Government money going towards ex-cons and not veterans?

This morning on radio, Mike Broomhead started off the program discussing Memorial Day and our veterans. There is currently new legislation being passed that will allow ex-convicts the ability to go to college and further their education. It would essentially allow people the opportunity to turn their life around and gain a free education. But at what cost? Well, apparently it's at the cost of some of our veterans.

But what about our veterans who have fought so hard for our freedom? Well, 40 veterans will no longer get the opportunity to attend Yavipai College's aviation program since the Veterans Affairs Regional Office has pulled the plug on the program for veterans.

The Daily Courior published a story discussing this situation and the 40 veterans who are now in a state ready to attend classes they cannot take.

Listen to Mike Broomhead discuss some of this below:

Rough Transcript Below:

Mike Broomhead: I have a stack in front of me of papers of stories I've been looking at all week long. There are six members of the House of Representatives that are trying to start something called the REAL Act. It's about -- it's restoring education and learning. And in this act, the six members -- and I'll read their names to you. Remember these names.

Diane (sic) Edwards from Maryland. Danny Davis from Illinois. Barbara Lee of California. Bobby Scott of Virginia. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut. And Cedric Richmond of Louisiana. They've introduced legislation in this that would reinstate Pell grants, free college for inmates.

So we have members of the United States Congress fighting to get inmates free college. These are people that have committed crimes. These are felons. These aren't people in jail for misdemeanors. These are convicted felons. And they want to give them free college as a way of stopping the recidivism and stopping people from committing crimes again. They believe it will benefit our society.

So we'll do it. I want you to hear what they're pushing for. The people that you and I elect to the United States Congress, especially the House of Representatives. You know, Congress broke into two parts. The House of Representatives is called the people's house. These are the people that we send to Washington, DC, to represent our wishes in the United States government.

How many of you believe this represents your wishes? They are taking away education benefits from veterans. There is an aviation technology program at Yavapai College in Northern Arizona in which 40 veterans, some of them coming as far away as Nebraska, and I'll give you some detail in a moment.

A veteran from Nebraska separates from active duty in the United States Air Force is then working as a contractor making $75,000 a year, as a contractor, for the United States Air Force. Has an opportunity to go to college. Sells his home below market value. Moves from -- to Arizona so that he could attend college with VA benefits. And a month before classes start is sent a letter saying, sorry, the program doesn't exist anymore. When he contacts the VA, his words, he was spoken down to. Treated rudely.

So I want to know if these people represent you. I'm thinking -- I realize this is an emotional time for me. I realize that the backstory for me is tied up in emotion. I've spent the last week corresponding with old friends and with my family and with the men that my brother served with on the night he was killed. Them wishing my family well, praying for us. And I've spent all this time wondering what those men are doing.

Yesterday, what did the members of Eagle Troop, second squadron, third ACR, do yesterday? Those men that were there in Fallujah, Iraq, the night my brother and another guy from Tampa named Mike Quinn were killed, and nine other soldiers were wound in that platoon. How did they spend yesterday, the anniversary of that occurrence? How has their life changed in the last 12 years? Have we as a country been doing for them what's necessary for them to move on with their lives? Have we kept our promises to them and the men and women like them, or are we sending people to Washington, DC, that believe the wishes of the American people is to reinstall free college -- reinstate free college and Pell grants to convicted felons?

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.

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