WATCH: Glenn explains the 'anatomy of a racist'

On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn took an in-depth look at the 'anatomy of a racist.' Who are these people? And what do they all have in common? Using history as a guide, Glenn sought to find patterns that connect the likes of Adolf Hitler, Louis Farrakhan, David Duke, and others in their tremendous hate.

To begin, Glenn looked back at July 13, 2013 - the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, bringing an end to the year long battle that nearly split the country. He explained that when you read history,  you will see that dividing the country is exactly what these people wanted to do. The media sensationalized the story and turned it into a clash of the races in an attempt to  to stir up old animosities.

In addition to the media, "leaders" of the black community like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tried to say the case was about of civil rights, that it was about racial justice, that it was about gun control. They said it was about everything except for what it should have been about: a tragic accident involving two men, one night in Florida. President Obama only added to this controversy when he first said that Trayvon Martin could have been his son, and then, in the aftermath of the verdict, said Trayvon Martin could have been him.

So why are racist allegations being thrown at anyone who dared to judge the case by its facts? Why was race made a central issue, when the jury, judge, defense, and others said that it was not? How do you identify a real racist? That is where history comes into play.

Adolf Hitler, Louis Farrakhan, and David Duke were three very different men, with three very different lives. But they do have three things in common:

  1. The collective: They don't see individuals. They only see groups.
  2. They are unable to judge a situation fairly or objectively
  3. They seek power by creating conflict and dividing people for personal gain.

It is these characteristics, Glenn contends, that define a racist. Listening to the countless soundbites Glenn compiled, it became abundantly clear that it is not who you hate that unites racists but how and why you hate.

Using the case studies of Hitler, Farrakhan, and Duke a clear pattern begins emerges. Glenn referred to this pattern as the "Cycle of Hate," which has four distinct parts:

  1. An event
  2. Planting the seeds of discord
  3. Crisis
  4. A race war/conflict

"Now you know the anatomy of a racist," Glenn said.

While it is easy to look at the Nazis, the Holocaust, or the KKK and think that something like that could never happen today, racism (as evidenced by the Zimmerman trial) persists in this country. If nothing else, Glenn sought to provide a historical context for what we witnessed in the aftermath of Zimmerman's acquittal and what it could lead to if we are not vigilant.

POLL: What did YOU think about the 2nd GOP presidential debate?

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

Do YOU think the candidates hit the mark during the second GOP debate? Do you support Trump's decision to skip two debates in a row? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you think the 2nd GOP debate was overall positive?

Did the candidates debate issues you are concerned about?

Do you think the "real" debate was between Trump and Biden in Michigan?

Do you think any of the other GOP candidates can beat Trump? 

Do you think Trump can beat Biden? 

Do you think any other candidate besides Trump can beat Biden?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the first debate?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the second debate?

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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United Health Services in New York

Kaiser Permanente in California

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279