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)

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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