Stu's favorite science story

GLENN: I have to tell you this is one of Stu's favorite stories today in science. This is your favorite science story, Stu?

STU: It is. I love this story.

GLENN: Do you remember cold Fusion? 20 years ago two scientists held a press conference to show the world that they have discovered a nuclear reaction that they could produce in a tabletop experiment. Remember? What does this mean? Nothing much except eventually getting unlimited, safe, close to free energy done with electricity, palladium, one of my favorite alladiums, and seawater. Basically when you put a certain amount of electricity in, it actually generates excess heat meaning it's producing more energy than you are putting in. Huge scientific discovery, was on the cover of magazines and newspapers everywhere. Aren't these guys from Utah or something in yeah, I remember this. Unfortunately the two scientists who discovered it were quickly discovered to be total and complete frauds. The other scientist couldn't replicate their experiments. The media, the scientific community turned on them because of their incredibly irresponsible actions, their work was called fraudulent, sloppy, unethical, unreproducible and inaccurate. The two scientists, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons were two of the most credible in the world before the incident. They later move d to France in obscurity, while sticking to their guns the entire time. Do you believe these idiots? The scientific consensus said the idea of cold Fusion was impossible, yet these two morons, they said they did it once. They wouldn't give up. They are not real scientists. Oh, yeah, by the way, in completely unrelated news 60 Minutes reported this weekend that scientists from around the world are now producing excess heat in tabletop experiments including electricity, seawater and palladium. Again, my favorite alladium. Eventually scientists believe that they could produce unlimited, safe, close to free energy. Wow. What a concept. 60 minutes had the head of the television of American physical society recommend an independent world renowned scientist to go to Israel and hand check every aspect of one of the experiments. Before he went, he didn't believe that cold Fusion was possible. Now he does. In fact, he believes the results of the new experiments are accurate. Oh, yeah, he's not the only one. 60 Minutes obtained an internal memo from DARPA. These are the biggest thinkers in the world that were for the Pentagon. Their memo says, "There is no doubt that excess heat is produced in these experiments." I am so glad that the scientific experts enforce their scientific consensus 20 years ago, aren't you? I mean, maybe if they weren't deny grating and making fun of the scientists back then, they could have tried to learn and improve on the process. We would have, you know, we would have had cheap unlimited carbon free energy today and we wouldn't have to worry about spending trillions of dollars on global warming. See, the silly logic is about as crazy as saying cold fusion is possible.

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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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