Glenn Beck: Dowd -- Where's George W. Bush on the Ground Zero mosque?

GLENN: All right. Maureen Dowd is now begging George W. Bush to speak up on the mosque. I love this story.

PAT: Yeah, I do, too. She says it's time for W to weigh in. And, you know, she refers to him as W out of sheer affection. You know she does.

GLENN: She wants him to weigh in on the mosque because she thinks that George W. Bush is going to agree with Barack Obama.

PAT: So that Obama's got a little bit of a cover. Because he's getting some flack.

GLENN: Why would you want cover from a guy who is too stupid to know

PAT: Right.

GLENN: exactly how to tie his own tie?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: That was they painted him as the dumbest man in America for eight years.

GLENN: No, no. No, no, let's put this into perspective. Let's not just say they did. People like what's his name on CNN that's how memorable he is Hawaii boy.

STU: Oh, Rick Sanchez?

GLENN: Rick Sanchez. Rick Sanchez says that he is one of the dumbest men alive.

STU: Does he?

GLENN: This guy, this guy.

SANCHEZ: How can you get a volcano in Iceland? Isn't it too when you think of a volcano, you think of, like, Hawaii and long words like that. You don't think of Iceland. You think it's too cold to have a volcano there.

PAT: That never gets old, never gets old.

GLENN: Just play it again.

SANCHEZ: I was just asking Chad, how can you get a volcano in Iceland? Isn't it too when you think of a volcano, you think of, like, Hawaii and long words like that. You don't think of Iceland. You think it's too cold to have a volcano there.

GLENN: Okay. So people like this say that George Bush is stupid. So why would you want I wouldn't, I would never call for Rick Sanchez to weigh in on anything, on anything. We could be doing a study on stupid people and I wouldn't think that he would have a valuable opinion on stupid people. So why would these people want George W. Bush to do that? Isn't that weird?

STU: It's always about politics.

GLENN: That's all it is. That's all it is.

STU: Maureen Dowd has been criticizing George W. Bush, you know, you know, just incredibly, it's been like her main job for the past 10 years. And now all of a sudden where she thinks she can get one little half a percent political point out of it, she's willing to bring him up as an example.

PAT: The hypocrisy is just, it's stunning. Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post is also looking for some help from George W. Bush. He says, I would love to hear from former president Bush on this issue. He held

GLENN: You didn't want to hear about anything from George W. Bush when he was in office!

PAT: He held Ramadan iftar dinners in the White House as part of a much broader effort to show that our fight against the Al Qaeda murderers who attacked us on 9/11 was not a crusade against Islam. He was absolutely right on this point, and it would be helpful to hear his views. Yes, wouldn't it be helpful?

STU: Yeah.

PAT: For Barack Obama, who got himself into hot water?

GLENN: Well, no, hang on just a second. That's assuming that George Bush wouldn't say, yes, they have a right to build a mosque, but let's look into the finances, let's look at where they are getting money, let's look at who this guy is. I mean, remember George Bush and Barack Obama not exactly in lockstep.

PAT: No. I'd love him I'd love for him to come out and sound off on the issue and then also sound, "While I'm at it, let me talk about the war, the way that's being prosecuted and ruined, the deficit, the deadification of America, the Social Security and the healthcare reform. Let me talk about some stuff."

GLENN: Social Security, remember everybody was saying that Social Security is collapsing? Barack Obama yesterday said there's no emergency.

STU: No crisis, yeah.

GLENN: There's no crisis in Social Security. I've got to get his dictionary, man. Because we don't speak the same language. I don't there's no crisis. Does crisis in his dictionary mean that there's no money? Crisis equal money? Because that's true. There is no money in Social Security.

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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