Are we on the verge of a new renaissance?

You may have noticed that Glenn's focus on technology and our future. Technology is paving the way of the future and each new invention is working towards the change. Today on radio, Glenn compared our current time to the "Dark Ages," and he believes we are headed for a new age of enlightenment and understanding.

The Renaissance period went from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe and followed the Middle Ages. The world headed out of a period of "cultural decline and stagnation", and headed to a new age of learning and discovery

Today,  the internet puts the worlds information at your fingertips - and that's just beginning. Listen below to Glenn's powerful analysis as to what our future might hold.

Rough Transcript Below:

GLENN: I don't think we're headed toward the industrial revolution. I think we're entering a period now that could be remembered as a renaissance. And the Dark Ages, the way they were remembered, I believe that we could be entering such a period of -- of enlightenment, that 50 years or 100 years from now, we look back at these days as new Dark Ages. Because the world becomes so free. That's quite a concept.

But when you understand that everything is about to change and it allows people to be totally free and think in totally different ways. I mean, think about what caused the renaissance. The renaissance was really caused by the printing press. Once the printing press was out, people had access to knowledge. They were no longer slaves.

What is the modern-day internet? What is Google, other than a printing press? And unlike the printing press where you had to go to Gutenberg and get it -- or you had to go -- yeah, the Gutenberg printing press. Right? Yeah, instead of going to Gutenberg, you can do it yourself. In a very short period of time, you'll be able to have a bunch of recycled material in your house and a 3D printer. You want new tennis shoes, print them from the recycled material that's in your house already. Print them. You'll be able to print anything you want. It will go beyond the book. It's now print anything that you want.

So should we choose, we're at the beginning of a renaissance. And the church and state, if you will, whatever it is that people worship and those institutions that try to hold on to power, they are going to go through, you know, their period of locking people in the tower and trying to stop it. An inquisition because they'll lose their power. But they lose in the end.

The world is on to something that could be very, very bright. We were talking about the self-driving car earlier today. I will show you some video that will absolutely blow your mind. Blow your mind. Of stuff that has just been released, not at -- remember when you said to go to auto shows and they used to have the concept cars. They're not releasing these now through the auto shows. They're releasing these now through the tech conferences.

That's where they're introducing new cars. Cars are not cars anymore. They're just another thing that's high-tech.

STU: This sounds crazy, but phones are no longer phones.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: Yes, they accomplish what a phone did. But they're not phones anymore.

GLENN: Right. I was talking to some people about Oculus. And --

STU: The virtual reality --

GLENN: Yeah, excuse me. They believe that Oculus is the first real new invention since the television for entertainment. Everything else has been based on the television. Your phone is basically a little television.

STU: Right. Like you're getting -- you're streaming from Netflix, but that's just another way of delivering content from your television.

GLENN: And your phone is another screen. Instead of the tube, it's a flat screen. So Oculus is the first big leap out of television. And the way Oculus is being looked at now is, think of Google Glass, the way Google Glass is in front of you all the time. We'll all have glasses, if you want to enjoy Oculus. We'll all have glasses. But everything, just like minority report, on my glasses, if you imagine that you're wearing glasses now, and they wrap around -- you can see periphery vision as well. As you're walking --

STU: Not really though. You're seeing it through the screen. It blocks out completely so --

GLENN: I don't think that's the future. That is now.

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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