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Glenn: Bonhoeffer’s Warning About Stupidity Applies Today

“Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice,” pastor and dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote not long before he was hanged in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.

Friday on radio, Glenn read Bonhoeffer's timeless words, taken from his letter about the dangers of stupidity.

“One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force,” Bonhoeffer wrote. “Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless.”

Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor, was part of the resistance against Nazi Germany, and his words about the insidious risk of ignorance ring true today. The German people didn’t want to hear the facts, and when they did, they chose not to believe them.

“If you challenged them, they became angry . . . does any of that sound familiar?” Glenn asked.

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The Singularity? Elon Musk unveils plans to merge human brains with AI

Yesterday, while the rest of America obsessed over President Trump's tweets, Elon Musk announced plans to merge humans with computers using thread-like polymer electrodes implanted directly into the human brain. Musk said that Neuralink, his brain-AI interface startup, will allow humans to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" as early as next year. Watch this clip to get more details.

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Tim Ballard: 12-year-old former ISIS captive needs your help

Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and the Nazarene Fund, Tim Ballard, joined the Glenn Beck Program to give us an update on 12-year old Zeinal, an ISIS captive for almost five years. Zeinal was rescued by the Nazarene Fund last March after being seriously injured by mortar shrapnel and left for dead in Baghuz, Syria. Watch the video to hear Tim's update.