WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon blames abusive behavior in black community on slavery

The Minnesota Vikings recently placed running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL’s ‘exempt’ list – forbidding him from playing or practicing with the team – while he faces child abuse charges. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens cut ties with running back Ray Rice last week following the release of surveillance video showing him knocking out his then-fiancé Janay Palmer.

While many have taken to questioning and criticizing the ethics of the NFL, CNN’s Don Lemon surprised his cohosts when he attempted to use slavery as a justification for spanking and abuse. During a panel discussion with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerot on Wednesday, Lemon questioned if blacks learned abusive behavior from “slave masters.”

“For me as an African-American, the question is where did you learn that from,” Lemon asked. “Is that learned from the slave master? Getting the switch? Being beaten?”

Cuomo and Camerot were quick to call Lemon out for the comparison.

“How is that a rationale,” Cuomo responded. “I keep hearing this. ‘Well, maybe it was passed down from slave culture.’ Why would that be a rationale to continue a practice like this? Isn’t that the last thing you would want to continue?”

“Why not break that cycle,” Camerota added.

On radio this morning, Glenn took issue with Lemon’s rationale that seems to be void of any and all personal responsibility. But he also took issue with those who are defending Peterson by minimizing the scope of his actions.

“The number of people who are defending [Adrian Peterson] and saying, ‘Well, that's spanking.’ That's not spanking… That's child abuse,” Glenn said. “What is wrong with Americans? What is wrong with so many people? They are defending this guy. Now, here's Don Lemon making an excuse for him.”

Glenn believes Lemon’s argument strips any and all responsibility from the situation and takes the onus off the perpetrator. As both Cuomo and Camerota pointed out, Glenn wondered when such an excuse will run its course.

“Abuse is abuse. It is wrong,” Glenn said emphatically. “[You’re doing] it because [you] learned it through slavery? First of all, that's not true. Second of is all, if it was true, how many generations is it going to take before you say, ‘This is nuts’?”

“Courage and personal responsibility are the two biggest things we lack as a people now,” he concluded. “We restore personal responsibility and courage and we fix 90% of our problems.”

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is facing several charges for his role in the death of George Floyd. But attorney Andrew Branca, who specializes in self-defense law, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain exactly what must be proven in order for those charges to stand.

Did Chauvin act reasonably in the context of the entire situation? Were his actions directly responsible for Floyd's death, or could it be blamed on factors beyond Chauvin's control?

Branca also argued that the prosecutor committed misconduct serious enough for a potential appeal, how political tension makes it "impossible" for a fair trial, why he would vote not guilty, and what sentence Chauvin is facing if the actual jury disagrees.

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From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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