Glenn Beck blows it

Okay.  Glenn Beck.  The Man of the Hour.  Mr. “Key to the City.”  Good for ratings, his curious foray into conspiratorializing.  And it has come to that point where the blogs — Huffington Post on down– as well Keith Olbermann can snatch out a few minutes of his program on a daily basis for their own amusement.

We laughed when he left out a letter in spelling “Oligarchy”.  We scratched our head as he expounded on the art at Rockefeller Center — can you spot Lenin and Marx?  (A bit more here.)   And, yes did you catch that — he admitted it!

All very good and well.  But I’m stuck on the Czar Quote thing.  This just doesn’t strike me like good propaganda.  It’s like revealing the horror of Naziism by playing “Springtime for Hitler”, or showing Hogan’s Heroes programs.    (Or… this?)

Actually I want to test this.  Take the video again.  Czar Quote thing.  Now, watch the video, but have — instead of your Van Jones and whatnot, play the clip and put in some quotes from Hitler and Goebbels.

“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.”

“The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.”

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”.

Robotic voices make anything, including the most sinister, funny and non-threatening.  Including John D. Rockefellar.

One Response to “Glenn Beck blows it”

  1. Tom Degan Says:

    Not since Joe McCarthy shuffled off this mortal coil in 1957 has anyone made a career by accusing people of being communists. Glenn Beck has resurrected the practice. Not only has he found a cabal of secret communists, he has uncovered an entire communist corporation chock full of commies. The name of this company, you may ask?


    You heard me right, boys and girls. The network that gave us Uncle Miltie and Ma Perkins has apparently been secretly sending subliminal messages endorsing Marxist doctrine since it was formed in 1926. This would make perfect sense to me. Every time I watched the Rockford Files I had an unexplainable desire to read Das Kapital. But seriously, folks. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, red baiting not only seems silly, it’s also kind of nuts. It’s not-at-all surprising that an organization would give this idiot a forum (after all, he’s on FOX Noise). What’s really stunning is the fact that his ratings are relatively high and that so many Americans take his word as gospel.

    All kidding aside, half-witted ideologues are a dime a dozen. What separates Glenn Beck from his peers is the fact that he is doing some serious damage to the country he professes to love so much. For all of the comparisons to the Nazis he likes to make with regard to Liberals, Beck’s program has much in common with Adolf Hitler’s 1923 screed, Mein Kampf. Eighty-six years ago, Hitler attempted to arouse the anger of his fellow Germans by spouting half truths and utter nonsense – exactly what Glenn Beck is doing in 2009. So much of the insane dialogue that has been spewed forth at these Town Hall meetings across the country in recent weeks might have been lifted straight from a transcript of any of Beck’s programs.

    Beck and his twisted ilk have done the seemingly impossible. They have deflected the blame for America’s current economic distress toward Barack Obama. An incredible feat when you take into consideration the fact that the President is one of the few people in government today whose guilt in the matter is almost nil. They have also let loose with a vengeance the very worst angels of the American nature. Opening this Pandora’s box was relatively easy. Closing it might prove to be a bit of a problem.

    Deep in their hearts
    They do believe
    That they shall undermine someday….

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

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