Pulitzer Prize winner and former liberal David Mamet

David Mamet, one of the best authors and playwrights of the modern age, stopped by the radio show this morning to talk about his new book and his conversion to conservatism after spending much of his life involved with liberal Hollywood.

What prompted Mamet's switch to conservatism?

"It's like when you hear a word once you've never heard before and you hear it three more times the same day. I began to be aware of the pervasive animus in the West against the State of Israel. And as a serious Jew, I found it profoundly upsetting. And searched for the roots of it and thought a lot of it had to do with secular humanism and the rejection of religion and concomitant with the rejection of religion on the left is the rejection of the notion of the nation state. The two of them go right together. And that the nation state that we on the left are rejecting is unfortunately our nation state, the United States. And the more I looked, the more I saw that the culture was being dismantled in the service of good ideas and that we had seen such behavior before and great success among the Nazis and among the communists."

"The people of my generation - I was born right after World War II - would look back and say to our parents, you know, our dads were all in the Service, how was it allowed to happen. How was it allowed that the Thirties were allowed to breed this filth that led to the devastation of World War II. And we see the answer around us here today. It was allowed to happen little by little," Mamet told Glenn.

"Take us through your journey of going from a guy who was a liberal to where you are now," Glenn said to Mamet.

"Well, I realized I had never actually thought about politics. The view which I grew up was politicians were all corrupt but the Republicans were more corrupt than the Democrats. At least the Democrats were out to do good. And as I got a little bit older and went through - raised a bunch of children and went through a bunch of businesses, I saw that the - nobody liked the liberal policies when it came time to pay the rent, to pay the taxes, to hire and fire employees, to invest for the future, nobody liked them. And everybody acted as a capitalist. And yet half the country voted for the continuation and the inflation of these policies which they knew were destructive. So the question why fascinated me."

Does Mamet think liberal holly wood will wake up?

"No, they're dead asleep," he said. "It's like people said of the Nazis that the Nazis made everyone participate in atrocities because once they participate in atrocities, they couldn't go back. They couldn't change their mind. And the left is not committing atrocities but they are committing absurdities. And it creates the same group cohesion that once you've been sane for 45 years, we need more regulation, we need more government, we need to alleviate poverty by raising taxes. There's too much waste. The Earth is warming, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. You've committed yourself and your life to be able to undo any addiction, whether it's addiction to idiocy, to sex, to pills, to drugs. You've got to take it down to the bare paint and say, oh, my God, what have I done; can I have been that stupid and destructive. Because if you can't do that, you can't go on."

Pick up David Mamet's Secret Knowledge here.

This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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