Glenn Beck: Lack of Judgment


GLENN:  Here's the thing.  That's okay.  I'm telling you right now go ahead.  Go ahead.  Let him be the candidate.  Let him be the candidate.  This guy, I cannot imagine in America that elects this guy.  America is absolutely ready for a black man to be President but not an angry black man.  Not an angry white man, not an angry woman.  We're not ready for an angry person to be President of the United States.  That's my problem with John McCain.  I think he's an angry guy.

STU:  And Obama has looked like the best one as far as that goes.

GLENN:  We wanted to bring everybody together, bring everybody together.

STU:  I don't know that he's still angry but when you're tied that closely to somebody like this, how do you not be influenced, for 20 years.

GLENN:  Stu, 20 years.  How do you miss it.  The guy at the bare minimum, at the bare minimum is blind to people.  If he's this blind -- let's just take him at face value:  I had no idea he was like that, I had no idea he was like that.

STU:  How can anybody try that.

GLENN:  Let's just say.  That's what he's claiming, right?

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  Okay.  So let's take it at face value.  "I had no idea he was like that."  So let's move on from that.  "I'm going to meet with President Ahmadinejad here in the next couple of weeks to talk about relations over with Iran."  Are you kidding me!  You couldn't sit with a guy for 20 years and know how much hate and anger he was filled with and you think I'm going to trust you with relations in the Middle East?

STU:  And he says he's going to meet with all these guys.

GLENN:  He does.

STU:  He's going to come back throwing birthday parties for them.

GLENN:  He's going to come back going, "These guys are great!  What are we doing!"  Okay.  So if you take him at face value, this guy cannot be the President of the United States.

STU:  Yeah, think about every major political scandal almost always comes down to some guy who's too close that was dirty.  That happens over and over again to political figures.

GLENN:  No, but this is not, not usually -- usually it's like Rezco.  Rezco you can say, okay, well, I don't really know what was going on there and, you know, how well did they know each other and it's just kind of dirty.  This goes to the man's judgment.

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  This is so critical if he cannot see something this obvious that we could see from a million miles away, he cannot be President of the United States.

STU:  At least can't do it well.

GLENN:  No, he can't be President.

STU:  You think he could possibly be elected.

GLENN:  No, no, I'm saying he cannot be President of the United States and --

STU:  He should not.

GLENN:  No, in this -- in today's world he cannot be the President of the United States.  We would be -- we would be in so much trouble.  I mean, you think Jimmy Carter is bad?  You think Jimmy Carter judgment --

STU:  Yes.

GLENN:  You think his judgment is bad?

STU:  Yes.

GLENN:  I would like to make the case that this shows Jimmy Carter as being a much better judge of character than Barack Obama is.

STU:  And this guy -- well, here's the thing, though.  This is all on the basis that he's actually telling the truth which, the bottom line is he's not telling the truth.

GLENN:  Okay.

STU:  He knew.

GLENN:  So now if you don't take him at face value, it only gets worse.  If you don't take him at face value, what does that mean?  Is he actually buried?  Is he using Barack to be somebody -- is he using his name Barack to be somebody he's not?  Is he posing as this, you know, this guy at church who's surrounded by hatred and bigotry?  Is he posing as that for some reason?  Is he trying to be popular?  Is he just the typical politician that will do and say anything?  This is the antithesis of what his campaign is built around.

STU:  What he's supposed to be.

GLENN:  He's supposed to be about hope and change.  We've said what kind of change?  If you listen to his pastor and his preacher and the theology of his church, there is no hope unless you get rid of the white man.  So I don't believe the hope thing.  The change, change to what?  Change to what?

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Change to another politician that just lies to us, that says one thing but actually believes another?

STU:  But he's lying about something else and that's what the whole sort of change we can all unite on.

GLENN:  Oh, it's --

STU:  We want a different kind of lie.  We want a lie from somebody that looks different.

GLENN:  We're going to play some of the -- we're going to play some of the audio from yesterday, and it is so clear.  And then I'd like to hear from you.  What exactly, what exactly does this tell you?  How else can you read this?  And if you'll excuse it, you are going to have to explain to me how you excuse it.  And don't start down the road of, "Oh, well, we all have things..." No, excuse me.  Excuse me.  We don't all have this in our past, and it ain't past, gang.  It's current.  He still hasn't disavowed this church.

STU:  Yeah, it's passed as of Monday.

GLENN:  Yeah, "Well, our relationship has changed now."  Do you realize the headlines are he has broken ties with his President?  His exact words were, my relationship has changed.  I'll explain why he's saying those things coming up in a second.

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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