Rudy Giuliani Interview

Glenn: Rudy Giuliani, welcome to the program, sir.

Mayor Giuliani: How are you, Glenn?

Glenn: I am so sorry for the problems of getting you on the air today.

Mayor Giuliani: Not at all.

Glenn: I know you're a busy man in Florida. How are you feeling?

Mayor Giuliani: I feel terrific. We're getting out to pump and doing everything we can to pump up the vote and get people out.

Glenn: Tell me what you think this million people who have already voted and they voted early, what do you think that's going to mean for you, in comparison to the polls?

Mayor Giuliani: I think we're going to come in with a lead and I think our job today is to get out the rest of the votes. We've been campaigning here all during that two-week period of early voting. We've been concentrating on the places where we thought we would get the maximum vote. We're pretty satisfied. We did that well. So, we think we're going to really surprise people today.

Glenn: Are you frustrated at all that America has such a short attention span that -- I just saw a report yesterday, they said, well, people aren't thinking about the war on terror and so maybe that explains Rudy Giuliani. I'm thinking, now, like that war on terror thing, these never going to rear its ugly head again. Are you frustrated that people just don't focus on --

Mayor Giuliani: Well, I think it's almost understandable. I mean, it has been a while. Things are going pretty well. You know, you look at Iraq, maybe the reality is that some of the success in Iraq has taken some of the attention off of it, but it's good there has been success in Iraq. I thank God for that and it's time to switch to the economy and we've got a very strong record on the economy. I'm the only one of the republican candidates who's actually turned an economy around and turned it around with the with kind of pro-growth principles that we're talking about for America. The largest tax reduction in American history, one page tax form, reducing government spending. Those are all the keys to economic progress.

Glenn: What do you think about in the State of the Union last night, President Bush said I'm going to sign an executive order tomorrow where he's saying, I'm going to get rid of all these earmarks unless they're debated on the floor and voted on the floor, I'm going to make sure has no Federal agency actually spends any of that money and I thought, gee, if you can really do that, why didn't you do that before?

Mayor Giuliani: Yeah. I'm not sure I know exactly how that can be done. The reality is, I think he's talking about if it hasn't been actually designated clearly enough, but if it's passed --

Glenn: He said it was -- he said if it was in -- if it was put in during committee and not actually voted for on the floor, he said he's now going to be able to burry in. I thought, that would make the line item veto irrelevant. Why have we been arguing about the line item veto all this time?

Mayor Giuliani: The line item veto goes to something that's actually passed. Then you have to separate the -- so, I'm not sure I know exactly the technicality the president is talking about. It sounds like he's talking about something that actually isn't in the legislation but it's in some committee report.

Glenn: What would you do -- let me switch to the economy here for a second. What would you do with the people in Florida who got into bad loans and, you know, now they're sitting there and they're ready to lose their house? What do you as the President of the United States of the Federal government, what do you do?

Mayor Giuliani: I think we have what secretary parson has suggested makes the most sense, which is to urge lending institutions to be on a voluntary basis, where they can, where they can stretch it a little to see if they can give people more time to stretch out interest rates, but you can't mandate that because we've got a private economy and people make these deals and you kind of have to live with them.

Glenn: You know, the flip side of that, I mean, because honestly, mayor, when it comes to private versus public, I think you're one of the best candidates running. With that being said, though, I mean, you know, I've talked to some of the leaders of these major institutions. You have, too, I'm sure, these banking institutions. Jim Cramer was on television last night saying he believes this latest Fed cut is going to be shown to come after a phone call from a major U.S. bank says you don't cut that Fed rate today, we're going to close our doors today. We can't make it. You're not going to be able to float anybody because they're holding on by the skin of their teeth as it is.

Mayor Giuliani: I mean, the Fed has done a good job of dealing with this and it is a very difficult situation, but, I mean, the reality is the most important thing that can be done are these permanent changes like to the tax code, reduction of government spending. These are the things that pop up in economy and move it in the right direction, start to make it an economy that is moving because of the money in the private economy. When you think about it, when the Fed is lowering an interest rate, what it's doing is it's creating more liquidity. It's putting more money into the economy. The same thing happens when you reduce the tax except if happens from physical policy.

Glenn: Last year I saw the state of the union. They were talking about health care and about four people applauded when he says, We've got to get rid of these frivolous medical lawsuits.

Mayor Giuliani: I think that's one of the major overriding issues of the day, to deal with frivolous lawsuits. I think it creates a tremendous burden on our economy, a tremendous burden on health care, it creates all of this medicine, which is good medicine. It would be one of the most important things we could do. It, also, Glenn, would help the economy. A tremendous amount of money is taken out of our economy and a tremendous that is created by these frivolous lawsuits.

Glenn: But, you know as well as I do, mayor, that the special interest group on Capitol Hill with the attorneys is insane. How would you actually get that done?

Mayor Giuliani: How do you actually get it -- you've got to go to the American people. How you do it is go to the American people and get them on your side. Look what the American people did with the comprehensive immigration bill. That was all lined up to get past and the American people spoke and then many members of Congress who were in favor of it changed their mind. Well, think of the opposite way. You want to do tax reductions, you want to do permanent tax reduction, reductions in spending. You've got to go out and explain it to the people, get them on your side and have them become the levers that you need in congressional relations.

Glenn: What do you say to those people who are -- and we've seen it in polls, we've seen it in state after state -- who are now voting for who they think is going to win. They're voting for who's leading in the polls instead of going out and just making up their mind and saying, I don't really care, this is the guy I believe in? What do you say to those people?

Mayor Giuliani: Well, what I say is vote for the candidate you believe would be the best candidate. That's the way it should work. Apparently voters in New Hampshire didn't think that way. Otherwise, Obama would have won and not Hillary. Right? I think people do have their own minds. I think people of Florida understand this is a really important election for them. Our message has been very much focused on them for the last three weeks, including the need for tax reduction and the one page tax law and the national catastrophic fund, things like that. So, I think we're going to do well.

Glenn: Mayor Rudy Giuliani, thank you so much and --

Mayor Giuliani: Thank you very much. Talk to you soon.

Glenn: Best of luck to you. Bye Bye.

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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