'God Was There': 10 Percent of Republican Congressmen Could Have Been Dead

GOP congressmen practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats didn't just dodge a bullet, they dodged dozens. Had the gunman achieved his objective, we could have seen one of the greatest massacres of it's kind in American history. According to at least one congressman, divine intervention played a role.

Glenn shared a message he'd received from Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) during his radio program Wednesday.

"Barry Loudermilk said in a text a few minutes ago that he was there and he was shot at several times. And he said God was there," Glenn said.

He went on to spell out the aftermath that was avoided thanks to the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman.

"I just want you to recognize the divine protection we had today," Glenn said. "You had 30 Republicans on the field. Thirty. You would have lost 10 percent of those in the Senate and Congress that were Republican. Ten percent of the Republicans could have been dead today. That would have changed our country as much perhaps as September 11th did. God only knows what would have happened to our country, had this guy been successful. He wasn't. God was there."

Earlier in the segment, Glenn played audio of President Donald Trump's response to the shooting.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Here's the president. He's stepping to the microphone now.

PAT: Good.

VOICE: -- prayers for those who have been wounded. A --

GLENN: We have -- we have him walking to the microphone now.

TRUMP: As you all know, shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffs as they were practicing for tomorrow's annual charity baseball game. Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime. And the assailant has now died from his injuries.

STU: Oh, wow.

GLENN: Hmm.

TRUMP: The FBI is leading the investigation and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol police officers. At least two others were also wounded.

Many lives would have been lost, if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman, despite sustaining gunshot wounds, during a very, very brutal assault.

Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims. Congressman Scalise is a friend and a very good friend. He's a patriot. And he's a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers, not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and, frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you. And America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.

I spoke with Steve's wife, Jennifer, and I pledged to her our full and absolute support, anything she needs. We're with her and with the entire Scalise family.

I have also spoken with Chief Matthew Verderosa -- he's doing a fantastic job -- of the Capitol Police, to express our sympathies for his wounded officers and to express my admiration for their courage. Our brave Capitol police performed a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible.

We also commend the brave first responders from Alexandra Police Fire and Rescue, who rushed to the scene. Everyone on that field is a public servant. Our courageous police, our congressional aides, who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion, and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people, we may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's Capitol is here because, above all, they love our country.

We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to be to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.

Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. God bless them all. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you.

GLENN: So he stuck almost entirely to the script. And --

STU: Did what he had to do.

GLENN: Did what he had to do.

JEFFY: Did great.

GLENN: Didn't take on the media. Didn't do anything.

STU: No. Not time for that. And he recognized that.

GLENN: Right. And I hope we stay this course. I would -- I would love to see somebody from the left on CNN have some sort of recognition of what they said about Tea Party people and how these things historically almost always come from lunatics or the radical left, in America. The shootings that we have had have always been lunatics, Palestinian, or radical left. Those are the history of our assassination attempts in America and the unfortunate assassinations that have gone through.

That doesn't mean, like with Martin Luther King, that a -- a white racist doesn't pop in either. That happens as well.

But generally, those people are all unstable.

JEFFY: They're all lunatics. That's exactly right.

GLENN: They're all unstable. They're all unstable. I mean, it's not rational to go in and -- and shoot someone. But if you have a collective mindset, sometimes that happens. And it seems more logical, because the individual is not as important as the collective.

We're a republic. And the Democrats I know do not want this kind of stuff to go on. And the Republicans that I know do not want this stuff to go on. We are all Americans. We're all decent, good, many God-fearing people. And today would be a good day to reflect on a couple of things.

I mean, you know, Barry Loudermilk said in a text a few minutes ago that he was there and he was shot at several times. And he said God was there.

I just want you to recognize the divine protection we had today. You had 30 Republicans on the field. Thirty. You would have lost 10 percent of those in the Senate and Congress that were Republican. Ten percent of the Republicans could have been dead today.

That would have changed our country as much perhaps as September 11th did. God only knows what would have happened to our country, had this guy been successful. He wasn't. God was there.

And for those who were on the field, I know they have to be thinking, "What am I doing? What am I doing? Is this really worth dying for?" Yeah, I think it is. But are you doing it with integrity? Are you really -- what you're doing...

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."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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