Glenn Beck: Smack down in PA!

GLENN:  How are you holding up with the horrible attack ads on TV?

CALLER:  Oh, I don't even watch them anymore.  I mean, I turn the channel with my remote control.  The radio stations here, I always switch the channels with the radio stations for a couple of seconds until that's over.

GLENN:  It's incredible the amount of money that is being spent for maybe a difference of, what?  Well, single digit delegates most likely.  It's amazing.  And they are just getting worse and worse and worse.  We've decided -- you know, I was talking yesterday that I think we should just go for it, you know?  Why not just go for it.  I think Obama -- I'll make commercials for you.  I'm willing to do it.  Aren't I, Stu?

STU:  You are just that kind of guy.

GLENN:  I'm that kind of helper.  I had a brainstorming session yesterday and I said, let's help the -- let's just go for a few ads.  I mean, if you are going to swing.  I mean, you are holding back.  Let's go.  What's up first, Dan?  Is it Hillary or Obama?  And I give these to the candidates for free.  Which one?

DAN:  This is Obama's ad.

GLENN:  This is an ad that I just think -- I mean, if you are going to go with these ridiculous ads, why not really go for it.  Here is a proposed ad for Barack Obama.

VOICE:  Have you seen the latest attack ad from Hillary Clinton?  It's just more of the same old Washington style politics that Americans are just sick and tired of.  We need a change in Washington.  And that's why Barack Obama is running for President, to bring real change to this great nation and let the healing begin.  Plus, America can't afford to have such a whiney [BLEEP] in the White House.  Picture this:  The most powerful person on Earth and menopause?  No thanks.  "I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message."

GLENN:  I think that one would work.  I think -- (Hillary laughing pen).  I mean, Hillary likes it and she's going through menopause.  So -- you don't think Barack would go for that?

STU:  I don't think he actually recorded that "I approved this message" for this particular --

DAN:  Oh, no, that was him.  That was his voice.

STU:  It was definitely him.  I'm just saying I don't know if that was where he approved what he said --

GLENN:  We're talking campaign ads.  All right, how about this one for Hillary.

VOICE:  Hillary Clinton, sure, she is supposed to be the first female President in the history of this great country but that's not the only reason you should vote for her.  With over 30 years serving in public life, Hillary is the real candidate for change because only she knows how to actually make change happen.  Think about it.  Adolf Hitler, man.  Joseph Stalin, man.  Ahmadinejad, man.  Barack Obama, man.  Hillary Clinton, woman.  Also, did you know that Barack Obama is black?  "I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message."

GLENN:  I mean, Michael Moore said that she was only using the Farrakhan thing, you know, scare white people.  I mean --

STU:  That would scare white people.

GLENN:  Barack Obama said typical white people see somebody that's different and they freak out.  So he's black.

STU:  Let's put it this way.  If Barack Obama's grandma had heard that ad, she would definitely be voting for Hillary.  She would vote for Hillary.

GLENN:  Yes, she would.  She would be like, I'm afraid of him.  "He's your grandson."  "I'm a typical white person.  He's black."  And what is Barack Obama going to say?  I'm not black?  Hello!  What is he going to say?  I'm not a man?  Excuse me.  Adolf Hitler, man.  You, man.

STU:  The case is closed there, again.

GLENN:  He will say, what are you trying to say?  Nothing.  Just, you're both men.  I mean, I could work for the Hillary campaign.  Why not?  Let's go for it.  Now, just because I'm up to the highest bidder, you know, whatever, I'm open, I don't really, I don't have a horse in this game.  Barack, if my agency happened to create that commercial for her, don't worry, brother.  I'm here for you.  Here's an ad for you.

VOICE:  Did you hear that Hillary Clinton's latest version of her stance on Iraq has changed yet again?  She just can't make up her mind on the war, and a lot of other things, too, like who she sleeps with.  We hear she's shacking up with a different dude every single night.  Hey, blogs that we wrote don't lie.  But apparently chick presidential candidates do.  A lot.  "I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message."

GLENN:  I'm a little sketchy on some of the facts on that one.  Now, we might be pushing it a little bit.  But if he got -- if he takes it, hey, Hillary, you can't sit there and take that.  You should play this ad.

VOICE:  Barack Obama rhymes with Osama, one of the worst human beings to ever walk the face of the Earth.  He takes great pleasure in watching Americans die.  If he were to ever be, God forbid, elected the President of the United States, millions and millions of Americans would be led helplessly to their slaughter.  Hillary Clinton wouldn't want to kill you.  Hillary Clinton doesn't rhyme with Osama.  Hillary Clinton rhymes with Thrillary Minton.  So it's up to you, a thrilling minty sensation or the 9/11 365 policies of Osama Ben Hussein Ben Obama.  Did we mention Barack rhymes with Iraq?

GLENN:  I'm just saying.

VOICE:  I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.

GLENN:  Just saying, just saying.  Man, and his name rhymes with Iraq.  Need I say more, Mrs. President?

STU:  I mean, Thrillary Minton sounds awesome.  I'm totally voting for somebody named Thrillary Minton.  That sounds like a really good blizzard flavor.

GLENN:  "Hello, welcome to Dairy Queen.  Can I have a Thrillary Minton?  Would you like that with chocolate?  What does that mean?  You see what happens?

STU:  Racist.

GLENN:  And now you've got a whole new ad campaign.

STU:  This is serious.  I think -- first of all, I don't know if it necessarily works for Hillary Clinton but it definitely works for Dairy Queen.  Dairy Queen, Thrillary Minton, if we can get Thrillary Minton blizzards, you can take the idea as long as we can get them for free whenever we want them.  York peppermint patties in there.

GLENN:  You know what it is?  I met with one of the guys of Dairy Queen because this is just the life I live, this is how I roll.  I actually had dinner with one of the guys at Dairy Queen.  I do a lot of things you don't know about.  I had dinner with, I don't know, some yahoo from Delta Airlines.  I think he runs the company.  And then sitting right next to him was the guy who runs Dairy Queen.  And I'm sorry, but they don't get it.  They were like, I said, oh, I've got ads for you.  Oh, I could do ads for you.  Let me tell you something.  Here's what you guys need to do.  And I talked about, you know, all the dessert stuff that they -- and he was like, no, we really don't want to emphasize our desserts.  You know, we're more than just desserts.  And I'm like, okay, back to your first problem.

STU:  Well, it's true, they do have yummy streets.

GLENN:  No, no.  Nobody cares about their -- they could be serving filet mignon for 10 cents a pound and --

STU:  You want a blizzard.

GLENN:  I want a blizzard.

STU:  Do you want a filet mignon blizzard?

GLENN:  No, I just want some sort of a -- wait a minute.  Is it a minty mint meat?

STU:  Like a lamb jelly sort of thing?

GLENN:  If it's like a Thrillary Minton meat?  I might be interested.

STU:  That sounds really disgusting.

GLENN:  I don't know.  I don't know.  Because they want to concentrate on their food instead of their dessert, and I think that's all wrong.  If they would just listen to me, they would have a future.

STU:  Because you've run so many successful businesses other than ones that have run around you.

GLENN:  I'm just saying, if there's anything I know, it's food.

STU:  I would agree with that.

GLENN:  If there's anything that I do know --

STU:  As would your chair.

GLENN:  I don't even know what that means.  I don't --

STU:  A lot of downward pressure, as we've been talking about on this program.

Critical race theory: Struggle sessions

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China has a rich legacy of torture. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party used a variety of torture techniques. These became more and more advanced over time. This included public humiliation and public executions.

One specific kind of public humiliation is what's called "The Struggle Session." It was a punishment reserved for people who committed wrong-think. The point was to publicly degrade the person until they swore allegiance to the Communist Party. Their focus is on the elimination of the power base and/or class position of enemy classes or groups. It was also a warning to everyone watching: If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

It was a way to punish anyone who so much as disagreed with Communist Party dogma.

These struggle sessions often took place in busy areas.

They also took place at universities, like the struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli, as recounted by Anne Thurston, in Enemies of the People:

You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed...

The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"

"I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."

Struggle sessions have been revived, and exported to America. They come in many forms.

Forced apologies.

Beatings in public—like the mob attack on Rand Paul.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was sucker-punched.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was stabbed for being white.

Anti-racism seminars, like the one in Seattle.

Or the one involving Sandia Labs executives seminar.

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

The long-awaited New York Attorney General's report on the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out — and it is bad for Cuomo. The Democratic AG concluded that the Governor did sexually harass multiple women during his time in office.

On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck questioned is the AG's report would be enough for Democrats to condemn him and call for his resignation? This is what the #MeToo movement was started for, Glenn noted, if Gov. Cuomo doesn't resign quickly, that says a whole lot about today's Democratic Party. Watch the clip to hear more of the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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