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TIMELINE: America is more polarized than ever – here’s why the political divide keeps getting wider

American society has never been as politically divided as it is right now, and the gap between Republicans and Democrats is still getting wider. When it comes to issues like taxes, healthcare, immigration, foreign policy, social justice, and more, each party keeps growing more ideologically homogeneous and less willing to even consider the opposing party's views.

Back in 1994, the division between Democrats and Republicans was far less extreme and individual ideologies had significant overlap.

The average Republican was 70 percent more conservative than the average Democrat. On the flip side, the average Democrat was 70 percent more liberal than the average Republican.

But by 2017, the number of “hard-core" Democrats and Republicans nearly doubled.

The average Republican is now more conservative than 94 percent of Democrats. The average Democrat today is more liberal than 92 percent of Republicans.

“We're not just drifting apart," said Glenn on today's show. “We are now moving to the extreme edge of each spectrum."

So, when did this all start … and why?

“We are now segregating ourselves into what Pew researchers called 'Ideological Silos.' Technology has played a huge role in this," explained Glenn. “Polarization wasn't that different between 1994 and 2004; something happened in '04 that began to take our society and splinter us apart rapidly."

“The ability to tailor the content that you want to consume created 'silos' where we only hear and see one side of an argument."

The Gulf War, the reelection of President George W. Bush, and Micheal Moore's “Fahrenheit 9/11" were some significant political talking-points in 2009 — but there was one thing in particular that changed the way we learn, talk and think about our personal political veiwpoints: the advent of social media.

  • February 2004 — Facebook
  • March, 2006 — Twitter
  • October, 2010 — Instagram
  • September 2011 — Snapchat

“The ability to tailor the content that you want to consume had created 'silos' where now we only hear and see one side of an argument," said Glenn.

Watch the video clip above to get Glenn's take on our society's political polarization over the past 20 years.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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CONTROL FREAKS: The Great Reset Overlords Who Will Ru(i)n Your Life

"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

Watch the full episode below:

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Dr. Ben Carson's Prescription to Heal America | Ep 98

To the Left, "unity" means "destroy everyone we disagree with." But Dr. Ben Carson has another message: "We are not each other's enemies." As the Biden administration insists America is systemically racist, Dr. Carson's life proves just how far we've come. Despite facing poverty as a child, he became a renowned neurosurgeon, a candidate for president, and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development — one of the only Cabinet members to survive all four years of the Trump administration.

He joins Glenn to review his time in the administration, including as part of the White House's coronavirus task force, and how he discovered "the swamp is deeper and wider than I expected." But above all, he urges Americans to take courage and stand for our freedoms — and previews his newest venture to do just that as founder and chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute: "What version of America do we want?"

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Unmasking the OTHER Deadly Pandemic: What's Killing Our Kids

There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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IBM's Role in Killing Jews & Lessons for Big Tech | Edwin Black | Ep 97

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril.

He also discusses Disney actress Gina Carano, fired for comparing conservative persecution to the Nazi treatment of the Jews. Our culture is being erased. Our ideals and values are being censored and mocked. Our history is being erased. With another human extermination on the horizon in China, Edwin challenges this with bravery.