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:

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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