David Horowitz: How Progressives Destroy Cities, Families and the Poor

David Horowitz, author of the new book Progressive Racism, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to discuss the book and his firsthand knowledge of the civil rights movement and communism. His parents were literal communists, and he was part of the 1960s underground counter culture. In the early 1970s, he became aware of the evils of communism, socialism and progressivism and has been ringing the alarm bell ever since.

"[David] just woke up about 1973 and said, 'Holy cow, this is all a lie.' So he's been studying what socialism and communism do to American cities. He has facts at his fingertips that will blow your mind," Glenn said.

Glenn first asked about the idea of getting great conservative minds together to plan long-term for restoring the Republic.

"I want to talk to you about the Tides Foundation and how they built that. I really, truly believe the right must do that. We have to start getting together people of principles and chart a 100-year plan."

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While on board with the idea, Horowitz had an interesting take on the notion.

"Unfortunately, getting conservatives together is like herding cats," Horowitz replied. "Conservatives are individualists. They don't believe they're changing the world. They're just trying to preserve . . . where we steward some of the good things. So it's very difficult."

Changing gears, the two delved into progressive policies and how destructive they are.

"We've been doing a series on the War On Poverty this week," Glenn said. "I just really wanted to hear some of the things that you've told me in the past and the things that you have in Progressive Racism that show the American people how devastating the loving progressive socialists really are to our cities and our people."

Horowitz, who has studied the effects of socialism and progressivism for decades, had plenty to say.

Well, the first thing is that progressives don't care at all about black people or poor people or minorities. But they use them as symbols to bash America. It's part of their agenda to overthrow our system and establish their socialist police state.

What people need to focus on in the first place is that every inner city in America, every killing field --- Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Washington, DC --- every one of them is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party and have been for 50 to 100 years. Everything that's wrong with the inner cities in America, everything that oppresses poor, white, black and Hispanic people mainly --- beginning with the schools that fail these kids, they fail to teach them year in and year out because they're run for the adults and the teacher unions, which are slush funds for the Democratic Party --- every one of those things is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party.

Horowitz noted Detroit as a specific example, which was the richest per capita city in America in 1961. That's the year they elected a Democrat mayor.

Over the years, the Democrats, the progressives do what they do --- their anti-business policies, anti-white policies. They had racists running it. They had a mayor who was a mayor of the Communist Party, Cohen Young, for 20 years. Detroit finally went bankrupt --- $14 billion in debt or something like that. Two-thirds of the population has fled. It looks like a bombed-out city, just utterly destroyed, because it was 100 percent control by the Democratic Party from the '60s on.

It's not old-style Democrats or classic liberals that are the problem. It's progressives.

"The problem and the real disease, in both parties, is the progressive liberal --- the progressive Democrat, the progressive Republican. Because those are the ones that really come in and they believe that massive government is the answer, way beyond what we used to think," Glenn said. "Massive, total control, authoritarian government is the goal of the progressives."

Horowitz agreed.

"How are they going to redeem the world? Through government, and they use the state. Of course, they have to control every aspect of your life since they're remaking everything. And they see us, those who resist their program --- they look on themselves as the army of the saints --- and they look on the rest of us as the party of Satan," Horowitz said. "They're totalitarians, is what they are."

David Horowitz's new book, Progressive Racism, is available in bookstores everywhere. The book dissects the tragic transformation of the civil rights movement from a cause opposing racism into a movement endorsing race preferences and privileges for select groups based on their skin color.

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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."

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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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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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