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GLENN: The only thing that I have -- well, I will tell you the Time-Warner Center's a little obnoxious. I have walked into the Time-Warner Center and went, what is this? This is where CNN and, you know, Time magazine and all, you know, everything that Time-Warner does, all in the Time-Warner Center, and in our lobby is a giant, I think it's supposed to resemble a tree.

STU: Is it? I -- well...

GLENN: It is kind of in the shape -- it's a little more pointed at the top than it is at the bottom but it's all made out of snowflakes and then it changes color from purple to pink to red to...

STU: What's wrong with some pink snowflakes? What says Christmas more than fuchsia snowflakes?

GLENN: I know it screams Christmas to me. My gosh, it's Christmas. I feel it every time I walk in. And then they have -- are the wreaths fuchsia as well or kind of a purplish?

STU: I don't even notice these thing anymore.

GLENN: I can't take it.

STU: I know in the mall area at the Time-Warner Center they have a giant light display with I guess again what I would picture as snow flaky type displays.

GLENN: Starrish.

STU: Starrish.

GLENN: But not too much like a star.

STU: Not too much a star Bethlehem.

GLENN: It's a star like you're a star, yeah.

STU: Definitely just a scientific star. It's not a --

GLENN: They are not exactly Christmas ornaments.

STU: No, no, no.

GLENN: But they kind of resemble Christmas ornaments.

STU: But then they're lit in fuchsia.

GLENN: They are.

STU: They are. They literally are.

GLENN: I don't know when pink and purple and fuchsia became the Christmas colors or even a holiday color. What holiday is pink, purple and fuchsia?

STU: Pretty exciting.

GLENN: It's a good one. It is a good one. So, you know, I'm never offended by somebody saying happy holidays unless they are intentionally trying to not offend. I can't take it anymore. Stop with the not -- you're going to be offended!

STU: Well, no, you're not. That's the point. You are not going -- no one is offended by these things.

GLENN: No, wait, wait, wait, wait. In life you are going to be offended.

STU: True.

GLENN: In life somebody is going to say something to you that is going to offend you.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Get over it.

STU: But, you know, I don't necessarily need my companies that are selling me toilet paper to stay stands. They can if they wish, certainly free to do that. But I don't need them to take stands.

GLENN: I was on -- did I tell you this? I was on a flight. Where was I coming back from, the West Coast some place and I'm on a flight and I don't want to get this wrong. Was it Delta? I think it was Delta. Maybe. I better not say because I don't know for sure.

STU: You just said.

GLENN: Well, I take it back.

STU: It wasn't Delta?

GLENN: Stations, edit that out. Crap, we're live. One of the airlines that I was flying did a promotion for breast cancer. Now, the breast cancer thing, you know, you have to be a moron to be pissed off by, you know, raising money for breast cancer.

STU: Very few people against breast cancer issues.

GLENN: Yes, and I'm not one of them. I'm for breast cancer research. But it's irritating to me because more people die of -- what's the cancer you get in the butt?

STU: You just -- what did you just do to signify that?

GLENN: I pointed.

STU: He's trying to say prostate cancer.

GLENN: Prostate cancer.

STU: But he, I believe pointed and I don't really know what you're doing.

GLENN: I just know it as butt cancer. So more people die in --

STU: I don't think that's true. I'm going to go with no for the block.

GLENN: Do you want to look it up?

STU: I will look it up. I believe it's true.

GLENN: I believe it's a bigger problem than breast cancer.

STU: Well, we're going to look that up right now.

GLENN: Google butt cancer.

STU: I don't think I want to go to the site that pops up.

GLENN: That really would be quite -- you've got to Google butt cancer just to see what comes up.

STU: No, no.


STU: All right.

GLENN: No, don't --

STU: I mean, now I've got to know. The first one is -- I can't -- the first one is just a question from a health organization and it says, lump on my butt cancer, question mark?

GLENN: Lump on my butt cancer?

STU: That's a really bad disease.

GLENN: That's a really bad disease. My disease has a disease. I'm really worried about this tumor, Doctor. It seems to have lumps growing on it. How long does it take you?

STU: Look at the society that we have right now. It's a society that --

GLENN: Yeah, I want my fries now! What do you mean fries are up in a minute?

STU: You're going to have to give me a second on this.

GLENN: So anyway, I'm on the plane and they start in on breast cancer and they say, you know, if you buy a certain drink, you know, the proceeds go for breast cancer, and originally I thought, that's kind of cool. And then they made the announcement a second time and I'm like, okay, you know, what am I flying activist airlines now? Like, I get it. Then the third time really became the unfriendly skies for me because they started lecturing us on how we hadn't given enough and they said, you know, we've really not sold a lot of these, and I don't remember what it was. I don't remember what it was. I was going to say it was like chocolate milk but that would probably be bad to sell for breast cancer. So it wasn't definitely milk but it was something that I didn't want to drink, and I don't remember what it was but I thought, well, I don't want that and, you know, and the stewardess said, we do this all the time now because our airline cares about breast cancer and we have really not raised very much money this flight and we know you guys care about breast cancer, blah, blah, blah, and I wanted to say, I care about you pulling into the terminal on time and delivering my luggage all intact. I care about breast cancer as well but that's not really your primary job and please don't lecture me on giving until it hurts. For the love of Pete. Because all I kept thinking is, they don't really care. Do you really think this giant corporate monolith cares? They don't care. Now, maybe some of the individuals do, but as a corporation they care? They're doing it for good PR. They want to be the airline that cares. Am I being too harsh? Notice nobody's -- wow, nobody wants to go on record with me, huh? I'm standing all alone.


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.

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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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O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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