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GLENN: Real quick, Dan, I promised that we would get in a little bit to this article that was written to me in the Ohio State, what is it called, the LAN earn?

DAN: The Lantern, yes.

GLENN: Which is the Ohio State University newspaper and it was written by a journalism student, a Junior, 30-year-old journalism student who wrote this article about me and it was -- the whole thing was proving a point in a sarcastic way about how easy it is to call somebody a racist. If I can call Hillary Clinton a racist or anybody who supports her a racist for not voting for Barack Obama and it came out we did this monologue the Monday after Bill Clinton was kind of slipping some things in there and I said, oh, my gosh, I love this; look how easy it is to be them! . This journalism student wrote a very long, intense, very condescending article about how stupid people are that listen to talk radio. Journalism students are not and they saw that I was calling people racists and Hillary Clinton is clearly not a racist, nor are her supporters, and he goes into all kinds of stuff, and people just need to be careful when they're listening to the radio because you'll hear nonsense like this that just isn't true. What a dummy! This guy should get an F in journalism just for the -- he should never be allowed to be a journalist just based on this, unless he says, oh, my gosh, was I an idiot; I've learned my lesson.

DAN: Right, right. Well, apparently they are standing by their man at the Lantern.

GLENN: Oh, of course they are.

DAN: I'm sure they got a few e-mails after they included this article and your commentary in our daily newsletter and so here's one of the responses actually they got back. Somebody e-mailed in basically asking what kind of program are you running there; does anyone actually read the stuff before it's published. And their response is, thanks for your input. You are more than welcome to either teach a class or come work with the editors of the paper.

GLENN: Oh, I would love -- I would love to go teach a journalism class. May I go teach a journalism class? I bet I have more experience than the professor.

DAN: Well, I don't know if they like, you know, people who skew things like you do, Glenn.

GLENN: No, no, no. No, no. I have it from the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle that I'm a journalist.

DAN: That's right, that's right. So you do have the credentials.

GLENN: Yeah. One of the most liberal papers in the country. The editor said on television I'm a journalist. I said, no, I'm not. He said, yes, you are. Okay. I would love to teach a journalism class. Wouldn't that be fun?

DAN: Be very interesting indeed. And they say, by the way, opinion articles are just that, opinion. We will definitely take submissions from you, by the way.

Now, that's great. You know, maybe it was an opinion piece. That's fine. But you might want to have your, you know, writers on staff base their opinion on something that's fact. I'm just saying.

GLENN: I mean, that's incredible. That's incredible. Opinion is opinion. You are right. Opinion is opinion and everybody has an opinion. But there's something also that, you know, borders slander. I mean, you know, if I went on and I said, my gosh, I just can't, I just can't believe how Hillary Clinton is, you know, --

DAN: Killing babies. That murderer!

GLENN: Killing babies for folks, that's crazy talk!

DAN: I'm against that!

GLENN: Who's not against that? You should be aware that if you're voting for Hillary Clinton, you would be voting for somebody who's killing babies. I think there's a difference between having actual facts back up your opinion. But what do I know? You know, I'm not a journalist -- oh, no, wait. I am a journalist. Oh, that makes me happy. Thanks, San Francisco Chronicle.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil


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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