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GLENN: Looking at Stu's got his face in

Broke.

STU: I do. This is my first I just got this copy, Page 329 talks about your

admiral, admiral thing here.

GLENN: Yeah. I have the raw stats from I didn't look. Where is it in the book?

STU: 329. The department this is talking, defense department is typical of all

government entities that has become too bloated and top heavy. The department

currently consumes about 40% of its annual bunt in overhead costs. Goes through

some other stats here and then it talks about the Navy where there are now more

admirals, 315 flag officers than ships.

PAT: 315 admirals.

GLENN: Flag officers, yeah.

STU: Flag officers. 264 ships.

PAT: I thought there was like one admiral. I thought there was, you know, like

or at least a couple, you know.

STU: That's like companies because there's one vice president of the United

States. But every company has, like, 50 vice presidents of something.

GLENN: Well, you need admiral. I mean, let's not I don't want this to seem like

we're coming down hard on the military, because we're not.

STU: No.

GLENN: The military is the only thing in the federal government that actually

works. And the only reason why when it doesn't work is because the politicians

get involved.

STU: Sure.






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GLENN: That's the only reason really.

STU: Yeah. And obviously you can't have, like, exactly the amount of admirals

than ships because when one's sick, they should still be able to go out and do

stuff.

GLENN: You don't have an admiral on every ship, though.

STU: Well, why not? Why wouldn't you have an admiral on every ship?

PAT: You have captains. They have captains of ships.

GLENN: That's my point. We don't need, we don't need the same number of admirals

as we do ships. What I'm saying here is look, I'm not a I'm not a military guy.

STU: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: But I for this, for this book, for this particular chapter on defense, we

talked to some really, really great military guys and we also talked to people

like what's his name from Blackwater and said, you know, if you're going to run

it like a private company, how do you do it? And so these are, these are out of

the you know, these are different ideas. But it's going to take a different idea

to be able to run our country and to be able to change and move in the direction

that we need to move in.

STU: I'm interested in your case on this. I have not read it yet, but this is a

case that you and I argue about a lot.

GLENN: Yeah, because you're like, no, I want to keep spending money on defense,

I want to keep spending money on defense.

STU: Yeah. That's the one place I don't want to cut anything from.

GLENN: Right. And I don't, either, because I believe in strong defense.

STU: Right, I know you do.

GLENN: But there are things that we can do.

STU: And still keep, still keep it working as well as we need it to. I

understand. I like to see

GLENN: I haven't read honestly I haven't read the book since the final edits and

we were, like, 300 pages, typical Glenn book, like 300 pages over. Is the did

they leave the did they leave the idea of just, you know, just changing the

planes that are flying over Afghanistan? Right now we can you know, we do

patrols, and if you just changed from a jet to a prop plane, in six months in

fuel costs alone you still have the jets, you know, if you have to do dogfights

but we're not really dogfighting anybody. So if you change to props and have the

jets on the ground so if something happens, you can get those, you scramble the

jets. But if you just changed to prop planes, in six months in just fuel cost

savings, you could pay for the prop planes. And then leave the prop planes there

for the Afghani defense. So then you train them in prop planes and then we take

our big sophisticated jets home.

STU: Yeah, that is on there, Page 328 I'm being told.

GLENN: I mean, so I mean, it's good stuff.

STU: What if you go with hang gliders?

GLENN: Common sense.

STU: If you go with hang gliders, you'd save even more money and then you could

just have people just jump off those really tall mountains down there and just

fly across the

PAT: Goat, if you just had them ride the backs of goats.

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

PAT: I mean, then you're

GLENN: Quite honestly at this point, yes.

PAT: I don't care, really.

GLENN: I'm willing take our military out and let them patrol with goats or hang

gliders or whatever they want to do.

STU: What about goats on hang gliders? I'm saying

GLENN: That's up to the people in Afghanistan. You know, it's time we did not

unleash our military and we discredit our military by not allowing them to do

their job. We discredit the honor and integrity and the memory of all those who

have lost their lives. How many lives have we lost because we didn't fight it,

really fight it? And this is a lie that comes again from the progressive left.

That, no, you can't fight because you'll just make things worse. Did we make

things worse in Germany? We burned Dresden down to the ground. Did we in the end

make it worse for Germans or better for Germans? Which was it?

You know what we do you know what we do to our military now? We make them into

the neutered parents that we have here in America. "Well, we don't keep score.

No, we shouldn't keep score. Well, no, no, no, don't spank your kids. No, don't

discipline your kids. Just sit down and talk to your kids. Find out what's wrong

with your kids, what they're thinking, what you've done wrong really. As a

parent you've probably screwed up your kids."

PAT: Do you know how many times they hear the word "No" by the time they're 2?

STU: Not enough.

PAT: It's like 5,000 times. No one can handle that negativity, no one.

STU: 500 times too few.

PAT: No one.

GLENN: That's what we're doing.

PAT: That's the kind of nonsense we hear.

GLENN: And that's the kind of nonsense that we're now running our military with.

And it's come from the same source, the progressive left politician. Stop.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

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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