We're becoming a society seduced by death

A group of Satanists stood outside a Planned Parenthood clinic to protest in favor of abortion Saturday. As part of the protest, black-robed members of the Satanist group poured milk over kneeling women whose hands were bound. While many people have simply laughed this off as a publicity stunt, Glenn said his gut told him this was related to an ancient ritual.

Glenn's friend Rabbi Daniel Lapin joined him on the radio Monday to share his perspective, confirming Glenn's suspicions.

"Intellectuals would be horrified to be told that they're merely reliving idolatrous rituals of the Old Testament, but of course, that's what's happening," Lapin said. "You have to know that a society that abandons its Judeo-Christian principles isn't left as a society of extreme rationality and scientific reliability. No, it becomes a society susceptible to superstition. It becomes the society seduced by death."

Watch the following clip of the exchange or read the full transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: I saw this story with Planned Parenthood and these people who were standing up and protesting in favor of abortion. And they're Satanists. And they poured milk over these women. And people are laughing this off as, you know, something that's just laughable, I guess.

I'm disturbed that Satanists are out protesting for something that our government is doing. But beyond that, my gut tells me that there is something about the milk in an ancient ritual. Am I wrong or right on that?

DANIEL: No. I think your instincts are once again spot-on, Glenn. You might remember the Wall Street protests of a while back, where the bodily substance they used then were human feces, if you'll pardon me.


DANIEL: And so essentially what I think the terms in which one has to analyze it are the ancient biblical verse where God says, look, I placed before you today, life and death. Now, choose life.

And the ancient Jewish wisdom raised the obvious question, which is, what sort of insane moron would choose death? I mean, why does God have to say choose life? And the answer is because he implanted in us a perverse and strange yearning to, in fact, seek death.

So it's not that people seek death, per se. But you have to weigh up the choices in terms of, are they close to the life end of the spectrum or the death end of the spectrum? And obviously feces and the passage through which they come, which certain groups of people use to seek sexual satisfaction, is a deathly passage. It's a passage through which the body expels unused dead cells. Whereas on the other hand, another human passage that the female is endowed with is the avenue of life. Then you have the substance of milk, which everybody recognizes to be the -- the food of life. Not only does no animal have to yield its life in providing it, but it's the very first substance that every mammal, whether it's an Orca whale or a human being or a chimpanzee, the very first connection with life is the substance called milk.

So there's something rather brilliantly perverse about the Satanists choosing -- and I don't think whether they were consciously aware of this or not. Everybody who reads about it gets the sort of sudden shock and thrill of sort of seeing this bizarre juxtaposition, where they're essentially demonstrating for death. They're basically saying, get out of here, you pro-lifers. We want Planned Parenthood to continue dismembering tiny human beings, and the substance they use is exactly the substance that tiny human beings live on.

GLENN: Can you tell me the reason why -- again, for anybody who do not know this. I think this is fascinating. The reason why you keep kosher and meat and milk away from each other.

DANIEL: Yes. The reason that this is something that is deeply embedded in the Old Testament and followed by Jews who take into account Torah seriously. Also, increasingly large number of Christians that I've become friendly with over the years, find themselves moving in this direction towards kosher because it just produces a state of mental harmony and emotional tranquility. Why? Because essentially it keeps life and death separate. That's the crucial thing. Where there's nothing wrong with meat. But obviously, meat is associated with death, the death of an animal. And nobody, with the exception of an insensitive brute, is unaware of that fact. You're eating meat, and an animal gave its life. And on a subconscious level, I'm saying to myself, well, I have to be better than that. If I'm going to eat this meat, then I have to make the sacrifice of the animal worthwhile. You know, this is not necessarily a conscious feeling every time I'm at a barbecue. But on a subtle level, that is working its magic on us, subconsciously. Obviously, milk is life.

And I think in the same way, look, if people are down on their luck and they're having a bad time, they temporarily need to be on the public dole, there's nothing wrong with that. But there's something wrong with going to pick up your check in your brand-new Lexus limousine. The juxtaposition of certain things doesn't work.

Things that each on their own are perfectly satisfactorily. There are foods like that. There are activities like that. Each of itself are perfectly legitimate activities. We just try to keep them separate from one another. Life and death are like that. And we human beings do fine when we keep those things apart.

When a society begins as a whole to experience a lack or a loss of its adhesion to life, when the admonishment therefore choose life begins to erode, subconsciously, that society begins choosing death. It's cloaked in terms like die with dignity and so on and so forth.

But when the kosher rules separate meet and milk, what they're essentially doing is, on a very visceral level, they are forcing us to confront this idea that death is a reality. Life is a reality. As human beings, we do far better when we move death out of our consciousness. And the more overwhelmed we are by a subconscious awareness of death, the less capable we are of living life vitally and passionately and meaningfully and purposefully.

GLENN: I want to go here, rabbi. Two things I want to address with you. First thing is the culture of death. The Great Britain embassy was just opened up in Tehran. And it opened up and they said that they had a problem -- excuse me. They had a problem with the graffiti still left on the wall. They couldn't believe that graffiti would still be on the wall, death to Great Britain. Death to England.

And everybody is in an uproar over in England. But we are in every aspect, be it abortion, be it our toleration of ISIS, our toleration or holding up of Iran over Israel, we are truly being faced in biblical ways, I think, of choose today life or death. Do you agree with that?

DANIEL: I think you're putting your finger on it precisely, Glenn. Yes, therefore choose life, not death, seems to be self-evident that it isn't. Because when it's time you choose a certain thing as decay -- look, I really understand the excitement of jumping off a cliff in a wind suit. But the number of people who crash into the cliff and die sort of remind you that extreme sports are not really extreme sports, but they're exotic ways of confronting death.

And more and more people in our society feel this need, and it's an unhealthy need, to confront death. Not to confront life. And you're right, abortion is part of it. The suicide rates are going up is part of it. And there are so many parts of society. Even the obsession with horror movies, by the way, is a bizarre desire to confront death on some subconscious and unhealthy level.

GLENN: One last question for you. I wrote a book called the Eye of Moloch. And it was a thriller and fiction. But it took real life things, and it comes from a feeling that I have in reading the Scriptures, that we without even knowing it, we are worshiping -- we are going into worship Baal or Moloch from the Old Testament and repeating many of the same rituals without a conscious knowledge of them.

DANIEL: Yes, of course. And intellectuals would be horrified to be told that they're merely reliving idolatrous rituals of the Old Testament. But, of course, that's what's happening. And we see more and more of it. The whole idea of Satanism and -- you know, people tend to laugh it off. A bunch of imbeciles. But there's something significant there, which is once again, God is a God of life, therefore his inverse, Satan, obviously stands for death. And there is an attraction. It's a bizarre and sad distortion, truth in reality. But you have to know that a society that abandons its Judeo-Christian principles isn't left as a society of extreme rationality and scientific reliability. No, it becomes a society susceptible to superstition. It becomes the society seduced by death.

Featured Image: Satanists assembled for a Planned Parenthood counter protest (YouTube)

Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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