Glenn Beck: Environmentalists beef on beef


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: When the government finally gets around to coming after me and I'm put on death row, my last meal, I promise you, will have meat in it. Oh, I love meat, whether it's a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald's or those new Burger Shots from Burger King. It's like meat popcorn. I mean, there's nothing better, so yummy. I love steaks, too. Have you ever had an Allen Brothers steak? Mmm. I eat so much bacon that I think I'm actually about 27% bacon. I think that is my makeup. I have a little bit of muscle, some blood and about 27% bacon. Meat's great, love it. And just look at the people who don't eat it. You know, those people. You know you're on the right side of the issue just by looking at them, like Stu, no meat. Know what I'm saying? I'm just trying to remind you how great meat is because restrictions on meat are coming. And, you know, call me crazy. I am the guy that a year ago said we're going to nationalize, we'll nationalize our financial industry and then we'll nationalize our transportation industry and, of course, our, you know, our manufacturing. We'll nationalize all that, and it was crazy. That didn't happen, socialism. Barry M. Popkin can't believe we're listening to a guy named Barry M. Popkin, he's a professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina. He writes in the archives of internal medicine that meat is linked not just to heart disease and other health issues but also with worldwide consumption of energy and water resources. Oh, and global warming. Mr. Barry M. Popkin says that water use is two to five times greater worldwide for animal source food than for basic crops like grains and legumes. I could just have a big heaping helping of legumes. Mr. Barry M. Popkin says that livestock production accounts for 55% of the erosion process in the United States. Wow. It sucks. But have you had those I mean, it's like meat popcorn. It's fantastic.

I was driving completely unrelated driving down the highway just, what, last Sunday and Raphe was sitting in the back seat and he was in his car seat and he was kind of sleepy and I said, Raphe, Raphe, look, look, look outside, look at all the turkeys. And there were all these wild turkeys that were all across the road and everything. We had to stop and look at them. And he just kind of opened his eyes a little bit and just really sleepy, he said, "Dad, we should get a gun and shoot one and eat it," and then he fell asleep. Oh, kids. Anyway, he says that livestock production accounts for 55% of the erosion process in the United States. So the environmentalists think that global warming is going to kill us all and as a result they're forcing cap and trade down our throat so we can have higher prices at the gas pump. And now they're saying that meat and livestock are one of the main causes of global warming, the thing that's going to kill us all. Hmmm. I wonder what the government might do next. Boy, you better stop by McDonald's while you still can. Oh, I know, I'm crazy. These things will never happen. They'll never do that. It's weird because I think that I said about three years ago, look out, the next thing that's going to happen is they're going to come after your meat. It's just, look. The reporter on this article really gives the other side on this issue and he gives it real credibility. I mean, I just, I want you to listen how they wrote the opposing view into the story. Quote: Not surprisingly the Center For Consumer Freedom which describes itself as a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies and consumers issued a press release this week disputing Mr. Barry M. Popkin's editorial. Oh, I see. So it's one of those evil coalitions of those bastards who make food and those even greedier bastards who eat all the food! I hate those people! Kill them! Anyway, Mr. Barry M. Popkin responded to the dispute by saying, "This is what the food industry always does. It's just like the tobacco industry. They obfuscate without ever looking at any of the facts. They just, they don't pay attention to the facts." Oh, that damn big food industry, I hate they are just like the tobacco industry, constantly trying to get people to eat food, eat food, eat food, eat food, three times a day, eat food. Oh, what hate mongers. Thankfully the government is here to tell you that you, you know, you don't have to eat a lot of the things that you like. You know, you can eat other things and, you know, if you don't eat those other things, well, there's going to be trouble. I mean, look, there's other things you can do. I mean, otherwise you'd just be going, you know, about your life not knowing that you're being assaulted by big food, and that's a problem that the government's here to solve for you.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

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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