Glenn Beck: A Little Hope for Some Real Change




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I don't know about you, but I'm still geeked about the health care bill coming in at just under $900 billion!

Just a few weeks ago healthcare was going cost around $1.5 trillion, but the politicians just got out the scissors and went to work. Cut, cut, cut — like they always do. There's no need to stop and ask: "Umm, where did that money go?" Because you can trust politicians. There's no chance you might find out that a quarter trillion of it was just moved elsewhere to be a "separate contribution to the deficit."

Like I told you last night, the White House hopes their Enron-esque accounting practices are too complicated and boring for you to talk about. But maybe they aren't after all — because the $247 billion "doc fix" — which isn't a "doc fix," it's a $247 billion "doctor bribe" to get the doctors to shut their mouth — it was defeated in the Senate.

It's all a big political shell game. They don't care about the cost of this bill; they just want to pass it. They don't care that The United States is on the brink of losing its triple-A rating — that's not according to crazy Glenn Beck, that's according to Moody's this morning. They say it will happen in the next three to four years if we don't reduce the deficit.

They are risking our future and our children's future so the politicians can say "health care for all!" They'll cheer that "victory" even though 17 to 34 million people will still be left uninsured under the new plans. Oh and by the way, the majority of Americans — 51 percent — don't want it. Only 35 percent do. They don't care because you don't help them get elected.

It's time to ask: Will you continue to put up with the same old politicians who care so much about their seat and their power and their titles that they will sell you and your children out in order to do special favors for their cronies with your checkbook or is it time to think out of the box? And try something — oh, I don't know — different than Charlie Rangel or Barney Frank or Arlen Specter or Chris Dodd?

How can we expect anything to change if we keep the same old faces around?

*But Glenn! Barack Obama is too slick! You can't out candidate Barack Obama! Good family; likeable; smart; smooth; calm — what was it Joe Biden said? Clean.

Obama is such the ultimate candidate that he shut the Clinton political machine down and got out of Chicago as a reformer.

Let me give you a little, well, hope for some real change.

A CNN poll from Tuesday shows that for the first time, more people disagree with Obama on the issues that matter most to them: 51-48 percent.

Why does that matter?

I think it shows you still know what's real. No matter what this media is telling you, you look past the image. But the politicians still don't seem to get it. Lindsey Graham said the GOP needs to "reach out to different constituencies or face extinction." What's left? Bear cubs in decaying zoos? Who else are you going to reach out besides real people?

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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: We're not going to be the party of angry white guys. We're going to be a party of center-right politics.

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Yes, Sen. Graham, that's true. But the problem isn't us angry white guys, it's you Obama-lite guys. It's not even that, it's you corrupt politicians that have been there too long.

Let me ask you this: Is anyone drinking Diet Coke because it's their favorite-tasting soda? Come on! They drink it because they don't want to be a big fat fatty. The first time you tasted Diet Coke it was horrible, right? But, slowly, you become accustomed to it.

Well, I'm here to tell you that Coke is it — look for the real thing!

Sorry, Senator Graham. I know you want to expand the GOP and reach out, but who are you reaching to? People who believe, like you do, that amnesty is for all illegal aliens? People who want more Marxist social justice cap-and-trade programs? People who want wise Latinas that can make better judgments than old white guys in court?

Senator "I investigate sports more than health care" Specter? Tim "cap-and-trade" Pawlenty? John "my political idol is a giant progressive" McCain?

That's fantastic, but sounds like the Democrats.

Maybe it's because I'm a recovering alcoholic that I can say this, but I never understood the point of spritzers? If I'm going to drink alcohol, I want a buzz. And who can get you more buzzed than the party that just said: Medical dope for everybody!

Who does expanding the GOP into a bunch of progressives help, exactly, Lindsey? It certainly doesn't help small business owners like me. It doesn't help the working stiff who is getting bombarded with taxes and regulations. It certainly doesn't help the inner cities, believe me, I was just in Harlem today, and it isn't helping there either

There's only one group that big government helps and that's big government. That's it. So thanks for the invite, Lindsey, thanks for the gumball Mickey and thanks for the hope and change Barack — but I think I'll stick with the angry people over here.

See, America did want change and that's why their angry. Because the change they wanted was from the power-seeking politicians. America is tired of the game. The Lindsey Grahams of the world are so clueless, they'll be in for the shock of their lives when you bail on typical politicians. They have no idea what's coming — they don't get it.

I was driving the other day here in New York and I saw this building and said that's our next president.

See, glass skyscrapers are like our politicians: We can't see in, but they can see out. They are like Barack Obama: There is nothing out of place; it looks perfect.

And that will be our next election — these are your two candidates: one perfect and one that's a little flawed.

It doesn't matter anymore; we don't care about the imperfections. We want something we can see into.

What the media and the politicians fail to understand about us "angry" people is that we're not just angry about universal health care and bailouts and government takeovers and cap-and-trade and leaving the troops hanging in Iraq — those are all bad — but that's not really the problem.

See, it's not the car, it's the drivers. It's the ones that have taken this great system that our Founders created and have been driving us to Hell. Our Founders would be mortified. How is our debt increasing? How are we spending when we can afford it?

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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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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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."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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