Goat-Fucking Scumbag Liar; In My View One Notch Above
A Child Molester, Preaches To America?
Little Glenn Beck, nine years old, is an ultimately stupid man -- and, much like Sarah Palin, only interested in riding the wave of garbage that is the Right in America because there's money in it for them.
Just as an example, it was announced this past week that Little Sarah, Plain 'n Tall, will soon have a nature program broadcast (unbelievably) on The Learning Channel: Sarah Palin's Alaska, where she will slip her political message into scenes of Alaska's scenic beauty. And there will be shots of her doing mom stuff at home with her hubby, Megalon, and son, Yogg-Sogoth. And, yes; TLC will allow her to put in little tidbits of her political philosophy!
For all of these antics she will, of course, be paid. Senator Snowe of Maine dryly observed earlier this week that Palin seemed less interested in politics, or running for President in 2012, than in making as much money from her notoriety as possible.
American history has been full of hucksters selling something to the public, claiming to be sincere in whatever they're peddling, but truly are only in it for celebrity and attention, for power over other people, and whatever money they can get their hands on. They're opportunistic, cynical, liars for profit.
Human beings hunger for Hope, for Truth, and for Peace. The Hucksters promise those things by claiming they can be found only if an enemy weren't preventing all of us from enjoying that wonderful future the Hucksters can create. And, that enemy will have to be conquered, dominated, and in some cases, destroyed, before the wonderful new world can be made.
The Hucksters pander to the worst of human emotions because manipulating fear and anger are simpler, a more direct route to their real goals. It's much harder work to convince people to treat each other well, that justice does not come from aggression or the barrel of a gun, but in empathetic responses to the experience of others.
Fr. Charles Coughlin; Drawing By Ben Shahn (1940)
But that's not the real goal of the Hucksters, and America's social and political landscape is littered with them: Father Charles Coughlin; the founders and leaders of the 'Liberty League' in the mid 1930's; 'Tail Gunner' Joseph McCarthy; George Lincoln Rockwell; The Robertsons and Fallwells and Dobsons; the Werner Erhardts and Ma Sheelas and Satguru franchises; the Fat Karls and Lard Boys and Little Mikey Wieners. At the very far end of that same scale you end up with a Jim Jones, or James Koresh, or white power militias dreaming of a great cleansing.
You end up with mass suicides; you end up with the Oklahoma City bombing. You end up with a culture desensitized to what was once considered socially-unacceptable expressions of violent, fringe opinion and behavior.
Copy Of Letter From President Harry S. Truman To Senator Joseph
McCarthy, 1947 (U.S. National Archives; Harry S. Truman Library)
Little Glenn Beck is part of a unique set of individuals who have risen along with the consolidation of radio, cable and teevee media at the turn of the new century -- little demagogues, who have become known only through the backing of cynical media oligarchs, themselves deeply conservative, with immense technical and financial resources.
Fox broadcasting pushes lies, twenty-four hours a day. An analysis of its reported "news" and opinions masquerading as 'fact' supports that, and the common understanding on the street is that "Fair and Balanced" has always been a lie and that Little Rupert's media empire is just a shill for the Right.
Briefly put, Beck's drivel increases Fox's market share by catering to viewers that are both Rightists and evangelical christians. It makes money for News Corp., and increases the personal wealth and power of Little Rupert Murdoch, five years old (I've talked about this before).
Little Glenn Beck, World's Smartest Human, Tells Us About
This past week, Beck went from spewing alleged Xtian-fueled idiocy to anti-semitism. In a series of three programs, Beck attacked George Soros, a financial investor, the world's 35th richest person (per Forbes magazine, which cares about these things), philanthropist for a multitude of progressive causes , and is also Jewish and a Holocaust survivor.
Glenny doesn't like Soros' politics. He hates all Liberals, but particularly those with money. But rather than criticize Soros for his financial theories and political positions, Beck went after him... for being Jewish. And this isn't the first time he's done something like this.
Soros was thirteen in 1944. Though the Hungarian government had restricted the social and economic activities of Jews, it had resisted the kind of extreme treatment of Jews demanded by the nazis. Fed up with what they saw as intransigence and being played with, the SS sent the commander of its 'Race and Resettlement' section, Adolf Eichmann, to Hungary with orders to liquidate the Jewish population.
Beginning in the spring of 1944, deportations of nearly 400,000 people began from the Budapest Ghetto directly to Auschwitz; it was at this same time that Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg intervened personally with Eichmann to save approximately 20,000 persons from deportation (Eichmann, tracked down after the war by Israeli intelligence, was hanged in Jerusalem; Wallenberg, arrested in 1945 by the Soviets for no other reason than that they wanted to, died in the Gulag).
People In The Budapest Ghetto Being Marched To Train Station
By The SS; Summer, 1944; Watched By Happy, Smiling Hungarians
(Photo: Unbelievably, From Budapest Vacation Service)
Soros was employed as a runner for Budapest's Jewish Council, which had been established during the Nazi occupation of Hungary to carry out Nazi and Hungarian government anti-Jewish measures. Soros later described in an interview that
The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices. I was told to go to the Jewish Council. And there I was given these small slips of paper...[which] said, 'Report to the Rabbinical seminary at 9:00 AM'.... And I was given this list of names. I took this piece of paper to my father. He instantly recognized it. This was a list of Hungarian Jewish lawyers. He said, "You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported."
Soros escaped being sent to Auschwitz when a Christian, an employee of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, took him into his home and claimed Soros was his godson. In 1945, still in hiding, 15-year-old Soros survived the Battle of Budapest, in which Soviet and German forces fought house-to-house through the city (remember the film, "The Piano Player"?).
However, as reported by the New York Times, in his Fox program this past Tuesday (and watched by approximately 2.8 million people, according to Fox), Beck characterized Soros' experience as
During the Holocaust, the 14-year-old Mr. Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off.
This is a direct quote. Beck is saying that Soros personally confiscated the property of people selected to be deported to a death camp, and was personally responsible for "then ship[ping] them off."
It's very clear he is referring to Soros, not someone else, not some other power or authority. He doesn't say, 'Soros delivered orders to the Jews, whose belongings were later confiscated by the nazis when they reported for deportation'.
After implying Soros was complicit in assisting nazis in murdering the Jews of Budapest, Beck uses a well-worn rhetorical trick to say that others might criticize Soros -- but not Little Glenn; oh, no. He makes no judgments. He even invokes -- well, someone's god -- to help distance himself from the accusations he's just made.
I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m not making a judgment. That’s between him and God.... Many people would call Mr. Soros an anti-Semite, though I will not.
Knowing he would be criticized, yesterday Beck defended his comments by adding that he is "probably more supportive of Israel and the Jews than George Soros is".
I think the most popular is going to be - if I had to guess, their attack is going to be that I'm anti-Semite, which does not even make any sense. First of all, no one is a bigger defender of Jews and Israel than me. Name them on television.
I'll tell you what - George, you and I will walk down the streets of Israel together. Let's go to Jerusalem - you and me. Let's see which one of us is more popular.
Beck knew precisely what he was saying, and whom he was saying it to. His defense of his repulsive commentary is that anti-semitism and support of Israel are mutually exclusive: Hey; I love Israel; how could I be an anti-semite? Just because I said George Soros, survivor of the Holocaust, was helping the nazis kill his own and picked up a little contraband in the process?
Obligatory Photo Of Boy And Kleine Ente In Middle Of Blog Rant
There is a sad link between the most vocal, powerful American media conservatives and evangelicals, and organizations like the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. The basis for it is (no matter how you feel about the actions of the Israeli government), without American support the nation of Israel would likely be wiped off the map by an Arab coalition (not like they haven't tried, already), and a large part of the Jews of the Middle east slaughtered. I wish it weren't true (its led to some horrific excesses on the part of some Israeli governments), but I happen to agree with that assessment.
So, even if someone like Beck, or Rush Limbaugh, makes a blatantly anti-semitic remark, the ADL is likely not to do more than say they were ill-considered.
(And, and I hate being a Dog with a nose this good, Abraham Foxman, head of the ADL, today said that Beck's support for Israel is recognized and appreciated, but that "some" of his comments were "insensitive".)
Watching Beck's three-day broadcast, his message was that evil, Liberal Soros (a Jew; hey! In case no one noticed!) was The Puppetmaster, attempting to destabilize the American economy. Beck even laid out a five-point plan he claims the man is following (which sounded like it was lifted from The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion to me), because he's a financial entrepreneur and trader, believes in a one-world government just like that guy who thinks he's President.
I kept waiting for the part where he talked about Soros' horns, and how he ritually drinks the blood of Xtian babies, then trying to destroy a great Xtian nation like America with socialism and banning of non-Kosher foods and polluting our gene pool by having sex with 'White girls'.
It couldn't be clearer. And the number of people who routinely accept the 'Jewish Conspiracy Runs The World' meme -- people who are part of the 2.8 million watching his show -- is absolutely chilling.
(I remember being told by a manager of mine, casually at work, that there was a conspiracy of Jews to 'run things'. Even better was the girl I once dated -- an incredibly beautiful blonde; some of the best sex I've ever had -- who, as we walked down a crowded street, said apropos of nothing, "Well, you know my dad says,'Hitler didn't finish the job'." I stopped in shock while she walked on, evaded her in the crowd, went home, and never returned her telephone calls).
Fox (aber natürlich) absolutely stood by Little Glenn's remarks. Joel Cheatwood, a senior vice president at Fox 'News', said "The information regarding Mr. Soros’s experiences growing up were taken directly from his writings and from interviews given by him to the media, and no negative opinion was offered as to his actions as a child.” More lies, more half-truths.
Let me be clear: Glen Beck -- Fuck You. You are a despicable, goat-fucking liar. You are congenitally incapable of telling the truth. You make a portion of your income ($30 Million, last year) from an organization run by a man who, I have to assume, agrees with Beck, too. Which makes Little Rupert a liar, an anti-Semite, and a useless, gutless scumbag, whose grandfather (a journalist, and a real man) would have been deeply ashamed of his grandson's pride at lying to make a profit. Beck should be fired, and Little Rupert should be diagnosed, finally, with Alzheimer's.
This is what the 'Culture War' the Right started has come to. It reminds me of a quote from Robert F. Kennedy about Lyndon Johnson, which I'll adjust slightly here: They Lie. They lie all the time. They lie when they don't even have to lie.
I'm disgusted with what my country has become.