Virtual Reality, Hate Speech and One 'Shocking' Experiment

We've all experienced Facebook hate or read the comments section on an article online, but have you heard of the Milgram experiment? Glenn shared his theory on how the two are connected and what this means for our society on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday.

Glenn explained what the Milgram experiment was, for those who might be unaware.

"It happened at Yale," Glenn said. "It came from a guy who was Jewish who was trying to understand, how did you get the Nazi guards to do those things in Germany? And he expected to find that Germans would be different than Americans."

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The experiment consisted of two parties who agreed to have one ask questions to the other, administering electric shocks for each question answered incorrectly. What the participant doesn't realize is that the one receiving the shocks is actually an actor and the shocks aren't real.

"They don't know what the experiment is about. They just know they have to administer the shocks. So every time you get one wrong, you have to give more juice to the person," Glenn explained. "And it's marked at a certain point, these are fatal shocks."

The experiment showed people administering the shocks would keep on going when told to by an authority figure with a lab coat and clipboard.

"By the time he gets close to fatal, you hear him in the other room. 'Oh, yeah. Hey, I want out. This is getting too much.' And the guy will look back to the guy in the white coat. And he says, 'look, he's in trouble. I don't feel comfortable with this anymore,'" Glenn said.

The authority figure tells them to keep pushing because they agreed to it and can't stop. After a little back and forth the person begrudgingly continues. As soon as they start giving the fatal dosage of electricity, you actually heard the guy in the other room going begging to stop and asking for help. And then he didn't say anything.

Here's the kicker:

"Everyone did it, except for two people," Glenn said.

Dr. Milgram was destroyed by the medical community because nobody wanted to hear this "shocking" study. But what they found was, if you don't see the person and you have somebody in authority saying, "It's okay. Just keep doing it," you'll administer lethal shocks.

Fascinating and slightly disturbing, but where does Facebook come in?

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"I contend, if you read Facebook, you read anything, you read any comment section right now, we are living the Milgram experiment. We are living in a time when people will say, 'It's okay. It's okay. You can do that,'" Glenn said.

He went on to describe how the approval to behave this way is coming from the top down, emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

"Barack Obama was the first to say, 'and you're walking around with your little teabags.' That was the beginning of the Milgram experiment. Somebody in authority was saying, 'It's okay to bash them,'" Glenn said. "Now, Hillary Clinton is doing the same thing. 'It's okay to bash them.' Donald Trump, 'Get 'em.'"

So there are people in authority telling us it's okay to do, and we're not seeing the people because we're living in a virtual reality. We're having conversations with people we can't see. So there's no real ramification. And society is giving us an okay to do it.

"And what's happening? The good people are either starting to bash back and become part of it, or they're retreating and saying, 'I can't read that anymore. I just --- turn it off,'" Glenn said. "And so it's going to become just this bastion of hatred. And it's a river of slime."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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