Thursday, August 27, 2009

Glenn Beck's descent into madness quickens

There you have it. Glenn Beck can't tell the difference between the Peace Corps and Nazi SS and Brownshirts. See here for my previous post on Beck's deranged belief that President Obama's call for using groups like the Peace Corps and Americorps to serve our foreign policy goals rather than just bombing countries with our military means Obama is creating a secret, shadow fascist army to overthrow American democracy and install some sort of 1984ish government.

I have pretty low expectations of Fox News, but I still find it unbelievable that the executives and other employees aren't embarassed to be associated with this lunacy. Nevermind the fact that Beck's fear-mongering is helping to unleash violent, undemocratic passions.


Sheldon said...

"I have pretty low expectations of Fox News, but I still find it unbelievable that the executives and other employees aren't embarassed to be associated with this lunacy."

Well you know what they could say,

"Oh, well, don't take Beck to seriously, its just entertainment."

Left-wing Wacko said...

Hey HG,
You have been doing an excellent job posting on the insanity of Glenn Beck.

You know, he has really been irresponsible in red baiting this guy Van Jones, who yes, was at one time more on the radical left, but who is now a total mainstreamed liberal advocate of "green capitalism"

Here is a quote from his book from wikipedia.

By the late 1990s, Jones began promoting capitalism as he transformed into an environmentally friendly capitalist. He emerged as one of the foremost champions of green business, entrepreneurship and market-based solutions. In his 2008 best seller The Green Collar Economy, Jones contended that invention and investment will take us out of a pollution-based grey economy and into a healthy new green economy.[19] Jones wrote:

[W]e are entering an era during which our very survival will demand invention and innovation on a scale never before seen in the history of human civilization. Only the business community has the requisite skills, experience, and capital to meet that need. On that score, neither government nor the nonprofit and voluntary sectors can compete, not even remotely.

So in the end, our success and survival as a species are largely and directly tied to the new eco-entrepreneurs — and the success and survival of their enterprises. Since almost all of the needed eco-technologies are likely to come from the private sector, civic leaders and voters should do all that can be done to help green business leaders succeed. That means, in large part, electing leaders who will pass bills to aid them. We cannot realistically proceed without a strong alliance between the best of the business world —and everyone else.

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Unknown said...

Beck's questions are logical as well as legitimate. Peace Corps my ass.
Is it fear mongering to ask of the Government. Hey why do you want a (as the President said,) "private group as powerful, strong, and well funded as the military to be able to achieve our current national security objectives?" How is THAT question fear-mongering, or illogical? Who's the fear-monger here? The ones that say we need more protection? Oh that's what the Peace Corps are there for! Also, in the second video Glenn Beck is saying the other guy is comparing Obama's civilian force to the S.S. and Beck even says "I think Americans would have a hard time believing that." He even says "You are making the comparison." Beck didn't say, Oh it's just like the S.S.! Quit taking things out of context to fuel your illogical smear-campaigns