Glenn Beck on Tuesday warned that the violence and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri is "just the beginning of what will happen to our cities if we don't change course."
"The world is so screwed up," Beck said on his radio program. "You don't know what up is and down is. You have no idea what good and bad, right and wrong is."
Beck said he was watching the coverage of Ferguson after a grand jury ruled that Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, won't face criminal charges. He said people were setting things on fire, and a Fox News cameraman was attacked.
"You worry and you start to think ... is this when they're starting to pull reporters out of their seats in the newsrooms? Is this the beginning of that?" Beck asked. "I'm telling you now, the rebels and the revolutionaries that want to be on the streets, they don't look at you [in the press] as an ally or as a friend. That's why they're pulling your cameras down. This is the very beginning of what will happen to the press."
Beck said America must do what President Abraham Lincoln did right after the Gettysburg Address, and "turn our faces to God at Thanksgiving."
"It turned the war," Beck said. "We were losing everything up to that point, but it turned the world. Because he said, 'We need to humble ourselves.' Are we not a nation that needs to be humbled? My gosh, I don't even know what we stand for anymore, except for money and power and greed and corruption. That's not the America I know or love."
Beck scolded the protesters for bringing chaos to the streets of Ferguson, saying: "Let me ask you, besides the Brown family, how have you been affected exactly? How have the Palestinian activists been affected in Ferguson? How have the communists -- how has Occupy Wall Street personally been affected?"
Beck said the "biggest problem with our nation right now" is that the political parties have figured out that if they continue to divide the American people, they can remain in power.
Beck said the radicals and revolutionaries thrive in such an environment, and they are "trying to ignite an American spring."
"That's all they're trying to do," Beck said. "'If we can get the American people to riot, if we can just get them to stop being who the American people truly are...' Don't you see? Everything about what they're trying to do to us is to rip us away from the good, peaceful, charitable, kind people we truly are. That's not how we always are, but historically, America always rights itself. It always leans back towards decency, courage, and kindness and charity. We always right ourselves."
Beck asked Americans to "look at our history and see who we truly are."
"Don't see just the mistakes. See the good things," Beck pleaded. "All they're trying to do is separate us from the good things. This is a prime example early on of why we must reconnect with God. We must reconnect with ourselves. We must reconnect with history."
You can hear part of Beck's reaction, below:
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