Glenn Beck: Meltdown on MSNBC



Lawrence O'Donnell's meltdown

GLENN:. So, the left is just melting down. Here is Lawrence O'Donnell. Lawrence O'Donnell, is he a news man over at NBC or is he just a talking head?

STU: He's an actor. He was on, like, West Wing or something.

PAT: Really?

PAT: I think so. I think that's his background, his expertise.

STU: Lawrence O'Donnell was a --

GLENN: He was a news man?

STU: No. I think he played one on TV.

GLENN: You've got to be kidding me. Wow. No. He's a lead guy.

STU: Acting, played Lee Hatcher, the family attorney on Big Love. And also --

GLENN: What?

PAT: Oh, man.

STU: And also was a producer on -- he played President Bartlett's father.

PAT: He played -- no.

GLENN: What?

STU: He appeared in a role --

GLENN: No. You're --

PAT: He played Martin Sheen's father?

STU: It must have been obviously in a flashback.

GLENN: Is it the same guy? Is there a picture of him?

STU: Yeah. It's the guy. It's the guy.

PAT: That's weird. Well, he's --

GLENN: He had a meltdown. Listen to this meltdown on NBC.

SPEAKER: This program is why we did not have --

PAT: First of all, there's, like, a former Bush pundit on here.

GLENN: What are they talking about?

PAT: They're talking about the anti-terrorist methods of the Bush administration, as compared to the Obama administration.

GLENN: Which, by the way -- I love the fact that now the people in the Obama administration, their defense is: We did it exactly the way Bush did.

PAT: Exactly.

GLENN: We're doing exactly the same thing. Wasn't that the problem?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Wasn't that what the left was saying was, Bush he's insane. He can't do all these things. He's out of control. We're doing exactly what the Bush administration did. That is not a good defense for you.

PAT: So, this is on the morning show thing they do. So, the Bush pundit is speaking and then Lawrence comes in.

SPEAKER: -- after the attack.

SPEAKER: Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'DONNELL: Well, you're lying about the West Coast thing. That's been covered very clearly, but you as a former speech writer in the White House, you took an oath of office when you took that job that you might or might not remember. You actually published a book that says that the President of the United States on its entitle, the President is inviting the next attack. Isn't it true that the President you work for invited the first attack by having no idea --

SPEAKER: All right. All right.

SPEAKER: That's ridiculous.

O'DONNELL: You just admitted that when you were hit on 9-11, you said we didn't know who hit us.

SPEAKER: Lawrence, Lawrence --

O'DONNELL: You said We didn't know who hit us. You were told who was going to before we were hit on 9-11 and your administration invited the first attack --

SPEAKER: Lawrence, Lawrence --

O'DONNELL: -- for which you should --

GLENN: Lar --

SPEAKER: Listen. Here's the record. When the Obama administration first approach was working, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the bombing being of the U.S.S. Cole, the bombing of --

O'DONNELL: Talk about the President from the day he was sworn in until 9-11 --

SPEAKER: Hold on. Can I get a word in?

SPEAKER: Let's stop, let's stop.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Listen to Lawrence O'Donnell. They have tried to cut his microphone off because --

PAT: He's screaming in the background. Yeah.

GLENN: He's screaming in the background. You're only hearing him through ambient noise, room noise, from Joe Scarborough's microphone. I mean, as a guy who's done audio my whole life, I know what it sounds like. NBC tried to shut Lawrence O'Donnell's microphone off.

PAT: And he kept yelling from across the room.

GLENN: So, why is NBC now trying to silence the left? I mean, they are falling apart.

PAT: And it was so bad Scarborough had to actually pick you want his lapel and speak into his collar where the microphone was so that they would know --

GLENN: Listen for the -- listen for the room noise. It sounds like Lawrence O'Donnell is way off mike because he is. Listen.

SPEAKER: We're going to a break right now and I'm going to be interviewing Marc by myself. We'll be right back.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: So, he had to say -- from this discussion because he's out of control. You talk about -- you talk about hate and anger.

GLENN: I just wish they would stop with all this rage. I mean --

PAT: Geez. It's scaring me.

GLENN: I remember --

PAT: Have you seen this before?

GLENN: I've seen it before.

PAT: Where have you seen it?

GLENN: I don't know. Back in the Sixties or Seventies.

PAT: You mean the Democratic National Convention of 1968?

GLENN: Let me go back to -- play cut 650. Let me play one more cut from NBC news. This is how they're now describing -- this is how they're now describing the tea party movement.

SPEAKER: The tea party has a bit of an integrity problem, as everybody from birthers to open racists to out-right Nazis are actually on the team and no one involved, including its leadership, seems to mind that fact.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I'm glad he brings this up. What were they? Birthers.

PAT: Birthers.

GLENN: That was started by the Hillary Clinton people.

PAT: Open racists.

GLENN: Open racists like Jeremiah Wright.

PAT: And -- let's see. The actual Nazis.

STU: Actual Nazis.

GLENN: I don't believe we have found any actual Nazis, but we have found 9-11 truthers in Van Jones or communists, Maoists, Marxists. He sounded to me like he was describing Obama administration because he was, like, and nobody seems to care. Nobody in a reared leadership role seems to care. It sounds like the Obama administration.

PAT: And which is worse? I don't know. The tea party movement -- the executive office or the tea party movement?

GLENN: One of them we should be a little more careful. Do you know what I mean?

STU: And, of course, they immediately after this went into how when you were talking to someone who was supposedly in the tea party running in Texas and mentioned they were a truth err, you immediately said you would not vote for them. So, when you said -- when they said, so, no one in the leadership doesn't have any idea or doesn't seem to care, it does seem that when you found out about one, you did seem to care.

GLENN: They always try to make me, which I'm not, try to make me the leader of the Tea Parties or whatever, but that doesn't really work for you. Oh. And the birther thing, too. I've been exposing the birther thing, too. It's just amazing. So, please, don't even -- it's just amazing. Listen. If you're in the tea party movement, you have to be very, very careful because -- I warned you about this actually in Common Sense. There are enemies within and without in our country and there are two things that you need to worry about, extremists, most Americans are not extremists. So, just make sure you know, you know, in your little local group, who you're dealing with. Most people are not extremists. And most people don't -- the answers don't need to be extreme. They need to be found in the Constitution and, you know, I know a lot of people that are entrenched in power will find that extreme and that's where you're extremism needs to be. It's just extreme Constitutionalists. That's good. The rest of it, just be very careful and the other thing you need to look out for is the infiltration of politicians. The politicians are going to look at it and go, yeah, I just -- boy, I'm like you so much. I'm like you. No, you're not. You're a weasely politician. I haven't seen your come to Jesus moment yet, GOP. You got one? I would like to hear it. Otherwise, you're going to -- you're going to witness a rerun of 1934, because Obama knows something that you don't want to admit. Two thirds of the stimulus money's about to be spent right before the election. You better have a real platform.

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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