Glenn Beck: The Dark Tide


The Dark Tide


by Andrew Gross

GLENN: I have to tell you that I spent all weekend -- in fact, bring Andrew on. This is Andrew Gross. He is the guy who has coauthored I don't know how many of James Patterson's number one best sellers but this is his second now book that is out just under his name alone, Andrew Gross, "The Dark Tide." Hi, Andrew, how are you?

GROSS: Good, how are you?

GLENN: I have to tell you that I read an awful lot and the week that we had you on last week, I had to read James Patterson's new book and so I had a producer read your book for me and then, you know, do all the homework for me.

GROSS: Glenn, I hate to tell you this, but the feed is really low. I'm having a hell of a time hearing you.

GLENN: That doesn't matter. What I'm saying is inconsequential anyway. But anyway, we'll try to fix that but if you can just try to listen a little -- use all your superpower hearing.

CALLER: Right.

GLENN: What happened was I felt horrible when I interviewed you because I hadn't read your book and so this weekend I read your book. I have to tell you I was up on Friday night until 4:30. I was up until 2:00 yesterday and 1:30 last night finishing the book. It is outrageous. It is really, really a great book. I just wanted to get you on and tell you that.

GROSS: That's great. Thanks for having me back.

GLENN: You know, when we talked originally, you know, you said it wasn't a September 11th book, it's not a terrorist book, and it only starts -- just tell the premise because I have to tell you, I got about three chapters into it and there was no way I was going to stop this book.

GROSS: That's cool. Well, "The Dark Tide" is really about two sort of tragic events that take place in and around Greenwich, Connecticut and one is sort of momentous that begins the book. It's a train bombing. It takes place in Grand Central Station and takes the live of Karen Friedman's husband who's a successful hedge fund trader. And the second one is a little more local. It's a hit-and-run accident that takes place on the same day in Greenwich and the head of detectives there, Ty Hauck, begins to, you know, feel a bit of a suspicious accident. And the book really which leads through money laundering and hedge fund losses and, of course, murder, international scams is really how these two crimes begin to converge together.

GLENN: But you know what? Here's what the best part is -- by the way, the name of the book is The Dark Tide. The best part of the book is it's a wife who doesn't know what's going on. Her husband supposedly dies in this bombing of the train. She doesn't know that, you know, that her husband did -- I think there were a couple of people in 9/11 that actually went, I can start my life over again.

GROSS: Well, I guess that's ultimately where I sort of got the original concept for how I wanted to write this book.

GLENN: So she is trying to figure it out. She has no idea the danger she's in and then there's a local cop, a detective that also, the whole time, Andrew, I have to tell you. I'm surprised that it ended the way it did because the whole time I thought to myself -- I don't want to give anything away at the end but just, the forces that you have in here are so powerful and I believe actually so real that this kind of stuff is really going on and here's two average people that are wading through it and I thought, how is this, how is this book going to be. I don't even know. What is it? 200 pages? How is this book going to be this long? They have got to be killed by Chapter 5.

GROSS: I managed to get through 430 pages of it. I actually wasn't a writer but a lot of people, you come to it from different points of life and I actually managed companies for 15 or 20 years and I knew through the Greenwich area and New York area a lot of people who sort of represented these large financial interests and, you know, one of my themes, I guess, is to sort of puncture the myth of how this is done. I sort of liked to see the mighty fallen and as you mentioned, he goes up against forces that are quite large against him and I sort of like that.

GLENN: It's great stuff. I want to touch base with you also because you wrote for Fusion this month. You did -- I don't even know what chapter we're up to in our Seven Days series where this character we had, he was -- his wife was kidnapped, taken hostage. He doesn't -- you know, he works for the White House, et cetera, et cetera. And what we did is we wrote one chapter and then we have another best selling author write the next chapter. And what happened -- and we didn't see it coming -- was these authors set the next author up in many cases and they're like, oh, yeah? You think you're so hot? Solve this one.

GROSS: Yeah, a little bit of author vindictiveness going on here.

GLENN: It's amazing. Because every chapter ends and you're like, oh, crap, how is the next author going to be able to tie that in? It's great. This is a great story line.

So I don't even know how many chapters we're into it but we're pretty deep, and you got the chapter where one of the characters has to water board.

GROSS: Yeah, lucky me, man, right? I was set up well on this.

GLENN: And is it true you didn't know how you felt or where you stood even on waterboarding until you had to do all your research on it?

GROSS: Well, you know, I practiced a little on my wife until I got the technique down.

GLENN: Sure, sure.

GROSS: Everything didn't go over particularly well but we didn't get anything on the Internet today. So we were able to sort of -- I was able to sort of watch firsthand a couple of things. And so what I really wanted to bring to that chapter because it's so horrifying to see this really being done and here you have a person who is your hero in this story is a little bit of a humanity and someone who, for larger forces, is participating in something that he knows is horrific but as he is watching it happen has to say to himself, no, as a man I can't do this. So, you know, in a strange way it actually turned out to be a good chapter I think from the point of view character in the book.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, you can read the seven days chapters online at GlennBeck.com in the Fusion section and you, of course, can get it mailed to you in Fusion every month or you can get it on the Internet in a PDF file but it's a fantastic series and it's all part of Fusion magazine and Andrew is our guest author in this month's chapter. But his book is called The Dark Tide. And Andrew, just fantastic. It provided a great weekend. I've been telling my wife about it all weekend and she is like, okay, all right, I'm going to read this book. And she never says that about any book I read. "I'm reading this book." So she is starting it tonight. So Andrew, thanks a lot.

GROSS: You bet. Never tired of hearing it. Appreciate it.

GLENN: Name of the book is The Dark Tide.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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