Glenn Beck: Inconvenient Segment - Who is the racist?

GLENN: But I found a story today that I want to share with you, new story about a couple that is doing some things that some would say is racist. You tell me, you tell me how you feel about this story. This is from the Associated Press. Dateline, Atlanta. Maggie and John Anderson of Chicago vowed four months ago that for one year they would try to patronize only Caucasian‑owned businesses. And remember, this is in Atlanta. The white empowerment experiment is the reason John had to suffer for hours with a stomach ache and Maggie no longer gets that brand‑name lather when she washes her hair. A grocery store trip now is a 14‑mile odyssey. We kind of enjoy the sacrifice because we get to make a point. So far the Andersons have spent hundreds of dollars with Caucasian‑owned businesses from grocery stores to dry cleaners. The couple has established a foundation to raise funds for Caucasian businesses and an annual Caucasian convention. We have the real power to do something, to use the money we spend every day to solve our problems and empower the white race, Maggie Anderson said recently at a meet‑and‑greet in Atlanta.

May I just stop here for a second? I know everybody's going to call me a racist for saying this, but if they want to shop at a white‑only store and it's their money, I don't have a problem with it. They can do whatever they want. So they are white people wanting to shop at a white store. A white‑owned store, a white‑run store, a store with all white people in it, that's fine. I think, you know, you're idiots. Why don't you look for value. You know, why don't you look for something. But they have the right to be that idiot. They are not racist. They have a right to do it. I have a right to disagree.

There are one million Caucasian businesses in the United States accounting for more than $100 billion in annual sales according to the national Caucasian Chamber of Commerce. The latest U.S. census numbers report that Caucasians have more than $800 billion in expendable income every year. One of the businesses highlighted ‑‑ I would think that number by higher ‑‑ by the white empowerment experiment is Brenda Brown's Atlanta Wine Boutique shop with a growing Caucasian clientele. She said the project can help overcome the problems many Caucasian consumers lament. Lewis Peeples, 45, lives in a Caucasian neighborhood in southwest Atlanta but didn't think to spend his money with Caucasian businesses only until a friend told him about the project. Quote: So often we make purchases and decisions and aren't even mindful that there's a need to support our own white businesses, said Peeples. Now I'm reaching out, making sure that I know I have an option when I look to make a purchase. Two months ago he committed to patronizing Caucasian‑only businesses and found a Caucasian dry cleaner just ten minutes from his home. Even when he was dissatisfied with his Caucasian doctor, he was able to find a new one.

Okay, this obviously is not, this obviously is not about a couple shopping in only Caucasian stores. This is a story from the AP in Atlanta about black couples that are only shopping in black stores. I'd like to file this one under "Imagine if this story were about a white person." You're a racist because you want tighter border security. I'm somehow or another a racist for wanting tighter border security on our northern and southern border. I'm somehow a racist for wanting tighter border security on the southern border, the northern border, and asking for our ports to be secured and asking for tighter security with our Coast Guard. That makes me a racist.

But here's a couple that the media can hold up and say, look, look what they're doing. Daddy had a tummy ache. Mommy had to drive a long, long, long, long, long way because they won't buy medicine from white people. And nowhere in the story from the AP do they have anyone saying, well, wait a minute. Do you think this story would have the same vibe to it if it were about daddy had a tummy ache but he wouldn't buy any kind of medicine from a black man? That person would be tarred and feathered. Now, this isn't about double standards in the media. We get the double standards in the media. We either believe in an integrated community, we either believe that there is no difference between people, or we don't. I suppose ‑‑ and again you have the right to do whatever you want. You have a right to shop at places where you think they reflect your values, but are our values dependent on our skin color? I mean, I don't care what the color of the skin, what the nationality is, what their creed is, what their religion is. I don't really care what it is. If they give me the best value and the best product and they treat people right.

We just made these posters that say this business is a 9/12 business, we believe in these values and these principles, that you could post them in your place of business. But I have to tell you, I guarantee you ‑‑ this is the first time I've told you that they were even available. I don't even know, are they available on the website? See if they're available yet. I can guarantee you, because I wrestled in my head: Should we make these available? Should we have these? I guarantee you they're going to be saying ‑‑ people are going to say that's code language, that's code language, that's for tea partiers. Are they? They are available? Where are they? Under what? The story? Do you know?

STU: I don't know. I will try to get that answer here. I'm just getting a yes from our person.

GLENN: So they are available, I'm sure in the studio store at GlennBeck.com.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: But there are things, there's one for your family, for your house and there's one for your business, you know, one that says our family believes in these nine principles and these twelve values. I think it's great for the kids. And then there's one for the business. Because I would use my money to frequent a store more often. If I went into a dry cleaner and there were two of them there and one of them said this is the value, these are the values and the principles that we have and we commit ourselves to those and live there, we do these things and this is how we believe our business and our lives will be more successful and our country will be more successful, I will go and I'll visit that business. And if they indeed are those people and they are offering me the best value, I will shop there. But that's about, dare I say it, content of character and not the color of the skin. But maybe that's just me and it's old‑fashioned, what is it, the politics of the past? I thought it was pretty universal, but what do I know. I'm no Martin Luther King. I'm just a thinker.

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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