Arianna Huffington 'confused' by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Back to my original question. What percentage of Americans understand what we're on the verge of? We what do you suppose the percentage of Americans that believe that there are revolutionaries that want revolution, that we are on the eve of profound dramatic change, that we are fundamental transformation is here and it is not it's not an America that you recognize. And that this country can clamp down on media and people that are speaking out overnight. Overnight this stuff happens.

PAT: And if you, if you do speak out and you talk about people like George Soros, who has done this kind of thing

GLENN: Over and over and over.

PAT: Over and over again.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: And they are you're called a conspiracy theorist or you're living in a fantasy land like, you know, Arianna Huffington just said about you.

GLENN: What did she say?

PAT: He was living in a fantasy.

HUFFINGTON: (Inaudible). If you would watch Glenn Beck in a fantasy. I mean, he wakes up and decides George Soros runs the world and then works out, you know, a complicated, confusing way of presenting it. It's entertaining. (Inaudible). It's da daism.

GLENN: Da daism. Da daism. Stop.

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GLENN: Stop.

STU: No, I think he got the first thing. I think he wanted the Green Acres thing. Yeah, it was Green Acres he wanted.

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PAT: Da daism. The lizard brains, darling.

GLENN: You know what's amazing? Did you hear what she said? She said complicated, confusing way, but it's entertaining. How can it be entertaining if it's confusing and complicated?

PAT: Right.

STU: Right. And it's complicated and confusing to her. That's because she can't understand.

GLENN: No, she understands. She understands. What did Cass Sunstein say? What did he say about people that would speak out and out the government? What did he say? Make it

PAT: Make them look like they're conspiracy theorists.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: Even if it's true.

GLENN: If it turns out to be true, if you come out against the government

PAT: Oh, it's effective.

GLENN: Make it look like a conspiracy. Discredit them. Even if in the end it turns out to be true. They are doing that. I mean, I don't know why people won't take people at their word. You know what I mean? Listen to their own words. So I want to ask you guys. I say it's only about 10% of the American people that are really, truly awake. Stu?

STU: Uh

GLENN: That really understand. You know, they are not thinking, oh, you know what? Next year could be bad on unemployment. Next year could be off with their heads revolution. May not be but could be. We could see what we're seeing over in Europe next year.

STU: Yeah, if you're talking about riots in the street and stuff like in Europe, yeah. I mean, I think there's 10% of the population that sees that as a legitimate possibility. I mean, not certainly anything that's locked in by any means. We've been able to avoid it mainly so far. But it seems like it's happening over there. And these are not countries, this is not Zimbabwe having these rallies. These are well established, you know, very modernized economies going through these troubles.

GLENN: What is the percentage of people think that their country could be lost, their freedoms could be lost, the media could be lost as we know it? I'd say it's under 10%.

STU: Yeah, I would say under 10% for that, sure.

GLENN: Pat?

PAT: I don't want to get in trouble with Fareed Zakaria. So I'm going to say 1%.

STU: I'm going to say 97% Fareed. 97%.

PAT: Back that up. Back that up, Stu.

STU: Uh oh.

PAT: Back that up. There's 300 million people, 97%

GLENN: How does a country prepare? How does a country prepare? How does a country survive? How does freedom survive if only 10% is vigilant, is willing to say it could happen here?

PAT: What was the percentage in the revolution? They think about 20%. So we just have to wake up another 10 if your figure is right that it's 10%

STU: Not that we're looking for revolution obviously.

PAT: Not that we're looking for, no.

GLENN: No, but they are. They are.

PAT: We're looking to avoid it.

GLENN: Look at this you've got to watch this video on The Blaze. They use the word "Revolution."

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, you know the lady who is overseeing TARP? She's using the word "revolution." She said, you know, this country doesn't come to revolution quickly, but anybody who thinks we haven't moved in that direction is fooling themselves, and she's using that as a good thing.

STU: Jeez.

GLENN: As a good thing. They are they are revolutionaries. Man, when will people wake up to this?

STU: And you have it's difficult because you have the word "Revolutionist" thrown around in so many different contexts and so many different meanings and, you know, you hear

GLENN: No, no.

STU: For example, it was a Ron Paul campaign slogan. I mean, was Ron Paul looking to violently overthrow the government? No. Are people who are, you know, associates of STORM trying to overthrow the government?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Well, yes, they said they wanted to. So I mean, there's two different ways here and

GLENN: Same with WikiLeaks. Same with WikiLeaks. This guy is going to be I mean, you know, even last night I was talking to the Judge and I said, Judge, you know who this guy is. And he said, no, I really don't. You know, I know that he's exposing I said, he's not exposing the government. He's a revolutionary. He is on the far left. He is looking for global revolution, a collapse and chaos. Those are his own words. He's looking for chaos. And he said, well, I didn't know that. And this is the Judge. This is a guy who gets 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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