Glenn Beck Institute For Fear and Paranoia

20 Nov

Recently, Glenn Beck created a three part series giving George Soros the Jud Süß treatment. Spending hours of broadcast time to paint Soros as “The Puppet Master” of an evil cabal of liberals who intend to overthrow America. Yes, seriously.

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Connecting Soros with shadowy networks, painting him as the architect of non-violent revolutions resulting in the overthrow of national leaders, the king of a mass media empire who intends to destroy America from the inside.

In six years of writing on this website, which includes over three thousand articles, I have never used any sort of reference to Nazism. I find such allusions to be overused and overwrought. Today, that streak ends.  Mr. Beck and his boss Roger Ailes seem to have an affinity for throwing around Nazi allegations and the time Beck spent this week creating a piece of work on Soros was eerily reminiscent of an old Nazi propaganda piece which painted Jews in much the same way.  Here are some choice quotes:

  • Soros seeks a world free of nationalities. It is a global replacement for our republic, for all the work our Founders did, that’s old news. We must progress past it. We must have a new world order. It is a replacement for the republic.
  • Remember, he believes America is a repressive regime. He is turning lives and countries upside down and inside out, and he loves it.  He has to feed the addiction. So, he decides to go after the biggest market yet, America.
  • The puppet master is putting on a show. We’ve been an unwitting audience.  Now, the curtains are being lifted. We’re exposing the extent of his reach.
  • If you thought $5 or $4 a gallon gas is painful, wait until Soros devalues your dollar even more. Forget driving. How about eating?
  • He will gain profit and power — and you will lose both. He’s playing god, which is fine by him because he’s an atheist.
  • So, not only does he want to bring America to her knees, financially, he wants to reap obscene profits off us as well.

Beck’s constant purposeful stupidity and his twisting of historical fact to suit his own narrative reminds me of an old proverb, “The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others”. The masses who consume this nonsense from Beck trust that this former morning zoo radio host is coming from a place of sincerity and honesty. And, damn, he knows how to sell it.   Chalkboards, puppet shows, visual graphics, accusations, shadowy associations, talk of the new world order…he’s just asking questions, don’t you know!?!?

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He sells like a traveling faith healer/huckster in tent revival sessions for the American spirit. The fact that his audience laps it up is inherently troubling for our republic. Has a man of such willful ignorance who routinely engages in purposeful manipulation of fact ever had as big a soapbox as Beck does?

How does a reasonable person deal with a nutjob like Beck who has a broadcast platform that reaches millions?  Well, if you’re Keith Olbermann, you scold Mr. Beck.

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Effective?  Not really.

If you’re Jon Stewart, you absolutely destroy Beck with a stomach punch parody of Beck’s propaganda piece and turn the tables on him.

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Part 2:

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Effective?  Absolutely.

I don’t fear Glenn Beck, but I do fear the millions of brainless automatons who consume his chalkboard scribblings, study his alternative version of American History at the Glenn Beck Institute and then go vote.  Jon Stewart may be an effective counter to Beck, but sanity still needs to be restored.

4 Responses to “Glenn Beck Institute For Fear and Paranoia”

  1. Alan Bedenko November 20, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Shorter Chris Smith: The Glenn Beck show has become the retards’ Der Stürmer.

  2. JSmith November 20, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Of course, the worst thing about George Soros is that he owns Dinosaur Bar-B-Que! All this time, I thought I was supporting a local Syracuse business. (*sob*)

  3. Brian November 20, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    As a liberal-radical determined to overthrow in the next election the government of the U.S., can I look forward to the Glenn Beck treatment? Complete with weeping? What is with these bawling Repubs, anyway. Man up!!

    ‘Course the Mormon have a “testifyin'” thing they do that kinda requires weepin’, but to tell you the truth, I’m more interested in Beck’s magic undies (in a scholarly way, of course).

  4. BobbyCat November 21, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Who is combating the Beck nonsense/propaganda on the networks? No one.

    When Prava tooks its marching orders from the KGB and disseminated its propaganda , the United States countered with Radio Free Europe and other media to blunt the Soviet lies. Today Fox News is widely disseminating lies via Beck and others, yet no one in the legit media is speaking up for the truth and calling out their lies.

    Jon Stewart is not enough.

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