What does 'The Walking Dead' tell us about society?

Glenn has fallen in love with a new show: AMC's The Walking Dead. Some of you may be saying, "Gee Glenn, welcome to the phenomena that has swept the country over the four years". I know I am (I've been reading the comics since I was in college). But some of you may have never seen or enjoyed the TV series that takes a brutal look at life after a zombie apocalypse.

The show's fifth season premiere shattered records on both the network and TV history. It brought in 22.4 million viewers, making it the most viewed drama ever on cable. The eight-episode fifth season also beat the NFL on five Sunday nights, a feat that Sports Illustrated called remarkable because the NFL "simply does not get out-rated on Sundays".

After watching the show for the first time, Glenn seems hooked.

"It's really good," he said.

But what does the success of the show say about society?

"So we're watching that and Pat and I have this conversation about I think there's something to the psyche of America that knows that we're in real trouble. And I'm trying to think -- wasn't it the 1950s that the zombie movies were really big?" Glenn said.

"So in the 1950s look what was happening. We were a society that was completely out of control. We were afraid of things we couldn't stop. The World Wars were over and now we're in a Cold War and we could be vaporized at any time. So if you look at the entertainment at the time, it was zombies, it was aliens. They were all things that we just could not control. However, at the same time, you had some lighter fare going on. In the Great Depression, you will see that we went to Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart," Glenn said.

"Very hopeful movies. Right now there's something in our psyche that I think is really disturbing. Everything that was coming out that people are going for is apocalyptic or, just like the 1930s when we felt out of control, we went to Superman. Now we're going to Ironman. We're going to Captain America. All the old things that show us again, these situations are out of control, mere men cannot fix them."

In essence, Glenn believes the success of 'The Walking Dead' and superhero movies reflect this sense of things being out of control in the world.

Do you agree?

Watch the trailer for the midseason premiere of 'The Walking Dead', returning to AMC this Sunday at 9/8C.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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