Glenn Beck may have been anti-Black Lives Matter, but late last week the notably conservative radio and online host has changed his tune. During the annual RedState Gathering last Friday, Beck made a few astonishing revelations to his fellow conservatives, including his announcement that he would not support a Donald Trump presidency.
But what may have been even more surprising was Beck’s sudden encouragement of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Washington Post reported.
Beck has been a constant advocate against BLM, citing the organization and its leaders as racist and exclusionary. He has used his platform to promote the All Lives Matter campaign and even lead a related march in Birmingham, Alabama.
However, he has since had a change of heart towards the BLM movement and recently shared his new understanding of the organization with his fellow conservatives by using a rather interesting pie-sharing analogy.
"All of us are sitting around a table, and we're all friends," he said. "It's time for dessert, and everybody gets pie except for me and you. And you say, 'I didn't get any pie.' Everybody at the table looks at you and says 'I know. All pie matters.' You say, 'but I don't have any pie! What about my pie?'"
Over the weekend, Beck was quoted using the same pie metaphor to help conservatives realize that white Americans did not understand what black Americans were trying to explain regarding police brutality through BLM.
Although he said he’d never wholeheartedly agree with the “communists and anti-capitalist”-like “leaders” of BLM, he did note that the many people standing up for the organization’s beliefs were not necessarily like them
“We’re all speaking different languages, and we need to talk to each other,” he said.
During an interview with NPR, he continued his support of BLM’s vision.
“I don't agree with the Black Lives Matter organizers. They are stated as anti-capitalists. And it's much more than just the police to them. It's about changing society entirely. But I can relate to them and understand them on many different fronts. And we need to start listening to each other and getting out of our own little labeled bubbles,” he explained.