Glenn Beck Has A Scheme

Today was the big day for Glenn Beck’s “I Have A Scheme” rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech. The event was supposed to be non-political. Hopefully this means that former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who spoke at the event, is not really running to be president from 2013 until around 2014 or 5. Even beyond the cheap shot Palin took at Barack ObamaThink Progress presented additional reasons to question the non-political characterization of the event.

The speakers tended to confuse theocracy with heroism as they spoke of the later. I hope Bob Herbert is right that America is better than what we saw at this rally.

Many people, such as NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous, were offended by seeing Glenn Beck try to claim the civil rights movement for the right. Considering that Glenn Beck has previously said that those who take what he says as gospel are idiots, and that Beck’s philosophy is opposed to everything King stood for, it is easy to laugh this off. Do they really expect anyone to believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. would be writing claims on a chalk board that Barack Obama is a socialist and Muslim?

Ignoring the possibility that they could get away with this would be a mistake. The right wing, whose rhetoric is far different from their actual policies, has shown an amazing ability to claim liberal ideas as their own to try to make their agenda sound more acceptable.

The right wing, which already trampled upon the Constitution during the Bush years, now wishes to throw out even more parts, including the 14th Amendment. They have long spread a revisionist history denying the support of the Founding Fathers for separation of church and state. They claim to be defending the Constitution while promoting a version of the Constitution created in their heads which would shock the Founding Fathers.

The right wing claims to support liberty, while supporting increased suppression of civil liberties and an increased role for government in the private lives of individuals.

The right wing claims to support free markets when they actually use government to protect special interests. They claim that politicians such as Barack Obama who are working to try to rescue the free market from the damage they caused it are socialists.

They claim to support small government and fiscal responsibility while the size of government and deficit has grown under their rule.

If Republicans can get away with these claims, don’t be surprised if they also convince their supporters that they are also supporters of civil rights.

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    Diane says:

    Is it true that sarah palin will get her usual speaking fee for her speech?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Diane, I’ve read on conservative blogs that Palin didn’t receive her usual speaking fee. I have not seen any information on this at any reliable sources.

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    mbfromhb says:

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    Dennis says:

    Americans need to wake up the fact that Beck is simply another opinion pushing charlatan who is a product of mormon cult theology and he mixes this with his personal make up as a dry alcoholic. And for the record, he is a Mormon and not a Christian. As someone with a graduate degree in religion, I can say with all qualifications that Mormonism fits all parameters of a cult and has none of the parameters of a religion. A cult is any group (regardless of its size) that interprets the doctrines of a religion in an unorthodox fashion. The problem here is the fact the most Christians do not understand the difference and they easily fall for the lies of Mormon missionaries when they come to one’s door. On Beck’s radio show and Fox Network program he consistent demonstrates all the unstable behaviors of a dry alcoholic which include grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity, ADD and indecisiveness. Alongside that reality, Glenn Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, has no college degree, has no qualifications and he is definitely not a true conservative. But then, what can anyone expect from someone who can’t find anything filthier than their own personal reflection. Since people like Beck cannot survive on the basis of any personal merits, they survive by putting others down with lies and half truths in order to feel good about themselves. The truth about Beck is that he a dry mormon alcoholic who never got the counseling required for alcoholics. To further complicate things and confuse people, Beck flippantly throws around Christian terms like “God”, “Jesus”,”Holy Spirit” as well as voices of other so called “Spirit Powers” on his radio talk show. Beck is a mormon in active standing with the mormon church and is not a Christian. Mormonism teaches many gods, that the god of the earth was once a man who attained godhood status, there is no trinity, the cross of Christ means nothing and that Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. Because Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he is the perfect abortion poster child for Fox Network. The people who love what Beck says are no different than the impressionable sheep who loved every speech made by Adolph Hitler in his early years when he brought Germany into an era of economic prosperity These same sheep also blindly followed Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history. Beck and the Fox Network both cater to the same lowest common denominator of demagoguery. Beck would not know the first thing about God as he is a mormon. Someone should ask him which of the many mormon gods he kept talking about during his argument with himself on Saturday on the square in DC. Like a typical dry alcoholic, Beck even lied on national television when he spoke about holding a document signed by George Washington. That event never took Place. Unfortunately, people who love being led around by the nose do not realize that Beck is talking about a different god than that of Christianity, Judaism or Islam and that he has been a product of mormonism cultism from the day he started doing a radio talk show as an opinion pusher. You don’t have to have a degree in psychology to see that he exhibits all the signs of a dry alcoholic. The only reason this unstable impressionable idiot fell into mormonism was because the woman he wanted to have sex with would not do so unless they got first got married and from that point, they joined the mormon cult. Glenn Beck is as big a charlatan as Joseph Smith or that 5th grade graduate (Charles T Russell) who started the Jehovah’s Witness cult. This is Glenn Beck in a very accurate and concise nutshell. Considering the fact that Becks personal views are extreme Marxist Libertarian, his form of patriotism is false and he is a person who has no real substance or depth. It will not surprise many of us when Beck’s next big thing is to come out of the closet and announce his homosexuality to the nation. Simply put…he is just another predatory neocon who is pushing the buttons of very ignorant & impressionable people who love being told what to think and believe. We live in a period of history where it has become very socially acceptable to be stupid and follow extremist idiots like Glenn Beck, Adolph Hitler, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh. Chicanery and lies are their middle names.

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    Gerry says:

    I went to the 1963 March on Washington. When I saw the last summers “Restoring Honor” gathering abusing the memory of Martin Luther King I wrote the song “Bus Ride To Washington” You can view it by clicking on the url or following this address. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_slIO8CxDw

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