Friday, January 21, 2011

Glenn Beck 180

It seems the High Liar of Beckistan was all for violent rhetoric before he wasn't. For some odd reason he's been on a tear lately trying to re-write his vitriolic legacy. This Wednesday he appeared on the NBC's Today show to promote his new book and told host Meredith Vieira that "I was a very bad man." Was. Past tense. No longer. On his January 11 radio show he claimed that you'd have to go back to his nasty statement about Michael Moore in 2005 to find that old, neanderthal Glenn Beck.  But now it seems that as of June 9 this good-guy transformation hadn't happened yet.

Yeah boy, I'll bet that rant got everyone's blood flowing. Let's take down this grammatical dog's breakfast:
There are politicians like the Ayatollah Khomeini who will do revolution for power. And then there are people like this who are mad men. I never thought I'd say we better learn something from the Ayatollah Khomeini, but here it is.
The Iranian revolution wasn't about power, at least not to the faction that wound up in power. They wanted to create a conservative Islamic state. Let's see who he thinks is "Khomeini" and who who thinks are "madmen".
The media and the politician [sic] have all of this wrong. In every single walk of life — you want to know why TV doesn't reflect you? You want to know why Washington doesn't reflect you? Because they don't understand, from the radical revolutionaries to the Islamic extremists — and yes, DOJ, they do exist — to the Tea Party movements.
Did he just compare the Tea Partiers to Islamic militants? Oh, I get it. He's just saying that "the media and politician [sic]" don't understand extremists.
Just because you in Washington and you who are so out of touch with life in the media, just because you don't believe in anything doesn't mean nobody [sic] else does. We do. You know why you're confused by this show? It's because I believe in something. You don't.
I understand your show perfectly, Glenn. The fact that you "believe" in something doesn't necessarily make your point of view better. The Islamic extremists believe in something, too. Does that make them right? Does it make them better than the people you're castigating?
Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government.
Shoot him before he runs out of bullshit to say about the history of this country? Sounds good to me. Do us a favor and off yourself, Glenn.
I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.
You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning [sic], they may shoot you.
Now let's be very clear about this one. He did not say that Righties need to shoot the Lefties or vice versa. What he did say was that the dominant faction in Washington been infiltrated by extremists and that the Democrats/liberals need to "shoot them in the head".

All this is yet another classic example of projection. It's a technique used by people of the paranoid, inadequate, intimidated and outclassed stripe, most of whom turn to the Right for succor. What Beck has done is to take the fact that the Republican party and conservative politics in general have been take over by crazed Right-wing extremists and project that reality onto the Left. It's the Left that's filled up with loonies, not us! They're crazy, we're the sane ones! The key to dealing with people who believe this ass-backwards, doppelgänger logic—and their Pied Pipers who lead them around by the nose: Beck, Palin, Coulter et al—is to simply flip their arguments around 180° and you've got it right. Simple.
They are dangerous because they believe.
I could say the same thing about your followers, Glenn.
Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind [sic].
Holy bat turn, Batman. Flip that last sentence 180°. Projection—it works.

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