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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

by Glenn Beck

PAT: They're conducting this vote tomorrow night 8:00 or 10:00 or whenever they get around to it on a Saturday night. Is it on C‑Span? Are they broadcasting it? Is it out in the light of day? Have they even ‑‑ and as you know, 2,074 pages, nobody none of these guys, or women, have read this bill. But we've heard that's not important anymore, either.

CONYERS: I love these members that get up and say read the bill. What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.

PAT: That's one of the most incomprehensible things. I mean, I understand what he's saying. I just can't believe he would say it. And I can't believe how stupid you have to be. He knows what he's doing. He is a lawyer himself, John Conyers. "Read the bill." It's so ridiculous to ask them to read a 1,000 page bill. How ridiculous is it to ask them to read a 2,074 page bill? It's just not going to happen. They have no idea. They have no idea what's in this thing.

And the way in which they are trying to secure votes apparently, there's a good article today says, what does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for healthcare reform? Here's a case study. On Page 432 of the read bill, there's a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for, quote, certain states recovering from a major disaster, unquote. This section spends two pages defining which states would qualify saying, among other things, that it would be states that during the preceding seven fiscal years have been declared a major disaster area. Now, there is exactly one indicate that fits that description, and it's Louisiana, surprising ‑‑ surprisingly enough it is Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu who has been playing hard to get on the healthcare bill, and she's undecided on it. So this bill calls for $100 million to her state. They're trying to buy her off. They're trying to ‑‑ with this bizarre, "No, we're just doing ‑‑ no, no, this is for any state that during the preceding seven fiscal years has been declared a major disaster area. That could be any state. If Idaho had that happen, they would get the $100 million as well. " There's one state that fits it. This is an effort to buy off Mary Landrieu. Harry Reid who drafted it can't pass it without the support of Senator Mary Landrieu.

Now, in radio this is called ‑‑ this kind of thing is called payola, and it's illegal. "Hey, if you could, if you could just see your way clear to start playing our new Britney Spears record, why, we could maybe see to it that you and your wife get a trip to Hawaii, hmmm? We'll maybe even throw in a trip for an on‑air contest that you could give away a trip to Hawaii, too. How about it? No? Hmmm. How about $50,000?" It's illegal in radio. Why is this legal in the halls of congress where they're setting the course for our future? It's just, it's incomprehensible to me. So again we have to stand on this and we have to stand on it pretty hard. This is a critical juncture. We've been talking about this for months now. You know how important it is. You know that this sets the stage for the destruction of the U.S. economy. One sixth of the economy will be, will then be under the U.S. Government control.

They're trying to tell you that this is only about healthcare and taking care of people who are dying every day. Oh, they're just, they're dropping dead every day because they don't have healthcare. Dropping dead right now. And just be piled up on sidewalks of the streets of major cities and minor cities all over this country and I just, I'm sick about it. And these Republicans don't care about them. They see it, they see it every day, see people dropping dead from lack of healthcare every day, every minute. They don't do anything about it. We're just trying to fix that. Yeah, that's all they are trying to do. We all know better than that. We all know that we have the greatest healthcare system in the world. Are there problems with it? Yes. The preexisting condition thing that precludes people from ever obtaining health insurance at a reasonable rate or a rate they could ever afford is something we have to address. Fine; do that. Do that. Fix that! You don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. This doesn't, this doesn't make any sense, unless, unless you've got some other motive here and that's to fundamentally transform America.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil


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."

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

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