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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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