Palin v. Glenn?



Going Rogue: An American Life


by Sarah Palin

GLENN: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. I can't believe I have to put her on. She's going to take my 5:00 time slot. I just know it. Okay, pretend I didn't say that. Sarah Palin, are you there?

SARAH PALIN: Hey, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Well, I'd be good if you weren't going to steal my 5:00 time slot.

SARAH PALIN: Oh, darn, the cat's out of the bag. You found out my ploy, yeah.

GLENN: Can you believe. You know, I sent you a message yesterday that this was on the front page of AOL yesterday that I was all upset that you were going to steal my 5:00 time slot. Well, first of all, are you?

SARAH PALIN: That wasn't in the plan.

GLENN: I knew it! Today it is, oh, that was of course that was ridiculous. Beck is going to steal the 8:00 time slot with Bill O'Reilly. Yes, now they

SARAH PALIN: We'll pull a Leno/O'Brien with all that stuff going on, yeah. No.

GLENN: You are back in Alaska?

SARAH PALIN: I am in Alaska this morning, yes.

GLENN: Have you seen a polar bear, tracked a polar bear, killed a wolf, anything like that in the last 24 hours?

SARAH PALIN: Haven't killed anything. Seen a few moose cross the road in front of me, though.

GLENN: Okay. I mean, I guess that counts, doesn't that? That counts. Sarah, I wanted to get you on the phone and I wanted to talk to you about a couple of things. First of all, what do you think of Scott Brown winning? What do you think the message was?

SARAH PALIN: I think the message was people in Massachusetts, really representing the rest of the nation, up in arms and anti-leftist sentiment that they expressed via that Massachusetts vote. It's very, very good. I think Michelle Malkin hit the nail on the head, though, in writing recently that nobody better become complacent and cocky about this victory of Brown's because Obama I think is going to be more geared up than ever to ram some things down our throat because I believe that the left now understands that they could have some limited time to usher in their agenda. So we need to be very wary, very aware of the lip service that we're going to receive from the White House and be ever vigilant in keeping track of what they're doing and holding them accountable.

GLENN: Have you had a chance to watch the show the last couple of days?

SARAH PALIN: I sure have.

GLENN: Okay.

SARAH PALIN: Pretty amazing.

GLENN: Yesterday the opening 20 minutes, I mean, I think I make a pretty good compelling case but I'm getting all kinds of heat for it that I think the president is in danger from the left because the left is the only one with the real history of violence. And I think this guy, I think he's trapped. I don't think he can go moderate because he has surrounded himself with extraordinarily dangerous people that actually do believe that power comes from the barrel of a gun. And if they they believe he is going to usher in the, you know, the Venezuelan Democratic revolution here in America. And if he is seen as not doing that, I think he's in big, big trouble from the left.

SARAH PALIN: Well, I think he did put himself in a box. And I think you are right, that moderation will be absent from his administration because he does have selected around him those so far out on that leftist fringe as to be out of touch with what Americans expect from their government. So putting himself in that box, he is not going to be able, I believe he's moved towards more of that center. Otherwise he moves his entire base. He, of course, doesn't have the independent and rightist base right now. He's going to lose a leftist, too. I think you hit the nail on head there.

GLENN: Hang on. Sarah, I want to introduce you to my best friend Pat Gray who is also on the show, and he's got audio from Barack Obama last night.

PAT: Sarah, last night the president said that it was the fact that he had lost direct contact with the American people that was the problem. They didn't see him enough last night. Here's part of what he said.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And, you know, if there's one, one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of, you know, speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are. And I think that, you know, the thing I'm seeing is remoteness and attachment and I think that I can do a better job at that and partly because I believe that.

GLENN: We need the Obama channel.

PAT: I mean, there is one. Do you believe there's any other place, venue, media where he could possibly show up any more than he already has?

SARAH PALIN: I think we're kind of saturated with that communication from the White House. So his thinking on this is, okay, no policy shift, no changes there in what he's doing to America but instead they will communicate more to us more about what it is that they are doing. That's not the answer. Go back again to the Scott Brown race. Coakley was the epitome of an Obama candidate, quite arrogant, quite disconnected from the electorate in a very, very blue state and yet Massachusetts said, no, we want transparency, accountability, we want a true representative form of government. And we see this in this candidate, Scott Brown, we're going to elect him. For Obama to be in denial of what took place two days ago is very baffling, it's confusing to a lot of Americans who were saying, wait a minute, you are smarter than this Obama, surely he sees what truly is going on.

GLENN: Sarah, when you were you became governor, I mean, one of the things I have really admired in you and I think that nobody pays attention to this, and they should because it is the secret to you. When you first went in, they tried to buy you off. You know, they tried to put you on councils and cozy up to you and get you into the system, and you ratted out your own party and said, excuse me? This is corrupt, this is what's going on, and you changed the system and broke the back of the big oil graft that was going up in Alaska. Do I have that story right?

SARAH PALIN: Yeah, I did have to part ways with my party leadership. I've been doing that, though, ever since I was a city council member in Wasilla in 1992 that all began. So, yeah, I've never been kind of part of that team, if you will.

GLENN: So there's two questions. One is can an individual you've now seen, you know, Alaska and you've done it, you know, pretty much by yourself in Alaska, or at least you were the leader of it there. But Alaska's a lot different than the United States government, and this is just a nightmare cesspool down here in Washington. Can one person break the back or do you need a coalition of politicians? And B, you are known for bucking the system, but one of the biggest progressives out there is John McCain. And you are still supporting him and you are campaigning for him. I don't understand it.

SARAH PALIN: I am. I'm supporting him. I keep my word. John McCain is on fire to kill Obama's government takeover of healthcare and that's what I want to see. And his commitment and his leadership on national security to win the war on terror, that's what we need. And I'm going to support him. And he is a statesman, and I don't hesitate at all to say, no, we do need his leadership, especially on those two fronts: Government takeover of healthcare, he wants to kill it; national security, he gets it. He understands how to win.

GLENN: He is for I mean, he's a progressive. He will I mean, he is the kind of guy that he wants to kill this healthcare, but he'll come up with another, you know, Romney like healthcare program that is involving the government. I mean, he was for, you know, a lot of the things that Barack Obama is for.

SARAH PALIN: I dare say a whole lot of politicians in D.C. are starting to see the light. And I'm not saying that John McCain ever was in the dark, but I think these messages sent via Virginia, New Jersey, Scott Brown's race in Massachusetts, politicians in D.C., in the GOP and those independents are saying, okay, we're not alone in this anyway, look at this rising up of the Tea Party movement, of activists saying, no, this anti-leftist agenda is what we're going to be standing for it. We want a shrinkage of government, not a growth of government. We want less intrusion in our lives from our government. McCain and others are I believe jumping on board, being more adamant than ever about that type of an agenda.

GLENN: And can one, can one person go in, can a president go in without the party? Because I just don't trust the Republicans. I'm not going to trust anybody. You know, I'm going to I'll vote the best I can but I'm going to watch you like a hawk every step of the way once, you know, Scott Brown, great, great. Now, what are you doing today? And if he goes awry, I pull my support. I mean, I'll support you while I can until you decide to, you know, become part of the system and you are assimilated into the Borg. Can we

SARAH PALIN: Yeah, don't put your faith in a politician, no. A politician is going to disappoint you. They will make decisions that you can't agree with. And too often then that leads to that disenchantment, disenfranchisement from that politician and from their agenda. No, it takes more than one person, and I appreciate that Scott Brown seems to be absent of a political machine around him. I want him to stay pure. I don't want him to be caught up in

GLENN: Can they? Can they?

SARAH PALIN: He has to. We beg him to. Stay pure, stay committed and convicted on those things that got you to where you are today.

GLENN: Because honestly, Sarah, that's the thing that scares me about you is you've been independent. But the more you are I mean, I like you when you're in Alaska because you are away from all of those dirtbags. And the more you get involved with, and I just wonder because I don't know if I could. You know, you lose your soul. We've talked about this before. You know, can you and can people like Scott Brown stay out of the system because they're constantly asking you, no, no, no, you've got to, you've got to cut the corner on this one. And I know it's just this one, but this one's important. And before you know it, you've compromised yourself into oblivion.

SARAH PALIN: If you want to be able to sleep well at night and if you are in an elected office, you stay committed to what it is that got you to where you are. That's what I thought about that every day, Glenn. It would be, because a friend had told me this years ago. He said in politics you are either eating well or sleeping well. I decided I wanted to sleep well and that's why I've made a lot of the decisions that I have that, yeah, really booted me outside of any kind of machine or any kind of I guess comfort and security that you would have knowing that a political machine has your back and they'll come bail you out and they will come defend you and they will get on the air and they'll tell you, oh, what a great decision. I haven't had that luxury at all. But I sleep well at night because I know that I'm doing what is in my heart, my soul, my gut. I believe that I am connected to a whole lot of Americans who think the way that I think, common sense, conservative ideals and principles. I'm sleeping well and I want Scott Brown and other politicians to be in that same position.

GLENN: Last question. You know, what was it, two weeks ago when we met, you met my son Raphe. He was very interested, you know, when we were leaving. I talked about, you know, that you used to be the governor of Alaska, and he didn't really care. And then we started talking about Alaska and he really didn't care. And then I said, you know, that's up by the North Pole, and he wanted to know, he wanted to know if you were the governor of the North Pole and you had ever met Santa.

SARAH PALIN: I have met Santa, yes.

GLENN: Yes, you have.

SARAH PALIN: I have met Santa and you tell him, yes, that I was the governor of the North Pole and I

GLENN: And because you're

SARAH PALIN: I'm in a position where I can keep a good eye on Raphe and make sure that all is well in your household.

GLENN: All right, good. And I just want to make sure. Because I told him yes, you were, and it was because you were a conservative that you made sure that Santa paid no taxes so the toys remain free. All right. Thanks a lot.

SARAH PALIN: And I'm sure he rolled his eyes.

GLENN: Yeah, he lost interest right away. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it, Sarah, we'll talk to you again.

SARAH PALIN: Talk to you, too, bye.

GLENN: Sarah Palin who, she's going to take my 5:00 slot. And I hate her for it!

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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