David Horowitz opens up his journey from the progressive left to the conservative right

On radio this morning, David Horowitz, author of The Black Book of the American Left and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, joined Glenn to discuss his remarkable journey from being one of the founding members of the New Left in the 1960s to a conservative Republican.

Last night, we had David Horowitz [on the Glenn Beck Program]… and he's an amazing icon and hero,” Glenn said. “I collect rare books, important pieces of history. And David has put a new book out, The Black Book Of The American Left. It's the first in a series of nine that he's putting out to document what happened to us and who did it to us. I am hopeful that he will send me each one autographed because I want to put it in the library. I really, truly believe this is the documentation that is missing on what happened to us and who did it and how it all works.”

To start, Glenn asked David to explain his upbringing and the harrowing incident that led him to reevaluate his ideology.

David was raised by “card-carrying communists” who described themselves as “progressives.” And he followed in their ideological footsteps for many years.

In the early 1970s, David explained he was introduced to the leader of the Black Panther Party, and he ultimately helped raise the money needed to buy a white Baptist church in Oakland. He gave the land to the Panthers so they could build a school. He asked the woman who handled the bookkeeping of the left wing magazine he was editing at the time to keep an eye at the finances of the school because it has received tax-exempt status.

“I asked [my bookkeeper] to do the books of the school because I made it a tax-exempt foundation, and I was under the impression that I.R.S. would close down anything that was [to the] left,” David said. ”She disappeared in December 1974. By the time the police fished her body out of San Francisco Bay, weeks later, I knew [the Panthers] had killed her… That was my awakening. This was in early 1975. I was devastated by the death of this woman. Of course, I felt responsible. And I couldn't understand why I didn't see the dangers. It took me seven years really to come out of a depression and become a conservative.”

David’s new book explores how the progressive left has been able to rise to power in the United States, and, given his background, the book offers in-depth analysis into the inner workings of the American left.

“I put the book together is because I know conservatives are scratching their head and think: How in the heck did we get a guy like [Obama] in the White House,” David said. “And the answer is, over about 20 years, everybody was sort of a asleep as this was happening. The Black Book of the American Left largely is a record of my, at the time, lonely fight. I don't want to say I was the only one fighting these people, but I was one of the very few who understood who they were. They were calling them liberals. They are not.”

“Thank you for saying that,” Glenn said. “Oh it drives me out of my mind when I hear conservatives call people liberal. They are not. They are progressives… They are progressives and they are communists.”

Glenn has been quite vocal about the danger progressivism poses to the Republican Party, but David had a slightly different take on the situation.

“I look at it a little differently. I think that Republicans are fixers. You know, they go to Washington to try to fix problems. They believe the American system was set up to make competing special interests compromise with each other. So they have a huge longing to be reasonable and to make deals. You can't really make deals with the devil without selling your immortal soul. And that's the problem,” David said. “The Republican problem is just a little different. I agree, these deal makers – the Boehners, the McConnells – are interested in deal making. [But] they are not ideologically committed to the progressive agenda. They wouldn't believe in it. But they are committed to compromising with them.”

Find out who David thinks is the future of the Republican Party and more in the clip below:

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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