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GLENN: In studio with me is Greg Stube. Greg is a guy that I met how many years ago, Greg? Two?

STUBE: Two years.

GLENN: Two years ago. I was giving a speech for the NRA, I believe, and it was in Washington D.C. and I remember taking the train down to Washington, and I remember thinking nobody's going to want to hear this speech because I'm in Washington and I'm going to say -- there's going to be a lot of weasels there. Because all of the people -- this is the beginning of the campaign. All of them were there, and they had all just given their speeches and I thought, I'm going to be the most unpopular man there. And I walk in and I was late, so I didn't see any of the political speeches and I didn't see Greg's speech. But I walk back in the back of the room in the green room. Greg was there and there were about eight people standing around and they were listening to him talk and he was in his uniform and he was talking about obviously something that had happened to him. He was wildly, wickedly injured in Afghanistan, had a rocket actually go through him and all of the rocket fuel spill out inside of him and he laid open for a year and the doctor had to reach in through your leg, right, to pack the guts?

STUBE: Well, there was a hole in my hip. The entrance wound was in the hip and it went up through my abdomen from there.

GLENN: And so I'm listening to this story and I'm kind of standing back a little bit and behind Greg about six feet was a woman who sat there quietly and a tear was running down her cheek. And I watched her, while everybody was listening to him, I watched her. And I couldn't imagine what things were like for her because Greg is, I think like most soldiers, people that grew up knowing what they wanted to do and this is what I'm going to do and they know that -- everything. The wives don't. The wives aren't, you know, like, "I just hope someday I can marry a man who a rocket will go through." I think once you get married you think, "I just wish a rocket would go through him." But so I was more impressed with her, and we have become great friends. And you're one of the most honorable men I know, and you're going to be on the TV show for -- we've got so much going on. You'll be on the TV show for about 30 seconds. But I wanted to talk to you today because you brought him in, I hope we have time to talk about it on TV. The way the military looks at honor and the principles and the values. How you are really great at -- explain the piece of paper that you showed me.

STUBE: Well, Glenn, first you know you mention the spouses of military service members. You know, that's the fabric of nation right there, and they serve often in a greater capacity than anyone in uniform because they don't get the accolades. They don't get called a hero. They don't get the sense of adventure that they are going out there and doing great things for the nation, but they are.

GLENN: But they also don't have rockets that go through them. I just wanted to point that out.

STUBE: Yes, but they get to wait home.

GLENN: Yes.

STUBE: And they are not the ones that made the commitment to serve.

GLENN: I know.

STUBE: But they have committed to serve and they stand by us. They miss us. They raise our kids in our absence. They fix everything that needs to be fixed while we're gone and they wait for a phone call that might not be a good one. So just before we talked about anything else for the soldiers, I need to make mention that our families make up our nation.

GLENN: So when you're out in the field, how do you -- because I know Marcus Luttrell's going to be on the set as well, and here's a guy that went out, special forces, you're in special forces. What's your gig? What do they call you?

STUBE: We're on -- I guess affectionately termed green berets.

GLENN: Green berets. And that's kind of like seals, right? I don't want to start a war like Seals and green berets.

STUBE: No, there are a lot of parallels.

GLENN: Let me just tell you before Marcus gets here, you could kick the SEALs' butt.

STUBE: Don't do that.

GLENN: He may say that I've said to him that SEALs could kick the -- but I'd just like to see you two try, see who wins. Anyway, Marcus, one of the amazing things of that story is here they are. They are down on the ground. He and all of his buddies. They decide, look -- one of them says, "We can't kill this guy and a kid." The others say, "Taliban. They're Taliban. This is the rule. We've got to do this." But they decide that whatever, if there's one of them that disagrees, we're brothers, we'll go with it and we'll face the consequences together." Not once. Marcus may have been the guy who said, no, we can't pull the trigger on these guys. I don't know who, which one of these guys was the one that said no, we can't do it. The honor that is there, he still holds it up. He won't tell anybody who that was because of honor and integrity. When you're in that situation, how do you make a decision if you don't have honor and integrity and you can't trust the other person?

STUBE: I don't think it's possible. I think in the absence of values and principles, honor and integrity, it's impossible to do the good work that America demands of us and that we demand of each other. And those life-and-death circumstances are very hard to negotiate to begin with.

GLENN: So when you say I can't -- because you still wear a uniform. So I probably can't ask you this question. Do you see -- feel free not to answer this and I'd understand if you didn't. Do you see parallels in Washington with congress or presidents or anybody elsewhere you say we can't make decisions are not based on principles and so it's going to lead to no good.

STUBE: We've faithful service to the people of the United States and we do what the mission is at the moment without question.

GLENN: No, no, I'm saying -- I can't ask you this question. I'm sorry, I don't mean to put you in that --

STUBE: That's my answer.

GLENN: Okay. Tell me quickly, how much time do we have?

GLENN: Okay, tell me real quick what this is?

STUBE: What I have in front of me is an NCO evaluation report. It's a rating scheme for noncommissioned officers in the military and it basically determines, it's a performance rating, how well you do.

GLENN: You come back from a mission and then you say, okay, come on, I'm going to evaluate how you did on that mission.

STUBE: Yes. Your level of success and your promotion potential are measured by this form.

GLENN: So everybody has this in their file one way or another?

STUBE: That's right.

GLENN: Okay. When we come back I want to read this because it is very telling. If you're somebody like me that you admire the military and they give you hope for the future, this will explain why, next.

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Okay, Greg, you have -- now, is this just for special forces or is this for all military, this evaluation form?

STUBE: This form is specific to the United States Army but all branches of United States military have a very similar rating scheme, yes.

GLENN: Okay. So when you are done with a mission, you come back and you sit with your commanding officer?

STUBE: Well, you have an entire ratings scheme and it goes from your lowest level supervisor all the way to your highest rater.

GLENN: Okay. And at the end they ask these questions. Why don't you give some of the -- explain this form. What happens at the end?

STUBE: Okay, the ratings scheme is based on army values.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Hold on. Imagine -- before you listen to this, imagine you applying the standard. This is the standard the military applies to themselves. Imagine you applying this standard to those who represent you in congress or in the White House, Republican, Democrat, everything. Tell me at the end of this how many of these people you think could actually stand to this bar, this high. Go ahead.

STUBE: Well, Glenn, it's an enormous responsibility to wear the red, white and blue of the American flag on your uniform and to represent our country and so we intend when we wear that uniform to project strength and honor.

GLENN: Right.

STUBE: And the American people deserve that and we owe it to them. And the way that we keep that in line and the way we gauge our own performance and each other's performance is to look at some of these values that we call army values.

GLENN: Okay.

STUBE: But army is really America. It's a cross-section. We have people from the small towns and the big cities serving together fighting together, dying together sometimes. And then we rate each other based on loyalty, duty, respect, service, honor, integrity and personal courage. And those are separate categories. So we have to look at those characteristics in daily performance and you should -- don't bring those characteristics to work, you will not succeed or be promoted. So do they sit down and they ask you questions or they sit there and say based on, you know, what the others have told me and the team, you don't have respect for your other men? You are not treating them with respect? You are not doing these things? How does this interview work?

STUBE: It's not an interview. It's a rating of your performance. And so the people, the people who have their boots on the ground with you do these kinds of performance in the course of your activities in the military. They're with you. They see what you're doing. An effort among your supervisors, your leaders to decide how you've done in those areas.

GLENN: Okay, so loyalty, they have to answer yes or no, loyalty. Bears true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the army, the unit and other soldiers. Just change some of these words. Imagine this with your congressman. Bears true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the army, the unit and other soldiers. Duty, fulfills their obligations, respect, treats people as they should be treated. Self-less service, puts the welfare of the nation, the army and subordinates above their own. That's laughable when you think about this. Honor, lives up to all army values. Those are the loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, respect, personal courage. Integrity, does what's right, legally and morally. Personal courage, faces fear, danger, or adversity, physical and moral. I can't believe this is a government document. I mean, this is why -- am I making you uncomfortable, Greg? I can't believe that this is a government document.

STUBE: Well, I can. I can. And I'm very proud.

GLENN: You are in the only branch -- can I tell you something? You guys are the -- and maybe I'm alone but I don't think I am. The reason why I have hope, the reason -- do you know, Greg, do you know why I -- do you know why I feel the way I do about you and the others that you serve with? Do you have any idea?

STUBE: I think I do.

GLENN: You represent the best of us, you represent what we should be. You represent what Americans are supposed to be like. Every time I see a guy in a uniform, every time I -- when I walked the New York streets every 9/11 and I saw the guys in uniform and the Humvees and the guns, something I had never seen before on American streets, I looked them in the eye and I had faith that we would conquer whatever it was we needed to conquer because they were selfless. They would serve. They would do the right thing. They weren't in it for their own game. You -- and I know I don't speak alone, and I don't mean you personally. I mean for me it is you personally, also, but I mean everybody who wears an if you know form and risks their life for this country. This is not a draft. You people signed up for this. You people know this Constitution and this country better than most, and you're willing to put your life on the line for it every day. Oh, how I wish there were more in private life that were like that. You represent -- to me you represent the values that our greatest founder, George Washington, had.

More tonight, you don't want to miss it, the special at 5:00 on the Fox News Channel. You are not alone. WE Surround Them. And a launch of something that could not only change your life but I think could change the course of America depending on what you decide. That's tonight, 5:00.

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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