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Glenn: Here’s why this clip from a 1940s film has gone viral following Charlottesville

Why are thousands of people retweeting a black-and-white clip from a 1940s U.S. War Department propaganda film?

A scene taken from “Don’t Be a Sucker” that a researcher clipped from the anti-fascism film’s 1947 rerelease has gone viral because it applies perfectly to today’s society.

In the clip, an older man explains to a younger man how fascism works. “I thought Nazis were crazy people, stupid fanatics,” he says, describing how he wrote off the Nazi movement as harmless because no one would listen to them. But fascism worked insidiously to divide Germany into factions and then take over.

“Somebody’s going to get something out of it, and it isn’t going to be you,” he sums up the Nazi movement.

On Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck described the scene as “absolutely 100 percent timeless in its truth.”

In a similar way, the alt-right, Antifa and other violent groups are working to divide Americans into factions so they can take over.

“They know they cannot defeat a united people, so you have to divide it,” Glenn said.

It’s up to us to reject fascist division wherever it comes from.

“We need to begin to reject that,” Glenn said. “We are dividing ourselves.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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