Halliburton Rape

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: All right. Now, just to show you how fair and biased I am because I am biased, I'm a conservative but I try to be fair. And to be fair we've got to talk about another story that's coming out of Houston, Texas. Let me get my friend Pat Gray on, does mornings at KSEV. Pat, this is an outrageous story with Halliburton.

GRAY: Yeah. Oh, it's incredible, incredible. First of all, I'm a little surprised that you are besmirching bloggers. Are you aware of what you need to do to become a blogger?

GLENN: Yeah.

GRAY: You have to have a computer and a keyboard and Internet access. So I'm a little surprised at your attitude.

GLENN: Well, not everybody has Internet access and if we could get somebody like Hillary Clinton in, everybody would.

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GRAY: See, that's the thing.

GLENN: It's a basic human right.

GRAY: The KBR situation is unbelievable. There's a young woman from Houston who went with -- this was when Halliburton and KBR were part of the same company. They've divested themselves of each other since. But she went as a contractor to Iraq and the first or second day, I mean, it was right after she got into the green zone, she was brutally raped. First of all, she was drugged.

GLENN: Yeah, she was drugged. And when she woke up, she had bruises all over her, she had been --

GRAY: She was bleeding.

GLENN: Yes, she was vaginally and anally raped and apparently by several men for an extended period of time.

GRAY: Yeah. So she actually, she went to the doctor and got a rape kit done and right after coming out of that, they apprehended her and put her in a shipping container with a bed and had 24-hour watch on her and would not let her leave, would not let her make a phone call back to the States. So finally one of the guys that was guarding her, one of the employees loaned her his cell phone and she called her dad back home in Houston and, you know, she said, Dad, I've been raped; I don't know what to do; I'm in a container, they are holding me here, I'm not able to leave, I'm a prisoner. He immediately, of course, went nuts as any dad would and contacted his congressman who happens to be Ted Poe.

GLENN: Great guy, one of the -- yeah, I've got to tell you Ted Poe is one of the best guys in congress. You want justice, you can go to Ted Poe. You want to know a straight -- you want to know the straight story, you go to Ted Poe. I like Ted.

GRAY: We were kind of marveling. Any story that is really relevant and critically important to the United States right now, Ted Poe is kind of on the leading edge on and he's there on this one. And so we had him on our show today and we asked him about whether or not, you know, I mean, are the facts, do they seem to be real? Does her story pan out.

GLENN: Yeah, the only thing that concerns me, and I'm -- you know, I don't want to judge her because it seems like everybody involved backs her up. But the only thing that concerns me is she did sell the rights to her story to a movie company.

GRAY: She did. She sold the screenplay, but that wasn't until I think September of this year, August or September or something. And so she had waited. I mean, what we thought, I knew the story happened a long time ago because Halliburton and KBR haven't been together. They divested. They divested a while ago. It's been six, eight months. So I knew it was quite a while ago. So I asked Ted Poe about it and he said, oh, yeah, this happened two and a half years ago. And we were shocked that in two and a half years, there's been no arrest, there's been no investigation apparently.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. No investigation, no investigation?

GRAY: He went to the State Department, he went to -- and since they couldn't get anything done with the State Department, they went to the Justice Department and nobody's done anything. If they have, Ted Poe said they certainly haven't made him or her family aware of it. There's been seemingly apparently absolutely no movement on this case in two years. Now she has sold it off to the screenplay. That is kind of a red flag, I agree, but she waited two years. I mean, in fairness it was over two years before she told her story and before she went to the media.

GLENN: I have to tell you, Dan, let's get Ted Poe on tomorrow's broadcast and let's have him tell this at a whole story before I rush to judgment here. But this plays right in to me, at least, with Gonzales, with Johnny Sutton. I mean, I'm not saying that he was involved in this. I'm just saying it is that culture of corruption. There is, again -- and look what it comes down to. Big business. And cronies, friends. It's bad news. It is bad news. When you've got the United States government unwilling to look at something -- I mean, these were all Americans are right? The ones who raped her, were they Americans?

GRAY: We don't even know that. We don't know that part of the story, whether they were Iraqis or Americans. My suspicion is they were Americans, which is why this is being kind of covered up so strongly.

GLENN: I've got to tell you if they were -- well, I don't care who they were, but if they're Americans, they should be in jail for the rest of their lives.

GRAY: Absolutely.

GLENN: And anyone involved in the coverup, and I mean the President as well, in jail for the rest of their lives.

GRAY: Nobody wakes up in the morning thinking, I can't trust my government, I can't trust the Justice Department, I can't trust the State Department. Nobody wants to wake up in the morning with that thought in their head. So when you come to the realization that there's a real issue of trust there, there's a real problem, it's really hard to face. And that's why it's so important to have a guy like Ted Poe who's willing to go out there on a limb for us.

GLENN: She said, I woke the next morning in the barracks and I found my naked body battered and bruised. I was still groggy from whatever had been put in my drink. I was bleeding from my legs and my breasts were severely disfigured. I found out later my attackers tore my pectoral muscles due to the brutality of the attack. One of the men who raped me was brazen enough to be lying at the bottom of the bunk of my assigned bunk bed. After getting to the clinic and having a rape kit performed and pictures taken of my bruising, I was locked in a container with no food, no way to call my parents and I was placed under armed guard by Halliburton. I didn't have access to soap, toiletries, a toothbrush or any of my belongings. I was unable to leave, therefore I was imprisoned. After some time one of the guards allowed me to use his cell phone out of sympathy. I called my father back in Houston who quickly contacted Congressman Ted Poe who then initiated a congressional inquiry out of Baghdad. At this point I was still in a state of shock, severely traumatized and I was scared more my life. They said to her, "You'll never work again, you'll never come back to Baghdad, you'll never come back to work for Halliburton." Are you kidding me, you'll never come back to work for Halliburton? Wait a minute. Your employees that did this to me, I don't think I want to work for Halliburton. What kind of threat is that? That one kind of stuck out to me.

GRAY: The whole thing is mind boggling. To think that this could happen. I mean, I don't care if it's an American citizen or an Iraqi citizen. The problem is here, and we've talked about it before, there seems to be more justice for noncitizens than citizens of this country who are abiding by the law, who are doing good things, rebuilding a country or over there defending the country.

GLENN: We've lost the sense of right and wrong.

GRAY: Yes, absolutely.

GLENN: We've lost the sense of right and wrong. This is what Romney was talking about last week. I had a call on it. Said, you know, without a religious and moral country, you cannot have freedom without religion. You cannot have religion without freedom. This is part of it. When you have divorced yourself from God, when you become a country that says, no, God's not important to us, there is no absolutely right and wrong, God didn't send down rules that we can all understand, just the basic Ten Commandments, that we are going to be held responsible, that we have to serve our fellow man. When you divorced yourself from this -- and these aren't my words. These are the words of the founding fathers. You lose your way. There's no way to do it. There's no way to hold the center and, you know, you wonder why we're having shootings in Colorado. You wonder why we're having shootings in Omaha. You wonder why this kind of stuff is going on because no one has their core. No one has something bigger than them. It's all about business or power and that's going to be the end of us. 

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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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