Glenn Beck: McCain


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GLENN: So John McCain is dealing with the three possible candidates and I've heard a fourth today but I think this is just hype coming from Bloomberg. Fourth one is Bloomberg. John McCain, are you -- there's no way John McCain picks Michael Bloomberg.

STU: That makes no sense.

GLENN: No sense whatsoever.

STU: Yes, you know, they both agree on a couple of things like global warming and stuff.

GLENN: Second Amendment?

STU: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: John McCain, the only thing he has going for him is he's good on the Second Amendment.

STU: That's not the only thing.

GLENN: One of them. I mean the war, too.

STU: But he is strong on the Second Amendment. Bloomberg's horrible on it.

GLENN: Horrible.

STU: Not to mention in all --

GLENN: Why would you do that.

STU: What possible person would -- it doesn't make any sense at all. You are not going to win New York anyway.

GLENN: No.

STU: There's no way.

GLENN: No.

STU: The only thing you would want to do, the only possible validity to that is because John McCain is a crappy fundraiser and if you have a guy who's going to donate $200 million of his own money, there's some reason you can understand it.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But it still doesn't make enough sense. They don't agree on -- I mean, they don't agree on enough.

GLENN: Yeah. So I mean, it would just be a horrible move. Then there's Crist out of Florida. Here's my problem with Crist. He's too tan. I know --

STU: Very good point.

GLENN: I know that that might be a little shallow, but I think he's too tan. He's --how do you get a tan like that?

STU: Well, maybe you are working outside.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait, wait.

STU: You've got to admire a guy with a tan like that.

GLENN: I want to know, all of a sudden does the state assembly have some sort of a sunroof?

STU: I don't know the answer to that.

GLENN: Capital building?

STU: I like a guy who can keep things in perspective.

GLENN: Come on! Somebody with a tan that much, you're George Hamilton. You're laying by the pool all the time. I don't want George Hamilton in there.

STU: I don't know. George Hamilton might be a good candidate as they don't consider George Hamilton. I don't know.

GLENN: Nobody's considered George Hamilton.

STU: Maybe we should consider George Hamilton.

GLENN: Now let's go on to Governor Jindal. I like him.

STU: Yeah, I like him a lot. He's definitely a rising star in the party.

GLENN: But he's like 12.

STU: Yeah, he's pretty young and he's only been governor for, what, a year?

GLENN: Yeah, but he was a congressman.

STU: Still, though, I mean I don't know that -- I mean, --

GLENN: Oh, I'm sorry, yeah, Barack Obama's experience is so extensive. I mean, at least he's run a state.

STU: But I think there's -- look, I can't answer for the Democrats and why they're only -- their two candidates both have been in office for, like, 16 weeks.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But, you know, I think Jindal would be great. I think that he's probably not going to get it there time just because he hasn't -- isn't the requirement, the legal requirement to be --

GLENN: I'm sorry. Hang on. Could you transfer that to my screen?

STU: To be President is 35, right?

GLENN: Would you check? If that's Jack Bauer, I'd like to know. Would you just -- it might be Jack Bauer. He might be saying, I need to talk to the President, I need you to -- could you just, could you just tap into their servers? It could be. I don't know. Is it Jack Bauer?

STU: I think we're getting updated information here. We'll have this to you in just a second. This is breaking.

GLENN: Was it Jack Bauer? Is there a bomb ready to go off? Does he need me to do anything? Because I'll do it. I'll lie my face off to the people in charge here.

STU: Well, of course you would.

GLENN: That's right. To help Jack? You bet.

STU: It wasn't Jack Bauer, though.

GLENN: Oh. Who was it?

STU: It was a much less shapely person. We're going to be getting him on the phone here in a minute because he's got inside information on one of the topics we're talking about.

GLENN: Really?

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Which topic?

STU: Governor Crist.

GLENN: Governor Crist? I forget that he's the governor.

STU: Right. He's the governor.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Much less shapely. Jeffy?

CALLER: Yes, Mr. Beck. I hear you talking to the governor to the great state of Florida.

GLENN: He's too tan.

VOICE: You know, he claims that that is from his heritage, his Greek heritage. So you have to account for that.

GLENN: Are you saying that basically what I was saying was he's too Greek?

VOICE: Then you're a racist.

GLENN: Is that what it is? I'm a racist? Right.

VOICE: Letting you know.

GLENN: He's too tan. How does a man -- I'm sorry. I know Greek people. You fade a little bit.

VOICE: You don't know Florida Greek people.

GLENN: The man should be inside working. The man should be inside working. I'm just saying.

VOICE: He's out meeting and greeting people is what it is.

GLENN: He should not be out meeting and greeting people.

VOICE: When he's out meeting and greeting people, the sun darkens his skin with the Greek heritage. That's what he says.

GLENN: Do you think that -- no, he's lying. It's the golf course! Do you --

STU: I give him credit for it.

GLENN: You know what? I want him to roll up his sleeve. I want to see if he has a farmer's tan. I want to see. And this is not in a weird way. I want him to take off his shirt. If he's tan all over, he's laying by the pool some place.

VOICE: He shouldn't have to prove himself to racist people like you.

GLENN: He should prove that he's not tan all over. I want to see his tan line.

STU: We should point out that, just so the audience is clear, that this is definitely in a weird way. Like, what you're doing now is definitely weird.

GLENN: No. You don't think we have a right to see his tan lines?

VOICE: Why?

STU: Definitely not.

VOICE: No.

GLENN: Because I'm telling you, and this might be a good reason to hire him, I don't think he's actually even running the state. I think he's got all of his calls just transferred right to his pool. I want to talk to somebody who --

STU: That's who I want.

GLENN: I want to talk to somebody who has actually been on the phone with Governor Crist and then swear they heard, like, pool splashing. And he's like, no, I'm at a signing ceremony. That was a pool splash.

VOICE: Listen, he claims that he swims every day for exercise.

GLENN: Ah, now we're starting to get to the truth, uh-huh.

VOICE: That's what the man says.

GLENN: "I swim for exercise usually between 10:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon."

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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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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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