Are we headed for the next Great Awakening?

Is a new Great Awakening America’s best chance at survival? On radio this morning, Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, joined Glenn to discuss his new book Awakening: How America Can Turn from Moral and Economic Destruction Back to Greatness. In the book, Ralph lays out a plan rooted in faith, personal responsibility, and liberty that could have the power to restore America.

To begin, Ralph laid out some alarming statistics that show just how much American society has declined. Describing it as “the almost unchartable chaos that is the American cultural landscape,” Ralph explained that we now live in a country where 50% of marriages end in divorce, 40% of children are born into single parent households, 80% of New York City public school graduates are considered functionally illiterate.

“What caused me to write the book was wrestling with this question: Is it over? Is the experiment a failure? And is America… a great global power that is in irreversible decline,” Ralph said. “And the answer is: Yes – without a spiritual awakening.”

When you look at American history, it is clear the United States has rebounded from dire straights before. Ralph believes it is possible for such a restoration to happen again, but it will require an awakening.

"The truth is that episodically and, I argue in the book, cyclically, there have been moves of God that historians call great awakenings,” Ralph said. “There have been at least three, some argue four, in American history. And at each point, we looked like we were done for, and it turned around. It's happened before. It can happen again.”

Glenn questioned whether we are too far down the rabbit hole at this point to turn things around. Our finances are as bad as they’ve ever been, and we have allowed our constitutional rights to be dramatically eroded. So what would it take to revive the country?

“I argue there's a spiritual cycle. I'm not a determinist. But the reality is: It's like an alcoholic or a chemical dependent. The hitting of the bottom is not the sign that it's necessarily over. It's actually the beginning of the turn-around,” Ralph explained. “You have to reach the end of yourself as a society, just as people do as individuals. So the irony of this is: At the moment that people are counting you out and saying you're done for, that's the beginning of the turn-around.”

“I'm not a prophet. I'm not in the prediction business. I can't say this is going to happen,” he continued. “What I can say is this: Historically, whether leading up to the Civil War, in the 1970s, [or] prior to the American Revolution, when enough Americans get on their knees and repent and humble themselves and cry out to God for a renewal, it has happened every time.”

On that point, Glenn is fully onboard with Ralph's analysis.

"I agree," Glenn concluded. "Ralph, you know we have had this conversation a million times. The next Great Awakening is the only solution."

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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