Glenn Beck: Prom night plans in place

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

by Marcus Luttrell

GLENN:  Yeah, it is strange, but -- we have Marcus on the phone?  Marcus Luttrell is joining -- you must be so proud, Marcus Luttrell, to join us in this conversation.


GLENN:  Hey, Marcus, I tried to call you the other day.

LUTTRELL:  I was fishing.

GLENN:  You were what?

LUTTRELL:  I was fishing.

GLENN:  You were fishing?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir, I don't take my phone out there.  Sorry about that.

GLENN:  What do you mean?  Okay, hang on just a second.  I believe I learned in your number one New York best times -- New York Times Best Seller Lone Survivor that a cell phone is kind of important.  You never know when you might need one for a helicopter to come pick you guys up.  Marcus, I wanted to talk to you because remember we talked, what was it, about two, three weeks ago and I was getting ready to go on vacation and I called you, and if I'm not mistaken -- I just want to make sure I understood this right -- you said, "Glenn, you can call me anytime.  If you ever need anything, you let me know.  Whatever you need, I'm there."  Right?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  Now, that wasn't just like, hey, Glenn, if you ever need any radio thing.  That was kind of like, hey, if your family or you need anything personally, right?

LUTTRELL:  You need anything, you just call.

GLENN:  All right.  Here's what I have.  You ready?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  All right.  The night before the NRA speech -- by the way, are you coming with me or are we going to meet there?

LUTTRELL:  Yeah, I'll be there.  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  Are you going to come with me or are you going to meet me there?

LUTTRELL:  (Inaudible).

GLENN:  What did you say?

LUTTRELL:  I'll come out there with you.

GLENN:  Okay, good.  On the way to the airport I might have to make a stop, and I was wondering if you wanted to come in, you know, and meet somebody.  I'm sure he's going to be a fan of yours.  Here's the thing.  Here's the thing.  My daughter has a prom the night that we're supposed to go to the NRA convention and I just thought, totally unconnected, I just thought the guy that's going with her to the prom might enjoy meeting somebody who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and lived.

LUTTRELL:  Oh, we can definitely do this.  We can have a blast with this ole boy.

GLENN:  Oh, I just thought, I just thought since we're going to be together, I might as well take The Lone Survivor just -- I mean, just, you know, I would recommend -- what do you think, Marcus?  She should be home at 10:00?

LUTTRELL:  Yeah.  Whatever time you pick her up, we'll start from there, pick her up at 8:00, you better have her home by, you know, 9:00.  An hour, we better get moving then, boy.  Whatever happens to her tonight is going to happen to you.  Do you understand what I'm saying?

GLENN:  Have you ever -- I mean, I just want you to know I'm not above using you to protect my daughter.  Do you have any friends that are as slimy as me, they are just willing to use you as a prop?  "He'll kill you if you touch my daughter."

LUTTRELL:  What's this guy's name?

GLENN:  I'd rather not say.

LUTTRELL:  All right.

GLENN:  Unless I have to.  What did you say?

LUTTRELL:  I'll stay on him right now.  Just sit in front of his house every day, don't say anything to him.

GLENN:  Are you back in New York?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  What are you doing --

LUTTRELL:  It's the one day of the year that I come up here.  You said yourself before I got on the show.

GLENN:  It's nice, isn't it, Marcus?  Have you been out on the streets yet?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir, it's a great day.  I mean, everybody's walking around here, beautiful women everywhere.

GLENN:  I know, I know.  Hey, listen.  Take my advice.  Some prostitution rings are safer than others.

LUTTRELL:  57th, right?

GLENN:  Yeah.  I don't think that's a good -- I don't think that's a good -- I think they are all unsafe but maybe that's just the prude in me.  Marcus, we'll talk to you, my man.

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  Thank you.  We'll see you soon.

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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