Glenn Beck: Constitution a 'niche'?


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GLENN: This is from the Center For American Progress. The Center For American Progress has education cuts. We started the hour telling you about how the press is ‑‑ the press is just being, it's being gutted. I told you about the Internet today and free press and what's happening with free press and the Internet and how that is all about to change. We told you about the economic strife that is headed our way. I mean, look out, gang. You know, we showed you the mass graves here. There's something bad happening in the Middle East. There's just a lot of things that are going on, civil unrest that is beginning. Tonight on television I'm going to do two things. I want to show you the history of the Weimar Republic and specifically, specifically how it ties into what happened in Atlanta yesterday and with the Fed and what is to come. Learn from history, and you will see what is about to come our way.

The second half of the show is going after the Center of American progress and their new report on education. Now, we all know that education cuts have to be made but they don't need to be done at the federal level. They need to be done at the state level. Education needs to be controlled by the states, not the federal government. Abolish the Department of Education and let the states do it. And let the states negotiate their way out with these unions. Period. The Center For American Progress has another idea. They would like to start their cuts. They're not as broad as mine, of course. They would like to develop and cut the narrow low‑impact programs from the Department of Education. One of these low impact and narrow almost niche programs include academies for American history and civics. This is a program which provide workshops for teachers on American history. We should probably cut that. Then we the people needs to be cut. This is a program for the center for civic education to instruct students in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

PAT: Yeah, what do they need to know that for? That's old. That's an old document.

GLENN: And then there's this one. Excellence in economic education. This is a grant designed to promote economic and financial literacy among K to 12 students. So let's see if we have this right. They want to cut programs in American education, in Constitution, and financial literacy. That sounds good. That sounds like a good, good plan.

PAT: That's almost as good as the plans in Arizona. They had that ‑‑ there was a big uproar. Not only did they do the immigration law but at the same time almost the legislature, they passed a law that banned education classes in Arizona to promote the overthrow of the United States government, right? Remember that? Or, or promote resentment toward a race or class of people because they had these ethnic studies in Arizona that were really focused on race‑baiting, on America's the enemy, all of those kinds of things and people went crazy: How can you cut out their ethics studies? What kind of racism is that? Well, the law apparently doesn't prohibit these classes as long as they are open to all students and don't promote ethnic resentment or solidarity. But Arizona's superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne says the basic theme of the Mexican‑American studies program in Arizona is that Latino students were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of the middle and upper class whites. Among the goals listed for the Mexican‑American studies are... social justice, Latino critical race pedagogy, and they have pictures in the classroom showing the walls decorated with heroes like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Not a problem. Not a problem. So eliminating American history ‑‑

GLENN: I don't think there's a problem there.

PAT: ‑‑ eliminate Constitution and ‑‑

GLENN: Financial.

PAT: Financial, literacy.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And then bring in Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and tell everybody that the whites are the problem and they are racist.

GLENN: Okay. So America, ask yourself these ‑‑ ask yourself this question. With as corrupt as our government is right now, and it is wildly corrupt ‑‑ and this isn't a Republican thing ‑‑ or, I mean, a Democrat thing. Trent Lott. Last thing we need is a bunch of Jim DeMints around there. We need to coopt them. I mean, they are about power. That's all they are about, power. And the power in Washington must be reduced, must. Not reduced. The power in Washington must be restored to its original power. How are you going to do that? How are you going to do that? How are you going to solve the financial crisis when you have Cass Sunstein and a bill that once Obama ‑‑ let's just say Obama comes in and he abolishes ‑‑ or I mean, a Republican Democrat ‑‑ I mean, a Republican congressman and it's all Republican utopia. Do you really think they are going to reverse the financial reform package? No. They will use it to their advantage. And it will continue to grow. So how are you going to, how are you going to change that? How are you going to change ethics in Washington? How are you going to change the banking problem and the ethics in banking and the ethics in business? How are you going to repair with cries of racism? And it happened with George Bush and it's happening with Barack Obama. How are you going to repair the illegal immigration problem? How are you going to repair the healthcare problem that we have? We all admit that our healthcare system is broken. It's broken. Now, how are you going to repair that? With the situation that we have with politics? How are you going to fight and keep your children when you are so busy fighting on all other fronts, when you have this nonsense being taught in schools? How are you going to fight the battle that is in your church now with social justice and collective salvation? Most people in churches aren't even aware of it now. They are not even aware of it. There are some preachers that don't even know.

I talk to some people that watch these trends. They said last election people that should know had no idea what was happening in their churches. How are you going to do that? It's the same question that people asked in the 1760s. How would you possibly separate from Britain? You can't. You can't. You can't defeat them. You can't win against them. They hold all the cards. You can't do it. The awakening that led people to understand that they have direct access to inspiration and the power of God, direct access. Not through anybody, not through any church. Direct access. And if the people restore themselves, this is 1760, 1740s they are saying this. If the American people would restore themselves to God, it will all work out. On 8/27, make sure you find out all the information at GlennBeck.com. 8/27, divine destiny at the Kennedy Center for the performing arts. It is a night of God. It is a night of how religion plays a role in the governance of this country. It's a separation of church and state. Religion and God plays a role in the individual life and then you don't need very much government because we self‑govern. We will take the words of the preachers of the 1740s to 1770 and show you what lines from sermons were taken out and used as foundation of this country and then we have members from, there's a rabbi that's going to be speaking, there is an evangelical that's going to be speaking, there's members of many faiths that are going to take those words from those sermons and translate them into today's world. There will be things that have never happened before at the Kennedy Center, I understand. We're going to talk about, turn your life over to God. That's it. Let Him work it out. Let Him work it out. And there's a difference. I want to make sure you understand this. It doesn't mean you do nothing. God helps those who help themselves, but you have to ‑‑ how did you put that just a little while ago, Pat?

PAT: Pray as if everything depends on God.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Act as if everything depends on you.

GLENN: Act as if everything depends on you. That's the way it is. Tickets are going to be extraordinarily limited. Right now if you go to the Kennedy Center, it will be first come first serve. There are 2500 seats but a lot of those are going to be taken up by people that I don't want to announce because it will just drive people crazy and there's no reason to do that. You’ll find out who they are and I'll tell you on 8/27. This is kind of an appetizer for 8/28. And then buckle up, gang, because at the feet of the Lincoln Memorial at 10:00 two weeks from Saturday, miracles happen. Miracles happen. And not on the stage but with the number of people, whether it's 200,000 or 20,000. Miracles will happen in the crowd around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial. Join me there. 8/28.

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.

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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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