Purple Penguins replaces ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ at public school

Efforts by public schools to be ‘gender inclusive’ have brought society to a place where little boys and girls are now being referred to as ‘purple penguins’ by teachers. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug’ a training manual advises. What are we doing? Glenn reacted on radio today.

"I want to show you how far disconnected we are from common sense now," Glenn said at the opening of todays radio show.

To illustrate his point, he gave three examples: 1) NBC News offering Jon Stewart 'Meet the Press' and 2) a Nebraska school referring to kids as "purple penguins" to avoid using gender-specific pronouns and 3) chaos at the Southern border.

"Tim Russert was a newsman. Jon Stewart is a comedian. But now NBC is taking 'Meet the Press', that was one of the icons, and saying it belongs in the hands of a comedian. And even Jon Stewart knew that was wrong. It would have destroyed Jon Stewart and destroyed NBC even more than they've destroyed themselves," Glenn said.

"News has become comedy entertainment," Glenn said.

"Number two [...] In Nebraska [one of our radio affiliates was] doing an interview with a school superintendent and the school superintendent has now said that we need to call children in school purple penguins. Purple penguins."

"So purple penguins are what we're supposed to call our kids. No, I don't think so. How are our kids going to know right from wrong, the difference of anything anymore, if we are now telling our kids [...] 'By the way, we're not calling you boys or girls we're calling you purple penguins. You're neither purple nor penguins. But that's what we're going to call you now so we don't insult you.'"

"Meanwhile, we're not closing our southern borders," Glenn said. "If you look at where the respiratory disease is really breaking out, it's breaking out in those towns where the United States government went and shipped all of those illegal aliens. They're still shipping them, by the way. But the towns with the highest concentrations of the illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, those towns are the ones that have the outbreak of the respiratory disease."

"Meanwhile, Duncan Hunter said yesterday that ten ISIS warriors were stopped at the border, and we know that other ISIS warriors have come across our border in the United States of America. ISIS is here. Yet we have Harvard students saying the United States of America is more dangerous to the world than ISIS is."

Glenn said that these stories are all stemming from America's obsession with political correctness, a progressive idea that is destroying the country.

"This tells you that we are so disconnected from the truth. That things are going to have to reset. And when they reset, they're going to reset hard. The farther you get away from the truth the harder the reset becomes," Glenn said.

"More and more, every single day, the 'Gods of the Copybook Headings' by Rudyard Kipling make more and more sense to me," Glenn said. "Rudyard Kipling knew. He was trying to ring the bell when the gods of the copybook headings are abandoned. Copybooks used to be what you used in school, and it would have a heading at the top of the page and it would say something that was true. God is good. Water will wet us. Fire will burn. And then you would copy that underneath for the whole page. So you were practicing your penmanship. Those were copybook headings. They were always things everyone could agree on. They were truisms. They were things that were eternally true."

Today, what do we hold to be true? 1) Comedy is news 2) Children are purple penguins 3) Nothing bad comes across our border 3) ISIS is good, America is bad.

"Trends come and go. People come and go. Political correctness comes and go. But those things that we know are true, children are not purple penguins, that will outlast any trend," Glenn said.

After reading Kipling's poem, Glenn emphasized the final line as the most important:

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

"This is the most important phrase because we are about to witness it happen," 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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