Glenn Beck: It's us vs. them

GLENN: Did you hear Bill Maher's rant this weekend? Bill Maher got on and was saying, you know, Barack Obama, I still love him but I mean, what's the difference between him and George W. Bush? I'll tell you what the difference is and it's a huge difference: Speed. Not direction. Speed. We're going in the same direction. There wasn't a course change. There was a velocity change. That's it. Now, you can go around the edges and say, well, no, but he's doing this and he's doing that. Well, okay, there's some window dressing and there's some things that we're, you know, for instance waterboarding, that's a pretty big issue. But generally speaking we were going in that direction. We're still having that debate. It's just, you know, one's on one side, one's on the other. But it could go back the other way. You know that and I know that.

It's not real change. It's window dressing. It's not a real change. Now, understand what I'm saying, that they are not the same people and there are differences, et cetera, et cetera. But we're fighting over the scraps of freedom. George Bush was the one who started the bailouts! He was the one who said I mean, if George Bush were in office, I bet you the only difference would be the size of the stimulus package. Instead of 787, it would have been maybe 400. But remember he's the one who gave us the first $700 billion bailout in TARP. So it's not that different. Yeah, and the stimulus package before that. We're tearing each other apart, over what? We're yelling and screaming at each other that you're un American, you're this, you're that! Over what? It's a game that's being played.

You know, I'm getting a lot of heat from the mainstream media because they think that I'm speaking code language to you every day when I say it's us versus them, and I don't know when I've ever said it's us versus them. But let me explain it to the mainstream media: It's us versus them, them being the weasels in Washington that want to control things. Left, right, middle, doesn't matter. That think they know better than the average citizen. Those who want to take and gather power from themselves, for themselves.

You know there was this very telling piece of research that was done, who was it by, Rasmussen?

GLENN: It's a study from Rasmussen that talks about the people. There is, I think it's 7 or 12% of the American people that when they were surveyed, they said they trust government more than the average citizen, that they believe government and corporations have our best interests at heart, that they think that government and corporations, when they are put together, is a good thing. There's, I think it was, I can't remember. It's between 7 and 12%. Well, I contend that that 7% is the media and those in Washington. It's those people. That's them. Them, that 7% or 12%. And most of them are the ones that control the opinions on television and radio and everything else, that believe that they know better. That's a Mullah. That's the supreme council, that they will make they will just cut it down for you and they will say, "These shoes or these shoes." "I don't want to wear shoes." "No, no, that's not a choice." That's not freedom. That's Iran. That's not the system that we had here. That's the progressive system that has been created for us. That's the illusion that we're living under. It's the illusion and it's easy to see when it's in somebody else's country. That's the illusion that they are living under. It's just a more extreme version of it. But it's really not that different. And I've been watching it all weekend asking, is anyone going to say, "Who cares about the free and fair elections." The Mullahs win. The people don't win. The people think they are winning. Just like my 3 year old thought she picked her favorite shoes yesterday. No, she didn't. They weren't the ones she wanted to wear. She wanted to wear swim shoes.

STU: Even you mean the flippers?

GLENN: No, she actually, it was the actual swim shoe.

STU: Because even entertaining, like for example they were talking about coming out and saying, "Well, we're going to probe into these elections." Even entertaining the fact that they are doing that is giving it credence. It's like there's no even if they did it, it still would mean nothing. And no one's saying that.

GLENN: If they still, if they "Well, we're going to look into it." It's the corruption of their own system. And the people who are you know what that is? That's Barney Frank: "There's got to be some oversight." Who is overseeing the overseers?

Have you seen the story I'm shocked. No one is on this story yet. President Obama fired an inspector general on Thursday night. Now, inspector generals, their job is to be independent. Their job is to be the watchdog. Well, he fired him on Thursday night, said, I want your resignation or you're terminated. Well, the problem with that is is that violates the law. There's this law, and the president probably didn't know, but there is this new law that was passed and it was, you can't fire inspector generals without giving them 30 days notice and you also have to alert congress and tell them why and detail all the details on why you are firing them. Well, I shouldn't I was going to say the president shouldn't know about it. Well, the president shouldn't, but Senator Obama should know because it was Senator Obama's bill that passed that law. So he violated his own law.

Now, why would he fire this inspector general of AmeriCorps? He fires the inspector general of AmeriCorps, speculation is because this inspector general is looking into fraud, possibly perpetrated by one of Obama's good friends.

STU: This is Kevin

GLENN: Yeah, do you know this story?

STU: Yeah, this is odd this is the former basketball player Kevin Johnson in Sacramento. Yeah, and there's a lot of people charging that that's exactly what it's about.

GLENN: Yeah, it's cronyism. It's friends. Is anybody in the media besides us going to report this? Now, so he's violated his own law, he's doing it because it's a friend, good speculation that he's doing it because it's a friend. We know, we're pretty sure it's because of this case because this inspector general has kicked up a lot of dust because he's gone after this guy. And he's also going after one of the prosecutors in Sacramento because he says there's something funny going on there. This is a guy who's taken your tax dollars through AmeriCorps and spent them on things like him getting his car washed, I mean just ridiculous. And so they are saying, you know, the inspector general looked into it, wants to know what's going on with your tax dollars. That's what he does. So not only does he break the law, he broke the law for his own friend. At the same time there's something inside of the stimulus bill that nobody caught including us, nobody caught. It was put in at the last minute and now no one will answer on who put it in. But there's this new board called RAT. Why are you looking at me that way, Stu?

STU: Is it really called RAT?

GLENN: It is called RAT.

STU: Are you sure it's called RAT?

GLENN: I'm sure it's called RAT.

STU: It's your

GLENN: No, it's the RAT board. I'm sure they called it something else.

STU: I'm sure they

GLENN: No, it is. The words I can't remember what it is now. I'm looking here. Do you have it? Yeah, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency board. RAT. I swear to you.

STU: I believe you.

GLENN: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency board, RAT. So what this does is give the RAT board the authority to ask an inspector general to conduct or refrain from conducting an auditor investigation. So when Senator Obama wanted an inspector general when he was a senator, he said, totally independent, they can't answer to anybody, they cannot be called on the carpet by congress or the president. They must be independent. Now he's violated his own law and it appears that the RAT board, what a surprise, was put in by the White House, but no one will vouch for it yet. The RAT board can tell these inspector generals, "Yeah, you're going to stop looking there."

STU: What's the point of having inspector generals if you have the RAT board above them? Essentially

GLENN: What is the let me go back. What is the point of having an election when the Mullahs have already chosen?

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: It's to make you feel like you have some freedom and some power. What's going on in Washington, man, is not good.

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.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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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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