The Door of Disconnect Between Logic and Emotion

The Context

A longtime listener from Ohio --- Pat --- called in to Glenn's radio program Monday to discuss why he is supporting Donald Trump for president. Glenn was fascinated by the psychology of what was going on --- that Pat would support someone who stands for the polar opposite of what he does, even in the face of logic and reason.

Psychology experts Dan Korem and Bob Hamp joined Glenn Wednesday night on TV and the guys discussed what they'd learned on radio Thursday.

Yeah, But...

The first half of the equation of why someone might support Donald Trump makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a fear of increasing terrorism, a failed banking system in 2008 or the loss of a job, many Americans are feeling the pain of the Obama years in one way or another.

Pat in Ohio was no exception. He lost everything in the crash of 2008 and that’s where he was coming from.

"He was terrified," Glenn said. "And he was so beaten down, and he was, you know, 'I lost everything in the crash of 2008. I'm afraid. This guy is going to take care of us.' Then we went through all the things that he strongly disagrees with Donald Trump on and he kept saying, 'Yeah, but.'"

What is it that can make us so blind to logic that we shrug and say, "Yeah, but?"

The Door of Disconnect

When pushed into a place of pain or fear, people tend to act emotionally rather than rationally --- and that’s where the disconnect happens.

"The door of disconnect is the door between left brain and right brain," Glenn said. "Your reason is leading you to a place of such fear that you close a door and you say, 'I'm not going there.' And you find somebody that is talking to your passion and saying to you, 'I will take care of you.' And you put all of your support there."

The fascinating thing is how this leads some people to defend people or ideas they would otherwise have no part of.

Defending the Indefensible

We have all been there, whether we are trying to talk sense into someone or on defense. You might even know you are wrong --- but in the moment, it doesn’t matter. For some reason, you shut down and do what feels safe.

"You bar that door of intellectual facts and intellectual arguments and you say, 'I'm not going there. This guy is going to save us. You're wrong.' And you attack the person who is trying to come to you with facts," Glenn said. "So there's no way to win with facts. There's no way to break that door down."

Common Sense Bottom Line

This is all well and good, but what now? We have diagnosed the problem, but is there a way to change the dynamic?

Asking the right questions is a step in the right direction, and now that Glenn is onto the scent, you had better believe the quest will only intensify.

"I have absolutely no idea, but we better figure it out really soon," Glenn said.

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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