Glenn interviews former gang leader, drug dealer and pimp

Last night on TV, Glenn interviewed two awful people. Actually, they used to be awful people but have since had pivot points and turned their lives completely around. These two men went from dealing drugs, gang violence, abusing women as pimps -- to upstanding, amazing men. How did they do it?

Well, it all starts with a pivot point. A moment in life where you decide to turn things around, to go from the darkness to the light.

"We have to find our first pivot point or a next pivot point.  It’s really important, and believe me, the longer you deny it, the heavier your pivot point will be," Glenn said.

"I was just sitting in church a couple weeks ago, and I’m like I’m making the same mistakes with my younger children that I made with my older children.  Help me.  And then I’m starting to recount all the things that I’ve done wrong, and that’s what bogs us down.  You’re like I can’t get there from here.  Where I’m at, I can’t get to where you want me to be."

"That’s a lie, and I’m going to show you tonight.  I’m going to demonstrate.  I’m going to bring a couple of people on who will show you that if they got from where they were to where they are now, you certainly can do it.  I certainly can do it.  You’re going to meet two of the worst people on the planet," Glenn said.

After interviewing Chef Jesse Schenker, Glenn brought out John Turnipseed, a former gang leader, a drug dealer, and pimp. What was his pivot point?

"We would rob just about anything," John said of his criminal past. "Nursing homes were popular because they would have high levels of very strong drugs in them and family heirlooms, you know, jewelry and things that, you know, the nursing home residents would put up.  You know, we had no conscience about where we got money from."

"Wow.  So, what was your low?  What was your pivot point?  What was the lowest point for you?" Glenn asked.

"There was a couple of them.  One was my first prostitute, my wife, ran off with another pimp, and I had a three-year-old son, and he killed my son, beat him to death," John said. "I was in jail, nothing I could do about it, didn’t know what I ever could have done about it.  And another time I was involved with a robbery that went terribly wrong, and someone lost their life in it.  So those were very low points for me.  You know, those are the two things that I have a hard time wrestling with."

"Tell me the moment that you were on the ground where you’re like that’s it, I can’t do this anymore," Glenn pressed.

"That happened when I was 40 years of age.  I’m 60 now.  A news reporter was outside of the place that I found employment so that my probation officer wouldn’t put me back in prison, and I became a teacher.  And he had found out about that I was working there and who I was, and I had eight felonies at the time and just an awful human being," he said.  " He was going to expose me.  He did expose me to the school and everything.  And that’s that moment.  That point in time for the first time in my life I actually felt ashamed. Got on the floor and started crying, barricaded myself in an office, wouldn’t come out, wouldn’t face them, didn’t know what to do, just started crying and crying.  I cried and cried."

So what did he do?

"My grandmother had told me a long time ago, and I had lost faith in it when I was like six or seven years old that if I ever got into a place and ever was in so much trouble I didn’t know what to do to call out to Jesus.  And I didn’t have anything else to do.  Suicide was the only other option I had, but I didn’t have anything to do it with.  And that’s what I remembered, and that’s what I did."

"That was 20 years ago, 21 years ago, and I’m helping people now.  I have not committed a crime since then.  I’m a minister.  I’m proud of that.  My grandmother wanted me to be one, and I became one.  But I help men a lot like myself.  I go out and talk to prostitutes and pimps about changing their life, and a lot of them have changed their life," John continued.

"I go out and talk to kids that have gotten in trouble for the first time. That’s my favorite type of work is to find kids that are on the edge and start working with them. I’m working with about eight young men right now, and you know, it takes a lot of energy, but it’s well worth it to see those young men start to turn their life around before they get to the point that I was at."

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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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

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

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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