Glenn Beck Christmas Tour '08 Poll


Now, personal note. I'm torn. I'm really torn, and I think I've made my decision but I wanted to put it out to you first and then I won't talk about it anymore at this point. I'll talk about it this one time and I've asked for your opinion on a poll that I just put up on the website. I have been working on this Christmas show for about two years and this is something that I have wanted to do. I've been trying to piece this together in my head and prepare for it now for five years or seven years. I've been telling you about this Christmas sweater story that it is the most honest, it is -- it's turned into something that I didn't expect, quite honestly. I tried to soften the story. I tried to tell it in a way -- and it wouldn't allow me to tell it in any other way. And I know you probably don't know what I'm talking about yet, but you will come around Christmastime. It's coming out as a book and everything else and it wouldn't let me tell it any other way. It really wouldn't. I had to tell it as the truth. And it's stuff that I had never even shared with my family. There's a lot of stuff in there that you just don't know and my family didn't even know. And I originally started to write it and it just kind of, as something for my family and then it just snowballed and so it's coming out as a book. And I'm going to make it into a Christmas show, and I've talked about it for a long time about having a live orchestra with us. I designed the back. It has this giant, what is it, a 50 by 30 foot screen, something like that. I mean, it's this gigantic -- and I have said I'm willing to lose money on this. I don't care. I want to put -- I want to do this one right. I will not do this wrong. And so I will spend what it takes to do it.

Well, I finally got the finalized budget last night and it is so far out of whack with sanity that I wanted to ask you. Because the only way I don't lose, I mean, gigantic sums of money is to raise ticket prices to bring them more in line with an actual show. You know what I do is, you know, I do a stage show, a comedy show and we keep our ticket prices at that level. But if you would go see, you know, the local, you know, Broadway touring show of something else, the ticket prices are higher. So the ticket prices are -- I don't even know. They're like $45 and $65 and then the Golden Circle is like $120 or something. And I know that's a ton of money to ask you to pay for. I mean, I have to sell a ton more tickets and it has to be a lot more, and I'm not even talking about making a profit. I'm just talking about not losing everything on that, you know, on that project. I wanted to bring it up to you. I think I've made my decision that I'm willing -- I don't care if I make money on it. I'll do it once. The story will be told and I will do it the right way and I really done care if I make money. But I would like to ask you. I could do, you know, the standup comedy kind of thing that we do every year and we can change that and, you know, blah, blah, blah, or I could do this right for one year. Are you willing -- for those who go to these shows, are you willing to pay a slight -- I think it's a $10 increase in, you know, the bottom line and maybe a $12 at the top, something like that. Are you willing to pay the extra to be able to see an actual show. I mean, I hired a Broadway producer to produce this thing. Please, only if you go to these shows. Should we do it one night and see what happens, give it a whirl. GlennBeck.com. That poll is on the front page now, GlennBeck.com. And it will only be up for a couple of hours and then it will come down.

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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