enough faith to be able to say okay, I know God’s got it under control, and I’m just going to be a virtuous person. I’m just going to live by the principles that I know I’m supposed to live, and I’m going to add to that knowledge. I’m going to do as much homework. You’ve already done, hopefully you’ve done this and this.

Now, moderation, I’m going to downsize my life. I’m not going to be extreme in any way. And then patience, I’m going to be patient with the people who drive me out of my mind. I’m going to have reverence for something. Let me ask you, how many things do we have reverence for? Do we have reverence for anything anymore?

Reverence, kindness, and charity, now, that’s the recipe, but here’s my job, I think. I don’t even think we have faith anymore. I don’t think we have faith for anything, which is why I started Mercury One. Mercury One is what? What do they do? Charity, but they do charity, that’s at the bottom of the list. No, charity causes you to do one thing, and you’ve felt it if you’ve ever been to any of our events, anything, the Restoring Honor, Restoring Love, any of these things.

When you were involved, you remember what it feels like to be around people who are good, what it feels like to be a part of community. And that remembrance does one thing, it gives you hope, hope that something is going to happen, something good is around the corner, there are good people. You remember that, and you’ve seen it in action. So you remember, and you think there is hope, okay, we’re going to have hope.

Hope leads to faith. And from faith, then you start this cycle, and you go down. And it repeats itself. This is why I’ve been saying people are going to start feeling invisible. We have got to get together with the people, the left and the right, that are not centered on politics but on principles because they feel the same way that we do. They’re lacking faith or hope in anything, in anything. That’s why goodness, decency, kindness, charity is the answer.

Anger, politics, protests, guns, all of that will only make that top come down and swallow up the bottom, and it’s 70 years of darkness. We have one chance to do it and do it right, and I really truly believe, I’ve said this from the beginning, you are the audience that will make the difference. You are the group of people that will actually end up in the end saving the country from profound darkness, but we have to follow a pattern.

That’s a pretty good pattern. What do you say we work on charity, and we find groups of people that will work and serve people who think that we’re haters? Let’s find those people and serve them, not asking anything in return, just love them. It will grow hope and faith, and then you’re off to the races.

Critical race theory: Struggle sessions

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China has a rich legacy of torture. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party used a variety of torture techniques. These became more and more advanced over time. This included public humiliation and public executions.

One specific kind of public humiliation is what's called "The Struggle Session." It was a punishment reserved for people who committed wrong-think. The point was to publicly degrade the person until they swore allegiance to the Communist Party. Their focus is on the elimination of the power base and/or class position of enemy classes or groups. It was also a warning to everyone watching: If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

It was a way to punish anyone who so much as disagreed with Communist Party dogma.

These struggle sessions often took place in busy areas.

They also took place at universities, like the struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli, as recounted by Anne Thurston, in Enemies of the People:

You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed...

The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"

"I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."

Struggle sessions have been revived, and exported to America. They come in many forms.

Forced apologies.

Beatings in public—like the mob attack on Rand Paul.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was sucker-punched.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was stabbed for being white.

Anti-racism seminars, like the one in Seattle.

Or the one involving Sandia Labs executives seminar.

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

The long-awaited New York Attorney General's report on the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out — and it is bad for Cuomo. The Democratic AG concluded that the Governor did sexually harass multiple women during his time in office.

On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck questioned is the AG's report would be enough for Democrats to condemn him and call for his resignation? This is what the #MeToo movement was started for, Glenn noted, if Gov. Cuomo doesn't resign quickly, that says a whole lot about today's Democratic Party. Watch the clip to hear more of the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

Watch the clip to hear Glenn tell the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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